Cold and flu season
Good evening everyone! Thank you for your comments on my previous post on how I got back on track. I appreciate all of you guys! :)
I hope this post finds you having a glorious day and in the best of health.
Over here in our household, we have a sick dude. Josh is coming down with a cold or something, his sinuses are a mess and he’s feeling icky and lethargic. I hope he feels better soon. But I’m kind of avoiding him so I don’t get the germs.
I haven’t had a cold or any illness since August 2008 and I don’t want to break that streak. I thought I was coming down with something about a month ago, but I fought it off.
In the spirit of cold and flu season, I got my flu shot today!
Complete with a Tweety bird band-aid. Ha ha! I look kind of scary though.
My work offers flu shots for free, so I jumped at the chance. I guess I have been getting flu shots every year for the last 5 or 6 years. I got the flu a couple times as a kid and once as a teenager and it was miserable enough to convince me I had to do it!
I am not sure yet if I will get the H1N1 shot, if it is even available to me. It’s just so new, I’m afraid of what could go wrong. Hmm…
Do you get a flu shot? Why or why not?
For breakfast this morning, I fueled up on something that has been missing from my diet for quite some time…THE GREEN MONSTER!
This GM contained: 1 cup of unsweetened original Almond Breeze, 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1 frozen & chopped banana, and 1 tbsp of peanut butter. Yum yum. Oh, how I had missed these ;-)
Mid morning, I ate some nuts and then took a short walk (to get my shot).
Lunch was some delicious leftover chickpea curry, which might have been even better today!
After lunch, I had my usual tea and dark chocolate. Then I went to go take my first Exercise Science exam, eek. I think I did ok, but I could’ve done better. Oh well, something to improve on!
For my afternoon snack, I had some Stonyfield O’Soy yogurt (small package from the 6-pack) with some Ezekiel golden flax cereal on top.
I chose the small containers because I got 6 for $1.99! Plus this little bitty thing already has 13 grams of sugar, wow.
It was tasty though and I’m comfortable with including it in my diet for now :)
After work, I hit the gym hoping to get in a run but all the treadmills were taken! I guess that is a good problem though. At least people are using them.
I ended up doing 30 minutes on the elliptical and it definitely gave me a run for my money! Afterwards, I stretched for almost 15 minutes and it felt so good to take the time and really take care of my body.
When I got home, I was so hungry, so I snacked on some more nuts (no picture). Then I got to work on dinner.
Josh and I had some red potatoes at a cookout on Labor Day and ever since then I’ve been craving them and he was open to trying them at home :)
I drizzled 1 tbsp of canola oil and sprinkled salt and pepper on top of the potatoes.
I had a hard time figuring out the cooking part. I cooked them in the oven at 425 for nearly 30 minutes but they weren’t quite done so I ended up microwaving them for a few out of impatience.
But once they were done, they were good!
In typical Josh and Sarah fashion, he had chicken and I had tofu.
My plate when it was all finally finished!
Afterward, I had a piece of dark chocolate.
I’m off to watch “Dancing with the Stars” which is not a show I usually watch but I have to this season because Chuck Liddell is on! He is one of my favorite UFC fights. I just watched his first dance and it wasn’t too bad…I hope he can hang on a few more weeks :)
Aaron Carter looks good too, he was looking a bit rough there a couple years back, I’m glad he seems to have gotten himself together. It was cool to see the old Backstreet Boys in the crowd too!
I better get back to the tv. I also have a cup of peppermint tea in my future.
Good night all!
Posted on September 21, 2009, in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, tv shows, workouts and tagged chickpea curry, Chuck Liddell, colds, Dancing with the stars, elliptical, flu shot, green monster, H1N1, leftovers, red potatoes, soy yogurt, stonyfield, stretching, tofu. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.