Health and Fitness, February, 2018

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Ramblinrose » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:40 pm

Well I usually have blood work done where I get my B12 shot once a year. The report shows my red hood cell count is out of wack suggesting I may be anemic. Would account for my fatigue, cold hands and shortness of breath with I contribute to my hernia. So I guess trip to my PA is in order. I don’t eat much red meat but know other things can be a factor and don’t want to play around with adding iron in my body without k owing the cause and right amount.

I was trying to stay out of the drs office until the flu is gone but I guess I’m gonna have to go... boo hiss
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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Harriet » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:51 pm

well, shoot, Ramblin', it's always something, isn't it? helia studied this not long ago when she had a similar conversation after blood work, I think. LadyM and I were just chatting about lentils, which are a good source of iron. Really high is spirulina from a reputable company (health foods stores would have opinions), but less than a teaspoonful a day, since that's 80 percent of daily requirement and you're better off with a variety of sources. Seeds like hemp, quinoa, pumpkin, chia. Glanced at the "superseeds" cereal I have (Q'ia brand) and it says 10 percent of daily iron requirement. Quaker oats says 8 percent. Dark greens - with greens, the darker they are, the more iron. Vit C boosts absorption of iron if it's in the same meal, so the dark greens like kale, for instance, can be really helpful with their iron and Vit C together.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Ramblinrose » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:42 pm

Thxs Harriet ...

Still on plan with my eating. One week down. Still haven’t stepped n the scale but my undies, bra and pants are looser so it must be working.

Dont laugh but I am using a self-hypno type app every night and I do believe it has helped. Have used it in the past. I also have an app from the same company that I use for my migraines. Like it as well.
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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Kathryn-in-Canada » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am

Dark chocolate also has a lot of iron in a small amount. Just saying....


Still progressing here. Got through last night at the arena plus eating out two times so far this week. My system is still not working reliably so my daily weight is all over the map but with a downward trend. I'm a bit afraid to check myself this morning simply because the restaurant last night is very salty.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Ramblinrose » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 am

Last night I ordered an outfit in my normal size and plan to wear it for my birthday dinner which is at the end of April and my Derby part which is the first week of May. I also have a long distance wedding in July that I can wear it to as well. Positive thinking :D
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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Harriet » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:43 pm

No way would I laugh at methods that work! The hypno and the positive thinking visual both sound bright to me - if it works stick with it.

Oh, is THAT why I put a little chocolate in my a.m. coffee! I knew there was a reason! (that's my story now, and I'm sticking to it)

I lost half a pound. Had told HRH last evening that if he heard a "Woo-Hoo" shout from the bathroom this morning he would know why, and he did (I celebrate small victories - they are the only consistent ones I have! ). So that lets me say I've had more than a 2-year trend of losing now, (dare I say, streak? :lol: inchworm streak!) since Dec 31, 2015, with the largest fluctuation being a 3-pound holiday sodium glitch.

He asked me if I thought it was statistically significant. (silly man) I asked him if he wanted me to tell him again about my trend-and-fluctuation theory, and he said never mind, he would stipulate the statistical significance of half a pound if I just wouldn't explain it.

It looks (but can't be as positive on this one) like my weight has now crossed to the best since about Thanksgiving, 2013. Have to say that's not absolute. After my good line-holding year of 2013, the holidays then, first since my ddad's death, sent my weight up 9 pounds from T-day to New Years, and I was haphazard in recording (or maybe just in retaining the records) about fighting my way back in 2014. So it could be the best since sometime in 2014. But at any rate, the best in 3.5 to 4 years.

Wanted to tell you all about a friend at the study I sometimes teach, P. She is the most faithful person to say to others that they look well, and give them a concrete reason, such as well-rested or happy or fit, or sometimes that she notices that they lost weight. It's like a mini-ministry. Not overbearing, not too much, but just little kindnesses that don't cost her anything. I admire her greatly for realizing this encourages people, and what a compliment it is to care enough to notice someone.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Nancy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:02 pm

I walked the dog today.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Kathryn-in-Canada » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 am

I've had 2 readings at my pre-Christmas weight. So there's another threshhold passed.

Church yesterday threw me off.

I'm serious about giving up church in order to lose weight. After June things will be better because I won't have the afternoon service, therefore having to get lunch between services. My lunch is a healthy one but over 500 calories. Since I usually have my large calorie intake in the evening, and I never get exercise in on 2-service Sundays, I can't recover if I slip at all, and I slip at coffee hour after the first service because it falls at my morning snack time.

One day slip didn't affect my weight (I was only 230 calories over my basal metabolic rate of 1500 calories) but I have to make sure I don't continue to slip.

To make matters worse, I don't have any yogurt here so my breakfast has to change. Thinking in the morning isn't a strong suit of mine. I like brain-dead breakfasts. I have a challenge with my dinner tonight so switching to my alternate breakfast of shredded wheat isn't a good idea so I'll have an egg and one piece of toast. We'll see if that holds me through the rest of the morning.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Nancy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:19 pm

K in C I resemble your remark about giving up church bc of weight & unhealthy foods at gatherings..

I did 10 min. On exercise bike, 20 min. Of other exercise outdoors walked around the block and cleaned the coop.

Tues. Did 30 min. On stat bike. Plus picked up yard.

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Re: Health and Fitness, February, 2018

Postby Ramblinrose » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 pm

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground... not really but they’re on their way :D
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