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A Coke Problem

Today, I   went to see a doctor for help with my coke problem.  She was very helpful, giving me charts, graphs and many, many words of encouragement.  She took down a lot of notes and even though we was on a time constraint, it  did not stop me from spilling my guts.   I have a coke problem and I need help. With all my aches and pains, failures and accomplishments, I never thought I would be in this situation.  While I have made great strides in my life, I find myself in some what unfamiliar territory.  I have been in the past, so focused and determined.  When I need these qualities now, they have failed to appear.  I cannot let my life go on this way.  I have to make a stand and climb this mountain to top Nothing will stand in my way to glory.

This is very serious stuff.  Now I am in no way promoting that coke is evil.  For me it is one of the most delicious drinks out there.  Sweet, refreshing and oh so delectable. But I want to lose this weight and my doctor says I need to give up my all time favorite drink(plus a few other things like cake, doughnuts and pie, to name a few).  Coke,  is institution, a community, a way of life.  It brings a smile to my face and song to my heart.  Plus, I have always been partial to red.

For now, coke and I must part ways.  To improve my overall health and well being I must abstain and follow the same steps all  coke enjoyers(yes, that is a legitimate word)) and slowly back away.  Excuse me, my eyes are getting moist.  Farewell coke,  until we meet again.  I bet some of you thought I was talking about a white powdery substance.  That is my next post.  The dreaded doughnut.

 

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Up and Down

My exercise routine has taken a different turn.  My husband has decided to join me.  While spending time together is nice, he has a longer stride than I and I feel I am slowing him down.  Plus he use to be in the army.  Hut two, three, four, double time march.  While we both need to lose some weight and get our health back on track, I just did not want to sign up for boot camp.   I might have to go AWOL.  All kidding aside, I love that we have a goal together.  My only problem is his diet.  He is a snacker, all day and all night.  I am concern about his health.  While he is trying, I want him to change the way he eats and what he eats.   So I have been buying most of the things I want him to eat and drink.  Here are some things we have started with.

 

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$1.00 a box at Walmart. Soothing and relaxing

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$1.00 and the smell is wonderful. The taste not so much.

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Another $1.00 box, but this one taste nice. I have even used it on my skin.

The two I like the most are Chamomile and Green tea.  The Peppermint tea is a little tough to take.  I have plans for the peppermint tea(will let you know).  My last addition is the purchase of flax-seed powder.

 

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Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3.  

The other benefits are 

1.Protecting against cancer

2. Lowering cholesterol

3. Preventing hot flashes

4. Improving blood sugar

Here are the side effects the wonderful flax-seed. which is gas, stomach pains, nausea, constipation, diarrhea  and bloating.  I feel safe that I have not experienced any of those symptoms, but I do not use it every day.  I add to my oatmeal, pancakes, smoothies, muffins and cakes.  My husband use it to make some cornbread.  Oh my god, it was delicious.

With all things taken internally, consult your doctor and don’t over use and research, research and research.  I will usually take about a couple of weeks to gather information when trying something new that I eat, drink or apply to my skin.   I hope everybody else will do the same.  Here is a recipe of one of my favorite smoothies.

1.  Packet of sugar-free hot chocolate

2. I cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt

3. Coffee ice cubes(leftover coffee frozen in ice-cube trays

4. One banana

5. Two tablespoons of honey

6. Dash of cinnamon

Hmmmm good.

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