Tuesday, 5 January 2016


It's typical: just as I'm fired up with dieting energy and zeal I'm stricken down with a cold/cough which looks like it's settling in for the duration.  It arrived on Christmas Day and got gradually worse over my week off.  It didn't really stop me doing anything as we didn't have huge plans (although our big day out in London was a struggle).  The trouble comes when you go back to work.  It is so much harder when you have to wake up early and travel for an hour and then concentrate hard and under pressure.

I did it yesterday as I had a long standing matter to wrap up before a deadline.  I held on until that was done and then collapsed.  Dragged myself home and whimpered quietly on the sofa for a few hours.

There was no way I could make it in today.  I feel like death and had migraine-like flickering vision for most of the morning.  Hopefully a nice quiet day on the sofa (now I'm finally out of bed) will help me get back quicker.

It's a shame though as I'm in the right place mentally to start exercising but don't think that would be a good idea physically.  So I need to "hold that thought" until I am strong enough to get back to running and the gym.

However, there is NO excuse re food and I have been very good so far (admittedly only for one and a half days so hardly worthy or a medal or anything).

I'm determined not to waver and to make this diet stick.  I'm going to drop 4 stone this year!  It will make our trip to the USA so much more pleasant and active.  It's going to happen.  Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Seren said...

Poor thing. Hope that you get well soon and that, in the meantime, you're getting plenty of cuddles from Rich and the girls. X x x