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Plans for January and Health Update


Thursday, January 05, 2012

The SparkPeople Cookbook was under my tree this holiday! As well as Coach Nicole's most excellent first two videos, and The Spark, the book. I guess you could call us committed. emoticon

We are very A type people in our house. We watch very little tv. There is almost always time for a project in the kitchen.

New project: Creating every recipe in the SparkPeople CookBook.

I think it's going to be like walking across Canada. Instead of the feet feeding the movement, the cooking is feeding the yum, and I would guess Chef Meg is going to be a totally awesome cooking experience.

So here we go: The project for this week:

Stepfanie's Oatmeal Mix - I dislike cooked oatmeal even if the picture in the book makes it look appealing. But you never know how slimy oatmeal can be until it's too late, or unless it's smelling slimy right up front. If I can't eat it, E will and she is a connoisseur of oatmeal. I'll look forward to the oatmeal cookies.

The following week we will share a superior chocolate smoothie recipe.
Then it's on to my favourite comfort food... eggs!
Stay tuned.

In other Christmas Tree News: I got a fitbit! Get to fitbit.com get one now! I hope fitbit and sparkpeople figure out each others APIs and integrate sooner than later. Oh my supernovas, the fitbit is the best thing to monitor steps, calories, activity level, stairs! and sleep! Do check it out. fitbit.com Tell them I sent you. emoticon It's so good, we ordered a second one for E.

In other health news: (And there is always other health news at my age.) ... Just returned from the dentist where I'm in process for an overlay. I chipped a tooth while eating an almond. Oh fun!

Also, I've had frozen shoulder syndrome... it hurt in march, i got to the doctor in july, phsyio every week since october... but the pain and immobility only got worse. I had to wait for an mri guided cortisone shot and by the time that happened on dec 2, I was in a sling and under ice, taking T3s and zopiclone to allow some sleep. Somehow I managed to exercise and eat right during that time because I lost 25lbs! The cortisone shot helped the pain significantly, but not totally, and I put 5 of those pounds back on over the holidays. I'm off the T3s and I've halved the zopiclone dose. It's wonderous how a good night sleep can help you feel. I tried coming off the z-drug cold turkey a couple of nights ago, but I had heart palpitations and didn't feel at all well after a night of much pain and little sleep. I halved the dose last night and got a nice sleep and feel good today. So, will stick with that for awhile.

It's been raining since Christmas. Actually quite blowy too. They promised sunshine today and we've had sun today, but it's raining right through it. Rainbow Land. At least we don't have to shovel it.



Hope that helps. Just keep moving.

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