I hate being sick on a Friday. I had such great plans for last night. I was going to clean the house, play lots of card games with Paul... maybe even go putz around Kohl's. (I have a 30% off coupon.)
There are so many people sick at work, and I guess I shouldn't complain because I am not totally in the throws of sickness... I am teetering on the edge. I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat but it went away by Friday morning. After lunch, I had a very physically exerting hour and a half teaching two first grade music classes. (If you have ever taught first grade, you know what I am talking about!) That is what tipped me from feeling "fine" to feeling on the edge of sickness.
My symptoms were hot flashes and chills, extreme fatigue, slight headache, weakness, faintness, and an apprehensiveness... the kind you get with a fever but I don't have a fever.
Sometimes when I am sick or on the brink of sickness, I am not hungry at all. Sometimes I am RAVENOUS. Yesterday, I was ravenous. I had a V8 nutrition bar before I left work. When I got home an hour and half later, I had some wheat thins wrapped in deli turkey. Then I made a small plate of tortilla chips with melted cheese. Next was wine.
For dinner, I totally intended on making a cobb salad. I even got out all the ingredients. But I was making Paul whole wheat pancakes with turkey bacon and I suddenly started craving that instead. So we both ended up having pancakes for dinner.
I know it looks like dog poop, but it was delicious!
FYI: Normal pancakes are way better than whole wheat, it's just this was the only kind of mix we had. Adding syrup made them taste more like normal pancakes.
A few hours after dinner I had another glass of wine. Then I had some pringles, wheat thins, and ground turkey. I wasn't just eating to eat. I was hungry. Before I went to bed I had carrot cake a la mode. Okay, that I was eating just to eat!
Maybe my body is trying to fight off whatever I am coming down with and it wants fuel to get the job done?
It worked. I felt better even before I want to bed! Maybe lots of food is the best medicine?