Monday, January 16, 2012
How easy is it to turn off a light switch, to unplug an appliance when not in use, to turn a faucet a little bit tighter, to turn it off when brushing. Easy enough, right?
Now how about a habit of planning for our health by planning meals for a week?
Habit, of making a shopping list to include these meals, plus a pkg of extra meat to put in freezer, or dried beans to place in cupboard?
Coming here each day to encourage other members and to read the encouragement and articles that we find here, we can do this once a day at least.
Time to eat: Is it lunch time? Look at the menu and pick out one of the lunches you have on it for the week, is it today's? Nah, I don't have a taste for today's, I choose tomorrow's Is that okay, Yes it is! Why because you planned for them all to work out for when you want them, close to the calorie range, and nutrition range! Yahoo!
Planning, is what it takes, We can do this!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I have been trying to figure out why my weight is fluctuating in the 40's for so long!
I have been eating differently, trying new things here and there, for variety sake and it has
been good, and have actually found that different foods affect my body, in different way.
I am starting to get a sensation, I didn't recognize before. I am assuming this is hunger and I have been feeding this feeling. Right? Wrong? not sure yet but am on top of it now so next time I have this feeling I WILL ask myself am I Hungry or angry or lonely or tired before I eat, I will also drink a glass of cold water and wait twenty minutes to see, if that was all I need. I also decided I will be eating THREE MEALS a day and have a snack at night only if my GLUCOSE is below 80, (diabetic's might ask why 80? I know my glucose will raise before it drops again, and I think I will be high enough through the night and I wake up to use the bathroom 2-3 times a night and will know if I need to check. I am also an early riser.
I will weigh each morning
I will check my glucose FBS after doing this
I will drink my large glass of cold lemon water
I will take my medicine including shots
I will eat breakfast approximately 8:30 AM
I will eat lunch approximately 1:30 PM
I will eat dinner approximately 6:30 PM
I will check my glucose three hours after taking my first bite of dinner
I will continue eating the foods on my personalized diet which includes eating for my blood type.
I will continue to exercise, but I will be trying new things like doing at least 1 video from sparks each day!
I will try to track my food 5 out of 7 days each week. (I find I need a break at times)
I am also planning to make a menu and print it out and put it on my frig and put a check mark on it each time I follow it.
I will get out of the 240's and keep going down to goal weight!
I have a plan!
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and Anti-Inflammatory Diet Team
and Crochet Your Pounds Away Team
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We can do this!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I came up with this recipe, by having a taste for veggies, as I made fish and hash browns and they were cooking in the oven, so I grabbed a small teflon frying pan, put it on medium heat and and out a
small red onion, and cut half of it into the frying pan and then sliced
8 baby porto bello mushrooms, and placed them in the pan, added
12 grape tomatoes, then decided to press them and let the juice drain in the pan, I seasoned
1 teaspoon parsley flakes dry (or three if using fresh)
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds then squeezed
1/2 lemon on top of all this, let it cook, turning with a spatula, then remembered cooked beans,
1/4 cup of cooked 13 bean soup(any beans would work,except maybe green beans, lol) and
1/2 cup of hot salsa and
1/2 cup of water, placed a lid on the pan and let it cook about 7 more minutes, turned off and
let it set on the burner until it cooled and rest of meal was finished.
This made two cups of cooked vegetables and it was delicious! I would make it again.
Today, I used first three ingredients and added 1teaspoon A 1 Sauce, cooked, and placed on a 2 oz turkey patty, went very well together, served on blackberry 12 grain bread.
Hope you will try, sometime!
Monday, December 19, 2011
PRUNES- 5 regularity
pumpkin- 1/2c helps to prevent macular degeneration disease
rhubarb- 1/2 lowers chloresterol and eases digestive problems
flaxseed,ground 1/4 cup -5T. blocks free radicals, reduces incidences of clotting, lower bad LDL levels 8% in four weeks!
OJ 3/4 cup vitamin C & Folates
Cherries 20 fresh or 3 dried- phytochemicals& for pain
3/4 c skim milk,3-5oz salmon, non fat yogurt 6oz - calcium need 2-3 servings a day
legumes, nuts, seeds1/4 cup 1-2 X daily
grape juice 6 oz phytochemicals
tomato juice6 oz "
OJ 6 oz "
Soy Milk 6 oz "
apple juice 6 oz "
brazil nut 1 "
oats 1/3 cup
wheat germ 1/4 c
cinnamon 1/2 teas. helps regular glucose
cranberry juice lower bad LDL
onion 1T-1/2 Cup
garlic 1 clove
black tea 3 cups
water 8 cup
sugar less than 3 teaspoons
salt less than 7/8 teaspoon
oil less than 2 T
cholesterol 200 mcg
magnesium 350 mg
folic acid 400 mcg
folate 400 mcg
B6 3 mg
Vit E 400IU
cabbage 1/2 c cooked 1 c raw
blueberries 3/4 c
peanut butter 2 T
basil 2 t fresh or 1/2 t dried
rosemary 1 t fresh or 1/4 t dried
yogurt 1 cup
Figs- lower chlesterol
10 figs daily help stop strokes
6figs=10 g fiber helps control blood pressure
1 fig=48 calories promotes weight lost
1fat battles diabetes & combats cancer
50 grams of fiber a day helps keep diabetes under control
cranberries- fight urinary tract infections
protects your heart
guards against ulcers
fight gum disease (not commercial cranberry juice)
Apricots (No sulfites especially if you have asthma
combats cancer, blood press, save eye sight, slows aging process, to ripen fresh, put in paper bag for several days in frig.
prunes 1-20 slows age process
10 prunes 200 calories prevent constipation, lower chloesterol
7 boost memory, promote weight loss protect against heart disease
Walnuts- lower cholesterol, enhances blood flow
1 oz walnuts=18 grams of fat combats cancer , boosts your mood, helps protect against heart disease, helps to prevent blood clotting.
Good to have if you have diabetes
high fiber cereal
3teaspoons wine vinegar after meal can lower blood sugar by as much as 30%, lemon juice works well, also
Chromium 50 mcga day helps body process sugar,nuts, whole grains, cheese
25 g soluble fiber
25 g insoluable fiber
For chronic pain have tuna, mackerel, salmon, halibut, flaxseed, tumeric, chesnuts, olive oil, walnuts, wheat germ, canola oil, water AVOID corn & soybean oils
This is information I found through the years and took notes on and decided ti share.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
WEIGHT LOST, isn't what it is all about.
Reaching goal and reaching better health and a chance to live longer is the benefit of doing this, but in the end we need a plan, and a plan I will be focusing on.
I also don't want everyday to be about food and exercise, YES I want to keep it up
but I don't want it on my mind 24/7.
I want to enjoy life and live it to its fullest!
I want to make a plan between now and then to know how to do this eating stuff,
so it comes naturally, that my brain is wrapped around it so much that
I automatically know what to do and
if I am trying something new I know where to go to get the answers on how to fit it in ONCE and remember it,
so I don't have to check next time I have it.
Maybe the word I'm looking for is ENGRAVED in the BRAIN,
go to a store know what to get,
how to prepare it, how to enjoy it and GO ON and live life!
I find that conversations are about food and exercise
I want to hear and talk about other things
What is really on my mind?
I need things to talk about when dining out (not best food to pick, what portion to eat, what
portion to take home, how much exercise one needs to do later.
Sometimes, what is going on in ones life is not pleasant, we may be holding it in, because
to us, there is no way to change it, but it is bursting through the brain and is jammed in there
so tight, and needs to be released, and one needs help to coop with it. BUT it isn't possible
for it to be released, so we talk about other things, WE NEED to find a way to release those
hidden secrets, so life can be happier and more enjoyable. Sometimes we think we are
enjoying every day, but deep inside we know something isn't right, It's got to come out,
we need to free OUR SELF of it and go forward.
What was Food for Me?
It was my comfort when down
My love when I felt unloved
My passion to cover the wound inside.
My reason for my bad health
My reason to get better health
Live to Eat, That was Me
Eat to Live, that is Me now
I need to learn to climb steps, w/o a problem
I need a plan to what I will do after, I lose my weight and reach goal!
Ideas are welcomed. I don't know what it is like to live as a healthy person, last time I felt at
healthy weight, I was 18 and 180 lbs and in love, I felt beautiful, desired, and alive!
I want that again!
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