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Day 4 - So How Am I Doing?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

So far, am doing great! Dropped 4 plus some lbs. since I started about 4 days ago. I am eating right for me too - no problems so far.

I do have an appt. with my chiro. this morning and I am sure he will get all defensive about the Omega 3 oil he sells ( that is imported from a Scandinavian country) but I drank the whole bottle of his and didn't get any response whatsoever.

I have ankylosing spondylitis (was diagnosed by a homeopath in 1980) and started taking Krill oil 4 days ago (omega 3 from a shrimp type shellfish found only in certain areas of the world) in softgel form and my pain disappeared with the first dose. So, go figure!

I can't tell you anymore to convince you if you don't believe my results.

But like anything else, if you're shopping around, get a good brand!

I asked EJH on my Herb team what brands she recommends because I use a Canadian name, NOW, but apparently brought in from the U.S.

Take care,
Helen

  
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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/6/2013 4:32AM

    You are certainly finding out what suits YOU, which is what we all have to do. Keep up the great work, Helen emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 3/6/2013 1:49AM

    Woohoo...awesome...great going with the pounds...

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PATRICIAAK 3/5/2013 10:30PM

    super.
stick to what works for you - despite what the chiro says.

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POLYANNA2 3/5/2013 10:26PM

    You are doing so great, Helen! You have to do what you know works for you. Thank goodness you found it.
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HELEN_BRU 3/5/2013 7:14PM

    Thanks for all the support and comments.

Saw my chiro. this morning and told him everything and said I would give it two weeks to know how things are working out. I'm sure it has taken everything I do and have done, like seeing him for over a year and a half now to get to the point where I am at.

But when I look at the comparison between his omega 3 oil and Krill, I can't help figuring Krill had a lot to do with my outcome. As he said, omega 3 oil heals /repairs cells. But he also said he had better results with his omega 3 oil. So there you have it. Everyone's case is different.

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1EMMA2011 3/5/2013 6:58PM

    4 Pounds is AWESOME!!! Great job Helen! I have to try this product...

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GLOMER 3/5/2013 6:39PM

    Good going Helen! I'm a believer. emoticon

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MINIMOE1 3/5/2013 5:38PM

    Congrats on the loss, Helen. Looks like a run on krill oil developing.

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MNABOY 3/5/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Where do you get the krill oil? It might help my aches and pains too!

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SLFGOLF 3/5/2013 2:00PM

    Great weight loss! Go with what works for your pain. You know what works best for you.

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GOODGETNBETR 3/5/2013 1:30PM

    emoticon Way to go with the 4 lbs. Here's hoping the pain stays at bay.

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ESILBO 3/5/2013 12:24PM

    HELEN, emoticon . YOU ARE DOING VERY WELL. I WROTE THE NAME DOWN, WILL GET SOME AND TRY IT.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/5/2013 11:18AM

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TUTUNAN 3/5/2013 10:58AM

    Wonderful news, Helen. It's so good to get rid of some of the pain And 4 lbs.....wow! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/5/2013 10:42AM

    I went to GNC to purchase some but they were out or krill oil. It must be a best seller. She says people buy it for mobility and heart disease. Congratulations on the eight loss! You are doing great!

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ERIECANALGAL 3/5/2013 9:31AM

    emoticon emoticon That is fabulous Helen. Great news! And a 4 lb. loss.
Wow you are doing great.
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Excellent Results - Day 3 on Blog Challenge

Monday, March 04, 2013

Just reporting that I've had excellent results - going back to a more healthy diet for me - find it is so easy to follow with no cravings that I used to get.

The mystery is what was I doing wrong FOR ME before? Was it eating the night shade veggies, not getting enough Omega 3 (the Krill sofgels are super and keep me out of pain - I swear!). Time will tell.

I'm even sleeping better.

Yahoo!

  
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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/5/2013 5:55AM

    Helen, so pleased it is coming together for you, makes all the hard work worthwhile emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/4/2013 7:04PM

    super

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LYNMEINDERS 3/4/2013 4:56PM

    Woohoo...go you...thats awesome...

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CLAIRESML 3/4/2013 3:16PM

    emoticon glad you are doing so well!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/4/2013 2:57PM

    Glad to hear it is working for you! I too wondered about the Krill soft gel tablets and what kind of pain they are helping.I had a close encounter with a truck , the truck won, I deal with constant pain but refuse to take recorded medications (vicodin,morphine,etc.) as they kill brain cells and I need to keep what I have !

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GLOMER 3/4/2013 12:49PM

    Good news for you. Happy to know it's working and you are getting relief from pain. Pain makes it so hard to keep to it.
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KANDOLAKER 3/4/2013 12:38PM

    Yahoo - love reading about successes! Congrats and I know you 'll have many more great ones to share. All the best!

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GOULDSGRANITE 3/4/2013 12:12PM

    So great that your changing are already paying off!! Woo Hoo!It is crazy what we don't know about our own bodies for so long, eh? I just learned that eating raw broccoli and cauliflower is detrimental to my thyroid operation?!? I quit eating them raw about 6 weeks ago when I heard about it and did a little research on line. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/4/2013 9:58AM

    Sounds really wonderful!

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MINIMOE1 3/4/2013 9:52AM

    Sounds like you're finding the winning combination. What are Krill sofgels - sounds nautical.
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POLYANNA2 3/4/2013 9:49AM

    That is awesome news, Helen!!! It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out what makes your unique body tick, but when you do - WOW!
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How Will I Incorporate My New Habit?

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Did I say I had a new habit? Maybe it's eating my Ancient Grains bread when I feel I really need it - otherwise sticking to my Perfect Health diet, which of course is a modified low carb diet for life! Get that last part? FOR LIFE!

Now that I know my condition of Ankylosing Spondylitis is a form of arthritis, I can follow what is recommended by the experts - one in particular on Dr. Oz's show last week:

Remove or avoid all gluten (good-bye my Ancient Grains bread!)
No dairy (but I think yogurt is okay)
No refined or processed foods
No alcohol (not a problem - rarely drink anyway)
No night shades (tomatoes/chilli, peppers - eegad - I've been eating those nearly every day)
No NSaid drugs or antacids (not a problem)
No anti-oxidants

Have to replace those with good bacteria, fermented foods and probiotics.

You repair the lining of your intestines with:

Omega-3 flax seed, salmon, nuts and another thing I can't decipher my handwriting, looks like jutamine?

Sooo, what I have done is run out and bought some Krill oil (I use softgel) that Dr. Oz recommends and almost instantly I felt a change!!! I've never had such an immediate response from anything in my life that I've eaten. Wow! No wonder he raves about it.

Will that "new habit" of mine stay or will I throw it out the window ? Let's see how today goes first. One step at a time..... I know my fellow low-carbers here on Spark are saying "Get rid of it NOW!" emoticon (for those who didn't read yesterday's blog, that's the bread I am so addicted to)

Please add any further info. you have.

Ciao

P.S. Would you believe an ad for Krill oil appeared on the top of my page?

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/5/2013 11:20AM

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/4/2013 3:31AM

    Thanks for some of that info on repairing the lining, I have IBS, so I may try some of that, although we do eat salmon twice a week.
Never heard of Krill oil, but I tried cod liver oil capsules and it made my IBS worse so will give that a miss.
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LYNMEINDERS 3/4/2013 2:24AM

    Brilliant blog....is the Krill oil in capsule form????

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MARYANNSQUEST 3/3/2013 10:50PM

    Love the Blog Helen!

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 3/3/2013 9:58PM

    Wow!! I am impressed with your plans. I look forward to following your progress and hearing what is working for you. I hope you continue to find great success and improved health!

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MARIANNMC 3/3/2013 9:36PM

    A big diet change is a big challenge -- but it sounds like you're up for it. YAY! I think it's great that you are taking responsibility for your own health and wellness. Keep up the good work.

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/3/2013 5:56PM

    Good luck with the new diet Helen! I hope it all works for you.


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1EMMA2011 3/3/2013 5:30PM

    Hi Helen!! the Krill oil sounds so interesting! I will check it out at the Health Food store!! So happy that Dr. Oz is so awesome!!!

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 5:09PM

    A day at a time and your new habit will stick.

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CLAIRESML 3/3/2013 2:49PM

    SOunds like you know exactly what you want to do. Good luck! oh, pretty wallpaper

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KANDOLAKER 3/3/2013 2:19PM

    Great plans! Glad you are getting such quick results. On the dairy, have you tried almond milk? It is lower in calories than milk, and taste great. I've been using it for about a year and love it. Best wishes to you!

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FLAME42 3/3/2013 1:57PM

    Keep investigating and doing what is best for YOU!

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GOULDSGRANITE 3/3/2013 1:37PM

    Very positive direction you have chosen. Seems like all this info is lining up just at the right time for you. What a blessing! I will research the Krill oil. Thank you. emoticon emoticon WISHES!

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TUTUNAN 3/3/2013 1:30PM

    A really good blog, Helen. I hope this works for you. I didn't see the show, but I think Dr Oz is great.
Go for it girl!

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ESILBO 3/3/2013 12:50PM

    GREAT BLOG HELEN. I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW ABOUT OIL, I LOOKED IT UP. THANK YOU AND I BELIEVE YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH YOUR NEW HABITS.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/3/2013 12:25PM

    I love blogs where I learn something new and this was a real treat for me. I can benefit from it! Thanks a lot for the great info.

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POLYANNA2 3/3/2013 11:40AM

    I have absolutely nothing to add here, Helen, except that I am a great believer in what Dr. Oz has to say. So one step at a time, as you say. I'm looking forward to hearing how you do on this new habit. I hope it makes you feel spectacular.
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THUNDERCAT 3/3/2013 11:03AM

    Interesting blog. Thanks for sharing and good luck with forming your new habits.


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Room For Improvement!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I have lots of room for improvement here! Since I have to blog every day, maybe I should tackle this one first.

How do I intend to improve?

I've got the water down, so now I think I will watch my portions. I'm okay with everything but the protein and bread. I added back bread for fiber. I love the Ancient Grains - can't you tell? lol

If I know there is something I can't live without, I'm not going to fight it any longer.

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 6:14PM

    I prefer smaller portions to eliminating

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/3/2013 8:56AM

    Cutting down instead of giving it up is a good idea! I am giving it a go!
I love ancient grains too! Do you like Spelt? They grew it here long ago!

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/3/2013 4:42AM

    I am last to get here, you posted after I turned off the computer...lol

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LYNMEINDERS 3/3/2013 3:24AM

    Bread is my downfall...totally....
you can do this....go you

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/3/2013 3:19AM

    Good for you. I love bread as well, and also have to watch my portions. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/2/2013 7:12PM

    Great job Helen! If there is something I can't live without, I don't fight it anymore either. Also, great job on your water!!

We can do this thing!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/2/2013 2:55PM

    I agree that portion control is extremely important. Good luck!

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POLYANNA2 3/2/2013 1:40PM

    Helen, I know all about the bread dilemma, the rice dilemma and worst of all the pasta dilemma, so many dilemmas. Balance, portion control, that's where it's at. You're right to not deny yourself completely or you'll just end up binging. You'll find the right balance for you and find good health in the process.
I have every faith in you that you will do it, and I'm cheering you on!!!
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GRANDMACOO 3/2/2013 12:38PM

    I teach the "plate method" to my patients.....1/2 fruits and veggies, 1/4 grains, 1/4 protein. I know calories in must be less than calories out, but if I overeat fruits and veggies, I don't feel like I've "cheated" too badly.

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ESILBO 3/2/2013 11:45AM

    emoticon GOOD ONE HELEN. IT WOULD BE A GOOD ONE FOR ME TOO. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
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MINIMOE1 3/2/2013 11:42AM

    Good to see you blogging again. I miss your insights. Those pesky portions tend to grow over time if not measured/weighed occasionally if not every day. You just can't take anything for granted it seems. Bread has always been my "red light" food - carb=comfort don'cha know!
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"Everything I Desire Is Within Me" - Centering Thought for the Day

Saturday, November 10, 2012

That is Deepak Chopra's meditation for today. . .

and here is the rest of what he has to say that I find so important because we have a tendency, or I do, to compare how we are doing weightwise with others on Spark. This will free you!

"Today we will consider what success is and where it is found. It's common sometimes to measure our success or fulfillment by comparing ourselves to others. This is called object-referral, looking outside for validation.

"It is also common to overlook the opportunities for success that exist in our setbacks or failures.

"Through meditation we learn that everything we want, need and desire is already within us and that the seeds of success are within every perceived setback. Self-referral, looking within, is where true fulfillment resides."

  
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RDGISME 11/11/2012 7:22PM

    Some great thoughts to keep with me everyday, not just today! I need to work on not comparing myself...

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/11/2012 7:07PM

    This was a welcome treasure today. I love Deepak Chopra. He is so wise.

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1EMMA2011 11/11/2012 4:14PM

    Keep this coming! Love it!! Great stuff. Thank you for your positive attitude and reminder to avoid comparisons... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JERZGURL_NAN 11/10/2012 10:02PM

    EmPOWERing - thank you

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/10/2012 9:50PM

    That is so true, and most of the world is guilty of comparing ourselves to others. Thanks for the reminder!

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PATRICIAAK 11/10/2012 8:08PM

    Super

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MINIMOE1 11/10/2012 7:34PM

    That Deepak Chopra is one smart guy!

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GOODGETNBETR 11/10/2012 3:24PM

    Great wisdom. Love listening to his audio books. emoticon

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ESILBO 11/10/2012 3:12PM

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GRANNYSUE9 11/10/2012 2:55PM

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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LYNMEINDERS 11/10/2012 2:29PM

    AMEN

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FLAME42 11/10/2012 12:45PM

    As we do come to understand, no one can do this journey for us! Each of us has to make the journey in our own way and time.
Have a personally successful day!

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POLYANNA2 11/10/2012 11:38AM

    Words to live by! Thanks, Helen. emoticon

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IDLETYME 11/10/2012 10:15AM

    That's great! We all need to remember what he said!! emoticon
Thanks for sharing!


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LIVELONG58 11/10/2012 9:18AM

    All good thoughts to take with me today...thank you....love your pink roses! emoticon

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