Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maintaining Weight Loss

It seems that I have not made much headway this year on weight loss, but I have done a good job of keeping the pounds off that I lost last year.

I received a tip from my health club the other day, and it’s all about maintaining your weight loss.

Check out the National Weight Control Registry ( to find out about people who have maintained at least a 30-pound weight loss for one year.  There is variety in how NWCR members keep the weight off. Most report continuing to maintain a low-calorie, low-fat diet and doing high levels of activity.  On average, 90 percent exercise about one hour per day; 78 percent eat breakfast every day; 75 percent weigh themselves at least once a week; and 62 percent watch less than10 hours of TV per week.
~ Thanks to Eastman Health and Wellness

The keys: diet, lots of exercise, good eating habits, weighing yourself, and not being a couch potato.

My Stress Test on April 7, 2009
I passed with flying colors! Dr. Ladley told me the test showed excellent results, with normal blood flow to all major areas of the heart. There were no indication of blockages since the last stent was put in my heart last December. All the blood work was good also. My total cholesterol was 124, and my LCL was only 68. He want my LCL less than 70.

Don’t Be a


Friday, March 6, 2009

Have a Good Day


Coffee is good for you! Drink a little.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sue’s On a Roll

That girl has done caught up with me. We’ve both lost 4 pounds this year.

Yikes! I’m behind schedule. I had planned to lose 1 pound per week. So I should be down about 7-8 pounds. I need to get with it.

How are you doing on your new year’s resolutions?

Can You Read Your Scales
Here’s what I see when I get on the scales. What do you see?


Keep on keeping on. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. If you continue, you will win. Quitters never win.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Heart Attack Warning Signs

I speaking from my own personal experience when I talk about a heart attack. Most people think that when you have a heart attack that is very obvious and with lots of pain. Well, it could be, but I would bet that most heart attacks are not that obvious.

I’ve had two heart attacks, and with both I did not have any pain. The only sign I had was some slight discomfort in the middle of my chest in the form of a light pressure. I’m writing this to tell you not to ignore any sensation that could be a heart attack. Time is critical. Get to the hospital as quickly as possible. It really could save your life. Read the following tip.

TIP from Eastman’s Health & Wellness
Some heart attacks can be sudden and intense, but most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain and discomfort. Know the warning signs and how to respond quickly and properly.

Most heart attacks involve an uncomfortable pressure or pain in the center of the chest. It can also include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Heart attacks can include shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort and may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.  Know the signs and save a life–it may even be your own!

~ Quote ~
The cardiologist's diet:  If it tastes good, spit it out.
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Get Enough Sleep?

It’s Important to Get Your Sleep
Research has shown that not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep on a consistent basis may increase the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and inflammation. There is even evidence suggesting that weight gain is associated with getting inadequate sleep, possibly by disrupting hormones that regulate appetite.  Most adults need between 7–9 hours each night.

~ Thanks to Eastman Health & Wellness Tip of the Day

Do prescription Drug Costs Bother You?

pharmacyHere’s a cute cartoon, but keep your blood pressure down.

Have a great Day. Keep on that diet and exercise regiment. Make it a habit for life!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Month After Christmas Poem

‘Twas the month after Christmas,
And all through the house,
Nothing would fit me,
Not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled,
The chocolate I'd taste
At the holiday parties
Had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales
There arose such a number!
When I walked to the store
(less a walk than a lumber),

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine, and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt...
I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter, disguised as a man!"

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore...

But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet





Author Unknown, but many thanks to
Charlie and Faye for sending this to me.