December 21, 2014


Since Bob's diagnosis of Lymphoma, more than three months ago, our life has be chaotic.  One example is he has spent 4 weeks total, out of the last six weeks as an inpatient at Loma Linda Hospital.  He had two inpatient chemo treatments, with four more to go; and was hospitalized for pain for 21 days straight.  The pain was caused by a deep hematoma resulting from a bone marrow biopsy.  Initially he could stand but not take a step; then when the hematoma released, his system was flooded with potassium and uric acid, which caused a severe gout flare, and he could no longer stand.

For me, I'm doing OK, and two companies have helped me stay healthy during all this, and I thought I'd give a shout out to them.

The first is GoPicnic!  These are Ready-To-Eat Meals,  If you were in the military, these are so much better than MREs!  They are great tasting and no refrigeration necessary.  I love that the calories are listed right on the front of the box.  There is a wide variety of choices, including Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks.  I don't eat beef, so I skipped those; and went mainly with vegetarian choices.  I have not been disappointed in any of my choices, but the five in the photo are my favorites.  GoPicnic boxes are available in some stores, I found my first one in the hospital gift shop, but I found much better prices when I ordered online,  If you're interested, sign up for their emails and get special offers galore.

The second one is Graze.  "Snacks by Mail", and "Snacking | Reinvented" are two of their mottoes.  For less money than you'd spend at Starbucks each day, you receive a snack box in the mail, each with four snacks.  Each box is tailored to the feedback you give them of your likes and dislikes.  I choose the "calorie counter box" and that helped me to stay on track with my slow weight loss.  Instead of grabbing something from a vending machine, I grab one of the four snacks included in each box, and nibble away.  I mean, who could resist, Hot Cross Yum, Topical Daiquiri, Banana Caramel Dippers or Cracking Black Peppercorn?  Then there's, Scandinavian Forest, Cheese & Chive Oatbakes, Raspberry & Coconut Muffin or Vegetable Power!  These have been lifesavers for me; I hate to be hungry.

(I've loss 15 pounds since Easter; talk about slow.)
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,

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