Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 57

BUMMER!!! Matt and I both woke up all night long with major sore throats. By the time morning rolled around, we both felt AWFUL. He called into work sick and I got up and took some Ibuprofen and crawled back into bed. It felt like someone had beat me upside the head with a head was throbbing! Anyway, after about half an hour, I started feeling better so I got up and got all "ready". We had a big day planned today and I was going to do my best to get it all done. First we took the kids to gymnastics. Then Matt took Grant and went back home while I took Brooklyn out for lunch and to see the movie Kit Kittredge with her little girlfriends. It just came out today and they've been looking forward to going to see it for weeks. It was a REALLY cute and wholesome movie. Anyway, by 5 pm, I had taken 9 Advil in all throughout the day---which my mom said was Not Good!! Apparently you are only supposed to take 1 or 2 every 6 hours and you shouldn't ever exceed 6 in a 24 hr. period. Not only had I exceeded my daily amount, but I was also in miserable pain again. I got home and took 2 Tylenol and then did my best to cook dinner before collapsing on the bed, where I am now. I feel horrible. My head is pounding, my breathing is shallow, my body is achy and my throat feels like it is nearly swollen shut. Everything I do is a major effort and I feel exhausted after simple tasks. I know it would be STUPID of me to try to do my work out even though I absolutely HATE to miss now that I am really motivated again...I am going to take today as my "rest day" for the week and resume with my work outs tomorrow. (assuming I feel better tomorrow). For now, I think I am going to go ahead and go to sleep. It's only ten after nine right now...which means I can get plenty of rest before morning if I hit the hay soon.
Here's my eating for today: (not very good)
Breakfast: 1 1/2 c. Life cereal with skim milk
Snack: 1/4 of a chicken sausage (left over)
Lunch: 6 in. Subway ham on wheat with all veggies and a tiny drizze of creamy italian dressing, 1/2 a bag of Light Lays (40 cal)
Snack: Protein bar
Dinner: Grilled shrimp over whole grain brown rice, baked zucchini slices, 2 small breadstics (140 cal)
Snack/dessert: 1/2 chocolate protien shake, 1/2 fast-track blueberry muffin.

By the way, I won a (brand new in box) Nike Imara Heart Rate Monitor on E-bay for $28 (shipping included)! Hooray!! This same model sells at our sporting goods store for $89. I can't wait to get it and begin to track my calorie expenditure and also see if I am working out in my target heart rate. It's already been shipped, so I should get it soon! yay!


Anonymous said...

Thats too bad Jen...It's such a bummer to feel like crap when your trying to do good and workout and all. But you must get your rest, it is very important and without the essential rest you could prolong your sickness more than necessary.

The whole exceeding the pill thing is just an average. The Dr. gave my daughter 800 mg Motrin for her cramps and she can take up to 3 a day. If those other over the counters are 200 mg that would be equal to 12 of those little ones for the day. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.

I am happy about your HR monitor, I hope that it works out for you, I think you'll love it.

I hope you Get Well Soon!

Amos said...

Yikes, sorry you are feeling bad. But since you texted and said you were at the lake I am assuming you are somewhat better. Don't worry about the ibuprofen too much. Prescription strength is 800mg or 4tablets. So you were just taking RX strength for the day. You just don't want to do that every day because your liver and kidneys will suffer. One day is not bad though. Hope you are back up to par. Miss you!!