Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Sunny Side of Being Sick
At first it was "just a cold". It was easy to stay on my program because I couldn't taste a thing. My husband would ask me what I wanted to eat and I would say, "What difference does it make? Give me something healthy."
Then just when I thought I was getting over it...BAM!!!! The real thing hit me and I'm on my annual Z-pack of antibiotics.
The sunny side is...I've been losing weight like crazy! In fact, I'm at 40 pounds! Used to be, when this happened, I would use being sick as an excuse to eat a lot of "comfort food." But this time I've just been counting my points and eating lots of salads and vegetable soups. And resting.
While being sick is REALLY boring, it also feels like God patting me on the shoulder and telling me to slow down. All this sitting around gives a person time to reflect and contemplate life. Guess I needed a break. I keep thinking that tomorrow I'm going to feel better. But in the meantime, I'm staying on program. It's hard to feel a bit helpless and somewhat vulnerable. I know, however, that I have a big God to lean on, and He wants me to remember that He's there for me, even in this shadowy valley.