Monday, May 02, 2011

Take Good Care of My, Baaay-bee

Can I whine for a bit? All that running around the past 2 weeks has taken it's toll. Last Thursday I got hit hard with whatever it is that seems to be taking San Diego by storm. It's something upper respiratory which leaves me coughing like an emphysema patient. On Friday I knew it must be bad, because my coworkers started giving me little hints like dropping off cough drops on my desk and saying things like "Hey, I think maybe you should head home."

Saturday added insult to injury when I managed to get awful sunburn on JUST my left forearm. How does that even happen? And speaking of burns, can I tell you about yesterday, when I leaned over the angel food cake pan as I was inverting it and managed to burn the bottom of my chin on the searing hot pan.

Obviously this little bug is affecting my ability to take care of myself. Which brings me to my "habit I'd like to break," this week's topic for Eat.Live.Be.

I know, I bet you thought I forgot about Eat.Live.Be. It has been 2 weeks. Anyway, my super bad habit is not taking good care of myself when I'm not feeling well. Especially with upper respiratory stuff. I'm fairly good about drinking loads of fluids, but not so good at taking it easy. I'm trying to do better now. I've even taken off from running since Friday. Which is killing me. But I think I need the extra fifteen minutes of sleep. And maybe the added exertion isn't exactly what I need right now. And there will be plenty of time for running later, right? What I need to do though is stop piling so much on my plate right now. Not a good time for it at work, but maybe when I come home I need to put my feet up more. (Have I mentioned how much I'm looking forward to Thatboy being healed?)

At least I've been working with some super easy dinners this week and last. Super easy dinners that involve picking up some pre-cooked meat from Trader Joes and using it to create meals that are ready in minutes.

Mushroom beef and peas
2 slices of bacon, cooked till crisp.
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 lb mushrooms, cut in half
1 cup cooked peas
3/4 cup cooked beef (I use the roast sirloin from Trader Joes)
1/2 cup gravy
2 Tbsp red wine
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until onion is soft.
  2. Add the beef, peas, gravy and wine and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Add salt to taste and sprinkle with bacon.

Next week's topic is how to stay healthy on a budget.

And here are a list of the other bloggers participating:


  1. Love the label "being sick is for girls"

  2. Ugh. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Take it easy, drink lots of fluid, and rest.

    What you need is a good soup. To bad, we do not live closer.


  3. Um yes PLEASE take care of yourself! ThatBaby and I beseech you!

  4. Thanks for linking me! I have done such a lousy job at posting my Eat Live Be goals but I'm holding strong!

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you're feeling better!