Did not get up and dressed in time to go visit a friend at Clacamas town center before I saw it on the news. Have not gotten a hold of the lady I was going to see.
So I had to cook. a big pot of soup consisting of Celery, onion, squash, soy curles, tvp, garlic, chicken broth I got for $2 with a good date, whole wheat 1/2 chicken brest , parsley, sage Maby that will calm my nervs.or I could go get some wine. 4oz Big drinker
Fitness Minutes: (20,342) Posts: 9,763 11/29/12 11:10 P
Have an long time Prior to 1962 friend that just moved back in to town. We were catching up and then I asked if I could see him sober and he hung up on me. Let us stay posative(That is what I keep teling my self)
Fitness Minutes: (20,342) Posts: 9,763 10/29/12 2:39 A
I feel great today....feel like I'm making progress. I set a goal to increase my walking to 5 days a week, with a minimum of 3 miles each time by the end of the month. Well, I've managed to do 3 miles for the last two days, so maybe by the end of the month I'll be able to make my minimum 3.5! I hope to start running part of it soon as well, but my puppy makes that difficult. She's a border collie, and likes to herd.....anytime I try to pick up the pace, she jumps and nips at me, trying to herd me back into line! We're working on that, and by next fall, I want we'll be able to run a 5k.
Have a great day, friends!
Pounds lost: 64.7
Fitness Minutes: (20,342) Posts: 9,763 10/17/12 1:40 A
Wow! I just got my blood work results from last week. Two years ago, just before my surgery, my total cholesterol was 227. About a year after surgery, with 2 medicines, it came down to 139. Then I stopped one of the meds because of insurance issues, and it went up to 164. Then in February 2012, I began the Eat to Live program, and as of last week, my total cholesterol is down to 116! That's well BELOW the normal range of 125-200! Woohoo! I wonder if my cardiologist will reduce the one remaining cholesterol medicine?
Have a great day everyone!
Edited by: LITTLEGULLA at: 10/15/2012 (13:18)
Pounds lost: 64.7
Fitness Minutes: (20,342) Posts: 9,763 10/15/12 12:18 A
Welcome, Music Mutt! How is the Eat to Live plan working for you? I have not given up all salt as Dr. Fuhrman recommends.....but I only use lite salt and only on a couple of things (watermelon and pop corn), so that doesn't de-rail me too much. I also consider myself one who eats vegan MOST of the time.....I enjoy a cheat now and then, or I could never stick to the plan. I saw my cardiologist in February and he got on my case about the weight. I started ETL in March, and when I saw the doctor again in August, he was thrilled with my progress. I still have a ways to go, but it's a plan I can live with long term, and that's what's important!
Hi LittleGulla. I'm spanking new to this team, haven't even introduced myself yet but I will. I had to reply to your post because I am also using "Eat to Live". Like you I resist snacking on the cashews, but it is relatively easy because I only buy raw cashews and use them in the recipes. Even the healthiest roasted nuts, such as no oil added, are a bit too tempting for me. I make light snacks of raw almonds or a very low sodium health mixture (expensive) of nuts and dried fruit. My sister-in-law found a mix with unbelievably healthy nutrition. Good luck. I agree though if the bag is too much temptation, better not to buy it.
"You know, sometimes it is the artist's task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left." - Itshak Perlman
I don't generally weigh and measure my food, either. I'm on the "Eat to Live" program, and as long as I eat the right things (lots of fruit and vegetables, no meat or dairy), I don't have to measure. However, I love to snack on cashews, and they are allowed on my plan, in moderation. So yesterday I measured out what I SHOULD allow myself in a day, and compared that to what I have ACTUALLY been allowing myself, and I have decided not to buy any more cashews. They are just far too tempting, and have WAY too many calories!
Pounds lost: 64.7
Fitness Minutes: (176,257) Posts: 69,723 10/1/12 10:08 A
Gotta be honest here ... .my driver for guiding my nutrition is not based on my double bypass in 2009, but getting a Lap-Band in 2007. And having gotten down to goal (and hovering around it), I no longer weigh or measure food before meals. I *DO* watch what I eat in terms of carbs vs proteins vs fats, and I tend towards a low-fat, relatively lo-carb diet, but no need to me to weigh or measure.
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!"
"Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels."
My key to success: Follow *most* of the guidelines, *most* of the time.
current weight: 219.6
Fitness Minutes: (20,342) Posts: 9,763 9/30/12 5:48 P
Hi glad to have you. Add veggies reduce cholesterol, add fruit, whole grains,etc. I am trying to be healthier, too much family history in trying too hard to lose weight,
Grand mother was in tops and diet pills uppers and downers and surprise a heart attack.
Her sister (My great aunt ) was in the hospital having part of her intestine removed so she could not absorb as much, when she caught phnoma and died. She had gained with diet meals planed and delivered for her.
Iam 4'10" and 104 lbs
Edited by: LINDAM.1 at: 9/30/2012 (17:49)
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