Let's just go around that tree one more time...maybe things will change. They did!
Off to the doctor, again, for verification of my clean bill of health. I took all my notes...all my journaling of my blood pressure, what I ate, my exercise and sleep. Even with all the proof, my blood pressure still skyrocketed, but I didn't waver and bounced into the room for my final exam.
She started down the check list...good, good, good!!! Then with excitement in her voice, "you lost four pounds in two weeks!" "Okay, lets see what is going on here...something isn't quite right", she mumbled to herself. I felt she was questioning my recording. She gently started to discuss my diet. I thought I had been good. I was so cautious of what I ate because I had to record it and turn it in...you know like school!!! I hadn't cheated on the test, and it had been a very stressful week, which was apparent in my food selection.
The enemy of my weight and possible blood pressure is an All Time TEXAS favorite.
My diet showed too much of this also...more comfort food.
Yes the dreaded carbs. She smiled, "now you can have one, but not two at a meal! Did you hear me say you don't have to give up tostadas?" I nodded. Just don't eat too many and don't eat them at night.
"Janette, do you see that you are skipping meals?" I nodded like a student in elementary school. "Okay, if you skip meals you get fat", she grinned. Well the scales has testified to that fact. "Please eat three meals. You have also left out a very important food group. I don't see it at all in five days.", she encouraged. She was showing me the way to better health and a skinner body. My week had been chaotic and I hadn't put salads on the table, not like me, but I still am not eating enough of this wonderful anti-cancerous, blood pressure lowering food group.
greens. Now don't eat too much spinach raw...it is better for you cooked." Oh I didn't know that one, I was only eating it raw. She explained why and that most vegetable are better raw.
I kept thanking her for making me keep the journal, therefore, opening my eyes to something I just didn't want to see. She continued my check-up and then we talked. Yes we talked.
She said, "thanks for telling me thank-you and that I am being helpful. I want to see you healthy. Remember I am the one that has to give so much bad news to people, and it is so nice to not have to. I am grateful you appreciate it. Let's keep you healthy, let's keep the blood pressure down, and let's get you to losing weight."
As we discussed my mood swings each month she suggested chaste tree...an herb, not a drug. She then giggled, "now there is one side affect" as she placed her hand on my knee, "it will make you fertile." I laughed out loud reminding her of my age and even my husband's age, as if she didn't know. Since I know the story of Abraham and Sarah, and so does she, she is a Jew, I don't plan on seeing it happen again this side of the Bible. So she reminded me to be careful...which just made my husband laugh. Cautious we will be....our grown kids would die!!! Funny, I really think it is funny, that in reality that would truly be a miracle. I am not for calling God's blessings (children) a curse, but we will also use wisdom.
So my husband has a new adventure ahead. His wife is going to loose her moodiness and weight. Sounds like a time for a planned "second" honeymoon, don't you think??? Are you eating enough greens? Since some are picking colors for the year, maybe mine should be green!