Tuesday, August 10, 2010
As I write this I'm awaiting the arrival of my daughter and her three little ones (7, 5, 8 months). They will live here for the next three years. My son-in-law will close his practice next spring and begin a critical care fellowship here. It will be wonderful to have the little ones near. They've lived with us twice before while they were in transition. The difference is that this time my DH and I are looking to downsize to a condo. I'm hoping to find something this week. But, then more fun begins as we intend to remodel whatever we buy and I'll be babysitting grandkids a good part of the time while my daughter either goes back to school or takes a teaching job at the community college. So much is so unsettled. So, here I wait. One of my biggest personal challenges is that in the midst of all the change and turmoil I intend to keep on track with SP. We'll see. Hope all my spark friends are having a great week!
Friday, August 06, 2010
I've been discouraged the past several months that I've been so stuck in my weight loss journey. Despite tracking everything, getting in a fair amount of exercise and activity and drinking lots of water, I still am stuck. I made an appointment with my doctor for a physical. He rescheduled because of his own schedule changes. So, about four months later I finally got in and hand some blood work done. I don't have the reports in hand yet -- it's been nearly three weeks. So, I called yesterday to find out what was going on. The nurse advised me that my thyroid is indeed in need of help again. Eventually my doctor will prescribe a boost to my medication, but until then I've decided to boost it a bit myself. I should have insisted on the blood work months ago, but I kept thinking I could lose weight even if thyroid was not cooperating. Now, I'm very hopeful that energy will increase, I won't be so cold all the time and most of all I expect to see the number on the scale get unstuck. We'll see. I know I must be my own health care advocate, but sometimes I seem to forget that these docs work for me! My health matters. So does yours. Have you had to be your own advocate for your health concerns? Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
At my house I can feel so much better, even on a really bad day, just by buying,, preparing, serving and eating fresh produce. There's nothing like it. Today it's a combo of fresh pineapple, raspberries, grapes, blueberries and kiwi....yum, plus some corn on the cob. The colors and flavors are magical. I'm adding a salmon filet and some home baked whole wheat, oat and flax rolls. Just planning such a menu keeps me on track for a great day. Plus, I know my DH will enjoy every bite right along with me. It's so much easier to resist the afternoon munchies as I plan for such a meal. Eating such healthy and yummy fresh fare also keeps the munchies at bay all evening. I know I should take the time to do this more often. The rewards are amazing. All the senses are engaged. Hope you are all enjoying wonderful fresh in season delicacies as well.
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