Still sick...but my energy is returning. I just still have the hacking cough. If it is still here on Thursday, I may break down and see the doc and get a Z-Pack. (Thanks for the idea, J!)
No mileage or workouts since...2/16. My gosh. Feb totals were 7 miles on the bike and 6 miles on foot. That might be my lowest in a year. I think that I was so elated from my 10K race at the end of January and wanted to nurse a slightly sore knee and then, I just fell out of the habit. Then, being sick for the past 10 days or so, I just haven't felt like getting out there. I am ready to at least start riding the bike and if the lungs clear up, start running again.
Weight is up but still below where I started a few weeks ago...I have not been horrible, but not at all counting calories or trying to "eat healthy". So, it's been easier to have a big bowl of cereal vs. making a healthy egg white omelette with veggies. Combine those food choices with um, no mileage last month...and yet get some weight gain (at least, I end up with weight gain).
So, the iPod Touch...has now been turned over to my wife. I have a new goal for this Saturday's weigh-in. If I hit it, then I get it back. See this post for some background. By the way, Alan, I think that your comment about loss aversion is correct. We value what we HAVE, more than what we don't have. Ever see the look on a baby's face when you take away that favorite blanket?? That will be me for the rest of the week. Got to drop some poundage quickly!
Work...has been busy. I worked last weekend, finished my huge project yesterday and now I'm off for a quick business trip through tomorrow night. Hopefully, I'll grab a long weekend starting Thursday (or Friday) and can get back to a decent schedule and some mileage.
Thanks for the encouragement everyone.