Project Healthy Household Update

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I have good news and I have bad news. Let's take the bad news first. Oh, here, can I pour you more? No no don't get up. I got it. Do you like the new chairs I bought for the kitchen? Me too. (In reality they aren't here yet, but photos when they arrive.)

The bad news is I am officially still sick. Went to the doctor yesterday. I am now on a steroid. It is not as bad as it was. For example, my temperature is down about a degree. But I still have a temperature. My biggest complaint is that I am SO TIRED. I even embarrassed myself and broke down and cried in the doctor's office. I apologized and said "you don't need my drama." To which he replied "it's not drama." So maybe I deserved a few tears. So frustrating.

There's more to the doctor appointment of course, but I'm going to leave it at that. When I over-share people become armchair physician experts. "But did you try this?" Stressful for them and stressful for me. My favorite is my mother. I understand she's hyper vigilant about health since we lost my dad earlier this year. But whoooo-eeee she can be exhausting.

The other night she was convinced I have Epstein Barr. Just convinced. I do not have all of those symptoms. If I had Epstein Barr what are the odds it would start at the exact same moment I got sinusitis? So I decided to answer her like this...

"Mom, I got sick on a BUSINESS trip! There was no kissing or sex. What kind of a girl do you think I am??"

*I* thought I was hysterical. Mom...not so much. emoticon

Let's move on to the GOOD NEWS! I am down 2 more pounds with Project Healthy Household, for a total of 6 since hubby and I started doing this. I am super excited.

Now tell me how you are doing. What's happy in your life?

We ARE doing this. We're doing it right now. Today. Maybe imperfectly, but we ARE doing it.

P.S. I haven't felt up to vlogging because I'm so sick. And I really look tired, so I didn't want to subject any of you to that. But let's have a check-in, do you miss the vlogs? Or the blogs are just as good? Thoughts?
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    Hope that you feel better soon.
    1390 days ago
    Praying you get over whatever "it" is. So frustrating when not sure what is going on with your health. emoticon
    1393 days ago
    Hope you're feeling better!
    1393 days ago
    I really hope you feel better soon and yay for the weight loss! emoticon
    1394 days ago
    I love "hearing" from ya how ever is easiest for YOU.

    Take good care of you ... and quit kissing strangers.
    1395 days ago
    I have to be honest with you I do miss your talks, lipsticks and perfume demos. Still I am so happy that you feel up to writing. I'm doubly happy for you and your husband going hand in hand on Sparks. It must be a pleasure to have him with you on this journey.
    I am joining Spark Man on his challenge and for me I feel like I'm doing very well with my goals. I reached my weight goal in April and maintaining the lost so I'm happy about that.
    Take care of yourself and I hope that your recovery will be around the corner. By the way, your Mom is just acting like a Mom.
    1396 days ago
    Here's to you feeling better soon.!
    1396 days ago
    so sad your still not well dawn hope the steroids help and you find the answers and get well soon Hugs congrats on your weight loss , My daughter and I just went hiking at sleeping Giant forest I asked her to stay on the easy trail and she just had to show me a couple views . long story short we got turned around and ended up on the very hard trails with no easy way to get back, i did a little crying myself but survived barely lol
    1396 days ago
    Okay, Dawn...I'm just going to say that sometimes we need a good cry to get rid of some of the bottled up emotions about everything we're experiencing. (I just had one myself the other day and it helped me reboot afterward). NO SHAME IN CRYING. Keep taking care of your self!

    I don't know what kind of girl your mother thinks you are, but I think you're a hilarious girl. Your wit and charm keep me feeling like we're doing this together; the good, the bad and the ugly cry too.

    I enjoy the vlogs so much, it's often my coffee time. But I also enjoy reading your blogs. Whatever you want to share, I appreciate. You journey is helpful to me as I try to find my own best path.

    All my best to you!
    1396 days ago
    Sorry you are still with out answers i emoticon t let the doc find the answers . its great you and hubby are doing so well on healthy eating emoticon . i know were some of those 6 pounds are. emoticon need to work on getting more water in and skip the ice cream. also thankful its so warm out i don't listen to the fast food places calling and telling me it s to hot to cook its to hot to get out and drive the few blocks to one emoticon emoticon
    1396 days ago
    Sorry your still sick, maybe the steroid will help. Way to go with your weight loss. Keep up the good work.
    We are doing the best we can. I'm going to have my knee replaced on Monday. Wish me luck. Miss you but so glad when you do blog. Take care
    1396 days ago
    Yay on the Project Healthy Household (I want to move in with you!), boo on being really really sick. I hope the new meds help. It does sound as if you have a doctor who understands and doesn't just go cold on you. Unfortunately, my week was one where I "ate like a normal person," the scale nudged up, and I'm using the weekend to get back on track.
    1396 days ago
    Congrats on the weightloss! Hope you get some answers and relief soon re: illness. I loved how you dealt with your mom.I am so guilty of being an armchair physician even though I don't like it when well-meaning people do it to me.
    1396 days ago
    Sorry to hear of you not feeling well, super stoked that you lost 6 lbs! Right on!
    Get well soon!!!
    1396 days ago
    Sad that you are still sick. Will try hard not to be armchair physician.

    Doing okay with 5% Challenge. Lost 2 pounds last week; stayed the same this week, but am not complaining. I ate TOO well yesterday, and enjoyed every bit of it!!
    1396 days ago
    I hate being sick like that and of course you cried. Loved your vlogs when I could watch them, Do what's best for Dawn

    1396 days ago
  • LIS193
    So sorry to hear you are still sick
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    Way to go on losing the weight together!
    I love your vlogs with the pep talks and beauty product reviews. I am enjoying some Lorac shadows lately..

    Hang in there - feel better soon!
    1396 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Hmm, vlogs vs. blogs. Must confess if I am short on time I read the blogs and if not, I enjoy the vlogs. Both top no updates. Keep plugging along.

    1397 days ago
  • EISSA7
    I once had the flu for what seemed like months and can so totally relate to how you are feeling! I worried that I would never feel normal again...as I am sure you do. Hang in there, you WILL feel better! On the plus side....congrats on your weight loss!
    1397 days ago
    I'm sad your health isn't improving quicker for you. I do understand your frustration. Prayers!
    emoticon emoticon WooHoo for the great weight loss.
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    1397 days ago

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