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Day 9 | Crisis Alert

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Dagney the Undaunted

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Yesterday I posted about my goal to follow the plan precisely. Not aiming for perfection, but also not using "I'd better not be a perfectionist!" as an excuse to eat off plan. One week of eating precisely on plan is possible. 

 

Then I ate my dinner at like 4pm b/c I was hungry! I figured I could has a salad with my family at a normal dinner time. 

 

But that meal didn't turn out how I planned. We took my 4 year old to the ER where he tested positive for the flu AND strep AND pneumonia. We were there from 5-9:30. My husband had a vending machine snack and offered me some - I declined. (Lucky for me, I had already eaten my dinner!)

 

My baby is going to be okay! We've got a lot of meds and he's already bouncing back having been on antibiotics for more than 24 hours now. 

 

In the past, this would have seemed like an insurmountable obstacle - a perfect excuse (who could blame me?) for going off plan. But I didn't. 

 

I had my crisis, and I didn't need to eat anything over it. I felt my feelings, did the mom thing with a baby who needs help, and I think I ended feeling a lot calmer and more capable b/c I was making food a crutch to get me through the evening. When your legs work fine, a crutch just gets in the way.

 

Hope you all are having victories too! Let's go get one tomorrow!

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Poor thing, I hope your baby gets to feeling better soon, and congrats to you for being so strong!!

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@Dagney the Undaunted I'm so sorry about your baby and prayers to feel better quickly. It's been and is still is such a bad flu season. That plus strep and other things. You should pat yourself on the back from not straying and eating things that would have tempted you in the past. That is a non-scale victory to be proud of!

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TerraFirma

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Hugs to you---so hard to see our little ones suffering!!
You're so right. Eating out of control does nothing to help situations like this---congratulations on doing so well with this!

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Dagney the Undaunted

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Thank you all for the support! I really appreciate it! It put a lift in my morning today!!! 

 

Little one is bouncing back in record time! One day on antibiotics and tamaflu has us mostly back to our old selves! He's got a little run around time yesterday, because it was so warm outside and he was really getting stir crazy after 3 days in bed. He hates the tamaflu, but other than that, he's all smiles and giggles and his appetite returned late yesterday.

 

God is good - we have been blessed in this experience!

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