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DeNile Virus - No one is Safe

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I have been sick with some sort of nasty 10-day virus that turned into an ear/sinus infection - the headaches and ear aches have been horrible and debilitating - never in my life have I experienced ear pain as bad as this, felt like someone was using my head for batting practice. I've been sick going on three weeks now, still not quite up to par but hoping I will be over it in a few days thanks to good old fashion Amoxicilin. I know, quit complaining, it could be so much worse, but this has been a really rough 3 weeks, not to mention a really rough winter. The temps have been unseasonal here and I'm not accustomed to such, I know...another good excuse to whine. I've been in hibernation for the past 2 months. Quick....someone call the Wham-bulance.

I have reached a new level of disgust with myself over these past few weeks. I’ve let myself go, it’s time to take control and get on the ball. I thought about how thoroughly disgusted and disappointed with myself I am while eating a bowl of ice cream..... in bed, watching TV last night and looking at myself in the mirror, that will tell you I was having a pity party and giving myself a serious WAKE-UP call. Oh and add to that...wearing a size bigger pj pants too, that's the cherry on top of the sundae.

The other wake-up call came when I got on the scale at the doctor’s on Tuesday….TILT, TILT, TILT – it said….one foot at a time please – holy bajeebies. Time to take action, no more excuses – the old SKINNY needs to resurface.

I've been in hiding, living in Egypt – on “de Nile” that is.

Denial... I can eat whatever, whenever I want, with no consequences. Like choosing a McDonald's burger and fries over what I used to eat...healthy, loaded salads. Seriously, fallen off the deep end there. I can't believe I reached that level, uggghhh.

Denial... that counting calories is not necessary, I can guestimate how many calories I'm consuming - oh well, guess I don't need to keep track at all.

Denial...I can still keep my running game going (in my mind of course), all the while having my butt sit on the couch and wishing I were out running but finding every excuse not to. It's too windy, it's too cold, I have a headache, I'm too busy, yada, yada and the list goes on. I have a half marathon I am supposed to run in less than 2 months, it's my running partner's first one, I can't let her down.

SMACK !!!!!! - pull yourself up by the boot straps SKINNY, get with it, get back in the game, be proud of yourself, you know you can do it.

I am packing my bags and moving from Egypt...... So let it be written, so let it be done.
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    It's amazing that we have the exact same excuses for doing bad!! LOL The weather had been horrible. I wish you could smack me in the head also!!

    I have been sick too and almost didn't look at the scale when I went to the Dr. office..... emoticon

    Here's to spring and recommitting ourselves to the healthy lifestyle we both know and love!!!! I know you can do it. I hope I can!!


    2710 days ago
    Well, you're not alone with the cheating on eating and tracking. You've had your wake up call, now back to business.
    You're going to get back in shape and have a great HM with your friend.
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    2715 days ago
    Feel better soon! It sounds like your flight has already departed from Egypt and you are on your way back.
    2716 days ago
    Oh man, who hasn't been there done THAT!

    BUT: the fact that you are coming "out of the fog" tells me you're going to make quick work with your rebound ASAP! :-)

    And better yet: I'm betting that you're taking away some important lessons learned from your "season of pain!"

    2717 days ago
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  • SHARON10002
    I'm sorry to read you've been so sick! emoticon
    We've all been in De-Nile this winter for one simple reason - it's warmer! That being said, this winter has definitely been a contributing factor with the snow, the frigid temps, ice, etc.

    Have you tried a product called Emer-Gen-C? It's a B-vitamin complex with Vitamin C. Really good stuff for helping to boost energy and immunity. DH had severe bronchitis a while back and was project lead for a 24/7 project. He was on doctor's orders to stay on bed rest but could not, so he took this twice a day, and it got him through the week working 14-15 hour days. We buy the Raspberry flavor. It's cheapest at Wal-mart. Give it a try!
    2717 days ago
    It must be the winter slump. I was getting ready to send you a note to see where you've been. I don't think you have fallen off the wagon completely or you'd still be awol in weather is coming soon. If not, just bundle up and take a walk around the will feel a "Spark". emoticon
    2717 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon Pack that bag & I'll meet you on the other side of "Da-Nile" way tickets-right.

    2717 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14554190
    Remember me? I was the lazy neighbor you had in de Nile, Egypt.
    Yeah. That was me. I'm glad you got out of there, too. It was not a safe place to live.
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