Dear Husband and I both had appointments with our family doctor this morning. For me that meant fasting since last night so that he could get accurate blood test results, which also meant a very different morning routine.
Other than a sip of water with my medications, I did not have anything to eat or drink from 8 PM last night until around 11 AM this morning. Usually by 11 AM I've already had 4 cups of water of my 8 daily minimum, had my healthy breakfast and would be just getting ready for lunch.
The doctor's appointment went well, he is pleased with my weight loss thus far and I will get the test results in a couple of days. I am hoping for lower cholesterol numbers. I have a tendency to have "white coat fever" and will often have high blood pressure readings at the doctor's office. Today's was 120/70
After the doctor we went out for breakfast. I had my standard # 1 "GO TO" breakfast consisting of an eggbeater vegetarian omelette, tomato slices, dry rye toast and one pat of butter, along with coffee and water. I drink my coffee black. I also normally drink my coffee at 6 AM. The omelette was larger than usual and I left 1/3 of it on the plate.
My standard #2 "GO TO" breakfast involves blueberry pancakes :) I don't get that one too often. We very seldom go out for breakfast. I try to always have at least two options selected in advance to stay in my ranges for the day.
While waiting for DH to finish his Big Man's all the meats with potatoes and eggs breakfast, I pulled out my phone and logged my foods into the nutrition tracker, and also planned the rest of the days meals. Since breakfast and lunch were sort of combined, I will have an afternoon or evening snack of low fat cottage cheese with a banana to get into all of my ranges for calories,carbs,fats and proteins for the day.
The doctor and I had a lengthy discussion around my husband's dementia and at this time he is not prescribing any medication for it. We are more in a watch and wait mode. The main issue we are having is his lack of judgement around personal safety. He keeps trying to get up and walk, although his balance issues would put him right on the floor. He can barely walk with his walker let alone without one.
The doctor also said we should both be taking vitamin D supplements, due to the very limited sun exposure and the length of this very long Winter. I will pick them up when I pick up the prescriptions later today or tomorrow.
After dear husband settles in for his after brunch nap I will be hopping on the exercise bike and also doing my dumbbell routine and wall pushups.
Onward & Downward!