Friday, May 30, 2008

Melange, part deux

  • Conditioning camp through Prime Time boxing started today, and meets twice a week for the next 4 weeks. Jumping rope, when you've not done it for a week, is HARD! I may incorporate some jumping rope into my daily morning routine, based on what today felt like. But the other factor may have been that I just had a green smoothie -- nothing more -- before my lung-chucking 45 minute workout, and that may not have been enough fuel.
  • I'm dealing with low iron levels and working to bring them up naturally. Back in November I tried to donate blood (something I do on a regular basis -- in fact, I'm a gallon donor as of last year) but was turned away because of low iron levels. Then I had a routine physical about a month ago, and my bloodwork came back as low in iron. So I'm getting my iron tested again in two weeks and I'm hoping that my dietary changes (lots of greens, Vitamin C along with them to increase absorption) will bring me to within normal ranges.
  • If you don't already listen to the Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast, you need to start. Even if you're not vegetarian, the episodes about nutrition are fabulous, and the cooking episodes will expand your culinary horizons.
  • Got my wedding ring resized and I'm SO HAPPY to be wearing it again!
  • Yesterday was my hair appointment and I had my stylist cut some bangs ("fringe" to you, Matt!). I haven't had bangs in years and I'm not sure what I think, but Tim and the kids like it and that's good.
  • I really like how I eat. I like buying different produce (I may memorize the codes for kale and chard, as the checker ALWAYS has to look up the information!). I like that what I get at restaurants is different and yummy. This veganish, raw-ish diet is working for me!


Anonymous said...

So How was the Phantom of the Opera?

Colette said...

Bangs are great!! That is one way to make any woman look younger. Now on top of your great healthy eating and all the exersise you do, I bet you look like a teenager now ;)

Ahhh the old "can't donate blood because of low iron" deal. Been there, done that (many times). Did you get a star plaque when you reached your gallon?? I did. I would have been at two gallons by now, but had to take a year off because of the tattoo. I get to go back in a few weeks though ;) I do make sure my muliti has some iron in it though. Now more than ever since I don't eat much/if any meat.

Kale and Chard...still haven't tried those out yet ;)

Glad you get to wear your ring agian. That is a great thing ;)

Eileen said...

Big news. I have bangs.

Jennifer said...

Pictures, pictures!

Brit-Man said...

Kale is a good source of Lutein.

What you could try Leslie, is Capsicum, for boosting Iron, and don't forget you should also make sure your Copper levels are good too, as Copper helps to store and use Iron.

Keep doing what you're doing, in life, it clearly works :-) :-).


Anonymous said...

Everything sounds great! I LOVE the way I look in bangs, but since I have VERY curly hair it takes some time to straighten them out. We NEED a pic now, you know! I'm so happy that you are enjoying the way you're eating. That's what REALLY matters!

KatieFeldmom said...

You and Eileen are freaking me out!!! So much alike it's scary. We need pictures of the bangs!!!

Anonymous said...

Yellow dock root will bring your iron back up to normal in no time. It enables your body to absorb iron better. It worked for me. Debbie