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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I Am Very Healthy

I had my follow-up visit with the doctor yesterday. I think I love him.

I have had such bad experiences with doctors in my life that I am always so surprised when I get a good one, one who actually takes some time to explain things to me.

This one said not to worry about the cholesterol number, that it's partly so high because my good numbers are high. To keep doing what I've been doing, eating healthy and exercising. Also, he promoted alcohol on a regular basis.

Now I know it's common knowledge that red wine is so very healthy for you, in regular moderation, but I've never had a doctor actually push the consumption of alcohol.

He had some risk assessment that he did on me, calculating several variables including my test scores, and it turns out I have a less than 1% chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years, so in other words, I Am Very Healthy. Whew.

Speaking of wine, I've been trying to have a glass every night, but it's a struggle because finding a good cheap wine is a crap shoot, and the tastier stuff just isn't cost-effective (particularly when it spoils after a day. I'm fairly certain drinking a whole bottle in one evening negates the healthful effects.). So saying I was overjoyed to find a suitable wine is not even an understatement.

A red version Katie and Chris served at their wedding, and Tim and I served the sauvignon blanc. We opened a bottle of the cab/merlot last week, and it lasted for at least five days before it became undrinkable! And the magnum is only $6.50 at CostCo, $6.99 at Tim's favorite discount liquor store! What an amazing deal.

This is how the website describes it: "Ruby-like, bright in color. Fruit forward with red plum and varietal characteristics. Medium dry, medium body and harmonious with a good finish This wine marries two of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance. Patterned after the same classic blend that distinguishes many fine chateaux of Bordeaux, this superb red wine complements the heartiest foods, especially red meats, barbeque, savory pasta dishes, and pizza."



Blogger cilee said...

I like your pretty new colors! I'm glad your doctor appointment went well.

7:46 PM  
Blogger mojobeans said...

I came to say the same thing. I love the new look, very pretty!

10:52 AM  

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