Sunday, May 01, 2011

Resolutions - April recap

No real progress in April.  I caught a bad cold that suppressed my appetite, but if I did not eat, I felt lightheaded; then when I started to feel better, I also felt ravenous.  Meditation went out the window, but I was more active despite my illness.  Pluses and minuses.  And so it goes.

This past week I was on a business trip, which is usually an opportunity to overeat, but I did okay even though Monday turned into cookie day.  Also, I ordinarily eat a lot of nuts and avoid carbs in the form of bread and pasta, but on this trip, that was reversed.  I rarely felt hungry and even though it seemed like I was eating a lot, did not gain any weight.  I must rethink my nut-laden ways.

The hip problem that I reported in the March recap is better.  My massage therapist targeted two muscles she thought might be the culprits - the psoas and something else that begins with p - and while I am not 100% cured, there was significant improvement.  Tomorrow I get another massage, so we'll work on them again.  Deep tissue massage is not an instantaneous cure-all, but it does keep the aches and pains to a minimum.

Does anyone know anything about raw milk?  I find there is a nearby source.  There is a "call out" to gauge interest.  I will go to see what it is all about.  I find that a lot of foods I loved as a child don't taste very good anymore, and milk is one of them.  We used to get milk delivered to our doors, practically right from the cow.  Now who knows where it comes from, or how far (especially organic milk), or what the cows are fed.

And speaking of food, I am reading (on my Nook!) Blood, Bones, and Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton.  She owns a restaurant in NYC, and the book describes her journey through food and the food industry.  Very interesting and very well written.

1 comment:

Mwknitter said...

Hi -- found your blogs through Simply Socks blog & have enjoyed reading them. I'm abut a decade older than you but we seem to have a lot in common (sock knitting, semi-continent cats & achy muscles). Don't know where you live but, if you are in the Chicago area, I can highly recommend Oberweis dairy products. They buy only from local farmers who do not use antibiotics or hormones. Their skim milk is so creamy tasting & their chocolate chocolate chip ice cream is better than Hagen Daz. They deliver to a lot of areas but all Jewel & Whole Foods stores carry at least the milk but they also have free standing Oberweis stores If you live in the chicago area I would love to have the name of your massage therapist. I've used one at our health club & ended up feeling worse
Donna in Oak Park Il.