How's that for a confusing post title?
My cold is better. I rested and took my vitamin C and drank my fluids. I wore my bodybugg during my rest time and the calorie burn was waaaaay down. It was tough to see such low numbers.
Yesterday I couldn't stand staying in bed. I missed my exercise which is very weird to a former couch potato. Maybe I'm an endorphin junkie.
So I got out of bed and did my strength training routine for chest, shoulders and triceps. I really need to get some heavier dumbbells for some of the exercises. 10# is not enough. I'd like to get some of those dial-a-weight types but they are not cheap.
My cold may be better but it got super duper freaky cold outside. Ok, it's 22* outside. That may not be cold to some of you but it's a nightmare to me. (I'm being a bit dramatic, no?) It sounded like a hurricane came for a visit with the high winds. And to make it fun we're having rolling blackouts. Each neighborhood will be without power for 15-45 minutes during the blackout. It's not the end of the world but it gets cold really fast when the power goes out. I'm not too worried about me but I have tropical birds (cockatoos, cockatoo, cockatiel) upstairs and they don't like the cold.
During one outage this morning I started thinking about what it must have been like to live in a cold log cabin during the 1800s. There would have to be someone to load wood in the fire. Everyone would have to snuggle together to keep warm. I'm so thankful for my modern conveniences.
It really wasn't that long ago that folks didn't have heat on demand. My great grandmother came to Texas in a covered wagon and lived to see a man walk on the moon. Amazing!
When I was a kid we had a wood burning stove and that was what heated our house. My mom would get up throughout the night to load wood in that fireplace so we'd stay warm. When our stove and oven broke we couldn't get it fixed so she had to cook on it. In the morning she'd warm our socks on the top of the fireplace and put them on our feet before we went to school. I remember sometimes waking in the middle of the night to hear her outside chopping wood for that fireplace. My dad worked shiftwork at a refinery so he was often gone at night and couldn't help. I'm so glad that they have a new house now. I remember how excited she was to turn on that thermostat when she moved into the house. :)
As far as losing weight, I've only worked out once this week so far and it wasn't a high calorie burner. That's ok though. And I've been doing great with my calories and I've managed to stay away from the scale. Well, there was one time I got too close to the scale. We had a blackout and I stumped my toe on that darn scale on the way to my closet. LOL Stupid scale!
Stay warm out there! I heard that the ground hog did not see his shadow so spring will be here early...or something like that.
In short, my cold is better but the cold outside is worse.