Sunday, December 01, 2013
At 63 it has been a year of discovery, why am I so tired all the time? Will I be healthy when I retire? Been to almost every kind of doctor there is this year, been poked, prodded, stuck, had blood sucked out and tested, had x-rays, CT scan, surgeries, EKG and the doctors couldn't tell me a thing. Had a sleep test and ruled out sleep apnea, found I have restless leg syndrome which is why I'm not getting sleep. No new suggestions except for more meds.
Read an infomercial on the internet about a month ago on 5 signs you will get cancer and 7 ways to predict it (my CT of the lung showed some clouding on the right front lobe, had a precancerous polyp during my endoscopy--so yeah, I'm interested!) Low and behold, about the first thing they said you can do to prevent cancer is to take iodine..........when they listed the symptoms of an iodine deficiency, it read like a laundry list of all the symptoms I complained about this year. I researched online, you have to take kelp tablets to get the iodine. I bought a bottle of 300 for about $12 and started taking one a day. The tablet is as thin as your fingernail and about the size of your pinky fingernail.
I felt an IMMEDIATE change in my emotional, mental and physical condition. Skeptic that I am, I thought wow, this is great, will it last? Well folks, about a month later I can say FOR ME it did. Did it solve all my problems? No, only I can do that, but I feel 100% more motivated and confident that I CAN DO IT.
I would never prescribe anything for anyone, but check it out. You can go online and search 5 signs you will get cancer and it will bring up the infomercial. Watch about a minute, hit your go back key and it will ask you if you really want to leave the site, say no, and then you can read what they talk about in their 48 minute commercial.
For me, I can finally see the light. I plan on finishing strong this year and I know I can, if I will just let myself succeed.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste .....
We could all use these words of encouragement now and then.
Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy.
Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?
Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated?
Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most?
Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me.
Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in.
To all my friends who are going through some issues right now-- let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand.
May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares.
Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
According to Chris Powell who works with the morbidly obese, our bodies burn an average of 12 calories per pound of our weight. Anything below that would bring weight loss. A couple of days ago I weighed 264, so X 12 = 3168. It was a cook out day at work and for whatever reason I ended up eating around 3400 calories. When I weighed the next morning, I was down 1.5 pounds. Next day I also ate on the high end and dropped another pound. My tracker says I should be eating between 2100 and 2400 and I've been plateaued for a month. I won't continue eating that much, but I was kind of shocked. Pleasantly! now we'll see what happens when I go back to eating less!
I need to lose another 12 to get my colonoscopy done at the clinic and not the hospital. Today I'm cooking low fat chicken, shrimp, boiled eggs, fish and lots of veggies for the week. Hoping to make meals of 250-300 calories and eat 5-6 times a day, plus exercise. If that doesn't keep me moving in the right direction I don't know what I'll do......
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Since the last time I logged in here, I lost 20 pounds, won 2nd place in the biggest loser at work and then have been stalled at 274 for a month.
My fault, lost my focus trying to focus: on low salt, 300 calorie meals 5-6X a day, exercise, work. I can easily eat all day, but keep it to 300 calories every 2-3 hours and low salt all day? I'm used to eating until I'm full and then snacking, now it seems like I'm never satisfied.
The salt is so discouraging, if they take away the salt, they add sugar or fat, take away the fat, they add sugar and salt, take away the sugar, they add salt and fat! I'm used to low fat and sugar, but now you want my salt! argghh!
I cleaned out my pantry last night to donate the food to the US Postal food drive, they get food, I get salt free. Trying to focus on fresh food, lose the potato chips, and other salty snacks, soups (my downfall--they are so low in calories and high in fiber AND SALT).
No more whining, on vacation for a week, have to shower, pack and hit the road. No computer for the next 5-6 days, so no tracking here. Will be trying to eat "clean" as much as possible. Have a good week everyone!
Friday, March 08, 2013
Having a body monitor really gives me motivation! I knew I was waking up tired every day, but from the time I spent in bed I figured I was getting 9+ hours of sleep. Nope. not even close, the best I've done is about 7-1/2.
I joined Gold's Gym again and signed up for a trainer once a week for the next 2 months. I've started going in the morning before work and I'm getting the exercise done. 5 out of 7 days this week, one day missed was a snow day. I met with the trainer today for a physical assessment, not good. But we're going to get it together. Next week he will show me some strength training to add to the cardio and go over my nutrition. I'm going to use that term from now on! I've been on a diet all my life and it only gets worse! Its about time I focus on food as fuel to feed and nourish my heart, lungs and other body parts!
I'm ready. It's time. I'm looking forward to being healthy, strong and active! Bring it on!
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