Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Detox Day 2

Good Wednesday morning everyone!

Let me recap my "detox" yesterday.

Breakfast was a smoothie- strawberry, banana, avocado, spinach.

Lunch was a salad. Lettuce, cucumber, egg, tomato, red onion. No dressing.

Now I will admit that I had a bite or two of Landrys grilled cheese sandwich he didnt want. First bite was to show him it was yummy and the next was because it was yummy! LOL.

I did have a sip or two of lemonade too.

When we got home, I had an apple with peanut butter for a snack. By this point, I was feeling a bit lightheaded. Probably from lack of fat and protein in my diet.

This lead to my choice at dinner.

I did the sauteed veggies like I originally said, but I added in some left over ground pork sausage that had been sitting in fridge. This gave me my fat and protein though not the healthiest. BUT it was what I had sitting around.

For a snack later, I had some guacamole and cucumbers and maybe some fritos...

And before bed I had my casein shake with some peanut butter.

Not horrible I think.

My stomach is feeling SO much better since I have been eating this way too- meaning the fruits and veggies.

Today I got up and weighed in at 166.5. So a half pound loss from yesterday. I will definitely take it with taking a true rest day and doing no exercise.

And also today, I am going out for lunch with one of my sorority sisters. Remember Feta Bread? Yum!

I plan on having some with a salad.

Tonight I workout with Eric. I need to keep my momentum going so I am hoping to run before hand too. I will probably die with running. I havent done it in forever. BUT it will be good for the calorie burn.

Oh and the insurance? The insurance guy quoted us MORE for the Blue Cross plan than what we are paying now BUT it is better coverage. BUT then Aaron called Blue Cross directly, and we can get the same plan that the guy quoted us for LESS then we pay now but the dental/vision is a bit more than quoted. Added together though, it is less than what we currently are paying for just medical and dental.

So we know we are going to switch to Blue Cross. BUT with switching, you have a 6 month wait on preexisting conditions. Which means that we need to push the boys surgery...maybe.

This means that today I need to call the hospital to find out what our end of the hospital bill will be to see if we can afford to keep the surgery on their existing date with our existing insurance, or if we should wait the 6 months and have their surgery over Christmas break when we switch insurance. UGH!!

With Landry it isnt such a big deal. He isnt in school yet. With Xavier, it is tougher. I really want to get his done over the summer so he has time to recoup before school starts back up. Plus if insurance coverage with the new plan doesnt start until July 1st, that means that 6 months is PAST Christmas break. And do I keep the poor kid out of school for two weeks? I cant do that!

Decisions, decisions. What would you do? Honestly?

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  1. Hi, I have BlueCross with Dental in New Mexico. The insurance has been good, the dental iffy. Sometimes I wonder if it is worth the monthly payment or if I would be better off banking the premiums and paying for dental cleanings myself. You might want to check with your dentist to see what portion BlueCross pays on the dental for a cleaning to see if it is worth it. There are a lot of dental centers popping up here that offer $59 cleanings/x-rays. Is it really a two-week recovery for getting tonsils out now? I thought it was about a week for recovery so if you wait and do the surgery over a long weekend or school holiday your children wouldn't miss much school. If there is a huge difference between what your co-payment is now and what it would be with Blue Cross you may want to wait to do it. Your boys are young enough that if they have to miss a few days of school it will be easier to catch up. Have a great day! Cindy

  2. I agree with the comment above. Really add up all the numbers and see what option is best. Also, the boys are young, so they wouldn't miss out on much in school, but if your son really needs the routine and will be difficult getting back into the swing of things (like after summer vacation), then you may want to keep things as planned. Write it all out and see what's the lesser of 2 evils. Your poor babies having surgery is traumatic, so you want to keep the damage to the family to a minimum! My son had surgery at 13 months old and it was rough, so I know what you're going through. Good luck with it all!