Right after my birthday, I came down with the flu. The flu then progressed to bronchitis. It’s been dreadful. I feel like crap. All I want to do is sleep.
Even though I was feeling terrible, because I didn’t have much of an appetite, I didn’t really feel the need to use up any bonus points when it came to food. There was nothing I was craving. The only thing that was a struggle for me was actually preparing something that I wanted to eat. The convenience of just opening a can of tomato soup wasn’t there —
I know that I could have used a bonus point, but I didn’t want to. I was too mesmerized by having a perfect score to want to change that. Yes. I’m stubborn.
Although it was a bit of a pain (particularly exercising), what it did show me is that it’s possible. It’s possible not to cave into comfort foods. It’s possible to make some time and get a bit of activity in. It’s possible to do pretty much anything if you put your mind to it.
I’m glad that I had the challenge to keep me in line and not give in to comfort foods like I might have done had I not been on the challenge. What I also realized was that before I probably would have eaten those foods with the idea that they would bring me comfort. However, I know that eating junk would just make me feel worse. I think that continuing to eat clean and healthy while being ill really helped not worsen my symptoms. Even the bit of activity would help clear up my sinuses and give me a bit of relief from the lethargy that went hand in hand with my illness.
I’m still struggling to recover.
The main lesson: It’s possible. If you want it, you can do it.