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Stomach Virus and Thanksgiving Weekend

Monday, November 26, 2012

Not sure what happened last week - I woke up Monday morning feeling sick, and it only got worse over the course of the week. By Wednesday morning I didnt think I would make it through the work day, so I ended up going home after about an hour and a half, and I slept ALL DAY. I also really couldnt eat anything because the smell of food was making me want to vomit. Needless to say I was a bit worried about Thanksgiving.

Thursday morning I woke up, ate breakfast without feeling sick, and watched some the Macys parade - I was pretty disappointed that they spent more time showing the announcers/commenters and not much of the parade at all. So I turned it off half way through and went back to sleep until J texted me around 10:30 that we had to be at the vice wing commander's house by 1pm. I wasnt expecting to have to be there until 4pm, so I felt a bit rushed! But I got all ready, packed my bag to stay at J's that night, and headed over. We went to the vice wing commander's house for Thanksgiving dinner - him and his wife are super sweet. J's boss and the boss's family were also there, as well as a few other squadron commander families. There were about 15 of us total. I drank 2 glasses of wine before dinner and felt very dizzy. Then I ate dinner and essentially blew up - I seriously felt so so bloated, and I didnt even eat a lot! Because of my stomach virus all week, I was afraid to really eat anything. We then stayed there for like another 3 hours and the longer we stayed there, the more my stomach kept hurting. By the time we got back to J's house, I was really worried. I was extremely bloated - like pregnant bloated; super nauseaus; and having other stomach issues causing me to stay in the bathroom for a LONG time :( J found some pepto in the house, and that helped enough that I could lay down at least. We watched some football and then went to sleep. I felt somewhat better in the morning and went home to work on some craft projects. However, once I ate breakfast I was super sick again, so I ended up sleeping for a while. I dragged myself out of the house to go to JCPenney because I really wanted a new coat that they had and I figured it was on sale for Black Friday - and it was! $40! I love it! I also picked out some outdoor running gear that was on sale. Then went home to lay down some more because my stomach was still not feeling better. I went to J's around dinner time and he cooked for me, but I couldnt keep it down :( Felt so bad. We watched some more football and then went to sleep. Saturday morning I still felt really sick - seriously, what was giving? I went home and slept some more. Then I finally started feeling a bit better so I started working on my curtains.

A few months ago I decided I wanted to make curtains for my home office in a fun pattern that made me happy and inspired some creativity to do more crafts. But my sewing machine wasnt working :( I somehow broke the needle and had to replace that; and then I couldnt get the bobbin to thread through properly. Well, I finally fixed it all!! So I was able to start my curtain making. About 1/4 of the way through, J texted me that he was in my driveway - what a surprise! We watched the Notre Dame game, but I fell asleep during it. I seriously watched more football this weekend than I have in my entire life!!

Sunday morning J and I went out to breakfast at IHOP because I was finally feeling better and craving chocolate chocolate chip pancakes! And I didnt get sick after eating! Hooray!! Also the best news ever - J told me that WE are going to England in the spring!! I am seriously so excited! I've never been out of the country, and having been an English Literature major in college, it's been a dream to go to England and visit famous literary and historical places! And J said he would take me to see all of them!! And we could go see shows - he even searched online to see if there was a 2013 schedule up for shows! Ahhh!!! I was so excited I couldnt even sleep last night!!

I also finished my curtains!!! After breakfast, J went to work and I set out on first grocery shopping and throwing some ingredients in the crockpot for chili, and then I spent the day sewing my curtains! They turned out way better than I could have hoped! I havent hung them up yet because I still need to get a curtain rod, but once I do, I will share pictures! I have never sewn anything except pillows, so to be able to say I made curtains is huge!! Next up - homemade Christmas stockings!! That will probably happen sometime this coming weekend :)

I didnt get in any exercise last week except Monday morning and because I had been bloated so much last week and so sick, I had no idea what my scale would say when I weighed in yesterday morning, but it moved down! I have lost 4 pounds so far this month, and am back to my weight before I went to NJ in October! Score! Seriously, all I have been doing is wearing my fitbit everyday, tracking my food on MyFitnessPal (with my fitbit syncing) and staying within +/-100 calories of what it says I should be eating. Occassionally exercising. Mostly just being mindful and not overdoing it anything. I am losing at a normal pace, and I feel good. Right now I am on par to meet my goal of 8lbs lost before the end of the year. I just have to keep it up. But the best part is that I am not depriving myself. I dont feel hungry. I am just making overall good decisions. :)
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    That sounds like a nasty bug, I was wondering if it was a food allergy or something by the way you described it. Glad to hear that it is at bay now.

    My step-grandma sewed a valance for some curtains for me as a child. It meant so much to me that she spent the time and I loved the fabric (sunflowers). I'll never forget it.

    Nice job in meeting your healthy living goals!
    1426 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Sorry about the yuckiness but YAY for an England trip!! Whoop!
    1426 days ago
    1426 days ago
    Love my FitBit! Great job on making healthy decisions! emoticon
    1426 days ago
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