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New Plan - Starting Today!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

We, I know weigh more than I ever remember weighing in my life. I have to re-evaluate and get a hold of, not just my weight but also, my life.

Tomorrow I am going to start"A Year of Holidays". I am going to set my goals holiday by holiday. First chunk of the year will be Memorial Day to Labor Day. I figure we always look forward to the next holiday so if I link my goals to the same time-frame they will come along just when I need them, like a day off work does with holidays.

For the first segment of the year I will; eat more veggies, move for at least 30 minutes a day, and journal.

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MSHEL7 5/31/2014 3:04PM

    Oh, I do this, I always go holiday to holiday for everything, even changing the filters in the water pitcher and the vacuum cleaner. LOL, that is funny. You can do it, I've been gaining as well and it is not good. I'm taking this time to try to get back on track as well. Good luck with your new plan.

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What December Might Hold

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I am feeling like December 1st is bringing a new start. Not sure exactly why.

Maybe it is because I have been pretty failthful, dedicated, consistant for about a month. Boy, those are all good, strong words.

Maybe I am just hitting my stride. I have always said it takes 30 days to build a habit. So maybe the healthy choices I have been making are becoming habit.

All-in-all, I am looking forward to what the 31 days of December might bring!


You Can Really Have it Your Way at Burger King! Who Knew?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Teacher work day and we went out for lunch. I chose the Burger King Veggie Burger. When I went to enter this meal into the nutrition tracker I checked the Burger King website to get the nutrition details. Good news it is 22 g of protein and only 2.5 g of saturated fat. Bad news however is 1030 mg of sodium for 410 calories. Prior planning could have saved me. (Of course the group decided on Burger King once we got in the car.)

Maybe I need a phone with a data plan. Using the nutrition section of the BK website I have determined given the same options I would go for a Whopper JR and customize it. Take away the dill pickles, mayo, & ketchup, add mustard and it would be 250 calories, 310mg of sodium, and 4 g of saturated fat. It is only 13 g of protein and has 35 mg of cholesteral, but the sodium is way down and that is worth the trade off for me.

Who knew that the veggie burger was not the best choice and that the Burger King website gives you all the details for the (probably) thousands of ways you can really "have it your way"!


Feeling a little stronger each day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Had the follow up appointment with the ENT. They were happy that my bp med is at 20. I was ticked. How can you "cheer" that someone's medication has been increased. My goal is to be off of this medication. I do not feel my best on it. My skin is so dry (drier that when I lived in Colorado!) and I feel sick after I eat.

I did get the go ahead to begin using my CPAP machine again and I had a full night of sleep. I feel like I could sleep for a hundred years now. I was just amazing to feel comfortable going to bed and finally totally relax.

A little concerned that she said my nose was healing (not healed) nicely. Am only using the Bacitracin once per day now. I really upped the humidity on the CPAP to hopefully compensate.

Feeling a little stronger each day! and that is really a good thing.


Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Monday, November 07, 2011

Dr. appt on Friday was not great. They upped the bp med dose. However, I had my blood pressure cuff in my purse and showed them it was accurate. Now at least they believe my readings from home (one was 110/63, not exactly high). I gained 2.3 pounds in a week & a half (I was on a different scale though). Go back in a month and determined to have better results.

I asked about cholesteral because the PA had said my numbers were bad in the hospital. 170 overall. LDL 109 and (the bad one) HDL 29. Want to address that with food, so I as trying to be consistant w/ Promise Light, avacado, & nuts.

I am really struggling with my attitude. Keeping it going in the right direction most of the time. Or maybe I am just being more disciplined. Not a happy camper right now.

My nose is bothering me. I can't wait to see the ENT on Wed. Not anything I ever thought I would say.


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