Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Sunny Side of Being Sick

Two weeks. 

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.


  1. You don't look at all well in this picture. But I'm glad you at least have some comfy house shoes and a mug of something hot to drink. I'm praying for your recovery. In the meantime--take our Houston hurricane advice and hunker down--which means to stay where you are and take care of yourself.
    Love you!
    Your sister

  2. I'm sorry to hear you are still sick. I started the Z-Pak 2 days before Boar's Head hoping not to lose my voice and be able to sing all 3 performances (it worked!). I hope it performs the same miracle for you! (And I L-O-V-E the graphic!!!)



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