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Still struggling to get the zigzag out of my weight chart...

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Up and down...right now am on an up stroke. I know I snack on the wrong things and lately have been craving pistachios (and not measuring!!!). Also, have been helping my DH eat up his gummy worms before they get stale.

I will go back to frozen bananas for a treat (Dr. recommeded more potassum in diet). Speaking of potassium I had 1 cu of strawberries and a medium pear on my oatmel this morning and that was more potassium than a banana.

Tomorrow for breakfast will try a smoothie with brown rice protein, banana, strawberries and Miralax. (Dr. also recommended the Miralax daily.)

Going to gym to swim this evening. I am trying to go 4 times a week like I was doing when my weight was on the lower end of this zigzag. I know I have been pretty sedentary since the last toenail procedure. I am finally able to wear my regular shoes with arch supports so I will be able to walk further now (than minimally for the last 4 weeks).

Onward and downward on the weight chart and no upward zig or zag.... emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/3/2012 9:46AM

    I want to thank you for mentioning that strawberries and pears have more potassium than bananas. I've been having charlie horse issues - a side effect of not having enough potassium in your system. I've been looking for some variety in my diet besides the bananas.

It sounds like you know yourself rather well and I know you will even out and do well.

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MSLZZY 10/3/2012 7:12AM

    Do the best you can. Snacking gets to me, especially in
the cooler months. Must be the shorter hours in the day
or just the temp itself. Take care, hugs!

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Something that actually tastes good made with zucchini

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Not this year but about 10 years ago, I had a zucchini plant that tried to "take over the world." It was so prolific, I had to invent something that tasted good with zucchinis in it (besides zucchini bread)....

So I chopped up lots of zicchini (not peeled) and mixed it (about 4 cupfuls or so) with different flavors of canned pie filling. I cooked it to combine the flavors and ended up with something that tasted just like the pie filling flavor and used it as an ice cream topper and also as jam. I probably added stevia or Splenda but am not sure.

Someone gave me 2 large zucchinis today and that is what I am going to do with it.

However, I actually like the flavor of it stir fried or baked in the oven with olive oil, also.

P.S. A lady from the Farm Bureau said this could not be canned as it was not acid enough, but I kept it in the fridge and even tried freezing some extra I had. It probably keeps in the fridge about 3-4 weeks.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/22/2012 7:42PM

    wow that is a different idea bet it was good we always freeze some for zucchini bread.

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1MANKNEY 9/21/2012 11:50PM

    I love zucchini. I have it grated in fritatas and in chocolate zucchini cake. When I get large ones I cut them in half and stuff them. I use zucchini in place of noodles in lasagna, I put it in soups and spaghetti sauce. When I have more than I can use at one emoticon time I cut it in chunks the size of ice cubes and freeze it, then use it in my smoothies--one or 2 at a time with strawberries and you don't even taste it!

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1MANKNEY 9/21/2012 11:47PM

    I love zucchini. I have it grated in fritatas and in chocolate zucchini cake. When I get large ones I cut them in half and stuff them. I use zucchini in place of noodles in lasagna, I put it in soups and spaghetti sauce. When I have more than I can use at one emoticon time I cut it in chunks the size of ice cubes and freeze it, then use it in my smoothies--one or 2 at a time with strawberries and you don't even taste it!

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MILLISMA 9/21/2012 5:15PM

    I've always loved zucchini. I like to saute some onions, add crushed tomatoes and zucchini and simmer. Sometimes I top it with parmesan cheese.

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MSLZZY 9/20/2012 9:06PM

    I shred the extra zucchini I have, pack into quart ziploc bags
and use it in casseroles. DD loves to make a vegetarian
spaghetti dish and the family loves it. Enjoy.

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MYSTERY-LADY1 9/20/2012 8:23PM

    emoticon Freezing has always worked for me.

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MERRYMARY42 9/20/2012 3:48PM

    I tried to freeze it to make bread with, with no luck, it turned to mush, never thought sbout canning it, but actually, you can buy it year round quite inexpensive, I never grow it anymore, it takes over my area completely also.

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Diagnosis number ??...

Friday, September 14, 2012

So I was reading my medical chart and there is a new diagnosis now: 2+ mitral regurgitation. I know what mitral regurgitation is but I have spent hours trying to find out the different levels and haven 't had much luck. I assume it is not severe as none of the doctors mentioned it to me, but I have noticed that they spend quite a long time listening with the stethoscope since that diagnosis was added. It is visible on the EKG and when I was on the telemetry unit I did notice extra "bumps" on the heartbeat line.

I plan on going to the American Heart Association website and perhaps will find the answers I am looking for there. I read the info about mitral regurgitation on SparkPeople and the Heart Association was one of the recommended sites for further info.

My labs at my internist were all normal but the potassium was on the low side and the doctor told me to eat lots of bananas and orange juice (don't like orange juice), but read the nutrition on the coconut water I drink and one cup of that has 460 mg of potassium which is about the same as a banana.

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SLEEPWALKING 9/19/2012 4:00PM

    I don't like oranges that much either I think the coconut water is a far better choice.

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MSLZZY 9/15/2012 8:28AM

    That's a new one on me. Take care~hugs!

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 9/14/2012 9:01PM

    2+ refers to the "grade" or the severity of the regurgitation as determined by your physician. This is usually associated with moderate risk.

Please do not rely on your physician to "mention" it to you. On your next visit, I urge you to discuss ANY questions you may have about MVR.

Take care of yourself!

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NESARIAN 9/14/2012 8:55PM

    I would choose coconut milk also!

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Why the chocolate didn't melt....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

So I asked myself (2 nights ago) just before I fell asleep whle eating a chocolate Dove bar, why isn't the chocolate melting?

Well, I figured out my mouth was cold from eating a frozen banana....

Also, when I went to sleep I had eaten only 2 squares, but when I woke up hours later the whole candy bar was gone...so apparently I was "sleep eating." However, I think it all ended up in my hair and on my nightgown.

Oh, sweet mysteries of lfe!

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MERRYMARY42 9/13/2012 4:33PM

    well, that is one thing, I don't think I ever did, eat in bed, do you go to bed to read? or watch tv, and then the eating, I have chewed gum in bed and it landed in my hair, but never chocolate, but never say never right? emoticon

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FRAN0426 9/13/2012 2:17PM

    Oh my goodness, what a mess of chocolate in your hair and nightgown.

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MSLZZY 9/13/2012 7:23AM

    Should I say "what a waste of good chocolate" or "better
outside than inside"? LOL!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/13/2012 6:45AM

    Thanks for sharing that. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who falls asleep eating something.

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Death by Chocolate?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I fell asleep while eating a small chocolate Dove candy bar. I remember saying to myself, "I wonder why it isn't melting?

The next thing, it was midnight and I woke up with chocolate all over my nightgown and even in my hair. Good thing I didn't choke on it.

The moral of the story: Don't eat in bed!!!

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1MANKNEY 9/21/2012 11:50PM

    What a way to go! Chocolate! Yummy! emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/12/2012 10:07AM

    That would be scary!

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MCGS62 9/12/2012 9:06AM

    but that would be my second favorite way to go --in bed that is

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MERRYMARY42 9/11/2012 9:00PM

    I have only done it with gum, and I did not learn the first time, it took me several times to figure out, that when I fall asleep, my mouth falls open, hence gum falls out, and usually ends up in my hair, but I did learn, I do not do that any more, in fact I do not chew gum. maybe, that is why I learned my lesson. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/11/2012 5:30PM

  Yes, but better on your clothes than in your mouth, I guess!

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SLEEPWALKING 9/11/2012 5:21PM

    It is amazing you are still with a sense of humor, going threw all that you did, knee surgery I hear is very painful.l I have a friend in Michigan who had both knees replaced.I like your blog death by chocolate.

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MRFUZZ 9/11/2012 5:15PM

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has ever done that! You made me giggle. emoticon

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