Something Weird is Going On… And, I’m Sick- Again!

Hey B2B readers- Happy Friday! It would be a happier Friday for me if I wasn’t so sick 😦 On Monday, I started to get that “oh boy, I may be getting sick” feeling and sure enough, I was awake most of Monday night with post nasal drip and an itchy throat. From there, it turned to just a sore throat, to a sore throat with sinus pressure and now I have it all, including a cough that kept me up for 3 hours in the middle of the night last night! Needless to say, it’s not fun, especially since I was supposed to go to a going away party for one of my favorite Dynamax members at a fun bar in Southie that I’ve wanted to go to for ages! And, what was going to make the night even more fun was the fact that I DON’T have to teach tomorrow morning!! This is the first weekend in a while that I have totally off- no teaching, no traveling, nothing. It’s a great feeling, I just wish I felt better! I think my body just decided that since I have a relatively open weekend, it was a good time to get sick- makes sense, right? Who knows!

Anyway! This week has been much less busy than last week! I called my mom when I left work on Monday and said I wasn’t sure if I felt like going to the gym, but it turns out, I must have wanted to go because I went and had an awesome workout! Only 10 minutes of rowing cardio throughout the whole thing- the rest was all weight training-focused and I loved it! Tuesday I subbed for Athena’s class at the Oak Square YMCA; I was finally able to make it for a “two-a-day”, but I think that’s what got me more sick:( Wednesday I taught, but didn’t do much of the workout and yesterday I taught and only instructed in SHRED and taught the low-impact version of kickboxing.

After kickboxing, my friend Meaghan and I met for sushi at Yoki in Cambridge since it’s only a block from my gym. I thought about cancelling because I had no voice, but we were so long overdue for a sushi date that I decided to keep the plans. So glad I did! It’s always so nice to catch up with Meg, especially since she had so many fun wedding updates to share! Thanks for a fun night, Meg!


Something Weird is Going On…

So, as I said in my title- something really weird has been going on: I haven’t had dessert in over a week! I know, if you’re anyone who knows me and knows how much I LOVE sweets, you know that me going even a day with no dessert is unheard of! Now, I’m not saying I have a huge ice cream sundae every day, but I’ll have a few bites of a cookie after lunch and dinner and always a couple bites of ice cream at night.

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Last week I had a weird stomach thing going on all week, so the thought of sweets created a huge aversion for me. This week, even though I don’t have stomach issues anymore, I still haven’t craved sweets and therefore, haven’t eaten them. And, you know what? I have survived!!! It’s so interesting because I always said that I could never give up sweets- like ever! But, it turns out, I never really NEEDED those sweets after every meal. I think it had turned into a habit, thus making me think I wasn’t satisfied until I had a bite of something sweet to finish off my meal.

With this being said, I am by no means “swearing off sweets”, I am just going to be more mindful of eating them. I think I’ve made it clear that I am not one for diets or restrictions or anything like that; I firmly believe in the saying “everything in moderation” when it comes to food. But, with that said, I never needed as many as I ate, so it actually feels good to not crave them all the time. I am a little nervous, though, because what if as soon as I have a bite of something sweet, I revert back to my crazy sweet-tooth ways?! Has anyone else ever gone through anything like this? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Questions for you: Have you heard of a lot of people getting sick this time of year? Have you ever given up food that has been hard for you to give up? Do you have a big sweet tooth?

7 thoughts on “Something Weird is Going On… And, I’m Sick- Again!

  1. Jean Brennan says:

    Just got back from spending from 11:30 on with your Mom. We went to Best of Everything in Kennebunkport and she got reading sunglasses. After that we had lunch at Duffy’s Tavern in Kennebunk and from there went to Marshalls to get both Jeanne and Frank a gift for tomorrow. Dennis is with your Dad setting up some tables for tomorrow and when I pick up Emma at 5 we are headed to Shapleigh and Colleen will come when she gets out of work. I think Jeanne is coming also. Have not been sick for a long time–so sorry for you as you have plans for tonight—if you go have fun.

  2. Stella says:

    I always thought I needed sweets every day too, but then I forced myself to not eat them for a week and now it’s pretty easy! It is true that when you have some you crave them a bit for a day or two afterwards, but you just have to be a bit mindful and it’s pretty easy to go back to not eating them. My main trick is to not eat them mindlessly – don’t have something that you don’t really love. That way when you have some sweets you feel really satisfied which also helps make the craving you get from having eaten them less strong.

    I’ve found that it’s nice to not crave sweets as much – I feel much more balanced, and I’m less bloated too!

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      Thanks for the tips and it’s nice to know I am not alone! It’s hard because as soon as I tell myself I can’t have something, I want it even more, so I need to be careful not to do that here! It is nice being satisfied after meals without needing that bit of sweets!

  3. suzanne gagnon says:

    First of all, as your mom, I can attest to the fact that you always get some kind of sick when you are too extended, as you were last week. My advice is for you to take it easy this weekend(sure, says the mom who doesn’t know when to stop!!) I’m not a huge sweet eater, but give me a plate of hors d’oeuvres, and I’m out of control! Mom

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