This past week has been the worst one yet this winter. I've been laid up with a bad chesty cough, sinusitus headache and blocked nose (think industrial glue), and possibly a low grade fever - the cold pastey type. I'm very tempted to call it flu but I had flu once in which I basically died for a week and took three months to completely recover. No, this was not that (TG), this was the worst cold this side of being flu.
Every day since last Wednesday I have taken DD to nursery, come straight home and slept until pick-up time. Of course not every day as we had Friday/Saturday in between. On Friday we got home from nursery at 1pm and I just let her play until about 11pm. This was a good move because she then slept until 10am on Saturday morning - considerably shortening the day.
I lay on the sofa and helped with puzzles as they were brought to me. For some reason the puzzles never made it back into the boxes afterwards, let alone back into the cupboard. But one day soon I will go through the carpet of puzzle pieces in the living-room, sort them and put them away.
More serious was the fact that I had to cancel some lessons and didn't do many many hours of work on the computer - none of which I will get paid for. I also mentioned last week (somewhere) that I had two exams to prepare for tomorrow. If I'd not got my act together by this morning (which thankfully I have to a small extent) I was seriously worried about my job.
However, every cloud etc. etc. Yup, down 1.8kg in a week (almost 4lbs). That makes my four week loss a very acceptable 4.2kg (9 1/4lbs). In a way I'd like to wait until Wednesday and see if I can report 10lbs lost in January. But it's never a good idea to get too neat with these things - a neatness like this in dieting is rarely repeated and the cost was too high. I don't think the lemontea with honey diet, supplimented by two slices of toast and butter in the evening, the occasional yogurt and a slice off your daughter's apple, will sell any books. I hope I will not be repeating it any time soon.
MUMenTUM entries from Liska at New Mum Online. And please feel free to join the blog hop yourself - if you've something to say about struggling with that Mum Tum. I've also linked to Tea And Sympathy over at All About The Girls - because I deserve some.