Drink More Water With The Plant Nanny App

Drink More Water With The Plant Nanny App

I love virtual pets. I had four Tamagotchi/Giga Pets on a keychain when I was a kid–and they were all taken care of–and I could play Sims through the apocalypse. A few days ago, I decided to add a new virtual pet to my phone, and I found the Plant Nanny app. I was immediately drawn to the cute plants and their gooey eyes. Reading the description, I learned that you water the plant when you give yourself water. So not only would I receive an adorable virtual plant, but I would also be forced to take care of myself so my plant wouldn’t die. Best of all, it’s FREE! Win-Win-Win! I downloaded the app, put in my weight info, chose the devil’s ivy, and named it Little Green.

When I woke up the first morning, I had a splitting headache. I tried getting more sleep, but that only numbed it a little. So, I rolled out of bed and popped some aspirin. While getting breakfast ready for the kiddo, I checked on Little Green and noticed he was wilted and yellowish. I immediately gulped down a big glass of water.

Little Green didn’t stop wilting until I had five glasses of water down, and maybe it was a coincidence, but that was also around the time my headache finally went away (hours later). It was like Little Green had become a visual representation of what was going on with my body.

That’s not all, however, the next day I was surprised to learn that you can level up in the game! Little Green was growing!

From the many different plants to choose from, fancy pots, and even different backgrounds, this game is super cute and versatile, and it will get you hydrated. Ever wonder how much water you were drinking? I still haven’t made it to eight cups in a day. I wonder what will happen to Little Green if I do.

Check out Plant Nanny for iPhone

Check out Plant Nanny for Android

A Visit to the Doctor

A Visit to the Doctor

© Lina Forrester

After a few years, I finally have a new primary! She’s a nurse practitioner and she rocks!

My old doctor was crabby, and just plain rude. She mocked me at one point when I finally¬†got the courage to come in for PPA/PPD and I burst into tears right there in the middle of her office. Needless to say, I was more than relieved when she left the practice. But, since I’m rarely sick, I didn’t need a new one until now.

I had to discuss my medication, Lexapro, as my neurologist refuses to “own” it. I take it for my depression/anxiety that, despite my kid now being four years old, is still lingering enough to ruin whole days. Read more

Why Go Vegan?

Why Go Vegan?

I think last year if someone told me I would be going Vegan in July 2017, I’d be pretty startled. I mean, I haven’t always been a carnivore, and my anxiety disallows me to ever really enjoy meat, but I do like my hard-boiled eggs, my cheese, and my yogurt.

I would have wondered if future Lina was doing the right thing. Was she being healthy? How was she not starving? Was she eating weird stuff like tofu and tempeh and seaweed? Read more