Oct. 24, 2010 8:37 pm
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 5:57 pm
The recent two weeks have been fairly busy. I have put up mustard pickles, pumpkin pickles, zucchini relish and pickled peppers as well as freezing pumpkin puree and butternut squash. Our small patch has produced beautifully this year, and the local road
stands have been moderately priced. The weather even cooperated by being cool while I had the stove steaming. I have one more canning project and that is to make some piccalilli. I’ll probably start that tomorrow and finish it Tuesday.
For the past few years, my wife and daughter have spent a Saturday making apple pies for the freezer and the rest of the family gratefully reaps the pleasure of their work. They use four different kinds of apples and have altered the spices. So far, they are
keeping their ingredients guarded. When wife got home, she had six apple pies for the freezer. Five made it in.
Health issues? Hmmm. Yup! I’m doing fine, now, but during the time from October 9, 2009 and the present I’ve had two health issues that required the whole year to get straightened out. Now, after many lab tests, x-rays. MRIs, MRAs, radiation treatments and
CAT Scans I have been deemed healthy enough to get healthy. Now, I have to decide how to do that. I need a plan of diet and exercise for a weaker less responsive body that will restore the strength and endurance of a year ago and then build upon that. I cannot
use the plan I had in the spring because my body has changed too much. Instead, I need a plan with the guidance of a health/ fitness professional. Things did get more complicated.
What are the parameters for a plan?
1. A 65 yoa male, retired
2. Former smoker of 46 years
3. Weakened from recent surgery
4. Modest hypertension
5. Mild vertigo
What do I need to do?
1. Rebuild muscle strength and reflexes
2. Re-establish an effective diet.
3. Return to an ideal body weight
4. Incorporate a year- round physical regimen with daily activity
Actually, now is a very good time to start because there is little food that I can enjoy because my taste is messed up. I have a couple appointments on Monday so I think I’ll contact a health pro afterwards and get started.