December 07 - down about 23 pounds.....
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| current weight: 173.0
Sorry to read of your pinched nerve. I had to go through a pinched nerve in my upper back/neck TWICE last year and it was no fun. Chiropractic didn't help at all. I ended up going to a physical therapist and that finally helped, but it took sooo long. I can really sympathize with the pain and frustration. Big HUGGLES to you and hope they get you fixed up soon.
2869 days ago
Sorry - for the vitamin survey on the question that asked "How many Vitamins are in the B group?" the correct answer is EIGHT.
B7 (Biotin) aka Vitamin H! – MAYA pointed this out to me – and YES, I did have it listed!
2894 days ago
Thanks for participating in the Vitamin Survey. Below are the correct answers. The ones with an * are those that you missed.
* Vitamin _D_ is known as “the sunshine vitamin”.
* _Folic Acid (B9), Thiamine (B1) and Ascorbic Acid (C) _ are vitamins.
_Potassium and Zinc_ are minerals, not vitamins.
* There are _7_ “B” vitamins:
B1 – (Thiamine) B2 – (Riboflavin) B3 – (Niacin) B5 – (Pentothenic Acid) B6 – (Pyridoxine, pyridoxal phosphate) B-9 – (Folic Acid) B12 – (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin _K (Phytonadione)_ sole purpose is to clot blood.
* Fat soluble vitamins stay in your body for _up to 6 months_.
* The human body can make _Vitamin D (specifically, D3 aka cholecalciferol) _.
CALCIUM is not a vitamin – it is a mineral.
The body cannot absorb _iron_ without Vitamin C.
* _Magnesium and Calcium_ will actually help in RELAXING and FALLING ASLEEP.
* _Zinc_ is required for the body to convert vitamin A into its active form.
2895 days ago
Thank you for participating in the Carbohydrate Survey. Below are the correct answers. The ones with an * are the ones that you missed.
Simple carbs are mostly sugars which burn quickly. True
Complex carbs help to keep your blood sugars level resulting in longer lasting energy. True
* Fresh fruits are __simple__ carbohydrates.
Fresh vegetables are __complex__ carbohydrates.
You should limit your "sugars" to _10__ % of your total calories.
Refining (seen on your nutrition label as "refined wheat" or "enriched") normally removes the bran and the germ, leaving only the endosperm.
Without the bran and germ, about 25% of a grain’s protein is lost, along with at least seventeen key nutrients.
A "1 ounce serving" of grains is: 1/2 cup cooked rice, bulgur or pasta 1/2 cup dry oats 1 ounce dry pasta, rice or other dry grain 1 slice bread 1 small muffin (weighing one ounce) 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes
A minimum of _3_ servings of whole grains is recommended for a "healthy diet" (for everyone over 9 years of age).
You did GREAT! There will be a series of posts regarding Carbohydrates when I close out this survey next week.
2900 days ago
Welcome to Spark Georgia-The Official Team. I am the team leaders to offer motivation and support. Come by the team board and check out the topic board. Feel free to jump in at anytime.
There is so many resources’ here at Spark People that you can learn about your health. I have learned so much by just reading the article. This is a learning process, we have to train ourselves new ways of feeding our bodies the right nutrients, etc.
At the Spark Georgia-The Official Team we have a Question and Answer thread if you have questions or even find the answer. If you haven’t already introduced yourself come by that thread and let us know where you’re from. We have great plans for the team and are in the process of planning a Spark Georgia Rally! This will give you a chance to meet others on the Spark Georgia team along with your leaders. See the details on the Georgia Spark Rally Forum or email me and I will send you the links.
About me I joined Spark People last April and so far I have lost a little over 40 pounds. I live in Villa Rica, Georgia with my DH and four boys. My family has been very supportive through this journey. I am also the leader of another team called Spark Power here at Spark People. If you need anything please let me know.
Everyone one tease’s me about my dance I do if someone does well so if you see it you know that I have gotten excited! So I am sure excited you’re a part of the team.
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I am looking forward to getting to know you better, hope to see you in the posts!
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
2905 days ago