Thursday, February 05, 2015
What I Like Today-Thursday 2/5/2015
That my visit to the doctor is a thing of the past. Not that it was terrible. She didn't yell but told me I only get "one pass" each year. And I wasn't one of the sad souls wearing a face mask and feeling terribly sick-- there were many of those.
My biggest decision this morning was whether to eat breakfast and drink coffee before going to the office and being weighed. I even wondered about removing my boots before stepping on the scale. And--well, to both I said 'screw it". I am what I am. Weigh what I weigh.
I did have a baseline EKG because I had never had one in all my 68 years. It was positively normal.
I refused the pneumonia vaccine.
I now have an inhaler ($40 co-pay--boo!!) which is making my breathing easier. It should be extra good on cold walks outside. Doctor checked back into my files and I had inhalers before. When I worked at the library and it was very dusty with new construction. I wheezed. I think every member of my immediate family had some sort of breathing/asthma issue. Had--no longer with us.
My new favorite thing at the grocery. It used to be chicken tenders from the deli--all crisp and fried.
Now it's the Super Foods Kale Salad. I had a small one yesterday and today got a one pound container. I detected kale, red onion, walnuts and a few blueberries in it. Whole Foods had one--but they don't anymore and it had some seeds in it. I liked it very much as well. I have seeds and can always add some. In fact, I am going to google super foods and find out what they are.
Yesterday I bought a 5.6 pound butternut squash and peeled and cubed it (quite a workout) and roasted the cubes with olive oil. Today I found a bunch of large beets (organic) and they are wrapped in foil and roasting in the oven. I also have a big batch of brown rice resting in the rice cooker. I am seeing a few Rice Bowls in my future with kale, red onion, butternut cubes and beets. Perhaps a few raisins or dried cranberries. And walnuts?
I am trying very hard to eat the 5 suggested fruits of vegetable recommended. I eat larger servings so perhaps I needn't try so hard? I already had a banana and yesterday I had fresh pineapple with my yogurt.
We heard a commercial on the radio--while driving through town to the doctor on slippery, unplowed streets--- that people can have --21 POUNDS of "stuff" clogging their colons. The radio guy had a "PRODUCT" we could send for/order which would remove that 21 pounds. How could this be true??? So people really could be full of s**t.