Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Well, where am I know? I haven't gotten new orthotics, so mine are almost two years old. My knee bothers me at rest...after ten minutes of elliptical or biking it's throbbing...I'm way too young for this. I've also noticed my left calf is smaller than my right, so I'm definitely modifying my mechanics to compensate for the pain.
I know I need new orthotics...that's on my to-do list to see a podiatrist the next day I have some time off... I also know ideally I need to do some intensive physical therapy, but as a med student I don't quite have the authority to take time off for PT 3 times a week...
As a product of whatever generation I am...I think it's Y or the millennials, who knows...either way, I turned to the power of Google and found a solution. I kept finding "suggested exercises" but I really wanted a full out exercise program specifically targeting patella-femoral syndrome. Lo and behold, google did not disappoint and I found this e-book. It cost $25 to download, but that's cheaper than 2 co-pays I'd need for the doc appointments. I figured it was a $25 worth spending. I'm really going to dedicate myself to this. I mostly focus my current workouts on cardio to burn calories and I realize this is less cardio. I've come to terms with that. I really hope this works, and I know, I'm not expecting results overnight.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My darling husband has a picture of me sitting on his desk. Recently one of our friends saw it and asked when the picture was taken. I had to think about and then my jaw dropped, the picture was taken 10 years ago! It was my class picture from my sophomore year in high school, we started dating the summer after my sophomore year. I replaced it today with one of my trash the dress photos. Joe says he misses my long hair, but fortunately he doesn't expect me to grow it as long as this picture again. Now let's see how long the TTD picture stays on his desk before we update it...another ten years?
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
I pound of ground Italian Sausage
What I did:
BRING tomatoes, pasta and water to boil in large saucepan; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or just until pasta is tender. In the meantime, brown the sausage in a separate pan.
ADD 1/2 of spinach; simmer, covered, 2 min. or until wilted. Stir. Repeat with remaining spinach. Stir in browned Italian sausage.
SERVE topped with cheese.
Very easy to make and much cheaper than an Italian restaurant =)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
First I boiled 3 frozen chicken breasts with some cut onion, a bay leaf, parsley, and garlic for a good 2 hours or so. Next time I'll use 4 chicken breasts and hope I have celery in the house too...
After the chicken finished cooking, I saved the liquid to use as chicken stock to boil the dumplings. I added a little lemon juice and fresh ground pepper. Next time I might use just a little less lemon juice.