Everyone in my house is sick right now! Sore throats, headaches, body aches... I *so* do not need to catch this! My daughter, thankfully, is much better. She still has a little cough but feels fine. I am healthy so far but feeling a little paranoid, going around the house with Lysol wipes cleaning everything. I'm taking all the immune boosters I can think of and hoping I can stay healthy on this trip! At least I will be away from the germ-house full of sick teens for a couple of days. Being on steroids can lower the immune system so that's not in my favor, but hopefully I will get some relief from foot pain soon.
I am fairly bored with food now but I like it that way. I prefer not getting too excited about eating; I do like to make tasty dinners, but the rest of the time I am just mindlessly eating lots of eggs, turkey sausage, low fat cheese, salads, steamed veggies, protein bars, and shakes. I still find it kind of hard to keep my calories low enough; I get to the end of the day and have to limit my dinner calories or add lots of veggies in order to stay at 1200 or less. 1300 is easy. I can do 1300, but that's maintenance. I still weigh 221 as of this morning, and won't weigh again until after my trip. I also am taking a semi-break from counting calories while on my trip; I do keep a general tally in my head because I know the calories in a lot of things, but not everything. So three days of 'head counting' and when I get back I will return to accurate measuring and counting.
This morning I have a ton to do. After another round of sanitizing everything, I need to do one last load of wash, pack for myself and my daughter and my pup, prep the car, get gas, and run some errands. The gym has been a no go all week; I didn't do anything at home, either... no biking or lifting. I will go to the gym on Monday and get back to going 3x a week again. I need to keep the strength I have built, especially in my legs. Having stable knees and hips is essential for me to avoid pain and issues from arthritis.
I'll bring my laptop to the hotel and probably post a few times at night once my girl is asleep. We have a long drive ahead, so I better get packing!
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