5 Weeks Down and What I’ve been Up To...
Sunday, December 09, 2018
I just completed week 5 of my food plan. I am doing very well! I have more energy and my tummy feels so much better.
Last week I bought an air fryer. It took some time to research. Some brands do not work - they don’t get hot enough, have short trays, etc. Phillips has the highest ratings, so that’s what I bought. There are lots of deals on them right now. I made homemade fries from Yukon Gold potatoes. They tasted really good.
I downloaded their app. There are tons of recipes. I will try another this week.
Last week was very busy. My hubby is away for a couple weeks on business. His 86 year old mother had a stroke on Wednesday. It affected her speech and balance. His sister lives far away, so I am handling everything. I did her wash and cleaned out her fridge yesterday and took more things she needed to her in the hospital. She will move to rehab sometime next week. She’s in really good spirits. She also had a bad kidney infection. She must feel so much better now that her heart rate is down and the infection is going away.
Thursday, I went to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster to see the play “Jesus”. What a production! The set was so interactive - it was amazing. They had live camels, pigs, donkeys, sheep, doves, dogs, and cats. At times the animals would walk up the aisles on cue! The lights and water were magnificent and they did a beautiful job portraying his life and all others he encountered.
We also went to a humungous buffet called “Shady Maple”. At this point, I really appreciated the food plan I am on. The buffet was overwhelming to me - too much food and too many people. I am a germ freak, so the thought of the serving spoons being held by everyone ... yuck!
I made a salad, grabbed a baked potato, broccoli, some fruit...and I was done!
And, it gave me extra time to check out their HUGE gift shop. I made it through half before we had to leave for the show.
Friday was the first time my eating disorder awareness group presented “Eating Disorders 101” to nurses in a hospital. We are now educating the medical community on what to look for, how to handle and give resources. Our feedback was extremely positive. The workshop intertwines my son’s story.
I am now in the midst of planning an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for my neighbors. I have gathered a lot of fun ideas!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!