One of the worst scenarios for any foodie: TMJ disorder. Or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Which means, basically, I can’t chew. Or bite into a juicy strawberry. Or yawn, even.
Thank goodness for a foodie sister who gave me a list of foods that I could eat.
“You could do scrambled eggs! Or butternut squash soup! Or a smoothie! Or ice cream…do you want me to pick you up some ice cream??”
I’ll have you know that we’re facing a blizzard right now (1-2 ft of snow expected, wind howling,) and my sister still offered to brave the storm just so I could have a big bowl of ice cream. Are there awards for sisters like this? There should be.
I often find myself recommending foods to my patients who are required to be on a soft foods diet (usually denture related.) And suddenly I can relate to them and their needs (example: as much as I love cottage cheese, I will not be eating this for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks nor will I expect my patients to, thank you very much!)
Life is always offering lessons to be learned. Providing a whole new outlook on a group of people who we can suddenly relate to.
Dinner tonight will be scrambled eggs with a oatmeal/banana smoothie and a hot chocolate for dessert. Lots of drinking, minimal chewing. I wish I would have taken Nicole’s advice before scarfing down a kale salad at lunch and a bowl of cheerios at breakfast. Not very jaw friendly. 😉
Saturday: 4-mile run
Sunday: 2-mile walk
Monday: 2-mile run
Tuesday: 2-mile run + Yoga
Wednesday: 2-mile walk
Thursday: 4-mile run
Friday (today:) 2-mile walk + Yoga
We’re facing Storm Nemo this weekend, which means I’ll be cooped up indoors for the next two days. Sounds like a good time to pull out my Jillian Michael’s DVD. Or, maybe I’ll just spend the day shoveling and snowshoeing!! I hope all of you fellow New Englanders are staying safe and warm!