Once I realized that my sickness was indeed a sickness and started treating it with a decongestant, I immediately started to feel better. I would say that I'm almost back to 100%.
I had a wonderful time with my mom this weekend. I have a cute picture to post as soon as I can figure out how to download it. :-) Maybe tomorrow.
Friday I took the afternoon off and we went shopping. We were going for 5 solid hours. I finally had to tell my 75 year old mother that we had to stop because I was exhausted. She is unbelievable when it comes to shopping! I was so glad I had put soup in the crock pot so BFF came over and we all just hung out.
Saturday we got up and leisurely made our way to Rise for lunch. That place is just delicious. In the afternoon, we shopped some more. Seriously. It was crazy. I finally just had to cut myself off because my wallet was starting to cry.
Saturday evening we picked up BFF and went out for Tex Mex. By the time we got home, we just crashed. Sunday after we went out to brunch, we went to the theater to see a play. It was really good! This morning, I dropped Mamacita at the airport on my way to work. I just had the most awesome time. I love her!! Next time my dad will come with her which is good because I missed having him here this time.
One thing that was amazing was my "diet"! I didn't work HARD at it, but after I started feeling better, I imposed old school Lap Band rules. Small portions. Small bites. Chew chew chew. Only eat when I'm hungry. You know...all those things that work. Those things that I have NOT been doing for a couple of years. Turns out, they really do work. I lost almost 5 pounds this week!! And that doesn't even count the extra 2 pound bloat I had last week. The actual change on the scale was 7.8 pounds!! It has been a REALLY long time since I have done that well.
I think it also makes a difference that I kept myself very busy and since someone else was there, I didn't just mindlessly snack. Maybe it is a good thing that June is so busy. It could really keep me on track.
I have also been trying to drink ridiculous amounts of water. Which reminds me...
Today at lunch, Godmother mentioned running outside and I agreed that sounded great. It is going to be too hot soon to be outside at lunch, so we went. She ran. I would walk one song then run one song, for about 9 songs. I'm already over 8,700 steps today. Woohoo!
Tonight BFF & I are meeting Debi & her husband for dinner and then we are all going to go see Neil deGrasse Tyson speak in Dallas. I'm so excited! I'm such a nerd, but I have really been enjoying Cosmos. I'm a few episodes behind, but I will definitely watch all of it. I think tonight will be great!