The Important Questions

I was so sick the last two days that I exactly weight five pounds less right now than I did 48 hours ago. I am not very hungry, but I am pretty shaky, weak, light headed and still a bit achey. I changed the Cherub’s diaper and had to sit down to catch my breath. I swept a spot under a cupboard, about 2×2 feet, that’s been bugging me a while, and I had to sit down and rest. I read a few pages in a book and I needed a nap.

For breakfast I had a small gluten free waffle with apple and cinnamon (Van’s, because the Cherub can eat them since they have no wheat, corn, or eggs!), and that was not a huge success.

For lunch I had some plain whole yogurt sweetened with nothing but crushed berry sauce (applesauce, but with strawberries, raspberries, and a couple other fruits, no sugar added). That seems to be working out better than the waffle so far.

I’ve hydrated with two cups of green tea (one of them was green tea, no sweetener, we won’t speak of the other one) and a bottle water.

I’ve folded some origami star boxes out of cards. I used one to hold raisins for a tea party I had with five of the grand-darlings the day before I got sick, and it was a huge hit.

I’ve watched a few episodes of K-dramas- finished Memories of the Ahlhambra, am watching Just Between Lovers with my husband, and I slowly am going through Secret Healer.

I’ve fallen asleep listening to two or three different audiobooks.

I did a few Duolingo lessons.

I have watched a video of our church family back in Davao singing I Need Thee Every Hour in Cebuano. I may have watched it five times. I may have cried, but since nobody saw it and there’s no video, it didn’t happen.

I “straightened up’ the kitchen, which means I put away four or five jars my husband had washed, tidied up the tea storage situation and put the peanut butter knife he’d used in a coffee cup that was soaking for him to wash later. And then I needed to rest again.

I’ve twittered and fbed and so on.

I’m bored, and hungry but nervous about it and need to eat something to help with the shakes, but really, really big and important question- what can I do to keep at least half of that five pounds from glomming right back on me?

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3 Comments

  1. Frances
    Posted February 3, 2019 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Sympathy!!!

  2. Lisa Beth W.
    Posted February 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry you’ve been so sick!

  3. Posted February 14, 2019 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    17 hours ago

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