Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I found another article concerning vitamin d, and sleep.
I can vouch for this personally, a few nights ago, I took my vitamin d about an hour before bed and I was wired, awake all night, couldnt beg for a minute of sleep.
The right time of day to take supplements can make a big difference in how they absorb and how we react to them..
Today was doctor visit day. I wont have labs to check my vitamin d again until May, just as I had expected.
She did however put me on a calcium with vitamin d supplement, in addition to the ergocalciferol.
She also changed my pain medicine, hopefully this new stuff wont make me so hungry and will help me find some better relief with the pain.
I just really want to soak in a deep hot tub of bubbles and get a good deep tissue massage, I think will help more than most anything.
I had gained a few lbs, as I had also expected, but, it wasnt so bad that it sent me into a tailspin.
It was a long day, alot of driving, sitting, waiting, more driving, home to cook, and do laundry and put some seed and suet out for the birds before the big snow.
And snow it did.
It started about 4pm and hasnt let up yet.
It is a wet heavy snow and the kind I hate the most, as it is the kind that can cause power outages.
I thought a cold was coming on, all morning my nose was draining, and my ear pops and cracks with each swallow.
I hope it isnt a cold, I am stuck inside, hate to be sick on top of that.
I havent even been here today, so I havent tracked, I track vitamin d along with protein, carbs, etc.
But I am getting the highest amount of vitamin d and calcium and iron from supplements.
I am hoping for some sleep tonight.
Nothing to do tomorrow, no running, very snowy roads I do not plan to drive on, so maybe a late sleep in morning.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tonight I had a realization. I have one job right now, one job more important than losing weight, and that is getting my vitamin d back up and getting it up to a normal range of around 80.
Some of you may ask why this is such a big deal, well here are a few references and I hope you will take a minute to read them.
One simply does not know the importance of having vitamin d in their body, until they do not.
I was walking everyday, losing weight, happy, the stresses in my life had not peaked at that time, and then the day came I broke my foot and I found out just how much my body was lacking in Vitamin d. I felt nothing, I did not know I was in this state of poor health.
I was at the walking track, walking as normal, no real painful issues, no tripping over anything, no fall, no slipping on ice, just took a step as normal and heard and felt a loud crack, and months and months of pain, bone growth stimulators, trips to doctors, crutches and a boot and slow healing. Please find out what your number is and if its lower than 50, start today to increase it.
I have decided that I must increase my vitamin d. I am sore all the time, aching, and in pain and the winter is keeping me from walking, my foot aches where I broke it and I am worried the bone didnt properly heal, as the orthopeadist told me it might not.
So, for the next few months, during whats left of the cold winter and spring, I am going to solely focus on getting the vitamin d supplement my body needs to heal and to then be able to lose weight more easily.
To keep my blood pressure more regulated and prevent other serious health issues.
I am currently prescribed 1 50,000iu vitamin d, ergocalciferol. once a week and am taking 5 to 8,000iu d3 over the counter once a day.
I go back to my doctor on Wed and I am going to get a referral back to the ortho to have my foot xrayed again to see what progress or lack thereof.
But, I know this, this is the one thing I have to keep sight of.
I have to eat foods, such as fish and try to keep watch on this in order to prevent it from dropping any lower and go to the tanning bed to get as much of the ultraviolet light i can that will convert to vitamin d in my body, during these months of lack of sunshine.
I have lagged around long enough, worrying too much about my weight and not enough about my overall health in general.
The weight issue isnt going away, I have no plans to use this as an excuse to eat whatever I want, I still plan to eat healthy and track my food.
But I am not going to cry and dwell and beat myself up over the lack of weight loss, this health issue is much more important.
I know that my worsened depression lately is most likely a side effect of this deficiency and I need to focus on my mental, emotional health as well, this is probably why people who are outside in the sunshine so much seem to be more lively,
I hope everyone will take the time to read the articles, I know we have so much to do online that sometimes actually reading these articles seems boring or time consuming, but if you have a moment, please read at least the last article.
I hope everyone will consider asking their doctor to perform this simple blood test on them to see what their vitamin d level is.
So much can be prevented and explained if you do.
Some articles will say an adult needs about 600 iu daily, but this isnt what my ortho told me a healthier number is more like 5,000 daily, especially if you live in colder climates where sunshine is lacking.
So, for me, for right now, the next few months, this is going to be my main focus and I hope every other issues, such as my skin issues, caused by low vitamin d and high blood pressure, depression, aches, pains, cold skin, all other issues I am experiencing, but most especially lack of weight loss, will be cleared up once this back to a more normal level.
It felt good to finally come to the realization that nothing else is going to work for me until I do this,
A list of possible issues that a lack of vitamin d can lead to or worsen.....
Cancer Hypertension Heart disease
Autism Obesity Rheumatoid arthritis
Diabetes 1 and 2 Multiple Sclerosis Crohn's disease
Flu Colds Tuberculosis
Septicemia Aging Psoriasis
Eczema Insomnia Hearing lossex
Muscle pain Cavities Periodontal disease
Athletic performance Macular degeneration Myopia
Pre eclampsia Seizures Fertility
Asthma Cystic fibrosis Migraines
Depression Alzheimer's disease Schizophrenia articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
Sunday, February 09, 2014
TONIGHT TONIGHT ITS COMING TONIGHT, TONIGHT TONIGHT, TONIGHT!!!
The Walking Dead, yeahhhahahahahahaaaa!!!
Cant get any better than this!!!
And I got me some coffee, my mom had an extra coffee maker, one that incidentally, I had given her for Christmas a few years back, so she gave it to me.
I am excited, despite the fact I go back to the doctor Wednesday and I know the scale isnt going to show in my favor.
I honestly dont think I have gained, at least on my scale I havent.
But I am pretty much right where I was when I seen her in December.
I counted the number of days I walked in January, for a grand total of 4!!!
I really need to stop making excuses and stop letting the cold windy damp dark dreary days keep me from walking.
And theres always other workouts.
My friend wants me to go to Zumba with her. I want to, but theres the factor of me, being the fattest one there, out of breath, huffing and puffing and passing out within the first 5 minutes.
And, then theres the clothes issue, well not so much JUST clothes, but pain and not being supported. namely, I am having bra issues again.
I know Zumba would be great for me, to help me get in shape, but my back hurts, its a double edged sword of sorts. Go go exercise class to lose weight and help ease pain, but, you are in so much pain from your weight and non-supportive bra, that exercise is the last thing you feel like doing.
The Enell sports bras I have been wearing for the last 6 or 8 years, and ONLY bra I will ever wear, dont seem to be as supportive during workouts now.
I just dont know where to turn, I have ordered bras people have told me about, to no success for me.
I am going to discuss the surgery issue with my doctor again and ask for some PT and maybe a referral for a chiropractor.
To get the ball rolling.
But insurance issues, and I need to lose more weight, my BMI is still above their requirements for surgery, I know these issues will prevent me from being approved.
But I have to try, I cant stand the back pain anymore.
My mom calls and asked if I have spoken to my sister or neice, she has it in her mind they are at the hospital having the baby and she wasnt told.
I dont really think that is the case and I surely hope it isnt, because I would be hard pressed to choose between attending the birth and staying home to watch the Walking Dead, lol.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
I got up Thursday morning, did my morning routine, got dressed, groomed, got the dog fed and walked, and sat down to Facebook, while awaiting my pot of coffee to brew.
Friday, repeat. Only, something was differerent, I kept waiting for the beeeeep beeeep beeeep of the coffee maker.
It never came, So, I went to the kitchen to check and all the water from my coffee maker had leaked out of the bottom and the back and was all over the counter-top.
I unplugged and sat it in the sink and began the task of cleaning up water, which seemed to be EVERYWHERE.
What had befallen my beloved coffee maker???
I have had it, oh, maybe 4 years or so.
It has never failed me.
But alas, coffeemaker, gone astray!!!
Then my plan was to go to the store and purchase a new one. But, I was offered a job recently, part time, trial basis type deal, and the lady just happened to call wanting me to work.
Which by the time I was done working, ON NOOOO COFFEE, I was way too tired to go shopping and too grungy.
So, today I guess I will go to the local dollar store and buy an el cheapie cheapo.
I had a fall back coffee maker, but honey saw fit to give it to his brother.
Why oh why.
So, day two, no coffee.
I am going to go for a cup or two today, maybe three.
I have been having some tasty orange juice.
I tried to make myself a cup using the old timey method of straining, but it didnt work too well, and ended up with grounds in my coffee and that is a pet peeve of mine, that and HAVING NOOO COOFEEEEEFFFEEEE!!!!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
So, today, I went over my calories, by around 300. Now, normally I would be angry with myself for this and I would be beating myself up.
Today, I checked my food tracker, and my vitamin d was still too low.
I had thought that my milk intake would be enough to put me up but it hadnt.
So, I had added some more milk, and calcium/vit.d fortified orange juice, and then I had a second cup of oj,
I had tuna yesterday, which is also supposed to be high in vitamin d.
But I am finding it very hard to reach my vitamin d level thru food.
I do take vitamin d3 daily, in a dose of 6,000iu.
And once a week I take a 50,000iu tablet.
I just find that I need to push and push the food intake in order to get it.
One of my main goals is to raise my vitamin d by the time I have labs done again in May. And I am sure not getting it from the sun.
So, today was one of those days when I just couldnt get there with food.
I dont feel too bad about it because everything I ate today was pretty much in line.
I will try harder tomorrow.
Who caught the biggest loser finale last night?
Is it just me, or is it just not that exciting anymore?
I feel like we are being duped.
I know that more time has to pass in order for these people to lose that much weight and whats up with the no saggy skin deal?
Yes, they wear tight fitted spandex under their tight spandex clothes.
But other than a little sagginess of the upper arms on a few, I have to wonder.
For me personally, one place I really noticed the weight loss first and foremost was my chin, and the saggy skin that began on my neck.
You seen none of that on the contestants.
I have said for some time that they are chosen based on body type, age and skin.
Oh well, conspiracy theories.
Its getting cold here again and no walking, I drove up to the track today and it began raining almost as soon as I pulled into the parking lot.
This seemed almost like it was timed, lol.
So, I will stay in and stay warm and eat no more tonight.
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