Sunday, October 13, 2013

Defeated by Illness

Day 6 of being sick.

I plan on spending the rest of my day lounging on the couch, but as for earlier, I tried to take advantage of my day. This morning I had brunch with some friends from high school. We try to get together as often as possible. We met at a local restaurant and got to spend two hours together. I had an italian wedge (a personal favorite) with a side of italian wedding soup. 

Italian Wedge

The scale was not my friend this morning, showing a 2 lb. gain. I haven't been tracking calories this week, and I haven't been able to exercise due to illness. The gain wasn't a shocker, but it was still a bummer. I have been working hard for over a month and I feel defeated by this illness.

I ate a lot of comfort food this past week, while being sick. I intend to get back to tracking my calories this upcoming week. I hope to be able to get back to my workouts soon, too. Once I am healthy again, I am certain that I will have no problem getting rid of my 2 lb. gain.

Even though I'm not making any progress with my weight loss goal right now, I refuse to give up. Here's everything I will continue to work toward this month:

October's Goals:
Reach 225 lbs. (5 lbs. to go)
Alternate running (hills, speed, distance)
Try a new recipe
Post meal/exercise plans weekly

Here's what I plan on making for dinner this week:

Monday - Steak Salad
Tuesday - Garlic Parmesan Shrimp over Pesto Pasta
Wednesday - Grilled Chicken Salad
Thursday - Grilled Chicken Salad
Friday - Calzones

As for workouts, I am going to take it day by day this week. I am going to follow the neck rule for running and will take it easy.

Do you tend to order the same thing at restaurants, or do you try to mix it up?

Working out while you're sick: does it make you feel better or worse?


  1. I am guilty of staying fairly close to my staples at restaurants. I should probably venture out a bit more but I just end up trying some of my husband's instead. :)

  2. I really picky when it comes to eating, so at many restaurants, I only like one thing. It does make ordering easier, I rarely even have to look at a menu.

    As for being sick, I'm pretty lucky that I don't get sick often. I do usually try to get something in. Often elliptical. I'll often put something around my mouth, a scarf or something as breathing in cold air seems to aggravate a sore throat. But I have the occasional days (or even a week) when I didn't do much exercise/eating as I recovered from an illness.