Staying home from school sick sucks. As great as sitting on the couch all day watching tv sounds, it’s pretty miserable. For one, daytime television is awful! Luckily, I still have 2 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy to watch.
Two, it’s very lonely being home alone when you feel sick. I have no one to whine and complain to. While I’m ranting, do you have any idea how frustrating it is to have zero voice?! I keep forgetting, and then I go to open my mouth and nothing comes out. I actually had to write down what was wrong with me and hand it to the doctor yesterday.
OK. Enough ranting. This month I got back into the foodie Pen Pal program.
This month I received a package from Ellen.
Spicy chili chocolate, Chomps energy chews, nutrition shake mix,
Ginger candies, energy gel, and pumpkin granola!
My penpal also sent me 2 Simple bars which I admit, I ate before I remembered to take a picture. Ooops!
So far I have had the bars, the ginger candies, and the pumpkin granola and they have all been delicious.
Ok onto my week 1 of Elf For Health Challenge
This week’s challenges were as follows:
- Monday, November 26- Go Meatless Today- Show us your delicious meat-free eats!
- Tuesday, November 27- Send a card or handwritten note to a friend.
- Wednesday, November 28- Try a new workout today!
- Thursday, November 29-Get up 15 minutes early to mediate and reflect
- Friday, November 30- How many different colors can you eat today? Challenge yourself!
- Saturday, December 1- Clean out your closet! Fill a bag with clothes to donate to Goodwill
Meatless meals are a challenge in this house. Basically, every recipe we make starts with the protein. It took some real thought and some help from my fellow elf4health-ers to come up with this meal. Whole wheat pasta, peppers, spinach, and tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese and a fried egg.
We finally finished our thank you notes from the wedding.
Wednesday: Since I was feeling so cruddy and having major asthma issues, exercise of any kind was out of the question.
During my morning reflection, I realized that I needed to listen to my body and take a sick day and finally go to the doctor. I’m so glad I did.
Ok, time to get back to the couch. I’m not in a chatty mood. Catch ya later.