Wednesday, January 19, 2011

turns out the stomach virus is good for a diet

so the weekend away was good.....

great to see the family, great to see my SIL.... I love her so much and i am so happy she is with us and healthy ( she had a massive stroke last year, but is doing well! clearly a long post for another day.)

we drove to st. augustine on friday afternoon.... my niece was celebrating her 5th birthday, so we went to celebrate with everyone :D

spent friday night just hanging out with the kids.... DH is the perfect jungle gym for a 2 year old and a 5 year old!!

saturday i got to spend some time with SIL.... i miss her so much, and i am so happy she is doing well. then the big festivities..... Niece's birthday party. It was an art's and crafts party held in the classroom of Hobby Lobby.... it was super cute!! Face painting, and all the kids got to decorate tiara's/crown's. And then, DH stole the show...... he busted out some balloon animals for the kids!! i have no idea how DH knows how to make balloon animals, but he does it from time to time and it is always a hit.

sunday we went to breakfast... BIL was not feeling so hot, so we left shortly after breakfast and headed home (4 hour drive).

we both felt fine all day sunday, but i woke up around 5 in the morning on monday. things were not good. my stomach felt like it was being ripped apart. to put it nicely, it was coming from both ends. DH started to get sick shortly after me. we both missed work on monday and basically were bed ridden for the whole day.

turns out someone at the birthday party brought along a nasty virus. from what i have heard, about half the kids and adults were sick.

i am feeling so much better....thank the lord!! i have not been sick like that since i was a kid!

the silver lining...... weekly weight loss 2.8 pounds even after a major cheat day on saturday!! and then when i weighed myself this morning (after basically living on crackers for a day) another 2.8 pounds!!! whoooo hooooo!!

i am wearing my favorite michael kors pants that have been locked away in the closet for a while now!!! i know i might come back a little bit but still..... things are going well.


  1. Sorry you were sick this week! That stinks! Congrats on fitting into the pants again! WOOOHOOO!

  2. Oh, you poor girl! Being sick sucks... so sorry you and DH were so ill. Take care of yourself, friend!

    Oh, and fitting into old pants is a good feeling... nice work!

  3. That sounds terrible! I had something similar last month, and I really thought I was going to die. Glad you're feeling better and about the bonus weight loss. Congrats on fitting into those pants!


  4. Congrats on your weight loss! That's fantastic. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Ooohh man, lovely lady! That's how I got the flu. Silly kid birthday parties though Hobby Lobby sounds like an adorable idea.

  6. Hope you are feeling better now! I think it's awesome that you look at it as a bonus for your diet--what a positive spin on puking!


  7. LOL!! I still think getting mono in high school was the best diet ever. Glad you see the positives of sickness as well! AP