That's how my throat feels today. I feel fantastic... NOT and have taken the day off to rest up. I just don't want to talk to anyone (cos it freaking hurts too much). At least at home I can lie down when I want and watch some foxtel! I did promise work that I would work from home... but I don't think I'll be doing that much to be honest!
Really bummed that I got sick because I was planning a big exercise weekend.
I didn't go to body jam last night, I won't go to Pump today, Not sure how I'll feel tomorrow, but I was planning on a 3 class combo of Core/Spin/Pump all in a row (around 2.5 hours worth of exercise). If I am feeling better I will probably just do the Pump part of it, because my HR and breathing doesn't go up that much where as Spin I'll be coughing my guts up.. and Sunday is the Mother's Day Classic 4km walk/jog and then I was planning on going to a gym class with my sister in the afternoon... BUGGER!
On the plus side (not sure if there is a plus side to being sick..) but I'm feeling very restricted today due to the sickness, so won't be eating much today... and another plus side is that I am coming up to TTOM next week (so this week I should have put on some fluid weight) and I weighed in this morning at 89.1kg, so fingers are firmly crossed that next week I drop a good amount of weight once my period starts (which is usually the case). And by a good amount of weight I mean more than 500g!!!
Actually, before I go today, I wanted to share with you something that I was speaking to my Lapband Surgeon about on Tuesday. I was concerned that I wasn't eating enough, and that perhaps the reason why I was losing weight so slowly was because of my body going into some sort of starvation mode, shutting my metabolism down so that I'm not burning much of what I eat and hanging on to what it can. Which didn't make sense because I'm exercising at least 3 hours/week and burning alot of extra calories this way yet I'm dropping only around 1kg / month. I said to him that out of the research I had done, to maintain a weight of 68kg, which is my ideal weight, I need to be having around 1200kcal/day. He said this was wrong and that I should be having around 1000kcal/day which really surprises me...
Your thoughts here would be appreciated... should I really be aiming for 1000kcal/day?? That just seems so low!
One more thing, THANK YOU to everyone who pops in to read my blog. I know I have my regulars, some post their comments and some just drop by and catch up on how I'm doing!