July 1, 2010

Week 9: Getting extra luggage from our flight

Apparently, everyone except Eric took on some extra, unwanted luggage on our six plus hour flights from Philadelphia to Phoenix: cold bugs. Three of the kids picked up sore throat/coughing bugs, an additional child withstood that attack only to succumb to 24 hour stomach flu and I picked up some kind of intestinal disorder bug that hung around for a week. The result is that my workout schedule involved walking the dog. Slowly. For short distances. Actually, our first day back, I managed to jog 1.5 miles with the dog before stomach issues eliminated workouts. I am having to walk the dog both times during the day because Eric aggravated some foot problems with all the walking we did while on vacation and is on crutches right now with doctor's orders to stay off the foot for a few days. While I wasn't eating much because of pains that would eventually send me to bed in a fetal position, I think the lack of exercise was also not great. I ended up sleeping a lot during the week and eating a B.R.A.T. diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast) to help my stomach recover. At this point, we are mostly fit as a fiddle. However, illness did not contribute to weight loss, which is okay anyway because illness-induced weight loss is always temporary.

Positives: My husband told me that my waist looked smaller. He is so great at encouraging me! When I returned to working out, I hadn't lost as much flexibility/endurance as I was afraid I had due to traveling/sickness.

The result for this week: no weight loss, 34 to go.


AquaJane said...

Glad you're feeling better, Kris; my goodness, what an ordeal though.

Cynthia said...

Bummer about the bugs on the plane. I find that, for me, one thing that helps is taking along some Emergen-C. It's an eletrolyte powder that has a 1,000mg hit of vitamin C. It fights the stress and dehydration from flights, and boosts your immune system. A couple of yummy servings, and bugs should stay away from you. (It's also good for when you're out in hot weather.)

Hope you had a great vacation, other than the injuries and illness.