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Give Yourself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010, I am!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I'm Giving Myself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010!!!

In the middle of writing in my SP Journal, I came up with the idea of giving myself 2 healthy gifts, and who doesn't like gifts!?!! Now it may seem like a challenge, but I'm calling it a gift! So feel free to join me, it's for the 1st week in August!

This is an excerpt from my SP Community Journal, "A Gift of Health July 2010 & Beyond.

"So today is the 1st of August & it's the beginning of the week, SundaY! So I started tracking in my book again. 6:30am Thyroid Med, 8am take vitals & have breakfast!
emoticonI had 2 scrambled eggs (prepared w/1 teaspoon of Grapeseed oil & 1 small pack of black pepper) for breakfast. Take morning meds about 9:30am (10 pills).
emoticon10am, Set out to do Body Gospel's Body Revival (33minutes) which would leave me about 30 minutes to get ready for church, but ended up only doing 19 tummy wasn't feeling so good(& that's in addition to a tight pain that I've had since Sat. morning in my lift tri&bicep) ...yeah, so now my stomach is not doing so well, but I'll take a shower and see how I feel!

Oh yeah, so here's a brief update on what I've been doing.... emoticon emoticon emoticonummmmm...well, actually not too much in terms of exercising and eating like I want to. But steps is what will keep me moving forward. So I have done things like wash dishes, take out a bag of trash, ...ummmmm...well...I've done some other stuff too, but I'll try to share later, on account of my tummy not feeling well, and me trying to get to church for 1st Sunday, communion.

emoticon***7 day journey of Healthy Gifts this 1st week of August 2010***
So all the best as we begin August! I really do hope to get a tv workout and walking in everyday this week! That's my gift to myself for this 1st week of August!
1) Do a tv/dvd workout in the morning and walk for about 5 minutes when I come home!
2) I will also try to (no I shall) give myself a daily gift of veggies (if from the can I'll rinse them with H2O before cooking).
Feel free to join me with this 7 day journey of Healthy Gifts this 1st week of August 2010!
I just came up with it, but use it for motivation, I know I will! If you don't like these 2 gifts of health, come up with your's just for 1 week! emoticon"

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BABY_GIRL69 8/2/2010 4:45PM

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My healthy gifts:

1. Had salad & turkey sandwich (1slice of bread).
2. Did FitTv Namaste & All Star Workouts Pilates Sculpt.

I think we can do the 2 healthy gifts each day or more. This is a great idea!

God bless Roz! I pray you feel better.

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NEXTYEAR 8/2/2010 8:54AM

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MSPROVERBS31 8/1/2010 3:52PM

And how awesome DELORENZO74!!!
Have a Steller Shred of a month!

Take care and all the best for your day 1 and beyond!

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DELORENZO74 8/1/2010 2:40PM

    I am starting Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred tomorrow! I can't wait...I am going to make August a stellar month!

Good luck!

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Nu Start Wk 1: Fruit & Veggies Weekend Shopping Trip Now it's Monday, How Will I Do?!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Okay time to make my lunch for school/
I must eat a good breakfast and pack a healthy lunch and get a workout in!

Let's see how it goes!

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LEROYJL 6/26/2010 10:43PM


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ADRIENNE29 5/26/2010 1:57PM

    hope it all went as planned!

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PRESHA911 5/24/2010 7:18PM

    That always seems to be my problem - I never pack a healthy lunch so I'm left eating something not so good for me. I need to work on that!

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LUNADRAGON 5/24/2010 12:58PM

    Wear a pedometer to count your steps/miles and make a goal to reach. You are doing it! emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 5/24/2010 8:33AM

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MSPROVERBS31 5/24/2010 12:40AM

    thx baby girl!!!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 5/17/2010 2:25PM

    Well there are always quick workouts on FitTv 30mins or even walking briskly on your way. Make sure you include a fruit in the morning & a veggie with lunch. It helps you work up to your 3-4 a day. . . lol

God bless & eat plenty of brain food!
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WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD!

I'm doing research about high Triglycerides, and I'm reading and truly believe that my Hypothyroid & my Heart Meds are contributing greatly to the high Tri #s.

Well, I'm going to keep up with this, it's quite interesting. I didn't have all these problems until getting on all these meds after doctors messed things up in the hospital a couple of years ago.

But God is, and I believe that there is complete healing in store for me!

Until the next blog, take care!

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PRESHA911 5/24/2010 7:18PM

    I took some meds that increased my cholesterol, too. It was unbelievable, because I was only 23 at the time. I think doctors need to explain possible side effects a little better.

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ECHOBLUE1 5/24/2010 11:53AM

    Am thinking you may be right. Guess I'd better check out mine. Also, have to check to make sure they are gluten-free. Seems like no matter which way we turn there are always glitches in meds that are supposed to help us. HAH Research Hugs, Echo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOY1918 5/24/2010 6:46AM

    Your meds may be increasing your cholesterol and maybe not. I was raised on the Mediterranean diet (olive oil, fresh fruits and vegs, fish, lean meat, etc.) all the ggod stuff. I eat oatmeal every day, etc. and exercise regularly. My chlesterol is high, runs in my mothers side of the family (none of which are overweight).

The problem is our bodies (the liver) make cholesterol. it us needed for hormone production. So your meds may or may not be raising your cholesterol.

God Bless. emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 5/17/2010 2:37PM

    Do what baby-girl says yes meds fix one thing but cause another. I am believing for my healing too.

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/14/2010 3:03PM

    Deb you are so right ... Jesus paid it all!!! I agree with you both and a three fold cord is not easily broken. When I worked for ACS there was a distinct difference in the outcomes of the patients who were fearful.
For some added inspiration check out<
Scroll down the left side, click on cancer and be blessed by the miraculous testimonials.

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CIERAPOET 5/13/2010 5:54PM

    Bless the Lord Oh Jocelyn's Soul and all that is within her, Bless the Lord Who Heals ALL her sicknesses and diseases! His Word will not return void. Embrace His Word of Healing every day. Take His Word like you take that medicine and enjoy walking in Divine Health. God is faithful so don't fear because he does not bring fear or these sicknesses. Resist the devil and he will flee. God bless you and I am standing in faith for your healing with you. I agree with the Word of the Lord!
Rise and be HEALED!!!
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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/13/2010 4:08PM

    10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol
By Tanya Reynolds
Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board
The next time you go grocery shopping, look for these cholesterol-lowering treats recommended by the American Heart Association.
1. Extra virgin olive oil:
Studies have shown that this type of olive oil increases the body's levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), which helps to reduce plaque buildup in the arteries
2. Salmon and omega-3 fats:
Omega-3s, found in fatty fish, like salmon, sardines, and anchovies, and in fortified eggs and soybeans, reduce nearly every risk factor for heart disease. They reduce inflammation, reduce high blood pressure, decrease triglycerides, help to make blood thinner and less likely to clot, and raise HDL cholesterol. And recent research suggests that omega-3s may also keep your brain sharp and possibly ward off dementia.
3. Oatmeal and oat bran:
Also high in fiber, oats contain beta-glucan, which helps to lower LDL levels. Oats also help regulate blood glucose levels, a benefit to those with diabetes.
4. Nuts:
Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are both known to lower cholesterol. Limit your daily intake to one and a half ounces (which is about one and a half handfuls), since nuts are high in calories.
5. Plant sterols and stenols:
These are natural substances found in small amounts in the cell membrane of plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. You can get the recommended two grams per day by eating fortified foods such as margarine spread, orange juice, and salad dressings, but these should only be eaten by people with high levels of LDL cholesterol.
6. Beans:
Kidney, lima, black, navy, and pinto beans are rich in the fiber your body needs to help lower cholesterol. Research has shown eating 5 to 10 grams of fiber per day helps to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by 3 to 5 percent.
7. Alcohol:
All alcohol in moderation (no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men) can be beneficial to the heart, but red wine in particular provides antioxidants that offer an extra nutritional boost.
8. Blueberries:
These antioxidant-rich berries also contain a compound that may help lower LDL cholesterol as effectively as some drugs do and with fewer side effects.
9. Cranberry-grape juice:
Antioxidants found in grape juice can help slow the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and cranberry juice raises HDL cholesterol. Just be sure to purchase 100 percent juiceyou don't need all the sugar of a juice cocktail.
10. Yogurt with live active cultures (probiotics):
Several studies have shown that probiotics help lower LDL cholesterol by preventing the reabsorption of cholesterol back into the bloodstream.



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BABY_GIRL69 5/13/2010 3:52PM

    Speak life to that healing & know in your heart that its on the way! God bless & take care! Dee

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MARYBERT 5/13/2010 11:19AM

    Hi there...keep researching, you will become more informed, and keep praying, God will put the right people in your life to help you. The more prayers the quicker the breakthrough, so my prayers are added to your journey to wellness. God bless and have a great day.

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What To Do? High Cholestrol Numbers...NOT GOOD!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So I just left my 3 month Oncology follow up. Great appointment as always...except...
Scales show 220 lbs., Triglycerides at 330 ( I think), and well, there where other things that were not so good, but these 2 things I need to do, I want to do what I can! She wants me to see the Nutritionist at the Cancer Center, & I'll make an appt. as soon as I can (but with my school schedule it's a bit hard. So until I can get to her & actually even afterwards...

I could use your help! So Spark Friends can you help me?

I'm told that the Chemotherapy that I had pushed me into a body that's aged beyond what my birthdate shows. I have been premenopasal & my hormones are still currently OFF. So I CAN'T eat like I used to and have the same results. And honestly, I don't really know what to eat!

PLUS I have a LOW THYROID due to the radiation I had. So ...


So Spark Friends can you help me? encourage me? support me? anything positive?
Because I've got to get my Trigylc. # and my weight # DOWN!!!!!!!


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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/13/2010 1:35PM

    Oh Oh Oh Oh emoticon

Not only does the Great Physician have you in the palm of His Hands but in Psalm 103:5 He also promises to satisfy thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's!!!

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 5/13/2010 1:15PM

    emoticon I had no idea you were going through this.
I used to work for the American Cancer Society as a Cancer Information Specialist. They offer a lot of free resources including help from a nutritionist @ 1-800-227-2345. In the meantime get some great info:

emoticon You've done the hardest part!!!

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MSJUCY1 5/12/2010 9:35PM

    I don't know how much advice I can offer, but I wanted to tell you that despite everything you're facing right now, you can do this! Because I do not know your overall health issues, I would talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about your meal plans and exercise. I used the SP nutrition tracker to track my calories and used the good ole equation of burning more cals than I take in. But that's what worked for me. Whatever you choose, as long as you stay dedicated and understand it's a process and not an overnight fix, you'll make it happen! Good luck to you and I wish you the best emoticon

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SMILEY3826 5/12/2010 9:22PM

    i have an underactive thyroid, which makes it a challenge for me to lose weight and to not gain. so i can understand some of what you are going through. for me to lose weight, i find that i have to work out for at least 90 minutes throughout my day,to not gain any weight. i am here for you every step of the way. anytime you need some support,motivation or encouragement, i am here for you. do not give up! by reaching out to your spark friends, you will be able to reach your goals! we are here to support you all the way! you can do this! you are worth it! have a wonderful day!

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I Lost Inches...I Think I'll Measure My Body More Often!

Friday, April 02, 2010

So I decided to this this challenge on another site & They asked to weigh yourself or do measurements. I decided to do both. And today I thought to check my measurements. AND OH MY GOODNESS, I LOST INCHES!!!!!!! Which means a lot when my weight goes back and forth & I havn't seen anything under 200 in sooooo long!

Well, being soooo happy, I thought I'd share with my SP Friends! So here it is!

~Beginning March Stats:
5'5", 217 lbs, Arms: 15", Thorax: 34", Bust: 48", Tummy: 43.5", Hips: 48", Thighs: 28"

~March 31st Update: 208.8 lbs (-9) 45.9% body fat & 39.2% body water

~April 2 - Good Friday:
207.2 lbs, Arms: 14", Thorax: 35", Bust: 43", Tummy: 40", Hips: 46", Thighs: 27"

Well, this was enough to encourage me to do more working out! Next week I start a new schedule my thoughts are togo to the gym before I come home! So we'll see it that helps me to get to the gym more than 1x a week (which has been all that I've been able to do). So As I enter my 3rd month at the gym, I think I can upgrade it a bit!

Well, Good Friday to you all and Take Care!!!

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MSPROVERBS31 5/13/2010 10:02AM

    THat;s ok Deb!

Thank you all for your words!!!

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CIERAPOET 4/15/2010 1:15AM

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I am so happy for you. I guess I'll find my stats from the last time I measured myself which I did not log here but in my personal notebook. Worth trying. I know I'm making progress and you are such a blessing by your great progress. Keep up the great work and I appreciate you!!!


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JOCHEBED1 4/8/2010 1:42AM

    great work!

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CUSTOMBUILT55 4/3/2010 9:08AM

    Yes, I am an inches loser also! I stopped working out after work because it would keep me up 2 hours longer at night, and I must be up at 4a.m. Exercise cuts my appetite drastically too!

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CELLOPLAYER1 4/3/2010 8:02AM

    Conrats on your inches lost. Good luck with going to the gym on the way home from work. I have found a class our at my gym that I really enjoy. I find I prefer to work our befor work.

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CAMSMOM918 4/2/2010 11:42PM

    i am sooo proud of you!! i have yet to take mine - only because someone should really do them for me so they are done right. i was hoping to go back to curves and leave it all to them and i haven't gotten there yet . . . maybe next week.

keep up the good work!! let's hear more inspirational and motivating stories like that!! and have a great weekend and wonderful Easter!!

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MLG511 4/2/2010 9:21PM

    Congrats! Any loss is a great loss whether it be ounces, pounds or inches! Keep up the good work!

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GOING-STRONG 4/2/2010 6:47PM

    Good for you and congrats on those lost inches!

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BABY_GIRL69 4/2/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonGod bless & Happy Easter! Dee

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2FINDREALME6 4/2/2010 4:32PM

  Congrats! Inches are great. I measured yesterday so I am excited to see a difference like you did! Keep up the great work.

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PRIN1978 4/2/2010 3:57PM

    Congratulations on your success. Keep up the great work and remember; a little bit of something is better than nothing at all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSPROVERBS31 4/2/2010 3:46PM

    Thanks Spark Friends!

Yes! I know I only lost 1 here and 1 there. But I'm SO excited that I want to tell EVERYBODY, "Measure Yourself!" emoticon

Take care!

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FITWITHIN 4/2/2010 3:31PM

    I always tell people don't get discourage if the scale don't move, because chances are you have lost inches. emoticonjob.

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EMTDEEDAE 4/2/2010 3:28PM

    GOOD JOB! I have not measured yet .. 17 lb in last 3 months .. so I probably SHOULD do it

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FERGSGIRL2 4/2/2010 3:26PM

    congrats on your success! I wished I had taken my measurements when I first began. I know I've lost more inches than weight, cause my clothes show it. Keep up the good work. I like losing the inches--for me they show up my weight loss better.

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