DOTSLADY   68,806
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
DOTSLADY's Recent Blog Entries

Been there, done that, GOT THE T-SHIRT! 1st 5K-WooHOO!

Saturday, May 15, 2010



I forgot to go to last week's 5K at the zoo, so I hunted online Thursday night for another opportunity to earn a t-shirt, aka my emoticon. I figure I've been walking far and wide for four years; that I could probably do it, that I deserve one. :) I missed the deadline but the race was rain or shine, so I showed up anyway and paid an extra $5 or $25 total for the privilege to walk amongst many other stories.

Things I thought about along the way:

1. Outta the gate: I have to pee.
2. I wish I'd have eaten. Hmm, I brought an apple, banana, and a slice of spinach frittata pie, and it sure would be good right now. Huff.
3. Follow the crowd, it's easier than I thought. Course, I'm walking. And it's only the beginning. Did I stretch? Dang. No.
4. emoticonControl the dog. How cute is that? I got to bring my walking pal on my first 5K. She's not socialized very well, and she drools from excitement. All those other dogs/smells! emoticon Thank goodness she's a pretty good walker, though. "See Spot Run" run to raise $ for a 'no-kill' shelter.
5. This is so foreign to me. I would never have done this as a youth because it wasn't something ever introduced to me. I wanted to introduce it to DD, but pooky didn't want to go (she would have been a drag anyway - no drags allowed!). I'm now glad I don't have to listen to her. It'd be so fun if DH was here: he's cool and encouraging. emoticon It's okay. I'm doing it alone. I'm relying on myself. Keep going.
5. I don't want to let that older person beat me. emoticon
6. Glad I slept well, but wish I'd have slept longer.
7. Glad I'm wearing new, white sockets. White socks are a big pleasure in my life. They make me happy. Why doesn't SP have a white sock goodie? They need one so SP peeps can goodie me w/it. lol I'm grateful for Enell sports bras (the ones on BL. Cha-ching expensive so the girls are coralled at all times). I wished I'd have worn shorter pants. Chug-a-lug. Puff.
8. Legs are feeling like Oprah's. Puff. What do I mean? I remember she said her legs felt like tree trunks when she runs sometimes ... no energy. See #2 above. I ate a lot yesterday preparing for today? I should read more about this ... lol. Actually, I think it's because I lack serotonin. If you are depressed and don't have energy, where's "it" supposed to come from? Ex-er-cise helps!
9. emoticon"Ex-er-cise, Ex-er-cise, Ex-er-cise to thin those thighs" ... singsonging ...
10. What? A hill? oy. Get into rhythm, Dots.
11. Wait, the Jen dog has to tinkle. emoticon Wait, she's tripping up another runner. Oops.
12. I need a job. What to do after being outta commission so long and with no skills anymore? I said this wouldn' t happen to me, that I'd be different. Outta the mouth of a babe. emoticon I like being with people. I need people. People (sing song), People who need People. I need to work.
13. Are we done yet?
14. Ah, how sweet, I'm in the dust of an 8 yr old. emoticon I encourage her. Her legs are shorter than mine.
15. Water. Could use some. Look how far away it is. Got one dixie cup. Need more on return. Stop at table for two more. Not enough. Feeling the heat.
16. Very heavy girl passes me up to tell water-people that she's going on to do the 10K (good for her!) ... should I try, too? No. Don't be rushing. It has been four years though ... next time, okay? I want to know her story.
17. Perfect weather! Oh thank you so much for the overcast, cool, low 60s. emoticon
18. Feeling blood sugar go down. Can tell my face is red. I hate when that happens. Why does that happen to some people? Rosacea?
19. I'm glad I forgot my Garmin. I just want to be surprised at the end. Where is it btw?
20. I wish I knew how much longer. I like knowing my route. Seems easier. Relax. Go with the flow. Enjoy this. Breathe.
21. Jen needs to tinkle again - good thing I brought the leash with a 25 ft. lead. Just a pause.
22. Running through running buses on both sides of the street - gag me - their exhaust is putrid. Cover face w/shirt and try to not gag. Honest. I read somewhere that people w/low serotonin gag easier and it explained so much. My old orthodontist boss told me he thought gaggers had control issues ... I'm gonna have to email him!
23. WoW - look at the person pushing someone in a wheelchair. I want to beat them! lol
24. Oh emoticonJen has to poo. Stop to clean up and luckily find garbage on the route to finish line.
25. There it is ... wow, the finish looks big and official, and 'I'm' gonna cross it. Lungs are a bit wheezy (new experience) now. WWTBLC do? (BL contestants): PUSH, lift those dragging feet! A man is high fiving people on the way in. I gather strength to give him my two free fingers from leash. I wanted a high five. :) I also wanted to puke. Don't puke. Need food.
26. Another lady and I are jockeying for the line. She's older and wants to win. I'm cuter, and I let her. emoticonThe 10K-ers are coming in. Whoa! emoticon emoticon
27. WOOHOO, I'm so glad I FINISHED! emoticon I kept wanting to walk at the end cause I didn't care anymore, but I remembered Daris on BL was sorry he gave up on a challenge, and that older lady ahead of me wouldn't let me. (Thanks Whoever You Are, btw!)

They had sports drinks and water, tables of gluteny things (bagels, buns & hotdogs), oranges & bananas. I got myself a banana (perfect) and gave Jen a bite of someone's bagel from the trash until I saw there were hotdogs. It was much easier to vector the dog in a maze of peeps with a hotdog in my hands. I didn't stick around for winners, but I should have seen what it was like.

If the clock time at the end is accurate (how does it know when I started?), I finished in 48.10 = 16 min/mi. My everyday walk can be a 22-30 min mile cause it's really the dog's walk. Personal best anyway. I'm sooo proud of me. I did something athletic and I wasn't 8, 12, or 16 yrs old when I last remember being very active! Hey! I have short legs! lol Your 10,000 steps are my 12,000! A guy took my picture and told me it'd be on the race website for purchase, but I see others online with finish line pics. Not sure I have one, but oh well, you can't picture my emotions quite the same.

BTW - I feel GREAT! My muscles are sore in the GOOD way, not the fibro way. I shall see how they will be tonight/tomorrow. But I can't wait til the next race (w/out the pooch)!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thanks SP and SP peeps. Couldn't and wouldn't have done it without you!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PEACEFULONE 6/19/2010 1:02PM

    WOW!!! Good for you and thanks for sharing the story!

Report Inappropriate Comment
45ANDFIT1 6/13/2010 7:00AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYTW 5/20/2010 11:34PM

  emoticon emoticon You should be proud of your time! I think my first 5K was arount 43 minutes and I was running..well, jogging really! Anyway great job! And the blog was very entertaining!

Report Inappropriate Comment
2CATS2LOVE1 5/20/2010 5:42PM

    emoticonon staying active and doing so for a worthy cause. You go, girl! I mean, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TMBTTLES 5/18/2010 2:39PM

    Congratulations on finishing your 1st 5K! I have never done one either, and I thought it was great to read your thoughts during your experience! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRAN-SOLEIL 5/18/2010 2:15PM

    Way to go! It sounds like a great day. I really loved how you told us everything that was going through your head. It's funny the thoughts we can come up with sometimes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAMMOD 5/17/2010 4:18PM

    You are so entertaining. I love reading your blogs. Congratulations on the 5K - it is really an emotional thing to finish your first one. :) And 15 minute/mile is good timing - especially for walking! I have very short legs as well and yes it is harder for us shorties. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KITTYV1 5/17/2010 10:41AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
JANETX62 5/17/2010 4:24AM

    Congratulation on your acheivement, and yet another brilliant blog, thank you, its such fun to read.I now what you mean about the red face thing, I'm always like a beetroute when exercising.
Best Wishes

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYZHERRA 5/16/2010 7:59PM


Whooooooo! I loved reading about your experience.

Here's to many more to come!


Report Inappropriate Comment
SRV103115 5/16/2010 6:34PM

    Awesome! I love this blog post, I "ran" my first 5k May 2nd myself in Baltimore. It was 'Making Tracks for Celiacs" to raise money for the University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research! I finished in 50:33, and I was so impressed with myself. I know i'm not a runner, but I ran as much as my little short legs could and when I could not run anymore, I walked, then I ran more...

I can relate to so many things you said... I'm not going to let that older person beat me.. I was so mad at myself during my 5k's moms pushing strollers were passing me! Also these two tall older men walked the entire thing at a nice conversational pace for them, but I was running and passing them then they walked and passed me while I was walking. I was busting my butt to go as fast as their long legs glided them effortlessly! The only thing that gave me solace is I burned more calories! HA!

I plan to run another one in June for Colon Cancer, I look forward to finishing it in 49minutes, then the following month i'd like to find one to run to end in 48 minutes, and so on.... Little steps...

Report Inappropriate Comment
AINTSKEERD 5/16/2010 2:37PM

    emoticonContratulations on a new VICTORY! emoticon
Now how are you going to top that? I'm so proud of you! (and your dog) emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OUTOFIDEAS 5/15/2010 11:11PM

    Proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SISTERDOE 5/15/2010 11:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Way to go, Dots! You crack me up... mostly because your rambling thoughts along the way seem alot like the way my brain hums along. My problem is the "fog" that keeps me from remembering them long enough to give others a giggle.

Congratulations! I pray you will still be so psyched that your body won't be "feeling it" tomorrow.

Gentle hugs,

Report Inappropriate Comment
GIRLINBRAZIL 5/15/2010 9:12PM

    Congratulations! I love the list! So glad to see that you got to do this. Been wishing I could do one here where I live!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

    You never cease to amaze me. You did it. Loved the crazy thoughts that run through your head. How many people stop in the middle of the race to clean up dog s---? Only you. LOL. I luv ya, girl. You crack me up.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 5/15/2010 6:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEENER967 5/15/2010 5:54PM

    I l-o-v-e-d your blog! Thanks for making me smile on a day when I was sure I wasn't going to. Your story is inspirational and I wish you the best on your journey to becoming a healthier you! Congrats on your first 5K!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
_COSMOPAULATAN_ 5/15/2010 5:07PM

    Awesome! Congrats on your first 5k!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEANSAUNT 5/15/2010 5:00PM

    That's fantastic! I can't run with my dog - he likes to cross over in front of me too often and I swear is out to kill me. And every tree, bush, random plant we pass is fair game for smelling/marking/chewing.

I walked my first 5K on May 1st, but (hopefully) run my first one on June 5.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KRISMG24 5/15/2010 4:53PM

    You are too funny! Congrats on finishing the 5K. I think you just gave me inspiration to keep training.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Dr. O'Bryan speaks re: hidden gluten sensitivities

Monday, April 19, 2010

I listened to Dr. O'Bryan re: gluten sensitivities last Thursday. He's a chiropractor from Detroit who I believe practices in Chicago. It really was a introduction/primer to learn the hazards of gluten. There wasn't much I didn't already know. The best part was that I got Dd to go with me (kicking and whining) and was surprised she chuckled at his jokes. She perked up when he mentioned social phobias and teens. Then she left the scene to sit in the sanctity of the car until the Q & A was over (because of her social phobia).

Always the best part to me are diagnosis stories, so I'll share one he shared, and I'll try to cut it short.

Aunt _?_ (I forget her name) is pictured on the large screen behind him. She's a well-dressed white- and curly-haired woman in her 80s(?) and you can see the light in her eyes. She's very bony thin. You can imagine her fragility. For most of her life she had elevated liver enzymes at her annual physical. It was brushed aside as "That's just the way you are." Dr. O'Bryan explained that the elevation means that a person is not able to keep up on "cleaning" the liver as it were. Now, at her ripe age, she complained of pains in her stomach area. It was found her liver to be working at 4% capacity. Doctors gave her 1-4 months maybe. Dr. O'Bryan told the family to have her checked for celiac disease. The doctor thought it naive, and said no. Dr. O'Bryan visited her, took the blood himself and sent it to a lab. She was celiac. She went gluten-free and lived another 18 months. (The details may be slightly inaccurate, but that's the gist).

Most of his speech was about establishing the connection between diseases and gluten with published papers from various esteemed medical journals. You can find a lot of them yourself at . If you're interested in a subject 'lupus gluten,' 'scleroderma celiac,' etc, you might find that someone has thought about it, and has studied it, too. Celiac is but only a small part of the gluten sensitivity spectrum. People's causes of death are likely attributed to the wrong disease process and gluten could be the underlying culprit.

One thing he INSISTED upon is that when one goes gluten-free, one should also go dairy, caffeine (yes: no coffee or decaf, yes, you can have green tea), sugar and alcohol free to heal the gut.

He also said that Type I diabetics, caught early enough before beta-cell burnout, can save their pancreas going gluten (dairy, caffeine & sugar)-free. The trick is to catch it. Too often kids are diagnosed when they are 5 or 6 or later, when if they were tested for celiac by age 2, the outcome might be different.

Dr. O'Bryan lecture: , , .


SUGAR info: (sugar-free does not mean fruit-free, btw, unless you have bg or yeast/candida issues. Sugar feeds bad bacteria and causes pain and inflammation. Sugar feeds cancer.)

Reasons to go sugar-free: , Jimmy Moore/Nancy Applegate podcast
Ann Louise on sugar detox:
Dr. Mercola (author, Sweet Deception) interview w/Dr. Johnson (author, The Sugar Fix): (related to high uric acid ie gout & high blood pressure)
Sugar, the Bitter Truth (93mins via Dr. Lustig):
Sugar, the Bitter Truth "The Short Version" (11mins via Sean Croxton):


-Caffeine raises blood pressure and increases cortisol, your stress hormone.
-Continual caffeine is an irritant to your gut lining which creates inflammation; it slows transit in sm. bowel, hastens it in lg. bowel. Your body loses its own ability for motility and becomes dependent on it.
-Caffeine equaling 2.5 cups or more can promote calcium/phosphorus loss via urination, heightening risk for osteoporosis. Too much caffeine causes dehydration via urination and can also upset calcium/magnesium balance to cause kidney stones.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MICHCAT17 6/17/2010 10:00PM

    You wrote: One thing he INSISTED upon is that when one goes gluten-free, one should also go dairy, caffeine (except green tea), sugar and alcohol free to heal the gut.

I have to ask (because I LOVE my cheeses and morning tea), why should one give up all that too? If you give up gluten and you are feeling better - isn't that enough? Obviously I'm still learning about Celiac's and apparently I have a lot to learn. Three weeks into my diagnosis and I finally made an appt with a nutritionist on the 24th.

I'm nervous about what else I'm missing about the diagnosis....


Report Inappropriate Comment
DTCELLO 5/29/2010 4:49PM

    Hi, I feel overwhelmed at the level of knowledge on the "pubmed" site. Is there a site that makes it a little "user friendly"?

Report Inappropriate Comment
JPR-ARTIST 4/29/2010 11:56AM

    I am very interested in this study, and will check in often.
Working at eliminating the white flours.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOODHAPPENS1 4/21/2010 3:52AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
2CATS2LOVE1 4/20/2010 5:20PM

    Thanks for sharing that valuable info. I know that when I go sugar-free I feel so much BETTER! When I do eat sugar my gut feels irritated, gurgles and is very gassy. Not a pretty picture to be sure. I cut the carbs AND the sugar AND the bread and feel fantastic! By the way, Dot, I am reading the NEW DR ATKINS book. It's majorly like the old version but allows a little more freedom. Not as restrictive.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TMBTTLES 4/20/2010 9:43AM

    Thanks for sharing! Great story and the many links that go with it, interesting!

Report Inappropriate Comment
POEKSTER 4/20/2010 2:17AM

    Poor DD to be dragged to an education scene outside the school curriculum emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RANJINI4 4/19/2010 8:03PM

    Wow!Interesting stuff!I am considering going gluten free not only dueto food allergies but because of having A+ve blood group!Thanks for all the info!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALNUT5612 4/19/2010 10:56AM

    That you for sharing!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2010 10:40AM

    Maybe your daughter will be on board now.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JANETX62 4/19/2010 8:28AM

    Thanks for sharing the above information, its very interesting.

Report Inappropriate Comment
C4CHRISTINE 4/19/2010 7:23AM

    Hmm, interesting to see that he insisted on cutting caffeine, sugar adn dairy too. Just for the healing period of forever?

Report Inappropriate Comment

224.4 on Route 66

Monday, April 12, 2010

JUSTJO66 is virtual walking on Route 66 and I caught a blog she posted. I don't know Jo, but I was inspired to take a look at a bit of history after reading her blog. (

The humidity has not hit us yet. It's amazing and beautiful, so I took this as an opportunity to take a few mile ride/walk along Route 66. Here ya go Jo :): This was a big deal when it opened. I had the dog or I'd have gone in. If you need a choice of 500 flavors of soda, this is your place. Unique architecture. The large bottle glows neon at night. You can take a tour here:

The Round Barn ... so it won't blow down in a tornado. So far, so good.

Hillbillees Bed & Breakfast. Lots of history I don't know :P.

"Hi! SP Dots was here!"

Lay's has radar for addicts and is following me??? emoticon

There's lots of this here.

I ate lunch at this closed diner's picnic bench. Thanks. :)

John's Garage grounds.

He's a creative mechanic (this is his Chevy Malibu rebuild), and runs marathons (30+, next one he's guiding a blind person - aw), does Zumba, pilates & yoga all while in grips of RA pain. You never know who you're gonna meet who'll keep you inspired. I try to tell him about grains and pains, but he's skeptical. Hasn't seen a doctor since 1986. He says everything is about your circulation, so keep moving. I said, "I'm working on it!" :)

The end.

Today's weight: 224.4 (down 1)
Calories yesterday: 821 (yikes - got up late, went to bed early. Not hungry til about 4 am!)
Carbs: 82
Fiber: 17
Fat 35
Protein: 48
Walking mins: 36

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JULIE_MAY 4/21/2010 5:20PM

    What great photos! Loved your trip - thanks for sharing! I wish my kiddos liked to take road trips. I saw a lot of road when I was young: Denver to Kentucky to Denver to Seattle with trips to Texas and Minnesota and who knows where else thrown in. I love seeing new things (and old things)!

Comment edited on: 4/21/2010 5:25:56 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
KLEONIKI 4/17/2010 4:14AM

    Thanks for the trip you took me with you!
Great picture, cute mecchanic, funny amusing wording!
love and hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYTW 4/15/2010 9:53PM

  That was great to see for a NYer! I have only been to Vegas and otherwise East Coast only. The man you met is inspiring indeed! At least potato chips are GF! LOL

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARRYB1 4/13/2010 3:41PM

    Loved your Blog! Great Pictures! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAMMOD 4/13/2010 2:42PM

    Great Blog - I want to go to Route 66 now. Hmmm - maybe a summer trip is in order. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MORTICIAADDAMS 4/12/2010 10:31PM

    Hey, I've been there!! On Route 66 but but at the Lays Potato chip truck too - more than anywhere actually. I was addicted to Lays and M&M's. LOL.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 4/12/2010 10:15PM

    Cool Stuff!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

The Diet Cure

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Haven't I blogged about Julia Ross before? Well, it bears repeating.

This is one of those books where when I read something that applies to my own life, something that no doctor has ever explained or helped me with, that I have to take a deep breath and pause. I put down the book because it's too powerful. It has to sink in all this information. Why isn't this talked about more? Why are antidepressants doled out so easily by doctors instead of amino acids and diet revision? Why have I lived a lifetime not knowing this? It drives me crazy ... 'cept this crazy goil ain't gonna reach for the dairy! Nor the refined carbs. Nor the suga, suga.

A lifetime of this is enough. I'm so grateful to understand what I do and to be embarking on a whole new world of possibilities. I have to keep that in focus on my ride. My future. DH had a friend who told him once, "Two big sins are not getting a pension, or not enjoying the one you get." I know I'm only 49, but like Dd growing up, it'll be here before I know it. Since the first half of my life wasn't plummy, by gawd I'm trying to make the second half peachy! Watching my parents not enjoy their retirement age is SAD and flippin' depressing.

*insert great bible verse here* anybody? lol, you know my memory for bible stuff.

Have you heard of Sean Croxton "Underground Wellness"? Besides being highly motivational and awesome (cause I agree with his philosophies based on my own life experiences and reading), he talks about Julia's work/book: . You can watch more Julia Ross videos from that link.

Fibromyalgia legs update: I've been taking two Travacor pills a night since April 7. No headaches, better sleep, but still I feel like I'm awake, if that makes sense. I'm still "thinking." Last night was a bad night for sleep cause I kept having to pee, the dog even wanted to pee and that's unusual. I went to sleep at 11:30p, awakened three times at least to p, let the dog out around 3:30a, and back to sorta sleep til about 10:30a. Granted, yesterday I ate well (salads, protein, fruit), and walked a lot. Put it all together and voila. The serotonin is kicking in because my legs ... while not that "perfect" feeling I had when I initially slammed my brain with Travacor and got the headaches, they are bettterrr in that they're not aching the same way. They still feel heavy and bloated with water, like when you rub a water balloon. But better. I sometimes feel some ham and quad tendons individually like piano wires. . . sore, but bearable. I think it's serotonin related but I don't know how.

I haven't mentioned but my heart palpitations were about nonexistent. But last night my heart was all jumbly. ??

I'm going to try to do what MorticiaAdams (thanks Tish) does and recount my day:

Cals: 1440
Carbs: 159
Fiber: 24
Fat: 54
Protein: 93
Mins walking: 103 (this keeps me outta the kitchen, too)

Sweaty Betty Lost: 3.6 pounds and now is 225.4 emoticon

Edit to add activated links from PWVEGAS: , ,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DIETSAFARI 4/12/2010 2:40PM

    I just read the website, and only taking the aminos has changed my life. Go THE DIET CURE!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TMBTTLES 4/11/2010 10:58PM

    Great Blog! Thanks for the recommending this book it sounds interesting.


Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYTW 4/11/2010 9:27PM

  I have not read this book but I can say I second Morticiaadams comment...when I did suffer depression years ago and if I do now, all it takes is a good run or long, brisk walk to turn it around. They don't call it a runner's high for nothing! emoticon I also have felt tons better making diet changes away from processed foods and going organic. But a pill is way easier...and for me the thing nothing seems to work for is my blood pressure. I am waiting to find something drug free that will help that! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PWVEGAS 4/11/2010 6:59PM

    I bought The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure both by Julia Ross on "used" for about a dollar a piece. Great condition hardcover books. I originally checked them out from the library and read them. The $3.99 shipping was the big expense but I wanted the books for my personal library. Anyway they are older publications so you can get great prices on used copies, some "like new" with just the remainder mark from being returned from bookstores.

JImmy Moore has a couple of great podcast interviews of Julia on his site

Sean (Underground Wellness) is one of my favorites also, here is the link to his actual interview with Julia

Julia Ross is definitely one of my Nutrition Gurus.

Comment edited on: 4/11/2010 7:00:27 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
KLEONIKI 4/11/2010 6:33PM

i have just bought my DIET CURE book , thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Thank you also very much for the youtube link ;the guy is very good and what he says finds me in total agreement.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SMILES4383 4/11/2010 5:49PM

    Nutrition is cheaper....that's why modern medicine doesn't 'prescribe' it.
Pharmaceuticals are BIG MONEY...
But if we go back to the origins of 'modern medicine'
Hypocrites said:
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.

and the Hypocritic Oath which states they are to do no harm.
"I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice."

It's a mixed up world for sure.

Junk food is big business.
Pharmaceuticals are big business.
Chemical enhancers for food is big business.

Looks like you're doing well with your 'new' information.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    A book I have not read. I will have to see if I can find it at Borders or Barnes and Noble when I am there next.

Antidepressants are doled out because patients generally don't want what will really work for them. Exercise actually works better than antidepressants but people come in wanting a miracle pill, not hours of sweat. I've always been highly active and have never been depressed unless I am unable to exercise. Exercise absolutely does work. After I get done working out I feel high. People give up because it's hard at first. And they don't find a way to make it fun.

I'm not sure that your father's friend would make it in this economy because pensions are becoming a thing of the past and are being dropped in my area like hot potatoes. You are lucky if you can find a job here with benefits. Most are full time jobs which are listed as part time jobs to keep from having to pony up the benefits. I know lots of people doing free overtime. And professionals are not immune. The country north of ours dropped health insurance for all employees. People in the business community all over the world are discussing how to drop these freebies. And all other counties are having similar discussions.

re the palpitations. Maybe you got a hold of some caffeine.

Watch your salt since you are up peeing in the night. Salt, HFCS, transfat - all bad.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RENA1965 4/11/2010 2:56PM

    Hang in there emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Deleting Dairy is Not Easy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Evard Munch's 'The Scream' courtesy of Wikipedia

Not to be a drama emoticon, but I'm in a twist about not having yogurt, coffee dairy and cheese in my life. I'm only on my third day. Yesterday I looked at the coffee cup and thought about the canned milk in the fridge. I thought all day yesterday about the unopened Oikos plain yogurt just sitting there needing my attention. I had to take a dose of my own medicine and remember how I was when I quit gluten. Take a big breath, relax already. Retraining thought patterns takes a bit longer, so be patient with myself.

There's a hole in my life and I'm trying to fill it now. Because I'm trying to help Dd navigate a gluten-free world, I've purchased all sorts of gluten-free substitute foods (bread, cookies, breadsticks and because she had her 21st birthday, gf cake & icing). I ate a bit of all of it and that's totally not like me. I took off my weight ticker cause I was gaining and losing the same dang three pounds for a year or more. SP friends were congratulating me on the same pound lost! Well, prior to bday groceries, what I haven't mentioned is that I've finally lost weight.

March 5 - 234.5, April 5 - 225.6 and on a roll.
Bday sabotage April 7 - 227, then 228, 229.4 and whoa, let's stop there.

Between birthday food crap (since thrown in the garbage by Dd of all people - good for her!), and not knowing what to eat to sub for dairy ... I ate her gf substitute foods. I can't help but think about the news piece stating fat friends help keep you fat! SO TWOO! It's okay, though, because this also taught HER the value of my old cupboards (which she'd complain were too bare), the value of real food. She's not a fruit eater, go figure (probably why her triglycerides were 39).

Yesterday, when I wanted my cup of decaf w/half and half, I got a cup of decaf organic tea instead. It really doesn't cut it at this point though. Yesterday, instead of reaching for a yogurt, I ate a mango instead. And another mango, and then a couple of kiwis. I really wanted a banana, but I'm outta bananas .. and I just wasn't satisfied. lol But I did it! I got through another dairy free day. Phew.

My leaky gut thanks me. That's all. I would really like some emoticon with my whine.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TMBTTLES 4/11/2010 11:04PM

    Keep up the great work~! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYTW 4/10/2010 10:38PM

  I am a week dairy and casein free tomorrow! It was hard to give up the cheese! I got coconut milk creamer, almond milk, and coconut milk for coffe and things. They are decent, and I didn't miss my milk TOO much. The vegan cheeses I found are all pretty gross, though. The dog didn't even like em! The good news is my digestive system is better and is on a more normal schedule. I hope it was not really the dairy...I don't wanna give it up forever! emoticon Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    You don't leave yourself with much. You have more will power than I do.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MADAMEAJA 4/10/2010 2:11PM

    I stick mostly with rice and almond milk and add in coconut milk when I want to really rich it up some. But I do eat raw cheeses occasionally and don't have an issue with them. I've been told that the proteins that are changed with homogenation are what causes health problems with dairy, so raw milk and cheeses contain a more digestable protein . . . I'm very suggestible, so I'll go with that. Good luck to you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PWVEGAS 4/10/2010 1:46PM

    I'm a big fan of Coconut Milk of course. I like the extra good fat it adds to my diet.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 4/10/2010 1:42PM

    rice milk is good! (I haven't tried almond milk yet, but want to. I can't have soy)

try looking in your health food refrigerated section for brown rice cheese....I've found it at Kroger. Or almond cheese...or soy cheese, if you can have it.

brown rice ice cream is good, too :) (but not for the waistline...).

I've heard of brown rice yogurt, but they don't sell it here where I live.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    ROFLMBO!! I've always loved that picture though it does mirror my life too often.

I could not live without cheese. And yogurt does help my digestive issues.

They sure have a lot of gluten free foods now. Like you, I prefer real food. LOL.

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 Last Page