Ugh! Swallowing is still very painful. It takes about 7 days for strep throat to go away once you start the antibiotics. So I have a few more days of this crud left. I can only eat soup and scrambled eggs (lots of eggs!) somewhat pain-free. I’m staying away from juices and only drinking water, herbal tea (lukewarm) and herbal ice tea. I made the mistake of drinking my carbonated water on day one — that hurt something fierce.
I have no idea how many carbs I’m taking in during my illness. I’m not tracking anything. Since my food is limited to what doesn’t hurt going down, I saw no point of tracking. A girl’s gotta eat and anything soft and cool on the back of my throat is all that matters.
I did enjoy 2 comfort foods over the weekend — frozen custard and pizza. Actually, “enjoy” isn’t the right word. Yes, the foods lit up my taste buds, but my throat was having none of that joy. Friday night my husband picked up 2 pints of frozen custard — chocolate and low-carb vanilla. Initially the frozen custard felt great on my throat, but by the time Sunday rolled around, it felt like broken glass.
The pizza was just a bad idea but my mind told me I needed comfort food while I’m sick. Even though I let my slices cool significantly before eating, the sauce felt like molten lava on the back of my throat. It took about 45 minutes just to eat 2 slices.
So now I’m back to eggs and soup.
As for working out, I have no wish to hit the gym anytime soon. I still have a fever and until that breaks, I’m not going anywhere. If this clears up by Friday, I may hit the spin room on the weekend for a light workout.
Otherwise, this week I’m on a break.
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