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A day in my life (not anymore) Was pretty scary, I might add.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A day in the life. I didn't have meals like this every day, but this is pretty much my days quota. I checked the nutrition and calories, I would intake, and I was shocked Breakfast doughnuts, and Starbucks machiato usually caramel, and big, not 1 doughnut, but 3 always had to have 3. Lunch, would be McDonald's, Big mac, medium Fry's, milkshake. And dinner would be KFC 3 pc extra crispy with the works and not 1 but 2 chocolate parfaits. This all came to 4,237 calories, and I am hypertensive, my sodium intake was 6002mg. Try this out, its an eye opener.
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HONOURIA 4/24/2013 10:35PM

    This is a great blog! What fun! Thanks for posting this!

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MCJULIEO 4/22/2013 3:16PM

    My, how things change, right?

Those fast food days are over for me, I hope for good!

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SKATER787 4/22/2013 12:09AM


Like fat, Sodium and fat are nutrients we need for health, but not all forms of them are healthy.

Most of us already know that excessive salt consumption contributes to the development of high blood pressure but recent research shows that it is also associated with strokes, calcium deficiency and osteoporosis, fluid retention, weight gain, stomach ulcers and stomach cancer. However, reducing sodium too much can be just as harmful as consuming large amounts of it. Too little can cause spasms, poor heart rhythms, sudden death and even increase the risk of heart attack in hypertensive patients. Understanding the role sodium plays in the body and the difference between "good" and "bad" sources of sodium will help you get to salt out of your diet while still meet your sodium needs.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/21/2013 4:26PM

    I used to eat like that too! I remember when we would go on vacation and have 3 big meals each day! I would gain 7 pounds in 10 days! So you can imagine the calories I was eating! Desserts alone are eye openers-the ones at restaurants especially! I used to love this apple dumpling at Cracker Barrel-found out it was 1500 calories and that was after I ate dinner! Yikes! I was so mad when I found all that out! It was a wonder I didn't get up to 400 pounds, instead of 306 at my highest! I will never go back to eating like that again. I may sample something once in awhile, but not gorge. I count all my calories, everyday-that way I see what I am doing and control it better. emoticon emoticon
And don't get me started on sodium...that is the hardest thing to control! A daily struggle to get it right! emoticon

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BELLAMEMAW 4/21/2013 2:29PM

    Ugh! My stomach hurts/feels sick just thinking about it; I'm glad you don't walk this path anymore.

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SKATER787 4/21/2013 12:45AM

    To Endurovet, Hey, at least you had some broccoli. Good for you.

For MissyGeen, Would you like some coffee with your cream? Now, that's tough to beat!


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MISSYGEEN 4/21/2013 12:31AM

    I think we ordered the same food, accept I had the original chicken. Doughnuts and a sugary coffee with more cream than coffee was a good way to start the day. Now I mess myself up by looking at the calories and grams of sugar and can't bring myself to ordering it. But I have to give this a try.

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STEVIEFAN1 4/20/2013 10:57PM

    Wow, you really got me thinking. I can hardly believe that I used to eat like that!Doughnuts; most of the box...ok, ALL of the box, might get stale. Big Mac; make it 2..don't wanna have to come back later. Ice cream? I actually used to cut the half gallon carton of Bryers in two and eat it out of the carton like a bowl. You don't even want to know how I came home from work with 33, YES 33, FREE one and two pound emoticon boxes of Whitman's Samplers...don't get me started...

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ENDUROVET 4/20/2013 10:07PM

    I hear ya! I used to hit this lunch buffet place: 3 tostadas, sweet n sour chicken, rice, & some broccoli so I could feel I was getting my green veggies ;-) !!!

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MISSYGEEN 4/20/2013 9:17PM

    I think we ordered the same food, accept I had the original chicken. Doughnuts and a sugary coffee with more cream than coffee was a good way to start the day. Now I mess myself up by looking at the calories and grams of sugar and can't bring myself to ordering it. But I have to give this a try.

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HONOURIA 4/20/2013 8:21PM

    Smile - I did that once, just to know, and you are right. It is an amazing amount in the end!

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SCOTTYDOG76 4/20/2013 7:35PM

    It's really an eye-opener to see what it all comes to! I had been slim and trim all my life until about age 50 or a year or so after that. I'm sure my caloric intake was HIGH, but the calories used was also high, so it all worked out. At about 50/51 I became quite a lot more sedentary and we switched to restaurant food exclusively. Took only about 3 or 4 months till I had put on 25 pounds!

Don't ever want to go back!

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CAROLJEAN64 4/20/2013 7:24PM

    I would bet that one of those meals alone has your daily sodium intake in it. Glad this is not your life anymore.

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STAY39 4/20/2013 6:28PM

    That is quite scary! Good for you for leaving that in the past! emoticon

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STONECOT 4/20/2013 6:22PM

    Sounds good to me! Doughnuts for breakfast, Yum!

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PDSLIM 4/20/2013 6:00PM

    I don't do fast food. Alwahys bad.

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SKATER787 4/20/2013 5:36PM

    Is this a hypothetical menu? Hell, if 1 donut is good, 2 must be better, and 3 is heaven! Likewise with the chocolate parfaits. How can anybody just eat one of these? Also, how can anyone eat a Big Mac without fries and a milkshake? McDonald has programmed us for generations. It's the domino effect. Oops, did I say Domino's?


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NAYPOOIE 4/20/2013 5:25PM

    Oh, I do miss doughnuts.

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DS9KIE 4/20/2013 3:59PM

    yikes emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/20/2013 3:45PM

    That is insane! I couldn't get past the first donut. emoticon

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ERIN1957 4/20/2013 3:44PM

    I don't even want to know what I use to eat and consume. I bet there were days it was even more then this.
It is an eye opener isn't it.
Thanks for sharing!

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DOVESEYES 4/20/2013 3:40PM

    Yes and you probably still felt hungry, the most amazing thing I have noticed is that I can eat healthy food and my body 'feels' full and 'content'.

Yay for fresh food.

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JUSTDUCKY50 4/20/2013 2:51PM

    My first instinct is to go mmmmmm ... yummy. Thats my sad reality. I am still fighting the battle. But I know that touching any of that stuff is my downfall. Good luck on your journey!

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AUNTWILLIE 4/20/2013 2:37PM

    It's funny. I look at all that sugar and I get a little "sympathy" headache. There are still times when the taste of all that stuff is really tempting, but I don't miss the way it makes me feel when I've eaten it. Headache. Indigestion. Bloat. Like a hangover but without the booze.

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JUNEAU2010 4/20/2013 2:13PM

    Food can be shocking!

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WOUBBIE 4/20/2013 2:05PM

    Ugh. And I bet you were starving most of the day too! Yeah, I don't miss any of that!

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