Sunday, February 10, 2013
It's been quite a week. I had a call from my daughter's basketball coach last weekend, whilst she was away for a tournament in Luxembourg, to say she wasn't feeling too well. By the time she got home on Saturday evening she was quite poorly. For many years now she has suffered from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. We thought she had grown out of it as she hadn't had an attack for over 3 years, but no, it had hit again with a vengeance.
Long story short - she ended up in hospital for a few days whilst they tried to stop the nausea and get some fluids into her body. Once she got the care she needed, she recovered very quickly and is now home again as if nothing had happened.
I, meanwhile, have managed to put on 4 lbs this week, which disappoints me. I know exactly what went wrong. I am a comfort eater - the first sign of stress and I reach for the chocolate. It's more than a craving - I physically feel hungry, with proper tummy rumbles and all! Factor in that I was trying to eat from a hospital cafeteria menu combined with what they'd got in the gift shop, no tracking, no chance to exercise, very little water and poor sleep and it's no surprise the weight crept on. I'm sure that I could have made better choices but I had other things on my mind.
SO.... back to basics this week. It will be a challenge. We were supposed to be on the ferry to England last Friday evening for the midterm break which obviously didn't happen, but I have managed to change the booking to Tuesday evening. So we will be staying with my parents for a few days. My mum is a feeder - and she will see Amy's hospital stay as the perfect excuse to "build us up". But it will be manageable and I can get out for some good walks. My sister is a runner and has already mentioned us going out for a wee joglet together. And Lent begins on Wednesday, which will be an extra source of motivation to stay off the sugar.