Friday, September 24, 2010
Today my mom sent this video. No goalie is needed for this game. www.wimp.com/oneball/
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Where we live, doctors are here to retire, not to practice medicine. In the three years we have spent in this area, I have followed leads trying to get a doctor for my partner.
And today is the day. He is to visit a new doctor in our city who already has 100 people on the waiting list.
Due to D's age (55) and his ongoing pre-diabetic condition, we managed to get an appointment today at 11:45 a.m.
Diabetes is nothing to play around with. I believe the more you know about this condition, the better you will manage it. Unfortunately, it is very common for the patient to ' go into denial' and do very little about it.
This is what I see big time in "D".
Although he was prescribed meds 5 years ago and still has the same bottle more than half full AND he was told to purchase a blood testing kit and the strips that go into the machine, this equipment has only been used about 10 times in the three years we have been together.
Does that sound like denial to you? I think it's like being 'just a little pregnant.'
So, today D will have 15 minutes with an MD in our area and start all over. I am hopeful that steps will be taken for better blood sugar balance, healthier snacking, modified quantities being consumed and regular blood testing. (I really am expecting a lot to turn around and improve.)
Is it really lying if someone is fooling themselves and trying to pull the wool over the eyes of all those who love them?
Gosh, I want this doctor's appointment to chip down the facade of him kidding himself...
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ooohhh, I'm feeling like I might get in trouble for this suggestion but I just received a recipe I'd like to share. It is not all about health, so click away from this blog right now if you are easily lead into temptation.
LEMON MERINGUE PIE Martinis
-- make 4 to share with your favourite family members or buddies.
(194 calories each)
2 organic eggs or 1/2 cup pasteurized eggs
4 oz vodka
3 oz lemon juice
1/2 cup of icing sugar (perhaps a bit of Splenda would substitute for lower calorie count)
8 ice cubes
1 lemon slice
2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
Garnish: Using lemon wedge, rim edges of 4 martini glasses. Press into crumbs to adhere.
In blender, combine eggs, vodka, lemon juice and sugar. Add ice and pulse to crush, about 30 seconds; puree until smooth and frothy.
Strain into prepared glasses. Let stand until body separates and foam rises to top to resemble lemon meringue pie.
Oooh la la... is that decadent or what???
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I really like where I am living. (REALLY, REALLY like it.)
I enjoy walking around the neighbourhood, taking the bike out and occasionally my rollerblades... just to wave at neighbours, look at the trees and enjoy the fresh air. Usually I can chart some cardio workout but today my walk took a different path.
Karen-The-Garbage-Picker surfaced yet again and as I tied on my runners (sneakers for the Americans). I put a green garbage bag in the pocket of my shorts. It was only steps from my driveway when I picked up a cigarette pack to put in the trash.
I love my neighbourhood so much that I get distressed that others throw rubbish out the windows of their cars along the highway trail. Grrrr. So I don't get my heart rate up much-- at least I get the feeling that I'm pushing against the litterbug monster.
I leap up and over drainage ditches, drag cardboard and newspaper out of the high grass and carry it all home for garbage pickup next week. I never seem to need the 2 bag limit that this area allows.
One thing that always amazes me on my Garbage Walks... just about the time I have a bag filled up, I locate a second plastic bag just about the time I need it. (Am I being watched over, or what?) The mystery bag has never been the same colour or manufactured by the same company, so I know they are not being 'planted' for me. Today's bag, ironically had a website on it promoting Protecting The Earth!
I have my weigh scale in the garage to give you an idea of the before and after of my travails.
In my workout gear: 139.6 lbs.
With two bags of litter: 152.2.
So, on the last leg of my clean-up march, I was lugging 12.6 pounds of trash with me. (It felt like forty pounds, believe me!)
Bicyclists waved and gave me the thumbs up signal and one dad with his little family actually said, "Thanks a lot!" Perhaps he told his little ones to keep their neighbourhood clean of trash.
I got a nice bit of scenery to look at... don't get me wrong. I noticed that a Scottish Thistle was over 5 feet high, the wild daisies were almost finished and a little garter snake wriggled a 'taa taa for now' at me.
Instead of getting angry and jaded about people, I choose to multitask my amazement of nature. This is my love in action workout.
Now, how would you chart a one hour litter walk on the Spark People activity Tools??
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