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Track that food and those vitamins

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today I started looking more carefully at the vitamins that I'm getting from my food and from my supplements. emoticon emoticon emoticon The nurse gave me information yesterday about calcium and vitamin D in foods and supplements. I am trying to follow the guidelines that she gave me as well as track a lot of other nutrients. I still need to watch my calcium, sodium and potassium intakes and try to get them in balance. I'm also having trouble getting enough healthy fat and enough carbs during the day. I have spent so much of my life avoiding fats and carbs that this is a daily challenge to get them into a nice balance. I'm kind of taking a scientific approach for right now - at least until I can balance it without running to the food tracker to see what I've eaten so far every day. Since I'm math/science orientated in my thinking anyway, this should be a good approach for me. (retired math teacher) It will also require me to do more purposeful eating which I need to do anyway. I'm looking at it as a challenge. Last night I ate a cup of dried apricots and boy did my potassium and my fiber go up! This morning I added Greek yogurt to my breakfast (it was like having cheese cake - yum!) with some toast. It helped boost my calcium intake a bit. I also had a Pure Protein bar , salad and an apple for lunch which helped with my overall vitamin intake. I'm still way low on carbs and fats so this afternoon I'll have some popcorn with some Smart Balance Light on it. I think I'll make sure that I have leafy greens for dinner (good source of calcium and vitamins) along with my regular dinner. I can' t wait to see what my totals turn out to be for the day. For desert I'll have frozen low fat vanilla yogurt. This will boost calcium too. This tracking could be fun!!!

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CINNIEMAY 2/12/2009 6:43PM

    I wished I would make the time to track my foods!

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/11/2009 4:13PM

    Once again, I am in AWE of you!

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NVR2HEALTHY 2/11/2009 2:01PM

    I thought I was the only person that finds tracking fun, I love watching my nutrition totals. I make my own yogurt, cottage cheese, chunky vegetable salsa, & granola. This allows me to cut down sodium & nasty preservatives. I get most of my carbs through vegetables; a favorite dish of mine is roasted root vegetables, sometimes I have it as a snack. Yum!

Have fun tracking!

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Today is a great day.....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today has been a great day! The sky was a clear blue, the temperature was mid 70's and the sun was shining. I went to the osteoporosis doctor today. (I don't have it yet but we're taking preventative measures) The nurse was impressed with what I told her about Spark People. She wrote down the web address and said she'd like to see what SP is all about. She was also impressed with the way I've been eating. We looked at the intake of vitamins and minerals in my diet. I track everyday so I could tell her exactly what I've been eating. She thought that I have a very healthy diet! For some reason I felt really proud of myself. I've been keeping track of my vitamin/mineral intake as well as sodium, fats, protein and carbs. I'm hoping to be approved for IV Boniva instead of taking pills which are hard on my stomach. I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!

On my way home, I stopped by Beall's and got some pool shoes that were on sale. I can't wait to get back into the water!!! Just getting out and doing errands today was wonderful. I'll take it easy again tomorrow and work on my journal and rest my foot. On Thursday I have another doctor's appointment so I get to go out again. YES!!! It sure helps my mood and sense of independence!
It was definitely a great day. emoticon

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NVR2HEALTHY 2/11/2009 12:18PM

    I absolutely think the nutritional tracker is one of Sparkpeoples greatest tools. You have a great deal to be proud of. You are on a healthy journey and it sounds like you're going to be bringing some guests. WooHoo for spreading the Spark! Your positive strides are an example of how beneficial Spark can be. Congratulations!

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/11/2009 1:25AM

    You should be proud of yourself! Obviously you have really impressed your nurse with your accomplishments so far. WTG!

I am so glad you are starting to feel better! It sounds like a GREAT day and you are long overdue . KEEP HEALING FOOT!! We want to happy dance through our day!

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Out and About

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Doing my chores yesterday left me free to go and photograph things for my husband and help him take inventory at his warehouse today. First I'm going to make us a healthy breakfast. Second, I'll pack several healthy snacks and some water to take with us. I won't forget to take my camera bag and some extra batteries. I'll also bring a book to read just in case I finish early with my part. This will keep me from getting bored and eating mindlessly. Maybe I can also take a walk around the parking lot before hubby is finished with his part. It should be a very creative day for me with setting up the shots etc. and I should be able to get in a little exercise too.

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CINNIEMAY 2/9/2009 12:02AM

    Sounds good

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/8/2009 12:07PM

    " if you fail to plan to fail."

You are on your way to total success....what a good plan!

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Saturday, February 7th

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Today I'm going to bite the bullet and do some long overdue chores. Hubby's at work and the dogs are napping a bit. I'll just catch up on a few things - doing so helps me feel more in control of my life. I'm feeling good today too. I'll do my weight routine once my chores are out of the way. That should warm me up a bit. It's still fairly cool today for Florida. Maybe we'll get some much needed rain. My flowers could use it.

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/7/2009 1:18PM

    I want flowers! My flowerbeds are under three feet of snow or more. SIGH I hope you get the necessary rain.

Sounds like a good day to me....enjoy it all.

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TGIF -It's a Great day!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Here it is, Friday already! Where has the week gone? Spark People has really helped me to constructively fill my days since I hurt my foot. emoticon! Hubby is going to take me to Wal Mart again so I can get out of the house and walk around. I can really use the exercise. How many times can I vacuum the house in order to move around? Crutch vacuuming is going to become a new Olympic event! Crutch walking in circles in the living room just doesn't cut it! Only 16 days to go until the doctor x-rays my foot and tells me when I can get out of this boot! But who's counting? lol

Have a great weekend everyone! We can do this!!! YES WE CAN!!!! emoticon

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/6/2009 5:50PM

    LOL I am counting down the weeks till April. SEVEN to go, right?

Enjoy your time out of the house. I LOVE your positive attitude through all of this.

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