Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Had to go into the city today . . . a one hour drive, each way. Thankfully I had sunshine most of the way in, and no crazy drivers. It wasn't until I was grocery shopping that it started raining.
One of the highlights of the day was the visit with the surgeon. A follow-up after mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. My Dr didn't want to take responsibility for giving me an 'all clear' report, so he essentially passed the buck (well, lots of bucks) on to a surgeon.
So, I met with the surgeon today and was told that after looking at all the previous tests results that there is NOTHING to be concerned about. NOTHING to hint at the "C" word.
She recommends that I follow though with getting mammograms once a year, which is typical for women my age.
Huge exhale and an even bigger THANK YOU LORD!
Then it was time for lunch. Rather than doing another Subway salad, I decided to go to Sizzler. Had a 6 oz steak, baked potato and salad. When the waitress brought that yummy garlic toast, I said "Oh, no thank you." Then she asked if I wanted some regular rolls . . . . no thank you. I ate a ton of salad, so I didn't have room for dessert! I did it!!! I said NO!
All in all it was a great day!
Monday, December 10, 2012
I've probably used more recipes in the past 2 weeks than I have in . . . well, I can't remember when. It seems like I'm craving good food.
Yesterday I made Low Fat Eggplant Parmesan and today it was Quaker Oat Apple Crisp. Oh, yummmm!
Just wondering if anyone else is spending more time in the kitchen. And if so, what are you making?
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Today's SparkCoach session included a visualization exercise in which I am to visualize my life 10 years ago; and then, project my life 10 years from today.
What does that look like? What do I want my future life to look like 10 years from now?
Then, as my future self, I am to make a phone call back 10 years to my present self. What would that conversation sound like?
I began thinking back to 10 years ago, and what a conversation would sound like if today I were able to call myself 10 years ago.
While I'm not so sure I'm ready for the call FROM my future self to my present self, I am going to put considerable thought into what I would say today if I were able to make a call to myself 10 years ago.
I am really glad that I can't actually do that, because any changes to the decisions I did make ( good and bad - and there were a lot of major ones), who really knows what the long-term ramifications would have been on any one of them. Undoubtedly I would not be sitting here in my present life, as it is today, writing this.
Despite all the blood, sweat and tears that have been consigned to what I call my "bucket of [you know what]" I am the happiest and most content I have ever been in my life.
But I do believe there are some things and people that I allowed to become factors in my decisions that were not in my best interest. And I'd like to learn from that and use it to my advantage, if I can.
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Had a great day. Had a 4 hour meeting in the middle of the day but I got a lot of other stuff done before and after, including exercising . . . . after sitting so long, I HAD to get moving.
Hubby fixed an awesome dinner of sweet potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, grilled marinated chicken breasts and pork steaks. Yummmm.
Looking for a good recipe for Granny Smith apples.
Getting ready for a hot tub and night night.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day.
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