Monday. Dexa scan 146.8….

Had my dexa scan today, maybe deca scan.. It is a bone density test. It is one of the easiest appointments I could possibly ever have on this cancer journey of mine. No calcium 24 hours prior and no metal, buckles, or zippers. I wore my workout pants and my wireless bra. Turns out I still had to take my bra off since it had metal hooks. I did put on my work shoes and long socks so I looked quite hilarious in the waiting room. Black knee-length workout pants and socks with cups of coffee on them! Oh well. Made the appointment go easier. I had to turn my left foot in and then the technician strapped my foot in place. It was just funny when she asked me to turn the foot in then explained that she would “secure” it in place. No matter, it went smoothly and hopefully when I see the oncologist  on Wednesday it will have good results.

I am super stressed out about the Wednesday appointment. I know it is what is driving me to eat too much and hot flash too much and not sleep well. Bleh..

This is how my food played out for the day along with emotions too:

Coffee with unsweetened vanilla almond milk; two cups. Chocolate super foods shake with spinach, blueberries and almond butter.

After my appointment I get to work later than usual (duh) and make a cup of coffee with the last of the maple almond milk creamer. Then one cup with almond milk.

Lunch was kale/cabbage salad, one and half cups with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, 1 tablespoonful. Had four cherry tomatoes and poppy seed dressing too. The dressing was about 2 tablespoonful and a splash of water to thin it out.

Ate humus and pita chips too. Love the salt. I find it very comforting.

After lunch I enjoyed one of those Lindt chocolate truffles. I really wanted an Almond Joy but we were out of stock. Really hoping after Wednesday I will have less bad cravings and less hot flashes.

Got home and the popcorn the hubby had ordered from Amazon came in. He shared a bag with me. Smartfood White Cheddar popcorn. It was very good! I may have to snag another bag from him tomorrow.

I opened a bottle of Angry Orchard Knotty Pear and started making dinner. Dinner took a long time so I opened another bottle.

I made more of the baked pasta for dinner tonight. This time I used butternut squash instead of carrots in the sauce. It is strictly because I was out of carrot puree so I had to improvise. I still had a bag of cauliflower puree in the freezer so I had that in there too. I steamed a cup of broccoli to accompany my pasta. (pictured above)

So I am counting that as two servings of veggies. That means I had three and half servings of veggies today. At least that is how I am logging it.

Water is at 125 ounces and I did a yoga practice today too.

How did you do?

 

It’s a Monday for sure!

Change your decisions and you will change your life!  I am working on changing my decisions. I want change in my life! Tracking my foods and sharing them with you has been a big change and I am seeing change. Yay me!!

This is how my food played out today:

Breakfast was coffee with homemade almond milk (super easy to make) recipe will be below. One espresso with milk and creamer. A vegan chocolate super foods shake with spinach and blueberries.

Work had three cups of coffee with half and half.

Lunch was a chicken breast with zucchini and marinara sauce. 1/4 apple.

Then about an hour later my friend offered me a slice of Papa Murphys New York style pizza. I accepted of course. It was super thin with pepperoni and sausage. Not too bad. Then it made me crave soda so another friend bout me a Coca-Cola. I drank half of it. Truly hit the spot….in the moment.

Later the pizza friend came in and tempted me with Fritos and salsa. Thankfully I only had two chips filled with Tostitos salsa.

Dinner tonight was what my hubby called a ‘gumbo burrito’ It was shrimp, Italian sausage and garlic sautéed in olive oil. I wrapped it up in a tortilla for the hubby. For me I steamed cabbage and had my protein on a full plate of it. So good.

Worked out this morning. Did Yoga. Had 145 ounces of water too.

How did you do?

Almond Milk recipe: 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3-4 dates, 1 dash of salt and 2 cups of water. Blend thoroughly. Make sure to shake well before serving! Let me know if you try it.