Saturday, July 8, 2017

Foaming Melons

A few weeks ago, we had a cantaloupe leak and make a mess.
It had been bought the day before from Aldi.

This morning a watermelon bought from Acme or Aldi did the same thing.

I read that the grocer was at fault for not rotating their produce properly and were selling melons that were too old and/or damaged.
Both incidents made a huge mess to clean so I am not going to buy anymore melons for quite awhile.

I decided to buy just pre-cut melon that looks and smells good and avoid anymore messes.
My husband agrees in spite of his frugal nature after injuring his arm when lifting a large melon a few weeks ago

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Current Journey

I am halfway through a nerve regeneration process for peripheral neuropathy (damaged nerves) which includes treatments to increase circulation and an anti-inflammatory diet with special supplements.

After struggling to lose weight the previous year, I have been losing one to two pounds a week without feeling hungry.   The tingling in my face and extremities has improved and the excruciating muscles spasms have become rare.  I still feel random twinges from confused nerves and tinnitus.  Hopefully the nerves in my central nervous system will respond and resolve the tinnitus.

Stay tuned for updates.

ETA 7-9
I have been feeling better most days but still have some painful moments.
The stressful 3 hour clean up of a messy leaking watermelon yesterday morning seems to have ended my current weight loss plateau.  I was happy that the stress of that mess did not ruin my energy level for the rest of the day or bring increased pains.
I am sleeping better without cramping and my constipation tendency has been resolved thanks to the magnesium supplement CALM.

There is a Portuguese supermarket near us that has wonderful stewed dishes which has added nice protein to my daily choices including salmon and a diner with an outstanding salad bar.  Our son loves my new way of eating and my husband tries not to flaunt his bad habits.  However, his A1C has not been stellar and could use some dietary changes.

ETA 7-12
I just had passed the first half of my treatment for peripheral neuropathy and last night felt some real changes in my feet giving me hope for a full recovery.  

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Free or Cheap Online Workout Offers

new Pamela Essentrics youtube channel
(recently added and looks great)

This is a very nice Qigong channel on youtube:
Yoqi Yoga and Qigong

It is similar to Lee Holden's style with nice scenery.

Also the Gold subscription for Healthy UTV for a whole year for $20 may still be available:

They add a new Live Gold class weekly and offer 10 downloadable workouts from UTV as well as streaming of all workouts.

ReboundFit has free workouts here and on youtube:
and a new monthly sub for $4.95

Be360 offers a free one month trial

LekFit offers a one week free trial

Bernadette Giorgi offers b bOUNDER workouts on FaceBook

PungaFit on youtube is still adding new routines

BollyX has added new routines you can buy or access with referrals:

Get access to all of their RevWell TV videos for a month for a $10 donation