Good morning! How are you this fine Tuesday? I’m doing very well, thank you, although yesterday I wasn’t quite able to say the same. A few hours after I typed up yesterday’s post, I was struck down food poisoning! At least that’s what I think it is… all I know is that yesterday afternoon I was not a happy camper.
I still felt fine during breakfast, and had a smoothie-in-a-bowl: nonfat yogurt, 1 banana, frozen berries, and 1 scoop of peanut butter with a sprinkle of GoLean. I haven’t had a homemade smoothie in a while, and this was very refreshing.
As I was getting breakfast ready, I noticed a minor crisis: I am finally nearing the end of my Folger’s stash.
Ari and I are the only coffee-drinkers in our household, and since he’s been gone the majority of the last two months, I’ve pretty much consumed this entire tub myself! Oops. I’m going to try and pick up some new grounds today. What is your favorite kind of brew-at-home coffee? I’d love your suggestions!
After adequately caffenating myself, I promptly went back to sleep. When I woke up, I had an apple and got back to work. Someone once told me that apples and lemons can act as stimulants, so if you don’t want to overdose on coffee, you can snack on these instead. Has anyone else heard this?
Since I’d gotten up at 6:45 to read, I was more than ready for lunch by the time 11:00 rolled around. I did my best to wait until 11:30, then tore into my leftover seafood linguine. I don’t usually like to eat such heavy meals for lunch, but I didn’t want the seafood to go bad.
This put me right to sleep. Two naps in one day?! I should have known something was off… when I woke up, I had a bowl of nonfat yogurt, mixed berries, and bee pollen. If I didn’t have to worry about expense, I’d probably go through a quart of yogurt a day!
The trouble started a little later. I was doubled over in pain, incredibly nauseous, and… I’ll spare you the details, but I spent the rest of the day in the same spot in bed, too sick to sleep. Luckily I was able to find someone to cover for me at the restaurant, because there was no way I was up to serving people food. I don’t think the Department of Health would have wanted me to, either! I don’t know if it was the seafood (which I’d ordered on Sunday without thinking) or the bee pollen (I’ve suspected that it might be upsetting my stomach), but I think it had to have been something I ate that made me sick.
I somehow stumbled out of bed and around the corner to the drugstore to pick up a thermometer. No fever: 95.4, then 96.2 (I always have a really low temperature). In place of my usual go-to sick beverage, I sipped on a bottle of POMx Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea.
I also ate about half a box of Saltines; there’s nothing quite like enriched flour and high fructose corn syrup when you’re not feeling well.
I lazed around like a lump for the rest of the night, watching Gigantic and Gossip Girl. Forcing myself out of bed, I heated up half a can of Health Valley Corn & Vegetable soup (with Bragg’s and hot sauce).
I also had an Ezekiel English muffin (re-stocked my stash and the world makes sense again) with almond butter, black currant jam & honey.
For dessert, I had a Skinny Cow caramel-flavored Skinny Dipper. I really do not like these anymore; they taste too artificial and I think I overdid it in college. However, there are a few left in the freezer and I don’t want to be wasteful just throw them out.
Looking back, the only clue that I wasn’t feeling my best was the lack of vegetables in my diet. No matter how sick I am, I almost never lose my appetite!
I’m feeling 100% better this morning. My boss at my internship asked me to come in tomorrow instead of today, so I’ll have a chance to rest up completely. Later tonight, I’m going in to a fun event with Caitlin that I know you would all love!
Have a great day 🙂