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Low-Carb and Low-Cholesterol - what can I eat then?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I'm frustrated again. I have HIGH triclycerides and I'm pre-diabetic. So I'm supposed to eat low carb AND low cholesterol. So I just don't have any idea what I'm supposed to eat.....especially for breakfast and lunch. I can figure out snacks. I wish someone could just make me a list and say here, this is what you can eat. My exercise is halted at the moment, because I have a bum hip for some reason. I had an MRI yesterday to find out what the issue is and I have fibromyalgia.....so I'm having a pity party today!
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SHEL_V2 5/14/2013 11:17PM

    The book "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living" (Phinney and Volek) goes through the science of why eating low carb will improve triglycerides also, no need to worry about cholesterol or saturated fats. There is a lot of research to back this up.

The hazard is when a patient eats the eggs, bacon, and extra fat part of "low carb" but is actually getting carbs. Then all that fat sticks and does bad things. This is also referred to as "SAD" or "standard American diet".

Chicken and fish are lower cholesterol sources of protein, if you insist on being a good patient despite the crummy directions. You might want to Google "keto adaptation" or buy "The New Atkins for a New You". Keto adaptaton is low carb, making use of your body's ability to burn fat while keeping blood sugar stable and improving blood chemistry.

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RISINGBLUESTAR 5/11/2013 5:08PM

    It's tough when people give you a basic idea about what to eat. Sometimes, I wish there were specific lists as well. I have PCOS and you are suppose to stay away from "starches." I know it gives you an idea but specifics would be so much more ideal! I understand how you feel! emoticon

What about scrambled eggs? You don't have to put any seasonings on them or if you would like, you can add some basil. I am not sure if that would be okay for high triglycerides but I think it's pretty low in carbs.





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GSMAMA 5/9/2013 2:00PM

    I meant to say HIGH triclycerides. Thanks.

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5 MILES

Friday, March 01, 2013


Today I started my weight loss journey for real!! I am very proud of myself because I did Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home series dvd called Walk Slim - 5 really big miles. Its not just walking, it includes other aerobic moves as well (some include a resistance band). I was able to complete the entire dvd, so I walked 5 miles!! I'm posting this pic to stay accountable and to show I don't care how pretty I look when I workout, I just want to be a healthier me for myself and my family!!

  
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AEGISHOT 3/1/2013 1:03PM

    I feel really proud of you too. Made me remember my first day too. emoticon

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Update

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Well I passed my first competencies which were in Dec 2012 in the medical assisting program I was in. I passed another set as well in February 2013, but decided it was not the program for me. So I left school, took one quarter off, and now will be completing the last quarter of my Academic Transfer degree starting April 1, 2013. I will graduate with that associate's degree on June 12, 2013.

I feel good that I'm out of the medical assisting program, but I wished I had a better degree after all this time. The academic transfer degree is supposed to be a degree to prepare you for a four year college, but because of all my indecisiveness over the years, I have to be done with school financially after I get this degree.

I need to focus again on losing weight and getting healthier. I lack the motivation to do the work it takes to lose weight, but I know I have to! I need a kick in the butt I guess. Hopefully I will get it together soon.

  
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KYLIESCHELLE 2/27/2013 6:09PM

    I'm glad to hear you are getting your degree. Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment!

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NORWOODGIRL 2/27/2013 6:01PM

    It sounds like you are on your way to figuring out your future. I changed careers twice during my working life. Go for it!

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Medical Assisting Skills Testing Day

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I'm in a medical assisting program at a local community college. I do my classes online, but have to go to the college periodically for skills testing. This Friday is my first skills testing day ever. I have to perform removing gloves, hand washing, and 4 different types of venipuncture (taking blood). If I don't pass I can retest in a week and if I don't pass again, I will have to take my exam room 1 course all over again and retest at that time. So its a lot of stress. I want to succeed so badly. I have an anxiety disorder, so to accomplish this would be such an accomplishment for me. I could use the extra boost in self confidence and this would definitely help in that department. So, prayers would be so greatly appreciated!

  
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FRAN0426 12/6/2012 5:23PM

    emoticon Best of luck on Friday emoticon for giving it your all.

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CAROLIAN 12/5/2012 8:05PM

    Praying but i know YOU WILL DO IT just take a deep breath before hand xxx emoticon

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Sad Ending

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Well after years of fertility issues with my ex husband, I somehow was able to get pregnant with my husband of almost 2 years. We were very excited. Last Tuesday we went for a dating ultrasound and found out that our baby had stopped developing a couple weeks earlier and had no heartbeat. So on Wednesday, I had a D&C procedure to have the baby removed. This has been truly devastating. The hardest part was telling my son and my parents. I hate disappointing those I love. Its getting a little easier each day to cope. Once I'm fully recovered physically, I hope to get in the best shape of my life. We don't want to get pregnant again due to our ages and because we can't go through this heartbreak again. We are taking it one day at a time.

  
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GSMAMA 11/8/2012 9:57AM

    LAC936 - I have a son I adopted from guatemala.

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RHONDAJB80 11/8/2012 9:20AM

    New to this, but my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

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KARENE10 11/7/2012 7:40PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers emoticon

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KYLIESCHELLE 11/6/2012 6:28PM

    I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I hope that things get better for your family as time passes. I am saying a prayer for your family. Take good care of yourself. Hugs, Michelle

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IDLETYME 11/6/2012 1:39PM

    Sending prayers to relieve your heartbreak. All my best wishes to you! emoticon

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LAC936 11/6/2012 1:32PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Have you ever thought of adopting as there are so many that would love to be wanted?
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NIKKICOLE83 11/6/2012 12:44PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I knwo your pain all too well. My ex-husband and I got pregnant three times. Our first two sons, passed away in-utero. Our daughter was born 12 weeks premature, was hospitalized for 11 and a half months, came home for 9 months and then passed away due to a nurse's medication administration error. It is such a painful feeling. I lost Alicia two and a half years ago and I didn't think I would ever get to this point. It get's better with time. With that being said, every so often, the wind may blow a certain way, you may hear a song or see a commercial that reminds you of your loss and it is real all over again. But the pain subsudes and you are able to live. Good luck to you and your husband. Your strength through this dificult time is encouraging someone and you don't even realize it. emoticon

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4GREEN4 11/6/2012 12:41PM

  Sorry for your loss.

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CREEKLADY1 11/6/2012 12:40PM

  You are in our prayers.....God bless you both!

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