Monday, April 02, 2012
I give this gift/link to you today because sharing is caring.
Also, Shaun shared this one with me, which is similar: orthomolecular.webs.com/
Had a nice day today - it was lovely and sunny, with a slight breeze. The grass was mowed yesterday (pic was taken before the mow obviously), the yellow pansies in the yard still look bright and attentive. The daffodils are mostly done and mostly deadheaded. I love just mowed lawns, I'm sure I've mentioned before.
Poor Mr. Squirrel miscalculated a jump and landed on the driveway. I was going to dispose of him, but when I got over to him, the poor guy was still breathing. Aww. He freaked when he saw me, and his tail was screaming for his terrified lil eyes. He finally died overnight, and it was MY day at home today, so Dd had to take care of his remains.
I bought myself a sheer, lightweight blazer in black polka DOTS, because it's the little things that sometimes makes you happy: no cakey por moi. I'm 51 today, so another year of trying to figure me out! Family members in different states, Dh up in Northern Land, and Dd and I here, went to see The Hunger Games. I kinda resented being inside when it was so glorious outside. Dd wants to brush up on her bow skills now. She got one for Christmas a few years ago. Maybe we should have eaten squirrel today - I'm probably not intolerant to it. ha.
I ate a big bag of potato chips (only)(twist my arm) in the first half of the day to see what would happen (ah, there's my version of cakey!). Not much. I tell ya, my blood sugar does not go crazy with potato chips at ALL, and I wake up with normal blood glucose (77), too. Does that just mean that my blood sugar covered my butt so-to-speak? I think so. I'm overusing my pancreas. First, the adrenals, then the pancreas? I best be careful in my experiments. :P I'll tell you WHY I ate those chips later- it's all part of my experiment. That's gonna be one helluva post if I ever get to writing it - a hallelujah moment even - we'll see. It could also be a flop. :P.
Tonight we went to Q-doba for dinner and I had a chicken salad w/lemon, no guac like usual. Why no guac? Later tater. hee hee. It's time for beauty sleep.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
In a hurry today family, but I hope you're able to watch and pass it on. (~1.5 hrs)
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Vit D: 69.1 (good!)
"This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. "You've seen the commercial. Well, this is my cholesterol. This is my cholesterol on potato chips (short story - it got worse):
apoB100-calc: 94 mg/dL(under 109 ref range)
Lp(a): 6 mg/dL (under 10 ref range)
May 16, 2010 (heart attack)/ Sep 29, 2010/ Nov 24, 2010/May 13, 2011/Oct 14, 2011/Feb 1, 2012
Total Cholesterol (less than 200 desirable): 206../191../182.../185.../192Ö/200
HDL (over 60, women over 50): 49../45../57../51../59Ö/56
LDL calculated (under 100 desirable): 142../134../118../(real)100../123Ö/129
Triglycerides (less than 150 desirable): 74../62../34.../65.../49Ö/78
TC/HDL (2.5-4.5 desirable): 2.8../4.2../3.2../2.9../3.3Ö/3.6
And per Dr. Ben Kim's cholesterol article bit.ly/gFhJhS :
HDL/TC (over 25% desirable): 24%../24%../31%../28%../30% ../28%
Tri/HDL (under 2.0 desirable): 1.51../1.38../.60../1.28../.83../1.39
I got a VAP this time and at some point will try to dig out my last one to compare sub-class information. My HDL-2 (most protective) was low at 12 (you want over 15), and my VLDL-3 (small remnant) went up to 10 (you want under 10). I still have large, buoyant Pattern A (about one-fourth up the graph). I don't fret about cholesterol, but in some way I do see it as a marker.
Insulin 4.7 (range is 2.6-24.9)
TSH .09 uIU/mL LOW (ref range .40-4.2)
Free T-4 .63 ng/dL LOW (ref range .78-1.96)
Free T3 2.31 pg/mL (ref range 1.84-7.0)
Changed back to 150mcg Synthroid from 60mg Armour 2x/day. Iím so glad to be back to taking 1 pill in the morning and not having to remember to take the second Armour dose in the afternoon on empty stomach before meals. Like I had a schedule or something Ė not. I would sometimes remember before bed. This is such a load off. I hope it helps my numbers. My heart palpitations are driving me crazy, and they have for 12 yrs. Is it my thyroid?
A1C (Iím freaking): 6.1! (non-fasting shouldnít matter I understand from cursory searches, but Iíd had a banana out the door about an hour before test). Last test was 5.5.
Blood glucose: 127
hsCRP: 3.9 (their ref. range for normal is 0-4)
Iíve read you want as much under 3 as possible. This one is tough for me to change, and if anyoneís has done it, pls share your secret. I think I have to up the ante on my diet (Iíd say it was the chips but Iíve never eaten so many in such a short time and Iíve had higher hsCRP in the past.)
Doc told me to diet and exercise to better my cholesterol (how generic). I did MWF bootcamp all January in sub-freezing temps at 5:30 a.m. for heavenís sake, and walking in between w/the dog (the usual). This actually likely overly stressed me. And, okay, itís the potato chip salad unbalanced diet. LOL.
FWIW and to note: they forgot the hsCRP and A1C/glucose test on 2-1, so I had it done separately on 2-17-12, hence the diff between lower insulin and higher blood glucose.
Hormone labs (blood and ZRT) forthcoming at next doc appt Tuesday.
I know someone who has a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich shop. OMG, the sandwiches are to-die-for SOUNDING. All those mind-numbing drugs in one sandwich - LOL (I try to not be a dream squasher and mention my true thoughts). "Ginger poached pear w/brie" ... hmmm. The shop will be featured on a nat'l foodie tv show in Canada. Though I don't advocate gluten/dairy sandwiches for most of the population, I wish I could see the show, and I wish him well (and plug for him to do gfdf versions to no avail so far).
I've made over $250 selling my used/new fat clothes at a resale shop. It's better than a yard sale and I have money to buy new/used smaller clothes. :)
I'm getting stuff done on the house; working on outside repairs now. Called the moving company to give estimate on packing up my stuff so it looks like I don't live here. LOL. I'm unsure I really even want to move. DH is finding new job extremely stressful, and I'm concerned. It would nice for me to be there for him. I miss you all and my happy place, but it's for the best right now. I pop in when I can, but I think of you more often and hope you're doing your best, too.
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