Things have been going quite well since Monday. Lots of good food, 5-9 fruits and veggies, and I'm finally pooing normally again. Sorry if that's too much, but I gotta tell you...a great way for me to tell if my diet sucks is whether I'm pooing or not. When I don't get enough fruits or veggies, everything likes to stay in my cozy digestive tract, which makes me uncomfortable and angry. So yay for a normal poo schedule! My only challenge lately - well, since the summer, really - has been getting in 64 ounces of water a day. I was always so good with that, but since July I've been doing all outpatient work, and I just don't have the kind of time I had before to use the bathroom. Isn't that pathetic? But seriously, if I peed as much as I do when I drink all that water, I'd never get out of work on time. So I've been getting in about 52 or so...not terrible, but I could do better. I've also upped my coffee intake from 20 ounces to 40 ounces, but they say an extra cup or two is good for you. ;) I certainly feel more alert!
Some of you might remember when I tried my hand at blending fruits and veggies into a smoothie and came up with the Purple Monster. Well, it's back and better than ever! I took a few pictures of it because I was proud of how healthy it looked. The pictures suck, but luckily this isn't a photography blog.
Here it is chilling out in the blender:
For two Purple Monsters (Hubs wanted one!) - 2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 big handfuls of spinach, 2 bananas, and 2 cups of frozen blueberries. It was seriously awesome!
Here it is all blended up and looking lovely:
Oh my gosh, it was so good. I really enjoyed it!
Interesting tidbit: Hubs and I were in the White Mountains last week doing some snowshoeing. On Thursday I bent down to tighten my strap while we were hiking and a stick poked me right in the eye. I said, "If I didn't have more respect for nature I'd break that f*cking thing in half." Well, Mother Nature heard me. I started having photosensitivity and tearing of my eye on Saturday, and when I finally went to the ophthalmologist on Monday (because it was still horrible) I found out I have a nasty corneal abrasion. So now I'm on antibiotics for it. So anyway, my vision was a little blurry and I was cutting something on Monday night with our Ginsu knife...and I went nearly through the tip of my finger. It was absolutely ridiculous. So I have a corneal abrasion, I'm on Augmentin for a sinus infection (that's already cleared), and I have a Band-Aid on my left index finger covering a gross wound. Which leads me to...
Fun fact o' the day: Yesterday at work I smelled marijuana all morning. I thought all of my patients were smoking pot. You know what it was though? It was the smell of my Band-Aid. Yep, my Band-Aid (a clean one, mind you, not a grody old dirty one) smelled like marijuana. Who knew?