Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Midnight hunger/Flu

For some reason, I always get woken up between midnight and 3 a.m. by hunger.  I usually drink some water and ignore it, but sometimes I honestly can't fall back asleep until I get a small snack to eat.

What is up with my body?  This hasn't started happening until recently.  I read that sometimes feeling "hungry" can actually mean that your body is "thirsty", hence me drinking water most of the time.  I don't know.  I'm a bit worried though, because if this continues on into when I leave for basic training I'm screwed.  There won't be any way I'll be able to sneak away to satiate my rumbly tummy.


Also, I just found out that 2 people in my family have the flu.  And it's not your run of the mill flu, according to the doctor, it's the strongest strain one can catch--- even if one has the vaccine.  My grandma visited a few days before New Year's and unknowingly came over with the infection.  She left early to visit her doctor, who had informed her that she had a bad case of the flu, and pretty much exposed my entire family to it.  What's scary is the fact that she got the flu shot, and it still didn't help.

So far, I haven't been showing any symptoms.  I've been loaded up with vitamins and Airborne tablets, so I'm hoping that I'll be safe.  If I get sick, all of my plans for this weekend are doneskies.

Saturday (if I don't get sick) I'll be judging at my school's debate tournament! Ah, the perks of being graduated!  I'll be judging extemporaneous speeches, LD, and possibly CX debate.  Fun stuff!  And then Sunday I'm going to spend some much needed girl time with the Art Girls.  Possibly, between those activities I'll spend some time with JB.  He's a bit upset that I'm under quarantine right now, but it's for his own good.  I don't want to inadvertently infect him and have him miss work because he's too sick to go.

I really don't want to start 2013 being sick.

BUT, just a heads up to the Blogger Family members that I'm sending things to for the swap, I'm probably going to wait until the second or third week of this month to send things to you guys, JUST IN CASE.  Have no fear, I've sprayed everything in my room down with disinfectant!

Anyway, I hope everyone avoids being sick! Stay healthy, friends!


  1. I was worried about the same thing when I was leaving for college! It took time, but my body adjusted. Now when I am home I have to remind myself that I can actually get up and whip up a late night snack.

    Stay healthy so you can do all your fun things!!

  2. I already had my yearly dose of anything flu-related, no need for seconds here!

  3. I hope you don't get sick. Maybe you should change up your eating habits during the day if you can. It sounds like you just aren't getting enough food and I think we tend to process a lot while we sleep. I could be totally wrong but for now I'd look at how much food you're taking in, and how much you're burning with all this extra exercise. If it's to do with food you should be okay when at basic training, I'm pretty sure they give you how much you need.

  4. I hope you stay well and healthy and that your gran gets better! Have fun with the art girls, too! :) x

  5. I had a stomach flu on Christmas morning. NOT FUN. This year is a terrible time for the flu. Stay strong! I hope you are able to dodge it.

  6. Wooooo! High-five for never getting the flu! (he says with a sore-throat and painful cough).

    I'm sure you'll be fine, in regards to both the food and illness related problems.