Well, Duh!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Okay, so I've been working out for a few months now...trying to monitor how much I eat, what I eat and so forth. The problem I have is actually eating when I'm supposed to. Not putting back in what I'm taking out. So, I'm always the point of sometimes being to tired to wash the dishes, or even make dinner for my kids. Not a good thing.
So I go get a physical, and come to find out, my iron is low. I guess I wasn't really getting enough iron in my diet!! WELL, DUH! Sometimes I pay more attention to just the calories, and less on the other important nutrition necessary for good overall health. I also am trying to monitor my blood pressure now. I'm paying real close attention to how much sodium I take in on a daily basis. My goal for the rest of 2008: With the help of Sparkpeople naturally.....better eating habits!!!!! I don't think I eat bad, just need to do it better!! I also need to remember the more I work out, the more I need to put back. I don't know about you all, but sometimes that is hard for me to remember!
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    My recommendations would be to make all your workout routines very scripted, this way you know exactly what you are burning. Then your diet should be very set as well, be predictable and plan your meals, drink your water and before bed have a high protein meal/shake or whatever.

    I recommend this because it will get you into a habit; once the habits are formed then you can trust yourself to make changes.

    Take your vitamins and minerals, then you can fine tune things and you can determind what is working for you and what isn't.

    I hope that helps.

    3454 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2008 1:02:44 PM
    You're not alone. About a year after I started my weight loss journey I was diagnosed with a B-12 deficiency and my daughter with anemia. Like you we had paid more attention to the calories and not the nutrition. After about 6 months on high doses of iron & b-12 we both tested in the normal range again, but we still take daily vitamin supplements. Good luck with your better eating goal.
    3503 days ago
    I call it tweaking my food plan.

    See a problem, find a solution.

    Good luck, you sound to be on the right track! And you can get an iron supplement if your doctor thinks you need it. Iron is cheap.

    You can also up your iron by eating greens!

    3503 days ago
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