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March Health Challenge

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shyvas

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How is everyone doing ?


[Post your health goals for this month, keep us updated on your progress, and cheer other forum members on with their goals!

Goals can be anything that will improve your health, physical or mental.

Last month's thread is here]
 
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Moll Flanders

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I'm going to get a new cholesterol test tomorrow morning and see what the results will be. I have bought some new dried herbs to use instead of salt as I always reach for the vegetable bouillon for flavour and I need to stop doing that. I'm also cutting out coffee as I had very bad insomnia last month. I always have insomnia but this was extreme even for me!

1. Eat less salty meals and snacks.

2. Cut out coffee.

3. Try to relax more and do at least one mindfulness exercise daily.
If I want to worry about money, having a heart attack, moving house, my husband's job or health, becoming a bag lady, global poverty etc..:p sit down for 15 minutes and focus on just worrying for the whole time. If I do this then I will be less likely to lie awake at night worrying then.

I haven't lost any more weight, but then I haven't gained any so that is one thing.:)
 

shyvas

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I'm going to get a new cholesterol test tomorrow morning and see what the results will be. I have bought some new dried herbs to use instead of salt as I always reach for the vegetable bouillon for flavour and I need to stop doing that. I'm also cutting out coffee as I had very bad insomnia last month. I always have insomnia but this was extreme even for me!

1. Eat less salty meals and snacks.

2. Cut out coffee.

3. Try to relax more and do at least one mindfulness exercise daily.
If I want to worry about money, having a heart attack, moving house, my husband's job or health, becoming a bag lady, global poverty etc..:p sit down for 15 minutes and focus on just worrying for the whole time. If I do this then I will be less likely to lie awake at night worrying then.

I haven't lost any more weight, but then I haven't gained any so that is one thing.:)
It seems like you have a very positive outlook on life and health, Molls. Keep up all the efforts and I'm sure that you'll be fine.

Anything new with the house hunting ? I saw Escape to the Country last week and thought about you as the lady was moving to the Colchester are from London. The houses were stunning and the location superb.
 
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Moll Flanders

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It seems like you have a very positive outlook on life and health, Molls. Keep up all the efforts and I'm sure that you'll be fine.

Anything new with the house hunting ? I saw Escape to the Country last week and thought about you as the lady was moving to the Colchester are from London. The houses were stunning and the location superb.
Thanks.:) I think I am going to wait to see what happens at my husband's work first. I am also wondering what will happen in the General Election as that could affect house prices and interest rates. If we move it will be after July as my husband has a check up biopsy in June. Colchester is supposed to be quite nice but I haven't visited.
 

shyvas

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Thanks.:) I think I am going to wait to see what happens at my husband's work first. I am also wondering what will happen in the General Election as that could affect house prices and interest rates. If we move it will be after July as my husband has a check up biopsy in June. Colchester is supposed to be quite nice but I haven't visited.
I used to live in Bradwell on Sea and we used to go to Maldon for our shopping. I remember the seaside and surrounding area as everything was quite quaint.
I think that Essex is still quite an affordable area which has great railway links into London and prices most probably will rise in the near future.
 
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Moll Flanders

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Is anyone else trying to be healthy this month?;)

I got my cholesterol results and they have dropped but they are still borderline high. I have cut out coffee and cut right down on salt so I am thinking about getting a new test after a while to see if the results change.
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
My cholesterol was 195 and dropped to 178, which is still high, IMO, considering I lost 25 lbs. I expected it to be better but I guess I'm still happy it went down.

Good that you got yours down a bit! [emoji106]
 
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Moll Flanders

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^ It's good that yours went down a bit.:)

Over here it is different to the US, my result 3 months ago was 6.9 (which I understand is weirdly high considering it was between 3.9 and 4.9 in my earlier tests) and now it is 5.4. I'm not sure how that converts to the way they do the cholesterol readings in the US. I know I have found the conversion info on the internet before but I can't seem to find it at the minute.
 

Scorpius

The Lizard Queen
Is anyone else trying to be healthy this month?;)
I try every month!

I have kind of a big/overall/longterm goal for the next couple of months . . . to stay out of the hospital. Every year for the past 5 years, around this time of the year, I start to slip and end up hospitalized by late April-early May. So I'm trying to avoid that this year. I have a dr's appointment on Friday, we'll see how that goes. But so far, so good.
 

raggle

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Location
UK
I try every month!

I have kind of a big/overall/longterm goal for the next couple of months . . . to stay out of the hospital. Every year for the past 5 years, around this time of the year, I start to slip and end up hospitalized by late April-early May. So I'm trying to avoid that this year. I have a dr's appointment on Friday, we'll see how that goes. But so far, so good.
You can do it :D
 

Chryssie

Internet Junkie
Location
Central Florida
We have joined the gym and had our first workout today. 30 minutes on the treadmill then sit ups and twists for the abs, bicepts and triceps work and one for the back which was also like sit ups. We spent about an hour at the gym. We were walking at the park but it is going to start being too warm for outside workouts soon. Jeremy has about 50 pounds to lose and I am still struggling with the same 10 pounds I need to get rid of. He likes to cook so we have been eating more homemade meals instead of the frozen processed stuff I was eating.
 
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Moll Flanders

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I'm having no problems cutting out coffee but I am really missing salty food.:oops: I made a rice and beans dish but it just doesn't taste right to me without salt or vegetable stock. I used cumin and chilli powder but it still tasted too bland. I tried adding curry powder to the leftovers today but it made it too hot as I added too much.:D
 

Scorpius

The Lizard Queen
My doctors appointment wasn't very good. I'm trying not to lose hope, but it's hard not to with my track record. I'm seeing my therapist tomorrow. I'm so sick of this cycle. :(
 
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