Friday, January 21, 2011

Comfort foods

Well my cold is still here.  Feeling better overall though my upper lip is red and irritated thanks to blowing my nose over and over again.  Overall I've been able to keep things in check by getting plenty of sleep, drinking water, taking vitamins, and trying to keep my glucose level steady.  Ok, confession time: I ordered pizza tonight.  Regular crust, not thin crust.  I'm sure my glucose levels went a little high tonight, but I promise to be good tomorrow.

In the past, I've talked about a designated cheat day.  I haven't allowed myself the cheat days I was planning, but honestly I have been eating well and haven't felt the need.  Tonight, however, was driven by this cold.  I didn't want to cook and I didn't want to go out to get something.  Pizza delivery was my favored comfort food of choice.

Next to me, I now have my favorite snowman mug full of my favorite comfort drink of choice, vanilla chai tea.  Vanilla has always been a flavor/scent that brings me comfort.  I love to use vanilla while baking and use vanilla scented soaps and lotions.  I love to be surrounded by vanilla.  It's like being wrapped in a warm blanket while sitting by a fire.  Since I don't have a fireplace, I'll settle for the vanilla chai and a hooded sweatshirt this evening.

When you're not feeling well, what are your favorite comforts that make you feel better?

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do. I love homemade mashed potatoes with bell peppers (colored if I've got 'em), onions, cream cheese and cheddar. Yumola! Feel better, sweetie!