GODZDESIGN95   94,673
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
GODZDESIGN95's Recent Blog Entries

COPING WITH MORE THAN ONE ILLNESS

Sunday, August 17, 2008

VERY HELPFUL INFO FOR THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM MORE THAN ONE ILLNESS


Health Tip: Managing a Chronic Illness

8/15/2008 12:00:00 AM

(HealthDay News) -- Managing a chronic illness, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, may seem overwhelming.

Here are helpful suggestions for people with a chronic illness, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

* Take a look at your unhealthy behaviors, and choose one or several that you want to work on and improve.
* Come up with a specific plan and goals for dealing with each unhealthy behavior.
* Devise alternate plans to help you stick to your goals -- for example, how to handle weather that affects your exercise plans.
* Make sure your goals are realistic, and that you feel confident that you can reach them.
* Talk to your doctor about your goals, and discuss your progress.


I am working on all these. Dare to dream and over come all these road block in life I do just that with Gods help.

I dare to dream of overcoming Mr. EE (emotional eating) I do that and I work at each and every day.

I have asthma and nearly died with 12 years. God brought me back from the hands of death. Since I have taken Christ was savior those asthma attacks are all but gone.

Diabetes has nothing on me I am a fighter and I will crush it under my feet with each step/exercise I take with Gods help I can do all things.

Hypertension is no match for the power of God. By his wounds I am healed, I can recieve my healing now or I will be healed in heaven. I will take either one whatever his will is for me.

I dare not question Christ for my sufferings. For he said if I suffer for him I shall reign with him. I know and believe he is with me at all times. Even if my faith wavers. emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JIBBIE49 8/20/2008 10:37PM

    I just love how you are doing SO well. I have to get "THE BECK DIET" and read that book. I went to the bookstore, but they just had the "workbook" left and the Hard copy books were sold out. I did look through the workbook and can tell it is very helpful.
I'm still reading "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D.

I know we will get there!!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
UGOGIRL51 8/18/2008 1:29PM

    Do emoticon

You always have go information on your blogs. Always educating everyone along the way... emoticon You my emoticon are a great sparker who cares about others.

I share also many illnesses as you. But like you said...We Shall Over come with Christ's help... emoticon

Annette emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


I should have trusted God more!!!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


AFTER WEEKS OF STRESSING ABOUT THE JURY DUTY CARD THAT I RECEIVED --I COULD NO LONGER TAKE IT. LAST WEEK I TOLD MY LITTLE ONES DR ABOUT ME GETTING A JURY SUMMONS AND HOW STRESSED IT WAS ALREADY FOR OUT FAMILY ETC. MY LITTLE ONE WHO IS SPECIAL NEEDS. HE HAS MANY GOOD DAYS AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE OTHER DAYS. HUH WHO DOES NOT HAVE BAD DAYS??? I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THEY WOULD EITHER BEAT ME OVER THE HEAD AND DRAG ME IN THERE TO SERVE OR THEY WOULD DISMISS ME.


AT ANY RATE THE DR. IS VERY HELPFUL AND ANYTHING THAT MY LITTLE ONE AND I NEED HE ALWAYS COMES THREW FOR US. HE IS VERY HELPFUL, AND A BLESSING.

MY HEART WAS ABOUT TO JUMP OUT OF MY CHEST BEFORE TALKING TO THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE. BUT I SAID A PRAYER AND WENT AND EXPLAINED OUR CASE. I WAS DISCHARGED FROM SERVICE THIS TIME.

THANK YOU JESUS FOR HEARING MY PRAYERS, AND FORGIVE ME FOR MY FAITH WAVERING.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOODSARGENT1993 8/15/2008 2:30PM

    Hey girl, Annette is right we all waiver. I did when I kept telling everyone that I was having surgery. Telling my mind that it was a hernia and it ended up being my stomach muscles.

I get out of it because of my illnesses but if I couldn't I would tell the judge that I figured that if they got arrested for the crime then they were guilty. I don't think they would like that. Hee-hee. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
UGOGIRL51 8/15/2008 9:51AM

    Sweetie emoticon

Don't go and beat yourself up over this. All of our faith wavers from time to time but I find that it just makes me strong for the next go round.. emoticon

He knows your heart and what your intentions were. So ONWARD my emoticon and praise God from which all blessings flow... emoticon

Have a wonderful week end you and your family. And especially your special little one... emoticon

Annette emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSHONEYC 8/15/2008 7:52AM

    YEAH!!!!
I agree with Michelle (OnlyWithHisHelp) - just going into a courtroom I about pass out!!!
And imagine --- I've got to go next month for a jury screening!! AAUGH!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYWITHHISHELP 8/14/2008 11:59PM

    Yay that is awesome! I know your relief. I have twice got out of it so far. I would make a hopeless juror as I get so stressed!

Big hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment


CHALLENGE JUST ABOUT OVER/DOGGIE KNOWS WHERE HIS HELP COMES FROM

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I FINISHED!! PROBABLY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OF THE POLE. MY FINISHING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE POLE IS NOT IMPORTANT. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT I FINISHED. AND I PROVED TO MYSELF I COULD DO IT.

THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE A TIME FOR ME TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE. I WILL REVISIT MY GOALS, UPDATE MY FOOD/EXERCISE JOURNAL. I KEEP ONE ON PAPER ALSO CAUSE I AM A PEN AND PAPER GAL TOO.

I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON EE THAT HAS STILL BEEN A TOUGH ONE FOR ME TO OVER COME. BUT I REALIZE THAT WILL TAKE TIME. THESE HABITS WAS NOT LEARNED OVER NIGHT AND THEY WILL NOT UNLEARNED OVER NIGHT.

I AM DOING CALORIE CYCLING NOW. I WAS A BIT CONCERNED WITH THE CALORIES BUT SP CALORIES ARE SIMILAR. MY PROBLEM IS WITH ASTHMA AEROBICS IS JUST A LITTLE CHALLENGING. BUT I WILL NOT QUIT MAY BE I CAN SLOW IT DOWN A BIT AND MODIFY WHERE I NEED TO. STILL LOOKING INTO A BEGINNERS YOGA DVD.

HD ASK ABOUT A BIRTHDAY GIFT I MAY ASK FOR ONE I CAME ACROSS ON THE WEB IT IS CALLED PRAISE MOVES. I DON'T CARE FOR THE NEW AGE SPEECHES. JUST THE MOVES.

IF I HAD POWER OVER MY HIGHER (HUGH JOKES, AND LAUGHTER) SELF --SO TO SPEAK-- I WOULD NOT BE OVER WEIGHT AND I WOULD NOT STRUGGLE WITH EE. POWER COMES FROM GOD WHO HAS GIVEN ME STRENGTH TO LIVE AND MOVE ABOUT. CHRIST IS MY STRENGTH...NOT MYSELF.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BABY_GIRL69 8/14/2008 5:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSHONEYC 8/14/2008 4:26PM

    You did GOOD! And you did NOT come in on the bottom ... I've got 3 late posters, but still know that you're not 'last'.
AND the point being that EVERYONE on the challenge who finished did JUST THAT! They FINISHED. Sometimes just completing a task is all one needs to get motivation going!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
UGOGIRL51 8/14/2008 10:46AM

    Do emoticon

You said that you probably came in at the bottom of the pole. Well good for you!!!! emoticon reason is...YOU CAME IN GIRL FRIEND!!!! emoticon

Now let me tell you something about that pole. The bottom of the pole is the place where all the weight is and it's the strongest because it has to hold everything going on it. It is planted deep done in the foundation and secured in cement. That is you sweetie....The bottom of the pole as you put it....Understand????

You are one amazing your lady. To dare to dream. To dare to reach out and say.."I can do this with God's help"....You my friend...ARE A WINNER!!!!!! And I am so grateful to have gotten to know you here on sparks and to follow you on your quests.... You emoticon butt!!!!!

FOR SHE'S A JOLLY GOOD SPARKER
FOR SHE'S A JOLLY GOOD SPARKER
FOR SHE'S A JOLLY GOOD SPARKER
THAT NOBODY CAN DENY.... emoticon

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRL..... emoticon
LET'S GIVE THE GIRL A HAND.... emoticon

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Annette emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


AUGUST 11 DOG DAY CHALLENGE

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WATER 12 GLASSES
CAL RANGE 1432-1719 CONSUMED 1626.
CARBS 130-230- CONSUMED 214
PRO 60-145 CONSUMED 68
SOD RANGE CONSUMED 2,186
FIBER 27
FAT 39-68 CONSUMED 41

EXERCISE

30 MIN STATIONARY BIKING, AND 20 MIN AEROBICS

WELL I WAS SLOWED BECAUSE OF ILLNESS. BUT I AM GETTING BETTER.
I WAS UNDER RANGE FOR SOD RANGE BUT STILL A LITTLE HIGH. IT IS GOOD JUST TO BE ABLE TO MOVE AGAIN MY EXERCISE ROUTINE WENT WELL. I HOPEFULL TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER OR JUST AS GOOD.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOODSARGENT1993 8/13/2008 11:14AM

    Hey girl, you know you can do it. We've been there before but take it slow. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SXYLAWYER 8/12/2008 7:38PM

    Good for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BABY_GIRL69 8/12/2008 5:42PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
UGOGIRL51 8/12/2008 9:26AM

    never fret....We're not finished yet!!!! emoticon

You did good girl friend in spite of being sick...Do you know how many wouldn't even have gone there??? emoticon

So you get a emoticon and a emoticon from me. But don't ever do that again!!!! emoticon

Annette emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSHONEYC 8/12/2008 12:10AM

    Man, it sucks to be sick! But you're coming round now - I hope the morning brings relief to you!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


INFO TO USE

Saturday, August 09, 2008

10 Superior Sweet Treats

1. Fruit: One of the best sweet treats invented! Fruit is fine for people with diabetes. In fact, the ADA recommends two to three servings daily, depending upon your calorie needs. Some "superfruit" (extra high in antioxidants and vitamins) include all berries (especially blueberries), cantaloupe, kiwi, mango and citrus. Whole fruit is a fine source of fiber, which is important to decrease risk for stroke and heart disease.

2. Yogurt: Nonfat, sugar-free yogurt makes a tasty snack or dessert. Enjoy it right out of the container for a snack or as a dip with vegetables. For dessert, serve peach-flavored sugar-free yogurt drizzled on grapefruit and orange sections.

3. Frozen Fruit Slush: Try this recipe from the National Cancer Institute's Eat 5 to 9 a Day program. Makes four servings.

Using a blender, process the following:
3 cups frozen fruit (such as frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or melon)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup fat-free milk or nonfat plain yogurt

Sweeten to taste. One packet of sweetener equals about 2 teaspoons of sugar.

4. Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate: Choose calcium-fortified, sugar-free hot chocolate and satisfy your sweet tooth with the added bonus of the bone-strengthening mineral. Read the label: calories range from 25 per serving to 60; some contain zero trans-fat and others contain one to two grams. Some hot-chocolate mixes are sweetened with NutraSweet and others with Splenda. As for carbs, some have three grams or less; others contain more.

5. Angel Food Cake: This fat-free cake is nutritious served topped with a one-half cup of sliced, fresh strawberries and a dollop of sugar-free nondairy topping. A small piece counts as one serving of bread plus a half serving of fruit.

PAGEBREAK 6. Jell-O: Prepare sugar-free Jell-O in advance. Store covered in the refrigerator. Eat all you want without worry. Jell-O doesn't have calories or carbohydrates. Mix with fruit cocktail for a special treat. A half cup of fruit cocktail packed in water (not syrup) counts as one serving of fruit.

7. Hard Candies: Sugar-free hard candies are a personal favorite of mine. I often hanker for a sweet after meals, and sugar-free candies (usually sweetened with sorbital) have about 35 to 50 calories per three to four pieces.

8. Ice Cream: Your local grocery store stocks a wide variety of sugar-free, fat-free ice cream, ice milk and frozen yogurt. Read the labels and choose your favorite sugar-free and fat-free version for the fewest number of calories per serving. I usually opt for portion-controlled fudge pops or frozen fruit bars, also available in sugar-free and fat-free versions.

9. Frozen Fresh Fruit: Wrap small, ripe bananas in plastic. Freeze, then peel and eat like a frozen fruit bar (one per serving). Seedless grapes are wonderful frozen treats (12 to 15 grapes count as one serving of fruit).

10. Chocolate: Sometimes you just want a taste of the "real thing." Dark chocolate, with more antioxidants and less saturated fat, is the best. Hershey's, among other manufacturers, offers dark chocolate in both sugar-free and regular varieties with only a 40-calorie difference per serving. Both have the same amount of fat and cholesterol; sugar-free has 170 calories and zero grams of sugar per serving vs. 210 and 20 grams of sugar for the regular. The fine print on the label tells consumers that sugar-free chocolate is not calorie-free, and that the sweetener in sugar-free chocolate, lactitol, can have a laxative effect when eaten in excess.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

UGOGIRL51 8/10/2008 8:47PM

    emoticon emoticon for adding all these special little tibits Do! Did you know that Brachs has come out with a SF candy that is to die for? emoticon

Annette emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BABY_GIRL69 8/10/2008 2:46PM

    I went to get some sugar free candy but they didn't have my brand so, I ended up eating the real deal! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BIGGIRL2082010 8/10/2008 8:08AM

    Great reminders there! :) Which is important, given how many "treats" are shoved down our throats by brilliant marketing tactics. :)

Cheers,
Maya


Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSHONEYC 8/9/2008 5:04PM

    Mmmmmmmm ! YUMMY list! I especially like #10! LOL
And, liking your updated page!

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 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Last Page