Sunday, April 25, 2010
So, after having spent the past few days in and out of the hospital, I am more determined than ever before to change my lifestyle. Absolutely NO WAY will I keep myself on track for more kidney stones. Apparently I should wait and see what kind of stone the doctors decide I have (aka, strain my urine until the stone comes out, or wait till after they blast it on Thursday), but at this point I would like to be pro-active!
Having honestly answered all of the questions that each nurse and doctor asked, I can see that my eating choices are still not the best. There is definitely much room for improvement! I have been diet coke free (again) for three days now, and added 'sodium' to my nutrition tracker. In doing so, I noticed the crazy amount of sodium in Lean Cuisines and Rice-a-roni. This wouldn't be surprising to most people, who read the entire nutrition label instead of just the calories and fat....
So, my new goals for the week include finding healthier side dishes for dinners (more veggies probably) and better choices for lunch (that are also fairly cheap). I am more than willing to hear any suggestions for healthy/easy/quick lunches-that's the time of day that is hardest for me to portion control, for some reason.