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It's an uphill battle.. but I plan to win it

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I've lost 77 lbs and my LDLs went up. My mind has been buzzing about with all I need to do.
My cholesterol LDLs went from 286 up to 303, doctor is putting me on Lipitor. I researched it and made a "battle plan" besides praying.. :) ..
My body is producing too much cholesterol, no matter what I eat. Now i need this prescription and there are many side effects.
I'm going to supplement to counter-act all the side effects-

I don't eat much meat and measure my olive oil & coffee creamer and eat low sodium, eat raw unsalted nuts and eat lots of veggies.

Lipitor reduces co enzyme Q10 in the liver, so I'm going to take "coenzyme Q10" supplements.

It also will reduce my metabolism, so will take "raspberry keytone" supplements to help.

And, it affects your memory, like Alzheimer disease does, so going to take "ginkgo biloba" to increase blood flow to my brain and keep eating healthy fats and nuts to help my brain.

I'm really not an exerciser, but trying to change that. I've been doing cardio-leg exercises off you tube, every other day for 2 weeks now. Also walking. The exercises I do are strengthening my legs for roller skating. I ordered some good skates from the rink. Used our tax return money. Was a good investment. Also invested in bowling shoes. For only $24.95 4 adults & up to 6 kids can bowl 2 games a day all summer, at no additional cost. Renting bowling shoes costs $4, so that will add up fast. The bowling alley is close to home too.

My skates will look like these. I ordered men's black skates because they are wider.

  
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OWENS2U 3/27/2014 2:02PM

    WOUBBIE, Thank you for link. I emailed that link to my doctor. She is now having me split the dose during the day, going to check my blood sugar regularly and have me email her when any symptoms come up. If I show any symptoms she will stop my Lipitor.

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RORYLYONS 3/26/2014 1:42PM

    I love the plan.... emoticon your on the right path.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 3/26/2014 12:30PM

    Well, I'm sure other people will be weighing in on this but here goes the first volley - if you haven't had a heart attack you probably shouldn't be taking statins. There are plenty of good articles out there explaining why, and this one is pretty thorough:

http://drhyman.com
/blog/2012/01/19/why-women-shou
ld-stop-their-cholesterol-lower
ing-medication/

My money's on the exercise, particularly strength.

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PATTYR81 3/26/2014 12:12PM

    Nice! I LOVE skating!!! I grew up with skates on my feet - One of my biggest memories is getting yelled at: "NO SKATING IN THE HOUSE!!!" but of course I did it anyway.....:)

You Go Girl!!!
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MAGIK0731 3/26/2014 9:59AM

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Happy Healthy 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

I survived Christmas & new years eve without gaining. Drank homemade sugar-free White Russians at Christmas Made with Torani's Coffee syrup, brewed coffee, cream, almond milk & vodka. New years eve I drank sugar-free Pina Coladas made with Skinny Girl Pina Colada drink, Torani's Coconut syrup and water. Such delicious holidays!
My 14 yr old cut my hair for Christmas too. She used electric clippers and pair of scissors. It manages better than any salon cut I've had.

  
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OWENS2U 1/7/2014 8:46AM

    Thank you so much WOUBBIE emoticon

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WOUBBIE 1/3/2014 1:41PM

    Excellent news! It's refreshing to hear that at least a few people ran the gauntlet without getting smacked down! Love your haircut, too!

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December... whew!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I'm exhausted, had our Jobs Daughter semi-annual Installation Ceremony yesterday. So glad to be out of my evening gown, high heels & nylons! Bumming around today in loose leggings, over-sized long sleeve t-shirt and slipper Boots.
Filled out invitations for family Christmas Party. I text, email & send postal invites so they have no during this busy time they have reminders.
Did some Christmas shopping early this morning and wrapped the gifts.
Arms & legs feel like lead. Now I'm so ready for a nap.

  
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KAB7801 12/15/2013 7:54PM

    You're amazing got a lot done
Deserve a nap!

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Ready for the Weekend!

Friday, August 09, 2013

Going to yard sales and my do I get hungry. Got some healthy snacks ready! Will pack sandwiches as well. I buy low carb soy flaxseed bread. I make sure the lunch meat is no sugar added. I weigh nut into 1 oz snack bags and measure strawberries into 1 cup containers. Silk Almond milk has 30 calories and no carbs and 1 cup has 45% of my daily calcium. Skim milk has 80 calories and 12 (sugar)carbs and 1 cup has 30% of my daily calcium. So sugar free almond is the winner hands down. I buy the vanilla flavor too.
Between my mother's hand-me-downs, my old "skinny clothes" and yard sales, I've got lots of clothes to wear now for summer & winter.
Already went to one yard sale today, an estate sale, and got myself a coffee grinder. Will gring coffee and my golden flax seeds into meal to make breads.

What are your plans for the weekend?

  
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BUTEAFULL 8/29/2013 12:21AM

    I haven't done a yard sale in quite a while but I HAVE been going to swap meets and thrift shops and scoring some nice deals

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What a great day at home today

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Woke up late, very rare for me, as I am a early riser. I read newspaper, planned my grocery shopping, made up meal plan for today, checked all my emails & responded to all my Facebook & Sparkpeople posts, cleaned up the house because I had repair person over to fix my refrigerator.

Here is today's menu:
Breakfast Low Carb Microwave Blueberry Muffin (has 1 whole egg in it) & cup of Almond milk
Snack- salad w/ cheese (for me, daughter w/o cheese) & 2 carbs f Ranch Dressing
Lunch- Taco Salad with chicken grilled w/ onion, a bit of shredded cabbage, lettuce, spinach, bell pepper (& cheese for me)
Snack- Strawberries & Blueberries in sauce made from stevia & guar gum
Dinner- Stir fry with chicken, green veggies like broccoli, green beans, cabbage etc, 1 T Healthy Balance 100 mg Omega 3 oil, 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil & 1 T soy sauce.
Snack- celery stick w/ 1 T sugar free peanut butter

  
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OWENS2U 8/8/2013 1:04AM

    Funny Mary!! Would love to have you over!

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MERRYMARY42 8/7/2013 6:11PM

    sounds like I need to go to your house for my meals, all sounds good and healthy, way to go

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