When Hubby and I first moved in together, I found it difficult to judge my quantities.
Having been used to preparing meals for 5 if not 6 or 7, plus two dogs, suddenly finding myself cooking for just two was very much hit and miss, and we had a lot of left-overs.
Nothing was ever wasted though, those extra veggies made lovely bubble and squeak (google image here)
and meats, sausages or stuffing balls were never unpleasant cold.
These past few days have been a dilemma in trying to prepare something Hubby could keep down, but in all honesty, the hardest thing I had to do for him was a cup of tea or boiled water!
Looking at the guide in my medication package regarding possible side effects, there are a fair few that I can possibly ‘look forward to’ (not).
I’m not kidding, this list is both sides!
OK, it’s split into very common (more than 1 in 10), common (1 in 10), uncommon (1 in 100), rare (1 in 1000), and extremely rare (1 in 10,000).
The 1 in 10 includes weight change, hot flushes, headaches, aches in joints, changes in appetite (go hand to mouth with weight change), and the possibility of a rash, constipation, nausea and diarrhea.
I’ve been taking them a week now (today is my 9th day) and so far, I’ve had a few hot flushes during the early hours, a headache, my knee hurts but I’ve put that down to the weather, and of course that sneaky half pound gain this week. Feeling a bit queasy once could just have been sympathy for Hubby’s plight.
Hubby has lost 3 kilos in 3 days, and his appetite is non existent at the moment, though he has managed to keep some solids down. Today I shall be cooking boiled rice as he needs something bland to settle his tummy. I haven’t decided what to have with my portion yet.
Preparing meals for me has been OK, though I haven’t done anything outlandish for want of stinking the boat out (even if it may be pleasant aromas to outsiders).
photos: egg and ham salad, ham and veg, jacket potato salad, tomato pasta with ham
OK, there is ham in three of the dishes above (the other was tinned salmon) but I had to use it up or end up throwing out as I had just opened it before he was taken ill.
For my desserts, I have forsaken the bowls of fruit salad, actually having a single pear one day, banana or raspberries on my breakfast cereal, and I treated myself to some ‘light’ lemon meringue yoghurts which are just 2½ syns each for a change.
Over the weekend, I am going to try and stick to some SP meals, which are simply speed and protein foods only from SW’s list and hope that will kick-start the loss again.
I’ve deliberately not got on my scales again, even if they are Di-friendly, but have maintained my exercise and dog walks, so if nothing else I will be getting my Gold ‘Body Magic’ certificate on Tuesday.