Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Instead of a Kit Kat Bar

Kit Kat bar is 463...Well....the old Kit Kats. The newer ones are smaller I noticed recently at the store. less calories.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Green Goddess smoothie

From a place at Newport Beach along the beach

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Just picked this up at the SAFEWAY in Mesquite Nevada. So crispy sweet and light!!!!! 2.99 a lb. This apple was 

1.79. It is so good I would pay 5!!!!

Our ambrosia

Chopped apple. Chopped celery. Chopped walnuts. Chopped prunes. Yogurt.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Raspberry Season

September is traditionally raspberry season.  They were 2.99 at Costco Monday...then up to 3.49 Wednesday....and now there are none on the shelves. So I am hoping there will be more on Monday.
Oh...just looked up Labor Day schedule...Costco closed Monday.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New things I Am Learning Re: Cholesterol

Found this awesome site....

I will continue what I was doing this last 2 months....but...
I have added some more things to my list of NEW goals:

 Reduce stress!!!
Use lemongrass oil to help reduce cholesterol. It is anti inflammatory.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon each day.
Have blueberries daily.
Take the magnesium/calcium supplements.


Cod Liver Oil

picture and paragraph from

Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit: Fermented fish/fish liver oil. The Mighty Roman Soldier was given a daily ration of fermented fish oil. The Stoic Scandinavian Viking had a drum of fermenting cod livers outside the door of his home. Grandma always had a bottle of cod liver oil in the back cupboard. Nutrient assays, including vitamins A and D, for our fermented oils vary widely depending on methodology, lab and batch. Current science struggles to answer the questions we have on our sacred fermented foods. There are many naturally occurring metabolites and co-factors that make the issue of measuring natural nutrients difficult in the fermented oils. We do know that historical cultures liberally consumed these sacred foods to great benefit without today's standardization of knowledge


I am happy to report that the lab report from my Aug. 28th blood draw revealed this:

LDL      170   ( should be between 0-99)  so   HIGH
Vldl         10    (should be between 5 -40)
Hdl           67   (should be over 39)
Triglycerides  51  (should be 0-149)
Total Cholesterol    247   ( should be between 100-199)

Pretty good since my last blood test 3 months ago showed my total cholesterol to be 326!

SO......basically, I reduced my total cholesterol 79 points in the 2  months of watching my diet. I did not exercise that much so now....


To get my LDL down to 99  !!!!!
If I do that, my total cholesterol should then register as 171



Continue to avoid junk food.
Exercise MORE!!!! 1 hour cardio every other day.  Weight lifting every other day. Hoop 20 minutes a day. Starting tomorrow...(this will be hard.)
Eat soaked oatmeal with apples and nuts daily!!!!
More fiber!!!!!

By the way. I lost 12 pounds in these 2 months. I had weighed 166 when I started ( Yes, I was getting fat!) Now I weigh 154.4
I would like to weigh 144!!!!! So that is a goal, too.