My Dietitian is Sending Me to the Doctor
I did a bad thing over the weekend. I didn’t go grocery shopping. This is bad because I pretty much ran out of dinner ingredients after cooking on Sunday.
I told myself it was fine. That I would just go after work on Monday, but after work I did not want to go grocery shopping. Big surprise!! Who else is shocked?
Adam and I live in walking distance of a grocery store, so I just nipped over and picked up just enough ingredients to make chicken and veggies for one night.
I told myself I would place an order with our grocery delivery service on Tuesday morning. That would mean by Tuesday evening when I got home from work I’d have all the groceries I needed for the week.
Unfortunately I forgot to place the order. So when I was driving home yesterday I really needed to stop at the store and do a full shop. But instead I pulled into Fresh Market.
The Fresh Market near my house caters to the young professional crowd. It’s really small and mostly just has freshly prepared ingredients that you can whip together fast — freshly chopped veggies, freshly prepared meats. It’s expensive but convenient.
You definitely can’t do a full food shop there unless you’re willing to spend $100 on three days worth of meals.
Okay that may be an exaggeration but it’s probably also pretty close to accurate.
In addition to prepared foods and pre-chopped fruit and veg, they also carry tons of things that you don’t need. But that you probably want.
Skipping the candy for me is easy, but the little coffee bar was calling my name last night.
It’s just so hard for me to say no to hazlenut coffee. Is there anything like that you have trouble saying no to? As soon as I smell it I just gotta have it!
I ended up picking up some turkey burgers and some veggies for dinner.
I have been eating really healthy ever since I started working with a dietitian again earlier this year. The frustrating thing is that even though I eat clean over 80% of the time I’m not losing weight like both I and my dietitian think I should be.
I’ve been keeping a photo food log for her and she approves of what I’m eating and yet I have actually gained 1lb over the last couple of weeks… and I’m constantly feeling super bloated. (I know the 1lb could be nothing, but nothing isn’t exactly what I want either.)
My dietitian wants me to go get my free T3 levels checked to see if my thyroid is out of balance. She said last time I had the test done they checked T4 and TSH. So back to the doctor I will go.
I feel like I have spent more time this year in the doctor’s office than ever before.
I used to just go once a year for my annual woman’s exam and that was it, unless I caught a cold or something. I definitely used to have anxiety about seeing the doctor, getting blood drawn, having tests done, etc. but as of this year I feel like I am a pro at it!
I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Maybe this is just what being 30 is like :).
BTW 28 days until I can finally have the compartment syndrome test done. Not that I’m counting or anything!
How often do you grocery shop?
Favorite coffee flavor?
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