Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I have been knocked on my butt with a horrible cold for almost 2 weeks now. Finally I am back. I am still dealing with sinus and my stomach is all off kilter due to strong antibiotics I was on, but I am feeling 100% better.
While I was sick, I was so far off diet, I was in a different state. I ate everything with wild abandon and got into the mind set "As long as I am off plan, might as well eat as many M&Ms and brownies as possible." Part of my food choices definitely had to do with feeling ill, I couldn't really taste food and I was craving super spicy and sour foods - like mexican, indian, and thai.
I am going to give myself until Friday before I step on the scale and assess the damage. I tracked all my food yesterday (though I went over calories). I went to the grocery store and bought stuff to make salsa chicken (sparkepeople recipe). I put that in the crock pot this morning, will hopefully be eating it the rest of the week. I can't even think of doing exercise right now, still feeling weak. I will try to take the dog for a walk today.
This morning I tried something new - so-called oats in a jar. (Mine weren't in a jar, just a bowl with a lid.) You put oats and (in my case, vanilla almond) milk in a "jar" and let them soak over night, then eat them in the morning without cooking them. I added lots of cinnamon, a handful of blueberries and half a banana. I had my normal 2 eggs along with the oats. It was interesting. I used steel cut oats and they were very very chewy, like i never thought I would be able to chew them enough. It would probably be better with regular oats. I think I will try them again, but put them in the fridge earlier and stir before I go to bed. Also, I could lose the banana and have more blueberries, loving the blueberries just now.