Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011: Giving Myself a Break

Yesterday's food:

God time?  Yes
Exercise? No
Points: ?/36
[P] Chicken (in chow mein)
[P] McDonald's chicken strips
[V] Chow mein
[V] X
[V or F] Apple
[F] X
[F] X
[St] Breading (on chicken tenders)
[St] Kashi
[D] Skim milk
[D] Skim milk
[Sn] McD's ice cream cone
[Sn] X
[W] Two cups 

Yesterday, I underwent an attempt at triple-root canal on my highly calcified teeth. The endodontist finished 1.5 of the teeth, and I have to go back next week to try to get the remaining teeth done. My endodontist surely must grimace when I come in for an appointment because that means a huge excavation is in store. He told me my teeth probably became calcified (I knew they were years ago) from repeated irritation from fillings, crowns, etc. I have really bad teeth, and most of them have filling or crowns. The hygienist at my dentist said I'm actually lucky to still have almost all of my natural teeth. Dang, I wonder what his other patients look like!

But I'm grateful to be at this point in my health status because it means I don't have to put off fixing my teeth because I'm wrapped up with cancer or a stroke or foot surgery, It means I'm relatively healthy (for someone with lupus). My poor tooth status goes back quite a few years and has kept getting worse as I've had to coped with other, more life-threatening issues. So, needless to say, I cut myself a huge break yesterday and didn't track my points. It was all I could do to find soft-enough food to eat! But I did write down my food above to the best of my recollection.

Anyway, enough of my teeth! I can't believe I can be so dense and also have graduated from an Ivy League school (UPenn). In yesterday's post, I was bemoaning the tedium of having to write down my food before I actually blog. Well, it finally dawned on me that I could at least set up the food-posting template ahead of time to make blogging easier. So, I have the template set up for all the remaining days of August, and all I have to do is plug the food in, blog, add a post title, and voila! A published post without much pain!

Last,I'm having a contest/giveaway at my beauty blog: I don't know how many crossover God/cosmetic fans I'll get here, but you never know, do ya? I've also posted all four of my guest reviews, so go check it out and enter!

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