Bones

I finally received my DEXA scan results. The doctor’s office left me a voicemail message the other day saying, and I quote, “The results were, I guess, ok.”  Hmmm.  You guess?  The recommendation on the voicemail was to take calcium with Vitamin D, 500 mg, if I wasn’t already. I do take D3 on a daily basis (unless I know I’m going to be out in the sun). I do not take a calcium supplement and was disappointed to hear the recommendation. I pride myself on my diet and thought I was getting enough calcium.

I awaited my own copy of my results to see what “I guess ok” translated into. The DEXA scans were of my left hip/femoral neck, lumbar spine, and left forearm. Compared to my scans from 2013, my forearm was deemed “essentially stable” and in normal range, as was my lumbar spine.  The hip/femoral neck, however, was borderline normal and had a decrease of 7%. This is noted as a “slight” decrease, so I’m not really worried.

I don’t think I’m going to take the supplement. I think I’ll just up my leafy greens and take my chances there.  🙂

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I’ve tried some new recipes the past few days that we really loved!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce with Corn and Avocado – Yes, you read that right. Grilled lettuce! This dish was fantastic! My husband said it didn’t look like much when I served it… crispy lettuce leaves? But he loved it as much as I did! My son enjoyed it as well. I think the only modification I would make is to reduce the maple syrup a bit on the dressing, but we will definitely be making this recipe again!

Best Ever Vegan Macaroni and Cheese (WFPB Version) – My best judge on recipes is whether or not my son goes for a second (or third) helping. He absolutely did with this recipe! I can’t believe that you can get “cheese” from potatoes, carrots, onions, some cashews and a few spices! This is, by far, the best vegan mac and cheese we have tried to date.  And I even have some left over for lunch tomorrow. Yea!

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream – We are all enjoying a bowl of this as I type. It’s made with full fat coconut milk, so it’s not a treat we would eat every night. But it’s a great non-dairy substitute for those who love ice cream. It’s ok to indulge once in a while!

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IMDb: Bones (2010)

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6 thoughts on “Bones

  1. Thank you for sharing the grilled romaine lettuce recipe. I saved and will definitely give it a try. I always appreciate the nutritious and healthy recipes that you share as well as updates about what’s going on with you.

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