Living On Oxygen for Life
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching and I feel as if I am never ready for it. I know the best thing you can do is NOT to OVERDO. Learn to delegate that Thanksgiving meal. Better yet, make it a pot luck menu. Why should you make it all when you don’t have the energy to do so. Honestly, I’ve never, ever, cooked a bird. K and I have been blessed with his family living so closely to us and they cook the Thanksgiving meal every year. I know… I know… It’s a sweet arrangement! I’m usually only responsible for bringing soda, rolls, or some sort of sweets. Mmm… Pecan pie…. I can smell it now… Can’t you? Though, this year, K’s family will be in Las Vegas for a wedding. We aren’t going because I can no longer fly. (It’s ok. I’m cool with that.) So, I thought maybe I would get a little bird and try my hand at my very first turkey! Maybe I’ll just buy a pre-cooked bird. I haven’t decided yet. Tips? Anyone?
With Thanksgiving meals, if you have a breathing condition, you probably need to watch your sodium. I think Thanksgiving is the biggest diet buster meal ever. Everything has salt in it. The trick to regulating that sodium intake is portion control. I try to have just a little bit of my favorite foods. I love ham but that’s really loaded with sodium. I just eat a tiny slice of it and move on to the bird. I do my best to stay away from SMOKED foods not just because they have more sodium but for some reason, smoked flavoring/scents causes breathing problems for me.
I love Christmas. I love giving more than receiving. In fact, over the last couple of years, K and I have chosen a Salvation Army Angel Tree child to buy for because we don’t have children of our own. All that shopping can wear a person out for any normally healthy person. It wipes me out for the rest of the day. That’s why shopping online can help so much. I really like http://www.couponcabin.com for when I’m shopping online for the holidays. It can give you discounts and/or free shipping codes to use! YEA!! Who doesn’t like to save money???
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