I can't believe that I started Spark People in 2010. It looks like I bounced back in here in 2012 but that was a short stay!.. Well it is time again to recharge myself and my mind on how to stay healthy for good.. My health actually has been very good. The weight didn't all come back but it inched up there slowly. I realize what I need is to learn more about healthy choices. And to use our trackers. I have not done well with thinking off the top of my head :) So here I am back again and ...
I can't believe that I started Spark People in 2010. It looks like I bounced back in here in 2012 but that was a short stay!.. Well it is time again to recharge myself and my mind on how to stay healthy for good.. My health actually has been very good. The weight didn't all come back but it inched up there slowly. I realize what I need is to learn more about healthy choices. And to use our trackers. I have not done well with thinking off the top of my head :) So here I am back again and hopefully to stay a bit longer and learn a whole lot more. I have always enjoyed this site and will be encouraging others to join.
To walk 3+ miles a day 5 days a week. To always reach for the healthy choices. To write in my gratitude journal every day.
To do a good cardio work out during the day and a nice yoga workout before going to bed at night 5x a week
I will track my food everyday.
I will write in my journal each day.
I am working towards a healthy heart and to improve my circulation.
I do the walking videos and I am considering ordering some dance videos. The goal is to be strong and healthy so I can be more active during the warmer months
My name is Ronie. I live in Oregon with my Husband. My children are grown. I enjoy getting together with family and friends. My husband and I love to cook and I am pouring over the SparkRecipes to find some good healthy choices that he will love to!
We moved to the beach in 2004 and love it. We bought a house and have been having a wonderful time fixing it up and writing down great ideas for future projects
I like to do things with my hands. I like to crochet. I taught myself thread and filet crochet I also taught myself to knit 'Something' about 4 years ago. I have made my socks that I wanted to do and I learned to use DPN's then I am glad that I did.. because now I am knitting beautiful lace and enjoy that more than anything. I knit and crochet evenly.. I usually have one or two projects going at a time in each of those crafts
I am adding nuts.. since I have issues with some I think I will make my own mix. I am going to the tracker now to play with some numbers to see if I can make a 'Snack' size amount that is between 100 and 200 calories. I am not sure what I will end up doing but I will give it a good try
The blood tests are not always accurate either, according to everything I've read and what my doctor swears to. People who have had negative blood tests turn up positive with the biopsy. I'm sure you are right and the "things he could do but didn't want to go there yet" is what I'm talking about.
I think you are going to find you are like many of us who don't want to risk the expense and potential injury of an invasive procedure to find out what we already have discovered from dietary changes. We cut down on or get rid of the wheat, gluten, processed foods and we are better.
The more gluten I get rid of the better I feel but it is really hard to be gluten free and I don't know if I can ever achieve it. You may just be gluten sensitive but my doctor insists I have celiac disease. I don't know but then I may be in denial. No one who loves food wants to be as restricted as this is. Not that I don't love the foods I'm allowed to have - I love FRESH fruits, veggies, meat, fish, eggs, healthy fats, seeds, nuts but I am not over the lure of some really bad things. I have come far in that I no longer want things like doughnuts and can pass on pie crust but it's still hard. I cheat and I suffer - literally. Not very mature of me nor brave. I'm slowly trying to change too.
The skin tests are only accurate for allergies which is not the same thing as celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. I came up negative on allergies to wheat too. The only accurate test for gluten problems, according to my doctor, is a biopsy through endoscopy and I didn't want that. Gluten is in so many processed foods - that's why I'm trying to get away from them. He doesn't think it's necessary because I have 10 out of 10 symptoms and they go away when I am gluten free.