8/23/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 24. August 2013 17:14


Today I had my semi-annual dentist checkup.  Although it may seem that this adventure doesn’t have much to do with what I blog about, dental hygiene is actually an integral part of your overall health. 

I must admit, going to these check-ups isn’t my favorite thing to do, but not only does it keep your mouth smelling good and looking healthy, but they check for tongue,  mouth and bone cancer. 

I did talk with him about a new issue for me which is temporomandibular disorder (TMJ).  You can read more about TMJ options on any of the .MD websites, in the 19 articles posted on sites like www.Indy.MD on this page: http://indy.md/indy-in/relief-center/tmj .  I experienced quite a bit of stress in the last year ( mom dying, crazy ex-husband, litigation…) and the way that I deal with anxiety is to chew gum.  Well, it seems that I went a bit over-board because now I get ripping headaches if I chew gum.  Well, that does cause a problem for me in terms of stress release.  Anyway, my dentist gave me a paper that has self-management ideas for TMJ such as using hot or cold packs, eating soft foods, resting your jaw muscles by using a mouth guard at night, avoiding caffeine, or  use an anti-inflammatory like Aleve, ibuprofen, Tylenol, or aspirin.  The paper recommended avoiding any medication with caffeine in it.

Whether I like the appointments or not, I will continue going to the dentist every 6 months, and I will try some of these self-correcting ideas for my TMJ symptoms, and hope I have continued good dental health.

Monday 8/23/10- Workout Diary:


Recumbent bike- 30 minutes

Strength train-chest

Chest flye- 8 lb

Pilaties Magic circle press

Stability ball dumbbell press- 15 lb

Omega squat- 5 lb

Stability ball dumbbell flye- 15 lb



8/23/10 Monday Food Diary:


Apple (57 cal)

Carbmaster yogurt (high protein)(80 cal) 

1/4 cup blueberries, sprinkle of high fiber cereal (50 cal)

A.M. Snack-

Broccoli (10 cal)

2 oz Apple, 10 roasted, no-salt almonds (130 cal)


 2 1/4 oz Salmon (145 cal)

Salad- 4 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 orange sweet pepper, 2 tbls. edamame,1 tbls sunflower seeds  (85 cal)

 P.M. Snack-

1 cup low sodium vegetable soup (120 cal)

Dinner- family dinner

Salad (45 cal) 

Veal Parmisian (321 cal)


Birthday cake( 270 cal)


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