Day Two trying to not eat Gluten or Dairy.
First there were free Ice cream bars and Drumsticks in the Breakroom….. I resisted.
Then I got called to a meeting and there was Pizza and Sheet Cakes and Soda… I resisted
Then they dropped off the Pizza in the break room, I resisted….
Then Birthday cake and more Ice Cream. I held strong.
What did I eat today. No pictures it wasn’t that pretty.
Costco Chili with Organic Tomatoes and a Package of Korean Seaweed with Olive Oil.
For breakfast I had Stumptown coffee Iced Latte with Soy and Bourbon Caramel flavoring.
Trying to get my water in. Emergen-C has a new product I found at Costco called Super Fruit, it makes the water gentler to my tummy and has vitamins and electrolytes. Probably should have brought some fruits and veggies and nuts. But I had a little too much fiber yesterday.
Went in for my annual lung check up at the end of July. Two days before my 10 days of vacation. I felt okay. The tech did three PFT tests. Showed the tests to my doctor. They immediately gave me a breathing treatment. And then Yay! Do the PFT three times again… Then my doctor said, you need to go on a Burst of Steroids and then start using the inhaled steroids. Bummer… Ask permission to wait a few days and then start the burst. Start that August 2nd. I feel all the fun side effects of Steroids, increased Anxiety and Depression, Blood Pressure goes up. But I am breathing better and my brain fog seems to be lifting. Found a salicylate free mouth wash and start on the Steroid inhalers. I go back to work on August 8th and almost immediately my sinus passages seal shut, and brain fog is back. Now I am getting thrush in the back of my throat…. Going to continue to use the inhalers for a bit, but think I need to adjust my diet again… Hoping to stay on track this time. I am going to try the Paleo diet. Not because I believe that is the way the caveman ate, because cavemen lived everywhere and they all had differing diets depending on location. But it eliminates inflammation causing food and it looks like something I can stick to and Flash shouldn’t feel deprived. These are not the worst PFT’s I have ever had. But the fact that I can walk and talk and appear like I am not having any issues at all is what is bad. So this test my lungs show up as greater than 99 years old. Time to try and cut that number in half.
So today is the first update on diet. Eliminate dairy. Bye Bye butter…
I love packing a Bento style lunch, and had quite the collection of accessories. I even was in a Bento trading group for a while. But when you are working and commuting more than you are home, it is hard to keep up packing lunches. Bento Supplies take up a lot of space and are hard to keep clean. My other favorite Bento set is 11 pieces, and it is a pain to keep clean.
I love my planet box Rover for many reasons. While it may seem expensive, it actually pays for itself in about 7 uses. Lunch in Seattle is at a minimum $10.00 and that is for something like a Slice of Pizza and a soda.
It is a one piece unit.
Easy to keep clean, and not like tupperware where if you forget about it you have to toss the tupperware. On a side note…. It is so easy to clean I have never forgot to clean it after eating!
You can toss it in the dishwasher.
For those days you want to heat up part or all of you lunch, I keep some paper plates handy and heat what I want in the microwave.
Easy to slide in your backpack. I bought a laptop sleeve with Totoro.
It is fun and easy to pack.
If you like sandwiches, Hamburger buns, English muffins fit in the Square compartment.
And it looks lovely in pictures of my lunch.
Did I mention how easy it is to clean?
The model I have is the Planetbox Rover and I plan on purchasing the Planetbox Launch.
Welcome to my Instagram Feed. Going to go on a Facebook Hiatus soon, but should be more active on Instagram. I know you don’t want to miss my food pictures. 🙂
Weekends go entirely too fast. I do a countdown until retirement. Part of the reason is I am over the half way point to a full retirement. I leave my house at 6:45am and return at 6:15pm, with a half hour for lunch. That is an over 3-hour commute per day, and I have been doing that particular commute since October 1983. So that is over 17,000 hours of commuting time. There are 8,760 hours in a year. I make a really good wage and benefits. I really like my house and our lifestyle. But the longer I do the commute the more burned out I get. When I was young, time seemed much slower, the older I get the faster time goes. Most of us are busy wishing our lives away, waiting for the weekend, or that time when we can finally retire. And hoping that we survive long enough to enjoy retirement. Or at least be healthy and have enough money saved up to take care of our family. When the weekends come around we are normally trying to catch up on sleep, housework, visiting with friends. And it seems like every time I finally get vacation something comes up every single time. Either additional work or just bad things happening in the world.
On Saturday we went on our inaugural ride on the new Motorcycle, went and visited our friends, went to an old watering hole and took the scenic ride home. It was nice, it was my first ride in years. Hopefully, we get to take an overnighter when I am on vacation.
This is my first post on my Webpage. Yay! This is my blog and it is going to be very Random and Chaotically organized… Kind of like me. My name is JennyO and have had an Internet presence since 1983 and have gone by the Handle Firefoxx. I have been married for 18 years to my Jr. High Sweetheart RobO. I will normally refer to him on my blog as Flash. I moved to the Seattle area from the Pittsburgh area on February 11th 1978 and met Flash on the 13th. We were also married on the 13th.
What is this Blog/Webpage for you might ask…. It is for many reasons. I have been paying for this URL for about 20 years so I might as well get some use out of it. I need to practice my writing skills, use em or lose em. And it gets harder to pull words out of my head the older I get. I need to track things. And I like to share things. When I actually get off my arse and get myself motivated, this seems to have a chain reaction and other people seem to get motivated. Also I am very introverted and this is an easy way for me to extrovert. I am finding Social Media very negative and draining. Especially during elections. So less time spent on Facebook, and more time working on my blog.
What can you expect to see? All kinds of stuff. Like I said, I am very Chaotic and Random human being. I need to work on getting in better health, my health is relatively good, but I need to watch my diet so I can lose weight and think better. Garbage in Garbage out. I am a total Geek, and I love Photography. I kind of obsess about something, obtain that something and than my brain can’t handle multitasking as well as it used to. So I need to learn how to schedule and journal. I will journal what I can share here.