Sniffing Sneezing Season

11 Jan

Happy Tuesday everyone! It was fun to read your comments on my last post. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s hoarding glass jars..haha (right Kath and Lele?)

Seriously I hate hoarding bunch of stuff (unused appliance/kitchen ware, empty cardboard boxes, unfit/out of style clothing etc) and I try to donate them as much a possible….speaking of which I need to streamline my garage as well….*sigh*

K, on the other hand is quite opposite. He’s just like typical Asians who likes to hold on to things, whether you use it or not. I think he slowly gets better at it..

Anyway, recently I heard lots of people at work are sick! Every cubicle I walk through I’ll hear someone sneezes, snorting, clearing up throat, sniffing, and coughing. Ugh..not to mention one or two people who share the same office room with me do that too.

Typically I always wash my hands very often every time I touch the door knobs or anything that’s not my own space. I don’t like using hand sanitizer as much because I read a lot about not so good things using it too often. Our body has some good bacteria and excessive use of hand sanitizer will kill them too. Not to mention the bad bacteria will grow immune to it if you use it too often.

But I’d lie if I don’t have a bottle of it in my purse. In a pinch I do use it but if I have access to actual sink, I rather wash my hands with warm water and soap.

After washing my hands, I usually use a paper towel to touch door knobs etc until I get to my desk.

Too paranoid? Maybe. But I don’t wanna get sick either!

Morning workout was a complete brutal and I was sweating like a pig! You can go here if you’re interested what I did this morning πŸ™‚

Yesterday I used up my Albertson’s gift card with bunch of Greek yogurts and Almond milk! (I love Fage, but wanna give Yoplait a try as well).

I wanna try Chobani and Oikos but the Albertson’s I went to didn’t carry plain Chobani and no Oikos.

I missed Almond milk and had no time making it myself and I’m running low on almonds.

Finally I made my first green monster, after drooling looking at Lele’s!
Good post workout recovery drink!

Ingredients are super simple: 1 banana, handful of baby spinach, and some Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk. Paired up with 1/2 avocado, sliced chicken breasts, spinach and some lemon juice = healthy and balanced breakfast!

Got home and my iHerb order has arrived!!

Finally I could ditch that yucky canola oil forever and start using coconut oil for healthier cooking!

I miss soy sauce and these (tamari and coconut amino) should compensate it

Btw that CocoCardio was a free sample that came with my order. Looks like it’s some kind of natural drink powder.

What do you do to avoid catching a cold?
Aside from what I described above, I also make sure to get myself enough of rest, eat whole foods, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. πŸ™‚

Do you use hand sanitizer?

Do you prefer plain yogurt or flavored?
Plain for me, no thanks for flavored. I could always flavor my yogurt with fresh fruits!

Have you ordered from iHerb before?
This was my first time and they carry pretty good stuff from herbs, groceries and hard to find items. Their price are decent though their nuts are still expensive IMHO. I’ve seen my local grocery store sell almonds much cheaper than them ($2.99/lbs for raw almonds anyone?). Shipping is free if you ordered more than $40. Also if you’re a first time customer, you can use Averie’s code AVE630 to save $5.00. I used that. (Thanks Averie!)


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16 responses to “Sniffing Sneezing Season

  1. leashieloo

    January 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I take my vitamins, get a lot of vitamin C, exercise, and I’m with you…I wash and sanitize my hands CONSTANTLY!

  2. Kath (Eating for Living)

    January 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Hello hand-washing-OCD friend! πŸ˜€ I was my hands ALL THE TIME, but not to get rid of bacteria but because I always think my fingertips are sticky and impure somehow. Hehe. I’m not a hoarder, but I collect certain (special) things, otherwise I prefer to toss unneeded stuff immediately. πŸ˜‰

    A thing that helps to avoid colds os drink, drink, drink! Hot herbal teas or hot water with ginger works very well!

  3. Hayley

    January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I hate hoarding stuff too! I spend so much time decluttering and giving things away. But somehow I always end up with more clutter? It just seems to pile up.

    I use hand sanitizer sometimes…but I also prefer the sink. I keep Burt’s Bee’s “natural” hand sanitizer in my bag. I’m not sure how much better for you it actually is, but it does the trick.

    I’m also a fan of plain yogurt- the flavoured ones are too sweet for me but I will eat them in a pinch.

    • Jos

      January 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      I totally agree with things just keep piling up no matter how much you declutter..

  4. Ameena

    January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I am a total germ-a-phobe…I don’t even trust hand sanitizer so I wash my hands to death. Plus I use my elbow and sleeve to open doors, push elevator buttons, etc. I realize I have mental problems!

    • Jos

      January 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      LOL, your comment cracked me up πŸ˜€

  5. lequan

    January 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Jos,

    Omg! My patents, in-laws, and hubby are hoarders – drives me insane! Everytime we move to a new house, I make hubby throw away any boxes he hasn’t touch in the last 2 years. I think that’s pretty reasonable eh?

    As a mom, hand sanitizers are a must! Although I’m not too thrilled about the strong alcoholic smell of some of them.
    Flavored yogurt for me please. Never tried iHerb before. Hope you’re having a great day!

  6. Lisa

    January 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I really need to use coconut oil. And I like your green monster drink! Daikon and Korean radishes are different. Daikons are narrow and longer and tastes a bit sweeter in my opinion and is Japanese. Where as Korean radishes are larger in diameter and tastes a bit more bitter uncooked.

    • Lisa

      January 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

      Ok so I was misinformed. Daikons and Korean radishes are the same. But in the Korean grocery stores they are labeled as daikons and Korean radish and is in different storage boxes. Had to clear that up.

      • Jos

        January 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        Thanks for the info! πŸ™‚

  7. Sagojyou

    January 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    What do I do to not get sick? Hmm…vitamin c? (that’s typical in Asian places) Stay warm, keep hydrated, and be strong! (<- best advice out of all I think) πŸ˜€
    I don't use hand sanitizer – (blood type O here!) But my BF used to carry one in his pocket – it was really funny how he used it so darn often, but I don't know. He doesn't use it anymore πŸ™‚
    I prefer flavored – vanilla flavor!
    Nope, I've never ordered from iherb before πŸ™‚


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