While making lunch today, I got to thinking about compromises for this diet of mine. There’s been many that aren’t even rooted to this diet. Years ago Jim and I started eating healthier. No rhyme or reason to it, just eating healthier. We joined a gym. We got a trainer. Great huh? Yeah but we still smoked. Baby steps. We lost a lot of weight and managed to gain it all back (and then some) during our RV adventures.
I used to put 3-4 teaspoons of sugar in my coffee. I used to have coffee all day long. I switched to Splenda and cut out the evening coffee drinking. Splenda. Some may say it’s too artificial and maybe even chemically unhealthy. Better than sugar? I think so. Baby steps. Some might say why not just quit drinking coffee all together? Maybe I will some day. It took a while to get used to Splenda. Compromise. You will get used to it.
Veggie burgers. To me – mmmmmmm. I’m not replacing beef. I’m adding a new food group. I’ve mentioned it in other posts. Chicken, beef, veggie burgers, fish, pork. Food groups. Embrace. Compromise.
Mayo or absence thereof. I make a sandwich. Most of the time it’s just meat, lettuce, tomato and bread. Too dry? Not really. The lettuce and tomato provide moisture. Even if it were a little dry, is it worth the extra calories or points to smear mayo on it? I recently tried light mayo with a real low calorie count and it’s pretty good. Pretty good and not fantastic. Compromise. Now I can add some more flavor to my sandwich. Sometimes I use mustard. Mustard and turkey? Never had it. Next time I’ll give it a try.
I really don’t know where this came from. The fact that I had a “subject” and ran with it is quite frightening.
I went to a new dentist today. Now, if you’ll remember I’ve been experiencing many a dental problem lately. The latest was June 11th when I wrote “The $148 from Dr. Taylor’s office (mentioned here) should not be paid. As per an agreement between Esthetic Dental and Delta Dental, it was done within 3 months of the root planing and is considered “provider write-off”. She told me to refer the dentist to them if they have any questions.” What I didn’t tell you was that I emailed the dentist’s office and here’s what happened.
Click on it to enlarge the photo so you can read the emails between the doctor’s office and me.
As you can see this is all from mid-June. I never posted anything about it because I’m not sure if Dr. Taylor reads the blog. I never told them about it but since I’ve linked to his website he may have reports that tell him so. I didn’t want to risk having problems getting x-rays or such. It’s all behind us now (I hope) and we’ll move forward.
Speaking of moving forward, fast forward to today. I just got home from the new dentist (University Dental Associates) office. He says one “temporary” filling is fine, nothing needed. The other should be replaced. No posts. No crowns. All seem well so far. I hope they’re not just telling me what they think I’d like to hear. We’ll see.
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