Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

More of the same

Puyallup is a city of about 40,000 that is maybe an hour south of here. They are home to what is now one of my favorite twitter accounts.

No official word from the gym BUT, a local blog says that fitness and health clubs were included in the announcement last night. My gym but didn't close. Other gyms did. If the LA Fitness website/app does not reflect some kind of info by the tine I'm ready for bed tonight, I will be one of the 5,870,843 calls they get today asking for info.

I got the full lab results with a note from my doctor. The same note he gives me every year:

Your sugar was borderline high. You should refrain from sweets and decrease intake of simple carbohydrates (starches). Brown rice is better than white rice. Keeping your weight down also helps.

Your cholesterol was borderline high. I do recommend a low fat, low cholesterol diet and regular exercise.

Uric acid level a little bit on the high side. See my diet handout below.

See you soon.

Elton Lee, MD

Gout Diet details

Eat less of these foods
Eating too many foods containing purines may raise the levels of uric acid in your body. This raises your risk for a gout attack. Try to limit these foods and drinks:
Alcohol, such as beer and red wine. You may be told to avoid alcohol completely.
Soft drinks that contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup
Certain fish, including anchovies, sardines, fish eggs, and herring
Certain meats, such as red meat, hot dogs, luncheon meats, and turkey
Organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, and sweetbreads
Legumes, such as dried beans and peas
Other high fat foods such as gravy, whole milk, and high fat cheeses
Vegetables such as asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms used to be thought to contribute to an increased risk for a gout attack, but recent studies show that high purine vegetables don't increase the risk for a gout attack.
Eat more of these foods
Other foods may be helpful for people with gout. Add some of these foods to your diet:
Cherries contain chemicals that may lower uric acid.
Omega fatty acids. These are found in some fatty fish such as salmon, certain oils (flax, olive, or nut), and nuts themselves. Omega fatty acids may help prevent inflammation due to gout.
Dairy products that are low-fat or fat-free, such as cheese and yogurt
Complex carbohydrate foods, including whole grains, brown rice, oats, and beans
Coffee, in moderation
Water, approximately 64 ounces per day

I put sleeves on my new top. They look stupid. I took them off. I can wait til warm weather. It's not like I'm going anywhere.

I made burritos and smoked up the house cooking the sausage because I got distracted. Oh well. I got the door open and the ceiling fan going before the smoke alarm went off.

I have leftover Thai for dinner. Yum.
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