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Getting from there to here

Friday, March 28, 2014

OOOOh what a mess. Yep just when you think you're on track, you're really off.

Okay I get in my 45-50 grams of fiber, eating losts of veggies and fruit. Fish 3-4 days a week, meat 1x, yams 3x's. I should be 10 pounds lighter RIGHT? Heck no! All I did was maintain my weight. But, lost inches. Now that's okay for maintaining...but How do I lose? I went over my diet with my doctor. I have a journal (thank you Sparkpeople)

This is what he said:
You need to add starchy vegetables. Use more oilve oil 3-4 TABLESPOONS PER DAY!!!???
Eat egg whites 3-4 times a week for more protein. Add xtra virgin first cold press olive oil on all foods. Eat a nut butter with your fruits. Eat 10-15 grapes, 2 apples, 1 pear and 2 oranges everyday! Cut your fish portions to 4 ounces 4-5 times a week. No beef. Bison, venison, lamb or pork loin

Does this sound reasonable? emoticon BAFFLED

  
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KASHMIR 4/15/2014 2:07PM

    Can you get a referal to a nutritionist?
We've got away from eating the quantity of fat our bodies need to process foods and keep our brains healthy over the past 20 years, so I agree with him in upping your fat consumption, but that seems overly high!

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KRAZEKATZ 4/3/2014 2:24PM

    That much fruit would tear my delicate digestive system up for a month! The rest sounds pretty good, but very expensive too. I know, trading off all the "bad foods" for healthier ones should help the budget, but I've never been much of a fast food person.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you in a few weeks.
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JANEDOE12345 4/1/2014 5:03PM

    Reasonable and awesome. I wish I could eat like that but I would need some kitchen help!

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DREAMWEAVER1637 4/1/2014 3:14PM

    Somethings not right there..... emoticon

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POSITIVEHOPE 3/28/2014 7:19PM

    Whoa! That's a lot more calories he added into the mix. What did he exchange out for them?
My simple plan makes more sense. I eat between 1250-1500 calories a day.
2-3 fruits a day
3-5 veggies a day
2 starches a day (example 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 baked potato or 1 slice bread =1)
1-2 servings non-fat milk or reduced fat cheese, yogurt a day
6-8 oz cooked wt. protein a day (mostly eggs, chicken and fish 3 oz = deck of cards)
3 tsp. fat a day
It usually ticks all the SP boxes for eating healthy and stays in my range. My fiber is usually around 20 gms a day.

Hope you find the combination that works for you.




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MTN_KITTEN 3/28/2014 5:22PM

    Whoa ... hmmm. Is you doctor skinny???

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on the road again

Monday, April 08, 2013

Played around with medicines. Doctor took me off of Fish Oil due to heart palpitations, I'm now on Krill Oil.

Lasix water pill, drink plenty of water 9-12 cups, Potassium G every other day.

I read lack of sleep...brings on cravings and hunger. I sure hope that's the case, along with medicines and eating cheap.

Unable to take Benadryl increases heart rate, so I must omit gluten and food allergens. I work on that this week.

  
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KLUTZY68 5/10/2013 3:41PM

    Fish oil causes palps?! Who knew! I give it to my dog for skin dryness, but it's very expensive and I recently read that coconut oil is good for that, so I plan to switch when the bottle runs out. C. oil is very trendy right now but don't know how much of that is hype. Really hoping you can get help with your medical problems. Seems like losing weight and eating all natural foods that you're not allergic to should help. Fingers crossed! emoticon

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CHANTENAY 4/16/2013 8:43PM

    I'm happy to see you back! I returned after a 3-month absence. You're right lack of sleep brings on cravings and hunger. Krill oil is great. Looks like a good plan!

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CARMEL_466 4/8/2013 8:43PM

    Happy to see your post and even happier to read you are working on your health. I didn't know fish oil pills could cause heart palpitations. I have those and the doctors just recently changed my blood pressure medicine to help but they are not helping so far. I need to check to see if I told them I was taking fish oil pills.

Praying for your continued improving health.

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gained again!!!???

Monday, October 01, 2012

Let's be real...I finally met most of nutritional goals..I've been sick from mixing dairy with citrus, eating extra fiber through wheat , taking TUMS.
And I put on weight?

I panicked last week this week I'm angry...I felt better when I wasn't meeting calories, nutrients.
This is not water weight!!!

Revamping everything I learned, changing calorie, less dairy products, fatty foods, proteins and carbs.

  
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SHEILA-45 10/8/2012 11:09AM

    Hope you find the right balance to feel better soon. Hang in there; it will happen.

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CAROL- 10/8/2012 6:33AM

    Hang in there. You will find that perfect way of eating that will allow your body to respond. emoticon emoticon

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JOYCELEC 10/3/2012 9:32PM

    LOTS, and I mean LOTS of medications do this. I would do a medication validation or look each one up. (Ask your RN to do a validation, they should be able to produce one within minutes if they have a computer).
Also, have you been instructed to weigh daily? If not, you might consider it. With heart conditions, it is recommended, as you may need an adjustment on medications. If you are following your plan, than something else may just be hindering your progress. Your body may be telling you something, so don't get too mad. . .pay attention and start rocking the boat at the doctors office. emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/3/2012 9:32:54 PM

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MIZINA730 10/1/2012 1:44PM

    It could be your Neurontin.

http://www.rxlist.com/neuro
ntin-drug/patient-images-side-e
ffects.htm

http://shingl
es.emedtv.com/gabapentin/gabape
ntin-side-effects.html

I was curious, so looked it up. Hope it helps! If it's helping with your pain, eating healthy and exercising as tolerated will still help your body. Don't blame yourself, just keep up the good work, and check with your doctor.

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PLAYBLUES22 10/1/2012 12:44PM

    Sweetie, we all gain weight sometimes and it could be added muscle that you have acquired by exercising, have you tried taking your measurements instead of the scale?

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CARMEL_466 10/1/2012 12:28PM

    Don't let it get you down. I understand very well. emoticon

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RSD

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NOW I know why I went through the roof with pain...sometimes the nerves are traumatized when something is out of place or missing.
The neurologist said when a leg is amputated the recipient is in pain, because the nerves are trying to make contact.
With me I had 3 BY-PASSES the nerves is searching for the original vein and is trying to make contact...Gave me a med and I slept like a baby...the first since my surgery in June.
My surgeon is still a jerk...He kept saying "I don't know" to all my questions. emoticon

If ever in the situation, follow your heart and just do it! I called the hospital for an appointment to the next available Neurologist. He knew in 5 mins. what was wrong. emoticon
BTY I did not have a sprained ankle..it was RSD

  
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JOYCELEC 9/29/2012 11:28AM

    Being an RN I have to agree with all the comments above. That said, it is too bad that MDs are not accountable to one another. I have found that MDs wont make waves against each other even if there are correctable wrongs being said or done. So things perpetuate until someone suffers badly or dies.
There are some wonderful MDs out there, but way too often it is the "I don't knows" of the world that give everyone else a bad name. emoticon

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CARMEL_466 9/23/2012 6:31AM

    I'm so happy you got the second opinion and was able to get some pain relief. Thank goodness for the good doctors out there. Praying for you.

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SLIM242 9/21/2012 12:19AM

    I'm glad you got a second opinion and you got some relief from the pain. Hang in there! This too will pass.

Slim

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MIZINA730 9/20/2012 10:06PM

    RSD is very painful. It can happen spontaneously and suddenly from any injury or surgery. I am happy you found relief with Neurontin. Your story is a perfect example of the value of getting a second opinion and trusting your own wisdom and intuition. Some doctors are jerks. Some are saints. If you aren't happy with one, try another one. Don't stay with somone who doesn't fulfill your needs. There were times I was so glad I left a certain physician that I wondered why I took so long. Hope you are able to do all that you want to do soon.

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NAOLEE 9/20/2012 9:55PM

    When a Dr tell me: I don't know I look for another Dr. I had PLS and now changed to ALS. I live one day at the time with a lot of pain but happy. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVE ONE.

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SBARGANZ 9/20/2012 9:36PM

    I'm glad you took the "next step" to get ahold of someone else!

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RECOVERY

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hopefully all surgeries are done. In addition to the heart attack and the kidney surgery; I was diagnosed with Periphial and vascular disease.
1 leg got stents but the other was a triple by-pass. Yikes the recovery is slow due to a sprained ankle on the same leg. OUCH is the word. Doing a little better some work on my part has to be done for the blood to flow..the burn is like hot peppers going through your vein...OUCH, YIKES.

If you get leg cramps (charlie horse) burning (may not be from exercise) please get checked for PAD/PVD your Cardioligist knows. The test is simple.

  
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MIZINA730 9/13/2012 12:44PM

    Ouch IS the word. Did they give you any advice on how to get started on exercise? As your photo indicates, slow and steady does win the race? Don't let slowness discourage you. Would swimming be helpful? Just some gentle treading?

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CAROL- 9/1/2012 9:55PM

    Goodness. Send prayers your way as you recover!

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CARMEL_466 8/27/2012 12:42PM

    I'm so sorry I hadn't heard about your heart attack. Thank God you are alright. Praying for your speedy recovery and thank you so much for the information. I really should look into that test. emoticon

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KFEASEL13 8/27/2012 11:43AM

    Best wishes on your recovery! Here's to the future! emoticon

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