This is JUST exactly what we need!
I think I'm gettin' the hang of it. The hardest part, so far, is giving him (mr. kenju) a shower and shampoo, especially since we don't yet have the hand-held shower unit. Once we get that, things will be easier. The other hard part is meal planning. I have never been a really good cook and I am not much interested in planning (unless someone does it for me). Adding in the fact that our meals now have to be low fat and sodium, it knocks out many of our favorites and my old standbys. Have you studied the labels on foods for sodium content? Some things are nearly all salt! Who knew? Well, I did know it - but I ignored it. I can't do that anymore!
Meal planning is not easy, it takes time and creativity. I'm getting better at it, but it has only been 3 days....LOL. This morning, we had cereal with banana and no-fat, lactose-free milk, with English muffins. For lunch, we had chicken salad I made this morning with left-over grilled chicken from last night. I didn't have celery, but I used slivered almonds in it for crunchiness, and sliced grapes and hard-boiled egg. I mixed it with only 1 tablespoon of Duke's mayo (not exactly low fat!) and a touch of honey-mustard salad dressing. It was better than I thought possible. Coupled with a cup of home-made vegetable soup, it hit the spot. Dinner was salad and spaghetti, made with ground round (which I washed of the fat after cooking, before I added it to the sauce. I admit to using bottled sauce, since good sauce is not in my repertoire. I limited the serving amount, to minimize the sodium consumption. The salad dressing was fat free and dessert was a special treat to reward him: a slice of the Friendship cake and a small dollop of Blue Bunny turtle sundae ice cream. Heavenly!
Now, pray tell, what am I going to do tomorrow???