Got both doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine!

I got both Pfizer COVID vaccines in January and February 2021! You can tell how I excited I was in the second pic LOL.

As of April 2021, per the site, about 331 million people in the United States have received at least 1 dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. I am happy to say I was one of those 331 million!

Because I’m a Registered Nurse, I was considered Group 1A in both my home state (NJ) and work state (PA) and was offered to receive the COVID vaccine in January. I decided to receive the vaccine in PA since the vaccination site was only a 10 min drive from my job.

I was pretty nervous prior to getting my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. I read online about people having severe allergic reactions, and a few people posted online how some people they knew had other reactions like severe shaking or muscle tremors.

When I reviewed actual study data for the Pfizer COVID vaccine, I saw that overall the vaccine was safe and the majority of people who received the vaccine did well. The study included about 43,000 people, and the most common side effects experienced were fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, pain at the injection site, and fever. Severe side effects were noted in <2% of the study participants. After reading the actual study, I felt much better about receiving the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

I received my first Pfizer COVID vaccine in January, and the only thing I felt was a sore arm for a few days. I felt pretty good otherwise ๐Ÿ™‚ I made a quick video a week after my first vaccine to report on how I was feeling.

My second Pfizer COVID vaccine was in February, and at first I felt ok. The next day, though, I began having quite a few side effects, such as headache, fatigue, nausea, feeling feverish (I used a thermometer and saw I didn’t have a fever), and fatigue. I didn’t feel that great on Day 2, so I took Tylenol and went to bed early that night.

On Day 3 – I felt fantastic and had no more side effects!! (and of course I made a video about how I was feeling on Day 3 LOL) I also made a video 1 week after my second Pfizer COVID vaccine while rolling through the car wash to report that I was still feeling well!

Rolling through the car wash and feeling good a week after getting the second Pfizer COVID vaccine ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to share my experience with the Pfizer COVID vaccine to encourage all of you to get the vaccine, if you’re interested in getting the vaccine.

I felt pretty well after getting both doses, and now I am 95% protected against COVID. The other advantage of the COVID vaccine is that the vaccines greatly decrease the severity of symptoms associated with COVID. In other words, if you get the COVID vaccine and get COVID, you probably won’t get really sick and only experience mild symptoms that you would get if you catch a cold.

As of this writing, it has been 2 months since I got my second Pfizer COVID vaccine, and I still feel great!

Hopefully all of you get the vaccine. If you’re having difficulty finding an appointment to get the COVID vaccine in the United States, I highly recommend visiting these 2 websites. These sites have really helped people I know get appointments:

Please continue wearing a mask, cleaning your hands often and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID (even if you do get the COVID vaccine). Stay safe and stay healthy everyone!

Vegetarian Burger Meal Under 600 Calories!

An absolutely delicious, healthy vegetarian burger meal!

I was craving a hamburger today, but I also wanted to eat something healthy. I decided to make a vegetarian burger meal using my trusty double bin air fryer and wanted to share it with all of you ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your burger craving and eat healthy, I highly recommend trying my vegetarian burger meal. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Cook a frozen vegan burger patty in an air fryer at 350F for 10 minutes. and frozen tater tots at 400F for 12 minutes.
  2. While those two items are cooking, cook an egg sunny side up for a few minutes on medium low heat in a pan. Cover with a lid to help the top part of the egg cook evenly.
  3. Sliced up a tomato and place it on a lightly toasted bun spread with Dijon mustard.
  4. Once the burger patty is done cooking, put it on the bun and carefully place the sunny side up egg on top.
  5. Plate the tater tots came on the side and with a little sriracha.
  6. Finally, enjoy a yummy hamburger meal which is vegetarian and under 600 calories. Absolutely delicious and healthy! Check out the quick video I made below ๐Ÿ™‚
Music by one of my favorite MCs of all time: Nas “Ain’t Hard to Tell”

Covid-19 Treatment Myth

I’ve been reading online some “treatments” people are suggesting to prevent covid-19, which in reality are myths. I talk about one of the myths I read about recently in my latest video. Hint: Hot water is better used for tea or coffee ๐Ÿ˜Š. Stay safe everyone!

Social Distancing in my back yard…beautiful day!

Easy Mediterranean Inspired Healthy Lunch Plate You Can Make in Under 15 Min!

I LOVE Mediterranean food and try to get some Mediterranean food at least once or twice a month. Unfortunately, during the quarantine period, I can’t go out to eat at my favorite spots. To satisfy my craving and put my home cooking skills to use, I came up with this easy, Mediterranean inspired healthy lunch plate that I wanted to share with all of you!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tortilla or 1 wrap
  • 4 tbsp canned black beans
  • 4 tbsp of canned corn
  • Frozen meatballs
  • Hummus
  • Hot sauce or sriracha (optional)

Warm up the tortilla or wrap in a pan with no oil. You can also put the tortilla or wrap in a microwave for about 10-20 seconds.

On your plate, put 4 tbsp canned black beans, 4 tbsp canned corn.

Cook 3-4 frozen meatballs as directed on the package, and cut them up into smaller pieces.

Put 2 tbsp hummus on the side and drizzle with hot sauce or sriracha (optional).

In under 15 min, you have a healthy, filling lunch that has about 500-600 calories and about 20 g of protein! Enjoy!

One of the BEST ways to avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major health concern around the world today. One of the BEST ways to avoid Coronavirus is also the BEST way to avoid the flu – handwashing!

Handwashing often, ESPECIALLY before eating or touching your mouth, nose or eyes, is the best way to prevent getting sick from a virus or bacteria. Currently, theย CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are not near a sink, you can also clean your hands with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, as long as your hands are not visibly dirty.

Check out my videos on handwashing and cleaning your hands with hand sanitizer. The one I filmed in the parking lot was done recently…and I wanted to show off my Philadelphia Eagles lunch bag (go Birds!) haha

The other video was done about 5 years ago on Halloween featuring 2 of my coworkers, Mimi and Julie! Some of the nurses and medical assistants decided we would dress up as Star Trek.

The Halloween Star Trek video was fun because we filmed it unrehearsed and during a brief 5 minute break in between seeing patients, which is why at the end I ran to turn off the camera because we all had patients to see. Not to worry, none of our patients were kept waiting ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you enjoy my videos, and I hope all of you stay safe during the #coronavirus quarantine!

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