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Saturday, July 17, 2010

What can I say? The internet has not seen much of me lately. For one, our internet connections in South Africa was down for international sites (for some providers) and then they made a plan to have it up again and we ended up having such slow connections it was worse than dial-up! Seems like all is back to normal now.
We had our mid year holiday that coincided with the soccer world cup. It was cold mostly and I spend most of the time either nursing my son back to health and then my husband. Now my daughter is ill and I have started coughing too. Fun.
It has been cold and miserable with the odd sunny day all through the holiday and I have been struggling to keep my body temp normal. I would not only feel cold, but my body would be freezing to the touch. As it seems my Thyroid is the culprit in this, we had to draw blood again on Friday - just to check it out again.

I've been struggling terribly to stay on track and going to the gym has fallen by the wayside. It would seem that at the moment I'll be taking one step forward and about four steps back! At this rate, things are not looking up weight loss wise. :(
I get into things for a week or two and then it seems I gain weight for no reason, I get despondent and start eating and the deck of cards come tumbling down. I must also add that in the weeks I do stay on track WL is slow and the nubers low.

On the up side, I might have found a gym buddy besides my husband. I cannot wait to get back to gym as soon as I am feeling better and stopped coughing.
When I go the gym I find that I automatically eat better - I can't stand the idea that I work so hard just to mess it up by putting food in my mouth. Of course swallowing it is the real culprit ;D

I'm off to bed now. It is so cold here in the study and I can feel my extremities turning into Popsicles!

Thank you to all who inquired about my absence.
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    welcome dear citizen.nice to have you back dont give in to the despondency9 is there such a word?) it will be summer soon so lets get going.you are part of the reason I came back to the spark community.go girl.
    4025 days ago
    Welcome back skattie! I've sure missed your posts! Sorry to hear about you and the family not being well...I hope you get better real soon. It's no fun being ill and then still having to take care of everyone else. It seems this Winter isn't being kind to many of us. I battled for more than a month to get rid of a lung infection, and I'm still a bit wheezy and short of breath. So glad to hear you may have a new gym buddy... it makes a huge difference when you have someone to gym with. Vasbyt!
    4031 days ago
    I hope everyone is back and healthy quick! I spent the month of May being ill.. so glad it passed now!
    4031 days ago
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    So glad to see you back - even if just for a moment here and there. You are such an inspiration to many of us and we wish you much better health, internet connections, and success in your continued journey.
    4031 days ago
  • -KIMMI-
    I hope you and your daughter feel better soon, no fun!!! No fun at all!!! I think you just need to hang in there girl and I cross my fingers that you did find a gym buddy -- it does seem so much easier when you have someone there to be accountable to!

    4032 days ago
  • SHIRLS2010
    Sorry to read you are not well. Try to get as much sleep as possible - I found it is the fastest healer. Cape Town winters are a bit wet, aren't they? I live in Durban where the winter is all blues skies and delicious crisp air emoticon

    But you have done so brilliantly and once you are feeling better all will be well. Just give yourself a chance emoticon
    4033 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    DD2 (visiting from the UK) and I stood on the driveway in the sunshine today to get warm - warmer than inside the house:)

    Nice to see you around again Karen!
    We had so much fun with the Soccer World Cup and used some of the glorious sunshine-filled days to visit various Western Cape vineyards etc.

    Sorry that the family had flu etc one after the other - get well soon - and have fun once you get back to the gym!

    4033 days ago
    Chin up! emoticon
    4033 days ago
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