Monday, November 21, 2011

Home Remedies

The Mondays of of a holiday week are much easier than regular Monday’s. I hope that the work week goes quickly!

I woke up feeling pretty miserable this morning. I have been battling what I think are allergies/asthma issues, although it may be a bug of some sort. But this morning my throat was very sore and my chest hurt. I REALLY hope that it goes away so I’m not sick over Thanksgiving!

For breakfast this morning I was craving comfort food. So not much protein for me. I had a slice of toast with PB and a sliced banana along with a glass of milk for 7 points.

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You can see a new tab at the top of the page for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge. This is where I will track my workouts and achievements for the challenge along with my points earned. So far, this challenge has motivated me to be more active. This weekend, I raked leaves for an hour, ran 2 miles, biked 9 miles, and walked 2 miles. A good start!

While working this morning I sipped on coffee with creamer for 1 point.

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On my first break, I ate a slice of deli turkey and 1/2 slice of Swiss cheese, heated in the microwave for 1 point.

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When I got back from my break, our systems were down and there was nothing they could do but wait for them to be fixed. So I sat there for 2 hours without working. My boss asked me if I wanted to volunteer to leave until they were back up—no, I didn’t want to, but I felt like I should since I wasn’t doing anything anyways. So I took the time. I ended up getting a couple of hours off.

For lunch, I ate homemade chicken noodle soup for 3 points.

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And also had a side salad with lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, blue cheese and dressing. I ended up having 1 1/2 of these because it tasted so good! 6 points.

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The 4 hours without having any work made the morning fly by, as you can imagine! I had time to research a bit for our upcoming cruise, shop for hubby’s birthday and do house work. So nice. I should have been working on homework…But it’s Thanksgiving break, right!? I did get a little bit done though.

On my break, I ate an orange for 0 points. Vitamin C, Please!

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I also made a cup of Duchess Grey tea for 0 points.

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And by the time of my last break, my boss asked me if I wanted the rest of the day off. Yes, please! I wasn’t feeling very well and I was reading a book for school—so it worked out well.

I was really hungry, so I ate 1/2 oz. of dry roasted peanuts for 2 points.

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I could tell a big difference without having much protein for breakfast.

I also sipped on some Yerba Mate tea while reading for 0 points.

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The tea felt great on my throat today. And this tea supposedly has some healing powers—I’ll try all I can to keep from getting sick!

I read online that gargling cayenne pepper mixed in water would take away a sore throat. With the Thanksgiving holiday ahead, I was willing to give this a try too. So I ran up to the store and bought some cayenne pepper and gave it a try. It took my sore throat away and gave me sore lips! lol

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For supper, Hubby cooked. He made scrambled eggs and sausage gravy over bread. I also had some banana bread. 12 points.

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When I’m not feeling well, I want to eat for comfort. I battled it all day. I ate a little more than usual at supper…

I also had a small bowl of fruit: 1/2 banana, blackberries, and pomegranate—0 points.

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For dessert, I had some ice cream for 4 points.

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I am out of weekly points, so I ended up using 2 AP’s. I don’t like to do that, but it’s been a bit of a crazy week.

Since I’m not feeling well, I’m taking a rest day. I’m sad because I’m doing really well in the HBBC. But, there’s still lots of time and hopefully I will feel better for tomorrow! I still get 1 point for eating 7 servings of fruits and veggies though.

I have boiled some honey and fresh lemon juice because it’s supposed to help with congestion. I’m sure that adds some calories, but oh well. I don’t want to be sick over Thanksgiving!!

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  1. Honey and lemon juice really does feel good on a sore throat. Hope you get rid of this quick!

  2. Oh I'm sorry you feel bad. I couldn't help but LOL at the cayenne statement. I sure hope you feel better super quick!

  3. Your foods make me so happy. Healthy, HAPPY, weight-loss-inducing goodness. I love it! Bring it on!!!

  4. will your food every look boring and blah? NOPE! no it won't. and I'm hungry right now. hehe.
    sorry you're not feeling too great right now :(



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