Due to a small miracle, I did not need a root canal this morning! My dentist is amazing. I do have a temporary crown on, and it feels odd – not bad, just odd. It took a while for the novocaine to wear off, and I hadn’t eaten beforehand, so I was especially ready for breakfast. It’s kind of hard to chew with the temporary crown. The area is sensitive, and my gums hurt a bit. So I’m eating slowly and carefully today.
I apologize for the redundancy of my eats today - I thought I wouldn’t be able to eat much after the root canal, so I didn’t pack a real lunch (just snacky things that were easy to chew) – but then it didn’t happen! So I was stuck with my lackluster grab-bag of food anyway :) It ended up working out because I still had trouble chewing.
I’m going to make a major effort to cut back on sugar and other things that are destroying my teeth. Here’s how I started my day (I think the authors of Skinny Bitch would be proud – nothing but fruit before noon!):
Breakfast: (both chewed very slowly – I think it took me over an hour to eat these)
- 1 gala apple
- 1 fresh plum
I finally got to take my hour-long walk today – I love how relaxing it is. I went before lunch and talked to Mom about life and teeth and work, etc… I miss her a lot. I hope my parents can come visit us soon.
Lunch: (I probably would have eaten more, but again – this took me almost an hour to eat, and I was tired of chewing.)
- La Tortilla Factory WW Wrap with AB on one half, lite veggie cream cheese on the other
- ~1 cup Fage 0% for protein (18 grams!)
Snack: (very very redundant! – and very slowly eaten.)
- fresh plum
- another WW wrap
- stirfry with tomato sauce – pumpkin, okra, onion, carrots, eggplant. These stir-fries are quite large. I use about 5 cups of raw veggies, plus whatever sauces I put on. I topped this one with some organic ketchup again.
Dessert: (this was so good!)
- 1 farmers’ market peach, chopped up
- 1 cup of chocolate almond milk
- cinnamon, honey, and vanilla
I’m leaving to pick up Bobby from the airport in about an hour – I’m glad he’s almost back! I wish he could have been there with me this morning but I did okay on my own.
In other exciting news, I won a tea contest over at Biggest Diabetic Loser! Thanks, Biz :) I’m very excited to get some new tea.