I can not believe how sick I've been. It's been over a week and I'm still not back to normal....
I decided to forgo my weigh in Friday since I haven't been eating and I KNOW I've lost weight. I'm sure it is coming back on now that I'm eating more and I don't want to get all hung up on numbers since I've probably lost at least 5 lbs in the last week.
Being home sick, I've had the misfortune of turning to TV as entertainment. Being such a foodie, Food Network was on in the background a lot. Oh My God. It was really disgusting to watch a lot of the programming. Now, I've always tuned into some of their programming, but rarely to Paula Deen or Drive Ins and Dives or whatever that sick program is called.
Paula Deen made a sandwich called The Fat Darrell. This disgusting mound of deep fried death contained not only a HUGE white roll, but deep fried chicken wings, deep fried french fries and deep fried mozzarella sticks. I literally sat there with my mouth hanging open in HORROR that anyone would eat something like that, let alone have the audacity to act like it was something amazing.
*Cue my best infomercial voice*
... but wait, there's MORE!
We all need a substantial breakfast.
Why have a healthy green shake when you can indulge in the Sausage Pancake Egg Sandwich?
Filled straight from the slaughterhouse you too can enjoy eggs, butter, cheese and sausage on top of a white flour pancake! Make sure you smother that baby up with more butter to top it off! Yee=Hawwww. Now I ain't seen a breakfast like that since I left Iowaaaa baby. That there local Maid Rite served the belly up and pig out. Sheeeeiiiittt.
Let's move onto the red faced Guy Fieri. This amazing show allows us to watch our host rove around America looking for oil! Not be to confused with petrol, the grease on this show all ends up in his stomach. He allows the viewers an intimate look inside his mouth as he is chewing the deep fried flesh of the much ignored factory farmed animals that pollute the plates and palates of many proud Americans. Guy devours that deep fried cheeseburger and still manages to speak. Talk about mutli-tasking!!
*end infomercial voice*
.. I could go on and on.. but I won't. I am just disgusted by what I've seen.
Too much time on my hands for sure.
I've barely taken any pics of food... but when I got my appetite back I was craving some heavy duty nutrition, so I made this soup. It had a lot of onion, garlic, kale along with 1 large sweet potato, fire roasted tomatoes and 1/4 cup lentils for the entire pot. I also used a lot of dried red pepper flakes and finished it off with umeboshi vinegar. I topped each bowl with a huge amount of nutritional yeast and a tiny bit of olive oil. I don't usually want this much nooch, but my body must need the B vitamins and protein right now. I've been eating this pot of soup for the last 3 days.
Just broccoli and some mustard/garlic/flax vinaigrette dressing..
I've also been eating bananas and pears and oranges.
I will be cooking soon as I'm finally getting some energy back..
It is so strange for me not to have an appetite. It's kind of cool that I've been able to listen to my body so well..
also, I've been drinking lots of hot water with lemon juice, stevia, cayenne, apple cider vingear and honey. (I know many vegans don't use honey.. I personally don't have a problem with it).. and lots of tension tamer tea along with miso soup with ginger, garlic and hot peppers.