I first started the 12 week plan a few months ago & I was doing quite well. I then used the excuse of mine & 4 family members birthdays to sabotage my attempts so I'm back to square one - 73.7 kg I was planning to restart after the bank holiday but ended up with ear infections in both ears I went to the GP yesterday as I feel really odd on the way to work. She checked me out & said my ear infections had cleared but I now had a throat infection & have been given antibiotics ( last time I had any was when I had my wisdom tooth out at hospital & before that in 2003 for Campylobacter infection) so I'm quite surprised. She was a little concerned that my coughing could be a sign off something more serious & that my heart rate was a little erratic (pulse & BP ok). I hate having my blood pressure taken ( nurse told me white coat syndrome)
GP said I was to take some time from work as sick leave but I feel a bit of a fraud as I just feel really tired & have a sore throat. But this will be the first time I've been off I sick since 1 day off in April 2009.
It really made me appreciate how expensive prescriptions are I've spent £25 in a week so feel really sorry for people with chronic conditions like asthma who don't get free prescriptions .
I'm sure once the antibiotics have kicked in I will be back on track & back to work .
Does anyone have any ideas for healthy sore throat treatments as I want to keep up the healthy eating I started ?