May 16, 2008

Weight Loss Tips From Robbo The Llama

Want to drop some pounds? Get yourself one of these stomach bugs! After 72 hours of nothing but tea, gatorade and the odd saltine, I clocked in this morning at 151 pounds. My normal weight is up in the 158-160 range. Those of you who have met me know that I'm not all that big to begin with, so nine pounds is a pretty good chunk o' Robbo change.

Of course, I was already a bit low when the bug hit. I've been on travel a goodish bit the past few weeks (and am headed out again next week). I always lose weight on these trips, as 1) I usually only manage one meal a day, 2) I typically sleep terribly, and 3) my already chipmunk-like metabolism gets ramped up an extra notch due to the stress.

Ah, well. The good news this morning is that although the plumbing is still cramping up, the mere thought of food is no longer revolting to me. Past experience says this means that the thing has about run its course. I certainly hope so: the in-laws blow into town tonight and tomorrow we're supposed to go out to din-dins at J. Gilbert's, a local steakhouse. They've got a gimongous Cowboy Ribeye that I always order, and I want to be able to do it justice.

In the meantime, here's a little veterinary humor for Friday. I especially like the coffee theme. Where could I get one of those perkilators grafted on to my head?

Posted by Robert at May 16, 2008 08:57 AM | TrackBack

Yeah, I had a nasty week long flu/pneumonia this past January. I dropped 10 pounds in that week.

Posted by: rbj at May 16, 2008 12:16 PM

A girlfriend of mine in college had a stomach bug and lost 15 pounds. Her friends would all come over to sit in her room and try and drink from her cups, trying to get it. None of them got even a sniffle.

Posted by: Katie at May 16, 2008 12:54 PM

I lost 15 pounds in December because I got giardia (sp?) which is a disease animals get from drinking water with feces in it (which I don't remember doing). I got calls from infectious disease officials and everything. They were like "Have you been traveling?" and I was all "Yes. To Akron." And they were all, "Africa?" And I was all "No. AKRON."

The weight loss was heavenly.

Here's the bad new for you though: You will gain it all back IMMEDIATELY. I tried to keep it off, but it all came back.

Posted by: NBS at May 16, 2008 03:04 PM

Pray you are feeling much better for the weekend! Nasty way to lose weight.

Posted by: JB in Florida at May 16, 2008 10:54 PM

On Giardia, the entire day care center was closed for a few weeks due to giardia, nothing to fool around with as it is highly contagious in close settings.

As for your restaurant trip Robbo - may I suggest the "cowgirl cut" this time around? You might appreciate it some time up the road when the question becomes "should we ream his arteries out?"

Posted by: Babs at May 17, 2008 01:34 PM