Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Power Bowls, Busy Day, Health and Nutrition

Life's a little crazy right now.  A bit too many irons in the fire and I'm feeling crunched but will look forward to the weekend.  

I've not had hardly any spare time since the weekend.  But tomorrow night maybe I can kick back a bit with not an entire list of things to be done before going to bed. 

Yesterday went to see a friend that used to work with us - and she is in Hospice.  They say she will get to go home for a while.  She has cancer in its 4th stage.  We are very saddened - horrified actually.  We love her and she has been a good friend to me and to all of us.  Full of life and a sense of humor.  A good person.  It was wonderful to spend time with her, laugh with her, and to see that she is at peace.  She is sad but at peace.  

I have a presentation to give today at work.  I changed some things around on it and went over it in my mind - what little moments I could steal in the day to do it.  It's hard to get anything done until 4 p.m. b/c of all the interruptions and needs - normally I get to "my" agenda of work on my desk after lunch or around 1 or 2.  But lately it's been 4 p.m. when most start leaving, the plants have gone home, and I can get 1 hour of work done.  lol  Isn't that sad?  Anyway, yesterday I stayed til 6 so I could at least finish ONE thing!!!!

So today I give my presentation to the Regional VP Sales Group - mainly on Onboarding and Development.  Giving a few tips here and there.  Streamlining a few things.  Letting them know that HR is there for the life cycle of their employees.  I love to talk about HR so it should go well. 

Tonight several of us gather here at the house for a Beth Moore video as we kick off our Bible Study together.  

My house is not as "put together" as I'd like for it to be, but I'm letting go.  I will clean up Katy's yogurt cup, her q tips, her coffee mug and apple slice wrapping that is left on the side table though I guess.  lol  I've tried to clean as I go this week but there's not been much time for cleaning b/w working extra, running errands, and taking some time in the kitchen giving some others a break. 

Above you will see the Power Bowl I fixed for us last night with the cilantro lime dressing.  That was one of the tastiest things I've had in a while.  Loved it.  

So - someone mentioned Rob Wolf - I think I had his podcast on recently.  I think he was the one that was a little over my head - talking about Keto and such.  I don't know much about that yet.  That was for another level.  At least that was that podcast session I listened to.  

The nutrition research is interesting.  I'm a little nervous and confused though about taking the meds versus not taking the meds.  I'm taking BP meds.  That is all I am taking.  I've heard bad things about the statins.  I don't want to put them in my body and I know that you CAN control cholesterol - I just hope that I CAN so I think I will take the 3 months to FOCUS heavily on bringing the numbers down on my own.  Sadly I was going to do that before and failed.  I had changed my diet a lot but still allowed certain things.  Now I'm refining it further and we'll see what that will do.  I'm going to stop eating dressings with canola oil, sugar and other things in it.  I eat a lot of salads and I can see now that I have to switch to olive oil and vinegar.  But - I also see that it doesn't have to taste like oil and vinegar. The dressing I made last night was awesome.  

George said after Katy left he would help me and we'd concentrate together.  I can't wait that long.  I'm working on it now and I'll have to say "no" to a lot of foods.   

Well, I better go.  I have 30 minutes to do makeup, hair, clean up a bit, fix a shake for breakfast and then head out the door.  

Rush rush rush and I'm so tired of it right now.


  1. I know you can do it, because I did it. I brought my cholesterol down from a 6 to a 3. Definitely focusing on high protein low carb was what did the trick for me.

    It also taught me that my body does not react well to carbs generally. I can have one slice of our home made bread now and then, but I have cut out all other breads because they slow my digestion to a crawl. I have switched to home made sweet potato fries - I still make potato ones for the other half and I have a few, but now I really prefer the sweet potato ones. I like where the edges go black and crispy.

    Protein shakes for lunch was the big winner for me, and the other half loves them now too, he does one week of them and the other week I make him a cottage pie which I cook in one session and we get 6 serves out of it.

    I think for you, being organised and having a plan will really help you to cut out all those fast food lunches which are likely the biggest cause of your bad numbers. Things like this power bowl are great too.

    Since we massively changed our diet in December 2016, I have not had any more diverticulitis problems, and all my numbers have changed for the better. :)

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend, I will be preying for her as she goes through a very difficult time. That power bowl does looks good. Rushing all the time does put a strain on us. Even though you have a great assistant, it sounds like you could still need more help at work. Thankfully you get to do things that help take away the stress like that Bible study and your weekends at home. Hope it is a wonderful Wednesday for you as over the hump of the week we go...

  3. I am sorry about your friend. Staying healthy and in good shape is much work. The older I get the harder it is. But preventative health care is the best health care. I hope you had a good time with bible study.

  4. Sorry to hear about your dear friend and cancer. she'll be in my prayers. hopefully your bible study went well. that power bowl looks delicious.


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