It’s still Raining and I have a Cold

While I am making great progress and have been sticking to the principles of eating The Whole 30 diet and practicing a daily exercise regimen I find myself suffering from a cold. Today will mark day number three where I am not working out to allow my body to clear up whatever foreign invader that is trying to reproduce in my body.

It is typical that when I get sick I see an increase in my glucose readings in the morning and although it has gone up slightly I have managed to maintain numbers under 100 mg/dl.

It certainly doesn’t help that we are still experiencing winter like temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest while the rain continues to fall without any relief in site. It has been this way since October and most folks, along with myself are getting tired of it.

I want to take care of my gardens and prepare them for planting season and check out my local farmers market for those specialized heirloom vegetable starters to get into the ground. Well, no of that is happening yet and I pray for the rain to end. According to news sources this is the worst winter ever here and we broke records for 5 months in a row for the amount of rainfall.

I am hoping to see the weather patterns change soon and when they do I intend on getting out to mountains to hike and witness the incredible power of all of this moisture in the form of rapid, rushing waterfalls. There is a unique beauty when water is rushing through our mountains as it flows down into the rivers. These visions of the glory of nature are those things that keep me mindful of the prize that waits while paying the price of suffering the rainy season.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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5 Responses to It’s still Raining and I have a Cold

  1. suzewannabe says:

    Get well soon 🙂

  2. I was just thinking that while the rain and darkness are difficult for people, for the moss, lichens, and trees in your beautiful lush Pacific Northwest forests, this might very well be the BEST winter they’ve ever experienced, with lots and lots of water and (for them) plenty of light

  3. one of my old bosses used to say “you can take any cold remedy you want and get over the cold in 7 days or do nothing and get over the cold in a week.” I always agreed. I hate those pills that dry you out and make you feel like you are suffocating. blow your nose and lay low–let your body fight it.

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