Current Happenings

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I fell into a burning... bag of candy. It went down, down, down....

Man, I have had a bad couple of days. It really has nothing to do with Halloween, and everything to do with being stressed and not getting good sleep. Put those two things together, and I go carb crazy.

My 8 year old daughter has the flu right now, and I've spent the past couple of days doing serious battle with her fever. I've had to take her temperature every hour or two, and alternate medications to keep it even a low-grade fever. So, even with medicine, I'm just working to keep her around 101* or so. Add in the nasty cough, congestion, headache, and body aches, and I've got my hands full in trying to keep her comfortable.

I ate a bunch of candy yesterday, which is a big no-no. There was a candy bag sitting on the table next to me, and Pumpkin asked me if she could have a small sucker. Since it seemed like it would help her salivate and sooth her throat, I gave her one. I also gave myself one. From that point on, I might as well have just tied the bag onto my face, like I were a carriage horse. I sat in my chair, with my daughter curled up in my lap, and I nibbled on little sugary treats (dum-dums, Skittles, Laffy Taffy, etc.) while we watched a movie.

Then, of course, I popped on here to see how everyone else is doing, and I realized that I had completely missed my weigh-in. Gwar. I guess I'll just wait until the next one is due, and post then. If I don't get my act together though, it won't be any better than what I'd have now, with my bloated sugar-crazy self. Nasty.

Alrighty, I'm done beating myself up for today. lol I have to go and make some lunch for Pumpkin. Hopefully she will be able to eat. If not, I guess I'll have to make her another "milkshake".


Brooke said...

I'm so sorry your daughter is sick. We just got over the swine flu here - and it was horrible. But we're back on our feet and the Halloween candy is gone. Move on Sista!! Move on!