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Bummer Deal Dude [Feb. 25th, 2008|08:56 am]
Lanette
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I was so sick yesterday that I hurled at least 7 times. I was unable to keep in water most of the day. Last night I managed to eat one cracker and get in 1/2 a glass of water. Today I was WAY too sick to go to work, but I've already eaten one cracker, and had almost a whole glass of water! Craig got me some chicken broth for lunch. I've not yet thrown up today, which is encouraging.

In other bad news, hopefully due to dehydration, I've lost all of the 5lbs carefully regained on vacation. I never before understood that just as it is hard for the overweight to lose weight or stop gaining, it is also hard when you are smaller to keep on weight you've intentionally gained, especially if you get ill.

Well, in even more bad news, I won't be able to race my Pinewood Derby Car because the official weigh in was today at work, and I'm too sick to make it. :(

In good news, water is staying in, so things are looking up.
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[User Picture]From: meowlet
2008-02-25 05:34 pm (UTC)
You sound way sicker than I was with my flu. Broth is definitely medicinal. Get well soon!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-25 05:52 pm (UTC)
It's soon broth time. :) I'm on my second glass of water. If I really go wild I might try another cracker too. Oh well, at least I can read snarky fashion blogs about the Academy Awards today to keep me entertained.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-02-25 05:45 pm (UTC)
That's not great! Feel better!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-25 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm already feeling better now that I can keep in water. Dehydration sucks.
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-02-26 01:47 am (UTC)
feel better soon, i just got over a similar bug and it was terrible. glad you can keep down water, IV's suck!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-26 01:48 am (UTC)
I still feel weak, but am way better due to being able to drink and eat soft foods at least.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-02-27 10:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds totally like dehydration - you can easily lose 5 pounds that way. I bet your actual muscle weight is still fine, just get more fluids in and you'll perk right up.

Me on the other hand -- still struggling with losing my last 20 pounds. ug Are we EVER happy with our weight?! LOL!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-27 10:36 pm (UTC)
I thought that, but after rehydrating I'm still down the weight.

I don't think we are ever happy with our weight, partly because of the emotional eating aspect. It's so scary to not feel in control of it, at least for me.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-02-27 10:43 pm (UTC)
As soon as I feel in control, I get terrible head hunger and cravings that cause me to regain the same 5 pounds. I get in control, lose the 5, and the cycle starts again. I hope this will not be how the rest of my food life goes...
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-27 10:50 pm (UTC)
I know for me it will always be a lifelong struggle because it isn't just food to me. It's also comfort. It's a deep instinct.
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