At the beginning of the week I had my blood work drawn and had a conference with my Doctor about my knees and cholesterol. The LDL number is high enough to treat with medication. My knees are slightly arthritic and the left knee has a bone fragment that is floating. Even though surgery is in the near future, a lower weight would help all of these conditions. So, the 90 Day Vegan Adventure isn’t only about a new eating habit, it’s also about weight loss. The catch-22 is exercising with a bum knee. Yoga has worked for flexibility and strength but I need an inexpensive form of aerobic exercise that doesn’t cause knee pain. Recommendations are welcome.
Today I worked with my husband in the Rockville area and found the most wonderful restaurant for lunch. We decided that with the Vegan Adventure, eating in a typical American restaurant would be meat based for the most part and high in fat. So, we stopped at a Mediterranean hole-in-the-wall that advertised falafel. The vegetarian falafel was just what I wanted. The vegetables and falafel were wrapped in fresh, homemade bread with a delicious yogurt sauce on the side. I also ordered some Persian Rice Pudding which was made with saffron and rose-water. For those of you who work in the Rockville area, the name of the restaurant is Mediterranean House of Kabob located at the White Flint Station Center.
Lesson Learned: I love working with my husband, and when looking for good vegetarian food try Mediterranean.