here’s to your health

Happy Thursday all!  I am still so excited about the news I got yesterday. However, I am such a hypochondriac and spent all day wondering if my clot was back or my ankle hurt. 

What I realized was that I’ve been on my feet a lot this week and not always in the best shoes (all flats, but no support).  Shoes matter.  Before I met Dan I would buy whatever sneakers were cute and on sale at DSW.  When Dan and I got together he insisted that I get fitted for shoes.  I definitely notice a difference between wearing my sneakers and other shoes. 

I didn’t let the pain slow me down.  I switched from dress shoes to sneakers and took a quick walk at lunch and made sure to move around all day. 

After my carb-fest yesterday, I made sure to have a much more vegetable and protein heavy diet today.  Breakfast was the usual Mix 1 and all bran bran buds.
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Dan bought some pears yesterday.  I couldn’t resist! yum!
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I also had my last Bean&Body coffee.(review to come tomorrow morning!)
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Lunch was some leftover bulgur risotto.
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And mystery soup!  We have butternut squash and apple and pumpkin soups in the fridge.  They look so similar so I told Dan to surprise me.  Can you tell what I had?
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It was pumpkin soup.  Yum!  Dan also packed me a tasty dessert.  Pumpkin Spice kisses.  They are much tastier warm than frozen.  Totally hit the spot!
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I came home to three delicious dishes waiting to be cooked.

Devil’s Chicken
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TJ’s Fries (Thank for the recipe!)
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And cranberry and apple crisp.  It smells like thanksgiving. 
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I also had a pumpkin ale!  Oh yum!
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And now I need to do an update on the Hot 100.  This week is definitely better than last week!

  • Walk Every Day:
Success!  I have walked or ellipticalled every day!
  • Strength train 3x/week
Oops.  I’ve done one day.  I need to pick it up
  • Eat two meatless meals a week
Yup.  I’ve done at least two, I stopped counting:)
  • Eat 30g fiber/day
All but two days.  Not great, but not terrible
  • Eat mostly whole/real food
Except for the popcorn on Saturday I’ve done mostly whole foods.

I’m so excited for life post-blood clot.  I know I need to be more careful about not getting another clot, but I feel like this 4 month long nightmare is finally ending!

Tell me something you are thankful for!