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Day 531/gout

Friday, June 24, 2016

emoticon What a crazy day! I had a very busy morning and then invited Aunt G over for lunch and to teach me about how to read a sewing pattern... I should have stuck with Google and Youtube. After she told my DD that she stank (she had just taken a shower and did not, in fact, smell bad), she did several other things that just... really? Wow. Some people have no filter. But I can't expect her not to be her, I had hoped at least to learn how to use a sewing pattern. Instead she almost ruined the one I have. I don't mean to complain, but she is so... I have no frame of reference! She is so Aunt G, and how I could have expected her to be any less so, I don't know. She does dote on me and I seem to be the only family member that likes her or tolerates her. It makes me feel bad, that she is treated so badly by the family, but I can kinda see why when she behaves the way she does. She's expecting to come back over next week and I just don't know how to tell her that she can't. But I must find a way because I just can't do today again.

emoticon So, results from the tests on Thursday came in today. I have gout. I'm like, isn't that normally in your big toe? Leave it to me to get a weird form of gout that is in my 2nd to smallest toe so I could stump the doctor on what I have, lol. I'm always getting weird things. Like when I had gallstones I got nauseated. No pain, none of the normal symptoms, just nausea. Anyway, this means I really have to watch what I eat. I already have to watch what I eat because of having diabetes, now gout. So I'm researching and seeing what I can't have and what I need to eat more of. The plan was to go pescetarian (vegetarian who eats seafood) but with gout a lot of seafoods I'm supposed to stay away from. So I guess I'm going to try to just not eat as many meats and get my proteins from beans and other legumes (kale has a lot of protein in it). I'm not going to go completely vegetarian, but I'm going to get really close.

emoticon Tonight's dinner consists of roasted asparagus in olive oil, salt, pepper and a dash of parmesan; yellow onion and bell pepper tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and then roasted (tasted awesome!); baked sweet potato (just salt for flavor) and carrots slightly drizzled in honey and then baked (carrots are my 'dessert'). Oh and about 3 oz of chicken salad, plain, no bread. Tonight I'll soak some beans and then cook them tomorrow. I'll probably make a lentil salad, my hubby's idea. I'll be making some 'green glow' juice tomorrow, also hubby's idea. Get me going in the right direction food-wise. And yes, I was careful not to use too much olive oil, and not too much honey. I am learning that a little can go a long way when it comes to those kinds of things.

emoticon I said goodbye to Starbucks today. I got my usual triple-grande-hazelnut-latte, and said goodbye. I can't do it any more, it's too much sugar, caffeine and money. I was getting one every Wednesday to take to my therapy appointment, but now I'm just going to make tea. No sweetener, just a cinnamon stick for flavor. I'm using "Skinny" tea by Teami, it's supposed to have natural appetite suppressant in it and it's pretty good tasting as well. My husband recently really got into loose leaf tea, which I think is funny because before that it was roasting his own coffee beans. So now we have a bunch of green coffee beans and a bunch of loose leaf tea from around the world. At least we are finally putting our tea kettle to good use :)

emoticon I'm going to bed early tonight and getting up regular time tomorrow (my version of sleeping in, lol) and getting on the treadmill. I think my toe is doing good enough for me to put my walking shoes on and if it isn't, well then, I'll at least get some 'me time' in the morning! Back to the grocery store tomorrow, I forgot half the ingredients for my juice and the almond/coconut milk I got today goes bad in three days and the carton is all puffed out!

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  • no profile photo CD14402600
    Sorry to hear about the gout problem. My mother had gout in her knee! I guess it can camp out in any joint. Hope you find a diet that works for you. Aint life grand emoticon
    1383 days ago
    Gout! My hubby suffers from that- So he eats low purine diet! Very little red meat, like maybe once a month. Here is the link to Worlds Healthiest foods. I was surprised that tuna is on the high purine list. I love tuna fish, but have transitioned over to salmon. Our list of seafoods is pretty small- Halibut, cod, salmon and occasionally shrimp. I am a bit of a seafood snob after living in Alaska for so long. I won't eat farm raised seafood and only Pacific salmon.

    ds.com/ They have a lot of great plant based cooking tips.

    Here is an article from Mayo clinic about Gout- http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-l

    Auntie G- is that for Auntie Gout? My goodness she sounds like a one woman wrecking crew! I agree you need tight boundaries with her. Not fair to your girls for sure!

    Sewing: Burda has some great online sewing lessons. A few of the basics are free- You may want to check it out. The great thing about online courses is that you can do them when you want to. https://academy.burdastyle.com/cata
    log The Pattern Basics tutorial is free. There is also a class on marketing and pricing on Etsy- it is $29

    Saying goodbye to Starbucks- Now that is going to save you some serious $$!

    emoticon Keep it up you are doing great!
    1383 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    1383 days ago
    Get a good nights sleep and get back at it tomorrow...you sure have a lot going on! I hope you find the right balance of foods for you, and the gout thing is over quickly.
    1383 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope you get a good night's sleep!
    1384 days ago
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