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Gloomy to Dreary

Posted Jul 01 2009 5:31pm

Man, the weather has turned from gloomy to gloomy and dreary. We’ve now have  rain in Boston. Boo! :evil:Summer, where are you!?!?!

On the bright side, Mal and I might get to look at a great house tonight– 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, updated kitchen, small deck, front and backyards! It has some serious potential, unlike a number of the other ones we’ve seen! Let’s just hope no one snatches it up before we even have a chance to look at it. This “buyers market” is crazy!

Lunch

Despite the icky weather, lunch was rather cheery with lots of colors and variety. I started with a homemade salad of Spring greens, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, brown rice, black beans, salsa, and pumpkin seeds.

I washed down the salad with a bottle of Elations, which didn’t taste that great, but, supposedly, with its 1,500 mg of Glucosamine and 1,200 mg of Chondroitin, it’s good for my joints. My hip better be happy!

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The second half of lunch was truly  outstanding! I enjoyed a Starbucks  Greek Yogurt & Honey Parfait, which is probably the best tasting item I have ever eaten from there! It’s made with low-fat Greek yogurt, coconut-almond macaroon granola (yum!), pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries. Trust me, you need to try it!

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The granola stays crunchy by being packaged in a separate container that fits nicely into the larger parfait container. How convenient! ;-)

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For just 290 calories, I have decided that the Greek Yogurt & Honey Parfait is my go-to treat for the rest of the summer ( well, you know what I mean)! The parfait is a little high in fat (12 grams), but it tastes fantastic, has 8 grams of protein, and is a cool treat that won’t weight me down.

While the Greek Yogurt & Honey Parfait makes an excellent dessert/treat, I probably wouldn’t eat it for breakfast unless I paired it with something else. It’s not what I call a “hearty” breakfast.

For my afternoon snack, I have a container of Starbucks fruit salad, which was leftover from yesterday’s tasting.

Holter Monitor Results

My doctor finally got in touch with me about my Holter Monitor results. (Remember this fun time?) Well, everything was normal! Basically, I just have a slow heart beat, but I suppose that’s not bad, right?

Here are the details of my test:

  • Average heart rate was 59 beats per minute
  • Maximum heart rate 119
  • Minimum heart rate was 38
  • No significant episodes of low heart rate
  • No significant arrhythmias

I’m glad to hear that everything is okay! I wasn’t really worried, but there were definitely some scary thoughts that ran through my head, you know? I’m just glad it’s over and done with! Now, let’s see if I can deal with my stupid hip!

Back to work I go! Hope you’re enjoying your day! :mrgreen:


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