Friday, July 20, 2012

Triage

I haven't done a meme in a long time - this one was discovered while looking for information on health and wellness so I figured, what the hell? So here you go - more than you probably ever wanted to know about me.

Were you born early, late or right on time?

I was born about eight days after my due date. But surprisingly, that's the only time I've ever been late.

Have you had chicken pox?
Yes. I don't remember the age, but it was before age 11.

Are you allergic to bees?
Not that I'm aware of, but it would be a good thing to know since we've
hauled them and been party to killing them. It's been a verrrry long time since I've been bitten by one, but I do know that I hate flying insects and freak out a little when they're near me.

How about strawberries?
Well, there was a time when I thought I was allergic to berries, but then I had a string of allergic reactions that didn't seem to have anything to do with berries. One time, while visiting my cousin in Florida, I had an allergic reaction that turned me from a beautiful swan into a
hideous creature in a matter of an hour or so. This was not my first experience with huge swollen eyes, horribly distorted facial features and other above the neck swelling problems, but it was the first one I got on camera. Now, I eat berries of any kind with abandon and haven't had an allergic episode in years. But I still carry an Epi-Pen in the truck, just in case.

Hereditary illness?
Nope, none, nada. Healthy as a horse. I have my
Aunt Jennie’s genes for sure. I'll probably live to be a freakin' hundred.

Have you ever been in a car accident?
Yes. One in my late teens, on the way to the mall with my brother. It was my first encounter with a big rig - I slid right under the back of it, crushing the ICC bumper like it was made of aluminum foil. He was broken down, dead stopped in the right lane. I was unaware of how icy it was, and when I turned the wheel to change lanes, I couldn't. We slid right into him. And another time, I was sitting at a light and someone rear ended me, pushing me through the intersection. They hit me with such force, they broke my seat. Never did catch them - they drove off and left me there.

How much do you smoke?
I have never smoked and I think it's a disgusting habit. I don't understand why someone would intentionally inhale putrid puffs of smoke into their pink little lungs.

How much do you drink?
I don't drink. Well, I guess it would be more accurate to say I rarely drink. I might have a drink 3-4 times a year. It doesn't appeal to me at all.

Is your cholesterol normal?
As far as I know - at least the last time I checked!

Have you ever run a marathon?
Are you fucking high? I wouldn't run a marathon if there were a million dollars waiting at the finish line. You know a marathon is 26.2 miles, right?

How many x-ray's have you had (not including dentist)?
Too many to remember.

Have you ever had surgery?
Nope. And I'd like to keep it that way. Although I won't rule out plastic surgery - you just never know.

Do you watch what you eat?
I watch everything - as it leaves my hand and goes into my mouth. Hah! I'm such a comedian. Actually, Ed and I have been eating much better the last few months, but I'm not a Nazi about what I eat. I like pretty much everything, from all the healthy stuff (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, chicken, lean meats, etc.) to the stuff that can last through the apocalypse (Twinkies, for example).

When was the last time you worked out?
On purpose? Probably some time in 2006, and I'm pretty sure it was against my will.

What is your ideal weight?
I don't have a specific number in mind, but closer to what I was in my twenties. I'm 5'8 and although I'm bigger than what the charts say I "should" be, but I feel pretty comfortable at that size.

What is your current weight?
Seriously? I'll tell you when I get back down to a respectable fighting weight.

How old was the oldest living relative in your immediate family?
99

Veggies or Fruit?
Vegetables - I think I can do more culinarily with them.

Low-carb or High-carb?
Living without carbs is INSANE. There is no force on earth that could rip a carb from my daily diet, so I'd have to go with high-carb on this one. I'd rather be fat for the rest of my life than go without a potato or piece of Italian bread.

How do you want to die?
With a Dunkin' Donuts iced latte in one hand, a Devil Dog in the other, kicked back in the lazy boy, my favorite movie playing on the tube and friends, family or my sweet Eddie by my side.

Or, during a nap.


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1 comment:

ELH said...

Salena, I wouldn't worry all that much about those height/weight charts..they say I would need to drop about 50lbs to be ideal..if I did that id feel like a scrawney little twirp!! I'm a few inches taller than you and weigh about 230, I do try and walk 30 mins every dAy, and like you and Ed , I have started to get serious and more health aware of what I eat..its working, I went from a 38 waist to a 36, so I can see and feel results.. my doc wants me to get to 215, I think that's. Doable??, but I'm not going to kill myself trying to get there, rather a long slow journey. Personally, I feel and look better a little over than under weight..when I tried to get "skinny", I always felt sick and weak..maybe my bod was telling me something.. take care out there..