Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Flu: My Head Start

I've been sick since Tuesday night. Missed work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Fever, headache, chills, congestion--even loss of appetite. (winky face). There's a line in Romy in Michele's High School Reunion that I love because it's so true. Romy and Michelle are flipping through their high school yearbooks and they stop on the prom page. The following conversation ensues:

Michele: Remember the prom? You got so thin by then.
Romy: Oh, I know. I was so lucky getting mono. That was like the best diet ever.

Ha! Okay, I know, I know. That's cheating. This blog is about losing weight the healthy way, on Weight Watchers. But the truth is that being sick actually has been a good exercise in getting used to this Weight Watchers thing. Case in point: the other night a couple of high school friends who I hadn't seen in a while were in town so I went to meet them for a drink. They were at Frjtz, which is basically an upscale French Fry joint. Being on the sick side, fries didn't sound so appealing to me. So the first smart decision I made was to get full on low-point sushi before I met them. Loaded up on nigiri and even had a beer--all for 9 points. So far so good.

When I got there, they were all drinking, of course. Instead of jumping right in and ordering a ketel cranberry like I normally would (points galore!), I decided to hold off a bit and sipped on some water while we caught up. Then I ordered a glass of wine.

After we left Frjtz, we went to another bar in the Mission. Again, being sick, I wasn't in the mood to pound drinks, get wastey-pants, and start a dance party--which is generally my M.O. So instead, the whole night, I alternated between a bacardi and diet and a glass of bubbly water with a lime.

Overall, smarter decisions. And even though the impetus for making these decisions was my feeling less-than-stellar, I came to realize that it really wasn't *that* much harder, and it will totally be doable even once my health is fully restored.

The best part? I was still able to start a dance party in the street outside of the bar at the end of the night.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say....Mono IS the best diet! I had to get my size Small prom dress taken in after getting it. Also, we should talk via phone soon regarding diet and exercise. As it turns out, I went to an endocrinologist (recommended by your Aunt) and found out I have an underactive thyroid. Makes sense!!