Saturday, November 02, 2013
....I came across this:
No. It wasn't Kathie Lee that made me look at the magazine. It was the top left side saying---"Cure for Tired + Achy"---what? That's me! There's a cure? So of course I had to buy it.
The article is on page 38. Page 1:
Now page 2:
So, of course we can't read the article with my scan. I'm sorry about that, however check their website or go snoop through the magazine in the store, but read the article at least. I'm adding this to my regiment of supplements and such in the mornings. I'm constantly fighting a cold, constantly tired and always taking ibuprofen. And regardless of the fact that I'm taking energy vitamins, I still need an energy drink in the afternoon. They've become my friend lately. Matter of fact, Xyience Cherry Lime is being ingested now!
Here's a list from wikipedia of the top cruciferous veggies: Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae). These vegetables are widely cultivated, with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli and similar green leaf vegetables. The family takes its alternate name (Cruciferae, New Latin for "cross-bearing") from the shape of their flowers, whose four petals resemble a cross.
Here's an actual list:
Chinese broccoli (gai-lan)
Rapini (broccoli rabe)
chinese cabbage, napa cabbage
turnip root; greens
wrapped heart mustard cabbage
mustard seeds, brown; greens
mustard seeds, white
mustard seeds, black
As I was going through this, I eat about 4 or 5 of these veggies. Broccoli has become a favorite of mine. Cauliflower is a definitely hit! Cabbage is ok, horseradish is awesome, radishes are good. Kohlrabi I believe is the same one I grew up with in the summer time---it's delicious---and I'm curious about the broccoflower. Is that a mix between broccoli and cauliflower? If so, then I've seen it. Gonna have to try it!
I don't know if it'll help anyone else but it might be something to look into. I'll let you know on the 3rd of December the difference in a month.
Friday, November 01, 2013
So, some of you many know that I've got this thing that happens randomly where the connectors between my sternum and my ribs get inflamed. It's happening again this year. The swelling is painful and feels like a constant heart attack. This happens to women more than men. I have a theory. My chesticles are of good size and while my hubs likes this, I am not liking this so much. What can help reduce the pain? Less chesticles!
I've made a commitment (along with my hubs and his wife) with my friend Joe who was told by his doctor that he needs to lose 30-40 pounds or he's going to die-- (heart problems, not heavy just overweight) -- that we'd do it with them. So, in order for me to do any real working out besides walking, I've got to start losing weight immediately. My chiropractor really wants me to do a 5 or 6 SMALL meals a day plan with protein, meat and veggies only. 3 meals of meat and veggies and 2 snacks of protein shakes. He wants me to avoid sugar at all costs.
I've just bought all my veggies. Got the steak, onion, and peppers cooking in the crock pot for fajitas as one of my meals. The next step is meal planning. I am going to boil some eggs and cook up some chicken or turkey for salads for another meal. Beef stew is on the agenda for next week as we're going to be getting really cold and snowy. Chili soup might be a good option too.
As for my salads I call them veggie bowls. I make a huge salad with lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli (not this time, way too expensive today at the store!!), tomatoes, boiled eggs, a meat of some kind, onion, and now I'm adding butternut squash cubes to the mix as it's fall and a nice colorful addition to the salad! It takes me a long time to eat them because of all the chewing I have to do, but they're worth it. I add enough protein that I'm not all that hungry either.
Protein shakes with no sugar. Chocolate is my favorite. My chiro doesn't want me to eat any fruit as it's got natural sugar in it, which will actually kick in the other addiction in my body for bad sugars. (Does that make sense?) So, no fruit for quite some time until my body can lose that sugar addiction.
By putting this plan into action I should see some pretty good changes within a month's time. I've not started yet, but I'm starting on Sunday November 3rd. I've got to get a few more things at Sam's Club before I can officially start. I'll post my numbers on Sunday morning as my kick off. I track my chest (under the chesticles), neck, arms both upper and lower, legs both upper and lower, hips, waist, and weight.
The plan is to make sure I walk at least 20 minutes a day while doing this so I can really get some good benefits out of this. Plus walking works me up to running, where I eventually want to be.
Time to attack back and take my health back under control!
Monday, October 21, 2013
I've been working on this blog for a while now. It's taking a long time to find all the words and feelings I want to convey.
I've discovered some extremely hard truths about myself. These are the worst parts of me and I hate to even think about them. However, once I put them into the world I know I can CONTINUE to work on myself and self improvement.
1. I'm the Queen of procrastination. I'll procrastinate on the stupidest things. Taxes, bills, exercising, and household chores are just a few. But guess what? They're the basics. The main things to get through life. Why do I procrastinate? I HATE DOING THEM.
MY INTERNAL PSYCHOANALYSIS: Your mother was perpetually late for everything. She was always working so much and doing things that this made her late. My bff is in this same situation. She's always late as she's been working, being productive. BUT they are/were always late. I cannot stand being late. If I'm to be somewhere at 7:00pm and I arrive at 6:55 my hands sweat and I'm nervous the entire way there cause I'm late. That's how much I hate being late.
Note: my house isn't messy, just not super cleaned. I don't like a sloppy house either, but I don't go out of my way to dust at all.
Translation: My thinking was to not do any work because you'll be late. This turned into me being 41 years of age with a major rebellion that I JUST figured out. SERIOUSLY???? It's pathetic yes, but jeepers I didn't think that was buried inside my head!
2. I'm majorly disorganized. As much as I hate this one, it haunts me daily. I've been working on this one for years. At best I'm marginally organized. Courtesy of only having 1,176 square feet in my home I'm a minimalist. I hate clutter and mess. As long as I can walk through it's perfect.
MY INTERNAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:Kudos to you for working on this one, it's taking you years and daily struggles to get to where you are now. I'm proud of you for getting to this level. Now to increase it. What steps are you going to take?
A. Calendar at home and on your phone with EVERYTHING on it. School and work schedules, bill due dates--complete with balances and amts pd--,schedule time to pay those bills too, extracurricular activities, and anything else that needs to be put on the calendar.
B. The first part of any task will be the part that you DON'T LIKE TO DO. Why? Cause the stuff you like to do or need to do will be the second part and will definitely get done too, just last because the worst part is already done and not procrastinated on.
C. Give Rod (hubs) an update on what's been paid and when. This way we're both on the same page and no questions need to be asked.
3. I get irritated extremely easily.
MY INTERNAL PSYCHOANALYSIS: With the steps outlined above maybe this will help to get you to the point where you're not so irritated/upset. It seems to happen when you're rushing around. Stop, slow down, and get yourself together before you react.
4. After re-reading this for corrections and edits, it hit me that I'm perfectly okay with mediocrity.
MY INTERNAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:This alarms me on all levels! Seriously? Mediocrity is not acceptable and you need to work for more/better. What do you want to work for? Where do you want to go in your life? Are you just lazy?
5. I'm lazy. I will do what is minimally acceptable, or just enough to get by. I will only go the extra mile in relationships for my friends/family. I won't do it for myself.
MY INTERNAL PSYCHOANALYSIS:Um. HELLO???? BUELLER???? You really need to get rid of this attitude. It's not healthy at all. This attitdue will get you absolutely nowhere in life and take your family down with you. The worst case scenario? Shari is following in these footsteps. We cannot allow this to happen anymore. this is unacceptable behavior!!
FLYLADY.NET will help you with the house. The work ethic behind it will help you establish patterns and rhythms in other areas of your life as well.
I hold these truths to be self-evident and hard core. It was hard to realize #1, the rest weren't so bad. However it was still hard. I've been working on all of this, some longer than others, but the point is I'm working on them all now. Is it too much? No way. It's important pieces that HAVE to happen to get me where I want/need to be in my life.
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