Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fizzy Water Has No Calories

Living on a diet of fizzy water, bites of saltines, and what tiny scraps I’ve been able to keep down, I’m happy to report there’s a good side to being so ill! I’ve lost three pounds. I’m sure the fevers and chills alone fueled a massive calorie burn.

I’m a bit wonky on my feet today…but (and I say this with some trepidation) I do feel better. Not so sick in my stomach, my head doesn’t ache all that much, a considerable improvement. I won’t be swimming, but I may be able to walk the dogs for the first time in three days (The Husband has been filling in, what a sweetheart) and hopefully I can repay him by cooking something nice for dinner. He’s been making due with leftovers, and once they were gone the poor guy was forced to resort to canned soup.

The other day I was standing in line waiting to purchase some rapid-release Tylenol geltabs at the grocery store, and I happened to look over the cover of one of those silly gossip magazines, and the headline claimed that Jessica Simpson had lost 10lbs in 10 days, or was it 7lbs in 7 days? Anyway, I was pretty delirious, so don’t quote me on the facts or lack thereof. I’m sure that rag was lying. They can print any old damn thing they want. Can you imagine, having cameramen chasing you down, taking unflattering pictures of your ass in compromising positions? I’ve noticed that they like to shoot celebrity women as they attempt to climb out of their cars, as they bend over to do something, you get the picture. My daughter says they wanted to be famous so they deserve what they get. I don’t go along with that. They should be allowed to have a private life. Maybe Jessica just had the flu.

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San said...

I'm sorry you've been sick. But three pounds off--nothing to sneeze at! Or maybe you were sneezing.

I'm with you on the celebrity pictures. Everyone should be able to bend over without a camera recording the position. Shudder.

Becca's Dirt said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Have you had the flu? I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. You must have a good hubby.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Sorry to read that you're feeling ill, but I admire your determination to get yourself to a keyboard anyway!

As for celebrity pictures I guess that just comes part and parcel with being a celebrity. I'm never going to feel too sorry for people with their own private jets and the abilities to buy small countries.

Feel better soon!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I've had the flu. A particularly nasty case. But I never sneezed or coughed. Glad about that, the first sign of that Swine Flu is a cough. So, I knew that I didn't have THAT one, a consolation to be sure.

I don't know, I still think it's a dreadful thing, picturing all those creepy paparazzi chasing celebrities with cameras, making a living off of them, like parasites. They killed Princess Diana.

Sarah Lulu said...

I hope you are feeling better.

That is an adorable photo!

Barry said...

Glad you're feeling better. As I've come to learn, being sick sucks!

Although loosing a few pounds isn't a bad thing.

Cloudia said...

You are a sweetheart.

Glad you're on da mend!
Comfort Spiral

Lauren said...

Being sick is no fun at all. My friend calls it a "free diet."

That is such a cute picture you have with your post!!

Marguerite said...

So glad that you're feeling better, Elizabeth. I was getting worried about you. That pic is adorable.

Jennysmith said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you're poorly. Don't overdo it, my sweet.

Like your wording above. I saw Little Shop of Horrors again last year in East London. xxx

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Lovely you're around the bend and heading back to normal. Terrible way to go on a diet.

Tabitha Bird said...

Well being sick has to have an upside hey! Glad you are feeling better.

Shirley Wells said...

What a lovely picture.

Glad you're feeling better. Hope you're back to normal very, very soon.

The Victorian Parlor said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better!



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