Hi gang! I’ve been away from the computer but not intentionally. Last Thursday I came down with some sort of stomach bug and have been ill since. The upside was that I was just nauseous and not actually expelling things from my body. I was flat out in bed all day Thursday and Friday. Yesterday was the first day where I was up on a normal schedule and not sleeping the day away. It was also the first day that I left the house.
I had been living on canned soup (thank goodness for crappy canned soup!), crackers, and OJ. I was hungry but not able to eat much. My stomach couldn’t handle it, since it was still queasy and if I had to chew something more than twice I started getting gaggy.
Being hungry and unable to eat sucks. Especially when you love food!
Yesterday evening I was finally feeling on my way back to normal. I decided I’d had it with being sick and kicked sick to the curb!
I made pan seared chicken breasts with gravy, mashed potatoes, and basic green beans.
And I ATE a full plate! Then I had some chocolate and a wee (very wee!) splash of wine.
After that I crashed hard in bed. Normally I wake up in the middle of the night for a bathroom run. Last night? Nothing. I was out from 11pm to 6am (or the old 7am). That’s a lot of straight sleep for me!
I dedicated today as the last day of “rest” before getting back into action. I miss working (seriously!) and I miss working out. Today when I got up I was starving and I wanted to eat.
I felt normal. I had a yogurt mess with some coffee. I haven’t had coffee in days because I couldn’t handle it. Today I cherished that cup of coffee. I walked Rocky and then had even more food.
Being sick stinks no matter what. But for me, the worst is being able to not eat. I love eating. I love food. I love being able to enjoy the foods that make me and my body happy.
When I can’t eat, I get really bummed out. When I can’t workout, I get really bummed out.
Now it’s time to enjoy being able to do all those things again!
How do you handle being sick? Does it bum you out as well?