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9/3/12 12:07 P

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You're welcome!

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9/3/12 11:33 A

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That is a great idea. Didn't realize that there was one. Thanks for the information.

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Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

Inhale Love, Exhale Peace,And Be Happy !


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9/3/12 10:45 A

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Hi!
I find it helpful to post my sodium total for the day on the sodium count thread...I stay accountable that way.
Good luck!

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9/2/12 7:45 P

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Thank you for all the warm replies!! I already use low sodium tomato sauce and paste, stay away from frozen entrees, and buy the low sodium version of ketchup and some other things. I guess I need to start looking at those products, I wouldnít suspect of being high sodium culprits!! Thank you for all the tips!!

Donna, that is one of, if not my favorite scripture!! I am agoraphobic and when I have to leave my home for any reason, it is the one I chant before I head into the breach, as it were!!

Thanks again,
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9/2/12 11:46 A

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Welcome I find sodium hard to control, but have learned a lot of things here. I was surprised that bottled water had sodium in it. Still learning. Good luck emoticon

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9/1/12 10:33 A

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Hi Ro, other sources of sodium that you need to be mindful of are canned foods and processed meats (deli meats, hot dogs, sausage etc). I do most of my meals from scratch, that's the best way to monitor whats in your food. Thankfully, most foods have a nutition lable these days. Be sure to read them. Surprisingly, fresh chicken can contain a lot of sodium, so read that too. They infuse the 'bird' with sodium as a flavor enhancer and a preservative. Goya brand beans have a lower sodium option, Francesco Rinaldi spaghetti sauce does also. If you like barbequed pork, I have a low sodium recipe (crock pot version). Hunts tomato sauce also comes in a low sodium alternative, and even some store brands are providing that option. Maybe the market is awakening to the fact that we need those products!

God bless your efforts, stick with it, it gets easier as you get educated to this.

Donna



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9/1/12 9:04 A

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Mojo, (not sure of first name, sorry). Thanks so much. I am open for an suggestions. I belong to TOPS on line. I thought I would have to keep track of calories, fat and sodium at least. Good to know about the sandwich at Subway, and they make me 2 meals. I read in the literature that the Dr. gave me yesterday about the swiss cheese, I have it on my grocery list. I was surprised.

Thanks again, as I do want this swelling to go down. I take BP medicine, but it was really great yesterday, and I would love to get off the meds.

Have a great day, and thanks again.



"Be thankful for a new day when you wake up".
Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

Inhale Love, Exhale Peace,And Be Happy !


Birthday August 4th
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Marsha
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9/1/12 8:53 A

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The first step is to add sodium to the list of nutrients on your tracker and make sure you track everything. I mean everything! You need to find out what foods are causing the most problems and start with those. For me it was cheese. A simple change to swiss cheese which has much lower sodium made a huge difference. Cooking at home has also allowed me to get better control. I still eat out, but I am careful. For instance, I know that the roasted chicken breast sub with no cheese, lots of veggies, and vinegar on the honey oat bread is not only low in calories but also the lowest sodium sub that you can get there that includes meat. Research helps. But first you need to log and find out where you are.

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9/1/12 8:52 A

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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
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9/1/12 8:40 A

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Hi!! Iím Ro. I started gaining weight right after high school. I weighed 125lbs when I graduated, a year later I weighed 160lbs. My lifestyle changed and I was nowhere near as active. I deluded myself for another 180lbs into believing that I had time to work on my weight later, I had issues to deal with first. It was easy to do this because in a family that runs rampant with Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, hypertriglyceremia; I had none of these problems. My blood pressure was always low, my blood sodium below the range, blood glucose was level and my heart was in excellent shape.

Well, I started passing out and having blurred vision and when I went to the doctor my blood pressure was 193/115. I said that couldnít be right, so the nurse said she would take it again before I left, to see if it went down, once I calmed down a bit from the drive over. It did go down, it went down to 145/92, the doctor mentioned that we may need to look at blood pressure medicine. I have to admit I cried all the way home, because I was going to have to take another med and this one I was taking because I am fat.

It was the first indicator that my body is not going to last much longer if I do not change how I treat it. It was a wakeup!! It was sheer panic!!

I did a bit of researched and then had it backed up by my beriatric doctor, that if I control my sodium intake and exercise, I might be able to avoid going on the blood pressure medicine. This was good news, except how in the world did I go from never paying any attention to my sodium intake, to limiting it to under 2300mg of sodium a day? I am not managing it very well, so again the prayer for help was answered when I was nosing around on someoneís Sparkpage and saw this team. I hope I can learn how to manage my sodium intake and make some friends while I am at it. I look forward to talking to everyone and to not having to take those dern pills!!

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