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Cholesterol

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here and there I have had cholesterol above the ideal number of "200", since I changed my lifestyle by eating good and exercising I have been able to keep it check. As everybody that follows my blogs knows I fell of the wagon around the Holidays and as result I started to feel tire, stress, not able to sleep good and my blood pressure was also acting up. I went to the doctor for a much needed physical, he didn't think the blood pressure numbers were anything to be concern about because they are still within the good range, however, he ran a complete blood work and my cholesterol being the only thing to be out of control the total number is 232 and the LDL "bad" is 148.
He suggested to start on Crestor to bring it down and control it by going back to my routine of good food and exercise.
If you learn one thing from my mistake is to please make sure you keep eating and exercising the right amount your body needs to stay healthy. Is not worth to go in a binge and jeopardize the hard work and most important your health.
Have a great week everyone and keep walking! emoticon

  
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DJ4HEALTH 2/18/2014 8:44PM

    Watch out for pain in the muscles from them and you can take down your cholesterol naturally too with red yeast rice with out all that side affects. So far the only side affects that I know of is weight loss from red yeast rice

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IS1GAR 2/18/2014 5:51PM

    Thanks for the advice I'll listen to my body.
I'm glad you are back safe, the winter and driving has been brutal this year all over the US.

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KERRYG155 2/18/2014 1:11PM

    Yes, I need to get back on gear, too, but I'm not having mine checked any time soon. At least I don't plan to. lol Exercise, exercise, exercise! We have to do it along with the proper foods. emoticon Also take care with the cholesterol meds-they can cause cramping and other muscle problems. My husband ran into that.

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Journey's Challenges

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Good morning to all my Spark Friends
As you all might have noticed I have been somewhat absent, here is why.
The month of December was challenging for me in many ways, as is for most of us, how you recover is the key to maintain your healthy lifestyle. The mistake I made were several: short myself in the fitness area, eat sweets and other foods not so healthy, not drinking enough water, stay motivated with my progress and instead allowed myself to get depress as result of all these I suffer a set back, is Ok because the most important thing was to learn from the mistakes I made.
Here are the results of my actions I gained weight I went up to 185 Lbs. I lost strength I felt sluggish and tire all the time but more concerning my blood pressure started to climb, in the last two weeks I have felt pressure in my chest and as my mind started to get while the more pain I felt. It took me most of January to get back in the eating and living healthy but I'm in the road to recovery.
Yesterday I went to the doctor, after seeing the records I keep on my health, she told me the blood pressure is not high enough to even worry or get in medications. They ran a EKG and the results were excellent, my heart is healthy. I going to have a full blood work to check for the other hidden numbers.
I thank SparkPeople, BodyMedia and Withings to facilitate the reports that really tell what changes you have made and makes your life easier to keep on track in so many ways.
I thank all my Spark Friends for the support I receive from you. I'm sorry when I get in a rut I don't communicate as much, but this is another thing I'm working on getting better this year.
I have to resume my virtual trip to California.....at the pace I have been going I will never get there....LOL!!!! I have to up my fitness minutes again and I have to do strength training to keep myself healthy.
emoticon Forward and take the journey of getting healthy the rest will come as a blessing.
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MARILYNROBERT 2/5/2014 3:37PM

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DEBIGENE 2/4/2014 9:21PM

    Sometimes life just gets in our way and then we realize it and shake off the crap and move on.

Congrats on your awakening and good results at the dr visit !!!

SPARK on my friend !!!

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KERRYG155 2/4/2014 5:28PM

    I understand how you feel because I kind of did the same thing last month and it irritates me no end! Coming back to SP daily does help encourage us or at least makes us think about doing what we are supposed to be doing! emoticon

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My New Years Wish For You

Sunday, December 29, 2013


may you have....

12 months of happiness
25 weeks of fun and laughter
365 days of success
8,760 hours of good health
252,600 minutes of good luck
and 3153600 seconds of joy.

Happy New Year.

  
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MBEEMOM 12/30/2013 3:26PM

    I know you made an oopsie for 25 weeks instead of 52! emoticon Thank you for your friendship this year!

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STEPH-KNEE 12/29/2013 7:38PM

    Love it! Wishing you the same! emoticon

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KERRYG155 12/29/2013 7:26PM

    Thanks! Pretty good wishes there though I want more than 25 weeks of fun and laughter though I do know it can't be that way all the time.

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/29/2013 4:32PM

    You too, my friend. THANKS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBIGENE 12/29/2013 3:33PM

    Sweet !!! And I wish the same for you !!! Thank you !!!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/29/2013 2:43PM

    The same to you. Thanks for sharing!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 12/29/2013 1:57PM

    Thank you!!! emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 12/29/2013 1:20PM

  thank you and many successes are wished for you. emoticon

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Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I wish all my Spark friends a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!!

  
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AWESOMECHELZ 12/26/2013 12:06AM

    Thanks! I hope your day was fun and peaceful. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 12/25/2013 9:00PM

    Merry Christmas!

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DEBIGENE 12/25/2013 6:09PM

    and to you as well.

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KERRYG155 12/25/2013 12:27PM

    Wishing you the same things! Hope you're having a wonderful day !

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PROUD-GRANDMA 12/25/2013 11:18AM

    Merry Christmas to you & your family too!

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I'm Trying

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I keep trying to eat healthy and with portion control, keep pushing forward on my journey to stay fit and trying to stay and get stronger, but the truth of the matter is, I have the Holidays Blues. I lost my mom to breast cancer on a Christmas Eve and my dad had a massive heart attack on Father's Day. Both gone now for a few years but missed them the same....I was an only child so all I have is my own family, husband, 2 daughters and 4 grand children. My oldest moved to CO and it has been there for over a year, my youngest and her 2 daughters live in So FL about 5 hours away. Luckily I have 2 living with us, my only grandson and his sister, Vanessa the one I'm very close to and keeps me on track.
Despite the fact that I missed my daughters and both granddaughters from So FL.
(Which I'm going to see them this coming weekend)
We need to focus in the real Christmas Spirit and the birth of our Lord Jesus.
I will continue my virtual trip to CA, and will continue posting.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season!!!
Love you all!!!
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MBEEMOM 12/16/2013 10:06AM

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TWEETYKC00 12/12/2013 6:22AM

    It's so hard when you lose loved ones and you are not close to others, but you do have people there with you to be with. Enjoy what you have, your parents would want you to be happy with your family.

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GOPINTOS 12/12/2013 3:50AM

    Hang in there! I know how you must feel. I start to feel the same around Thanksgiving, even though Autumn is my favorite season. I lost my mom to breast cancer when I was 13, and she was 44. It was a Thanksgiving evening that she finally went to the hospital and we lost her about a week later. She had been battling it for several years, but in the end it had became a brain tumor.

That was 35 years ago this past Thanksgiving. Yes I cried a bit, DH was here for a hug, most of my kids are grown and gone, and grandkids scattered, but I am just happy that I wake up every day. Happy that I have hopefully changed what I thought was my destiny - to get the same illnesses as my parents that took them too early.

So yes I especially miss everyone during the holidays, those who have passed before and my children who are here and there, but I am glad that they are living their own lives, creating their own family memories. I am just thankful that I got a grip on my healthy so that I can be around for as many more holidays as possible :)

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KERRYG155 12/11/2013 9:15PM

    South Florida may as well be another state! I'm sorry those two holidays now have such sad memories attached. Enjoy the family you have close by and enjoy your visit with your daughter and grandkids down south!

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DEBIGENE 12/11/2013 8:04PM

    Yes the holidays can be hard for lots of different reasons. I try to spend time with family and/or friends and keep busy and then some years I just feel like offering to work for someone that wants to take off. Remembering what the season is all about in the first place makes all the difference for sure. Find your peace in sharing the season with as many people as you can in as many ways as you can.

God bless you friend.

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/11/2013 7:08PM

    The holidays are tough for so many like you, my friend, with lost family members. Thanks to sharing here. I wish there was something I could say to take your pain away, even temporarily. Just know that many love you and God bless you with peace. emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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ISLENAA 12/11/2013 6:44PM

  Christmas is also about family, love and compassion. have a wonderful and blessed Christmas. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/11/2013 1:22PM

    C'mon on up to Oregon while virtually traveling! I can show you the sites up here. My oldest and her 4 kids (one of whom I have never hugged!) are in Michigan, as are my parents and grandmother. I haven't had Christmas with them for 10 years. Sure miss them!

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ZAEMOM 12/11/2013 10:59AM

    Hang in there! Feel free to swing by my house on your virtual CA trip. We will have virtual hot tea or maybe some virtual hot cocoa? :)

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/11/2013 9:42AM

    emoticon blog! We all miss our loved ones who have passed on but focus on the true spirit of Christmas!

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