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Hi Everyone!!

I guess I havent posted for a couple days? I thought I did, but cant find it.

ilc, lol on the crock pot!! You are right, plus we are having a hard time coming up with what I can eat, they want me on no sugar, no salt, no fats and stay under 2000 calories. I have found there is salt in everything, They are now putting salt in cottage cheese, its in milk, potatoes, you name it.
I hope you start feeling better, I know how it feels to be tired all the time. Will keep you in my prayers.

Piney, how are you doing? Everything ok?

SallyC, I am so glad you are getting your health checks done, you wont be sorry!

RABBIT, glad to see you doing your heath checks too. How are you doing on eating better? Scarey all the crap thats in our food huh?

Jen, you sure are having a tough time, hope you are feeling much better tomorrow, oh yeah, My Dr asked me if my big toe hurt, told him no, he said I tested positive for gout!!! I have the crystals, but he said sometimes you can have them but they dont cause problems? If my toe starts hurting to let him know, I thought of you immediately! Feel better soon!

Been trying to do aliitle more around here, I feel like I am not doing myself any good just sitting, no I am not running laps, just loading dishwasher, folding laundry, simple things, just to keep moving.

I have so many Appts coming up
ultrasound on my heart
appt with heart Dr.
bone denisty test
mammogram, they found a spot on my cat scan
blood tests for thinner
Appt with internal med. Dr.
and it keeps adding everyday, so I am right here with you guys.

Wed
check other grocery sales
clean, fill cats water bowls
find dinner,

If anyone has any recipies for no carb, no sugar, low salt recipies, please let me know.

Next year I am going to have to can without sugar, thank goodness I didnt put salt in 70 quarts of tomatoes!

Have a wonderful day!

ps, you are welcome ilc!!,( for the other thread)

Thanks Niko and frugalfriend!
 

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Pinetree, if you have a gout flare, be very careful about the medicine! The side effects are horrible and with your health, it might not be a good thing for you. I'd recommend eating a lot of cherries. About 20 per day will keep uric acid levels down. Frozen is OK, but I don't know about canned. Also asparagus is good for avoiding gout attacks. I haven't had an attack since I started eating the cherries and I eat asparagus regularly, too.

3/3 today. It was an easy list.

Tomorrow:

1. Go to the stock up store.
2. Put away all the groceries.
3. I'll think of something.

Have a great day, Everyone!

Jen
 

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pinetree - boy, you have enough going on with doctor appointments, I don't know how you fit in anything else. My eating has been so-so but it is a life style change so I know it's going to be slow going. I got some DASH diet books but am reading a library book right now so I haven't got a chance to look at them yet. I know what you mean about sugar, fat and salt being in all of our food, when you start having to look for it, it's everywhere. I have been eating Ezekiel bread (low sodium kind) for a couple of years now and like that(DH hates it!), also I eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every day. No salt, fat or sugar in that although I put fruit on top.

3/3 today, didn't really get started until late but I did it.

Thursday
1 - clean rabbits pen, vacuum furniture and carpet
2 - Bed, Bath and Beyond - return
3 - sew patch on vest for AWANA child
 

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Pinetree-- my only recipe that meets your parameters: To 1 cup of water, add 1/2 cup water, stir and gradually add 1/2 cup water. Do not drink too quickly or you might get a stomachache.... ;P

Hi Guys! My list for tomorrow:
-clean the bathrooms
-volunteer at the school
-sort a little bit of laundry

Unless they have delayed opening for schools AGAIN tomorrow, then my list is:
-get the little beasts on their bus
-go home and drink
-binge-watch Netflix

;p
 

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List for Wednesday:

1) Mammogram
1a) Switch purses removing 1/2 my stuff
2) Pick up a few groceries
3) Dust and vacuum
I took care of the purse, the appointment and the groceries. I haven't dusted and vacuumed yet. I'm not highly motivated because it's not one of those things that will prevent family life from continuing in an efficient way. Not having clean clothes and dishes or prepared food would create problems but lint on the carpet will not. So, p-e-r-h-a-p-s I'll get to it today.

You know how you have cleaning to do but you don't really want to do it so you find every other task to do instead of the cleaning? I was in cooking mode. I made pots of potato soup and some broccoli cheese soup. Rationalizing? OH, yeah.

Thursday:

1) Make coffee cake for the Moms Next meeting at church
2) Attend Moms Next
3) Wash up clothing that I'll need to pack for a trip

Have a joy filled day and stay warm!

Kind regards,

Sally
 

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If anyone has any recipies for no carb, no sugar, low salt recipies, please let me know.
Oven Roasted Vegetables

Toss vegetables in olive oil. Season with fresh cracked pepper and your favorite non-salt seasonings. Bake in the oven until bits of brown show up on the veggies.

I put mine in the toaster oven for 20-25 minutes in a glass 8 inch pan. I have no idea what the temperature is, just as hot as it goes. Favorite veggies for this are broccoli, cauliflower, carrots (bake longer). Oven roasting brings out the sweetness.

Here's another one:

Fried Zucchini

Get some olive oil good and hot in a pan. Drop in sliced zucchini and quickly stir fry it until it browns and blisters. Season to taste. This is another one that brings wonderful flavor because it's cooked HOT and fast.

Greek Yogurt

Dump a quart of regular plain yogurt through a paper towel. Let it drain for 4 or more hours. It will be thick and creamy. Top with fruit. Save the whey that drains out and put it in fruit smoothies

Fruit Smoothies

1/2 cup milk (it's okay for it to be part whey)
1/3 cup yogurt
a small handful of washed spinach
1/2 frozen fruit (I keep sale purchased blueberries and strawberries in my freezer just for this)
1 banana

Process in a high speed blender. (I just got a Vitamix and it's been wonderful for my health.)

This may or may not be helpful. If sodium is the problem, white table salt is going to be worse than natural sea salt. I use Real Salt from Redmond Trading. It's expensive but doesn't cause the problems with blood pressure and the like that iodized salt does. You doctor probably knows a LOT more about this than I do.

Basmati rice has better natural flavor than regular white rice and requires less seasoning. Some folks compare the aroma to popcorn.

Trail Mix

1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1/2 coconut flakes (the big ones)
1/2 dried fruit--raisins or cranberries or both

Granola sweetened with local honey, containing such items as oats, coconut, raw sunflower seeds, etc.

There are probably a BUNCH more. This is just my normal stuff.

I really hope that helps get you started.

Respectfully,

Sally

Whoops! I didn't see no carb until I typed it all in. Well, maybe it can help anyway. Sorry.
 

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3/3

thurs
finish up a job
look up recipies
redo medicine for the week

ilc, wtg!! Hope you are feeling better.

Z, thanks alot!! lol, Thats about what I am eating, only I am limited to 28 oz of fluid a day, and I am not wasting my liquid for a meal!!

RABBIT, I gave up bread and torts, theres too many calories, carbs and started wrapping things in lettuce leaves.

Thank you So much SallyC, I will try the oven baked veggies, it sounds good,
Dr says NO salt, doesnt matter what kind, and I can only have 400mg with each meal, which if you take the salt from a can of chicken noodle soup is 890mg for 1/2 cup, spagetti sauce is 610mg for 1/2 cup, so right there I am over for my meal. I am trying to cook from scratch but salt is in everything! My cottage cheese has 440mg for 1/2 cup. I can eat non starchy veggies, must be really careful with leafy green, I can only have the same amout or nothing at all, its something to do with one of my pills, and no grapefruit ot V-8 juice.

Last night I made zuchini lasagna, made my own sauce, put alot of zuchini and aliitle bit of low fat mozzeralla cheese, the family thought it was horrible, I thought it was pretty tasty!

Then watching the carbs, am testing my blood everyday to make sure my sugar stays steady, so I am eating like a dietbetic in that part. So there I have to be careful with eating fruit cause it turns to sugar, well along with all the carbs!!

I was so ticked off last weekend, Chicken was on sale so had DH pick up 2, DS smoked them for me, only to find out they were packaged in brine, which was all salt, I have never heard of them adding salt to chicken, but its here.

So far I have lost 24lbs. good thing I had some to lose!

Thanks for all the ideas, at least I have alittle to start with, the experts on the diets cant really help cause one does the cardiac, one the diabetic, and so on, they dont inter mix with each other. I fell like all I am doing is tearing apart all the help you are giving me, and for that I am sorry.

Enough whining, thanks for listening!! I will try to be more positive tomorrow.

Have a fantastic day!!
 

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pinetree - Wow, that is a lot of weight loss. How frustrating to have to be on so many different diets, doesn't leave you with much to eat. :( I did not know that about the chicken!!! I swear the food companies add salt to everything.

3/3 today, I was so proud of myself that I sewed the patch on, I HATE sewing.

Friday
1 - dust living room, 2 spare rooms
2 - exercise
3 - go through bag of freebies I got today
 

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3/3 today. I cleaned off the shelf in the coat closet for #3...after some hats and stuff fell on me while I was hanging up my coat. I always ignore the closets as long as I can. I don't know why. Actually felt good today. I just have to keep remembering that tomorrow will be better.

Pinetree, you're doing well with the veggies for your diet, but you can't completely cut out carbs, they're necessary for your brain health. I'm diabetic, and my doc says that the whole fruit is fine, but not the juice. The fiber helps mitigate the sugar/carbs. As far as salt, I have no help to offer there...I have no restrictions for it. I hope you can find some good tasting alternatives.

Tomorrow:

1. One load of laundry.
2. Call to arrange to get the kitten spayed.
3. Start pulling together the paperwork for taxes.

Have a wonderful day, Everyone!

Jen
 

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Thursday:

1) Make coffee cake for the Moms Next meeting at church
2) Attend Moms Next
3) Wash up clothing that I'll need to pack for a trip
I completed all three tasks yesterday. Today's list focuses on being ready to go out of town for the weekend.

Friday:

Prepare for today by drinking coffee
1) Pack for trip
2) Update finances
3) Massage therapy appointment
Bonus task: Mix up laundry detergent

Have a lovely day!

Kind regards,

Sally
 

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SallyC, have a nice and safe trip.

pinetree, there used to be a product called Mrs. Dash that was found in the spice/seasonings aisle that my daddy used after his heart attack. No salt, just flavors. It helped. He also was allowed to use salt substitute. And if you buy canned veggies that are loaded with salt, you can drain them then rinse with cold water to remove a lot of the salt. Can you ask the dieticians/doctors if they have printed lists of products you can get?

Would frozen veggies be salt-free? I just looked at a bag of broccoli and it was only 20 mg a serving. Be sure to use unsalted butter rather than margarine. Just some things off the top of my head.

Didn't get much done yesterday. I forced myself to go with DH and his sister to a free concert and then lunch when I really wanted to stay home, but it turned out really pleasant. But I was tired when I got home. Sure hope the doctor can pinpoint the problem.

For Friday:

1) Vacuum upstairs
2) Revise menus
3) Reset den
4) Work with DH on finances DONE

Have a fun Friday, everyone.
 

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pinetree - was thinking last night, how about eggplant parmesan? You could make your own sauce and just put a little mozzarella on for taste.

3/3 today again!

Saturday
1 - clean kitchen and laundry room, vacuum carpets and furniture
2 - color hair
3 - fix broom
 

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Didn't vacuum yesterday.

For Saturday:

1) Vacuum upstairs
2) Clean up bathroom where new puppy sleeps
3) Change sheets on our bed/wash sheets
4) Clean out vegetable crispers in fridge
5) Bake apple pie
6) Send out a birthday card and a sympathy card

I think that's it. Have a good Saturday, ladies.
 

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ILC, if I remember right, you are taking thyroid meds...I am, too. I was always so tired and my doctor said that the pills have to be taken at least a half hour to an hour before any other meds and food. I also found out that my meds needed to be lowered, it sounds counter-intuitive, but that is what helped. Do you take synthetic hormones or natural ones? My body doesn't process the synthetics.

I did get my Friday list done, but got busy and didn't get online before bed.

No list for the weekend, Hubby is making plans.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Jen
 

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3/3 for thurs
3/3 for fri

Sat
unload dishwasher
wash pots and pans
wipe out microwave

ilc, Thanks for the mrs dash, I now have all kinds of seaonings, all Mrs dash, tomato basil and garlic, onion and herb, orginal and garlic and something else I cant remember, Also found Mortons, salt substitute, this will be wonderful for homemade soup! Then the kids found Heinz No salt ketchup!! I am in seventh heaven!!

No, they did Not Tel us any products, They just said to read labels. So we are kinda on our own. They did tell us to rinse off canned veggies, and beans. I am hoping that this diet is just for awhile, until they get everything settled and figured out. I'm hoping Tues he will tell me he's lifting some of the restrictions.

RABBIT, Thanks for the idea!!

SallyC, I hope you are having the best weekend ever!! Congrats!!

Jen, Glad you are feeling better, have a wonderful weekend!

Piney, WTG!! Great job!

Sun
make dinner
fold clothes
put blankets away

Have a wonderful weekend!
 
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