Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Days . . .

The days keep moving forward . . .

I've spent so very much of the past six months focused on my shoulder that I have neglected pretty much every other area of health.  It's like I could only deal with one thing at a time - and when there is physical pain involved, that gets all my attention every time.

So, I'm not in bothersome pain any longer.  Yes, I still have some, and I don't know if I'll ever have 100% of my shoulder again, but it's time now to do my best to focus on other stuff. 

The year is half gone and I'm far too close to my all-time high on the scale.  This isn't good.  It's not best for me, and only I have have control over it.  In fact, it's the one thing I DO have control over - what I put in my mouth.

So, I'm taking steps - literally and figuratively - toward a healthier body.  Again.  So it goes.  No point in getting wound up about it - it is what it is.

Here's something way, way cool:  my FoodSaver! (and it's on sale!)


A Christmas gift from my friend T, I finally got the chance to use it in the past couple of weeks. It rocks SO hard!!

The roundy things on the top are Salmon Cakes that I froze with my old HandiVac sealer.  These Ziploc bags were awful.  The original bags worked really well but they are no longer available - so I tried the Ziploc ones.  It's hard to tell, but there is so much air that didn't get sucked out that they are looking frosty all the way around.

The salmon on the bottom (fresh Sockeye!) looks like it just came off the fish.  Granted, this was one of the first things I sealed and I didn't get it done perfectly - there is a little air trapped there on top.  I've since gotten better  :-) 

This is a great tool for someone like me who tries to freeze things in serving sizes - doing that makes it possible for me to make recipes that feed four, but keeps me from eating the same thing for four nights in a row, which is what happens when you're only one person.

So, I'm always looking for things that freeze well.  This week I made a lasagna and froze it in individual pieces, and I made spinach burritos. 

I will be happy when I can drive again - I should know more on that on Tuesday.

Here's one of my favorite cuts from Girish's Diamonds in the Sun CD. 


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that your pain is down. Hopefully with the PT it will be less in time. It is hard to look at the future, but you can only take it one day at a time. Every day is a new beginning. You can only do better than yesterday. I, too, am struggling with my weight. I try so hard to eat healthy and I've found that I've moved away from the junk food. But I don't seem to lose an ounce! My cardiologist wants me to walk 10,000 steps every day. It's not easy, but I am trying to keep moving as much as possible. Being healthy is a lot of work! I've been a bit irritated with my doctors at being such nags about losing weight, but they are trying to keep me on the road to a healthier life. I've had to get an attitude adjustment. There is some comfort in knowing that many other people are struggling with the same problem.
Here's to happier, healthier days ahead for both of us!

Janice H.

candy said...

I have a food sealer, too. They are great! Good news about the pain reduction and moving forward.

A :-) said...

Janice - I shoot for 10,000 steps a day, too. I have a Fitbit that I adore - the One. I prefer one that I don't have to wear on my wrist. A

A :-) said...

Thank Candy! :-)