It’s a two fold Oh no!
First off, I can tell that I’m getting a nasty cold. My nose has been running all weekend, nothing too terribly bad, but by yesterday afternoon I had that “cold” feeling in my throat and chest. This has happened several times over the past few months and I usually start upping my Vitamin C intake to 4-5 a day instead of just two a day. I also take Umcka drops, and if there’s any sign of congestion kicking in I start taking Mucinex. So far I’ve been able to head off every cold that I felt was coming on.
But I’m thinking that won’t be the case this time. I had a drop-in daycare kiddo last week who seemed to either be getting sick, or just getting over being sick. Either way his nose was a faucet and he obviously wasn’t feeling well. That peeves me, but whatever. I think I caught whatever bug he had. Two of my regular daycare kiddos also have runny noses now, and they were both here on Friday, so I’m not surprised.
Anyway- we’ll see what happens, but as of now (5:30am) I’m feeling less than 100% and have a headache to boot and I did NOT workout this morning.
Which brings me to part two of the Oh no!
You know about my conscientious eating and dedication to exercise. I don’t follow any type of strict diet, I simply eat what I want in moderation and try to keep under a certain calorie limit each day.
For example, last Friday I took Brooke out to Every Day is a Donut Day and ate an apple fritter, then we went to Starbucks later on and I got a Caramel Macchiato. I had a slice of Little Caesar’s Pizza for lunch. I knew that by eating those high calorie items I’d have to scale back on what I ate for snacks and dinner. And that’s OK. There’s a price to pay when I eat higher calorie items. I managed to eat within 2 calories of my goal. Whew!
Yesterday (Monday) I managed to eat really light the first half of the day, so that afternoon I indulged in 1/2 a coca-cola! Dinner was going to be stroganoff, and I had about 660 calories left for dinner. Monday is Ballet, however, and there was just no way I could have that made before class, and if I made it after it wouldn’t be ready until 7:20. I don’t like to eat that late.
So I decided I’d pick up a pizza.
I ordered a Jumbo Taco Pizza on Original Crust from Godfather’s, thinking Taco has to be better for you than the All Meat Combo, right? Wrong. No difference.
I ate two slices. I was sooooo hungry. Under normal circumstances I probably would have only eaten one. Maybe one and a half? But I knew I was overeating and I didn’t care. I figured the calories per slice would be around 300 and I still had 660 to spare for my dinner. It’s all gooooood.
Oopsie. Each slice has FIVE HUNDRED calories. A Large pizza (instead of Jumbo) would have FOUR HUNDRED calories. OH NO! Needless to say, I ended my day OVER in calories, way over.
And since I’m not working out this morning, well, it’s just not starting out to be a very good week. With a head cold to boot. Uck.