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Updating the Diet

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Well, I meet with the doctor to go over all the results. I knew about the high blood sugar because the nurse called and discussed that with me. I have been looking at labels more looking for sugar and of course trying to read up on related articles.

One of the tests the doctor order was a bone density test. Well the results were not the best. It appears that I have osteopenia. From what I gather from the meeting is that the percentage of bone loss is small but enough to get the diagnosis. The doctor wants me to increase my weight bearing exercise to an hour a day. I usually do a planned workout between 30-40 minutes and but sometimes it is not a weight bearing one...swimming, yoga, and biking are not weigh bearing. emoticon . The other thing the doctor wants me to do is increase my calcium intake by food and not supplements. She asked me things like -
Do you like milk? NO!! Do you like cottage cheese? NO!! I told her I like cheese. She came back with make sure you eat the low fat version...not my favorite. In the discussion she said that I could get my daily allotment of calcium with drinking almond milk and salmon. Inside I am going "yippee"...an excuse to eat salmon. (My DH hates seafood.) Imagine my disappoint when I go to the freezer section and look at the salmon fillets, read the label and discover it does not have calcium. The salmon with the calcium is the canned stuff that has the skin and bones. emoticon . OK...I tell myself. Stop complaining and just start doing and maybe it the diet changes will not be as bad as I am thinking. I certainly sound like a picky eater!!

By the way, I picked cucumbers again. I been thinking of ways to get rid of these babies. (I did give some away.) Today, I am trying them in an almond milk smoothie. emoticon .

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    Oops! Yep, take good care of yourself. As for the calcium ingest, I mainly get it from cheese because it's what I like most. I rather reduce fat in other stuff than in cheese. And yes, I drink quite a lot of almond milk though now I'm wondering, the calcium in almond milk is added not natural, so? emoticon Those cucumbers look delicious emoticon
    182 days ago
    Fae, does diabetes run in the family? You did emoticon PLUS MORE!! You MADE your 5% GOAL!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon !!

    With the 10 pound loss in the past 8 weeks, do you know if your AC 1 went down any?

    I have osteoporosis and I've had to be taught to know how to even roll over in my sleep so I do not break my back or hips!!

    But it was over 8 years ago I was told I have oteopenia (progress rapidly in the past 3 years) and if I hadn't gotten a bone infection that meant NO exercise for 6 months I'd be much better off. BUT, as your Dr told you, there's a LOT you can do so things don't progress as they have me. Even with this, it doesn't mean I WILL break a bone. I am more careful than I used to be.

    If you follow thru as your Dr has said, you'll likely be fine. I HOPE you do and are.

    If you are offered meds for it, which is very doubtful at this stage,,, do a LOT of research first. It's up to each of us on what we'll do, and just because a few people get the strange side affects, does not mean everyone does.

    185 days ago
    A lot of vegetables have a fair amount of calcium. I became a vegan to solve blood sugar and high cholesterol issues. I wish I had that bounty of cucumbers! 🥰
    185 days ago
    Lots of cuke salads.
    185 days ago
    Keep trudging that road to happy destiny emoticon
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