Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tips for Diabetes Patients

Posted by Cecile at 4/27/2011 01:32:00 PM 1 comments
Being diabetic is not easy. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, I became very careful with what I put in my mouth. I can't eat lots of carbs such as rice, pasta, bread, sweets, and potatoes. I became very afraid of getting wound especially on my feet. I don't want my feet to be amputated. Part of caring of my feet includes following these tips:

Ogedengbe's tips for finding proper footwear.
  • Avoid shoes with pointed toes.
  • Don't buy shoes with too flat a sole or high heels because they don’t allow for even distribution of foot pressure.
  • Look for styles that have soft insoles.
  • Choose leather, canvas, or suede styles to allow adequate circulation of air. Don't buy plastic or other materials that don't allow the shoe to ''breathe."
  • Look for such features as laces, buckles, or Velcro. These make it easier to adjust the shoe.

Get Your Own Multivitamins!

Posted by Cecile at 4/27/2011 12:08:00 PM 2 comments
When my husband ran out of his multivitamins, he started taking my multivitamins without me knowing. No wonder why it is almost gone. I was wondering why till I caught him in the act, lol! I told him that is is a woman's vitamins and that he shouldn't be taking it in the first place. His reply was, "it's okay, is the same as multivitamin for men." No! It's not...I said. Next time you buy yourself a multivitamins, you need to get me some of mine, too! He said, " i will, Honey...don't worry." This is one thing that makes me nuts. He thinks that we can share vitamins, too! I am not being selfish, just want to let him know that yes, there are certain vitamins that can be taken by both men and women....but the one I am taking right now is made for women only.

I Need to Give it a Try

Posted by Cecile at 4/27/2011 11:55:00 AM 0 comments
Just like some people I know, I myself has been struggling to lose weight. I have been trying be healthy for the sake of my son, but it is just hard for me to do it. I do some exercise, and dieting but I ended on eating more than I should. The steroid I am taking is boosting my appetite regardless of how the dosage I take. I just couldn't help, but eat even though I am not actually hungry. I can't take any diet pills because I don't because of the immunosuppressants I take for my new kidneys. Then one day, while reading an article from webmd, I happened to read this article about sensa and it is called "sensa weight loss reviews." It got me interested, and so I decided to give this weight loss product. I went to their website and order a free trial (for 7 days). Okay, I received the product on the ail, but haven't tried it yet. I need to hear what my doctor will say, then take it as soon as he gives me a "go" signal. I just hope that sensa will give me the results I want.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to Prevent Stroke?

Posted by Cecile at 4/26/2011 10:42:00 PM 0 comments
My mother had a stroke three years ago. We were so worried for her. How could she? She is very healthy and eats mostly veggies and fruits. She and my father eat very little meat and are very active people! Thank God the stroke was mild and she went home with medications to prevent it from happening again. We have found out that because of her high blood pressure, she had a mild stroke! That mild stroke had given her a type 2 it is under control. She still takes blood pressure medicines though. Anyway, with my Mom's experienced...I learned very important lessons...that I try to follow since that incident.

In December of 2010 there are some guidelines that were released online. Ten effective strategies to prevent stroke.

Medical Changes:
~ Lower your blood pressure
~ Improve cholesterol levels
~ Rein in diabetes
~ Have your pulse checked
~ Neck surgery: Think twice

Lifestyles Changes:
~ Follow a brain-healthy diet
~ Trim your waist
~ Make a move
~ Drink moderately, if at all
~ Quit smoking

An Outdoor Fire Pit

Posted by Cecile at 4/26/2011 07:09:00 PM 0 comments
On our old house where we used to live, we have a pretty good size backyard. It's got a covered patio and a small gazebo, too! We love it for we were able to grow gardens for flowers and vegetables as well. We really enjoyed that first house of our especially the backyard. We even have an outdoor fire pit for cold winter nights. Now, we have a fireplace at home, we were thinking of getting a new outdoor fire pit we can enjoy even on cool nights of spring while watching the stars up in the sky. Oh, how we love living on a countryside! We didn't get to see so much stars when we were living in the city. Now, it was like a dream come true to us. I think it is time to get an outdoor fire pit for our new house! What do you think, guys?

We Couldn't Wait to Go Fishing!

Posted by Cecile at 4/26/2011 06:58:00 PM 0 comments
The other day while checking on my FB account, I happened to see a friend posted some photos of fishes they caught at Lake Ray Hubbard. I got jealous seeing those fishes! I wished hubby and I can go and fish, too! We have been meaning to go, but our son is still at school. We couldn't wait till it is summer, so my friend and her family and mine can go fishing, picnicking and playing at the lake. For now while waiting for the school to be over, we need to look for cool bass fishing gear we would use when we go fishing with friends. Maybe I better ask my other friend where they purchased their bass fishing gear; and that will save us time looking for the one we really wanted. Anyway, we love fresh fish to be grilled and baked...and bass is the best to bake. Yum! I am actually drooling for bass fish right now!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Manage Finances Wisely

Posted by Cecile at 4/12/2011 10:25:00 AM 0 comments
Two years ago, my brother in-law lost his job where he worked for like 10 years or so. He and his wife were worried because they have many financial responsibilities that needs to be taken care of. Being the only bread winner with a wife and two kids o support, it was very hard for him to deal with that responsibility. He went looking for job in Durham where they live, but to no avail. I was wondering whether he thought about looking for charlotte jobs in North Carolina. To this day, he is still jobless and they only rely on his wife's part time job as a Social worker. How in the world they manage to pay the mortgage, car payments, utilities, foods, and sending their kids to private schools? Hubby and I couldn't figure that out ourselves. We don't want to ask either for it would offend them. Anyway, some people has a way of managing their finances wisely just like them.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gift for My Mother

Posted by Cecile at 4/06/2011 09:28:00 AM 0 comments
Every time when there is an occasion to celebrate my mother, be it her birthday or mother's day, I make sure that she gets something special from me though she is opposed to giving her gifts. It's not she doesn't like gifts I buy, but she just want me to give her something that would benefit anybody in her family aside from her. Yes, that is how unselfish she is! Anyway, since her birthday and mother's day are coming very soon, I would like to surprise her with a mother daughter necklace that I saw on the catalog two weeks ago. I am pretty sure she would love it and is something she can never share, lol! I love my mother more than she ever know and whatever will make her happy, I will give it to her. How about you? Have you thought of you will give you mother this mother's day?

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