How to lose a kg in 24 hours
Ughhh… yesterday was a blur. I had been feeling a bit off on Sunday afternoon but since Oliver has a cold I thought nothing of it – my body can fight off a cold before it can properly hit me. At 1am though I was jolted awake by some serious stomach pains. I took a couple of paracetamols and slept on and off until it was time to get up. On and off meaning up every hour as I was still in pain and Oliver was in between us coughing.
In the morning I got ready for work still feeling lousy but I got on the tube regardless. I sat there for 10 minutes sipping some warm apple juice and then realised I was not going to make it – I felt so weak and nauseous, and I got off and came back home.
From 8am to noon I spent in bed in a modified child’s position with my head propped up on pillows – the stomach ache was crazy. I tried to take paracetamol but threw it up shortly afterwards. At noon my stomach was empty enough so I felt better and had some plain bread. In an hour I was back in bed doubled over.
From 1pm to 5pm I spent in bed in that same child’s position. That was not a fun day. I have had gastro before but never with such pain. I guess my system was empty by the afternoon so all it could do was to hurt.
Oskar had his first piano recital in the afternoon. I missed it :( Luckily MrB had actually taken the day off work (and Oliver was home sick as well) so at least one parent got to see it.
Once they got home from school at 5:30 I sat there watching them all eat dinner, once the boys were in bed I had a cup of peppermint tea and a few pretzels. Thankfully there was no more pain during the night. Oliver coughing every hour in between us and non-stop from 5 to 6am didn’t make for a great night’s sleep but I didn’t care – at least I was no longer in pain.
Unfortunately I had no strength to go to CrossFit this morning :( but I had a bit of watery porridge for breakfast and some coffee for breakfast, a miso soup and pretzel for lunch and so far so good – although my stomach is a bit achy and tonight’s work dinner will be uneventful when it comes to food and drink, I simply won’t be having any.