Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MC, Day 7

**edit: recipe was modified 10/21. Because I'm stupid.**

So! Consistently getting a really great seven hours of sleep, which I am very happy about. Tongue is still lovely and chalky, but it's not like it's hindering me from, you know, tasting anything.

I'm getting used to being cold all the time, but that doesn't mean I like it. I really dislike it, actually. I used to be able to regulate my body temperature a lot better than this, and not being able to control my own body is a frustrating experience.

Work has also been a tad on the obnoxious side lately, what with the longer hours and the fact that it's gray when I come into work, and I don't leave the building until I go home at night (no need to go out to lunch, after all), when it's pitch black. I don't enjoy being out in the sun, as I am very pale and burn easily, but I do need the sun because it makes me believe (falsely) that I have many hours left until the end of the day. Of course, when you leave work at 8:00 or later, it's a moot point anyway- the sun's long gone. Sigh.

I don't know if I've already mentioned this, because as usual, my brain is a bit floofy right now, but I've changed my recipe for the dreaded grog (original here at the bottom of the page):

Modified Spicy Lemonade
- 1 liter purified water
- 7 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, Grade B if you can get it
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
, plus another pinch
[I previously said it was 1/8 teaspoon, but glanced down at the measuring spoon as I made my batch of yummy concoction and DUDE it was 1/4 teaspoon.]

The reduction of the maple syrup (from 7 to 3 tablespoons) and the extra bit of cayenne pepper make this much easier to drink for me. And reducing the maple syrup is perfectly legal.

However! The first day that I tried my new and improved recipe, I found that I was a little light-headed. I assume that this is because all the calories in the lemonade come from the maple syrup, and I was basically cutting my daily caloric intake by 57%. You know, from 350 calories to 150 calories. I was feasting before this drastic cut!

On the whole skin front, I did something stupid on the Day 6 and went to bed without taking my makeup off. I was exhausted and lethargic, sue me. I woke up yesterday with dread, but my face was fine. Better, even! Ah, lemonade, perhaps you are of some use after all.

I've eliminated peppermint tea as of Day 4- I don't crave something different anymore. I kept thinking through Days 5 through 7 that I would drink tea again, but I haven't. I am not sure why that is.

Time for meetings, reviews, notes, hundreds of e-mails, and walking past our craft services area. Those mini bags of Swedish Fish are calling out to me...