by Janetha on May 19, 2011

in random rambles

hey guys!

guess what? i am feeling more like a human today. i woke up and had a pounding headache and slight body aches, but that’s it.. no other symptoms lingering. well, aside from my lack of appetite.  i am sure that will be back before i know it. it’s real weird to not eat food regularly or think about food when i am not eating it. i definitely miss having an appetite.   i also haven’t been working out.. my last workout was in palm springs last sunday.  monday i was traveling and tuesday at 2:30 AM is when the flu bug of death bit me.

because i haven’t eaten anything OR done a single workout since last sunday, i really have nothing to blog about. i haven’t even been a functioning member of society at all this week, so i can’t really tell you about my days. they have consisted of sleeping a LOT, playing words with friends and posting photos to instagram.  speaking of.. if you are an iphone user, get instagram and then let me know your name so i can follow you! my username is janetha. i know, so creative.  here are my most recent sick kid instagram shots.

saltines + lemon lime soda. sick food of champions, right? i didn’t even care that the saltines have hydrogenated oil. sometimes only the real-deal saltines will do.


my fever at 102.4 degrees on tuesday. ick.


i tried to eat bread and soup. i managed to eat a little of it. thanks to my husband for making it for me. he’s a pretty good nurse. i switched from lemon lime soda to coconut water—much more beneficial and hydrating.


marshall went and got me a huge thing of frozen yogurt. you know there is always room for ice cream! this was coconut and tart mixed together. penny had a bite. so did randy.


marshall stuck me in quarantine. at least i had the pups to keep me company.


this is, HANDS DOWN, the best breakfast ever. i ate it regularly as a kid.. except with white bread. all it is is toast with lots of butter—real butter, mind you—and warm milk mixed with nestle quik.  you fold the toast in half and dunk it into the cocoa. oh man.. talk about a trip down memory lane. cocoa and toast (as my fam calls it) is always the best for a sick stomach.


fever was going down by wednesday.. 100.8!


i had to go into work yesterday, so i grabbed some lunch on my way in. more frozen yogurt. this time it was pineapple, vanilla and coconut. i don’t waste my time with toppings.


after a measly 4 hours at the office, i made it home and back on the couch.

home is where the hound is.


penny always blinks when the camera flashes. i think she’s related to my sister, marisa, who is notorious for blinking.  either that or she’s just a dog who doesn’t understand english, so when i say, “pen, don’t blink!” she looks at me like “whatcha talkin about ma? and what’s with this bright light in my eyes?!”


marshall went to the gym last night and penny took a 2 hour nap on me. i couldn’t move, even though i really had to pee. i mean, look at her, could you?


and last but not least, i was messing around with the labelbox app paired with instagram to produce this beauty. i love deb and her grapefruits!


so, as you can see.. i haven’t been up to much. definitely no meals or moves. i am really bummed that i came down with such a horrible case of the flu, because it put my insanity challenge on hold for a bit.  i haven’t done insanity since last saturday in palm springs. i was going to do it sunday, but the DVD wouldn’t play for some reason (i bought the discs off craig’s list and they are a tad temperamental), so i did a bodyrock.tv workout instead. anyway.. to make a short story way too long, i haven’t done insanity in almost a solid week, so i am just going to start back up again on sunday so i am not all twacked out on which day i am on (since insanity goes by weeks). i hope i haven’t lost too much of my fitness! i have the fit test coming up, so we will see how bad this little break really is for my progress.  i don’t care that i am not working out, but i do care that this is messing with my insanity challenge. it sucks that i had to stop! oh well, life goes on.

oh! i totally forgot that i have a giveaway winner to announce. sorry ‘bout that. these things slip my mind when i have my head in the toilet. TMI? anyway.. the winner of the ascenta health omega 3 giveaway is………



congrats, abby! you win. send me your mailing info and i will get your healthy fats on their way.

well.. sorry to be such a bore. i sure hope i do something blog-worthy soon.. or you all may stop reading all together!

talk later.


1. i haven’t been able to stomach food or even look at food all week.. so i marked all blog posts in my google reader as read. SO, my question for you is this.. what have you been up to this week? anything exciting going on in your life? did you win the lottery or get married or discover the cure for cancer? fill me in.

2. what do you eat when you’re sicker than sick?

xo. janetha g.

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marisa May 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

All I can say is it is a good thing I know that you love me for the teasing I get! xo I knew I loved Penny for a reason!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I’m glad you’re beginning to feel better! I couldn’t agree with you more about saltines…Nothing beats ’em for a sick remedy. Oh, and jello. Growing up, my mom would give us ginger ale, jello and saltines. I can’t stomach the first two anymore, but saltines are still near and dear to my heart (when I’m not feeling good). I’ll have to try the cocoa and toast combo next time I’m under the weather. :-)

I love your topping-less frozen yogurt. I never bother with toppings either. People ask my why, and I say they obstruct the creaminess of the froyo. Because they do!

withasideofhope May 20, 2011 at 5:01 am

Aw, Janetha! I hope you are feeling 100% better now! I hate being sick. I like eating saltines and ginger ale when I don’t feel well. Get some rest :)

Kristen May 20, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m glad you are feeling better! You have a photo of my go to grub when I’m sick. Saltines and sprite (or other lemon-lime carbonated beverage).

Also..ORANGE LEAF! I love that place. I’m glad I had to drive as far as I do or it would become a problem for me.

I am SupakShakur on instagram.

Salah May 20, 2011 at 7:57 am

When I’m super super sick I don’t really eat much of anything. I had mono 2 summers ago when I lived in Dallas and my mom had to drive down to take care of me b/c I wasn’t eating. :-/

Jillian May 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

Ohh noo! Feel better! I love that the dark picture shades kind of go along with the “drab…I’m sick” feel…lol
I think when you’re sick with a stomoch thing it’s hard to really say what you should eat, anything could be dangerous! If I am just sick with a cold or something I always crave really bad, greasy unhealthy food for some reason! lol

The Sometimes Healthy Girl May 20, 2011 at 10:52 am

Wow you’ve been really sick! I hope you get better soon. When I’m sick, no matter if it’s a stomach flu or a cold, I crave CARBS. I think it is because I love carbs in general. They are what I turn to whenever I’m down, whether mentally or physically. If I’m stomach sick, I go with saltines, diet sprite and a nice heart-warming movie :-)

LauraJayne May 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

Glad you’re feeling better! I think not being able to workout makes being sick even worse – because them I’m onery because I’m sick AND because I don’t have the feel-good exercise endorphins! Keep the recovery coming, and I think I need to try your favorite breakfast – but as my afternoon snack!

Sarah@The Flying ONION May 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

Oh girl, that’s awful!! Everyone is getting sick these days. There are some nasty bugs going around. :( Glad to hear that you’re feeling on the upswing!

Whenever I’m sick, I crave the most random things. This last time, I only wanted saltines and strawberry popsicles. But I’ve been known to eat only pizza bagel bites when I’m sicker than sick too. There’s no explanation for that sort of thing…haha. :D

Megan May 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! I actually came down with the stomach flu when I was doing Insanity last fall, too! What are the odds? I was out of commission for about a week, too, but I found I didn’t lose much of my fitness. I think you’ll be ok. :)

MelissaNibbles May 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I’m glad you’re getting slowly better. The toast sounds delicious.

lifttorun May 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Oh man. I’m sure you’ll feel better soon. Just take it easy.

christine hubal May 21, 2011 at 6:47 am

I spent the last few days being taken to the hospital in an ambulance for emergency gall bladder surgery and I am waiting now for a second procedure to remove stones from my liver. I was supposed to do a 5K today and I thought I had my eating act together. So listen, all of you younger ladies…take care now…don’t put it off. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE toast dipped in hot chocolate and you are the only other person I’ve ever heard of doing it! Lovely comfort food. I have been with you in spirit, Janetha – hope we are both back to our smart ass selves quickly. I have asked for special permission to wear a moo moo to work as long as I wear my id patch on it and reminding my boss not to send me for a surprise drug test for at least a month!

kissmybroccoli May 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Aww, J! I’m just getting caught up on your posts! I’m so glad you’re feeling better now, but wow…you had it bad didn’t you?!

I’ll have to keep cocoa and toast in mind if I ever find myself under the weather (knock on wood!)
When I was little, my mom would just feed me crackers/plain toast and Sprite. To this day I wouldn’t touch a Sprite with a ten foot pole (if I still drank soda anyway) because just the smell of it makes me feel like I’m coming down with something! Haha!

Susan May 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Your breakfast reminded me that I have to tell you I’ve been regularly eating cereal + almond milk + egg white pillow regularly and it’s awesome. Like you! xo

janetha May 26, 2011 at 1:25 pm

YES. any excuse to eat more cereal, right? no hiding it above the cupboards ;)

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