I’ve decided there are two things that I especially don’t like about being sick:
1. I don’t get to run.
(Sometimes I will continue to run with a not-too-severe head cold, but this one is worse than normal–my body aches and I feel fatigued–so I know it is best to lay low for now.)
2. I can’t taste my food and there isn’t much that sounds appealing.
But it’s okay. . . I know it will pass.
All I’ve been wanting to eat are smooth and creamy foods because it feels the best going down my throat. So this morning I made a bowl of Pear Oats.
My bowl of oatmeal: Bob Red Mill’s Scottish oats + unsweetened vanilla almond milk + water + chia seeds + pear chunks + vanilla + salt
Toppings: plain yogurt + pumpkin butter + almond butter
I picked up this package of Bob’s Red Mill Scottish Oats at the grocery store when all the Bob’s Red Mill products were on sale for 40% off!
The consistency of the oats was very similar to my Homemade Scottish Oats.
I enjoyed this Clif bar for a mid-morning snack.
I really liked the flavor–of what I could taste. I ended up eating half of it and then finishing the other half with my lunch.
This afternoon I finally conceited and broke out the meds.
I’m not one for taking a lot of medications, but sometimes I just want some temporary relief. I don’t know that it helped though; I think I just need a lot of rest.
If I feel a cold/sickness going on, I usually take echinacea, and I honestly believe it helps–but then again, I guess it could be a placebo effect as well. Whatever, I’ll keep taking it, even if it’s all in my head.
(Sadly I forgot my own words of wisdom and did not take echinacea this time around.)
Once again, all that sounded good was something cold and creamy.
plain yogurt + banana + vanilla extract + chia seeds + brown sugar + flax seed + almond butter + Quaker Oat Squares (so addicting!)
Tonight I’m spending my evening on the couch with some magazines,
What do you do/take when you’re sick?