Icky weather overnight, but the roads were mostly wet. I fueled up with a protein drink and headed on out to the gym.
|Barbell Squats||4 sets of 10 with 45# bar||Lower Body|
|Close Grip Lat Pull Down||3 sets of 10 at 40#||Back|
|Plank||3 sets of 40 second holds||Core|
|Incline Dumbbell Fly||3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total)||Chest|
|Stiff-legged Deadlift||3 sets of 15 with 35# bar||Hammmies and low back|
|Bent Lateral Raise||3 sets of 8 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Shoulders|
I had completely forgotten about planks for a while. That made them really hard today 😯 Then 2 miles of walking before coming home for breakfast!
I made the banana flaxjacks, and didn’t do proper heat management, so they got a little overdone on the bottom, which makes them hard to flip because they aren’t sturdy enough in the middle. Still taste the same, though! It’s all good.
Busy work day. It was busy yesterday, too. My clinics were open yesterday. I had actually forgotten it was a holiday for a lot of people.
The day went by quick before lunch. I made up a quick scramble of egg and sausage.
In the afternoon instead of my latte, I had my eye appointment. I tried a new doctor and I liked her very much. She did a complete exam with all kinds of drops and lights and such and such. It took an hour – she was quite thorough. I brought along a copy of my labs as well. She ruled out all the big stuff like Sjogren’s and glaucoma right away. Apparently, I am having some kind of allergic reaction to something. Phew! That is a big relief.
Now the doctor I went to last was very concerned about my thyroid and she thought I had bulging eyes (hence causing the redness), which is the reason she wanted me to get all the labs done and freaked me out. The eye doctor did not see that at all and just stated that my eyes are large (which I knew anyway). I wish the first doctor hadn’t gotten me all worked up!
The eye doctor kept saying it was not too serious and that we would get it fixed. Yay. So, for right now, we have to clear up the inflammation with my eyes. So that means steroid drops 4 times a day and wearing my glasses for a week. Have I mentioned that I hate wearing my glasses? If not, I hate wearing my glasses…
If this clears up my eyes, then we focus on the immediate stuff that comes into contact with my eyes, like changing my contact solution and my actual contact brand. She said it was a little unusual to not have any itching or burning and that the redness is constant and doesn’t come and go, but she thinks we can get it cleared up. I sure hope so! I am quite relieved. The nice thing? She gave me a discount for self-pay since we don’t have insurance. Finally a break!
I came home with my pupils as big as Pixie’s are.
I got home just prior to dinner and had some cashews and Nut Thins because I was so hungry.
John offered to cook up a stir fry for dinner. Heck yeah!
This had chicken, cashews, Kikkoman triple ginger sauce and a boat load of coleslaw mix.
I, of course, had some broccoli on the side!
It has taken my eyes some time to get un-whonky from all the drops. I had to work tonight since I took off for a couple hours this afternoon and it was too hard trying to focus on the screen earlier. I am wiped out now.
I made up an almond milk latte to have while Jeopardy was on!
Now it is time to relax!