Good Afternoon & Health Report - Day 48

@just4him (166280)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 13, 2019 2:18pm CST
I'm home and happy to say the morning went better than usual. I didn't need to fight with the nurse. She used the right size needle, and it only took one time. She didn't need to call the SWAT nurse, which was good. I also didn't need to wait overlong for the medication to come up from the pharmacy. It was a very good morning. I wish they were all as easy as this morning was. Now, I'm home and ready to interact with all of you and get rid of the hundred-plus notifications I have since I wasn't here this morning. I also have the health report from yesterday, which when I calculated the numbers were better than I expected. Calories: 1294 Sugar: 83.18 Carbs: 127.18 Protein: 48.1 Sodium: 715.2 Fat: 65 No burned calories. Today I got a workout in the pool so I burned calories this morning. I'm going to need to figure out how to cut down those numbers even more and still eat. I had one potato and one banana yesterday. I also had a bowl of fruit which was high in carbs. I'm not going to go to an all-protein diet. I need to eat more than meat and eggs. Hopefully, the doctor will be helpful on Friday. If I'm retaining water, and I'm sure I am, going on water pills should help the situation. Okay, time to interact. Thanks for reading.
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@Gillygirl (35923)
• Sutton, England
13 Aug
Pleased you are back on top of things now
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
Yes, I am and hope to stay on top of them.
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@rakski (35223)
• Philippines
13 Aug
When are you going to get the result?
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
For what? I weighed myself today and lost one pound. I see the doctor on Friday. I should know the same day about whatever we discuss.
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@rakski (35223)
• Philippines
14 Aug
@just4him oh I thought you also have a blood test
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15h
@rakski No, no blood tests today.
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@snowy22315 (72241)
• United States
13 Aug
It sounds good. I know you love potatoes and bananas, but you might want to try to substitute some other fruits sometimes that are lower in calories like peaches are in season now, and they are cheap, or berries are wonderful. Not sure if they are less calories, but I think sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
I looked up peaches - 14 carbs and 13 sugar. I love peaches and berries are about the same. Fruit is high in carbs.
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@snowy22315 (72241)
• United States
13 Aug
@just4him That seems very high..a small peach is less calories than a banana for sure. Berries are like one cup 55 calories.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
@snowy22315 I'm showing 59 calories for a medium peach. A cup of triple berry blend that I buy from the freezer section is 70 calories, 8 sugar, and 16 carbs.
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Aug
What is that for the needle?
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
I don't know what SWAT stands for, but it's a special nurse that does the IV when the regular nurse can't get it in one to two tries.
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Aug
@just4him And what is that for? Is that for your Labs?
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
@JustBhem It's for my colitis.
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@kobesbuddy (79179)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Aug
For a while I was on a water pill.t worked wonders for my water retention at that time! My heart wasn't doing its job. Usually, two fruits and one potato is an excellent amount, for dieting. As a diabetic, I always include one starchy food(potato or noodles) and two serving of fruit each day. When lean meat/eggs are included, calories are enough to maintain good health. Your numbers look great!
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
The numbers always surprise me. If I limit one area, another goes sky high. I've noticed protein is high in sodium. Fruits and veggies are high in carbs. We need a good balance so we don't become deficient in the various areas we need for a good productive life.
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@kobesbuddy (79179)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Aug
@just4him I imagine that's why it's call a balanced diet. And what amazes me, it's different for every one of us!
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug
@kobesbuddy Yes, it is.
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• United States
13 Aug
wonderful 'bout the blood draw, hon. i've great veins (they wave 't'cha will lil effort) 'n get more'n a tad cranky when someone claims diff'culty hittin' such. i'm a one-chance kinda gal. ya missed, get somebody else. when yer lookin' 't carbs, ya need to see the diff'rence 'twixt goods'un 'n bad'uns. some're most healthy, others not so much'n need to be eatin''n very small portions. if'n ya go'n water pills, aint that gonna deplete yer salt purty quick?? i hope yer doc's gonna offer good suggestions fer ya.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15h
He did. No water pills. The swelling will disappear as I lose weight. Good to know.
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@wolfgirl569 (19939)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Aug
Glad yo kept your calories down and felt like going to the pool
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15h
Thank you. I hope next week will be a better pool week. I only made it twice this week.
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@wolfgirl569 (19939)
• Marion, Ohio
10h
@just4him Hope so. It would not do any good to go when you are in pain tho anyways.
@kareng (16154)
• United States
13 Aug
Yay, on the blood draw. I hate inexperienced techs in the lab. I have rolling veins and this is not when you should jab harder and hope you get it. Glad you got in a good workout today too. I was lazy today. Just fed the humans and animals. Gotta get dinner going in a bit.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
I'm sorry you have rolling veins. I feel for you. I'm sure it takes a bit to get a good draw. You did the most important thing - you fed the humans and animals.
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@kareng (16154)
• United States
14 Aug
@just4him Yes job 1. Usually, when you tell them you have rolling veins they will go get an experienced tech to do your draw.
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@tammys85 (15511)
• Baltimore, Maryland
14 Aug
I'm glad your appointment went well, and that you were able to swim or a bit. I probably need to add more protein to my diet. Good luck on Friday, I hope you get the answers you need/want!
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15h
I did, thank you. Things are better than I expected.
@JudyEv (166624)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
It can be so hard to make those pounds come off. I hope you find something that works.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15h
I got three to go away now to get those last three to leave and I can make a new goal.
@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
13 Aug
I'm glad that you got to work out in pool.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
Thank you. It felt good to be back after a long weekend.
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@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug
Remember you do burn calories even when sleeping. Very very low but we are always burning calories so it's not like you posted a zero.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
True and with as much as I toss and turn through the night, maybe a little more than those who don't toss and turn the night away.
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@Corbin5 (152566)
• United States
13 Aug
I bet the doctor may be of help on Friday. Water pills would be helpful if there is a need for them.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
I think there is. My legs swell just sitting here. Which is why I do my best to keep my sodium levels down.
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@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
13 Aug
You are on top of things, that is a great inspiration for all.
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@just4him (166280)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug
I'm trying to stay on top of it.
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