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vitamin d, iron and calcium, oh my!!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Iron, and vitamin d and calcium. oh yea, and fiber too. No matter what I do, I cannot seem to get them, thru food, up to the numbers I need daily.
I am trying, I keep tweeking the foods and trying to put together a diet high in these nutrients and yet, staying under my calories and fat.
I fight a losing battle almost daily.
I am taking an iron tablet, a womens one a day, a fiber tablet, and of course still taking upwards of 5,000iu of vitamin d a day.
I will keep on trying.
Have not walked in the last two days and am pretty angry with myself over it, but mostly angry with the weather.
Some things are just out of our control.
Good thing I learned that lesson and dont beat myself up too bad these days.
So, hoping to see the numbers reflected on the scale this week, in a good way.
Just trudging along.
I set a very specific goal for September, for my birthday and I am quite a ways off.
I know I have time to work harder and maybe i wont reach that goal right on the dot, but if I can get within 5 lbs of that I will be feeling pretty good.

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JIBBIE49 8/9/2013 12:42AM

    I follow Dr. Mercola on his web site and he is big on VITAMIN D. I take two Flinstone chewables daily as they absorb well. Yes, they are for children, but an adult can take them.

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CAROL_31649731 8/8/2013 9:49PM

    Just the fact that you're calculating your food intake so closely is outstanding! Means you're keeping a close watch on your health. You're doing great--the scale should reflect that soon. You're an inspiration!!! emoticon emoticon

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memories, im glad i have them, and can still remember them!!!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Sleep finally returned on Friday night. I went to bed at 11pm and didnt get up the next morning til around 9am. After soaking my feet about an hour in epsom salt and eucalypus sore muscle wash. I was aching all up my feet and legs. But the soak helped and I went to bed and slept like a baby.
It was wonderful.
I had not had a real nights sleep for days.
I have been walking, hoping to get back to a full hour, at least 4 days a week.

But Saturday I went to a birthday party for my 4 year old neice and ate pizza and one, yes, only one piece of birthday cake, it wasnt the ooey gooey sugary kind, it was just a home baked cake with canned icing, so maybe it wasnt too bad.
I am just wishing I could get back to keeping my calories under about 1400 a day and closer to 1200 and most of those coming in the form of protein.
I just havent really sparked since about Thursday.
Feeling good, but a little tired after my walk, achy.
My foot has been bothering me, not while Im walking, but later and if I turn it or move it quickly, reflex, it hurts.
I dont know what is up with it.
The bone isnt healed I guess, I hope to see my doctor in a few weeks and have another xray, also need to start taking some iron, I do believe I am anemic and this is contributing to my tiredness.

Oh well, age is no friend of mine!!!!
46 in a few weeks, I am sticking up both middle fingers to that number and rememebering my 45th birthday, partying hard at Lynyrd Skynyrd concert!!! remembering many birthdays past, my 16th, my 30th, that was the year my brother got killed and I refused to celebrate, it had only been days since he had been buried, and I made my family not call me or anything.
and of course, the big 4-0, why do people say that? the big 4 0 the big 5 0, the big 6 0, etc.
I hope I can live to see the big 9 0 and that I am able bodied and minded to enjoy
Lol....I aint goin down til the sun comes up, aint givin in til Ive had enough.
So, the new motto, from my song of the day...
"I never feared death or dying, I only fear never trying, I am whatever I am, only God can judge me now"

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JIBBIE49 8/9/2013 12:43AM

    Write down what you remember of the past, because with time you will probably forget a lot. I'm 63, so I know. I wish I'd kept a journal when I was growing up.

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CAPECODBABE 8/5/2013 5:48PM

    Aren't people saying that sixty is the new forty?

As long as we live by the "use it or lose it" we'll age fine

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where did I leave my sleep

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I am feeling pretty tired, the last few nights I have had insomnia, I dont experience this very often.
Maybe stress, but I am not really sure, I feel tired and yawn my head off til I lay down, then nothing.
So, I am really hoping tonight I can sleep.
It doesnt help that our neighbors run the roads on 4wheelers and motorcycles all night, and makes our dogs bark their dang heads off.
I guess when you dont have to work for a living and get up at 4 am its just fine to do that.
So, anyway, when I am tired I tend to eat more and so today I did, I had a really good day up til dinner, then I snacked and had pizza.
But I got in a good sweaty walk so I guess I did fair.
I am going to set the alarm and move it across the bedroom in the morning so I can get up at 7 and go walking.
I have to force myself to get up out of bed and go lately.

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CAPECODBABE 8/2/2013 8:30AM

    I hope you got some sleep. emoticon

I don't have that problem very often, but when I do I know it takes a few days to get back to normal sleep times.

I hope you slept well and got up and walked !

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KIMBERLY_Y 8/2/2013 12:09AM

    I have that problem too. Keep pushing!

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SJACK06S 8/1/2013 11:17PM

  I hear ya! I lose all control and motivation when I'm tired. I hope you can get back to a regular sleep schedule soon!

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oooo weeee whats up with that, whats up with that????

Saturday, July 27, 2013

So Im scrolling along, doing my SP thang, when I notice something that made my head turn around, like the girl on the weight on my tracker, was a full 10 lbs higher than my actual weight!!
So, I went in and changed it to my actual weight. I know full well that the last time I weighed I put the right weight.
I am unsure how that happened, but it made me pretty ticked off, I hadnt noticed it in over a week since my last weigh in, this isnt the first time SP has gotten my weight ticker messed up, this is one reason I do not share my tickers!!!!
I had lost about 60 lbs and it had me having lost less, its just wrong, wrong I tell you!!!!!
Work so hard and every pound lost is a victory and then to have it set 10 lbs higher than you actually are.
Oh well, just gotta keep a closer eye on my trackers and such I guess.
So, today its nice and cool out not too hot, a little sun, rain is in the forecast but I am hoping it holds out at least til after 9pm tonight, we are supposed to go to the drag races, first time I have been in forever ever and I am looking forward to it, being outside and not in some dumb movie theater or store.
Another little bit of good things to look forward to, my son is going to be coaching little league football along with his best friend and old football buddy and I am lookng forward to going to their games, I miss going to football games, my son played from 5th grade thru high school and I loved it.
Got in a great long walk Thursday night, but sadly skipped yesterday, hoping to maybe squeeze in a late evening walk before heading on to the racetrack, weather permitting.
And tomorrow is grilling out day, steaks and mushrooms and corn on the cob, yummmmmy, now, wait, about that weight tracker....I might need to change it again, ohhhhh boy!!!! emoticon
Have a great weekend to everyone.

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CAPECODBABE 7/27/2013 6:09PM

    emoticon on 60 that's emoticon

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TINY67 7/27/2013 2:52PM

    Never checked mine I'll have to do it, now.

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LDANIELS17 7/27/2013 11:52AM

    Wow! That is weird how your ticker changed on you. Maybe I need to pay more attention to my own. I love how you can make a little humor out of te situation with the pictures lolol. I hope you have a great weekend with your family!

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JANET552 7/27/2013 11:05AM

    I have never noticed a change in my weight ticker. Do I just not pay attention? Maybe. Have fun at the races. Funny you should mention football -- our weather today feels like football weather. What month is it anyway??!

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RONNIEHUEY 7/27/2013 10:53AM

    Have a good weekend with your friends and family

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i have to be my own sunshine.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

lol lol lol
that is what i was doing after i was searching online for foods both high in fiber and vitamin d...
first answer, low on vitamin d, get lots of sunlight!!!
i dont think i have seen any here in about a week, its been hotter than hades, but just dry over cast steamy humid heat.
no sun. and, im inside all day at least 4 days a week here when i work, so its not like i can go out and lay in the sun, maybe i can walk out on the deck for 10 minutes or so. i get what i can i guess.
so, i am still trying to tweak my diet so that i can get in my 25 of fiber
and my 120 of calcium, or more, and my 100 of vitamin d...and still stay within calorie range.
so far, lots of apples, which are still high in sugar and carbs, so, is it better to go over carbs or under other nutrients?
i pick low carbs, i can and am still taking high doses of vitamin d and fiber in the form of tablet or powder.
last vitamin d check was june, and it was 52
i will have it checked again in sept when i return to the doc....
so, i guess for now, i stick with lower carbs and keep taking supplements.
i have got to cut back on my dairy, i had really drastically increased it when i first broke my foot and in spite of taking 50,000 iu once a week and 5,000 iu daily of vitamin d
i still increased my calcium in the form of food.
so now is the time to get back, i had to go down the stairs to my car today, and these are pretty steep stairs, and coming back up, i was out of breath, first time that has happened to me in awhile.
and this is a three story house, so its up and down thru the day.
which is good, i need the added steps and cardio.
but i have noticed getting out of breath more easily...which means, its time to get back to more intense workouts, enough puttying around!!!
i have to find the time and the solitude...there is a gazelle and an eliptical here at work, so while my charges are sleeping, i am going to add what i can, even if its only a few minutes and up and down the stairs as much as i can handle.
you do what you can do right!!!
so everyone have a good day.

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CAPECODBABE 7/24/2013 4:32PM

    Hope you figure it out.
One thing I've learned...nothing is good for you emoticon
I walk every day, hope that is enough emoticon

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CAROLANGEL 7/24/2013 11:00AM

    Hello! I live in Nebraska, so i know the lack of sunshine sometimes! dont quote me, but i think that i have heard that all you need is 15 min a day.. so that is good, I have been thinking of getting a sunlamp for the winter. also on the calcium, dark leafy greens are a very good source of calcium and protein etc. dairy or animal protein in the calcium actually leaches the calcium from our bones. so if you can find a vegetarian supplement for vitamin for it, that would do your bones much better.

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