Johanne's Journal, 14 January 2013

It's Monday,

and reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I'm still out here. I've just been totally off kilter for a long time. I'm amazed that, without journaling my food, I only gained a pound over the holidays. Eating incorrectly has had a real hit on my health, however. I've certainly not been doing well in that department.

I've decided to do the "Virgin Diet" food elimination test for 21 days. I know I can't have gluten or onions. I don't think I have anything else I have to avoid, but it wouldn't hurt to check. I won't start until I've used up the rest of the eggs and cheese in the fridge, so I'm looking at sometime next week. The rest of the foods are already out of the house.

I came down with the flu last Monday, even though I had the flu shot in Sept. I almost feel as if I might live today. I'm still sleeping a lot and getting as many fluids down as I can handle. I'm going especially heavy on chicken broth and ginger lemon tea. I'm not terribly hungry, so I figure the broth is a good idea. The ginger lemon tea seems to be keeping my stomach calm.

I'm sorry I've been so absent for the last few months. I hope my buddies will forgive me. I'm back and tracking my food, as of today. I hope you are all well, or, in the case of flu, getting well. HUGS!!! and toodles.

I'm thankful for:

Waking up.
Feeling like I might just live after all.
The wonderful pot of chicken soup that is cooling as I write.

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 January 2013:
1984 kcal Fat: 63.42g | Prot: 98.95g | Carb: 262.26g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Scrambled Egg, Diet Cranberry Juice, Smart Balance Omega, Truvia, Sugar in the Raw, Gluten Free Oatmeal, Coconut Milk. Lunch: Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh, Banana, Feta Cheese. Dinner: Uncle Ben's Brown Rice, Cut Green and Shelly Beans, Yoplait Light, Scrambled Eggs, Banana. Snacks/Other: Yoplait Light, Banana, Gluten Free Oatmeal, Smart Balance Omega. more...
2497 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 16 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Glad your back but sorry your dealing with the flu. Although you want to get back on track be sure to get your fluids and take care of yourself while your sick. You did better over the holidays than I did. Hang in there and as you feel better get back on the wagon. 
14 Jan 13 by member: Addie Aline
Welcome back..sweetie..have missed you..sure hope you get over the flu soon..they say its a very bad one going on now...Take care of you..:O) 
14 Jan 13 by member: BHA
So happy to see you back, Johanne! Hope you feel better soon, my friend. 
15 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
Hi Addie. I'm going to live, but I sure still feel pretty awful! :-) 
15 Jan 13 by member: Johanne
Bren, I've missed you too. I've had a weird sort of "off" couple of months. This flu has also kicked my A**. Love you Bud! 
15 Jan 13 by member: Johanne
Heather, I've missed you all. I've just been in a funk. I'm working on the "better" part. Thanks for sticking with me! Love!!! 
15 Jan 13 by member: Johanne
Bonnie, I hear you on the funk...been there myself. As for the flu, well, I am in the same boat! Get better, and lets make this "our" year! Love you my bonny sweet friend!! HUgs! 
15 Jan 13 by member: ctlss
I agree Stef. I know we can do it. We have. We know how. We just have to get back on plan. Love you too . . . very much! I'm so glad you're back too. We needed you!!! 
15 Jan 13 by member: Johanne
That flu! Thankfully I only had a mild case for a few days. It is great to hear you are around and kicking. Best wishes. 
16 Jan 13 by member: meonadiet
Hi Johanne, sometimes we need to step back for a while and give ourselves some space. Hope your flu symtoms improve soon. xxx 
16 Jan 13 by member: sazy
Just stopped by to check in on you. Hope you are finally feeling better after your bout with the flu. I am on the downhill side, but it sure is slow going. Know that I love you my friend! HUGS! 
21 Jan 13 by member: ctlss


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