Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day, after having a lot of cold and snow, decided to go shopping. Slipped on a light jacket and my son and I went to two stores. Had a good time, walking through one and riding through the other.
The electricity went off and back on a few seconds later, didn't think too much of it, then it happened again, and half their lights came back on. Still didn't pay heed too much, I asked my son is that a signal they are about to close, he said No something is happening. People must have started leaving, as the store got weird quiet, we had no plans, so re looked around awhile longer, enjoyed fully.
Eventually, headed to the door and was shocked at the strong winds, as I stood up for the first time in my life, I felt swayed by the winds, it was a weird GOOD. Yes, the wind moved me, all 240+ lbs of me.
The wind the cold, effected driving some, we were cold to the bones, shivering until the car warmed up. Turned down a side road with ditches on both sides of the road and came upon big orange and white gates that was blown down. we couldn't turn around, so we ventured forward looking for a driveway to turn around in, it was so dark we missed one, but went a little further and seen water across the road, we have driven this road a few times and my son said I'm going to try, it doesn't looks to high right mom? I said right as I could see the road sloping up maybe twelve feet away, we went and were safe, and made it to the strip, there we discovered NO ELECTRICITY, except on corners that had a bar those street lights were on. Our electricity was off, winds strong, car full of groceries, I told my son, go ahead and drive up to the house, he did. I noticed one of my lawn chair blew over a deck railing and the legs broke off (garbage)pulled myself up the stairs opened door, with screen door pushing me into the door I was trying to unlock, full force on my behind, oh my.
Luckily, we had flashlights and dim lights that you push to turn on, as it was DARK, I lit everything I could, while my son brought in bags of groceries. Luckily we ate before coming home and didn't have to cook.
We talked about what to do next, he separated refrigerator food from non and debated on putting the meats on the deck in bags or opening the frig for a few seconds, There is a loose dog that comes often, so we decided the frig and did it quickly.
Realized the furnace couldn't push out the hot air w/o electricity, my land phone does not work w/o electricity, luckily I bought a FIRST & WOMEN"S World from the store and my son suggested, I relax and read with the flashlight, as we had many. So enjoyed a diet coke and read about 45 minutes and the electricity came back on.
I realize at this age it is easier to cope with lost of electricity then it was when I was younger and had three little kids and wasn't very prepared back then!
Lesson for Today: Be Prepared!
Have a wonderful day
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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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.
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