Today’s Doctor Visit and My Awesome Weekend!

Phew!! I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today to get a diagnoses for my shoulder pain. The doctor tried to narrow it down to tendonitis in both shoulders, however, he is also requesting an additional neck MRI to see if there are further complications. He gave me 2 cortisone shots in both shoulders OUCH!!!!! I tried to relax after the visit by going to see a movie “Marvel Avengers”. Movie therapy usually relaxes me, but it didn’t seem to work. I’m home now and my right shoulder is aching like a toothache. I think this may mean another day off from work if I’m not better. Wow! I’m so glad when this subsides. I really want to be better by summer.

Now to my awesome weekend! I started it off on Friday night by picking up the nieces and coaching them through a vegan sprinkled donut recipe. Vegan donuts are a much healthier alternative to regular donuts. Great fun! A great math lesson also using estimation with measurements. My nieces are so smart. They said that they didn’t need my help LOL!

Vegan Sprinkle Donut:

On Saturday afternoon, I picked up the nieces and we went to Costco to meet the author of the vegan cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen.

We told her all about our new vegan cooking adventures and visiting vegan restaurants. She was so nice and really down to earth.

The nieces and Chloe:

After meeting Chloe, we did some shopping for fruit and a pizza to snack on for lunch.

Yummy Watermelon:

Lunch:

We ended our glorious evening with watching DVDs and Netflix. I couldn’t ask for a better weekend.

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Grocery Shopping

I ended a long day at work by shopping at Ralphs for a few items. I stocked up on oranges and vegetables. I’m really loving corn on the cob right now.

I’ve been eating a lot of laughing cow cheese. I scored this new flavor today:

I can’t wait to slather it on a toasted whole wheat bagel.

I picked up some POM Cranberry Juice. It tasted pretty good! I know it’s super healthy for me. Chalk full of antioxidants.

I’ve been indulging in the breakfast of the champions lately, greek yogurt and whole grain snacks.

Healthy dinner choice tonight! Loved it. Oven roasted corn and a garden salad (romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, cucumbers, cilantro) and oil and vinegar dressing.

Questions:

l. What do you love to pick up at the grocery store?

2. What did you have for dinner?

I’m Backkkk!

This weekend was a ton of fun with my nieces. We went to Universal Studios Hollywood and then ended the night with watching The Hunger Games at AMC CityWalk.

Morning Breakfast with the nieces involved a stop at Jamba Juice. I had a smoothie “Orange Dream Machine” and I shared a spinach, egg and cheese wrap with older niece. My younger niece had a cup of steel cut oatmeal with apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. She loved it even though it doesn’t look like it in the picture.

My nieces love to take pictures when we are out. Universal Studios was a blast! My nieces took a photo with the Austin Powers Performers.

I had several vegetarian choices at Universal Studios. So happy! I like to purchase the all you can eat band for 30 bucks and spend the day grazing. You always get an entree, side order and dessert.
I choose veggie pizza for my first meal and yummy raspberry jello for dessert. I scooped off the whip cream it was delicious but too sweet.

The Hunger Games was pretty good. My nieces loved it. My older niece read the first book in the ninth grade so she was totally into the film.

I’m still looking forward to purchasing a bike to include in my cross training program. I’ll have it by summer I’m sure.

This morning’s breakfast:

I ate pretty healthy today. So happy!

Questions:

What did you do this weekend?