Thursday, January 12, 2012
Well figured out why I have been so tired. I came down with the flu I think. Real bad headaches, dry cough, fever. Just wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been on here for a few days. Gonna go back to bed soon. Love Joyce
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Hi everyone. Good news. I lost the weight I gained from the "salt water" and I dropped an extra 3 pounds too. I was at 275 this am. I am really glad I got all that extra salt flushed out of my system. If you don't know what I am refering to read my earlier blog, (about 2 blogs ago). Anyway feeling better finally. I never feel great because of the fibro, but better is good.
Went to see a sick friend today. I am very worried for him. He has lost way too much weight. He can't seem to eat anything, so we are trying to get him to try applesauce and stuff. He manages to keep down ensure and boost but not much of anything else. We took him some jello, fruit cups, applesauce, and whipped yoplait to try. Maybe we can find something he can tolerate. I think I might suggest baby food next? Any Ideas out there?
This system sure beats us up sometimes. Keep him in your prayers if you remember. His name is Norm.
I hope you are all well, especially speaking in a spiritual sense. Tomorrows lesson is very good. I like the songs too. But I like all the songs, lol.
Love to all, Joyce
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Thought I would try to start blogging again today. I need to be more regular with my blogs. It helps with the struggle sometimes.
I had a recent set back. I had gained a couple of pounds back. I believe that it had to do with some water I was drinking. A friend of mine was giving me some alkaline water to drink. Which was great in theory, but....I started swelling up real bad and stopped losing weight. So I started doing some research on the stuff and found out that some of those water alkalizers use sodium in their process. So, I asked my friend to check on that. She found out that those machines do not filter out salt and her water comes from a water softner (that was set at about 30 btw) . So, here I was getting a ton of salt in my water. I almost had a stroke a couple of year ago because of the same thing. I was drinking water that came through a water softner and it had made my bloodpressure skyrocket. I am glad I noticed the symptoms and stopped drinking the water then and now.
I was also getting headaches again and feeling, well, really crappy. I think I am starting to feel better now. I am glad I know my body and how it reacts sometimes to my environment. I have been drinking alot of (non salted) water and think I have flushed out most of the toxin of the salt water.
At first I was told that it couldn't be the water...then...found out that it absolutely was the water! I am very frustrated right now. I was getting very discouraged with my weight gain even though I was eating about the same as always. I am glad I figured it out before I got sicker and gave up again.
I am picking myself back up to start again, and again, and again, if that is what I need to do to beat this. I am trying not to be discouraged. I don't think I am gonna tell anyone I know what I am trying to do anymore cause I get way to much advice (if you know what I mean) and it is stressing me out. I am 52 years old and I think with a few tips and some good sparkpeople articles I will be able to get this figured out. I just stress when my friends try to tell me what, and when to eat. I know in this system I will never be a vegetarian (sp?). For one thing, I don't have that kind of income. For another, I enjoy my meat occasionally. (lol) Besides that, I am trying to make small, healthy changes that I can stick with.
I love my sparkpeople friends, who understand the struggle and don't overwhelm me with advice, but encourage what I am trying to do. And I know you folks really want me to succeed. Thanks for being here! Love You All!!!!
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