Thanks to all for your nice comments on my blood test results.
Healthful eating doesn't have to leave us feeling deprived. Wow--did I have a great breakfast wrap--felt like I was cheating, but I wasn't: zero cholesterol egg substitute with Jimmy Dean turkey sausage on a tomato basil low carb tortilla. 277 calories, 3.5g (10%) saturated fat, only 9g net carbs, 17g protein, and 50mg cholesterol. Right on plan and so delicious that I'd order it at a restaurant even if I wasn't on dietary restrictions. YUM!
Jenn, hi! Big cyberhug to ya!
Libby, my handweights that I hurt myself using were 5 lbs.--I now use 2 lb. but no longer do the exercise of hoisting them over my shoulders. I saw your post but don't know about kettle bells and haven't used any free weight workout videos. Gold star for you on your reports! Aw, so sorry you are miserably sick! Maybe Mel-Mc is contageous--you know one of those "computer virus" things." Wishing you much comfort and some good sleep as you recuperate!
Mel-Mc, I am all for people doing whatever makes them feel better when they are sick even if it means going way over in calories and dissolving stomach tissues with Mt. Dew. (Just kidding--but have you ever seen the kids' experiment that shows raw hamburger being dissolved in Coke? ) But I'm not giving up my diet cola, either. If I knew how to detox between bouts of allergies I'd be doing it. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be high in weed pollen here and Monday is supposed to be very high. I'm going to drink plenty of fluids, pop some OTC allergy meds my doc told me to take as a preventive (like Claritin but way less expensive) and keep my windows closed.
Nyda (Am I right that's your given name? It's a very pretty name.) I'm so VERY sorry about your migraine. I totally understand that you can't manage exercise on top of the headache. Kudos on doing well at dinner. I'm glad you're feeling better and am also sorry the fair got rained out. How nice that church members are coming over to clean up brush and paint your sister's shed.
Wishing you a wonderful day. I take it your brown bedroom walls help shield you from light. I get a lot of killer sinus headaches, but have had a true migraine headache only once in my life and couldn't believe how much a 40 watt bulb was blindingly bright. It was around 3AM and the pain was so intense that after I managed to crawl to the bathroom I couldn't stand up, or see, or call my husband for help. I wound up passing out on the bathroom floor--BUT when I woke up my headache was relieved enough that I was able to stand up and get some pain meds and go back to bed. Three of my daughter's four children get migraine headaches complete with the dizziness, severe light sensitivity, nausea and vomitting. They have medical forms at school signed by their doctor allowing them to keep ibuprofen and sports drinks at school that can be dispensed by the school nurse. The sports drinks help hydrate them plus if they have caffeine in them, that also helps the ibuprofen work faster. I never knew until they were diagnosed with true migraine headaches that dehydration is a good trigger for a migraine episode. They were also told to eat a lot of dark, leafy green veggies to help prevent the headaches but they don't do that enough. The grandkids also have medical forms telling the school it is medically necessary for them to carry water bottles with them at all times as they may need to drink during class times.