Worth it?

Last week I came down with a stomach bug. It lasted a long and frustrating 4 days. 4 days where anything I ate meant cramps and bloating and discomfort.

It was also 4 days that I persevered with work although I was starving much of the time and trying to contemplate if it was worth eating my lunch or not.

The plus side of all this is that I lost 1.1KG (2.4LBS) in those 4 days. It actually gave me a little bit of motivation to continue with my weight loss. Yes, I know that is weird. Yes, I should have been more focussed on my health than the weight loss and really, while I was sick, I was.

Have you ever heard someone mention the weight they lost from being sick? Every time I see someone say this the reply is usually “if only I could be sick” and the person says it isn’t worth it and everyone rolls there eyes because as if it isn’t worth it!

But now, that I have been in the situation, I’m not sure… could they be telling the truth?? *gasp* Would I have been better off not losing the weight and hoofing down anything and everything I could get my hands on? Maybe not. Seriously, I don’t know. This has encouraged me to keep going and for the first week in a long time I’ve managed to lose some weight. The sickness was a little kick start I needed.

If only the sickness could have occurred without, well, the sickness. Yes, this is me wishing for some miracle weight loss cure. Just like every other overweight person in the world who can’t stop binging on the chocolate.

Hard work it is I suppose. What do the normal people do to keep motivated in times like this (by which I mean, easter).?

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