Monday, March 16, 2009

The tv Camera, Our Wellness and Diet

The funny tattle on myself first. At the grocery store this morning, there were a tv reporter and camera man. They set up to film me. I said, loudly, " I don't like the idea of my double chin being on tv. " I couldn't much move because I was at the checkout. The camera man continued. I stuck out my tongue. He left.

We got the 'flu last Oct. 20 and haven't felt well since. However, we woke up well today! Thank You, Father.

Have you ever considered how awful it would be if we didn't heal, and carried around every scratch, scrape, and broken this or that, that we ever had?

However, a few weeks ago I was worried about a family member in another city, and my blood pressure went up considerably. I haven't been looking at sodium intake because I once had a low sodium test and was told to use extra salt. Also, if my stomach is upset, eating extra salt helps. This time, I could correlate blood pressure to sodium intake.

Well, now I'm a rabid reader of nutrition labels for sodium. There are a lot more prepared foods available that are low fat than are low sodium. I found a web site last night that sells calcium carbonate to use in baking, instead of sodium, for leavening. Until then, we're going to eat flattish pancakes. I've even purchased honey to use instead of syrup, which is pretty high sodium.

For decades I have written down, on the days I was trying to eat right, everything, with it's fat, sat fat, carbs, and protein. I occasionally come across sheaves of paper with my diet from years past. Recently I've added sodium. It seems a pity to use all that paper, so I've decided to make a separate blog about diet. We'll see how this works.

Since I will mostly have to cook from scratch, I've redefined my major job description as "cook".

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