not again.

by Janetha on October 20, 2009

in meals

i am afraid to type it. i am sick again.

insert pissed off face:



wait, wasn’t this why i got my tonsils out? so i wouldn’t get sick every month this winter?! i am annoyed. real annoyed. actually i think the reason i got sick this time around was not my body’s fault.  before i got my tonsils out i was prone to sinus infections and super sore throats.. but this sickness is different. i am sneezy, coughy, tired, headache to the maxxx. and so are like four of the girls that were at the bachelorette party. no, we were not all making out with each other.. sorry boys.. but something must have been in the air and i caught it. damn. and it conveniently happened after i took 3 days off exercise because i was SO busy all weekend. double damn.

BUT.. thanks to susan, low and a few other gals in blogland i was reassured that it is okay to not workout for awhile.  it is not the end of the world that my last workout was last thursday. my health is what matters most and i am glad i don’t feel guilty about missing my workouts. plus, i have had extra time to get things packed since i have to be moved out in ten days! eep!

low said something in this post about her weight loss journey that hit home and i wanted to share: “I don’t care how long it takes me to get there, as long as the progress is going in the right direction.” bravo. i couldn’t have said it better myself. so i won’t. i will leave it at that.

i think i better go to the doctor! i don’t pay $170 a month for health insurance for nothing. bah. so pricey! but so necessary.. i am a basket case and NEED all sorts of insurance.

anyway, WOW! thanks for all the awesome comments on my 6 month anniversary post! you guys are sweet. and i don’t use the word “blogiversary” because i hate it. to tell you the truth, i really hate the word “blog”.. it just sounds so gross to me. i am a freak, moving on.

in regards to my weekend recap post i was stoked to hear some old books i forgot about like berenstein bears and judy blume books! YES! oh and for the record, i did not make that tiramisu.. i bought it. my mom wanted to make sure i came clean ;)

now with all that business out of the way, shall we talk eats? yes.

i felt like today was straight out of another childhood book: alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. remember the one? just replace alexander with janetha b.  you will read why.


meal 1: mighty maple protein oats @ 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

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yeah.. so i got to work a half hour early today because i had.. still have.. a lot of work.. and i know my protein oats take a good 15 minutes to make.  so i arrived early and was stirring the protein powder into my oats at 8:59 AM.  my boss came running into the kitchen, frantically, telling me i HAD TO GO TO THE BANK FOR HIM RIGHT NOW.  um, i just made my oatmeal boss! come on! no, it couldn’t wait.

45 minutes later i came back to gaggy protein oats that had turned into rubbery goo. into the trash they went! round two went a little better.. but it also meant i didn’t get to eat until 10 AM. grumble. glad when i finally ate my oats!

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in addition to my sniffling, sneezing, aching, headachey symptoms.. i was turbo busy to the max and had not even a moment to pee let alone eat. or breathe. or go to the post office. (sorry averie and paige!) SO.. when things let up for a slight second i snuck away to the kitchen and made a rando lunch!

meal 2: black bean & hummus wrap @ 2:00 PM

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um yeah. the whole not going to the grocery store thing is showing.  but my kitchen clearing challenge proceeds, full speed ahead! this was actually really good.  it was just 1/2 cup black beans mixed with 2 TB sun dried tomato sabra rolled up into a flatout.

well, i ended up working past five o’clock despite coming in early.  when 5 hit i was able to finagle a yogurt from the kitchen and take it back up to my desk without too many people stopping to harass me since everyone was leaving. except for me.

meal 3: pomegranate chobani @ 5:00 PM

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yeah! i forgot about this guy! i still have the honey and the pineapple to try.. slowly eating my way through all the flavors.

time for a review! and time for a bang trim too, apparently.

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usual stats.. just like all the other fruit flavored chobani yogurts i have tried. i am not into such high sugar stats but i do love the protein it packs.

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not some funky color.. that is a plus. and there were bits of pomegranate seeds in there as well!

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i guess the flavor wasn’t anything to write home about.. the seeds were a nice addition but i didn’t adore this flavor as much as those i have already tried. if i was going to buy some chobani at the store, i would probably opt for another flavor. but it did not taste bad. just average.

final grade: B-

i finally crawled into my house at 6 PM. the gym was not even a question.. it was a flat out no! i was feeling haggard.  so what did i do? drank simply orange OJ with lots of pulp and caught up with my roomies who i didn’t see all weekend.  and lurked your lives caught up on reader a bit. i am now in the 100’s! yeah. getting there.

my appetite was nowhere to be found, as is the case any time i am sick, but i knew i should eat something. and my feet were cold from laying horizontally on the bed with my laptop on my lap so i had to get up to find some socks anyway.. so i made some dinner whipped out the can opener and opened the microwave.

meal 4: chicken noodle soup @ 8:30 PM

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wow that is some horrid lighting. sorry folks. my bedroom lights don’t realize that i am a blogger.

one more can cleared from the kitchen! thanks wolfgang, you are a stand up guy when it comes to soup.

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sure glad it had his seal and signature of approval! otherwise i may not have eaten it.

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ew. another incredibly bad photo. woops. anyway, nothing to jump for joy about, but it made me feel a little bit better. i think feeling fab is out of the question right now!

weird.. it is like my photos went from good, to ok, to really bad.. kinda like my day today! how fitting :P

so there you have it.. my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day is about to come to a close. sorry to be a downer! no, it is not the worst case scenario. i just think that working long hours, being sick AND being forced to throw breakfast away just all added up and put me in a rotten mood. promise to be sunshine and lollipops tomorrow!


1. do you have health insurance? does your employer/spouse’s employer offer it? bah i hate paying so much for it! my employer doesn’t offer it (lame) and when i turned 26 i was booted from my dad’s plan (a real sign of growing up). but i can’t go without it (hello broken humerus from flying 75 feet through the air and landing on solid ice).. so i suck it up and pay the price. marshall doesn’t have insurance though! scary. our employer should REALLY offer it! i am actually surprised that a lot of my friends don’t have it.

and if that question is too boring for you..

2. are you a no pulp, some pulp or lots of pulp type of person? the more pulp the better. i don’t drink juice much (hate drinking calories) but i love a glass of extra pulpy OJ when i am sick!

xo. janetha b.

p.s. my girl lindsay is having a giveaway!

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Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) October 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Aww, I’m sorry you’re sick girly! At least you got some good eats in. Pump the H2O and Vitamin C and feel better!!

I’m lucky enough to still be on my dad’s health insurance, as a student.

And I love pulp- the more the better!


Emily October 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm

oh nooo, feel better!! it’s great that you are giving yourself a break while you heal. I’m so bad at that. …and oh hey, you still look gorgeous! if that makes you feel any better? :)

1. I’ve got insurance through my hub. being married has its perks. plus, I work at a functional health center, so I get major discounts on some amazing services. not that I am currently taking advantage of any of these things. I really should.

2. I am with you on the pulp tip. I don’t typically drink oj either, but if I do, I like it so pulpy that you kinda have to chew it.

Naomi (onefitfoodie) October 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

feel better my dear!! of course it is OK to take some days off from the gym it is acutaually beneficial when you are sick!

your eats still look fabulous!! i am so impressed that you cooked up this great food while feeling under the weather!

mucho X’s and O’s!!

Michelle October 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Awww feel better girl!

I still have health insurance through my parents since I’m still a student, but I get kicked off in June when I turn 25 so cross your fingers I’ll have a job with some sweet benefits by then!

And I like some pulp. Not a ton, but a little!

Tay October 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Feel better chica dica!! (don’t know why I just wrote that – just felt like rhyming)

katecooks October 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

aw sorry you are feeling yuck. i hate that total body down in the dumps thing. i agree 100% about skipping the gym. you want to do whats best for your body, and when you are sick, the best thing for your body is rest and recovery! you’ll be back and in gear before you know it :)

Lynn @ The Actors Diet October 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm

sorry you’re sick again!!!

if it makes you feel a little better, i pay a little more than double what you pay for health insurance….i have been lucky the last 5 years b/c i had made enough $$$ through acting to qualify for my union’s insurance but since i took last year off from acting, i don’t qualify and now have to pay COBRA. it really really really does suck.

Lizzy October 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm

aww love i hope you feel better! you better be in bed right now resting up! :)

1-i have health insurance, but dont get benefits through work

2-i’m a whatever kind of orange juice you have on hand type of girl! hhaa pulp or no pulp i’ll for sure drink it!

Amanda @ Panda Lunch October 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Aw, sorry to hear you’re sick, everyone I know is sick these days!!

That’s so funny about your boss, my boss always seems to pop in at feeding time too LOL, I’m stuffing my face, and she wants to have a meeting.

I unfortunately don’t have health insurance, but luckily my husband is in the military so I’m covered under his which is really good insurance.

Feel better soon and don’t hesitate to pamper yourself until you do! Take it easy! :)

specialkphd October 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm

How come you are super cute when you are sick???
I would LOVE you to comment on this and pass it on…perfect timing… maybe it says: REST!

J @ Whole Body Love October 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I had great health insurance through Mallard’s company , thankfully. He just switched to a different company so I’m hoping this one will be comparable.

elise October 22, 2009 at 11:04 am

BOO!! sorry youre fightin the cold AGAIN. yuck. at least you are looking hot. that POM yogurt photo of you looks gorgy. im not just stroking your ego either, you really look great jaNEEtha :)
ummmmm, black beans and hummus YUM!!!

soup isnt very photogenic is it?

hayleycepeda October 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Sending you lots of healthiness your way – feel better SOON!!!

YUCK to gaggy oats – I would’ve been pissed off at having to leave them but you’re a good employee. :)

I never got the pomegranite flavor in my Chobanis!! I’m jealous, but feel a bit better now that you’ve said it’s nothing to write home about.

My hubby’s company provides health insurance, but it is a weird HSA thing and really doesn’t work out to be that cheap.

Negative on the pulp!!

Betty October 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I like chewing my oj :)

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