Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 243 - Enjoying some nice weather ...

We have actually been enjoying some nice weather over the past two days.  High teens, so it has been the perfect temperature for me, as I am not a heat person.  Hubby and I went to Costco's this afternoon to get fruit.  It was getting pretty sad around here, especially when I resort to eating apple sauce in order to get my fruits in.  Of course, I bought lots of berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries).  I just wish they didn't go bad so quickly.

4 oz yogurt (35)
8 oz grapefruit sections w/juice (100)

1 raw pepper (25)
1 Smart Choice Three Cheese Ziti Marinara (290)
1 pkg Quaker Chrispy Mini's (90)
1/2 cup applesauce (50)

1 raw pepper (25)
1/2 english cucumber (25)
1 tablespoon low cal Ranch Dressing (15)
1/3 Dr. Oetker Ultimate Bacon Pizza (285)
1/2 cup diet jello (10)
1 cup fresh blackberries (60)

1 low fat ice cream bar (90)

Total step 6844
Calories 1100

I missed my afternoon snack as my TOPS group has a concious idea this week of not having any chocolate and all I had at the office was my Life bars and they are chocolate.  I now understand why they say you should never grocery shop when you are hungry.  I went down the bakery isle at Costco and it all looked so good but I resisted temptation.  We did have oven baked pizza for dinner but I managed to have one portion size so I feel really good about how I did. 

Having a little trouble with my blood pressure as it wants to keep dropping, then I get dizzy and feel funny.  Will have to keep an eye on it, I'm sure it is just because I am trying so hard to stay on program.

Good news about my Dad, they have discovered that it was his high blood pressure medication that was giving him the spells.  His blood pressure is normal so when he took the pill it would drop it down and make his body think he was having a heart attack.  I can't believe that they didn't check it sooner, he's been on them for 3 years and no one ever did a review with him.  In fact, it was me that told him to tell the doctor that the pills were the problem.  Only makes sense that if you are taking a pill to lower your blood pressure and your blood pressure is normal that it is going to do something wierd.

Hubby had a phone interview with a lady from the disability company today and she is going to look into a whole lot of things to see why no one has bothered to do anything for him over the past several years.  I think God has finally answered our prayers, we just keep praying that she has some clout in the health care world and can pull some of this off.


  1. If you buy bulk berries at Costco freeze the extra - you won't waste or have to eat up so many at once. And they won't go bad. Just wash [cull strawberries] and store in ziplocs with the air pushed out. Good to go.

    Glad your Dad's medication is fixed...funny how a low blood pressure reading would tell his body that was a heart attack. Never heard of that. Good to know.

    And best news all week? The woman that is going to figure this out from the disability co. ABOUT TIME!!! fingers crossed for you both.

  2. Glad to read that your Dad's medication problem has been fixed. Hope all goes well with hubby's disability problems....maybe this lady can help! Hope so.

    That bakery aisle at Costco is a killer! It always calls to me when I go in the store. :)

  3. It's about time you got some good news! I'm so happy for you!

    Did you get a pedometer??? Is that what the Total steps are for?