Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Deception Is Not Always Bad!

Last week Jessica Seinfield was on Oprah with her new cookbook "Deceptively Delicious". She explained how she purees vegetables & fruits & puts them in almost everything. Oprah had kids on talking about the veggies they hate the most, then they ate cookies, brownies, macaronni & cheese, and were shocked to find out what was really in it! Dr. Oz was on saying how she may be on to something here. The recipes are look fat etc. These books are flying out of Barnes & Noble as quickly as they come in. They keep ordering 50 & by noon they are gone! So far I have one copy & I was planning on making something this weekend. I'll let you know what I make each time & how it is.

Did any of you see the episode? Will you buy the book & try it? If you do let me know what you think! I'm thinking of buying them for Christmas presents. What a nice get kids more healthy & getting their veggies & fruits! 

I also bought this cup attachment for my Oster cup the other day. You take off the lid & place your fruits etc & then you attach the bottom of your oster to it & flip it & then put on the unit & mix your drink. Take off & flip again & take off the bottom & place the top back on & you are ready to go out the door & have your energy drink! Isn't that great. I haven't tried it yet...on the mixer now ready for tomorrow morning! I'll let you know.

I was dreading getting my labs redone all summer. I had not had a great report last Dec &my doc wanted to check in 6 months & see how they were. If there were not better she was going to start me on some meds...UGH!!!!!! Well I dreaded it because since I herniated my disks in April I haven't been able to be active & I have to be!!! All of Sept they would not let me do anything while I did the Vax-D treatments. Last two weeks I've been in PT now I can start but still...well a week ago I went in because I think the worrying was worse than the dreading! HA! Just deal with it I guess rather than be stupid & wait until I had consequences. My sweetie kept telling me "I'll be fine" geee where have I heard that before...Oh dad whose track record is if he says its fine you know you have a broken bone & need to go to the ER! HA! Well, I'm happy to report my Sweetie does not have the same track record of my dad.

My sugar was 5.5 & normal goes up to 5.6 so 1 point to spare still. I'm still not happy it is on the high end of normal but I know it can go down as I get to exercise & lose weight. This was the 3 mon avg one too! :-) My total cholesterol was the highest it has ever been last Dec. I was soooo shocked. I did have it so low! Well now it is 174! My doc says under 200 but I've heard some say under 180..I still am under that. My LDL was 91 and that is suppose to be under 100. My HDL was 44 & that is suppose to be higher than 40! YAAA! The only one that was not too great was those horrible Triglycerides with is suppose to be under 150 but she said as soon as I get back to my treadmilling & Total Gym it will go down so she is not worried now. The wierd thing is...I don't know why it is down all of a sudden! I don't feel I'm doing anything different. I mean maybe more fruit over the summer but? So how do I know what to keep doing & what I've been avoiding? Ugh! Maybe it will just be the winters it is high with lack of fruit. Last week I wanted a Watermellon in the worst way & couldn't find a one! I guess I'll have to move to a warmer climate so I can have them year round! I swear I could eat a whole one myself...not those tiny round ones either...remember the long ones! HA!  

And I know I was eating out more this summer so this just doesn't make sense? I haven't been making my salads with Stir Fry or using my George Foreman???Very odd and you know you'd think I would lose weight too but noooo. Well, I guess I won't figure it out & just have to keep working on it each day. Going to try to get some treadmilling in tomorrow. I may not get to go to PT tomorrow with the nasty storms we are suppose to be getting. No way I want to deal with that on the train or driving in it so I can stay home & just do my exercises & treadmill & the Masochistic PT will have to just wait to seek her revenge on me next week! HA! My muscles still hurt from yesterday. My left SI joint is killing me from her jabbing her elbow into it! She said my pelvis is pretty straight though...that is good! HA! I have to laugh though, I ask my Sweetie if he could stretch my legs on my off days like they do & my pelvis & he looked at me & smiled & said, "Ah noooo..." I think he would get too...ummm...distracted! HA! ;-) Well....Ha! She did say that I am sooo much better than most of her patients! When she takese my leg up to stretch it I am more than a 90 degree angle (closer to my stomach) before I feel the stretch. She said most of her patients only get their leg off the table about 30-40 degrees & they are in pain. I felt so good about that. And this toe is barely tingling now! :-)

Well the wind is picking up (17mph now) the storms are heading in. Suppose to start at 3am-6am & then later this afternoon another couple of hours of strong stuff again. I better try to get a few Zzzz while I can.


mariealicejoan said...

That looks like a great book!  I'm going to have to get that one for my own book shelf!!!  Hope the storms are kind to you!

chat2missie said...

I do want that book!  Looks like it will be a lifesaver!  Enjoy your evening.

lattedah711 said...

I heard about that book.  Great thought for a present.  We have tornado wathch intil 10Pm tonight.  Blk clouds an high winds.  :)     Tracy

acoward15 said...

A good idea. I wonder what else I can hide in food!

fowfies said...

I havent gone back far enough to see what is up with your ailments, but I do want to say I hope you feel better soon! Thanks again for visiting my journal. :) I was told anything under 200 is acceptable. Last time I had mine checked in was 176, and they said that was alright. I tell you what, in this day and age seems like everyone could benefit from more exercise...myself included. Hope your having a good weekend. :)

sunnyside46 said...

sounds like you are doing pretty good
I hope your back continues to improve.