I will say this for being sick - it does wonders for getting your eating back on track. I have had no trouble for the past 5 days keeping my portions under control and making better choices. And by the time I am well again, it shouldn't be too hard to keep things going that way. And that is great. Unfortunately, I am actually watching my thighs spread out a little more each day as I haven't worked out at all in two weeks, despite the fact that the number on the scale has gone down. So the backlash is that I am really motivated to get out and exercise, only I can't actually breathe through my nose and I keep falling into coughing fits, and the only thing I can do for more than five minutes at a time without feeling dizzy is lay down. Grrrrrr - it is so frustrating. Why can't the motivation and the means come at the same time?