I came home from work around 1 to eat lunch. I made a delicious sandwich using the pesto- hummus mixture from last night, Applegate Farms herb turkey breast, lettuce, and a light smear of olive oil mayo.
I had some baby carrots, sliced cucumber, and of course, crack err . . . BBQ Pop Chips on the side!
Yes, I had already taken a bite! Couldn’t contain myself. 🙂
I’m loving my new pesto-hummus creation, and it was perfect with the herb turkey breast.
I love taking food pictures in the mid-day light- so pretty!
I dipped the veggies in a little bit of Annie’s balsamic dressing.
I somehow managed to control my Pop Chip consumption- I just put this serving on my plate, wrapped up the bag, and put it in the pantry so it wouldn’t tempt me!
I also had some major vitamins for a boost with lunch. I’ve been feeling drained (again) and on the verge of getting sick for the last couple of days. Getting sick is REALLY scary for me because my inner ear acts up (I have a scarred inner ear which, for a while led to a very bad balance disorder… you can read about it on my About Me page). The last few days, I’ve started to feel a little “off balance” when I walk around. The physical therapist that I used to see warned me that in times of sickness and stress, I might feel symptomatic. I just need to go back to doing my balance exercises (which I started yesterday and did this morning), relax, and try to stay active in order to challenge my body in a healthy way.
So, I don’t mess around with sickness and I will do everything in my power to not get sick. But a lot of people are sick at work now- teachers and students- and I know my immune system is low because I am stressed and tired. So, I did a few things to fight really getting sick before it develops.
I took these:
A multivitamin, a Vitamin B Stress- Complex pill, and a Vitamin D pill. Last year, I found out I was Vitamin D deficient at the end of winter. During the summer, when I’ out in the sun everyday, its fine (our bodies make Vitamin D by processing sunlight) but, come winter, I need to be take these babies everyday. Vitamins D and B both help with stress, fatigue, and our immune system.
On top of my vitamins, I drank plenty of Emergen-C today- and lots of water!
I also started a round of Cold Calm today. Has anyone tried this stuff? I swear by it. It is homeopathic and doesn’t give me any side effects. I just dissolve 2 tablets in my mouth as directed and it really curbs a cold!
The other thing I did today was REST. Instead of going into work from 6-9, I called in saying I was feeling a little under the weather, and just laid in bed. I did some work but really tried to close my eyes and relax. I even fell asleep for half an hour.
I snacked on an Asian Pear this afternoon- yum! Loren found these at the Farmer’s Market.
Crunchy and juicy!
I also had a small scoop of cottage cheese- what was left of the container.
(OK, OK, I also snuck a few more Pop Chips this afternoon…)
My last “defense” for not getting sick was the best miracle cure of all!
Some good ol’ chicken soup. Picked up this beauty at TJ’s and added some canned corn that needed to be used. I had some whole wheat crackers with pesto-hummus on the side. And some chamomile tea.
I had the best idea for my chamomile tea… It was getting cold, so I just decided to ice it!
Really refreshing. Now, let’s hope that with all of the resting, relaxing, and natural curing I am doing today, I wake up tomorrow feeling 100% and like MYSELF tomorrow!
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