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Low to No Sugar updates- Week 1

It's been just about a week within this challenge, and one thing that's been established is that  I've been very mindful of labels. Since I've been on my fitness journey, I've looked at labels for it's calorie intake, but not really focused on the sugar make-up. Now that I know the servings suggested a day, I can work my diet around those suggested. I found myself not craving anything sugary. I've even stopped my gum chew, which I normally do once a day, with the exception of 1 day. Meal plan. -Water 22 oz with 1/4 tsp of lime juice -No carbs or white rice, pasta, starch, can goods -Homemade soup (green pea and broccoli) -shredded chicken stew (carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, green beans, chicken thighs, and tomatoes) Here's a few pictures of my diary. Yesterday was a bit off, where I did engage in a bagel... that was my carb, which equals sugar- looking at about 43- 48gm of starch.  Yellow Split Pea Soup  Chick Pea Fritters

No- Low Sugar 2 Week Challenge

If you haven't figured it out as of yet. I'm a Fitness Advocate in training. I truly believe diet is the key in maintaining your chronic issue. Starting tomorrow, I'll start my no to low sugar challenge to shed some weight. I'll make a meal dairy and cut some foods that lead to the harsh sugar element, that does cruel things for someone dealing with myeloma. If  you'd like to join me- contact me via Twitter I'll also share a few recipes on this journey and hope to report of declined weight. Foods With Sugar: Cola. Sweetened cereals. White bread. Candy. Granola/energy Bars—up to 25 grams for one bar. Juice and other sweetened beverages. Bakery Items (muffins, cookies, etc) Frozen yogurt and ice cream. A lot of the above are not in my diet anyway, so this shouldn't be too cumbersome. I wanted to do this challenge not only to lose some weight that has increased with the multiple cocktail of treatments that I am on, but to also stir away

Maintaining Hypertension with Multiple Myeloma

Hypertension may seem like an ancient reference, as the term “High Blood Pressure” is normally used; no matter the reference it’s still a prevalent topic in your health.   This disease has a way of springing up out of the blue, but does it really? Oftentimes we may shrug off signs that something else is going on, especially when trying to maintain multiple myeloma.   The thought may be “Now what… something else to deal with”, but this something else is a huge deal. What is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is not easily defined when defining the cause, but it‘s suggested that anyone can develop the disease, and though it’s not curable it can be managed once you’re diagnosed. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure (HBP) means that the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Your pressure is defined by two numbers that include systolic and diastolic readings. A pressure reading generally of 120/7

Ageism and Cancer

Cancer has a way of effecting chaos in anything it gets in contact with. It can also be said and witnessed that it does not discriminate in color or age. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about age and how anyone can be diagnosed with the cancer. There are 100,000 babies diagnosed with some form of cancer; The most commonly known are leukemia, brain, retinoblastoma (eye), and neuroblastoma (stomach). How can it be a that a child fresh and new has in some way been subjected to cancer so young? It's so sad to hear stories whether your new to this earth or have lived a full life, you just may be affected with some form of cancer in your lifetime. I recall some years back it was assumed if someone in your immediate family had cancer, you may be be predisposed as a hereditary trait, but the way it now shows this is no longer the thought. There are so many factors to consider besides hereditary traits: Environment Food Water Chemicals Age This post I wanted to just touch

Week 4 Challenge and Rev/ Dex/ Krypolis

Well I've completed my 21 day fitness challenge- didn't have much time to give a day by day plan with the exception on IG posts -Yoliecooks. It's been some interesting few weeks, but happy to say I safely lost 5 lbs, and 4 more to go. This challenge has taught me that I don't have to just go with the flow, but I can move towards a healthier eating regimen as well as workout. This challenge was more rewarding than when I normally workout at the gym... with that I'm proud of the results. -Losing some of waist and stomach- states happiness on my part. Healthy mindset is a must for those going through chronic conditions. The way to move ahead in making changes is towards your diet and getting some form of physical activity*. *Always speak with your doctor when you want to go that route of physical activities in what should and should not be done, based on your individual situation. Diet My diet consisted of mindfulness - period! It was refreshing to e

2017- 21 Day Fitness Challenge.. With Dex/ Krypolis & Rev

Okay, so I've been displaying some of  my journey when it comes to fitness. My weight has been up and down for about a year now. I'm petite- so my normal weight was around 120lb before I started taking my myeloma cocktail. In 2016 after a horrible all goes wrong with a root canal earlier in the year- my weight dropped from 130lb (gained 10lbs) to 110lb.... it was that bad! Anyway, I recovered from that but found my weight was still leaning towards the danger zone for someone my height (5'3"). I'm on a journey to change how we think our lives cannot change despite a chronic illness. I believe and have successfully pushed on my twitter the need to stay fit and healthy despite the situation- well aspiring towards a Fit trainer- I gotta look like I know what I'm talking about. I'm taking part of a 21 Day Fitness Challenge and looking forward to sharing my journey with you. Tomorrow is the day and I guess I'll do more posting than I normally do. Thi