Monday, December 7, 2009

Short Update

Just a little helloooo to say, I am still emotionally in a happy place but seem to have come down with some kinda flu late Saturday. Headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, terrible brain fog. I can't remember what I am doing from one minute to the next, so a coherent post is probably out of the question for now. I did get the tree up (boy it was tough, I took Excedrin, we did lights first and then ornaments later, then today hung stockings. Still haven't gotten all the decorations out). I still weigh 227 which is awesome! My eating is 100%. I took yesterday off from exercise, and today I took a ten minute walk outside but that is my limit right now. I threw a pot roast in the crock pot for dinner tonight which takes no brains and no effort: spray crock with Pam, stick a roast in there (I used a 3-4 pound 7-bone roast, which had almost no bone at all), then smear a can of Healthy Request Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup over the meat, then sprinkle a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix on that and mash it around into the soup with a fork, then pour 3/4 of a can of water around the meat. Cook 8 hours on low. I plan to throw a few carrots in there if I have any, about halfway through. Easy, and makes its own great gravy (which I de-fat, season with pepper, and thicken with cornstarch if necessary). I have a pot of kale & onions simmering on the stove, too, for lunch.

Okay, my brain hurts, I am done! See ya tomorrow!

15 comments:

Rebekah said...

Feel Better soon girle!

balancedanne said...

Feel better soon! Your blog is a huge inspiration to me. I have been reading for several months now. I am so impressed with your determination and effort and it is truly paying off. Congratulations!

seattlerunnergirl said...

Sorry to hear that you're sick, Lyn - I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for the pot roast recipe!

100in12 said...

feel better lyn! get lots of rest!

South Beach Steve said...

Lyn, I hope you get over this soon!

Autumnforest said...

Poor thing! You put yourself first. It's part of owning your health. Rest, sleep, lots of fluids. Don't push yourself to blog. We'll understand. Hope you recover fast.

Anonymous said...

Could it be the dreaded swine flu? It;s going the rounds around here, not sure but I think I might have already had it. Hang in there.


Barb

kelly said...

Your roast sounds delicious! Hope you get feeling better soon.

Margie M. said...

Rest is a weapon against illness...get plenty of it if you can. Get well soon!

screwdestiny said...

Feel better soon! I'm sure your good eating will help with that.

Anonymous said...

Hey, for me that would be uptown cooking!
Rest and heal and enjoy your tree! There's too much good stuff ahead to miss!

Marie

Stella said...

Well done for cooking when you feel so groggy!

Get well soon.

Me said...

Enjoy the Christmas season and get well soon!

Steve said...

WooT to your happy place, but sucks about the flu.

That meal sounds fantastic, btw.

tessler said...

Speaking of kale...

THANK YOU!!!

Because you keep talking about it here, I finally decided to take the leap and try some. I LOVE IT! It is my new most favorite green in the whole wide world.

THANK YOU!!!

(And I hope you feel better soon!)