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Bogging Myself Down

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sometimes, I allow myself to get bogged down in daily occurances in life. Then I don't take care of myself like I should. For example, we brought my mom home from the hospital last week (after 3 1/2 weeks at the hospital). Then we had the home health nurse out a couple of times and the physical therapist came once. Hubby (OTR truck driver was here a couple of days, left, came back for another day.It really throws a wrench in my routine when he's home. I'm not sure if I'm using them as excuses or it really does throw me way off track, but I did absolutely no exercise and didn't eat as well ( let's face it, I blew it)..Good news is I 'm doing excellent on my drinking water..I also started back to the pool today and did 45 minutes water aerobics with the class, water walked for 15 min...and did 15 minutes of swimming. I'm going to try to go M-W-F to the pool to start with.

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SMITHKRISTI 9/30/2014 7:58AM

    Routines and schedules are a must to stay on track. Someone once told me to make you plan and then work your plan. It works!!

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PHEBESS 9/30/2014 5:15AM

    It definitely helps to have a schedule - and yes, DH tries to get me to eat the way he eats. I've had to learn to resist, even if it means we eat separately at times. Not easy, but we have to take care of ourselves sometimes, right?

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Gluten free and/or Low Carb

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I really do wish that Sparkpeople would add a gluten free meal plan to their meal plans or even a low carb plan. I really need to eat both and would love to use their meal plans. Does anyone else eat gluten free or low carb and use their meal plans?

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NHES220 9/22/2014 11:40AM

    I do low carb, but I just do it on my own and use the nutrition tracker to record my food.

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RICKHANN 9/21/2014 6:28PM

    I eat some gluten-free because my wife is gluten intolerant. I have never used the SP meal plans though.

It shoudn't be that hard to create a gluten-free plan though because of all the alternatives out there now. I'm finding that we still have most of the same meals that we used to eat but are using alternatives for the gluten. I also find that the SP tracker doesn't do a very good job with entering the amount of sugar consumed. I found an app called LoseIt which does a much better job with nutritional info (they don't have meal plans though - it's just a tracker).

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Day Three

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Working on day three of starting over. Now I have the added joy of trying to get my Blood Pressure down..You'd think that if you are trying to eat healthy, that sodium wouldn't be an issue, but noooo..It's in EVERYTHING practically. I also need to get my cholesterol down. They called in a prescription to get my cholesterol down too, but I'm hoping that getting my blood pressure and weight loss under control, it will take care of the cholesterol too, without the meds. I am however trying to remember to take the blood pressure medicine...I do forget though on good days.

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PATRICE_E 8/14/2013 5:27PM

Good to see you back! Now you've got even more motivation to do this. One day at a time. One choice at a time. We're here for you, cheering you on to your healthy future!

HA! Just looked again and saw that your post was from 2011.
Hope your August 2013 is going well!!!

Comment edited on: 8/14/2013 5:28:24 PM

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    Losing weight and reducing carbs and intake of processed foods will help with all 3.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Today there were supposed to be some heavy storms with lots of high wind, rain and hail..I heard reports of some in our area, but I only saw the heavy rains for a while and thunder &lightning. I worked at my job today and didnt get to go to the Wellness Center for my water workout (lightning).

Yesterday I did alot of overdue housework..Mostly my floors, sweeping, mopping vacuum-ing (sp?)..Anyway I also really cleaned my kitchen, including my fridge, only thing I miss was 1 drawer and the inside of my lower cabinets. Decluttered some in the rest of the house, but not enough..There is one room that is my junk room, need to clean that one. Gonna start working on that one 15 min at a time.

Now I think I will go have a glass of wine (after dishes) and do some reading.

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    We have been getting more storms here too.

I need to do some heavy duty cleaning too. And decluttering.

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CAROLIAN 4/5/2011 6:46AM


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KAYE454 4/4/2011 9:37PM

  Yes we have had storms hail and back to cold weather again

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Gone for awhile and need to make changes

Saturday, April 02, 2011

It seems for whatever reasons,..I cannot seem to get motivated, everything from being too busy, to hurting so much, I just don't feel like it, but I need to make changes and get motivated......somehow..

Today I woke up feeling just exhausted and was really hurting in my neck, shoulders and upper back, right around my spine. Really didn't feel like doing anything, but wound going looking for some mythical property...2 acres to be exact that was supposed to be for sale. Maybe it will turn up..

Later in the evening I went to the health food store and bought some more teas, (bought some last night at Kroger) so now I have 3 of the Yogi teas, and a few others. I had Ginger Tea when I got back and boy does that taste take some getting used to.

I also went to Freds and bought some more potting soil and some more shepherds hooks..I have several now, for some of my hanging herb baskets that I put together. I now have lavender, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, lamb's ear, lemon balm, lemon verbena, chives (both garlic and onions), two different kinds of sage, 2 different kinds of peppermint, fennel, dill, and yarrow.

I also went to the Goodwill bookstore and bought some more books... a couple on how to have a healing home and to make your home a sanctuary..and a few books by Laura Childs and Susan Wittig Albert.

For breakfast I had bagels and lox at the Temple, and for lunch I had a plate of Taco Salad at my Mom's and for dinner I had to Organic Beef Hotdogs on Eco Sandwich bread, with a baked potato and a big oatmeal raisin cookie from the health food store with milk.

Gonna have a glass of red wine and read my books..:-)

I took an OTC Prilosec starting today, because of somde digestive troubles and I also took a probiotic with breakfast and one with dinner.

I really hope I get a good night's sleep tonight, cause I haven't had one all week for one reason or another.

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    I am so sorry that you are feeling so bad and hope that you feel better soon.

I love teas but have found a couple I did not like.

I grow herbs too and love them. I grow most of what you grow plus marjoram and coriander.

I love Goodwill but ours usually does not offer very good books.

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    Goodbye130, I think you are very right and I hope to start getting plenty of sleep and taking better care of myself.

Vamanos, that is good to know about the Prilosec and calcium. I will keep that in mind.

Asilla, the reason I hung them in baskets (and I used the cocoa baskets) is because I have cats and squirrels and usually my herbs don't do so well..this seems to be better so far.

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FITGRL124 4/3/2011 1:52PM

    Could it be that your lack of sleep is hindering your motivation? I know that when my sleep patterns are interrupted then everything feels off.

Take good care of yourself and I'm sure you'll find that motivation somewhere. Come on' just dig deep! emoticon

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ASILLA 4/3/2011 5:55AM

    I really love to hear from you :) you have been a very busy woman! The hanging herb baskets sound fascinating, very good idea. I was thinking about trying to grow some this year but am afraid the critters that live around would eat them all, not sure. Bagel and lox with books and wine sound divine! Hope you get feeling better very soon and are able to enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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VAMANOS 4/2/2011 11:38PM

    Wow, it's been a while since we heard from you! Sounds like you've been busy with gardening and making some changes.

I wanted to give you a caution about Prilosec...even though it's the most effective way I found to handle my heartburn before I lost enough weight to keep it at bay. Following my mother's and daughter's advice to just keep taking it because it was prescribed that way for them, I was shocked to learn from my mother that it robs your body of calcium! She now has osteoporosis, and they think it was a major contributing cause. So be sure to get enough calcium while you are taking it! I no longer need it, thank goodness. Hopefully as you lose a few more pounds you'll find the same is true for you. I only had to lose about 15 pounds to completely eliminate it.

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