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Sick but on the Upswing Means Soup

Well, I'd hoped I just had some sort of 24-hour bug. Most of the people I have known that have had a stomach bug recently only had it for 24-hours. Apparently I have something more or another type. I have only managed to keep down about 3/4 a protein shake that Jason made for me (and sort of forced down) last night. Tried another one this morning, not so lucky. To me, this type of bug is worse than sinus infections or anything else.

Can I say that right now the things I miss most are food and being able to workout. Though, food really doesn't sound appealing, it's the idea that I can't have it perhaps. On the upside (if there is one), I have gotten TONS of sleep. That's really all I've been able to do since Sunday night. I'll be caught up on sleep for months to come at this rate.

I will say that I'm very lucky to have the husband I have. I'm used to just taking care of myself when I'm sick. I try not to ask for anything unless I seriously can't do it for myself. This was one of those times I did need help. He was so patient and concerned. He went out and got Theraflu to try to help with my fever (since I couldn't keep down pills long enough to be effective), he made protein shakes, brought me water, you name it. He was brave enough to sleep in the same bed even, which is a super comforting feeling when you're not feeling so swell. 

What is the worst you've ever felt? Are you a good patient?

Once again I slept the majority of the day. I did finally manage to get out of bed around noon and stay awake for the rest of the day (propped up on the couch). I don't know how people can sit and watch TV for hours on end, because I was just plain bored silly. By mid-afternoon, I was able to hold down a banana and 1/2 a Vitamin Water (that Jason got for me) and was starting to feel semi-human. 

After finishing the Vitamin Water and removing myself from the couch I made a piece of dry toast and decided to start some soup for dinner just in case I was up for eating a real meal finally. I decided to make a Vegetable Soup.

Vegetable Soup
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3-4 carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 baking potato, diced
1 can no-salt tomatoes (with juice)
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
16 oz low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup water (or use 32 oz vegetable broth, I was just running low)
To taste: sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, parsley, oregano
Fresh green beans 

In large pot, saute onion, celery, carrots, and bell peppers in small amount of extra-virgin olive oil until onions are soft. Stir in remaining ingredients (minus green beans). Simmer until vegetables are just beginning to get soft, then stir in green beans and cook until beans are done.
This turned out pretty good. If I had been feeling better, I would have likely added red pepper for a little bit of heat. The great thing about a vegetable soup is that you can add your favorite veggies!


  1. Aw, wow, you are still sick! That's awful. Reminds me of a bug I got a couple years ago that was the WORST I have EVER felt. I got a stomach bug that I also thought was 24 hrs and it lasted seriously almost a full week!! Throwing up for two days followed by severe nasuea, weakness, inability to eat (or any appetite whatsoever - soooo unlike me!). It was terrible, to the point of tears. So, hopefully the fact that you're eating a bit is a good sign that it isn't nearly as bad as that ;-) feel better!!

  2. up, girl! So sorry to hear that you're sick, but I'm glad you have your hub to take care of you.

  3. Oh no! I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Get better soon! This soup sounds wonderful.

  4. Jolene @ To Be Determined that sounds horrible. Mine is definitely lasting more than 24 hours. Still super shaky and no appetite. Trying to make myself eat because I know I need the nutrients.

    Thanks Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg having someone around that's a good "nurse" certainly helps!

    Thanks Emily @ Sugar Plum . Soup was good, would have been better had I been able to enjoy it. Still not as good looking as the treats you make!! ;-)

  5. I am happy to hear you are on the mend but sorry you aren't 100% yet. Glad you took time to rest.

    The worst I ever felt was a pneumonia two or three years ago. That had me down for 3 weeks. It was miserable. I coughed so long and hard I pulled a muscle on my rib cage.

    I am the worst patient, a big baby. All I can say is my hubby is a saint for putting up with me. He does things like Jason. We are both very fortunate.

    Soup was a great idea for dinner. You needed something to eat.


  6. And celery! I made some veggie soup yesterday too.

    I can't believe how long you have been sick! How terrible. When I get the flu the worst of it is the first 24 hours. How are you feeling today?

  7. Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean I used to get pneumonia a lot growing up, I think because of my asthma. That just totally stinks. It takes so long to recover. Glad to hear you have a patient husband!

    Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian I'll admit that I did pull out most of the celery. It wasn't cooked to mush enough for me LOL! Feeling a little better today, thank you for asking. Still shaky though.

  8. feel better and the soup looks reallly satisfying and like it would be sooo good :)

  9. Thanks so much Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga I probably should have opted for a creamier soup, but I was lazy. I think what looks good are your raw caramels!

  10. Gosh I am sorry you are still feeling blah! I am a TERRIBLE sick poor husband! :)

  11. I am so sorry you aren't feeling well! That soup is definitely going to hit the spot though, it looks delicious. How lucky are you to have your hubby to take care of you! Nobody takes care of me when I'm sick... :(

  12. I hope you feel better soon. You probably remember how I was so sick the last couple of weeks. I think a few of those days were the worst I had ever felt. Blech!

  13. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly at least you admit that you're a bad patient LOL!

    Ameena I usually just try to take care of myself. It's really nice having someone there when it gets really bad. Hate to hear that you don't have someone!!!

    Tina @ A Tina Bit of Faith Fun and Fitness I do remember you being sick. Guess it's that time of year huh?

  14. I caught a bug a few months ago and I only got up to move from the bed to the couch then back to the bed for 6 days. It was awful, but my boyfriend was so supportive and helpful. I hope I was a good patient!

  15. Thanks so much for stopping by Tess ! Ouch, a 6-day bug??!! Not fun. Glad you had someone there for you. Love your Green Ginger Snap Smoothie sounds awesome!

  16. Sorry you're not feeling well, I know what you mean about the frustration of not being able to exercise and taking health for granted. The soup looks like my kind of comfort food.

  17. Thanks so much for stopping by Christine @ The Raw Project ! Thanks for you kind words. BTW, your recipes look fantastic. Plan on following your blog!


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