Sunday, November 09, 2008


I got a weird bug on Tuesday that completely debilitated me for a full day. I won't go into gross details, but I didn't leave the house because I didn't want to be too far from a bathroom. Watching the election returns helped up my energy level, but I didn't even stay up for Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

I'm just now getting back to having a normal appetite and energy level. For a few days after being sick, all I wanted was bland, salty food: saltine crackers, chips, grits. I figured that there was a good reason for this, but now I'm trying to get back to a more balanced diet again.

An illness is always a good reminder of how good it is to be healthy. I actually enjoyed being able to get out and rake leaves and scoop up pine needles yesterday. It's a nice reminder that I want to stay healthy for a long time. For one thing, it will determine whether I'm one of those suburbanites standing around with a leaf blower or getting a core workout with the rake.


  1. I'm glad you're feeling better and were able to get out and rake leaves in the sunshine. Being healthy is a good thing :)

  2. That is such a good point - that getting sick is a reminder of how good it feels to be healthy! I am happy you are getting better :)

  3. Very good point! I've never really understood why people clean up leaves. They're great fertilizer for your lawn, and its a lot less work to just leave them about. BUT, I was raking this fall just for the workout! You get a free wiff of fall with every stroke! Glad to hear you're feeling better.

  4. Hi

    I have just come across you blog and your last post really opened my eyes and made me realize a few things so thank you.

    Also hope you feel back to 100% soon.



"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07