September 25, 2016

Feeling sick

I honestly can't even remember the last time I was sick. It's been such a long time! However, when I woke up a couple of days ago, my throat was SO sore. When I tried to talk, my voice was really hoarse, and I was clearing my throat all day. My kids had the same symptoms a few days ago, starting with the sore throat and then progressing to major nasal congestion. I just hope whatever I have doesn't progress to that!

I had already planned on this weekend being a rest day weekend, because I had such a crazy busy week. It felt good to stay so busy, but at the same time, I really wanted just an hour to relax! I decided to start working on a project that I've been avoiding for a few years now... organizing my photos on my computer.

I've been using iPhoto for three years, and I love it! However, Apple discontinued using it, and now they want us to use Photos (a different program that basically does the same stuff). This would have been a very simple task if all of my photos were dated properly, but somehow, they got jumbled and I knew it would be a huge pain to organize them. Hence the procrastination.

First, I went to Wal-Mart to buy an external hard drive. I have over 20,000 photos on my computer, which takes up a lot of space, so I got a 2 TB hard drive to back everything up to. Since I've been sick, I have spent a couple of days working on the transfer. Eventually, once all my photos are in one spot, I'd like to go through and tag them all with Faces. That will take weeks or even months to do, but when it's done, I'll be SO happy to have all my photos super organized.

I still haven't made up my mind about starting a training plan or some sort of schedule. I really feel like I need a plan to follow, because I'm having a very hard time making myself work out. However, I don't really want to train hard--at least not for a few more months--and I don't want to do long distances. So, basically, I just need to make a plan to stay active, but not really train for anything in particular.

I've been having a hard time tracking my food on the weekends, which is odd--weekends have never really been a particular problem for me. The last two weekends, I had two high-calorie days in a row. My body does fine with just one high-calorie day, but having two in a row makes my weight stay the same for the week. To lose weight, I need to get back in the habit of one day per week. Most interesting to me, though, is the fact that I have consistently gotten right back to normal-calorie days in between. It would be easy to let two days turn into three, and then into four, etc.

Sorry, I really don't have anything else to write! I really hope I can kick this cold soon. Noah said something funny today, so I'll leave with this...

The kids have been interested in roller blading, and Noah's blades were too small when he put them on today. I dug my roller blades out of my closet, and said he could try those on.

Noah: Wow, those rollerblades look really old. When were they made?
Me: I got them when I was about 16.
Noah: Dang, so they were made in the 1900's!

(I haven't even taken any photos I could use for this post! Here is an oldie but goodie...)

Remember that time I wore my helmet backwards the entire 20-something miles of my ride? ;)


  1. I hope you feel better soon! I'm also procrastinating organizing my photos. I may have to copy you and just get it done! :)

  2. Poor thing! Being sick is no fun so I hope you get better soon!!

    I'm the same way about high calorie days on the weekends. It's been an ongoing battle with me of "splurging" all weekend. I think it has something to do with having free time - during the week I'm "good" because I don't have spare time to do anything except stick to the previously laid out plans.

  3. Hey Katie,
    Strange, but for me too the weekends are the worst. Perhaps because I am home then and can eat each time I feel a craving. At work I drink water first, and if the craving stays, I eat something small.
    Hope you will feel better really soon.

  4. I've been sick too! I Just finished my half marathon, so I was planning on resting for at least 5 days, but then I got sick. Three days of absolute nothing. For some reason, when I'm busy, I want the excuse to do nothing, but then when I'm sick, I get so depressed that I can't do anything. I definitely have strong binging urges when I'm sick. It's horrible! Get well soon! :)

  5. I watched Fat to Finish Line last night--it was great! Loved it. Feel better soon!

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon! That 1900s comment made me laugh. Kids are so honest! :)

  7. I'm fighting a cold too, it's going around!

    Katie, if you're working on making the iPhoto to Photos migration and face tagging, be sure to update the OS on your Mac, is it new enough to run MacOS Sierra? It does some automatic face tagging that might help you.

    I'm a big photo person and I've spent the time to do what you're doing. It's well worth it, good luck!

  8. Hi Katie,
    I hope you all get better real soon. I wanted to share something that might help you out this year. At least it might be worth a try. I use to get sick constantly. I have been juicing for 6 months and my husband and I have not been sick once. My grandkids have all been sick around us and I have come into contact with friends who were sick and we didn't get anything. I started just juicing one green shot a day and now husband and I drink about 8 ounces 5-6 times a week. I juice beets, all kinds of different greens, apples, celery, carrots, ginger, turmeric, pretty much anything I have on hand. I do buy it organic at least the dirty dozen.....Costco if you have one there has a lot of organic items for inexpensive..


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