On Saturday night hubby made a feast of baby back ribs, baked beans, and coleslaw and I gobbled it on up, followed by I don’t know how many home made chocolate chips cookies from my BFF Andrea. Sunday morning, I woke up and my tummy was definitely off. Figured I just over indulged and it would go away but by the afternoon, I had fever and chills, major abdominal cramping, a lot of fatigue, and felt like this:
I won’t gross you out with the details but I spent the rest of the day going back and forth from the bathroom and the bedroom, managing the puking and the resting with a lot of whining and little bit of crying. (I ABHOR being sick and sometimes when I am, I cry, I’m not too proud to admit it. I just hate not having control over my own body.) Is it stomach flu or food poisoning from the pork? I dunno what it is but it sure feels like crap.
Today I woke up and still felt like garbage- I just want to curl up in a little ball and die. Seriously. Right now. I’M READY TO FEEL BETTER AGAIN. ARGH!!!!!
Nevertheless, having eaten just two sips of soup yesterday (which came right back up) I figure I better try to get something in me today that’s a tad more substantial and just may help balance out whatever it is that is growing and attacking my stomach. Bleck.
For breakfast, I had one Morning Star Veggie Sausage. Just one. That’s it.
Normally, I cook up one of these and make a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg and wheat english muffin but not today. As soon as I ate the veggie sausage, my stomach revolted so I warmed up The Best Tea In The World, Trader Joe’s green tea with candy cane flavor, to soothe my aching, cramping tummy. (This is a seasonal tea, off the shelves by January, so I have already stock piled about 20 boxes worth!)
For “lunch”, or really whenever I feel like I can handle it, I am planning to go with another Trader Joe’s fave of mine, butternut squash soup and lots and lots of Gatorade as an attempt to replenish all that sodium and potassium I have depleted since yesterday.
And for dinner, you guessed it, more soup. I’ve been enjoying the new Campbell’s Select Harvest line of soups but for today, as no meat will be entering my body until Wednesday, I am going with the can o’ minestrone and whole grain pasta along with some Milton’s multi-grain baked crackers on the side.
I really hope most of that stays down and makes me feel human again. I mentioned that I won’t be eating meat until Wednesday because that night we have reservations at The French Laundry– one of the best restaurants in the whole entire world. I can’t wait! Well, actually, I can wait… until my stomach is back to normal, that is.
In the meantime, wish me luck, and pray for me…
What do you attempt to eat/drink when you have stomach issues? Do you have any favorite feel-better-food items and/or recipes to share?
- Meatless Monday: Market Day Soup (planithealthier.wordpress.com)
- [Blisstree] Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Fall Soup Recipes (blisstree.com)
- Meatless Monday: An altered soup recipe, for my love. (adashofdomestic.wordpress.com)