How is everybody’s Thursday?
I loved everybody’s comments on yesterday’s post (on the blog and off). You all gave me some awesome things to thing about. Can’t wait to get started on getting out of my protein comfort zone. Scrambled eggs for breakfast and tofu for dinner! I bet Brent can’t wait for that one
To be honest, I’m feeling pretty under the weather today. I’m not sure where it came from, but I seem to have gotten some sort of stomach bug. I started feeling icky Tuesday night around bedtime (it wasn’t something from dinner, because Brent is fine), and I still felt gross when I woke up. It seemed to get a little worse as the day went on, so I’m just trying to relax now as I write this post for Thursday. Hopefully I’m feeling better by the time everybody reads this.
Because I felt gross, I was definitely not in the mood to eat when I got up. Eventually I knew I had to eat something, so I made myself another Strawberry-Watermelon Protein Smoothie. Even though I didn’t really want to eat, it was still delicious.
For dinner, I had leftovers of the Mexican Pasta I made Tuesday night. It heated up really well in the microwave and gave me a much-needed meal with meat and vegetables.
I still didn’t feel well after dinner, but Brent was amazing. He’s such a great care-taker He sat with me and held my hand while I was nauseous and even gave me back and foot rubs while we watched TV when I was feeling a bit better. We watched an episode of Master Chef in which the pressure test was cooking eggs four ways (we’re really behind, so don’t tell me who won!), and it got me in the mood for eggs!
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I figured that eggs were something that my stomach could handle. So for a little snack before bed, in the spirit of Master Chef, I made myself two soft-boiled eggs which were absolutely yummy and perfectly-cooked (suck it, Becky!).
How about an update on those books?
Yesterday, I finished Insurgent which was AWESOME. I seriously could not recommend this series enough. I’m not saying that it’s literature or that their my favorite books, but for Young Adult fiction they’re really good.
One problem I did have with the second book is that I had a lot of trouble remembering all the details from the last book (there’s kind of a lot of characters, so it was a little confusing at first). That’s not an insult to the author, I fully appreciate the lack of recapping, I just am suggesting that you re-read Divergent first if it’s been awhile. I cannot wait to go back and read it again now!
Check out my review of this book on Goodreads.
Now that I’m done Insurgent, I’ve started reading Gone Girl for Peanut Butter Fingers’ book club. Are you participating this month? I’m not very far in yet, but I can already tell that I’m going to be obsessed with it. It’s very mysterious and the writing is awesome, I think. I can’t wait to get more into it and write my review at the end of the month.
Now, since I was not feeling well, I wasn’t really concentrating on these healthy goals. ‘Cause, you know, feeling better is like a million times more important. But I think I did okay
Healthy Goals Checklist
- At least 100g of protein. No check. I got 92g, though, which is still great for a sick day.
- At least 4 servings of fruits/veggies. Check! I got 4 servings.
- No more than one treat. Check! I had one serving of Dove Chocolate & Peanut Butter squares (my literal favorite thing ever). Probably not the best for me while sick, but I needed a little pick-me-up.
- Exercise and/or stretch. No check. Sorry, but I just couldn’t. Moving does not make my tummy happy right now.