Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Start by doing whatís necessary then do whatís possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible
St. Francis of Assisi
The Challenges for Jan 27 to Feb 28 for the four seasonís challenge seem to be written just for me. Since I found out in Nov I have high blood pressure and am now taking medication for it slightly elevated Cholesterol, which the doctor wanted to first treat by diet. With the holidays I only did a few diet fixes no salt at the table cook with sea salt. Cut down on my pop drinking from 3 a day to one.
BP still not going to the range we are aiming for to be. So the challenge to monitor our salt intake is great .
I am going to watch and see if can find the hidden salt in my diet.
The next challenge is to monitor our fat carb and protein intake. Even though I have been at Spark for a year.
I have had problems getting the correct amounts in each group I have managed to stay in the calorie count most days but have a hard time getting everything in the right amounts. So this month I am working on getting the proper amounts of fat Carbs and Protein. Learning place salt is hidden in food. Shopping on Monday I needed Tomato paste saw a can marked No salt added it was also marked heart healthy. When I got home I read the label and found it had 5gm of salt. I know we need salt in our diet. I know now how important label reading is so my plan is to allow enough time for label reading.
Added sodium monitoring to my food tracker.
I have taken a picture of the new use for my salt shaker