Category: Erika (A)
Weird week, indeed. Sorry I haven't been around much.
I'd just like to say thank you to the overwhelming support I've received in my blood type support group via MPLS folks idea! I would like to get a mailing list together and set up some times and dates in the near future......
...meanwhile back at the ranch. I took my first sick day in the entire year I've worked full time for said company. I've been doing so much soul searching and it's just sad how our world is becoming so darn corporate. It just feels so much like, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em". One of our local pharmacy chains went bankrupt. The little guys just can't compete with the big guys. So I work for the big guy.
Anyway, back to my sick day. Working where I work demands of you your 150 freaking percent. I felt myself coming down with something and had a replacement come in by 11 am. Went to the doctor because 1)I wanted to get this strange node in my neck checked out. It krackles when I push on it. 2)My lips have been tingly lately and I don't know why.
I also get strange palpitations from time to time. They happen when I am seemingly completely relaxed. And when I work out which hasn't been often as of late. So....I am wearing one of those Holter/halter/whatever monitors for 48 hours to make sure I don't have some strange heart defect.
I'm about to get on the treadmill and try to make my heart beat funny. This should be fun.
What else? I ate for the very first time at the Ecopolitan (on Lyndale). This is almost a type A dream restaurant. No animal products, wheat or sugar. All raw foods. I had a shot of wheatgrass, salad, pesto "pizza" (dehydrated buckwheat flatbread basically), and a 12 oz glass of rejuvelac. I went next door to Muddy Waters for a soy latte afterwards. Gotta say, neat litte cafe but way too smoky. But backtracking now...let me tell you about this ecopolitan place. It's hippie paradise. And the food is GOOD. The environment is decidedly left wing. Much "save the world from corporate evil" propaganda. I kinda like that but know that America is way too lazy and selfish to ever deliver.
Back to the rejuvelac. This has to be one of the strangest things I've ever drunk. It's supposedly full of good flora. It's made from the liquid drained from sprouts and it's very sour. But it's probably good for me.
Otherwise, not much else going on. Just trying to get through 48 hours with this monitor without a shower. EWWWWW.....At least I can sponge bathe.
Oh, PS, while at the doctor I had my weight and BP taken. #106 and 98/62. I'd have to say, the blood type diet is definitely working for me, especially since I really don't "try". Though I really need to exercise again once I'm sure my heart is normal. I've lost weight without meaning to (last time I checked I was like 112) but a lot of that is muscle mass I'm sure.