Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
I'm thrilled to report: No major incidents for mom since her two falls on Saturday. The hand in hand care is going well for her. Sunday seemed to be filled with elevated confusion but today was better. It's a constant back and forth as far as that goes, seemingly a direct reflection of how much co2 is built up. My visit with mom this evening was a good one. We were able to enjoy the conversation and even share a few laughs--very different from when the co2 is dramatically altering her cognitive skills.
My friend and longtime mentor, Gerri, is recovering nicely after a very scary situation. She had what thankfully can be described as a minor stroke. After being hospitalized and undergoing every test imaginable, she's back with Dave in the RV. The prognosis is great for her in this situation--and I'm so very grateful.
I received my annual blood work profile yesterday. Everything was well within the "normal" zone except my "bad" cholesterol--it was on the high side of normal. This is the first time that number has crept up and it has me rethinking a couple things in my food plan. I consume quite a bit of half & half in my coffees each day--and I likely lean a little heavy on cheese in my food plan. Those two things stand out to me as possible culprits for this elevated number. I'm immediately making an intentional effort to reduce my consumption of these dairy products. I just might need to eliminate them altogether. And who knows? I might even crack open the steel cut oats in my pantry (that have been up there for about six months). The number was normal--but high-normal, and since I've become quite used to my doctor saying things like, "outstanding," "perfect," and "keep doing what you're doing," it was a little disappointing to hear about this change. But it's a blessing to know! A good heads up is great information to possess!
View this post on InstagramSuper Sunday #whatsforbreakfast Earlier: 3 egg whites & 1 whole egg, scrambled and topped with 1 slice gouda. 115g Simply Potatoes diced potatoes pan prepared with 61g yellow onion, 75g red bell pepper, 2.5oz sliced white mushrooms, and approximately 3 seconds olive oil cooking spray. Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 61g avocado, mashed and seasoned simply with salt & pepper. 6.1oz Envy apple slices. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 635 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Two medium soft corn tortillas sharing approximately 4oz shredded beef- topped with approximately 2oz refined sugar-free enchilada sauce, approximately 30g lettuce, and approximately 30g (2tbs) sour cream. 8 tortilla chips w/approximately 4 tbs salsa mixed with approximately 15g (1tbs) sour cream. #dailypractice #foodplan 563 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsfordinner 5oz 96% lean ground beef, 24g shredded lettuce, 13g red onion, 21g mustard, and 1 slice swiss on a Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pita. 175g simply potatoes diced potato pan prepared with approximately 3 seconds olive oil cooking spray- and topped with 18g refined sugar-free ketchup. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 533 call.
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