Hurricane Harvey totally caught me off guard. I assumed it would last a couple of days but I ended up being stuck in the house for almost a week! Last week was not fun whatsoever. I was in pain like never before and was laying down majority of the time. When the weather changes I ache like a grandma because of Lupus. I was disappointed in myself because I wanted to be badass working out from home and never missing a beat but it didn’t happen. I usually push past it because I feel it’s all mental but I was super over it last week..plus the raining all day everyday didn’t help my mood.
My eating wasn’t horrible but towards the end of the week I went a little carb crazy. I started my week off eating the foods that I normally eat like tofu, salad, and dairy-free yogurt. I was totally fine until the seriousness of Hurricane Harvey clicked in my head after days of watching the news(I know..wake up Tonnisha smh). Seeing Houston underwater caused pain and panic. I cried and everything. When I snapped out of being emotional I realized that all of the food that I had was fresh. Fresh food waits for no one and I didn’t want it to rot which was sure to happen if my electricity went out. To save the day I ate more than usual and by the end of the week I was looking at just a box of oatmeal. I ran out of food and had to go to the nearest open store and buy carbs. Everything was sold out at the grocery store so I was left with granola, cereal, and crackers (to go with my hummus) as meals.
There is another hurricane happening as I type and the damage it’s doing is heartbreaking. I am thankful that all I had to complain about after the storm was my carb intake. I have learned to take things more seriously. I want to be prepared next time and I want to make sure you are too. The only thing that I did right was drink a lot of water so that’s first on our list.
Healthy Hurricane 101
- Energy/Protein bars
- Protein powder
- Boxed tofu
- Unsweetened canned fruit
- Shelf-stable applesauce
- Dried fruit
- Veggie/Plantain chips
- Canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon)