A month of back pain and now a cold

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Have been fighting my back for a month now... the nagging and not-so-nagging pain keeps coming and going. And for the last week, I've been fighting a cold. Which means that I cough a lot at night which doesn't help my back (it doesn't like sudden motions). Good news is that I haven't gained any weight lately, bad news is that I haven't lost any. Hard to exercise when you are fighting to breathe and when leaning over brings on dizzy spells. Good news is that the cold also brought a total lack of interest in food. But, green beans, spinach and fresh aspargus are all showing up now in the farmers market (and my garden along with radishes, lettuce, and other greens), so when I do eat, I'm getting a lot of fresh steamed veggies which are so healthy for me. And the chickens are laying eggs like crazy, the goats and cow are giving milk, so lots of quiche, frittatas and omelets in my future. Now to find a low-calorie pie crust for the quiche. I have tried making it crust-less but it is just not the same (good, but not the same). Any suggestions?
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  • KERRYG155
    Hope you can get it worked out with the crust. The fresh veggies from the garden sound SOOO good!! Growing up we always had fresh veggies-I even had a garden after we got married but can't get anything to grow here in Florida so I gave up. Feel better soon. I'm learning that lots of stretches are out there to help the back and all the muscles in the back and legs to help ease that pain.
    2749 days ago
    Tried hungrygirl but no luck. Looked up the piecrust recipes on spark recipes and looks like I just need to make sure that I roll the dough really really thin or accept that each serving of pie crust that I eat will add at over 100 calories to my daily diet (mainly in fat, ouch). At least the eggs/milk/cheese/veggies part of the quiche are not too painful since I tend to emphasize the veggie part and use whatever veggies I have left over, and the cheese is hand-made by me (which means, of course, it is not low-fat cheese, but not as high in fat as commercial cheese). emoticon
    2749 days ago
    I'm glad you're getting over your cold. I had one for a very long time this winter, and still don't have that much interest in food. I once had a friend tell me she was on the Robitussin diet and lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. Now I know what she meant! Happy eating with all the lovely vegetables and eggs ...
    2750 days ago
    Try the sight She has a lot of crust recipes.
    2750 days ago
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