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Today is a new day!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Okay, I know I've said this before but I really mean it this time!!! emoticon

Today is the day I start eating healthy carbs with a focus on plenty of protein, veggies and some fruit. Avoiding sugar, processed carbs, nightshade veggies. I will have a treat meal once a week that can be anything I want.

I was at my healthiest years ago when we ate this way. My fibro was so much better, I could breathe better, move better, sleep better, our cholesterol was better. After our son was born I fell into the fast food stuff trap and I've never gotten out again. I gained all my weight after our son was born, and my health has suffered something fierce. My problem is keeping up the energy to care what we eat! It's morning right now and I feel motivated and excited. By mid afternoon that all changes and things tend to go down hill.

I'm trying to stay motivated!

I'm doing this because I want to:

* Move more easily - get up and down without pain.

* Get in and out of our boat this summer without feeling like I will fall in.

* Run with my son again (foot thing)

* Breathe easily again - I carry weight around my rib cage (apple shape)

* Sleep better (slight apnea and fibro pain)

* Control GERD

* Heal my plantar fascitis (9 months of pain - seriously?)

* Help fibro problems

* Lower cholesterol levels

There's more, but I could be here for awhile.

Just losing weight doesn't help with the fibro. I've done that before and felt no different, but when I followed a healthy carb way of eating it really helped. That's why I feel the need to do that way of eating specifically again. This time I have to do it with muffins in the house for my son. That's hard!!!

Wish me luck and lots of motivation! emoticon
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROSE-GARDEN 2/4/2013 9:53AM

    Thanks for the ideas! I'll give them a try right away emoticon

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CBRINKLEY401 2/3/2013 11:37PM

    I've had plantar fasciitis as well. I've noticed that going barefoot around the house seems to help, as it allows my foot to stretch more than when I wear shoes. I also will stand at the edge of the stairs with just the front of my foot on the stairs, then slowly lower my heels down below the step to also help stretch them (holding on to the stair rail while I do it of course). It does help. I haven't had problems in awhile now. I know how frustrating it can be and absolutely hated hobbling around in the morning as that is when it was the tightest.

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ROSE-GARDEN 2/3/2013 9:14PM

    Thanks Heidishope! I do read all the responses and they are so important to me - I just don't get to sit down and actually type sometimes.

Sugar and processed carbs are the most important, with night shade veggies being a little more flexible. Tomatoes are hard to leave out. I just wish everything would heal quickly!

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HEIDISHOPE 1/31/2013 7:49PM

    You CAN do this!!!
One new habit at a time. One day at a time.

Keep us updated on how the eliminating nightshade veggies goes. I've heard so many conflicting ideas. I can't imagine life without tomatoes, but if it would help.....
I've already given up raw cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower for my underactive thyroid, so I know I can make these kinds of changes.

Your foot pain sounds so horrible!! Hope it heals soon!

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ROSE-GARDEN 1/31/2013 12:32PM

    Hi! Thank you for replying!

Isn't plantar fascitis frustrating!!! Stubborn too.

Nightshade veggies can irritate arthritis, fibro and inflammatory problems. They are tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, and eggplants. I might be forgetting some that I didn't eat anyway. They don't bother everyone, but I felt better when I limited them. And they were in every thing I made years ago!

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TRIXIETEXAS 1/31/2013 11:19AM

    I am also doing low carb...I have plantar fasciitis, too and I'm hoping if I lose enough weight it will go away.

I must ask, what are nightshade veggies?


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