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Update on ADD May 3, 2009

Filed under: Catholic,Exercise,Health — alwayswithme @ 11:16 am
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My strattera is no longer working.  I have found myself back with the swirling thoughts, been terribly forgetful, been agitated and caught in that I don’t know what to do now mode.  I have an appointment with my doctor in two weeks (I think).  In the meantime I am going to walk on my treadmill or ride the bike daily as well as do at least one exercise video from SparkPeople each day.  I will continue to take my Vitame D, which has helped my blood pressure as well as the calcium and the Omega 3 capsules.  I am going to research the info I found on If you crave chocolate you need magnesium (raw nuts, fruits and legumes) and if I crave sweets I need chromium (broccoli and grapes), carbon (fresh fruit) phosphorus (eggs and grain) sulfur (kale cabbage and cruciferous vegetables) tryptophan (raisins and sweet potatoes).

I am also going to get back to the Bible and to my relationship with God.  I am completely out of balance.


Some Good Exercise Tips March 26, 2009

Filed under: Exercise — alwayswithme @ 3:26 am

Are found here


A Lot Going On March 13, 2009

Filed under: Exercise,Health — alwayswithme @ 10:22 am
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I have been spending a lot of time on Spark People in an attempt to get support to lose weight.  I have enjoyed it and learned a lot.  I am hopeful weight will come down.

My blood pressure has been running high which is really worrisome.  I found out I am ADD so it may be the medication.  I am going to purchase some Vitamin D and start taking it as I read that it may help with BP and that it is hard to actually get Vitamin D with our sunscreen use and position of the sun during parts of the year.

I am starting to cook more which has been kind of enjoyable.  I have printed out some healthier recipes and hope to have a 21 day cycle of dependable recipes for us to use.  I have found quite a few veggie recipes to use and am making two to three different ones for each dinner since we are supposed to eat 5 to 11 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.

I am soon to get my blood drawn to find out just how bad a shape I am in.  I am considering doing it at two different places.  One to have my doctor run per her instructions and one to send to Life Extension (I heard about this through a Suzanne Somers interview) so that I have two pieces of information to use.  I think the life extension one concentrates more on hormones and nutrients but I’m not for sure.  I need to find out about that soon.