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My life is sometimes easy and sometimes rocky, but mostly rocky.

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    Wow, I know this, it's so hard to eat healthy when money is scarce. Unfortunately the only foods that are cheap are usually the unhealthy ones. I watch for sales on fruits and veges and bulk up. I freeze what I can, and try to figure a menu before I go to the store. When berries are on sale. I wash them and get rid of pesticides when not organic with a solution of 1/4 of vinagar and a big bowl of water, I let them soak for 20 or more minutes. Then I prepare them lay them out on a cookie sheet with wax paper and put in freezer. What makes this cool, is they don't clump together that way, and measuring out for smoothie or cereal is a breeze. Are you eligible for food stamps? You can get food that way, and pretty much anything healthy.
    Question: How were u diagnosed with HBP being thin, what was causing it? Mine has always been my weight, I lose about 10 lbs and my BP is almost normal reading. Another thing I do is look at sales papers from the stores and determine where to buy my stuff. It's become a organized effort on my part to get myself back on track.
    I too have had 2 weeks or so, with not enough money for food. But somehow I manage and I also have a friend, that will not let me starve. She and her family are health conscience so it works out nice. I may eat with them a couple of times a month, and it's usually very good and healthy food.
    They are not as strict as I but they use good healthy products, like silk, fish (salmon on the grill) and sides of a good leafy salad.
    1913 days ago
  • v DEDAY10
    OK all now the REAL challenge begins! I am broke and had a string of really bad luck so no hope of money for at least two weeks... I am also out of healthy food choices and need to keep my blood sugar down while eating out of the food bank. any suggestions? HELP emoticon
    1922 days ago
  • v LJOYCE55
    Thank you for the gold star goodie. It looks great sitting at the top of my goodie list.
    1922 days ago
  • v DEDAY10
    emoticon I finally got my blood glucose level down! Yeah me....
    1924 days ago
  • v DEDAY10
    Just started my day so let the mind games begin. I know I will try to "fool" myself all day with what I can get away with, but since I started tracking it makes it harder and harder to justify... emoticon
    1926 days ago