That Time I (Maybe?) Gave Away A Kidney – Part 35 (There’s Protein In Everything)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Picking up from last time –

I ended up not having to go in after all. Once my appointment got closer, I asked one more time if he could order the test without seeing me again (so nobody’d have to waste time on an in-and-out appointment).

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m selfish to ask again. I know. But it worked!

(But now there’s probably a note in my chart about how annoying I am, huh? Oof. Oh well. Let’s not think about that…)

So he ordered the test. This time I was determined – determined(!) – to get it right. I stopped working out 9 days(!) prior and watched my protein like a hawk.

It’s a good thing I did it for 9 days, because honestly the first couple were kind of a mess. Basically, what I really wanted was a full week of low protein and no working out. So, having the bumpy days (of wanting to work out just a liiiiiittle, or of making protein mistakes) helped.

I didn’t realize there is protein in basically everything! I made a rule for myself that I couldn’t have any of my precious Kind bars because they’re nuts. And I knew I should probably stay away from delicious protein-ful nuts.

I happened to have frozen waffles in the back of the freezer. I try to eat healthier than that generally. So I thought, “Okay. A carb. This’ll be good.” Well, when I looked at the package, a serving size (2 waffles) has 5 grams of protein already! There are only 6 grams of protein in my precious Kind bar!

Aye, aye, aye.

So, I started counting protein grams closer. Toward the beginning of my 9 days, I went to Universal Studios and had a delicious veggie burger. It didn’t dawn on my until I was practically done, “Uh, yeah, veggie patties have loads of protein!” Eeesh.

Speaking of going to Universal Studios, it was practically painful going there without being allowed to work out. To me, part of the most fun of going to Uni Studios is how much working out you do to get there – how many steps there are in the subway station, that big hill you walk up to get to the park. Even once you’re in the park, you need to walk down tons of steps to get to The Mummy Ride.

I love the active theme park! But on that day, it was all about shuttles and escalators and all that jazz. It was still fun, of course. (Super fun!… But still not quite as fun ;).)

And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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