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Old 02-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs down flu bug - ugh!

You know that line in The Devil Wears Prada? "I'm only one stomach flu away from my goal weight!"

Well, it's not true for me! I just spent 2 solid weeks completely knocked out by a flu bug. It was miserable, and I'm actually believing that the 0 lb weight loss (at least there was a 0 lb weight gain) had more to do with not moving (at ALL) and metabolism.

I just read in the latest shape or fitness mag that when you cut calories more than 20%, your body's immune system suffers a bit without the nutritional support. So maybe I should have thought about that BEFORE i went on a drastic 1300 cal / day diet...

anyway. just my thoughts today. Here's hoping NONE of you get bitten by the nasty flu bug and get "the crud"!
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you are feeling better.....

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:10 PM   #3
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Glad you are better. I had the flu last week and it was horrible.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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I didn't have flu i have head cold and Im ready to cry with all this coughing! I am so worried it will effect my weigh in on wen. Waaa

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Old 02-16-2009, 01:34 PM   #5
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Two weeks?!! Oh, no. I'm on my third day. My stomach feels distended. It is making all kinds of operatic noises.

Of course, it descended upon me just as I had my weekend all planned. I had yoga class on Saturday, swimming class on Sunday, and I was going into Manhattan today to see some small films & then to look at co-ops with my realtor this evening. Well, all I managed was the yoga class. Then it was aches, chills & a lot of toilet-sitting. I haven't been to the gym for two days. I think I'd barf all over the elliptcal or the bike.

For once in my life, I can't stand the sight of food. I don't want to smell it, either.

Please tell me this isn't going to last for two straight weeks! Please!
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