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what it took to use the steamer

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I bought some cookware last year with an added steamer.iv been using the pans but that steamer has been sitting in my cuberd untouched.month by month I walked by it thinking I need to use that instead frying our veggies,rice,ect.but still it sat untouched.well recently my dad went for a regerler dr visit and that ended in open heart surgery.he had 5 bypasses done.one of his arteries was 100 % blocked he was a heart attack waiting to happen.the surgeon later told us that his arteries was so bad that most likely he would had had a massive heart attack and possibly not survived .he is obese and has diabetes.plus high blood pressure.I was worried he wouldn't make it as he did have some issues after the surgery.but he doing good now.so today as I was making dinner,I got that steamer down,gave a good washing and steamed our veggies.and they was very good.I have a feeling I will be using the steamer much more the the frying pan from now on.

  
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IMREITE 3/24/2013 1:43AM

    i get my health numbers tested through a work fitness program so i know my numbers are really good except for my weight/bmi and pants size. so my motivation is to tone up and fit into a smaller size.

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2SNOWCRANES 3/23/2013 10:51PM

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the road to recovery after OHS

Monday, March 18, 2013

my dad recently had open heart surgery.he had 5 bypasses.he is doing good though but with his diabieties it is slowing his recovering abit as he is having some small issues that the dr said it is usually the diabetics that do it.like arithmea,hopefully he gets out tomorrow.i havent had time to be on here or to count my food or even do my wii fit.I am exhausted between him and my kids and trying to clean,cook.and when he comes home i will be with him during the day.so it may be a few weeks before i get back in my normal routine.this has gave me the up most respect for people are taking care of a sick parent while still taking care of there own.it truly leaves you exhausted. and grouchy lol.but i wouldnt have it any other way. I lost my mom at a young age and regret i dint do more for her so i wont make that mistake twice.besides its only a few weeks and things will start getting back to normal.then someday my dad will owe me bigtime lol he is 54 btw so still young to have this surgey but he doesnt take care of himself like he should so this was an eye opener to both of us.good luck to all of you with your weight loss

  
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LOVEMYVEGGIES1 3/19/2013 11:13AM

    thank you he still isnt out yet.he hasn't been able to completely get off oxygen

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CIRANDELLA 3/18/2013 5:49PM

    You're a wonderful, devoted daughter... I hope your dad makes a smooth, steady recovery and that the arrhythmia will soon either disappear or be medically taken care of. Stay strong; it's such a difficult time, when a parent is recovering from surgery and we're helping out. I wish you lots of strength right now. emoticon

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SPATTEN2001 3/18/2013 4:15PM

    Sorry to hear about your father's health ... will keep him and you in prayer for a speedy recovery and comfort.

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open heart surgery

Thursday, March 14, 2013

if i was waiting for a wake up call,i got it.as I type this my dad is getting a six bypass heart surgery.he is 54 .it happened so fast but a ekg done at a dr apt showed something .we went to the hospital and he has several blockages one is 100 percent blocked has always liked fast food,overweight,diabetties,.I am heading that way at 255 pounds..after seeing what he has gone though and its far from over.no way do I wana go through this.its horrible.Its horrible to know my dad the strong one who has done so much for me is now having his chest cut open.before he went back for surgery he told me to change my ways so I will not be where he is now.but my poor dad was still talking about how he loves bacon even as the meds was kicking in.but mabe if i show him i can do it he will to.he will be changing but it will be hard and i want him to know he isnt alone in this..it really is sad to see him go through this im trying not to cry as i type this.this has opened my eyes bigtime.

  
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LOVEMYVEGGIES1 3/16/2013 8:15PM

    he came out ok.now in recovery.i probly wont be on here much for the next few weeks though but still sticking to eating good.and he is to

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/14/2013 10:21PM

    I am sorry your Dad is having to go through this. I am praying for you and your dad

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WYTRIX 3/14/2013 3:04PM

    I know how you feel. My husband had his first heart attack at the age of 30, 10 years ago. I wasn't ready for that. He had his second surgery 1 month after his first. Then he had his third last April. It's hard especially when you struggle to change your ways. My hubby struggles daily even knowing that he can go through this again. But I think because I really am pushing hard to change my ways he is seeing it and is taking the initiative to eat better. He still has his downfalls but he is doing better. Stay strong, do this for you and in the process it will help you father. Help him change his ways, but try not to stress over it. That can make things worse for you. I know because I let it happen. If your dad likes bacon, get him turkey or veggie bacon, stuff like that. Anything you can do to help. Teach him and if your mom is with him, teach her how to cook and make healthy meals. I not only had to do that for us, but I have been having to help both my parents with this. Good luck and know that we all are here praying for you and your dad. Have a great day. God Bless!!!

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lesson learned

Monday, February 11, 2013

Yesterday i hate kinda bad.candies, fried foods.well today I feel horrible.im tired,slugish,even depressed.sure I felt good while eating it but not so much now.I dint even sleep good last night.for the last 2 weeks iv been eating only organic foods.lots of veggies,fruit and was feeling good.ugh i will remember this next time lol.

  
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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 2/11/2013 7:40PM

    Sometimes it helps to have that reminder!

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NESARIAN 2/11/2013 2:52PM

    It does take a day of eating foods that do not agree with us to remember. Great lesson and invaluable!

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I let stress get the best of me

Monday, January 28, 2013

I am disapointed with myself I was close to losing 10 pounds when I let stress control me and i gained 6 pounds over 3 days.I have a certain close famliy member that makes my life hell.you know the kind that thinks im a horrible mother and trys to control me.and this person has suceeded in turning certain ones against me.anywho had more drama from this person which caused me to eat alot.well im done with punishing myself.I have decided to cut this person from my life and its like a weight has been lifted from me.i relize this person will never change so its time to move on.Im ready to be healthy inside and out.my husband has helped me relize I have to get rid of mental wieght in order to get rid of the physical weight.btw this person isnt him lol.

  
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IDJ1973 1/28/2013 1:12PM

    don't give up.. i too have given in to the foods I love by eating too much of them. But then I start all over again. Stay focused on eating healthy and not so much.. This is my goal.

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LOVEMYVEGGIES1 1/28/2013 12:37PM

    I did eat alot of high sodiam junk so it could be water also for the other replie i will defintly say that also

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CHERYL_ANNE 1/28/2013 12:20PM

    Do you think you really consumed 21,000 calories?

I don't.

I'd take a guess that maybe you you ate foods high in sodium and you're retaining water.

Keep working the Spark... every little step you take counts on the journey to becoming the healthiest you can be!

Beating yourself up is not productive and will only make you feel worse.

You didn't do anything wrong so you don't need to punish yourself!

Positive attracts positive.

I try my best to not surround myself with the negative, poisonous people that suck the life and air out of a room. When I have to endure them - it's a trigger and I just want to eat. But why would I want to punish myself by stuffing my feelings down inside when I didn't do anything wrong?

You are blessed that you get support from your husband.

You can do this!

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MILPAM3 1/28/2013 12:17PM

  Good for you! Separation from an unhealthy relationship can be a great step in the right direction for your own peace of mind. Some people are just contentious. I would think I had to justify myself in a certain person's eyes whenever she started criticizing me. My DH suggested not to do that (a soft answer turneth away wrath). The next time I saw her and she started in on me, I merely said, "I'm sorry you feel that way." I actually saw her face moved liked she'd been slapped and she changed gears so fast, it was amazing.

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EREBECCA 1/28/2013 11:54AM

  Stress gets all of us sometimes - don't let it beat you and keep going,

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PAWSINAZ 1/28/2013 11:53AM

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