I’ve spent most of today frantically running around town, trying to finish some of my Christmas shopping before I fly home. But I had to stop for a minute and catch my breath when I called my mom and she told me that my father had a heart attack.
In a way, this is a kind of funny. In my blog entry yesterday, I said I was generally stressed out that my parents would have a heart attack at any moment. And apparently my dad has done exactly that, and he didn’t even realize it.
The good news is that the heart attack happened in the spring and it wasn’t caught until his physical in the fall, so obviously he’s doing ok. And the prescription was an exercise program that he’s continuing to follow three times/week. So all in all I think that’s a pretty good outcome, though I’m still mystified as to how a person can miss their own heart attack.
I did manage to convince my mother that she should try my mustard chicken thigh recipe while I’m home. So that’s a success for the day. As for my self-affirmation: (4) I am doing a much better job of keeping red-light foods out of my house and I feel good about what I’ve been eating.
7:50 – Breakfast
- 1 fist-sized serving of 0% plain greek yogurt
- 1 thumb of honey
- 1 thumb of walnut pieces
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 cup of black coffee
- 1 tbsp fish oil
11:55 – Lunch
- Swirly Crustless quiche: 2 eggs + 1 cupped handful of grated carrot & zucchini
- 1 granny smith apple
- 2 thumbs of almond butter
- 2 thumbs of 99% dark chocolate
3:40 – Post-workout – Super shake
- 1 scoop whey
- 1 small banana
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/8 cup cocoa powder
- 1 generous handful of spinach
- splash of vanilla
- 1 tbsp cocoa nibs
7:20 – Supper
- 1 egg over easy
- 3 pieces of bacon
- 1 fist-sized yam
- 1 cupped handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1 cupped handful of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium onion
- sprinkle of fresh parsley