Last Wednesday I was in a little car accident and was fine except a little shaken up. Thursday morning I woke up with a sore neck and back. My neck was so bad that it hurt to even touch it gently. I thought it would get better as the day progressed. Wrong.
Friday I was too busy to get to the doctor but I was finally able to go yesterday (Monday). First I went to the chiropractor and she said that most people are like that: fine the day of the accident but the next morning feel all the aches and pains. I was out of alignment so she worked on me with some machine that made my muscles jump a little. Then I was put on a massage table that was wonderful. She then put me on the adjustment table and felt my spine and neck and said it was very tight and I had limited range of motion in my neck. She touched one spot on my hips and I almost jumped off that table! I didn't even know I was hurting there! She said she could tell when I walked in that I was out of alignment.
Got my adjustment but my neck didn't move much so I have to go in three times a week so she can work on that.
Next appointment: my family doctor. He's from India and I just love to hear him talk. "Whut can I do fer you?"
I tell him my story and he said "Eet is veddy common." My reflexes were fine so he said to continue my therapy at the chiropractor. In the meantime I get Vicodin and Soma.
Vicodin is a wonder drug. It cures everything or at least makes you feel like you're cured. I took my pill and was happy. I love everybody and everybody loves me. There are no wars. No crazy drivers and even the ones that try to hit me I just want to give them a hug. Unicorns are frolicking in my front yard amongst sparkling rainbows while I skip among the tulips. I tell you, this stuff should be available over the counter. The world would be a happier place.
Soma. Holy crap! It is just a coma inducer. Nice muscle relaxer. :) One minute I was reading a book last night and the next I'm drooling. It's better than Ambien. I took Ambien before and instead of putting me to sleep I became a wild and crazy party animal but remember nothing the next day. That's dangerous.
OK, enough drug talk. I'm ok. But if I leave a particularly loving comment (or strange comment) on your blog it's just because I'm on my happy pills. I'm fine. Really.
Weight: 178.4 (crap. up 4/10ths of a pound. No worries. Could be anything. Was hoping to see 177 this morning though)
Exercise: Doctor said no running for at least a week so I don't jar those neck muscles.
What she said: "I advise you not to run for at least a week so you aren't aggravating the neck. Just speed walk." (advice)
What I heard: "I dare you to try to run. You can't do it, can you?" (dare)
I hate being told what to do. It's a character flaw I'm sure. And listening to stories that my mom tells of my childhood, it's something I was born with. Stubborn. Strong willed. Whatever. I don't like being called no.
So my natural inclination is to go for a run come hell or high water. And the vicodin makes me feel like I can do anything. Maybe if I shuffled my feet when I ran? :)
Do you have problems with being told NO?
While waiting for my meds to be filled at the pharmacy I stopped by Half Price Books. WOW! They have some really good prices on cookbooks. I got some "light" reading.
|I got some books for $5!|
Last Wednesday I had to visit the powder room in the middle of the night. I got out of bed but didn't have my land legs and stumbled and tripped and hit my shin. It still looks nasty and hurts.
Breakfast-Muffin in a Minute
|Love my Texas mugs|
|A little bit more dry and grainy than a real muffin but still tasty.|
Lunch- leftover veal scallopine and 1/2 cup steamed broccoli with soy sauce
Snack-on the run. protein bar
Dinner- Baked Cod with Lemon & Parsley, baked asparagus, and salad.
|Like, Oh my cod!|
It was some of the best fish I've made. Charlie ate more than Chuck! I think he would have had more fish had I any left. I will definitely make this again. Soon.
Baked Cod with Parsley & Lemon
from Protein Power
Serves 2 but you can double it easily
3/4 to 1 pound cod, grouper, flounder, etc.
1 egg beaten with 1 Tbs milk (I used half and half)
3 Tbs wheat germ
2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs butter
2 Tbs minced parsley
1 tsp grated lemon zest
Soak the fish in the egg wash for 30 minutes. Mix the wheat germ with the Parmesan and dip the fish into it on both side to form a light coating--no more than needed. Preheat the oven to 375*. Heat the oil and butter together in a nonstick skillet (I used my cast iron skillet) with an ovenproof handle and lightly brown the fillet on both sides over medium heat. Remove the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the fish is firm. Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.
They don't give a lot of nutritional info. Sorry.
Per serving: 4.5 g carbohydrates, 47 grams protein
Snap off any woody end. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 8 minutes in 500* oven, stirring occasionally. I sprinkled some Parmesan on top after I removed them from the oven. Yum!
Snack- Chuck made me a Coke float with some low carb vanilla ice cream and some Diet Coke. Very good.
Total carbs: approx 20.7 grams
I really need to drink my water today. Didn't do that like I should yesterday.
That's it for today. I plan to get some form of exercise today (shuffle running maybe?) and work on a menu for the rest of the week. Have a happy day.