I had to laugh when I weighed myself today.
I had to weigh myself three times before I accepted the results, because the highest weight recorded (yes, the heaviest weight) was 244.5. I'm going to call that this week's weight, for a loss of 2.5 pounds-but I had to laugh when I weighed myself. This can't last, and I definitely do not recommend it as a weight loss strategy.
You see, this week I got hit by a really nasty cold that settled into my chest and throat. I was hacking all week long - really loud, painful coughs - and I was coughing up mucus by the bucket loads.
However, the dog still needed to be walked (90 minutes a day, on average), and the only time I could breathe was when I was doing moderate aerobic exercise. So, I rode the bike about an hour each day.
Did I mention that I couldn't smell food? And could barely taste it? And that chocolate, one of my trigger foods, was unappealing because one bite made the mucus flow like a mudslide?
There was no...
Alternative Names African trypanosomiasis Symptoms General symptoms include: Anxiety Drowsiness during the day Fever Headache Insomnia at night Mood changes Sleepiness (may be uncontrollable) Sweating Swollen lymph nodes all over the body Swollen, red, painful nodule at site of fly bite Weakness Signs and tests A physical examination may show signs of inflammation of the brain and its covering, the meninges (meningoencephalitis). Tests include the following: Blood smear Cerebrospinal fluid tests Complete blood count (CBC) Lymph node aspiration Most antibody and antigen tests are not very helpful because they cannot tell the difference between current and past infection. Specific IgM levels in the cerebrospinal fluid may be helpful, however.
Being a middle-age woman can really mess with your life 24/7. Lately, I’ve been waking up around 2 a.m. and have had difficulty going back to sleep. Sometimes it’s due to night sweats, although most times it’s because I have too much on my mind and I can’t seem to find the “off” switch for my brain. I’ve been tossing and turning for up to 1-1/2 hours before I can get back to sleep.
This restlessness is especially scary when you learn that a new study has found that less than six hours of sleep at night on a regular basis may lead to premature death . A research team led by Dr. Francesco Cappuccio of the University of Warwick reviewed 16 studies that involved more than 1.3 million participants around the globe who were followed for up to 25 years. Cappuccio’s team discovered that sleeping less than six hours a night was associated with a greater risk of death in comparison with those participants who slept 6-8 hours per night. The re...
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