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My March Madness!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The day I have been dreading since December arrives this Thursday........the dentist. What was suppose to be done in December has been prolonged due to the last tooth cannot be saved. So..another tooth pulled.....another bridge put in. I dread the pain. The only saving grace I have that this is the last tooth to be worked on.

For awhile, I have been guilty of not going forward in my efforts in bettering myself in health. The depressed part of me wanted to put it on hold till my teeth are done. Fortunately......I realized that there will always be something to side track me....IF I let it.

I have been doing well in my fitness challenges and yes.....nutrition. After Thursday, it shall be a challenge because I shall be back to soft and liquid type foods. Walking will be hard for a few weeks as the pain shoots up my face as the hole in my mouth throbs with pain as it tries to heal.

I don't want to take a huge step backwards....and it is up to ME not to relent to that temptation.

I have come up with MY March Madness. Each day.....I shall focus on an accomplishment I have completed. Getting in all my healthy guidelines may prove to be a stretch......and not to be beaten.....I will focus on something I am TRULY thankful for. I shall be grateful and positive all the same.

I could have BLOWN off this week as far as food planning is concern. I choose NOT too. This am we went grocery shopping and yes...I have stocked up for the impending mouth pain with soft foods....I also purchased and planned for foods PRIOR to D DAY....hence day! LOL!

I really truly LACK in VEGGIES in the winter combat that...I made SALADS for the NEXT four days via mason jars!

I feel SO proud! I do.......and it makes me look forward to the first part of the week. I did this a lot in the Summer months, but alas, got away from it in the Colder season. You can do this with cut up fruit as well and it lasts up to 7-8 days in the frig.

Snacks and meals are tentatively set.

So....even though I may have a slight set back......and I may be at a stand still.....I am not down and out. Mentality.....I shall be ahead of this game of life because I am still fighting. I may be down for the moment, but not for the count.

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  • PATTYJ48
    emoticon Hope all goes well on Thursday and emoticon on planning ahead. Hang in there.
    2515 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    Those salads look delicious! I am sorry about the dentist visit and all that pain coming up and hope that you heal quickly. Great mindset about getting through it without losing ground, though.

    2515 days ago
    Yay You indeed! Wishing you a speedy and low pain recovery! Fat free/sugar free puddings are good and low points as are many Progresso soups! Smoothies are always a good idea to get in some veggies and fruits too. Wishing you well! Be sure to care for yourself!
    2515 days ago
  • DEE797
    Hope the dental work goes well and painlessly for you. HUGS! Those salad in the jars look delicious.
    2515 days ago
    Your salads look so good! I am going to have to try that.

    2515 days ago
    Love the salad in jars- what a great idea! Hope this week goes well for you and you recover quickly from the appt!
    2515 days ago
    Looking forward to doing the March Madness with you. The salads look good, except for the cucumbers - - yuck yuck - - sure wish I liked them. Be so darn glad when this 2 years of teeth problems will be over so you can eat "normal".
    2515 days ago
  • JD394471
    Yu have had a rough spell, and hope it will soon be over.

    Your salads look wonderful and you are an inspiration to me

    I love you,
    2515 days ago
    What a good idea! I think I'll make salads in jars for the days I have to babysit the grandkids or travel in the RV. Too bad I gave my Mason jars away when we moved, but I can scrounge up a substitute. emoticon

    In my experience dental visits are a necessary evil - hope Tuesday goes well.
    2515 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Yay You emoticon emoticon
    2515 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2014 12:52:13 PM
    I hate dental work. Glad that is over for you! Great planning!
    2516 days ago
    Those salads look so good!

    Will be thinking of you. Strength and determination help, you have both so I know you shall be fine. Praying the pain is minimal and thankful you are near the end of this tooth journey.
    2516 days ago
    I will be so glad when your mouth is finally fixed! This has been a nightmare for you but you have taken it and continue to see it through and for that I am proud of you! I love that you have planned your first four days with healthy foods. It's almost over, and you will make it through this!
    2516 days ago
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