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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Special K, Ice Cream and Popsicles!

Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Well, this cold or flu or whatever it is has completely taken over the house. We are all coughing, sneezing and blowing! Right now, my focus has changed to getting rid of this cold rather than getting rid of my big butt! Funny thing is, I've still managed to lose a bit this past week even though my new diet consists of Special K and fruit for breakfast and then soup for both lunch and dinner with plenty of ice cream and popsicles in between to sooth my sore throat. I bet if I took the time or energy to do an accurate calorie count, I'm still well below 1800 per day so at least I'm maintaining what was lost last week plus adding a bit more to my total weight loss. Still haven't been able to go back to yoga although I'm aiming for this Wednesday if I can get my coughing under control.

Oh the joys of getting my daughter out of the house for a couple of hours per week and into the company of 12 other toddlers along with their germs! If this is any indication of what our Winters are going to be like for the next 15 years, I'm going to need to get back into shape more than ever. Wait till those stomach bugs go around. Can't wait to clean up the mess they will bring not to mention, catch it myself. I don't remember the last time my stomach was so upset it caused me to vomit, not even during my pregnancy. I was one of those women the other pregnant ladies would secretly hate because I had no morning sickness at all. During my pregnancy, I would occasionally get the very slightest touch of nausea that would start around 10:00 at night so I just went to bed and then would wake up the next morning feeling great. Yes, those were the days when I could actually get a full, uninterrupted 8 or 9 hours of sleep. Yes, those were the days!

Once the baby was born, I was up every three hours to breast feed in addition to waking up every time she moved in her bed. That waking every time she moves is still going on to this day. Doesn't matter that she's across the hall, I still hear everything. In the old days, I used to be able to sleep through a thunder storm without waking up, now all she has to do is turn her head on her pillow and I'm wide awake. I wonder if this will ever wear off??

So back to the challenges at hand, yes, I'm still on the path of trying to lose some weight before our trip, I'm also trying to get myself, our daughter and my husband over this flu and yes, I'm still trying to deal with menopause. As I try to get over this cold, all I can say is "I can't tell if I've got a fever or having one long hot flash!!"


Anita said...

While you're recuperating, enjoy those popsicles. Get back to the diet when you're feeling better.

I'm going to have to go back to your beginning blog and work my way up to now... slowly but surely.

You didn't have morning sickness! That surely is something to envy.

I'm glad you have your little girl. What an unexpected blessing at this time in your life. :)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Anita, I've been reading your blog too trying to catch up, isn't it reassuring to know we are not out here alone! I look forward to reading more of your posts and I hope to hear from you again.

Thanks for your nice comments and yes, I'm enjoying those popsicles!


NicciN said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I am enjoying reading yours.

For me the key has been focusing on taking care of yourself, especially when you and your family are sick. I have found that it is much easier to love myself to success than to beat myself up to get there.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Nicci, Thanks for stopping by and for the encouraging words. Thankfully, I'm feeling much better today but I sure will miss those popsicles!

Vigabo said...

Hi Deb!

Take heart: those flashes are most likely your cold finally leaving your system. The worst is probably over...fingers crossed. As for menopausal flashes, I suffered horribly with them. But when I had to get blood pressure meds for my scleroderma, the flashes also disappeared! I'm of the opinion, whether docs agree or not, that hot flashes have more to do with blood pressure fluctuations than hormonal rushes. Hardly ever had a hot flash after I started taking blood pressure meds LOL!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Viga, thanks for stopping by! Interesting connection between the blood pressure and hot flashes. So far, I'm one of the lucky ones who has good blood pressure although I bet if I kept a journal, the more stressed I am, the worse the hot flashes are, may have to check that out! Thanks for following,


Annie Z said...

Hope you are feeling better today, Deb!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thank you for the well wishes. I believe I am on the mend with just a nagging cough left, hope to be good as new in a day or two. Thanks for all your comments and company ladies!


Anonymous said...

I am developing a line of Popsicles specifically for menopausal sufferers! My mother inspired me! Is this something you would buy if you saw them at Wholefoods or a Vitamin Store? They are fused with Evening Primrose and Black-Cohosh and vitamins. Love any feed back you might have.