Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm Just One Stomach Flu Away From My Goal Weight


280.8 lbs

Woot Woot!  I am so looking forward to busting through the 80's and finding my way back into the 70's.  Not eating out and making all my food at home seems to make a big difference.  So does a stomach bug.

If you've watched The Devil Wears Prada then you know what I'm talking about.  If you haven't, go rent it immedidately and catch up on some pop-culture.  As you may have gathered from my title today, my tummy isn't feeling so hot. Anything I eat isn't 'sticking' if you know what I mean. It didn't start until last night. I tried some smoked turkey sausage which wasn't bad but about an hour later I was having contractions like I was about to give birth.  I'm not even pregnant!  It was a miserable few hours.

I had a fabulous weekend.  I slept more than usual as in till after 1:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.  This is highly unusual.  Even on days where adult beverages are heavily involved the evening before, I don't sleep that late.  Hindsight and all tells me maybe I was starting to get this bug I've got.  Who knows.  I skipped out on the Saturday football game revalry. 

Sunday I didn't do much but wash some clothes.  I got a call about 3:00 from Skinny Athletic Girl.  She wanted to make sure I was still on for our weekend plans.  There was one big change, we wouldn't be heading out until Monday.  It's just a day trip!  Woo Hoo!  I should be able to manage that.
I did make a fantastic dinner Sunday night.  I had some shrimp in the freezer I bought a few weeks ago when they were on sale.  I thought for a minute, what to do with these shrimp?  Last time I had shrimp, it was somewhat scampi style and I didn't enjoy it as much.  this time, I decided I just wanted to boil them in salt water.  So that's what I did.  Wait, it gets better.  Just shrimp isn't an exciting meal, so I decided to make some pasta (I used thin spaghetti) and toss it with some olive oil, a little bit of butter, spinach, garlic and parmasean cheese.  Yum.  Throw in the shrimp and I had a delicious dinner! 

Monday I got a swimsuit from my mom (aren't moms great?), threw on some cargo shorts and a white button-down and headed out the door. It was a fairly good time overall! I got some sun, had some good laughs, lived through what I consider to be a traumatic experience.  Then I came home and pretty much immediately got sick. Nice.

I'd have to give this weekend a score of a 6.9 on a scale of 10.  It could have been better, but it could have been a whole lot worse.


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Anonymous said...

Hooray on the day trip to the lake or cabin or whatever! Big fat boo to the stomach bug. The crud is going around. Keep those hands washed!

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

Hey Jen,

So glad you're taking time out of your busy study schedule to read my posts. It's better spent time, IMO....

Keeping the hand sanitizer handy...