Thursday, February 17, 2011
I just talked to my doctor with the results from my annual test. Im 24 and pre diabetic with high cholesterol. How do I digest that?? I know I have a weight problem. I've had one all my life so what am I going to do now to lose the weight to save my life?? This is only going to make me stress out even more knowing I have these illnesses plus polycyctis ovaries.
With school in the way and working my time is so limited, but I guess that doesn't matter when your life is at risk. I got to do something and something now! But I've been here before saying I'm going to lose weight, I'm so motivated, I'm so determined. And I end up in the same spot that I'm in now.
Friday, February 04, 2011
Today I went to a lecture offered at my job (hospital) in celebration of National Heart Health Month. The lecture was performed by a well known cardiologist here at the hospital and I learned some statistics that i want to share with you
Every since year 1900, except 1 year 1988, cardiovascular disease has been the #1 killer of American men n women.
A child born today have a 50% chance of dieing from cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular is the greatest threat to our health
In 2008 82 million Americans had cardiovascular disease
that is 1 out of every 3 and More than half were women
Some of the percentages of cardiovascular disease cases reported among race and gender the year of 2008 (greatest to least):
47.3% african american women
African American Men
Caucasian women 34%
Cardiovascular disease cost the healthcare system 286 billion a year.
Cardiovascular disease is:
High blood pressure
76 million Americans had high blood pressure
16 million stroke
Heart Failure (least reported cases of cardiovascular disease in 2008)
Death rates from Cardiovascular disease in 2007:
Over 8 hundred thousand
1 in every 3 Americans
Highest to least death rates in 2007 by race and gender:
African American men (highest)
African American women
Caucasian women (least)
Cardiovascular disease biggest killers from biggest to least:
50% coronary heart disease (heart attaches, etc)
Minosota lowest stated with Cardiovascular disease
Mississippi state with Cardiovascular disease highest
Thursday, November 11, 2010
1st test of the holiday season: snack day at work. everyone brought what they wanted and ofcourse it was junk! i brought shrimp cocktail.
before i went i had yogurt, fruit, and water so i wasnt starving but had an appetite. when i walked in i immediately looked at the buffet of food to see what was the healthiest. i'm a sugar addict and there were 3 desserts: chocolate cake, key lime cake, and strawberry short cake!!!
salsa/cheese dip (about 2-4 tbls) with tortilla chips
grapes, two pieces of cheese (size of dice)
broccoli with a sauce like ranch (maybe 1 tblspn)
shrimp coctail (my favorite and i ate enough lol)
1 bite of a chicken wing (didnt want it)
about 2 tblspn of pasta salad
finally 1 forkful of key lime cake (after i finished the 1st foods so i dont over eat my favorites--sweets)
WATER for beverage of choice--they had straight soda and juice. I dont care for soda but I love juice.. skipped right pass it!!
I must say that I'm really proud of myself. Not only did i pass up my favorite (sweets), but I didn't binge eat like normally and feel miserable after...
My advice is to go to all the lil in between holiday parties you can to get some practice for the main days (thanksgiving, christmas, new years)so you can see what types of foods are offered and get some practice for eyeballing serving sizes..it's worth it!
Zumba class tonight to work off what i ate.....
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