Quite literally actually. I have a nasty cold, for which I took drugs to treat the symptoms for so I could sleep (after shovelling of course) and went to bed early. I fell asleep almost immediately, but woke up around 12:30 and that was it. I was up ALL night long. I finally just got up and got ready for work around 4:30am because at that point I knew if I were to fall asleep for 45 minutes I'd be much more tired than what I would be on no sleep. I contemplated calling in sick, but it's Sunday, so I knew that work would be fairly mellow. I did a few little projects around "the home" (aka the seniors facility I work at), and actually got to hang out with some of the residents. Let me tell you, playing Simon Says with dementia patients is just as fun as playing Simon Says with kids.
I made it through work, thanks to Tylenol cold, cough and flu and a box of kleenex, but here I am at not even 5:30pm and I'm falling asleep. My nose is sore from blowing it constantly, my head is congested and full of pressure, I have a lovely barking cough and my ears are soooo itchy (I think I had a slight ear infection but my body fought it off and the inflammation is healing...therefore itching). Somebody really needs to find a vaccine for the common cold...I'd be in line for that every year without fail seeing as how I already have to get the flu shot anyways. Somebody get working on that while I go drown my cold in a vat of nyquil please.
I have been tracking my food a LOT better than I usually do and have gotten quite a bit of exercise this week. So I'm happy about that...but I failed miserably at the no sweets challenge...I do like the salty things but apparently sweet things are a part of my daily life too. However, I have stayed away from the tub of leftover Christmas baking my MIL gave us. I found that if I shoved it up in the cupboard where it was out of sight, out of mind...and most importantly...out of reach, I just didn't have any desire for it. Mike and Ikes on the other hand...they're like crack. And we have a ton of them as that seems to be the preferred treat for the kid during potty training. She will sit on that potty until the end of time if you bribe her with Mike and Ikes or "nike and mikes" in 3 year old language.
My water consumption has mostly been in hot tea with honey to soothe a sore throat that I had nagging at me for days...now I'm drinking tea because I'm absolutely freezing. I can only assume that's because I'm so tired.
I guess that's it for me...I hope that I'm feeling much better very quickly...and as soon as I am I'll let you all know so you can buy shares in Lysol...seeing as how I'm sure I'll use enough of it to disinfect my house that there's no way that stocks won't go up.
On to week 4!!! Same goals.