Thursday, February 15, 2007

The best-laid plans

VD did not work out exactly as I had planned.

After lunch yesterday I started to feel kind of sick at my stomach - burping up peppers from my oh-so-good 140 calorie Smart Ones lunch. The feeling got worse and worse as the afternoon went on. By the time I was headed home, I seriously doubted if I would be enjoying the dinner I had planned for DB and me. In fact, I got in the car to go home and realized I probably wouldn't make it home without throwing up, so I went back up and did just that. I felt a wee bit better, but still had chills and shakes all the way home. When I got home, feeling really horrible, I managed to get the house all dolled up (and me too) and was pretty ready when DB showed up. He brought me some beautiful roses (awwww...I love flowers!), some candy (which he likes, me not so much, silly boy!) and a fantastic homemade Valentine card (awwwwww). :-)

With his help, I managed to make dinner, but (after stopping to throw up yet again) I didn't manage to really eat much. Had about 3 bites of the buffalo steak (normally yum, but NOTHING would have been good last night), some bread, no salad, no asparagus and a little wine. After we (he) ate, I started to clean up but just couldn't. I felt awful. DB put me to bed around 9 and I watched some of American Idol while he (sweetheart!) cleaned everything up. When he came to join me about 9:30, we took my temp and I had a fever. Booooo. That meant no hot tub before bed as planned. :-( However, from bed, we went ahead and had the dessert I planned -- strawberries and cream dipped in white chocolate from Trader Joes (these, I must say, were fantastic and sat well in my tummy AND were super low cal and low fat). We went to sleep early, but I had a hard time sleeping due to fever and continuing tummy stress.

I decided to stay home today and do my urgent stuff from here. Went back to bed at 11 and slept until about 3:30...I guess I really was sick! I've had some bread and a few bites of the buffalo today and it seems to be staying down, but I'm taking it easy. Unfortunately, no gym for me tonight...I think DB is right to say I should just stay home. :-(

The good part about all this is, of course, that I've eaten WAY less than planned since last my weigh-in tomorrow might just be ok... ;-)


Vickie said...

I know you are low fat - so I am assuming you didn't eat peanut butter??????

Helen said...

Nope, I don't eat peanut butter...even the low fat version is not MY version of low fat! ;-)