Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 7 (Sweet Dee) - will this cold ever END?

I felt like crap when I woke up this morning.  Not from the food or alcohol I indulged in yesterday, but my cold seems to have relapsed.  I dragged myself to scrimmage today (not to skate since my leg is still healing up), but after 5 minutes there, realized I shouldn't have come.  

I headed home, but thought that I should at least try and go for a walk in the park to get my exercise in for the day.  I got about 1/3 of the way around my usual loop and had to turn back.  My head was aching, my nose was running, and I felt so exhausted.  And it was SO gorgeous today - what a waste!  Ugh.

I also ate more than I would have liked to today (even though everything I ate was still OK on the plan).  I think it was just being at home all day and having that temptation.  I'm going to have to keep tabs on my non-cheat weekend days from now on, and be sure that I'm not eating just because I'm bored.  I'll have to remind myself to go for a walk or a jog instead!

Other 1/2 of tangerine juice
Egg / egg white scramble (1 egg, 1 egg white, steamed asparagus, onions, garlic, seasonings, small amount of goat cheese - topped with 1 leftover black eyed pea croquette, crumbled)

Pho (2 medium-sized bowlfuls - broth, onions, sprouts, fresh basil & cilantro, rice noodles, 3 scallops, sauce)
1/2 a bowl of hot & sour soup (this actually helped clear out my sinuses for about 30 minutes... but it came back unfortunately!)
4 pieces of golden tofu w/ sauce

Strawberries w/ natural peanut butter, small amount of grade B organic maple syrup (ate this on a 2/3 a whole wheat matzo cracker)

3 tbsp roasted veggie cream cheese spread (on other 1/3 of the matzo, plus 1 full one)

Lots of tea throughout the day, with lemon slices

2/3 a container of strawberry-flavored Pedialite (by suggestion of John.  I felt like I wasn't getting enough electrolytes to get better from just drinking water & tea.  I needed to rehydrate and get my juices going.  This has a lot less sugar than soda or vitamin water, so I felt like it was a good option.)

15 minute walk in Wash Park
Sick day. :(


  1. I hope you start to feeling better! You are doing amazingly well eating on TBT, even when sick. You motivate me to eat healthy even when I'm feeling my best :) Let me know if I can help!

  2. Thank you, Stacey!!! :) Just the encouragement is a huge help. Thank you!