Wednesday, November 19

November 19, 2008 - The Quiet Mind

Hello Bloggerland,

Well, something “clicked off.” I am not sure what it was, but last Thursday I was all the sudden in a peaceful state. Of course, my new mental state could have come along gradually, but I did not notice. For several weeks I could not get my mind to slow down. Good thoughts and bad would just stay there and never leave. It is no secret amongst my closest friends I get more than a little strung out during the winter months.

With additional supplements and a little prescription help my mind is a bit clearer. I even bought a CD on beginning mindfulness. I tried meditation in the past, but could not succeed in slowing down enough to do it. Now, I think it is a possibility.

I think I mentally feel a little better than I even did in the summer. Here is what I have learned recently:

-Apparently some people do not retain enough Vitamin D which can affect your moods.
-Fish oil is good for lots of things including stabilizing moods. Coromega in my humble opinion is the best way to get fish oil!
-Zoloft is not known to promote weight gain.
-From my friend Sherry, I learned that Pearl “pills” are a great substitution for the active cultures in yogurt. This was confirmed by the dietitian and physician today.
-Excess water weight and bloating can be reduced by insuring that enough potassium is eaten daily. Foods high in potassium include: sweet potatoes, chick peas, bananas, raisins, and many others.

Because I am feeling better, my goal for the next couple of weeks is to kick my exercise campaign into high gear. I need to start getting ready for the Mini Marathon and build up some muscle mass. I would like to be walking at least 10 miles a week before January 1st.

I am all out of amusing stories regarding weight loss and exercise this week.

Til Next Week,

P.S. I lost 4 pounds this week!


kathy morton said...

keep up the good work!

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

I have plenty of Vitamin D, Auntie. I would be glad to give you some, if only we could to an inter-species transfusion.