7:30 am – Breakfast Blend Coffee + AB Chocolate Chip Oats – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
In my head, I had this morning planned out perfectly to start my first day on the new project. I’d wake up early, have a nice, slow, relaxing breakfast enjoying some coffee and oatmeal, I’d head over to my new office, setup in the public area, check my email for a few minutes, and head upstairs just a couple minutes early.
I brewed a lovely pot of Breakfast Blend coffee, which I mixed with sugar and milk for my cup.
I made a big beautiful bowl of AB Chocolate Chip Oats in the microwave.
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned Fresh Market oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tsp flaxseed
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp choc chips on top
- 1 tbsp sliced almonds on top
I was doing good until I realized I was running waaaaaay LATE! Argh! How did I get to running late? Guess I shouldn’t have slept in that extra 30 minutes, sick or not sick.
I gobbled down what little amount of oats I could (about 1/4 bowl) and had almost all the coffee and took off in a mad rush. I got to work about 10 minutes late (great way to start on a new project, no?) but no one seemed to notice…phew! My parents have a bad habit of being late to things and I vowed at an early age to do everything possible to not be late to anything. Period! Well, I guess old habits die hard. At least it wasn’t a big deal.
9:30 am – Clif Kid ZBar – Content (5)
Thank goodness in my hasty exit from the apartment this morning, I had the sense to grab a couple food bars…just in case. Turns out I needed that bar sooner than I expected. I grabbed this Clif ZBar in Chocolate Chip.
The bar was super good and make the perfect snack! The flavor was awesome and tasted a lot like a cookie. I like how the calories are low b/c sometimes you just want a small snack and not some 200+ calorie one.
I also got a Gatorade while I was having a badge printed so I could down some electrolytes.
11:30 am – Miso Soup – Content (5)
I got stuck on 2 meetings back to back with no hopes of food or bathroom break in between! The meetings went from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm but I was fortunate a co-worker of mine was kind enough to pick something up for me while I was on the phone. I got a miso soup, with tofu, green onion, and seaweed, and that was all. My stomach was a little upset this morning. I couldn’t tell if it was from feeling bad or from rushing around so much.
1:45 pm – Pure Chocolate Brownie Bar – Content (5)
I had an appointment at 2PM to take a flu test, so after the meetings were over I rushed out to make my appointment. I was super glad to have that second bar in my purse because that finished up my lunch for the day since I didn’t have time to pick anything up.
These Pure bars in ChocolateBrownie are still some of my faves!
As for the doctor’s appointment…I don’t have flu! Yay! I do have some sort of viral funk, though, so I headed home to rest up for the big trip later this week. I plan to go to work first thing in the morning, though.
3:15 pm – Fruit/Veggie Juice + Quinoa Raw Salad – Content (5)
On my way home from the doctor’s office, I stopped by the health food store to pick up chicken to make my mom’s get well soup. I also got a fruit/veggie drink to help get well. It had apples, carrots, ginger, and spinach in it. Not too shabby tasting and healthy, too!
I got this raw quinoa salad, too, and ate about half of it when I got home.
I noticed this cute smiley on my cup when I got home…how cute!
I also made some hot tea as soon as possible – Yogi Tea Echinacea Immune Support (yes, again!)
Tea quote of the day: “Love your soul.”
I made an EmergenC and cuddled up with Bailey on the couch. I downed half of this before falling promptly asleep for a quick power nap. I wish I could fall asleep as easily at night as I seem to right after work! I napped about 20 minutes and felt so much better. I normally don’t take naps, so I know I’m sick or extremely run down when I do.
8:15 pm – Mom’s Get Well Soup + Toast + Smart Water – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
I guess I forgot how long mom’s soup take to make because I remember thinking at 5pm it was too soon to start dinner.
I didn’t end up eating dinner till 8:15 pm. Still, I like this meal because it’s simple, easy to make (though not quick), and always makes me feel so much better! Here’s the link where I posted the recipe.
I served my soup with butter Great Harvest Oat Bran toast with real butter. I had smart water to drink.
I waited awhile after eating but definitely had room for some more No Pudge brownies after my dinner. There’s always room for dessert, no? Brownies probably aren’t the best thing to eat when you’re sick, but I like to think that the comfort-factor helps me feel better. Yea…I’ll go with that.
Dessert wouldn’t be complete without a wee bit of milk.
Calories Eaten: 1486
I feel like I haven’t worked out in forever…I guess it was just last Friday but I’m so used to at least taking a little walk or something…anything! Even though I don’t have the flu (yay!), I am still going to take it easy. It seems like every time I try to press my luck, I make things worse. I’ve learned from those lessons past and am not taking chances with my big San Fran trip coming up in just 2 days! Yikes! I’d better get packing!
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