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2 miles this morning!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I walked 2 miles and ate good old fashioned oats for breakfast and a V8, so I think I am back on track:)
I went to the clinic they have every Saturday at work today, because I have been having all that nausea and chest pain. They think I should get an EKG and an Echogram. I had been out of my heart medicine for about 2 weeks, but I just got the refill yesterday. They said to not let it run out again. It is really important that I take it everyday and that could be why I was having problems all week. But I have my meds again now for a month and I will make a follow up appointment with my doc on Monday and everything should be okay!
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    Great at getting back on track! I love steel cut oats also. I have a serving of that for breakfast and it keeps me so full I am not even hungry at lunch.
    2915 days ago
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    I'm another steel cut oats girl. I love them. I eat them with splenda brown sugar and/or fresh berries. Yummy!

    emoticon for getting back on track!
    2915 days ago
    Be careful! Take good care of that ticker of yours...

    2916 days ago
    A healthy breakfast and a 2-mile walk, I agree you are definitely back on track! Good for you! However, please, please, please don't let yourself run out of your medication again - that is NOT a good thing (as your doctor pointed out).
    2916 days ago
    Oats are supposed to be really good for us. I could never "stomach" them, and much preferred rice, even as a baby. Then someone suggested that I try steel cut oats and I have never looked back! I LOVE them and will fix them as MELLIL said she did, except I use Splenda brown sugar blend. I also read today that another sparkfriend used some type of nutbutter with hers.

    I bought oat groats in the bulk section by mistake - they just aren't processed even as much as the steel cut variety and I love them, too!

    I am hoping that my cholesterol will be even more improved when I go to see my primary care physician in six more weeks. It will have been six months and it was already improved somewhat when I saw her then from the previous visit....I am thinking a lot of it is the oats, plus moderate exercise - walking - and just a healthier diet overall.

    Glad you got your heart meds refilled....
    2916 days ago
    Goodness ME! You let your HEART medicine run out??? OY! I think that is one thing I would never let happen! (thank goodness I don't TAKE heart medicine... but I'm kinda fanatical about my meds anyway...) But I would think that would affect your energy level too!

    Have you ever eaten steel cut oats? I've always eaten those pre-sweetened packets -- Maple Brown Sugar being my favorite. But this past week I decided to try the steel cut oats and actually COOK them and all... oh BOY are they good! I still added a little bit of brown sugar to them, and the the first day I mashed up a banana in them, and then this morning I did my usual blueberries in it. YUM!!! They don't really taste like rolled oats or quick oats. They're a little nuttier. They are really GOOD though! I cooked a whole cup of them -- which is 4 servings -- and every BIT of 4 servings! It makes a LOT of oatmeal! LOL! And completely sodium free. But I got thinking... withOUT the brown sugar, they MIGHT be really good with a fried egg or two on top of them too! I'm gonna have to try that!
    2916 days ago
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