For some reason I can no longer add pictures to my blog on this computer. I really like having pictures on here, so I guess I will have to start writing my blog at work, and then remember to add the pictures when I get home and then post it. I just need to be diligent about it. Pictures make it so much nicer. =)
Anyway, yesterday I went to work as normal, taking my coffee from home. I was drinking my coffee and thought it tasted a little "off" but I have been sick, so I figured it was just my taste buds. Well, I decided after about a third of the mug that I couldn't drink it anymore, it just didn't taste right. Then right before lunch I started feeling queasy. I couldn't even eat lunch, I had 2 pieces of toast and I barely kept that down.
As part of my job I go to court every other Monday, and yesterday was a "court Monday." So I couldn't call in sick at lunch time, I decided to tough it out and go to court. I went back to work and saw my mostly undrunk (is that a word) coffee mug and decided to empty it out. When I dumped it out, there were chunks in the bottom of the cup. Ugh! It was so gross and the smell was horrific! I almost lost my lunch then.
I don't know what was the culprit, I add 2 tblsp creamer (one is nothing) and 2 tblsp almond milk to my coffee. (I prefer 4 tblsp creamer, but that's 240 calories in one cup of coffee!) Anyway, one of those two things must have been bad when I added it. I know there wasn't any chunks when I put it in the mug, so the only thing I can think of is that when I added it to the hot coffee it curdled. Yuck!!
Anyway, I ended up going home early. I couldn't handle being at court. Luckily, I am one of 3, so my co-workers was able to take over, but it does suck missing it. I laid down for awhile and felt better not moving. I still couldn't eat dinner, and went to bed at 8pm. However, I didn't fall asleep right away and about 9pm I was starving so I got up and had a small snack. I felt much better after that and went right to sleep.
Then at about 12:30 Chris came in with Maddox who had thrown up all over his bed. He wanted me to hold Maddox for a few min while he cleaned out the crib. Poor guy! There is this really horrible 24 hour flu-thing going around here. I've heard several people saying that there's a lot of throwing up and diarrhea for about a day and then it goes away. I was so dreading Maddox having it. =/
Then this morning as I was in that space before you're fully awake but not really asleep anymore, I was thinking about how I felt. I really felt terrible, and was thinking maybe it wasn't food poisoning, but was actually the horrible flu-thing. I decided I would get up and move around a little and see how I felt. Luckily, once I was fully awake and moving I felt completely fine. I was still worried about Maddox though.
When he woke up I went in and got him. It looked like he might have been sick (a tiny bit) again, because there was something on the pillow and blanket Chris gave him. I pulled that out and then put all his bed stuff from last night and this morning in the washing machine. He did his normal morning fussing until I got him some milk and he could sit with me and then he acted completely fine. I have no idea why he threw up last night, but he wasn't sick this morning, thankfully.
Unfortunately, my run-in with food poisoning meant that I didn't run yesterday. Damian has a basketball game today and then we have to go grocery shopping, so that means that I may not have time to run today either. =/ I really hate missing so many days, so I may just run when I get home, even if it is 9pm (which is probably will be).
I have now seen 157.-- on the scale 3 times. Never on my official weigh-in day (which is still Friday, even though I haven't updated my Scale Obsession page in a really long time), but if 157 is true, then I have officially lost 20 lbs. =) That is really exciting for me, until I started thinking about how long it's been since I started trying to lose some weight. It's been almost a year. I started running at the end of February last year. So in 11 months, I've lost 20lbs. That is long time to lose so little. =( I get depressed when people don't notice the weight I've lost, I definitely see it, but no one else seems to notice it. No wonder though, I'm losing it so slowly, no one will ever notice. =( Sigh. Oh well, at least it's coming off, even if it is slow.
I think I will go update my Scale Obsession page now. =)
. . . Came back this evening to post a picture, and I can't post a picture on my home computer either. I don't know why. =(