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Feeling Blah Today

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I'm feeling blah today. Perhaps it's because it is cloudy today, I don't know. I do know that I'm going to take the dogs for a walk, make sure that I drink plenty of water and crazy as it sounds eat. I just realized that it is dinner time and I'm not even hungry. I will have lean protein and a salad. I'm also tired so I will go to bed at a reasonable hour. Tomorrow I will feel a lot better!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 2/26/2012 7:42PM

    Oh, how I wish I could not be hungry at meal time!

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L*I*T*A* 2/26/2012 6:28PM

    some days are like that...
may tomorrow bring some cheer....
blessings and hugs......lita

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JILLITA55 2/26/2012 6:07PM

    Take a look at all of the flowers you have on your site and enjoy that. Hopefully that will help you feel better. the flowers are beautiful. The Lord gave you those flowers.

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The Sugar and Salt Connection

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I made an interesting discovery as I began to read more food labels. Many things that are heavy on sugar are also heavy on salt. I knew about salad dressings, canned goods, frozen meals, cheese and other dairy products. What I had never looked closely at were energy bars, cereal, baked goods and sweets. Depressing but true is the reality that most things that you buy at the grocery store contain sodium and high fructose corn syrup. One way I can get away from them is to make my own food and to eat more fresh fruits and veggies. Then, I know for sure what is in my food. It may take a little longer to prepare but I'm worth the effort!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 2/28/2012 8:50AM

    you got that right

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DONNABRIGHT 2/27/2012 9:25AM

    You're so right. I very rarely use prepackaged or canned food anymore. If I use canned I rinse the salt off. I'm even starting to make my own salad dressings and it is not as hard as I thought it would be.

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L*I*T*A* 2/26/2012 11:57AM

    for me the sodium was the real shocker...
in so many things hidden and unexpected
i have been tracking it for a few years now....
best to make you own food when you can...
blessings and hugs.........lita

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AMANDAJCD 2/26/2012 8:01AM

    Yeah, it's been a real wake-up call since I started tracking my sodium a few months ago. I mean, I knew that pre-made foods tended to have more sodium in them, but how much more was certainly a shock! Now I have all these wretched canned soups I can't bring myself to eat... drat it.

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Love/Hate Relationship With My Scale

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eek! I got on the scale this morning and my weight is up again. I'm thinking it is perhaps due to salt because that is usually what it is. However, combined with my fatigue, it may be my thyroid, again. Sigh, I guess it's time to call my doctor. I keep putting it off because I'm waiting for my body to stabilize since I've just come off two migraine medications that speed up my thyroid. My clothes are still fitting the same, thank goodness, so my scale doesn't rule my progress. I just feel frustrated today so it's time to take some action. I'm going to do the following:
1. Look at sugar content more carefully on the foods that I eat - especially added sugar/ corn syrup
2. Call my doctor and tell him I'm not feeling any better
3. Give myself a break and use other measures besides the scale to measure my progress
4. Focus on reducing my sodium intake
5. Reward myself for my efforts with a non-food reward

  
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REDII2LOSE94 2/23/2012 2:30PM

    thats a great plan

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L*I*T*A* 2/23/2012 2:25PM

    awesome plan!!!
blessings and hugs...........lita

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DONNABRIGHT 2/23/2012 2:14PM

    Sounds like you have the issue well under control.

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COMEONMA 2/23/2012 2:13PM

    Great plan! You've listed everything that will eventually make a huge difference in your life.
wonderful !!

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Feeling A Little Better Today!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm feeling a little bit better today - finally! I'm still tired but not the burning fatigue that I've been experiencing for the last two weeks. We got some rain the other day so perhaps that has helped my allergies because the rain washed the pollen out of the air. Whatever it is, I'll take it. I did 120 minutes of water exercise both yesterday and today. After I finish here, I'm going to rest and read.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 2/22/2012 7:06PM

    My allergies are not any better but glad to hear yours are. We finally got some rain up this end of the county tonight so I hope it helps.

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MZZCHIEF 2/22/2012 3:38PM

    Good to hear that your allergies are in remission, hope that lasts for ya!

You are living up to your moniker, Aquagirl, that's an impressive amount of time to be in the pool!

: )
Mzzchief

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L*I*T*A* 2/22/2012 2:04PM

    great that you are feeling better.....
some weeks are like that....
good for you working at it and not giving up...
blessings and hugs...........lita

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Cutting Back On My Exercise

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm still feeling tired but I went to water aerobics class this morning anyway. The water was warm and we had a substitute teacher because our regular teacher is sidelined with an injury. We did interval training today and really got our heart rates up. It was great. I did an additional 40 minutes of jogging and strength exercises beyond the class. My total for today is 85 minutes, which is cut way back from my usual 120-150 minutes. My goal is to see if I've been over exercising and causing myself to get too fatigued. We'll see.

  
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LUZITAE 2/29/2012 12:11AM

    I agree with the fellow Sparkpeople. Take it easy for a bit. Hope you feel better.
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L*I*T*A* 2/20/2012 10:46PM

    with some rest you will feel much better....
i too have had to modify things from time to time....
all the best...
blessings and hugs......lita

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Comment edited on: 2/20/2012 10:46:30 PM

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DONNABRIGHT 2/20/2012 5:05PM

    I hope this works for you and you feel better soon.

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