Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This is just a list of the many supplements I like to take on a daily basis and why I take them...
Multi Vitamin & Mineral capsule
Calcium + minerals with vitamin D - good for my bones
81 mg aspirin - heart health
500 mg Vitamin C - immune health
1000 mg Cinnamon - metabolism support
Fish, Flaxseed, Borage Oil with Omega 3, 6, 9 - heart health
900 mg St. John's Wort - cheaper than Prozac, no prescription needed :)
200 mg Ginseng - energy support
400 iu vitamin E - heart & immune health
100 mg 5HTP - promotes positive mood & control appetite
400 mg magnesium with zinc - good for my bones
60 mg ginkgo biloba - memory support, and I need all the help I can get
100 mg CoQ10 - good for my heart
Acai - antioxidant
80,000 stu cayenne fruit - metabolism support
99 mg potassium - for heart & circulation
Super B Complex - for metabolism
800 mcg chromium picolinate - for metabolism
100 mg Niacin - metabolism and cholesterol (read somewhere that it can help)
20 mg lutein - good for my eyes
many are not only good for what I listed, but also various other things as well, like being antioxidants, good for circulation, heart health, mood health, appetite control, support of various body functions, etc... they say on the labels. I take them based on various articles, books, & online information I have read and a few were doctor recommended.
I keep all the bottles together in a cabinet. Once a day I put what I need in a small condiment cup and take them throughout the day. Often I have taken them when lying in bed watching a movie. I don't take a handful at once, I can't do that, but I can take 3 to 5 depending on size. :)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I'm sitting here realizing the past 4 days did happen, but wow, they went by so fast. At the time it didn't seem so fast... but slow ... but now I'm like, did all that really happen?
Friday night my husband went to the ER after calling family doc and he recommended we go... with what he/we believed to possibly be a hernia... but it was painful and red. the ER doc said it was an umbilical hernia, but not life threatening and gave him some scripts (pain med, meds for inflammation) & instructions to call our family doc Monday morning and sent him home. I filled the scripts Sat morning. He lay in bed all weekend, hurting, not getting any better, and the mass increased and got hard... Monday morning we were worked in to our doc... he was not happy that no antibiotics were given in ER and that hubby was just sent home... family doc called a surgeon and made appt for hubby as soon as he could see him that afternoon (surgeon was in surgery) We saw surgeon at 1:30, by the time paperwork was done and surgeon examined him, Surgeon sent hubby directly to hospital. He wanted to operate asap... we left surgeon office at 2:30 with him saying hubby would be in surgery by 3:30... I'd call that an emergency.
At hospital, of course, they would not listen to us about needing to hurry and admissions delayed him getting back to prep... we finally got thru admissions... after over an hour in prep, (and a slightly irritated and impatient surgeon... he had OR scheduled for 3:30) they wheeled hubby back at 4:30. They were done by 5:40 and he went to recovery. The surgeon spoke with me... he said it was "really bad" there was dead tissue and he had to remove a lot of tissue along with repairing the hernia... it was incarcerated and infected. But surgery went well and all seemed well, so I went home to get all my kids. When I got back (less than an hour later) hubby was in a room. He spent one night and came home yesterday.
He still has a tube in for drainage and is very very sore and taking pain meds.
And now I'm like wow... did that happen for real? I'm so glad it's basically over. Just some healing now.
Anyhow, in all that, my eating has been horrible and I've not exercised at all. The only thing I have done right is to keep drinking plenty of water and taking my vitamins. I'm feeling a bit drained and in need of rest.
I have to work today, and I'm hoping to get back into a normal routine and back to my dieting today.
Anyhow, that's where I've been (in case I was missed :) and taking care of hubby and resting is what I'll be doing the next few days.
I'll catch up on posts and messages and all soon.
Hugs to you all!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Well, the reunion went well. I didn't low carb/diet, but I didn't eat like a pig either. The same with Father's Day. However, I look back now wishing I had tried to stay on plan. There were things there I could have eaten and not veered far off. But I woke Sat morning with the "no diet today" attitude and had cereal for breakfast, which set the entire weekend.
All I can say is lesson learned.
I did have a good time at the reunion and on Father's Day and didn't worry about food the whole time, made it a non-issue actually. Everything was good!
Thank you all who offered words of wisdom.
Back to Day 1 again!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well, I have done really well this week... until today. While my carbs are ok (37 total 18 net) my calories are sky high! This is really bothering me, too. I didn't binge, but I ate several really high calorie foods, just look at my tracker and see. Over 2000 calories for today. That is way too much. And this is on the eve of a day coming up that will be full of eating opportunities!
We are going to a family reunion tomorrow. There is expected to be tons of food. I'm already worried about eating too much tomorrow. It's hard to make a plan because I don't know what all will be there or how things will be prepared. It would be very rude of me to bring my own food. I am bringing a dish that I can eat, but enough for everyone.
I'm horrible in buffet situations and this will be just like that. I'm hoping for some major willpower tomorrow, but I can already imagine what wonderful things to eat will be there. I PLAN on doing well. Carbs may go high, but perhaps on something like Watermelon... there's supposed to be lots of that tomorrow... but also homemade ice cream which I've not had any of in years.
I reckon I'm typing all this to decide on whether or not to TRY tomorrow to stick with my plan, or to give myself a day off, or if I PLAN to cheat a little is it still on my plan? I don't know........
I really wish I wasn't obsessing over this already because I'd like to just enjoy the day and not worry about food at all. But when I'm dieting and situations like this come up... I stress out. Maybe I'll just skip dieting tomorrow, enjoy the foods and company, and pick up again Sunday.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
My daughter is nearly 15, a Christian, an honor student, loves to draw, plays piano, is kinda shy, is currently learning to drive a stick shift.... and has scoliosis. She has been wearing two different braces since the summer between 5th and 6th grade. One she wears daytime, the other while she sleeps... A brace on 24 hours a day... She will be in 10th grade this fall.
For some time, it appeared the braces were doing what they were supposed to do... halt the progress of the scoliosis and prevent need for surgery. Yesterday my heart sank. Her curve is worse. We don't know why. She has been diligent about wearing her braces with very few breaks. Surgery may be in her future afterall, which is heartbreaking after having to endure wearing the braces for so long.
This whole ordeal has been hard on her. She doesn't know anyone willing to talk to her who has scoliosis, no one to relate to. She's been alone in this in that manner. People think she is strong, and all in all, she is strong and brave and patient. But I have seen her downcast expressions, sadness in her eyes, and many nights of tears.
So here I am again, asking for prayers, specifically for my daughter. Her name is Melanie. I know God can work miracles. Please ask Him to lessen the curve, even heal the curve, eliminating the need for surgery. Her next appt. is in 4 months.
She is now 15 :)
Her appointment is October 22.
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