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"To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there's the rub." Hamlet III i
Sunday, February 05, 2012      2 comments

Hamlet may not have been able to catch a few zzzs but I may have discovered a cure for my insomnia. I have a rice bag. It's a simple quilted flannel bag filled with raw rice and some lavender. I place it in the microwave oven for a couple of mi... Read more
Not a New Year's Resolution
Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

This is not a New Year's Resolution, but desire to change some of the eating habits that I have let fall by the wayside. My weight has been increasing over the past few months and I want to get back to my 'fighting' weight. I spent the morning... Read more
Dash Diet Recipe book
Thursday, June 16, 2011      5 comments

I have been following the Dash Diet and have developed an easy way for me to enter the foods that I eat into my Spark Nutrition log. Since this diet uses many low salt foods in the recipes, I have been entering 2 Dash Diet recipes a day into... Read more
April Fool's
Thursday, March 31, 2011      1 comments

Tomorrow is April Fool's Day. As I sit here writing this little blog, I would like to think that Spring is here but the weather man is predicting a little joke for us tomorrow...12 to 18 inches of snow. Maybe when I wake up tomorrow morning I'll... Read more
It's a wonderful world
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      2 comments

I just love reading the blog from the wonderful people who are members of the SparkPeople community. I saw the video blog of a young woman who works in NYC, I read the blog of a woman in Cape Town, South Africa and I must say I was impressed wit... Read more
Sleeping Soundly
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      1 comments

I know the importance of getting a good night's sleep but I had been having trouble with that concept. I read an article that suggested 1. not watching TV in bed; 2. drinking a glass of milk at bedtime; and 3. using the scent of vanilla to induc... Read more
It's not 'where's the beef', it's 'where's the salt'.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      1 comments

I started my pilgrimage to lower the amount of sodium that I was ingesting about 4 months ago but I felt a little like it was an uphill battle. Every container of processed food that I picked up had more sodium listed than I would have ever gues... Read more
January Thaw
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      1 comments

It seems like the January thaw came early this year and now we're back in the deep freeze. With the temperature around 10 degrees, it's hard to get outside to exercise in the fresh air. I try to keep up my activities indoors and I know it will w... Read more
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Sunday, January 16, 2011      0 comments

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed by the president on Dec 13, 2010. The USDA will be changing the rules for school lunches over the next 10 years. Presently school lunches contain 1700 mg of sodium. Multiply that by 3 meals ... Read more
Potassium and BP
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      3 comments

I am very happy that my potassium, sodium levels and my blood pressure are all normal. I had struggled with my low potassium level while I was taking my water pills for my high blood pressure but since the doctor said that I could stop taking th... Read more
Potassium Level
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      0 comments

I'm going to the doctor's tomorrow to have my potassium level checked. It was slightly high 2 weeks ago because I've been trying to eat foods that are high in potassium and I guess I went a little overboard on the brussel sprouts. If my level is... Read more
Small Steps
Tuesday, December 28, 2010      2 comments

Just to report in on my success with limiting my sodium in order to lower my blood pressure. I have managed to keep my sodium intake below 1000 mg a day and my blood pressure has stabilized in an acceptable level. I go in for a blood test Thurs... Read more
Sodium is where you find it
Friday, December 03, 2010      4 comments

I have high blood pressure and I recently read an article on the Mayo site about sodium requirements and found this information very interesting: Only 5% of our sodium comes from cooking. Only 6% of our sodium comes from sprink... Read more
Diet: The usual food and drink of a person.
Saturday, November 13, 2010      2 comments

I had to spend a night in the hospital recently due to a drastic drop in my potassium levels. As I was being examined, the nurse talked to me about my blood pressure. I told her that I followed the "DASH Diet". She looked surprised and asked me ... Read more
Blood Pressure medicine
Friday, November 12, 2010      1 comments

Thanks everyone for all you support. So far, I feel great and I'm taking it one day at a time. Thanks to my nutrition log, I know where I am with my sodium use all the time.... Read more

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