Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Short and Sweet (with a little complaining about my cold)

Hello friends, I'm still not feeling good I called in sick today because I was coughing up a lung this morning. Hubby got me some cough syrup before school, I googled it to make sure my other prescriptions didn't interfere and holy crap it had a ton of sugar, 13g :( wow I never knew. At least I have been able to exercise the past couple of days so hopefully that helps with the sugar in my cold/cough meds.

The past several days I have been making pumpkin oatmeal my adding some pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, two packets stevia and walnuts to my oatmeal delish. I have done this for the past several years except pre-bfc I used brown sugar.

I don't have much else to say my head is foggy from the cold meds, I mostly wanted to check in and complain a bit about sugar in cold meds. Have a wonderful day friends I hope everything you have to do pre-Thanksgiving is going smoothly.


  1. Gosh I hope you feel better soon! I am glad that you and Rosalie's bug hasn't gotten to me!
    I have a lot of Stevia recipes on my pinterest. Look there and you will even see one for making your own Maple syrup! I love that site.
    I am thrilled that the snow is gone, especially since my husband is gone. I can definitely wait until Christmas for more snow!
    I wish I ate oatmeal too. I think my mom OD'd us on it when I was little! My kids used to love going to Rosauers Family Restaurant and getting their oatmeal because it came with a little pitcher of cream and a little dish of brown sugar. It just tickled them! I wonder if they remember?
    Have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you feel better soon. I fell off the exercise bandwagon in a BAD way. I have only gone to Zumba 3x in the last month. BAD:( I hope I go tomorrow!

  2. The coughing up a lung remark-made me smile...but I'm sorry you don't feel well.
    I love oatmeal & pumpkin-your brfst sounds delicious.
    Keep taking care

  3. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. It sounds like you and Rosalie have the same thing. Have you ever tried peanut butter in your oatmeal? I like it that way as well.

  4. Hope you feel better soon. I made the oatmeal with the pumpkin and it is very good. I also have made the oatmeal with peanut butter and it is very good. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I have been coughing my head off also and am in the middle of the second week now. I refused to take any liquid medicine. I am only taking the jelcaps of alkaseltzer cold medicine. I do feel a bit better today - but still coughing.
    I hope you feel better tomorrow and have a great thanksgiving :-)

  6. I think you'd be better off taking a spoonful of honey, if you're going to be eating sugar in the cough syrup anyway. Just something to think about! Hope you feel better soon!

  7. OH Katie, I hope you feel better soon! There is some nasty bugs going around. Alot of the girls I work with arent feeling well and I am trying not to get it. I hope your cold gets better & my thoughts are to take the cold meds & not worry about the sugar in the cough syrup right now. Your main concern should just be to get better. ((Hugs)) to you & hope that you have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!

  8. So sorry to hear you are sick. It is amazing how much sugar that they put in cough syrup. I love my oatmeal made that way too, and it gives a little break from eating eggs everyday. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  9. So sorry you are coughing a lung up. I say that all of the time :) We are big coughers in my family. Over the counter cough meds don't really do much, unfortunately (and I've sold a lot of them for work). They say honey works, but it didn't work for my family. Sometimes prescription cough meds (codeine)work for us, but they probably have a lot of sugar in them, too. I found that with my kids and me, the postnasal drip from the cold makes us react in an asthmatic kind of way (even though they aren't asthmatics)so we use a fast acting inhaler (proventil) like an asthmatic would use. Last year on a plane ride to Hawaii, my daughter coughed long and hard the whole entire way (even though I gave her more codeine than a grown man should have.......don't worry, my dad is a clinical pharmacologist and would never let me harm his favorite grandchild :). We got a lot of glares from the coughing and finally figured out that she needed the inhaler (after the 6 hr plane ride :/).....and yes, I am the rep for proventil so it's a shamelss plug,LOL, but I would've have used anything to get her to stop coughing. None of us were getting sleep and the cough was straining muscles in a bad way. Sorry for that long biography, but I thought I would share what FINALLY worked for us because coughing sucks. HOpe you feel better.