Staying Fit in the Emergency Room

Ha Ha Ha! I laughed until I cried when I saw that it was time to write a post about a happy, healthier me. It so didn't happen this week.

My middle son was wrestling with his older brother downstairs. Giggling and acting like a fool he decided to run up the stairs to escape only he never made it to the top. Hello concussion #5. Ugh! So I follow all of the proper procedures for handling someone with a concussion. This child has me well versed in it.

But he wasn't getting better. He was getting worse. Losing consciousness mid-sentence, losing weight, sleeping 17 hours a day. So off to the ER we went after a long talk with the nurse hotline. Doc there says it is not an emergency. He will live. Go see the pediatrician.

So off we went the next day. Where he was then directed to 5... count them 5 specialists! Different appointments, different days. All at the same hospital. I spent a lot of time searching for Elevator S or Q or whatever it is this time. I drank more coffee than water. I walked A LOT. And I tried to remain calm.

That was my week. I only made it to teach once. My poor sub! That is a post for another day. More of this next week as well as we are not done yet. So far we know he did something, its not good,  and he won't die. 

Week 3

I did not feel beautiful at all this week. Not even close. I felt fat, exhausted, out of shapely, and badly in need of a shower and more than 3 hours of sleep in a row. 


Current Weight:
Weekly Loss/Gain: 0

Goal: 135 pounds
Weight Loss to date: 0

<whistles while looking around for something to distract you with>

Weekly Thoughts:

As I forge onto another week at the hospital waiting for answers, I will remember that I get to choose how I feel. I can choose water over coffee. I won't skip meals. I will find a way to relax and sleep.

Tips for the ER/Hospital:

  • Bring a Water Bottle (or two)
  • Avoid Coffee - It only increases your stress level
  • Avoid Caffeinated Drinks - No matter how tired you are; don't do it!
  • Try squats instead of pacing - it will take your mind off of it and decrease stress
  • Stretch
  • Pack a healthy snack
  • Wash your hands at least every 30 minutes
  • Or better yet... bring hand sanitizer and use every 15 minutes
  • Bring your own tissues
  • Wear a mask if you are healthy (there are tons of sick people there!)
  • While waiting for test results... go for a walk and discover how many floors you can walk before time runs out
  • Bring a card game to play

Weekly Challenge:

I need to menu plan. There is a ton of stuff at home and no one is eating it. I need to pack healthy things for me to munch on. I did bring my computer with me as I needed to write sub plans and email them in as I wait.

While I was on a brain break... I made this cute menu planner. Get yours for free! My goal is to print and use this for the upcoming week. 

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