Friday, 2 March 2012

Tonsillitis = Food Binge

Yep... you got it... a case of tonsillitis to finish my oh so fantastic month off in style. It's been pretty bad over the past few days to be honest. Waking up in sweats, swollen glands, feverish, quite overwhelming at some points but alas I finally saw the doctor today and she gave me some magic pills :D Well not magical pills but you get my drift. I think I am already on the mend!

I do think the best part about being ill is that you get to eat whatever you want! That might be quite a controversial statement here on the blog-spheres but I stand by it. Everyone needs comfort food when they feel crappy. Oddly my list of comfort food for my sister to buy was the following:


Tomato Soup

Hummus with Toasted Pitta Breads

Ice Cream :D Medicinal I promise :p

Chocolate...yeah I know naughty me but hey I'm ill :D

Orange Juice

Bit random really but I guess some of my favourite things aren't all that bad for me. One day when I reach my goal weight I will be able to eat these things in moderation and enjoy on normal days but for now I'll save them for sick days!

I'm quite bummed about being sick on my 'Holiday Days' from work but my dad says as I'm actually medically proven sick, I should be able to claim back my days off!! I hope I can because I had to cancel all my plans. I'm going to try and reschedule most of them for Easter time :D

I read about the new Summer Challenge that is being proposed and I'm keen to get involved. I've found, although I've been plagued with many challenges since the new year, my determination to keep trying has been kept up by being involved with the Spring Chicker's. Once I'm better I'm hoping the new challenge will give me a renewed burst of enthusiasm for losing weight.

I find weight loss much easier in the summer, as I'm sure many people do, so I will hopefully be able to start shifting some proper weight again.

I wish you all the best of luck with your weight loss this week :D

Keep smiling!

Emily xx


  1. I agree about finding it easier in the summer. You have the whole outdoors as your gym, all the fresh fruits and veggies at the farmers markets, can grill outside. Well, perhaps in some parts of the world you can do that year round, but here in New England, grilling out isn't too fun when it's 20 degrees, and going for a pleasant walk is tough when your street is like a skating rink. :) I'm sorry you are ill but glad you are on the mend. When I had brain surgery last year, my mom was here taking care of me and you're right..the comfort food is great. She made me tapioca pudding, cream of wheat..all the stuff mommies make for you..even when you're 40 years old. :) Get better soon!

  2. Feel better soon!
    I'm hoping to find it easier in the summer too - plenty of salads, summer walks and swimming!

  3. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. I just hope we have a decent summer in the UK this year. There is nothing more fun than being outside, going for walks, visiting new places, relaxing at the beach etc. Also I tend to eat less junk when it's warm and sunny.

    1. I'm hoping we get a decent summer as well. I just want to be able to wear shorts and a t-shirt and go for walks and bike rides and to the beach.

  5. Tonsillitis is so awful I can't even begin to describe it. It just sucks all around. Ugh!! Hope you get better sooon!

  6. I hope you're on the mend. Tonsillitis is horrible. It hurts so much to swallow. When you're not very well food does make you feel better. Ice cream and soup are healers I believe :)

    And don't worry about cancelling our plans. I want you well. I'll see you in April :D

    Love you xxx

  7. Hope you feel better soon. The comfort food is necessary in my book.

  8. Hope you're feeling better today. I'm halfway on the controversial statement - I don't think it's license to eat WHATEVER, but I do think some comfort food is within reason....especially considering when your throat is on fire there are very few things that actually feel good on it....sometimes you just have to eat ice cream....

  9. Looking forward to Summer and fitness :D However yay us for keeping going through the Winter months!!!!