As you probably guess, I’m not a fast food connoisseur. I think the extent of it is a pizza place…there’s nothing better than a thin crusted slice of veggie pizza. So when we go out to eat after a long week at work, we try to go somewhere that has health options. One of our favorite places in San Antonio to go is a near by Greek restaurant , Papapouli’s. They have won numerous awards for their healthy recipes. Now, I will tell you that I always wondered how healthy is healthy. Just because it is fresh made doesn’t mean it is not laden with fat and sodium. I mean, seriously, McDonalds has yogurt parfaits as a “healthy option” and one bite will tell you that there is enough sugar in one to make 5 kids hyperactive.
As a nursing student, I worked on a step down cardiac unit. We primarily took care of people that had cardiac bypass surgery. I worked with great people. They taught me so much! I learned everything from the importance of chest percussions on a new postop patient to reading telemetry (heart monitors) to taking care of chest tubes and assisting during codes. My mind was challenged and I was in heaven. But….there was one thing that dumbfounded me…how was it that they extremely intelligent people did not practice what they preached?
I’m your everyday working mom…that has a passion for health. I’ve started this blog to share my knowledge, search for answers and maybe even create an awareness and start a bit of a societal movement. But first, let me give you a little background on how this blog came to fruition.