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Attempted homemade (brown) Rice Krispies...
...and it was kind of a bust. :) Oh well!
See, I wanted to try making my own Rice Krispies, because who doesn't like Rice Krispies? But SURELY, I thought, one could make them without all that sodium. And maybe with brown rice to be healthi... Read more
My new ASICS are magical, I think
They are healing my completely screwed up ankles/feet!
Okay maybe it's not so much the shoes themselves as the fact that I am wearing ANY new sneakers rather than the beat-up, broke-down, worn-through sneakers I had been using for all my e... Read more
I tried a persimmon for the first time today!
I didn't even know what it was when I bought it. It looked like a hard tomato. I had read the name before, however, and was curious when I saw them on sale at Kroger, so I bought two.
OMG THEY ARE DELICIOUS!
Unfortunately, they are rat... Read more
A new-to-me diet/weight loss gimmick
I had forgotten about this for a while, but just recently I remembered it and wanted to share. A couple months back when I was prepping for my CT scan, I had to drink some barium sulfate while I was at work. It comes in a big cylindrical bottle.... Read more
"Life-giving water! Nectar of the gods!"
"Graham can feel renewal and strength flowing through him."
Because I'm a dork, I just quoted a narration line from King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder, from when King Graham is wandering around in the desert and drinks from a... Read more
I can't wait to have some WATER again! I haven't been allowed to drink anything all day (not to mention, eat anything - but the thirst is bothering me more than the hunger). Just a few more hours...
Heh, I dreamed the last couple nights tha... Read more
Anticipation is always worse, isn't it?
So after whining so hard about my clear-liquids-only diet for today....it really hasn't been that bad. My stomach feels a little sloshy and unsettled (perhaps from all the liquids and/or the start of my 16 doses of laxatives today...), but the g... Read more
Dreading tomorrow's diet...
My colonoscopy is on Tuesday, and so for the last few days I've been avoiding nuts/seeds/popcorn/corn (not that I eat the last two anyway) because that's what they said to do....but tomorrow is Clear Liquids Only Day. And I am DREADING it.
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I just thought of an easy whole wheat, sodium-free substitute for bread crumbs!
I have blown my own mind, you guys. I can't believe it took me this long to think of it.
Okay, so I love breaded foods. Who doesn't, right? But store-bought bread crumbs are exclusively made of white flour around here, they're pretty high ... Read more
LOL I recently realized I DESPERATELY need new shoes.
I recently happened to look at the soles of my trusty old sneakers, and....whoa, it's WELL past time to get me some new running shoes. I got this pair in early May of this year, I think.
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Stevia in the Raw - anyone else think it's gross?
I'm not one of those people that is anti-artificial sweetener. I don't exclusively sweeten my foods with local honey or real maple syrup or organic agave nectar or pure all-natural angel pee or whatever. Sometimes, I just feel better when there ... Read more
The apartment complex I live at is doing free yoga on Tuesday nights this month, so I went last night and had a lovely time! Because it's from 7:30-8:30 and is therefore a pretty late class, the instructor said she will do a more gentle practice... Read more
Reassurance, courtesy of SCIENCE!
I came across this article today, and it made me feel better. It's 2 years old, but I hadn't read about it before.
Here's the re... Read more
I took an ACTUAL, FOR REALS REST DAY.
After my semi-successful reintroduction to weight-lifting on Saturday, I made progress of a different kind with my exercise!
Yesterday was all cold and gray, and I was already feeling lazy (maybe just tired from all the activity I put mysel... Read more
I can lift weights again! ...but I lost a lot of muscle.
That pretty much sums it up. I tried lifting weights for the first time since my surgery, and it basically went fine. The strain didn't make my incision sore or anything. The only problem is that I've lost what seems to me to be a whole lot of... Read more