Praise God, I am feeling sooooooo much better today. Not that I was “technically” sick, but post-surgery is no dang fun. Much to my surprise, since I did nothing but sleep all day yesterday, I fell asleep within 2 minutes last night and slept through the night well. This morning I made a cup of this (and let it cool to barely warm first so that I could drink it):
That’s right—-no coffee for me, as I intend to detox every thing out in the next couple days. Detox is sort of a confusing word, it does not necessarily mean to “fast” but here’s a little bit out of an email I got from Kishan telling us how to prepare for the weekend—-
“Please follow a simple vegetarian diet for the rest of the week composed mainly of lentils like mung beans, white basmati rice and cooked vegetables.
• Use seasonal vegetables, ideally organic. Artichoke, arugula, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, bitter melon, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, celery, chili peppers, chives, cilantro, collards, corn, endive, fennel, green beans, green chilies, kale, kohlrabi, landcress, leafy greens, lettuce, leeks, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, peppers (hot), radish, rutabaga, scallions, shallots, spinach, sprouts, turnips, watercress, wheat grass.
• Grains such as basmati rice, barley, couscous, and quinoa.
• Beans and Lentils such as Black beans, black-eyed peas, chick peas, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, mung dal, peas, pinto beans, tur dal, white beans.
• Add some warming spices (in moderation) to your foods like turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, pink rock salt, chili powder.”
This tea is pretty good…..a little warming but not overly spicy. I enjoyed a big mug with stevia for a little more sweetness. I’ll probably be drinking a few of these today and over the weekend.
And then my mommy made me my first solid food! Poached eggs on Arnold’s double protein toast with a banana.
It tasted exquisite to me. The soft yolks exploding over the toast to make everything delightfully mushy. I smashed the banana with my fork and was able to get that down as well. When you haven’t had solid food in 24 hours, ANYTHING tastes good, let me tell you!
Today I’m just laying low again until yoga at 6. I have a few errands to run to get my uniform stuff for work and then I plan to just come back home, watch a movie and rest for a few hours.
carolineJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:04 am
I have that tea, delightful indeed 🙂
Im thinkin about you today, take it easy and enjoy!
JulzJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:12 am
Oh that detox sounds really nice… As does that tea! I feel like I could use one… I feel like my body has a lot of negatively stored toxins right now (hence why im practicing like craaazaayyy, which btw, has been surreal 🙂 ). I AM SO HAPPY U R FEELING BETTER TOO! N THAT YOU’RE GOING TO YOGA TONIGHT! Ahhh u should do a video 🙂 JK… You shld use this time to soak it all in 🙂
nicoleJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:20 am
mmmm, i love poached eggs. my grandmom makes them better than I can though. haha i am a horrible cook.
fitforfreeJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:21 am
Glad you’re feeling better!
Oh She GlowsJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:25 am
I’m so glad you are feeling better! A good night’s rest does wonders doesn’t it?
Your poached eggs look awesome. Does your mom use a poached egg maker? I’m sure it tasted so yummy after not eating anything solid for a long time!
CaitlinJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:28 am
glad you are feeling better!! 🙂 🙂
AshleyJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:34 am
so glad you are feeling better! your eggs look scrumptious
StaceyJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:39 am
It’s good to hear that you are feeling better! And the soup from last night looks delicious 🙂
MegJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:40 am
Take it easy and continue to feel better! I may have to try that tea!
ShelbyJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:44 am
I’m so happy to hear your feeling better girl!
NatalieJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:50 am
Glad your feeling better!
MarissaJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:50 am
Yay for eating vegetarian! Glad you’re feeling better!
Lindsey (Mrs. LC)January 9, 2009 at 8:52 am
So glad you’re feeling better, especially in time for your yoga weekend! 🙂
ColleenJanuary 9, 2009 at 8:58 am
So glad you are feeling good!!! – happy thoughts and prayers can do wonders! 🙂 Rest well today!
MelJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:04 am
Glad to hear you are feeling better! Your breakfast looks awesome.
MillyJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:09 am
I am happy to hear that you are recovering quickly!
ashley (sweet & natural)January 9, 2009 at 9:18 am
Yay – happy to hear you’re feeling better!
leadingladylisJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:19 am
That’s so wonderful that you are feeling a bit better.
Yogi is my FAVORITE brand of tea! Their Egyptian Licorice flavor is my favorite (and I usually hate black licorice). Its for comfort.
runjessJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:21 am
Glad you’re feeling better. Mouth surgery is awful. I drink Yogi tea almost every day.
RoseJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:21 am
Glad you’re feeling better!
KateJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:23 am
I’m so happy you’re feeling better. I actually love that tea!
MelissaJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:27 am
Glad you’re feeling better!! Your bfast reminded me of something my dad used to make us called “lighthouses” — you poke a hole through the bread and fry an egg underneath so it looks like just the yolk poking through. Delicious.
DanielleJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:35 am
Yay for feeling better. I hope you have a great yoga weekend! You deserve it after your painful surgery!
MoranJanuary 9, 2009 at 9:56 am
Have fun at yoga!! All your comments about it is really making me put an effort into trying it!
ModelBehaviorJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:01 am
Glad your feeling better! When I first read about your surgery I though “that poor girl!” that sounds aweful! Have fun this weekend!
PaigeJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:08 am
SO glad to hear you’re feeling better! Rest up for yoga tonight and enjoy EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! I know you will
Sarah (lovINmytummy)January 9, 2009 at 10:20 am
I knew you’d feel better this morning!
I have the yogi tea in ginger and its good, but my favorite part is the little messages on the tea bags.
Your detox diet actually sounds pretty nice. I’m interested to hear how you feel after the weekend!
Keep looking up, Sistah!
jennJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:26 am
Hey Jenna, I am sorry if this is too personal a question, or maybe i missed something.. but are you now living with Ryan? 🙂
jennaJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:44 am
Nope, I’m living with my parents still. Thanks for asking!
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)January 9, 2009 at 10:29 am
Yay for solid foods. I love eggs and toast – such a good combo. Glad you’re feeling like your old self once again. Enjoy your movie and day of rest! Happy Friday Jenna.
AshleyHJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:55 am
I am so glad you are feeling better and it looks like you’ll be okay to go to the yoga workshop that will be so great!!
I am so excited I did headstand without the wall this morning! I wanted to tell you because I thought you would appreciate it more than anyone else I know!! Yay.
I love yoga!
The Running YoginiJanuary 9, 2009 at 10:58 am
Yogi tea is my absolute favorite! I haven’t tried the detox kind yet, but I think the hubby will kill me if I bring anymore tea home! LOL!
EricaJanuary 9, 2009 at 11:05 am
I’m so glad you are feeling a little better today! Praise God! Take the day to rest and recoup! Love ya.
AlexiaJanuary 9, 2009 at 11:31 am
YAY! I am glad you are feeling tons better and eating semi-solid foods!
Have fun at Yoga tonight!
VeggieGirlJanuary 9, 2009 at 11:42 am
Keep resting, nourishing, yoga-ing, and feeling better!! 🙂
Becca AJanuary 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Glad your feeling better!