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Perfect Blood Pressure

by Meghann on October 16, 2008

Does anyone else frequently get lost while trying to hunt down a Doctor’s offices? I swear the last few Doctors I have been to I have had to stop and call for directions to locate the office. They just always seem to be hidden and not visually advertised. For instant the Doctor I saw today was located in a Bank of America Building! It looked like a plain old bank, but apparently there were Doctors offices on the second level. Who knew?


After I showed up 15 minutes late to my appointment.. oopss… the rest of the visit went great. It was just a check up since I was new to the area and looking for a primary care physician. The Doc was really nice; I think she’s a keeper! She did want to make sure I was getting plenty of eats to keep up with my active lifestyle; I was tempted to direct her to the blog to prove I got my fair share of food, but resisted the urge. J I did find it good to know that I have ‘perfect blood pressure’ (a direct quote from the nurse!)


The scary part of my visit came at the beginning when they brought me to the scale. The last time I saw a Doctor, in January, I stepped off of the scale in tears because I did not like the number at all. The poor nurse had to console me, it was awful. That image kept popping in my head, as I held my breath to see which number the little weight thingy would land on. Thankfully it landed exactly 25 pounds less then it had previously. This time I stepped off of the scale with a huge grin on my face and promptly told the nurse that the number was much better then last time. J


Unfortunately this particular Doctor’s office didn’t offer any lollipops, but they did have a big thing of Lifesavers in the reception area. I promptly grabbed a peach looking one on my way out the door.



When I returned to my office I had this lovely nectarine at my desk.



Since I came to work late I decided to just have lunch at my desk, rather then driving all the way home.



I had a lovely Egg Salad, Apple, Kashi Vegetable Crackers, and a Dove Dark Chocolate w/ Almonds. The green bottle is my favorite tea! It’s Teas’ Tea Mint Green brew. It’s unsweetened, has the slightest mint flavor to it and is amazing.



The Egg Salad I prepared the night before included:

  • 2 tablespoons of NF Plain Yogurt
  • A squirt of Honey Mustard
  • A squirt of Spicy Mustard
  • 2 Hardboiled Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Grapes

It was delicious! Especially when I used the crunchy crackers for dipping.


I would rather eat apple slices over a whole apple so I brought my trusty apple cutter to work with me.



It made a nice holder for the apple slices as well. I just picked them out of it as I ate them.


My dessert Dove had my life philosophy pegged on its wrapper.



It made me smile. J


After my lunch I took a nice walk around my building to warm up and kill some time out of my lunch break. Sometimes its just so nice to take a nice leisurely walk outside during the day. I felt so refresh when I got back to my desk! J Does anyone else enjoy little breaks outside during the day?


A couple of fun links.


For all Disney lovers out there, they are having a promotion in 2009 where you will receive free admission to any Disney park on your birthday. This is a good offer for both Walt Disney World and Disney Land. Just go here to register your birthday!


If you are a Whole Food Fanatic like me then you will enjoy a $5 off of a $25 purchase coupon good through 10/22/08. Just go here to print the coupon.


I hope you enjoy all the goodies! J

1 jenngirl October 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Congrats on a positive doctor’s appt, a clean bill of health is always a good thing!

I love that lunch, I haven’t had egg salad in forever, and your version sounds great! I also LOVE my apple slicer, so fun (they work on pears too haha).

Glad you had an enjoyable lunch break, enjoy the rest of your day!

2 lauren October 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm

i need an apple cutter!!

3 maggie October 16, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I enjoy little breaks outside! I always go for an hour long walk on my lunch break. This means I have to eat at my desk, but I don’t mind because the walk is worth it. I totally agree about the doctors’ offices – I am constantly getting lost.

Thanks for the egg salad recipe 🙂 Looks great.

4 Amy October 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm

that nectarine is so pretty–it looks heart-shaped almost 😀 Your lunch looks great as well, especially the cute little Dove message…very true, too! 😉 wink. haha, well have a great day!

oh, and good for you for walking around! i don’t have a desk job obviously, because i’m in college still, but i walk to all of my classes even though they are about 20 minutes away. i love long walks, especially with the current autumn scenery to enjoy!

5 Bobbi October 16, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Yeah for the good Doctor,l am still searching. I love to go outside, and am blessed that my job lets me go outside about every 15 minutes:) I tottaly forgot about egg salad, haven’t made it in forever, going home tonight to boil some eggs:)

6 runjess October 16, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I always leave my office and go on short little walks. It feels great.

7 VeggieGirl October 16, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Hooray for a great doctor’s appointment report; but boo to no lollipops!! 😉

Going outside for a break is definitely relaxing, and a nice change of scenery.

I have the same apple slicer!! 😀

Great links!! Thanks for sharing!! I already printed out that coupon for Whole Foods, haha 🙂

8 Jordan October 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I got that same promise the other day.

Then the next time, I got “Temptation is fun. Giving in is even better,” heh. They’re dirrtttyyyy, =P

9 eatingbender October 17, 2008 at 12:50 am

Hurray for a happy doctor’s appointment!!

Thank you so much for the coupon links!

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