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Bye, bye eggs....I LOVE you.....

Sunday, May 20, 2012

So my eating two eggs a day for most of my life has caught up with me. My Cholesterol is elevated. (HEY, I'm a farm girl. We eat eggs, so sue me.)

I know a lot of things contribute to elevated cholesterol: age, menopause, weight loss, etc. I have to add some olive oil, eat nuts etc. But cutting back on eggs is gonna kill me. The food plan I follow has a good bit of protein for breakfast, so I general put 93% ground turkey or turkey ham in an omelet. I've tried egg substitute before (i'm not impressed) and I can't have soy products, But I had been trying to eat some non-traditional breakfast foods (beans and fish) on occasion, but the carb content for beans is too high.

I guess I will figure it out, but I was getting to a point where I didn't have to think about food all the time. My plan was pretty routine and becoming second nature.

(And for those of you curious about how I hurt my arm, I didn't. Wish I had a really good story about hurting it bungy jumping or something, One day last winter I woke up and I had lost some of my range of motion and had some pain in my left arm. I knew it was my rotator cuff because about a year and a half ago, I woke up and couldn't move my right arm without searing pain and I could only move it a couple of inches. So exercise has been limited for me the last few year. No weight training which I really need to do. I've lost a lot of muscle strength. But I will keep working on it.)

Everyone have a nice Sunday - It is supposed to be sunny here today!!!!
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EASTENDCLAM 5/24/2012 5:45AM

    Did you see the ten omelet recipies in todays Whats New mailer? Maybe something like that with just the whites (yeah, I know) with the fillings to boost some taste.

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KANOE10 5/21/2012 7:24AM

    I am sorry for the loss of the eggs. Even though it is a poor substitute, experiment with egg beaters..make an omeletter..or even try egg whites.

My cholesterol was high also..and I had to get it down.

I love turkey also..turkey tacos for breakfast???

Glad you are having good weather. I hear thunder outside.

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CTEMPLE 5/20/2012 11:49PM

    Yes most of us cannot have that many eggs, i have a couple a week only, but cutting to half and having the white of the 2nd one as somene suggested would be a start.

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LESLIESENIOR 5/20/2012 11:20PM

    Now that is a true tragedy! I love eggs too. I have cut down to eating them on weekends and making them a really wonderful treat.

I'm so cartwheel on this one.

In high school when I was in gymnastics and we would miss the top bar and land flat on our backs on the mat, we called it a "rigormort" (rigormortis). This is definitely a rigormort!!!!

Aren't I the encouraging one?

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DEB_LEA 5/20/2012 8:50PM

    It's tough having to blame things on those oval marvels. Mark Bittman says that they are "possibly the most useful of all animal products" in his "Food Matters" cookbook. AM protein can be difficult to figure out...i'm still working on it and find myself eating a lot of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.

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TRIPLEL1977 5/20/2012 7:36PM

    Well don't that just beat all. Life always seen to throw a wrench into the gears. I don't eat alot of eggs, but I do enjoy them once or twice a month. They are light and fluffy orbs of perfection. Don't worry you are a brilliant person and you will be able to figure it out.

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AJDOVER1 5/20/2012 6:03PM

    Aw, Bo. Another part of the cholesterol picture is heredity. Blame it on your ancestors. Some people naturally have higher numbers than others.

Adding nuts to your diet is supposed to help -- maybe a protein shake with almond milk?

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CARDAMOMMA 5/20/2012 2:01PM

    I can't figure out the protein piece: either it comes with cholesterol (eggs and red meat), mercury (tuna), soy, carbs (beans), or it's more skinless chicken breast. Let us know what you figure out! I have trouble not going over my carbs all the time because I eat so many legumes.

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IMSILLY 5/20/2012 12:23PM

    Good luck with your new eating plans. I'm sure you'll find something that you like again.

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ILOVELAMP 5/20/2012 9:42AM

    maybe you can have one whole egg, and one egg white instead...?

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TRAINDRIVER92 5/20/2012 8:31AM

    See you in hen court ! emoticon

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