Dear Lord it’s Sunday already? WOW! Talk about a super fast week! So how was your week? Mine wasn’t too bad. It’s been raining here on/off (okay more on than off) for the past 3 weeks. Well if you suffer from asthma you know that all that rain can be hell on your breathing. What’s happening is while the pollen count is super low, the mold count is through the roof right now. And yours truly has been wheezing, coughing and pretty living off of her inhalers now for weeks. But then I took a pretty bad asthma attack Tuesday night that forced my butt to go see my PCP. Okay folks in the Pittsburgh area if you need an awesome PCP, definitely look up Dr. Adam Chasin. He’s one of the nicest doctors I’ve ever met and super cool!
So off to the doc I went and away I went with some inhalers, daily asthma and allergy drug and Prednisone. Now if you’ve never taken this stuff oh you’re so in for a lovely treat.. not. I’ve only ever taken it once before where I was on it for 4 days. in 4 days I gained almost 10 pounds because I ate EVERYTHING that wasn’t nailed down. Hell at one point I was removing the nail and eating that too! And you can’t sleep… at all. You’re jittery and antsy. However the stuff works. So given the fact that I bust my butt to lose weight I was rather apprehensive about taking this again for 5 days at a high dosage. However by day 3 I didn’t have any of those side effects; in fact I had the opposite. I didn’t want food at all and I was tired. However I felt worse. My coughing and wheezing were worse than before. So a quick email to my doc and he re-adjusted my meds. See I’m going out of town again for the week and I didn’t want to be away with no meds or meds that weren’t working.
However I’m now on day 2 of the even super higher dosages of the Prednisone and still no appetite. If it stays like this I may ask to be on it for 6 months to lose weight. KIDDING…sorta. Nah I like the hard work, the sweat and even the soreness from the gym.
Today I spent a good portion of the day prepping foods for Mr. Fantabulous for the week. Now I swear every time I come home from a trip that I’m not going to do it anymore as the man only eats peanut butter sandwiches and Lucky Charms even though there at least 6 full meals in the fridge. So this time even though I made a few items, I kept it small. A dozen wings, a huge bbq chicken breast he can slice down for a meal or two, mashed potatoes, very small pork roast with sauerkraut and some kielbasa. For dessert I made him a peach slab pie with a crumble topping. Okay fine, I also made him vanilla whipped cream too but you have to have that with this pie. It’s like a law or something.
This week is a short week for most as Saturday is the 4th of July which means most of us will have a long weekend. We’re off on Friday so hopefully I can actually relax and enjoy some time with Mr. Fantabulous. I know he wants to see the new Jurassic World movie (what is it with boys and dinosaurs???) and Ted 2. Have you seen Ted (the first one)? I have to be honest, the first time I saw it I was pretty traumatized. A foul-mouthed, pot-smokin, man-whore Teddy Bear. Wait, WHAT?? Teddy bears are innocent and sweet – they certainly don’t smoke weed or have ‘relations’. But since Mark Wahlberg is in it, I watched it again with Mr. Fantabulous. Only the second time I could not stop laughing. OMG I was crying from it. What’s funny is he had the same reaction I did the first time I saw the movie… utter shock. Then he watched it again… and he couldn’t stop laughing. We watch this movie often as it’s one of our favs. So maybe this upcoming weekend we’ll do a double feature (as I sneak in contraband snacks… shhhh).
Anyway, here’s to you having one amazing week and a fantabulous Fourth of July!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
Monday – Best Ever Pork Roast and Sauerkraut
Tuesday – Baked Chicken Parmesan Burrito
Wednesday – Skinny Baked Frittatas
Thursday – BBQ Meatloaf Stacks
Friday – Guinness Corned Beef Reuben Pizza
Saturday – Happy 4th of July!
Sunday –Thai Peanut Shrimp Summer Rolls
Dessert of the week – French Silk Brownie Tart