First, let me start by saying, “I am not sick.”
So my throat hurts just a teeny tiny bit; there’s a slight sensation of feeling like it’s on fire, but I am definitely not sick.
I have no appetite and truth be told, nothing even sounds appealing. Still, not sick though.
I feel like there’s fur growing in my mouth no matter how many times I gargle with salt water and Listerine. It’s an odd feeling, the fur, but I’m most certainly not sick.
I’m surrounded by illness: friends, coworkers, but nobody in my actual household is down and out. Well unless you count Oscar, my baby kitty, but I’m pretty sure people can’t catch feline diseases. I should double-check Web MD just to be safe though.
“How can I be so sure I’m not sick?,” you ask poignantly.
I’m too stubborn and ornery to get sick. Plus, I used my handy-dandy iPhone flashlight App to inspect the back of my throat, and everything looks copacetic. Since I don’t have any type of medical degree, I’m pretty sure I’m qualified to make that assessment. Note to self: disinfect iPhone.
Which brings us to today’s What I Ate Wednesday post. As usual, let’s give a huge round of applause to our fearless group leader, Jenn from Peas and Crayons.
Much as you might have guessed, I’m going to share some eats from when I was absolutely, most definitely, not sick and not really hungry either.
Keep in mind, no appetite plus pain when swallowing equates to less food consumption, so to make up for my poor portion sizes, I’m sharing two days worth of tasty morsels. It’s still not a tremendous amount of food, but it would be a pretty good amount IF someone were sick…not that I am admitting to such a travesty.
Here we go.
Going clockwise, breakfast was tea with some local honey and a squirt of lemon juice followed by a banana and two slices of toasted cranberry walnut wheat bread. Day two breakfast was a pear and a couple of these energy bars, although I only took a picture of one. False advertising, I know. My bad.
Lunch was this amazing cobb salad, which despite the odds (cold weather, furry mouth and NOT being sick) still tasted phenomenal. I managed to squeeze in, in just one dish, my greens, some veggies, protein, calcium and healthy fats. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself, and I do (obviously).
Lunch the following day was not as tremendous. It was a Pasta and Three Bean soup, and it came from a can (Boo Hiss; down with the can). I choked it down with some more tea with honey and lemon juice.
Dinner the second night wasn’t as exciting: a smoothie crammed with fruit, baby kale, and half an avocado. I drank it down with some egg noodles and butter on the side.
There you have it, two days in the life of someone (namely moi) without an appetite, but who is most definitely not sick.
What do you eat when you’re “not sick?” Do you ever deny your sickliness? Have you ever had a science project growing in your throat, and did it feel furry?