Living Well with a Bad Diagnosis - Lung Disease

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Beginning

Today begins a new phase of Michael's mom's life. She begins her cross country flight to her new home in Knoxville, Tennessee with her youngest daughter. They are renting a home together at prices that don't exist in California anymore. Debbie's daughter and son are living just minutes away in their new house so Mary will be surrounded by loving, caring family. She is so excited to start this new stage of her life. It will be an improved quality of life for her and we are excited to watch her experiences from afar.

Mary's other daughter, Anna has been dealing with no air-condition in the desert east of LA. It was 109 degrees there yesterday. After they drop Mary off at the airport at 8AM, she and Doug are heading to a nice three day vacation at the ocean shore in Del Mar. Cooler. The air conditioning unit won't be fixed anytime soon as the needed part is coming from another state. Oh my.

But here on the coastside, the weather is gorgeous. Highs in the low 70s expected today. I am going to rehab class this morning. Thankfully, they keep the gym very cool for easier breathing and less sweating. This hot weather makes it more difficult to breath. Saturation numbers in rehab will be down. I haven't seen Sherman in two weeks, so I am looking forward to checking in with him.

I have been cooking great dinners with new recipes so I thought I would pass them along with other favorites from this week's lineup. Again, these are recipes for those of us on prednisone as we just can't process food correctly. Protein. Non-starchy vegetables. One pound of protein equals four servings. I stay to 1,200 calories to lose weight and 1,400 calories to maintain.

Breakfast/Lunch:
Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Garlic, Parmesan and Herbs - HERE
Breakfast Egg Bites -HERE

Dinner:
Pan-Seared and Roasted Mahi Mahi with Mediterranean Salsa and Feta -HERE
Italian Casserole - I used non or low fat sour cream and mayo - HERE
Shrimp Salad - I used 1-lb. of shrimp - HERE
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Soy Sauce, Fresh Ginger and Toasted Sesame Seeds - HERE
Braised Balsamic Chicken - HERE
Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps - I use La Tortilla Low Carb tortillas as a wrap - HERE

Enjoy.

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