I did my vision therapy this morning as planned. Breakfast was OJ and a banana/romaine smoothie.

I spent less than 10 minutes in the sun before lunch. It was a little on the cool side and a light wind was blowing.

I was in the case manager’s office when the ER supervisor came in and announced that she felt puke-y. The case manager informed her that she had had diarrhea this morning. They had eaten lunch from the same restaurant yesterday but I don’t know that it had anything to do with their puniness. Is that a word? We were talking about who knows what and the subject of smelly poop came up. The supervisor said that all poop smells, anyway. I said mine doesn’t. She snorted and walked out. I wasn’t kidding and the case manager said that it’s probably because I don’t ingest food laden with toxins. That might be part of it but the big thing is that it is easily digested and doesn’t stay in my gut long enough to putrefy.

My mid-morning orange was eaten inside. Lunch was a large banana/spinach/celery smoothie, celery, and a chunked up tomato. The last wasn’t nearly as good as the Camparis. One of the nurses informed me that other people talk about me behind my back but she would say it to my face. She said that she is concerned that I will have trouble with my bowels. I asked her if that’s because I eat what I’m supposed to. She said that I don’t eat cooked and that isn’t good. When I asked her why, she couldn’t give me an answer. The case manager said that we’d already discussed my bowel habits and that I’m normal. Whatever that is. I don’t know if people are afraid that I will get too many vitamins and minerals or what. I think that some of them are disappointed that I’ve only gotten slimmer and stronger. If I fell over in a dead faint, their views would be validated and that would probably please them.

The afternoon was warmer than the morning so I got a good 15 minutes in. I almost drifted off to sleep again.

After work, I stopped at the store and got over nine lubs of bananas and a couple of mangos. My bill came to $2.48, including tax. I wish TN would do away with food tax. It’s an idea that’s bounced around but it’s never taken hold.

When I got home, I had a huge chunk of watermelon, then three large tomatoes, chopped, with Tajin. Later, I had a large salad of romaine, cucumber, tomato, and too many hemp seeds. They are tasty but they are also rich.

I did the Dreaded Deed tonight and downloaded TaxAct. My income tax is filled out, printed, and filed electronically. Whee! I don’t have to think about that until next year. The next step will be to sign Form 8453-OL and mail it, then wait for my refund to be deposited in my bank account.

It’s more than an hour past my bedtime so I think I’ll quit this and fly up.

4 Responses to 114489819645070838

  1. Sicilian April 13, 2006 at 6:59 am #

    I think they are jealous. People hate when other people are successful in areas that they are not. The person who told you others are talking about is sly too. Don’t let them rattle you. If you feel better, if you are having the results that you want, if you are happy with your life, tell them all to take a hike.
    You go girl . . .

  2. Tommie April 13, 2006 at 7:45 am #

    I had written in reply to your comment and closed the window before I saved it. Oh, well, it was profound! I’m sure the nurse was well-meaning but she has no idea what she is talking about since she was munching on french fries and some kind of dead animal parts while she was making her statements. I feel sorry for people who think they are healthier because they eat dead foods whether they are animal or vegetable. I got the last laugh, though. I told them I’d blog what they said. 🙂

  3. pineapplesun April 13, 2006 at 10:32 pm #


    You are doing so great and you are a huge inspiration to me! I hate that people get so uncomfortable around things that force them to look at their own stupidity. Obviously people are either ignorant about what you are up to or threatened by it. I’m sure working in a hospital doesn’t help, as they all likely consider themselves to be very much in the know! AT any rate, their problems with what you are doing is just them reflecting their own issues. It has nothing to do with you. People always try to tear down what they don’t understand. Heaven forbid anyone should be different (and they fear, “better”) than them! I really hope their issues don’t get to you in any way. You are amazing, just as you are. If only they could see that they are too and get on with it!

  4. Tommie April 14, 2006 at 7:37 am #

    Thanks. No, I’m mostly amused by all their opinions. I know where they’re coming from. They are a meat and potatoes crowd with a little bit of fresh food thrown in for variety. As a matter of fact, they are eating more fresh food because of my sharing with them from time to time. I love working at the hospital. There’s never a dull moment. I never know what will happen when I go it to work. As for not paying attention to them, I don’t. I try to remember it to write in my blog because it is part of the experience but it doesn’t bother me. I know what my body is doing and they don’t. They are threatened by another way of eating because they don’t want to give up their favorite “foods”. Since I have eaten differently from most other people all of my life, curiosity and derogatory comments are familiar. I do appreciate your encouragement. I can tell that people are checking out my blog because of the counter but it’s nice to have the comments!

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