Breakfast/ Lunch

No Rest For The Weary

I’m alive!

However, I feel like crap. Last night I felt awful so I tried to go to sleep at 9:30 and ended up laying in bed awake until 2:45…and then waking up again at 6:30. It’s that “I’m so tired that I can’t sleep” feeling…ugh. There’s definitely a funky virus going around here though and most of my friends are sick, too. I’m just glad we are all getting it out of our system before Tahoe next weekend!

This morning I wasn’t really hungry but I ate a little Optimum cereal in soymilk with a grapefruit:


Laid in my bed and tried to fall back asleep with no avail so I thought some fresh air might make me feel better and I walked to get some tea and attempt some writing at the coffee shop down the street. However, writing a book when your head is pounding and your eyes are sunken in your head is just no good.
However, finally around 11:00 I was hungry! I kept it simple with some yummy soup:

Plus a morningstar farms soy sausage and laughing cow cheese for a little protein.

Sort of a random combination but it was exactly what I felt like and for the first time in 24 hours I ate it all! My tummy is feeling okay right now but I’m just really drained. The only place I want to be is on the couch in my parent’s house watching the Olympics with Mikan and Dexter at my feet 🙁
Going to take it easy for the rest of the day. Probably will move camp to the laudromat in a little bit. Exciting!

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  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Tomato soup is so comforting when you’re feeling under the weather. I love Amy’s tomato bisque (which I *think* is also sold under the TJ’s label). There’s nothin’ like doing laundry to feel productive. Feel better soon!

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Ugh, feel better! I couldn’t sleep last night either, and I was so tired too! So annoying. Have fun doing laundary!:)

  • Evan Thomas
    February 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hope this bug goes away 🙁 Sending good thoughts your way!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Ugh that is the worst feeling, hope you get better soon!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    February 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    oh no . . . maybe you can get a nap in this afternoon, naps make everything better don’t they 🙂

  • Sam (Healthy Lunch Ideas)
    February 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Please feel better!
    Whenever I get sick I too want to be at my parent’s house being comforted! Living across the country makes this a little difficult.. Granted, it’s freezing now on the east coast, so I think if I were not feeling well, I’d be better off here than there!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Miserable, so sorry. I had a night like that a few weeks ago where I felt SO exhausted and yet couldn’t sleep. I think that’s one of the worst feelings. I’m so sorry girl, rest up and drink those fluids!! Praying your body fights it off.

  • Meg
    February 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Sending some feel better vibes your way, Jenna 🙂

  • Rachel
    February 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    So glad you are alive! It had the same night…exhausted, but couldn’t sleep. What’s up with us? Hope we both pull out of this weirdness soon…

  • Leena
    February 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    ugh… being sick is not fun at all, i hope you feel better soon!

  • Neiko
    February 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Feel better hun 🙂 I know how it feels to be under the weather but having to get so much done!! Get well soon!

  • Stephanie
    February 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I hope you feel better 🙂 I got my tonsils removed this morning so am definitely not feeling well either!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    February 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Ugh, feel better! I am so with you. I started feeling bad last night and it has only gotten worse! I am suffocating it with fresh foods and hot tea! Hopefully is will go quickly!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    February 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    the best tomato bisque i’ve eaten has been out of a can. there’s something wrong with that picture, no?

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    February 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Aww, so sorry you’re under the weather! Feel better!


  • GurlOnA"Diet"
    February 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    ugh don’t u hate those nights?!?! i’m glad ur appetite’s coming back though!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    February 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    comfort food at its finest! Whenever I feel sick, pretzels always get me through, it too 😉

    Keep hydrated!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Wait, did you leave Dexter in Florida?!?

    So sorry you’re feeling bad– but it’s definitely better to be sick now as opposed to next weekend on your fun trip!!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    February 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    seriously..go get some zicam. it’s the best thing ever. everytime i feel like im getting sick, i started taking one of the dissolving tablets once every (however long they tell you..2…3 hours?) and it either makes it so i don’t get sick or that it’s pretty mild. seriously…a miracle! i have a weak immune system and this stuff has saved me! that plus emergen-c plus multi vitamins and I haven’t gotten sick once since i started law school in august. Yippee!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    February 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re getting sick. I hate that. Feel better soon!

  • Meg
    February 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    oh, i’m sorry you’re still feeling so sick! hopefully you keep getting better with some food in your stomach.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    February 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Feel better Jenna! Being under the weather always makes me wanna be at home with my mom too.

  • MyRevolutionBootcamp
    February 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Random meals are always the best!

  • Mama Pea
    February 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Two words, hon: GREEN JUICE. Maybe throw a little ginger in there for the ole tum tum? Feel better!

  • Raya
    February 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Girl I have had the same sinus headache for the past 9 days so I totally know how you feel!! I have tried everything from drinking gallons of water and tea to sniffing eucalyptus oil and still it hurts! I hope you (and I) feel better!! 🙂

  • Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    February 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Ah, I miss Morningstar soy sausage! I wish they would just make them vegan..the one ingredient in there that makes it non vegan friendly doesn’t even really effect the taste 🙁

  • MMiller
    February 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hope good food helped make you feel a little better! Do a little bit of everything everyone is recommending…zicam and Emergen-C are awesome! I would do the emergen-C every day at least until you are back from your trip!

    And most of all…rest!

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat)
    February 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    aw I’m sorry your sick. I hope you get some rest and feel better soon!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    February 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Poor thing! Hope you get to feeling better ASAP!

  • Jil
    February 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    So sorry that you feel horrible!! Down with the sickness! I hope you feel better soon!!

  • Adam
    February 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Ah, relax, enjoy your day, and get bettter!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    At least it’s not getting worse!! Soup is the best when you are sick 🙂

  • Jen at VegetarianInTraining
    February 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Feel better!

  • ellen eats beets
    February 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Glad your alive! There is something about being sick that always makes me want my mama

  • Debbie
    February 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Feel better! I’ve been fighting it myself.

  • Megan
    February 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    So sorry to hear you are sick. That is no fun but you are right, it would not be fun to be sick while you are up in Tahoe. Your are in for a treat next week. Tahoe is GORGEOUS!!! Are you in for a ski trip or just to look at the beautiful lake?

  • Tara
    February 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Sometimes the weirdest things taste good when you are sick! Feel better.

  • Freya @
    February 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Awh sorry you’re still feeling rough. Good sign you could eat though! You should give yourself the day off from blogging and just rellaaaxx all day 😀

  • Island Girl Eats
    February 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I haven’t been very well this week either. All that I wanted was my Mom! No matter who old I get, I never outgrow her!

  • eatmovelove
    February 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! Being sick sucks…but if you can’t be home, then at least curl up there and watch TV …and eat whatever you want.

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    February 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Sorry to hear that you are not sleeping well lately! I hope whatever sickness going around passes fast for you. Hope you get some rest.

  • Integrity Daily
    February 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I found your site today! Thank you and looking forward to following your posts!

  • Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I hope you feel better soon – it sure is no fun being sick. Of course, I remember last year I came down with strep throat and was told to take at least 3 days off of work because I was contagious. Well, by day 3 I was just itching to get out of the house because I was so bored! I think I read 2 books already and I felt okay.

    I’m sure part of it was the fact that ice cream felt so good on my throat and I needed to get moving before I ate too much of it! LOL!

    Get better soon!


  • Alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    February 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I’m glad you are alive! I could live on the blueberries and cinnamon Optimum cereals! It’s dangerous for me to keep a box in my pantry…

  • Tiff
    February 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I LOVE that soup! it’s definitely one of my quick, go to favorites =)