Dogpaddling In The Deep End

is how I feel as of late.

There is simply so much going on in my life both at work and at home, and I’m trying to juggle both of those worlds while trying to keep myself afloat and it’s hard.

I got a call from my PCP’s office today.  She wants to discuss my recent bloodwork with me.  Why do I get the feeling that my liver enzymes were high again?  I mean, that’s the reason I had to go back to have the test redone in the first place.

This means I will have to go in for an ultrasound on my gallbladder to make sure there aren’t any stones.  She said she’d be obligated to send me for one.


I really hope that it’s good news.  But I am not hopeful.  She did say that she would call if something were amiss.

Guess I’m waiting to talk to her tomorrow afternoon because I can’t get away during the morning to do it.  UGH, teacher’s schedule.

In the meantime, I guess I’ll just wait to see what she is going to tell me what happens next.  I really hope that she doesn’t say that I need to cut back on the protein or fat levels in my diet–they are already pretty good as they are.  Maybe it is time to revisit the dietician?  Or maybe my liver is jacked up from the fenofibrate I take, and maybe this means I can come off of it now?  Who knows…

So here’s some foods from the past couple of days.  Sorry I’ve slacked off but hopefully you all will understand my being behind.

Today’s eating was good:  111 grams protein, 34 grams carbs and 42 grams fat, 883 calories.


Today’s food choices, from upper right: ham, egg and cheese breakfast casserole; baked chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and little bit of cornbread; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; Swiss Miss diet hot cocoa; baked barbecue chicken breast with roasted Brussels sprouts; roast turkey breast slices.

Yesterday’s eating was okay.  969 calories, 82 grams protein, 52 grams carbs (I eat more carbs on the days I exercise) and 37 grams of fat.  I stayed home from the gym but I did a 30 minute walking session with a fitness game I have called Walk It Out.  Nice change of pace and I definitely felt muscles in my legs being used that I don’t normally use as vigorously.


Monday’s food choices, from upper right: one-egg omelet with cheese and leftover hash browns, leftover ham; Jack Link’s peppered beef jerky; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2, iron supplement; Swiss Miss diet hot cocoa; ham, egg and cheese breakfast casserole; mixed green salad with carrots, cheese, bacon, and croutons. Not shown: leftover red beans and rice; 9 pecan halves; leftover pita half.


2 responses to “Dogpaddling In The Deep End

  1. I hope everything is alright, I will be thinking about you.

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