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Monday, January 26, 2009

Blogging from bed

Hey all,
Still not feeling my best so bear with me for a couple days my blogging might be a bit funky!

I had a horrible night's 'sleep' last night. I say 'sleep' because there wasn't much of that involved! It was mostly tossing and turning and trying to ignore my burning stomach =(
I maybe slept for 3 hours or so, even though I went to bed at 10 and got up at 7.

When I woke up I had a nice bowl of oat bran, I thought something stick-to-your-ribs and dosha-friendly might be good to start the day. It worked-for a while at least. 1/2 cup oat bran, 1 cup skim milk, 1 tsp of ghee, a banana and some cinnamon/brown sugar. My new favorite combination!

The gym this morning was not a fun time. I was soo purely exhausted I even had trouble making 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had it set at 8 instead of 9, and still I stopped at 30, not even wanting to go another few seconds. 175 calories burned. Then, I spent about 35 minutes doing arm strength. I didn't push myself today because I had virtually no energy. I stuck with 12 lb weights and did 3 sets of 12 reps, focusing on perfect form- which turned out to be good. It was just challenging enough and I made it through.

I snacked on a few almonds, but wasn't feeling hungry enough for a full snack- my stomach was hurting so bad I was actually feeling nauseous at this point!
I made it through Sports Nutrition, which was a good class despite my pains. After I headed to the library, where I heated this up for lunch:

It was really good! Indian was just what I needed. I also had grapes I had packed, and a few hours later I snacked on my 0% chobani.

I spent the afternoon reading for school, and reading an entire book on ayurveda I found in the library. I think I've determined I'm experiencing a pitta imbalance so I'm going to try and deal with it that way!!
I texted Nick before writing and let him know I was still feeling yucky and that I didn't want to make dinner. So, we got sushi takeout instead! It was just what I needed. I ordered a bowl of miso soup

it had tons of tofu!!
I also ordered a salmon maki roll, which I had 5/6 pieces of, as well as 4 shumai (steamed shrimp dumplings) and two of Nick's california rolls.

(just a sampling)

It was just enough for dinner, and now I'm sipping on some ginger ale for temporary stomach-relief. I hope it gets better soon, I hate feeling like this!

Hope you all had a better Monday than I! I'll be posting late tomorrow night- I have a long day ahead of me!!


VeggieGirl said...

Feel better soon, girl!!

Erica said...

If you're talking about the Ayurveda book that the school library has, I've also reading the whole thing in one sitting, haha. How much do you want to bet we'd be the only people that have even picked up that book? :p

Anyways, hope you feel better soon! Stomach pain is no fun. :(