Sunday, February 21, 2010

Symptomatic Of Denial

Argh! I am still feeling icky! I wouldn’t yet say that I am sick (but that’s probably just because I’m stubborn and I prefer the fantasy world when it comes to admitting to an illness), but I am not exactly feeling well.

Several hours ago I got home from a long walk – I figure if I am going to succumb to some cold or flu at least I can get in the workouts while I am still doing alright – and an hour later I changed into my nice fluffy robe with the intention of living in it for the rest of the evening. A bath was in order though, of course, to try and relieve some of my aches and then it was right back into the ultra soft garment to bring myself some comfort.

My fabulous husband gave me a nice massage to try and further soothe the dull pains that I am experiencing. That’s one of the worst parts of coming down with something for me: I hate how achy I get. I also tried relaxing with a hot mug of NeoCitron; you have to love that stuff even if it is just to appreciate the lemony warmth and the memories of having it as a kid.

Now I am turning in extra early to try and get a good night’s sleep. I hope I feel better in the morning!

- 8 glasses of water
- 2 homemade dark chocolate cranberry walnut clusters
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with margarine, bacon, and an egg
- 1 strawberry flavoured bran bar
- 1 small mug coconut steamed skim milk
- 1 banana
- 3 cups spinach salad with croutons, dried cranberries, yellow pepper, mushroom, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 mug of NeoCitron

- 35 minute step workout video
- 1 hour and 35 minute walk


  1. Sorry you are, potentially, getting sick. I feel the same way, and I AM MAD about it. However, I wanted to say that I LOVE reading your food and seeing that you have lost 103 lbs. and eat BACON! It reminds me that I can eat realistically and for the long-haul and still lose weight!

  2. Oowww the achy bit sucks! :o/ Lucky for you, you have a nice hubby who's happy to massage you! :o)
    Those cranberry clusters sound yummy. Fancy sharing the recipe?

  3. Hope Sunday is a good day for you and that you chased your sickness away. Just take it easy, girl.

  4. I hope the rest and massage did the trick and you are feeling much better now.

  5. Oh no, I hope it's a very mild cold! Get better soon.

  6. Thanks for the well-wishes!

    CactusFreak, it is super easy; I got the idea from Lynn at Escape From Obesity.

    Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Clusters:
    1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate
    3/4 cup broken up walnuts
    3/4 cup dried cranberries (she uses pomegranate arils, but they are out of season)
    Toast the walnuts in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute and then (after the chocolate has been melted - again, in the microwave is fine) mix all the ingrdients together. Drop by small spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let set. Mmmm... so good!

  7. I was sick about a month ago and hated it! At least I did lose a couple pounds during the illness.