He reduced his eating candy and treats at the office all day and every evening, primarily. I pack lunch and healthy snacks for the office (fruit and cold cuts in little trays) when I can and am trying to cook dinner consistently. He makes lower calorie selections when he does go out.Love hearing from you dornole and hooray for the good news re you and your hubby! 25 pounds lost, WOW -- what's his secret?
So an excellent reminder that it can be all reasonably simple -- not necessarily an exotic "diet" -- just using common sense and moderation, My downfall has forever been being hungry around bedtime and chowing down on whatever is around in the kitchen. Celery gets old. I need to do better at surrounding myself with healthy snacks.He reduced his eating candy and treats at the office all day and every evening, primarily. I pack lunch and healthy snacks for the office (fruit and cold cuts in little trays) when I can and am trying to cook dinner consistently. He makes lower calorie selections when he does go out.
Fred, good luck on the checkup and stress test. Sounds like you'll ace it, but do keep us posted. Meanwhile, that's cool about joining the writing group. I'm sure you'll be a valued addition. I've enjoyed, in particular, your expression of your great sense of humor from time to time.Hi Superbob and others.
I'm still around keeping busy, enjoying life, playing pickleball, spending time with family, doing summer chores, joined a local writing group, doing some writing, and trying to eat and stay healthy.
Going in for my 6 mo checkup next week. I think this one includes a stress test. Will try to remember to give a report next week. Last month I passed my 3 year anniversary with no fanfare. I actually feel better than I have in probably 10 years.
Hope all are doing well and get their issues under control.
Best to you all.
It shouldn't. But some people may health care as something other than a basic human right. Some may see availability of care for heart patients as something to be controlled and restricted by the Insurance companies. They see it as a matter of 'if you don't have insurance, and can't afford the deductibles for examinations and treatment on your own, then you're just out of luck.'Aaargh. Why should availability of health care, in any country, turn into a political debate? This was my whole original point.
Ooooh, that provoked quite a reaction! Good to know that you’re not intentionally trying to disrupt the weekly Stay the Course thread.AM I TRYING TO BE DISRUPTIVE?????
I was trying to create a space where these divergences off target can go, rather than moving the thread into a different direction.
I have a genetic predisposition to not make enough vitamin d, so I supplement with 15,000 IU's in the winter and 10,000 in the summer. That keeps my vitamin d in the 70's. I'm also able to reduce my BP med in the summer by about 25% because I get so much sun. "Sunlight reacts with nitric oxide stored in the skin resulting in a widening of blood vessels".rich01, I have never had a heavy metal test that I know of, but it sounds interesting. I wonder if your feeling better when you work outside is related to increased vitamin D production? I have been tested for that, and I am chronically low.
Heavy Metals and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
https://kresserinstitute.com/heavy-metals-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk/Published on April 3, 2018
by Chris Kresser
Hypertension and family history are well-known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But did you know heavy metal exposure could also be contributing to CVD risk?
Me ? I know I haven't got weight problems (actually underweight so maybe I do ?) but I like to join in this thread from time to time as it's not just about weight.Missing our long-time regulars here: epstns (Steve), MartinF, FredW (who did make an all-too-brief appearance this week), Honeybunny, dornole, jwinter, Superman, Warrick .... and on and on..... Who am I forgetting?
No no,I didn't forget you! Thank goodness you have been here all along, even encouraging me to stay when I was on the verge of leaving a few times.Me ? I know I haven't got weight problems (actually underweight so maybe I do ?) but I like to join in this thread from time to time as it's not just about weight.
Thank you! I will watch!Hi @Duffey - there is no set amount of vitamin D that a person needs to take, it's all dependent on the individual, everyone is different, and the only way to find out how much you need is by having your vitamin D levels tested after taking a dose for several months.If you know your starting level of D and then take a pretty standard highish dose of say 4,000 or 5,000 IUs D3 per day and then get tested after six months that should give an indication of your needs, whether too much or too little. Because of my too high vitamin D levels my endocrinologist says he learned a lot from me and now prescribes vitamin D to most of his patients ! If you don't want your Primary Care doctor doing the tests you could possibly have them done privately, I know that a lot of GPs refuse to do repeat testing of vitamin D so some people do a finger prick test that they send away.
A very good book to read is 'The Vitamin D Solution' by Dr Michael Holick, but he also does a brilliant lecture which is well worth an hour, and a half, to watch which explains a lot of what you ask, even your concerns about melanoma, plus he is a very good, and often amusing, speaker:
The first 28 minutes of the lecture is mostly background to Dr Holick's work, after that it gets into the nitty-gritty of vitamn D that we are mostly concerned with. Not that the first 28 minutes isn't interesting...but....it's a long lecture !Thank you! I will watch!