The inevitable happened--as it always does. After a week of visiting germ-saturated hospital rooms and downing high-sugar, low-nutrient foods, I got sick. Without the proper guards of vegetables and exercise, the pesky viruses had the upper hand, and I am now dependent on aspirin, eye drops, and honey-lemon lozenges for minimum comfort. If I'm ever tempted to say "no" to real meals and "yes" to bologna and last year's Christmas M&M's instead, somebody please remind me what this throbbing behind my right eye feels like.
I wasn't completely terrible last week, though. I started each day with bowls like these:
See, fruit! Who had bought bananas and apples for me the weekend before, so I was sitting pretty until the bounty ran out. And when Sweetie and I drove back to Bloomington one night to pick up more supplies, I grabbed the ingredients for these lovely day-enders as well:
Beef & Cabbage Hot Pot made with beef broth from Who's cupboard. Unfortunately I was working with an unfamiliar stove and Kroger cut the meat too big, so it didn't turn out as tender and scrumptious as usual. At least I pumped some roughage into me and some beta carotene into Sweetie.
Spaghetti with meat sauce and mushrooms...this was actually better than I make at home, because Who invests in higher quality beef than I do. He had a pound of it in the fridge that would go bad in a few days if someone didn't cook it, so I helped myself :D
When I had the opportunity to use my own kitchen yesterday, I pounced on the bread machine.
I was feeling courageous and sprinkled some cheese on my side as well as Sweetie's, as you see. But since I have this cold and wasn't feeling too hot overall, I can't tell if that made me sick or if I've successfully built up a tolerance for it.
I've been chugging Green Monsters like mad since we came home, and putting fruits or vegetables into every meal to make up for lost time. I'm going to get back into walking/jogging slowly, because after a week of inactivity I'm certain to injure myself if I go all-out.
I hope everyone has a good start to the week!