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Resolutions: Weeks 23 & 24

Before they get out of my mind, here are the numbers: 188.4 for last week, and 186.2 for today.

Happy Monday, people! My apologies for not writing last week. It’s been a crazy busy time. Last week was plum full of events. Monday was therapy for my caregivee, Tuesday I had the chiropractor and lab work to check my thyroid levels. Wednesday was therapy again. Thursday I had an eye doctor appointment, I finally got the oil changed in the car, and made a trip to see a friend from church. Friday was therapy again, and Saturday was full of grocery shopping, purchasing Father’s Day gifts, and finishing the baby blanket I crocheted for a couple at church. I also, last Monday, moved the living room furniture around and put together a new cat tree.

This week won’t be near as busy, but it’ll be full. Monday is therapy, Tuesday I deliver the blanket to the couple from church, Wednesday is therapy, Thursday I have another eye doctor appointment and a checkup with my primary care doctor, and Friday is therapy again.

With all that being said, can we talk about this weight loss? How awesome is that?! πŸŽ‰ I gained some the previous week, but it’s off my body now! Probably from all that running around. 😁 My food choices were less than stellar this week as we ate out just about every day, but I made dinner for Father’s Day. BBQ ribs, Mac n cheese, sunflower crunch salad (that was a kit, but delicious), and cherry pie. I made homemade cherry pie filling as the red dye in canned filling makes my heart race. I also used puff pastry instead of traditional pie crust. Very tasty. I used the Food Network app that I found for all the recipes except for the salad. The Mac n cheese was so good. I’m definitely making that again. My picky caregivee was raving about it and had two big helpings! That’s a huge deal.

Some meal choices I have available for this week include leftovers from Father’s Day, biscuits and sausage gravy, and chicken and rice. How I make chicken in rice is I use yellow rice, then I add cooked and diced chicken and then I add peas. Simple but delicious.

I know this is a long post, but I’m making up for last week’s miss. I’d like to make a quick diversion onto doctors. Our healthcare system is so messed up right now, and insurance companies aren’t helping much. What do you do when you can’t afford insurance, though? I may have an answer for you: Direct Primary Care. This type of doctoring is a throwback to the olden days, when there weren’t insurance companies. I signed up with one last year, and it’s awesome. I pay a monthly subscription, and I can contact my doctor at any time. I also get my medications at wholesale price. It doesn’t cover hospital stays or surgeries, but it’s nice to have access to basic medical care. For instance, I’m going in this week because I’ve been having really gnarly hot flashes. I thought maybe my thyroid levels were off but the labs came back normal. I was due for a checkup anyways, so I contacted my doctor and made an appointment for this week. I should also mention that I can get a 3 month supply of my thyroid meds for $10. If you’re looking for a primary care doctor, I’d suggest looking into direct primary care in your area. It’s worth at least a looksy. 😁

Thank you for putting up with my insanely long post, and until next time, stay healthy my friends! πŸ€—

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