Drip = the current state of my watery eyes and runny nose
Drop = the tone of my voice which is now quite "manly" due to a sore throat
Hot & Cold = the cold sweats I have been having since last night
Yeah, I'm having loads of fun at the moment.
....... pardon me while I sniffle and blow my raw nose a bit more......... (whiiiiine)
Okay, I'm back! Now on to breakfast. It was hot, delicious and big bowl of HAPPY!
- 1/2 cup Irish Oats
- 1 cup water (and then some, this stuff really likes water)
- dash salt
- dash cinnamon
- dash pumpkin pie spice
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 serving of dried cherries
Oh it felt so good to eat something warm and creamy. I was in heaven as it gently burned my throat with its hot goodness. It feels like someone carved their initials on the inside lining of my esophagus with a dull and rusty razor. Warm food and beverages are my friend right now!!!
I sniffled, coughed, whined, moaned and drip-dripped the rest of my afternoon away and it was lunchtime before I knew it. I actually cooked my lunch up last night so I could bring it in to work today. It was super easy to make and is full of veggies and fiber.
- 1 bag of tri-colored slaw mix
- 1/4 cup chick peas
- 1/4 cup black beans and lima beans, mixed
- 1 tbs HOT curry powder
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- a splash of water and spray butter to keep it all from sticking
Shortly after eating my lunch, I was CRAZY enough to sneak out for a break to finally FINISH all of my Christmas shopping. I regretted this decision as soon as I got back to work. I had so many issues and emails and voicemails waiting for me that my stuffed up little head was just spinning. Slowly but surely I managed to take care of all of them though. AND I even had time for a quick afternoon snack. A yogurt mess with Oikos, POM arils and schoolbook cinnamon cookies. I love plain yogurt!
I was able to leave work at about 5:20 and headed to the gym. YES, I went to the gym....again....sick....because I am DETERMINED to lose more weight before the end of the year. Another 5lb would be nice! Since I still wasn't feeling 100% I only did another hard hitting 30 min. session on the elliptical. I burned 362 calories. YEAH!
When I got home I was STARVING. I quickly cut up an eggplant, seasoned the slices with salt, pepper, dill and garlic powder, dipped them in egg whites and then Panko breadcrumbs. Into a 400 degree oven they went for about 40 minutes. While they baked away I took a nice hot bath to warm up and to hopefully wash some of this COLD FUNK off of me. By the time I was done with my bath, dinner was finished. EXCELLENT!
I had an eggplant sandwich on an Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted whole wheat bun with fat free cream cheese, some dill pickles and a small salad with feta, red pepper flakes and spray butter. I forgot how much I love eggplant baked like this. It's been way too long!
For a little snack later I FINALLY tried the Toasted Nuts N' Cranberry Luna bar. I must concur with the consensus. It was freakin tasty! My favorite one so far with the Chocolate Peppermint Stick flavor as a close second.
I washed this tasty treat down with a MEGA cup of regular tea mixed with "Cold Relief" TheraFlu. Ohhh, tastes like a lemony miracle. HOPEFULLY IT WILL MAKE ME FEEL BETTER TOMORROW MORNING!
I'm going to watch some TV in bed now until the tea kicks in and I pass out. Goodnight!