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10/7/13 11:49 A

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I am working harder I am walking farther now eating more healthy

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10/6/13 11:54 P

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Week 3, day 6. Can't find healthy recipes for lasagna and mac n cheese that taste good. Can't try too often, because each recipe takes a week to eat. 8-)

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10/6/13 9:29 P

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For week three, i think the exercises were good ones. I found and cooked a fat free carrot soup (puree the carrots as the thickener). I have known about the fruit puree instead of oil in baking for some time, but hated the results (like a sponge). However, maybe working with it half fruit / half oil will be better.

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10/3/13 7:58 A

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I HOPE I WILL DO AS GOOD AS I DID ON WEEK 2

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8/10/12 12:53 P

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substitution-
I have always used Miracle whip in place of mayo, I have cut out both and have been using yogurt- it's much creamier, healthier, and actually taste better (now that I am used to it).
Redo meal: ordered a chicken salad sandwich - got it without the bread, and asked if they would not add extra salt and pepper to garnish the top.
The yogurt substitute pretty much takes care of the flavor without fat also.
As for finding a new recipe, I found a great anitpasto sort of salad: it's meatless, but has cauliflower, brocoli, artichoke hearts, black olives, feta cheese, a few carrots (for sweetness), and then red wine vinegar to top it off along with italian seasonings, small amount of fresh cilantro, and fresh ground white pepper.

I am not a baker, I don't bake anything but meals, which are always low fat and totally organic, so as for cakes, pies, bread, cookies, etc I haven't done that sort of thing in YEARS...

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7/9/12 8:56 A

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Thank you thank you : ) I now have my grocery list sitting here next to my computer : ) I will put Braggs Organic vinegar on my list :D

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7/9/12 7:54 A

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TDEMAIO2:

Yeah, I do have one more holistic suggestion for an over-all general health tonic: Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. It's a bit expensive to use for cooking, but good to slip a couple tsps/Tbsps into your diet regularly.

About a year ago, I suffered from gout-like symptoms in one of my big toes. Now, I'm not one to run to the doctor unless I sever a body part! so an Internet search turned up Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. A week's dosing, and the sharp pains in my toe went away. Gout or something else, can't really say since I'm no doctor--but the symptoms lined up, and the vinegar treatment worked.

Google it. It's a time-tested old-fashioned pure product with live culture (like the "good yogurt" compared to the inexpensive stuff), and the health benefits go on for pages. I wouldn't be surprised if it claims to help with muscle cramping. My grocery store carries it in the organic oils/vinegars section.



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7/9/12 7:06 A

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Good morning : ) I am going back to the grocery store because they had no strawberries :O I will pick up some tonic : ) if you have any more holistic idea I would love to know about them - I do work in a medical office and I hear so much about medications :O I avoid them as much as possible- some of the side affects are worse than the problem its self.
Thank you SO much :D

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7/9/12 5:51 A

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Schwepps Tonic Water is as old as we are, but there are other brands, including store brands. You'll find it in the grocery store, probably near the ginger ale and seltzer waters.

It's the other liquid in a Gin and Tonic! But it's quite refresing by itself, too!

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7/8/12 10:33 P

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Hi Nancy : )
Thank you telling me about the tonic water : ) I have never herd of tonic water? but I will try anything to stop the cramps :O sometime I won't have any for months- then out of the blue cramps in my calves and feet!
I can not thank you enough for the information : )

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7/8/12 1:40 P

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TDEMAIO: Something else easy to try for leg cramps is tonic water--which contains quinine. Quinine, aside from treating malaria, alleviates muscle cramps.

You probably already know about natural potassium sources--potatoes, bananas.

There is also a relatively new homeopathic med on the market, "MSM" --don't remember what that stands for, but you can google "MSM for leg cramps" to find out more about it. Coincidentally, I'm participating in an online panel regarding OTC meds for 50-60-yr-olds, and this was one topic of discussion so it's very fresh in my mind. One panelist says he swears by MSM to rid him of nighttime leg cramping... and his sister uses it on her race horses. So, I'd be looking it up and asking my doctor before buying it.

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Really? I work with 2 Dr's and I will defiantly ask! I get leg and feet cramps really bad and at some point someone had told me to take potassium supplements. So I have potassium gluconate 595mg - 99mg elemental potassium, maybe I will hold off taking them until I ask?
Thank you for this info : )

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7/8/12 9:42 A

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TDEMAIO2:

If your doctor did not tell you to take a potassium supplement, do so with care! Last week I checked with my local pharmacist, as I was planning to pick up a bottle of Sundown Vitamin (K) until I saw the amount of potassium it actually contained--something lik 300% of daily recommended values. He told me this is a supplement one should only take under a doctor's advice and care, because the side effects of overdosing on potassium over a period of time will cause kidney damage, etc.

... Okay; I'm off to church.

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7/8/12 9:26 A

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Thank you Nancy : ) this is going to help : ) I am very low on potassium- I have to take a supplement every morning! I am going shopping today and I will put it on my list :D
Thank you again : )

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Hi, TDEMAIO2:

To share what I've found out about salt substitutes:

Instead of SODIUM chloride (table salt), these salt substitutes are comprised of POTASSIUM chloride. The product does taste "salty" and is, of course, sodium-free.

BUT: watch how much potassium it packs! I track my potassium intake and know I could use more to meet my daily needs. But too much potassium may lead to very serious side effects--just google it for the huge list. Each 1/4 tsp of "No Salt" delivers 19% of your suggested daily potassium value.

SO, if you love salt and have room for a little extra potassium, use a salt substitute prudently!

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Good morning : ) Salt is my BIG issue! I LOVE SALT on everything! I no longer have salt in my house :O I am learning to use other spices to flavor foods. I went to the movies with my mom and we did NOT get popcorn :O This was SO hard for me BUT I was very proud of both of us for having the Strength to say NO :D

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