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Pushing the reset button.

April 17, 2012

Over the weekend, I came down with the worst stomach flu I think I’ve ever had. I spent most of Saturday night in the bathroom, throwing up every 20 minutes for about six hours (I know) (sorry), and then all of Sunday in bed with the cats and several crayon-colored bottles of Gatorade. In fact, I was horizontal for so much of Sunday and Monday that my lower back actually ached, something I’ve never experienced before. It was not pretty.

Anyway, I find that one of the very few bright spots of being that sick is that it forces you to push the reset button.What I had this weekend definitely wasn’t food poisoning, but it did make me super-aware of the fact that, pre-stomach bug, I’d eaten cereal, two (large) spoonfuls of cream cheese frosting (for my coconut cake for a charity event), half an order of shrimp pad Thai, a root beer, two or three candied fruit slices, an ice cream cone and a veggie tortilla. I’m almost grateful that I’ve been forced to eat toast strips and chicken-and-rice soup for the past two days; I think my body needed the detox and the reminder that sometimes (oftentimes, actually) being gentle to yourself is better.

So that’s where I am this week, and I think the next few days (and hopefully lots of them after that) are going to be filled with more soup, lots of tea, salads, yoga, Pilates and long walks. Here’s to pushing the reset button, even when you didn’t know you needed to.

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    April 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    oh man. that sounds HORRID. but i’m glad that you’re doing better now. xoxo

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      April 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks, Steph! It was wretched. Feeling like a human being again is pretty awesome! 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Ugh. I feel your pain. While on vacation a few years ago, I caught the superbug flu that was going around the UK. Worst week I ever experienced (made no easier by the 12 hour flight home I had to endure.) Anyway, I’m babbling now, but the flu is horrible and I’m glad you are recovering.

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    April 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Oh wow. thats not the best way to spent the weekend – nor is seeing what you have eaten all day. but I totally get that reset button thing {if only i could find mine!} x

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

    sounds horrid. and yes, balance will happen. be well!

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