Friday, January 28, 2011

Sick does not equal zero appetite!

Been sick all week with strep throat and a sinus infection....started Monday and I am just now starting to feel better. Yet another week set back for my weight loss! I am not one of those lucky people who lose their appetite when sick...I ended up working from home wed & thursday. Alone all day with my kitchen is not a good thing. I grazed all day like a cow in a big, green pasture. when I am sick I eat...I crave comfort food and sweets..not even a throat on fire kept me from eating. I was too sick to get to the gym as well so this whole week went to hell in a hand basket!! Im so glad Im starting to feel better today..Im giving myself one more day of rest than Im hitting the gym again. I havnt weighed myself so I am hoping I didnt gain anything this week! Its weird but I hate wasting time...every day is a day I could be losing more weight and getting my body in better shape..a week "off" is a huge set back and when you have had a few of them it really adds up...I hate taking a month to lose a couple pounds and Im scared the weight loss is really going to start slowing down now. I am finding myself leaning toward "easy" food or some call them sliders. ..when I eat "healthy" foods like salad or chicken breasts I have a much harder time eating them and they go down hard and I start getting a stuck feeling but I can woof down chocolate cookies back to back and no issues at all! Sometimes I just get tired of being so careful eating and having to eat so slow and small bites that I just want to be able to eat "normal" again...I guess I kinda miss it and miss the way I used to be able to eat. No regrets just miss it sometimes:)


  1. I know exactly how you feel. I've been getting stuck way too often lately so I find myself heading for the easy foods that I know won't get stuck, which are almost always not the best choice.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. The one thing I sometimes miss is drinking during meals. I try not to TOO often, but sometimes I slip up. Thankfully I've never PB'd or slimed or any of that other scary stuff. Oh, and I miss sodas, and bread. The other day I was making dinner and without thinking I popped a piece of cornbread into my mouth. lol Promptly spit it out, but just thinking of before I had the band, I could have eaten three pieces just standing there! I love my decision to be a bandster especially when I'm naughty. :D

  3. I hope you feel better soon.. (((hugggssss))) and a cup of hot, virtual chicken soup to you!


    Now keep your germies on YOUR side of the computer!! :)

  4. I miss drinking at meals too! To my surprise it hasnt been that hard for me though..I thought it would be the worse part.I do have a hard time though when about 10 minutes after Im done eating im parched and cant drink for an hour or more. I do finally feel alot better today!

  5. I am the same way. Even if it is a sick stomach I still want to eat, like it will settle it down. I hope you feel better.