Friday, May 21, 2010

News and something to change the way you eat/drink!

Still no news on why my white blood cell count is up but I'll have to go back when I'm "well" to see if anything has changed after I'm done with the antibiotics. They make everything taste like metal and it's really disgusting.

On to other things... I came across this blog and was absolutely blown away at what people in the industry call healthy. Check it out and change the way you eat/drink! I got the picture off the blog.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hmmmm....Bear with me...

I'm just venting here so bear with me. For the past year I've had some stomach pains and lately they've gotten really painful. So I went to the Dr. today and after a urine test I was informed my white blood cells in there were through the roof! Well, I don't have any symptoms of an infection dealing with that area but they're going to test it more to see what they can find. Also, I had a blood test today and if it's anything like last year the white blood cells are going to be really high too. After last year with antibiotics my WBC's never went down much and I just let it go for the time being. I'm growing really anxious to know what's really wrong with me and why they won't go down. I'm currently on two antibiotics to see what will happen and see if my WBC's go down at all on Thursday when I go back to the Dr. Have any of you out there been through this at all and can offer me any advice? I don't have any symptoms of the obvious like the usual sickness would show. I have lost my appetite and have lost some weight but not too dramatically. My clothes don't fit anymore from just a month or two ago...

I guess all I can ask you for as friends, casual readers and people I don't know is for any good thoughts, advice, prayers, good karma that you can send my way.
I may be jumping to the worst of the situation but who knows if this has been the same for over a year.

So thank you in advance for reading this post and still loving me! Really, any advice would be very much appreciated.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I made these last week and had so many requests for the recipe that I thought I'd share it here as well. These were truly amazing!

1 C Butter
1 1/2 C Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 C Sugar
1 C Packed Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 3/4 C all-purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 C Chocolate Chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 deg. fahrenheit. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until blended well.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the batter until the dough forms. Stir in as many chocolate chips as you want. I used 2 C which was perfect.

Roll into 1" balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making the criss-cross pattern. Bake for 9 minutes and don't over bake! Let sit on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. These make great chewy cookies! HINT:If you want them softer simply place 1/2 slice of bread in the container with them and your cookies will be really soft! This also works with stale cookies.