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Saturday, February 25, 2012

What my doc said and My Menu

I decided I needed to see the doctor.  I wasn't loosing the weight I was working at to loose and I was extremely tired.  Like Incredibly tired.  I found what I consider to be a great doc who listened really well to me.  He ran a bunch of blood work (15 vials worth) I thought for sure he was going to tell me my thyroid was off because I had all the symptoms.  Nope.  My thyroid is just fine.  I have hypoglycemia, dangerously low vitamin D levels and stage 2 hypertension.  I didn't even know there were stages.  See I am already learning things.  Now I am taking meds. 4 to be exact not including my supplements (like vitamin D) 9 pills in total everyday and I am having to learn a whole new way to eat.  A combination of the Dash diet, (low sodium and lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains etc) and weight watchers to get the weight down and I get keep my carbs in check as well.  I am allowed date night freedom to chose what I want and a treat once a week with the kids for FHE.  Its a lot of change! I am also under instruction to exercise 5-6 days a week.  Whatever I chose to do as long as it get my heart rate up to 140 BPM and keep it there for 30 to 40 minutes. Wow! Not easy but will be totally worth it! I just have to keep the eyes on the prize.
 Yep.  That's my prize.  I get to be and stay here and if I get the weight down no shots within the year. SO WORTH IT!! 
Here is my first menu...Any questions about my diet or suggestions please feel free to comment...I love comments!!   

Sunday 26
Breakfast-OJ, waffles
Lunch-cottage cheese and pineapple and baby carrots
Dinner-Dirty brown rice w shrimp, broccoli and fruit

Monday 27
Breakfast-green smoothies and cereal and oranges
Lunch-PB on banana muffins
Dinner-oven fried chicken and tomato vegetable spaghetti and Orange crush cake

Tuesday 28
Breakfast-green smoothie’s cereal and oranges
Lunch-turkey hot dogs w whole wheat buns and vegetable sticks
Dinner-fish tacos, baked butter nut squash and peas

Wednesday 29
Breakfast-green smoothies and baked oatmeal
Lunch-boiled eggs and whole wheat toast vegetable sticks
Dinner-skinny tuna noodle casserole

Thursday 1
Breakfast-green smoothies and malto meal
Lunch-crab and sauce and veggies and bananas
Dinner-OUT FOR LINDSAYS BDAY! Too much chocolate chocolate cake w cherries
Friday 2
Breakfast-Green smoothies fruit and omelets
Lunch-turkey hot dogs and apples
Dinner-KID Dinner date night for mom and dad

Saturday 3
Breakfast-eggs and toast
Lunch-turkey sandwiches and pea pods
Dinner-chicken gyros and fruit

Sunday 4
Breakfast-poached eggs and toast
Dinner-fish bake, Brussels sprouts and salad

Monday 5
Breakfast- green smoothie’s and oatmeal
Lunch-tuna sandwiches and veggies
Dinner-chili, wheat crackers and crisscross salad Chocolate gooey butter cookies

Tuesday 6
Breakfast- green smoothies oatmeal w raisins
Lunch-PB and J and stuffed celery
Dinner-stuffed cabbage casserole mashed potatoes left over salad

Wednesday 7
Breakfast-green smoothie’s and oatmeal
Lunch-ground nut and raisin sandwiches baby carrots and bananas
Dinner-Lighter baked Mac and cheese Quinoa and black beans

Thursday 8
Breakfast-green smoothies, French toast
Lunch-V8 something from the freezer
Dinner-southwestern black bean salad on whole wheat pitas

Friday 9
Breakfast-green smoothies and cereal
Lunch-what ya got
Dinner-kid dinner Hot pockets date night for mom and dad


  1. I know where your coming from.. this is my week two on Weight Watchers and I am losing the weight, but not fast enough. I need to exercise. I found a game for my Wii, Just Dance!! It's not like even exercising.. it's fun and it gets you moving. I'm also going to try to get my self back to the YWCA to swim this week as well.. the Prize is worth it.. I'm also quitting smoking.. so I really feel the pain!! Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing!!

    1. I love just dance! Its a great one! You are amazing! I hope you know how awesome your comments are! What a great woman you are! Good luck to you too!

  2. I am so proud of you Emma!! It is a huge life change. But it will be worth it in the end! Living is my favorite!

    1. Thank you! It means a lot! I love you!