This is the first moment I’ve sat down all day, other than being in the car and seeing the phlebotomist.
This morning I walked the boys to school then immediately jumped in the car and went to the lab to have blood drawn. I have a doctor’s appointment, a regular check-up, on Friday. I have hypothyroid and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), both of which I take medication for, so I have to have blood drawn at least every six months to make sure my medication is correct. I am resigned to the fact that both of these conditions are genetic and I will take medication for them for the rest of my life. It’s okay, really. I know I am pretty much in the best shape I have ever been in and I am very focused on healthy living. You just can’t do much about your genes.
After having blood drawn I needed food and coffee STAT (the blood test had to be fasting). Luckily, there is a Starbucks just down the street from the lab, so I had coffee in my hand within five minutes. I had brought a granola bar, banana and two cheese sticks with me so I could scarf in the car, which I did on the way to Publix. Once home from Publix I spent all morning in the kitchen doing fantastic things. I’m going to do a whole blog post about that, but here’s my lunch which is a sneak peak (excuse the not so good cell phone photo)…
Oh, I took a break before lunch to run 5 miles, but then it was right back to the kitchen (after showering off the crustiness). I even ate that delicious plate of food above while standing up in the kitchen and fantasticking.
I was in the kitchen up until I had to go get the boys from school. Then it was homework, make lunches for tomorrow, continue the fantasticalness and clean up the kitchen because fantasticalness causes a big mess, then finally sit down. Ahhh.
I’m exhausted! But we still have the family walk this evening, which I will not wuss out on. I kind of like productive days that end in exhaustion. I feel like a day in the kitchen is a good day. All those food blogs I read are rubbing off on me.