Monday, July 7, 2008


Rather a dull post title I suppose but it is Monday and here we are..
I am going to see the doctor this afternoon about the migraines... hopefully we can start with some type of something to help me control these awful things.
I always hate going to the doctor.. you know why.. it is the same reason most of us hate going to the doctor (JAWS theme in background) The SCALE.. that evil monster that greets you in the hallway and that you step on.. after you carefully remove any extra clothing ( you can legally remove with out being naked in the hallway) and take off those 12 pound sneakers... it creaks and shifts and moans in your face as the pound thingie is moved to the right farther .. farther.. then they move the big pound thingie over farther.. and THUNK there you are at whatever pounds.. echoing in your face like some Scarlet letter pinned to your chest.. your blood pressure slowly lowers as you sit down in the examining room and they cuff you with the cuff for blood pressure.. you try and think peaceful thoughts and deep breath as the circulation in your left arm suddenly dissapears and the cuff gets tighter and tighter.. finally you are left sitting there waiting for the doctor and trying to remember what you were there for in the first place after all that trauma.. I am there to get rid of these DAMN ASSHAT MIGRAINES.. and to let the doctor know that I think its BCP related.. Walgreens quit carrying my regular pill I had taken for 8 years so they switched me to something that has the same chemistry supposedly.. well if we trace the headaches seems they started about 3 months ago.. and hit me at the beginning of the month .. each headache is progressively worse than the last.. or so it seems.. this last one just lasted so long.. I still am feeling residuale effects of it.. twinges behind my eyes etc..anyhow I called CVS and they carry the original pill still so I am going to switch back there and start taking the original pill when I am finished with this last packet of these new ones.. Hopefully that will solve it.. who knows.. after all MD does NOT follow my name it follows my doctor's so we shall see.
Well I am still collecting recipes.. so are a few quick and easys from my WW stuff :
Chunky Roast Chicken Slaw
Pull 6 ounces of white meat off a store-bought roast chicken.
Mix with 1 small Napa cabbage, finely shredded;
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and shredded;
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced;
1 small shallot, minced;
1/4-cup low-fat ranch dressing
.Serving size: 2 cups
POINTS value: 5

Thai Summer Rolls
Soak 6 Thai rice paper wrappers (available in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets) in warm water until soft, about 10 seconds.
Lay them flat on your work surface
top each with 1 large cooked cocktail shrimp (about 1 ounce)
2 cucumber slices
2 tablespoons shredded carrot
1 tablespoon minced scallion (green part only)
1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
Roll to seal in the filling
serve immediately or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Serving size: 3 rolls
POINTS value: 4

Mozzarella & Tomato
Thinly slice two large beefsteak tomatoes.
Layer the slices with 4 ounces thinly sliced part-skim mozzarella and 12 basil leaves.
Sprinkle the stacks with 2 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt
.Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
POINTS value: 4
Optional: Accompany each serving with 4 ounces cooked large shrimp, drizzled with a splash of white wine vinegar.

POINTS value: 6
Just some easy tasty yummy stuff ..
Wish me well
Wish you well too.


Katschi said...

Hi Honi!
Stick with it sister!

buddha_girl said...

Those recipes sound yummy!

Are your BCP ortho-cyclin or ortho-tricyclen? I was taken off the tri and am MUCH better in regards to migraine hell. Nowadays mine are linked specifically with stress.

40 by 40 said...

ok-caught up with all your posts wooooo hoo..The recipes sound sooooo yummy! I want to make the slaw now! Thank you for posting it! I am sorry for the migraine issues/troubles you have been having..i hope you get some help from the dr...and do they really need to weigh you , anyway? I love the insightful posts you's so great to think this whole overeating thing through and see things more seem to be doing so well with that. You are doing great!! Keep it up! xo