Monday, August 25, 2014

Happiness in photo


  This is my Mom when she was in grade school. It was the 1920s-early 1930s. I was given it in email the other day. I looked like her. So do my sibs. Kid #2 has her eyes. It  makes me happy to look at it. I have been given photos here and there from my aunts. They are getting older and I am happy that I have been able to get small pieces of my Mom and Dad in pictures. I know now that my parents were 21 when they married in 1944, My Dad did not serve because of a ruptured ear drum from childhood. I plan on sending all these photos to Walgreens or Walmart to get physical copies.

  I just thought I would share my happiness for today.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fatty Liver rides again


  I am a bit sad about Robin Williams. He made me very happy when I was down. I always knew he felt the same way I did most of the time. That is what funny people are like. Happy on the outside. I hope that he has some peace now.

 I have been slowly purging and cleaning today. I HATE cleaning up after other people. I HATE being asked to do shit but never get anything in return. Ugh. I cleaned the ds bathroom because it was awful. I dont use it unless I have to pee really bad. That is the kid`s bathroom. They are 20, 21, and 25 but refuse to pull out the Ajax to scrub the tub. I wait till I cant take it anymore. I want my empty nest dammit!
  I went to the endo yesterday thinking it was my 3 month diabetes check. uh huh. It was a physical. He gave me a new insulin to see if that helps with the itch. He also set me up with a nutritionist to get my food life in order. I asked him to give me the full truth about my fatty liver. He said that I have n.a.s.h.
 He said that most people with it, never know it. There is a small subset of people that it could progress to cirrhosis of the liver.  He wouldn't say if he thinks I could be in that subset. He is a very straightforward person. He will fucking tell you. So I think he cant answer it but he didn't say I wouldn't be.  I have symptoms and pain. He said  no more booze, no OTC pain relief, and lose weight. That is what will help reverse it. I am going to rely on my instincts. If I dont change, I will have major liver issues.

 That being said, I am back to what I started last year. Same time of year, Same station. I will eat the way I was supposed to stick to all this time PLUS I will give up all carbonated beverages. Something about them weakens the flap that closes off the esophagus to the stomach. I have a six pack of orange that I will enjoy this weekend and that will be that.

 Same eating as before. Low carb meaning no pasta, rice, potatoes, or breads. Lots of veggies and fruits. Low fat meaning lean or no beef, lean or no pork. Much poultry and fish. Lots of fish! Tofu and limited eggs. Limited dairy but I will consume some but low fat. I will use vegan substitutes when I can.  Soy milk and Almond milk. Low carb grains, nuts, seeds, and powders. Salads up the wazoo. So if I have a chicken will be with no bread but a salad instead. You all know what I attempted before. I lost 30lbs and kept it off. 

 First goal is 210. I have 35 lbs to go. I could probably accomplish that buy Christmas. Back to the gym. Back to walking..bump heel or not. This is not a experiment this time. I have to do it forevah!

   I am basically talking to myself at this point. I know I have people that read this but nobody replies. So this whole thing is splayed out for me. If you are one of those hateful know who you are...<---I know you hate when I do that...Fuck off! Keep your snide thoughts to yourself.
 I hardly think of you unless I post something like this one here. . Why not go make your husband happy for once, fuck him,  and stop being so bitter.

^^ That was menopause at it`s best.

Great cool weather out there. I am going to get off here and start some laundry.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Healthy Potato Chips


  Yesterday I went to the food co-op to pick up my supply of kosher salt ($1 lb) and a few things here and there that are cheaper when you buy in bulk. I found something in the produce aisle that I HAD to have. It is called the Joie Healthy Microwave Chip Maker. It cost $2 less then on Amazon so I lucked out there. I took pics to show you so that maybe you would be interested too.

This is the whole shebang. You have a bowl, a mandolin top, and a guard to hold the potato. 

This is the part that you put the potato slices on to go in the microwave. 

 It is hard at first but using the guard is important. You dont want to slice your fingertips. That is not good for tasty chips. 

I sliced 23 chips for the rack. That is how many slots there are. I seasoned these super thin chips with salt, black pepper, and onion powder. 

They kind of touched each other in spots. There was nothing in the instructions about salting the water out of the potatoes. I will try that next time. The instructions said to microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. I did it for 4 minutes.

This is how they turned out. Cooked too long at 4 minutes. I will try 3 today. They did taste good. They were crispy, seasoned, and not greasy. I could do this for a snack for me and the man. I used Yukon Gold potato for this try. I will see if I can do it with sweet potatoes without cutting myself.




Damn fine cup of coffee


 Once a month, I buy a can of the Cafe Du Monde regular coffee and chicory coffee. I buy it locally so it does cost a bit more. I think I will just buy a few in the mail, cut out the middle man and save myself $5. I could buy a case this month because there is an extra payday. I could stretch those out for only twice a month and I would be set for a year. It would save me a chunk. I will think about it.
 This coffee will grow hair on your chest! It is sooo good!

It is gonna be a sweaty one today. I watered all the plants inside and out. I have a few tomato buds showi
ng. It is sad that I have so little to show for this year. I am giving tomatoes away at this time. Oh well. Took care of the fur babies. I always make sure they get out, do their stuff, come in, eat, drink and have ample areas to lay to keep cool.    And tossed laundry down the stairs. This is my inside day. I will wash all the bed linens, curtains from the living room and any stray rag laying around. If I do that plus get the livingroom tidy, I will have accomplished alot. I think I will probably make something simple like spaghetti for dinner <---no oven needed. Toss a salad and we are good!
I have that one wall to paint in the room. Gotta get to it soon. Probably today.... I was hoping to lose 5 lbs in flop sweat anyway.The kid comes home i
n a week. I have to go out to purchase her a mattress and box spring and a bed pillow. She will be all set. I found out from her that she will be leaving at the end of the year. She is moving in with a room mate. Her long time friend. She knows she is ready and she can do this. I am very happy for her and for us. So painting her room is a formality. Just showing her that I care..even though she wont be there very long. The boy will not get the room. Umm nope. We want to delete people in our house. One down, two to go. This summer has been so great. Less money has been spent. We got rid of cable. We are tossing stuff. It feels liberating!

 I have fi
nished my 2nd cup. I have another post to make and then I am off to sweat my ass off.