I am sooo tired but wanted to come and post today (finally!) because it has been so long!
After I was sick for a day and then thought I was getting better, I got a *lot* worse. Still your basic head cold, but for a day there I thought it was turning into a sinus infection. One night I dreamed my car skidded off a bridge into a river and I was drowning, and I woke up choking because my nose was so stuffed up and I couldn't breathe. I got about 4 hours of sleep per night for 2 days in a row. In my misery, I did not have much appetite at all. I ate strawberries, some blueberries, Clementines, and whole scrambled eggs. I did not eat any Medifast meals. I drank a lot of water, some orange juice, and tea and coffee. I laid on the couch, took Sudafed and vitamins, and rested as much as I could.
Today I am feeling about 80% better. I went to a birthday party with my daughter, but didn't eat any of the cake or party food they had there. I have *really* slacked on the vegetables; I had some sauteed spinach here and there but not much. I had some walnuts, cashews, and almonds. Overall, my eating was just random. My plan is to try to start back on Medifast tomorrow morning and see how I feel. I have some cauliflower all prepped and I can make myself a batch of cauliflower "baked potato" soup for my dinner. I think I can tolerate that, even if my stomach isn't happy. I'll probably have some eggs for breakfast to make up the rest of my required Lean.
After my 1.5 mile walk last week, I felt fine... until evening. Then my feet were in agony! I was limping, even on medication. Lesson learned. That's too far. I did walk about a half mile yesterday, and that was fine with no bad effects, so I will stick with shorter distances for now. I want to re-start the biking again tomorrow, too... but I will take it slow, only 5-10 minutes every other day.
As for weighing, I'd posted last week that I am taking a break from both the scale and calorie/carb tracking. I am still sticking to that. My next planned weigh-in is March 1. I am just doing my thing and trusting the plan to work.
I have more to say, but that can wait until tomorrow. Goodnight!
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