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Under the Weather

Posted Apr 23 2009 5:28pm

Ugh.
That’s really the only appropriate word to describe my day yesterday.

I went out Sunday night, had a few drinks, had a good time yada yada. I woke up bright and early yesterday morning feeling alright. I was up for a couple hours, dilly dallying on the computer, eventually made myself a smoothie, things were all good.

First smoothie I’ve ever had with kale. It also included almond milk, flax, fresh strawberries and frozen banana.

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I was a bit afraid of the kale but it ended up being quite the tasty addition.  I was still doing alright. I was up for a little longer until I started feeling pretty meh. I thought maybe it had something to do with the combination of drinking the night before and then a light smoothie in the morning, so I rummaged for some more food substance.

I had half an english muffin dry.

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Then another half sandwiched with a slice of melted cheddar.

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Yeah, no. This didn’t help me at all. I went back to bed and lied there for a while. I lost my morning eats. And everything else I tried to put in my body yesterday. Pardon the imagery.

To condense it all, I spent the entire day in bed, sleeping for the majority of it. I did have a quick bath in the afternoon to feel some kind of revival, but after that I didn’t leave my bed until this morning. I can’t even count the number of hours I slept. I ate crackers and drank a bit of water and Gatorade but I hardly even had any of those because liquids made my feel icky.

This was no hangover. I’m pretty sure it was some form of the flu. I’ve been feeling constantly tired and off for at least a week now, and I think my late night combined with alcohol just really set it off. I think that day of sleep was desperately needed though so I’m hoping I’ll be feeling renewed and refreshed in the next couple days.

It’s kind of shocking what dehydration can do to the body though. For curiosity’s sake I stepped on the scale this morning and was down 3 lbs. I guess I wrung my body completely dry. I’m afraid to chug water right now though, as much as I’m sure I really need it, so I think I’m going to take it slow and stick with sipping throughout the day.

I’m feeling pretty alright today. I had toast with almond butter and mashed banana this morning.

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And, I’ll admit, a bite or two of brownie that my mom apparently made last night while I was long asleep. I must be feeling better. ;)

I’m thinking soup will soon be in order. Maybe a nap too. Anyone know what else is good to eat for post-sickness recovery?

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