I’ve been very lucky not to have been struck down with any illnesses so far since I started the Ideal Weight. The odd cold here and there, but nothing too major. Until this week when I managed to get a sickness bug and a sinus infection in one go.
At the start of the week I felt so ill that I couldn’t even eat. I was drinking water at a rate of knots which was great, but the thought of even eating a cereal bar made me feel sick.
After a few days in bed, I still felt rubbish but had regained my appetite, unfortunately. I reverted back to my childlike self and ate the things that my mum would have given me to make me feel better. So I polished off plenty of toast and cereal, and a very soothing tub of Ben & Jerry’s.
Losing weight was the last thing on my mind at this point, I just wanted to feel well, to be able to breath without pains in my nose and feeling like my head was about to explode. I knew that getting on the scales today wasn’t going to be great, but I was almost shocked into silence (almost!) when I saw that I had gained a whopping 5lb!
I felt completely miserable, and I still do. I’ll admit, I did have those ‘why am I bothering?’ thoughts, but luckily my wonderful group members and coach gave me some words of encouragement that really spurred me on. So, even though I’m still not feeling 100% well, I’m regaining my focus, bit by bit.
If it wasn’t for the support of my group and my coach, I very well might have thrown the towel in, but luckily they have made me see what a waste that would have been. I have goals to reach, and although I feel better about myself now than I did when I was heavier, I know that I will feel amazing when I reach my goals. So, as my mother-in-law told me over e-mail – head down, bottoms up, and packs away! Haha!!