Saturday, January 30, 2010
Don't forget to view the Maxine on Saturday #4 below, it's today's pick.
Friday, January 29, 2010
I loved this one. working with the Wii, I can relate.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I think it is because we have become more concerned with having good essteem with our bodies, that we forget about the health issue in Overweight. How many times do you hear " don't judge a person by their apperence", "He has always been a chubby boy, that just his body type", " they are just big boned" and other statements made about heavier body types. There needs to be a way to respect a person and still realize that our weight effects our life expectancy.
Heard the other day we are living longer and that is good. However who is living longer? People who are living into there 90's are thoes who exercise at least three times a week, stays active with their minds, work longer (do not tend to retire to do nothing), and continues to do something that they like (makes them happy).
With all this new information at our fingertips, we should be able to take back control of our health and bodies, live longer and defy the old age syndrome. I blog to keep my mind active and keep me young. Unless you tell your age no one know it and you can be young again or older and wiser, whichever you would like. The key to living longer , Stay active, do something you enjoy, and eat less.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We received our new one and we are up and running at full speed. Still under the weather a bit. Must be a virus, took some sudafed last night. I just got tired of the dripping in the back of the throat. I haven't taken that kind of medicine in a long time, so I took two last night. Bad plan, I was awake of night! Watched an old movie called,are you ready for this, "Twilight". It stared Gene Hackman, James Garner, Paul Newman, Peter Gregory, Susan Sarandon, April Grace, Margo Martindale, Levi Scheiber and Reese Witherspoon just to name a few. It is a thriller mystery about a private eye working for a couple and he stumbles into a murder mystery.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Yesterday I started the EA Sports 30 day challenge, boy I didn't know how it worked. I made it through the first day routine, not too bad. Each day I will be given a different routine that way I will not get bored, so they say. My trainer is female although I think at some point I would like the male, I wonder if I can change that?
Now I need to find a good food plan. I am a member of Sparks People, they have a menu plan. I think I will try a low carb for a while. At least til I can get on the downward spiral. I really do not like to do those types of diet plans, because they tend to always end up in failure. Learning how to eat within the caloric level is the best way to maintain your weight, in my eyes. I was raised on good wholesome food and would like to continue that way. Although as one ages the body tends to change the way it processes food. I am hoping by working out with the EA sports and controlling my caloric intake I will slim down. We'll see how it works.
Friday, January 22, 2010
With all this Health Care bill Issue, this one will do for me.
My thoughts exactly....
Thursday, January 21, 2010
There are several symptoms for sleep apnea. To list a few;
- (hypersomnia) You find yourself sleepy throughout the day more and more.
- Snoring loudly, this is a clue for sleep apnea caused by weakened throat muscles.
- Observed episodes of no breathing or quiet, no breath sounds, this is always seen by a mate.
- Waking up with shortness of breath or can't seem to catch your breathe, this is more likely with central sleep apnea
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headache
- Insomnia and difficult staying asleep
- Having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, Your body trying to get rid of fluid. The brain is trying to reduce pressure in the body.
Let look at the treatments. Currently there are four treatments. Continuous positive airway pressure also known as CPAP,Adjustable airway pressure devices know as BiPAP,Oral appliances and Surgery.
My dad has Sleep Apnea and has used a CPAP for years. This device delivers a continuous air pressure to your throat, to keep the airway opened. In my fathers situation it is causing a dry throat. There are ones that also deliver moisture with the air. The air it uses in the home air. No added oxygen, so in my mind a house filter is a must and maybe a humidifier. The CPAP is the most common machine used for Sleep Apnea.
The BiPAP is another type of breathing device that delivers a different type of airway pressure. It automatically adjusts the pressure while you're sleeping. Providing more pressure when you inhale and less when you exhale. If one is having trouble with the CPAP, this is another alternative to try.
If you have mild sleep Apnea, the Dentist can make an Oral appliance that can bring the jaw forward and prevent the collapse of the airway. These are molded just for your mouth. In some cases these will work well while you are changing your lifestyle. For example if your is caused by a weight issue.
The fourth is surgery, this is a more invasive method. Sometimes removal of the epiglottis, tonsils and adenoids can help with the snoring. However, it may be less successful in treating sleep apnea because tissue farther down your throat may still block your air passage. Moving the jaw forward is another surgery. This one can be a success but requires several doctors working together and is a most costly one. The more permanent option is a tracheotomy. You may need this form of surgery if other treatments have failed and you have severe, life-threatening sleep apnea. In this procedure, your surgeon makes an opening in your neck and inserts a metal or plastic tube through which you breathe. You keep the opening covered during the day. But at night you uncover it to allow air to pass in and out of your lungs, bypassing the blocked air passage in your throat.
However you view Sleep Apnea it is rising in the world. Knowing that fact and seeking treatments is a healthy choice for longer life. Being tired can contribute to many more life's problems with work, home and fun. Let's get our quality rest we so much need.
informational source The Mayo Clinic
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
-Abdominal Swelling/Bloating/Clothes Too Tight
-Abdominal/Pelvic Pain or Pressure or Feeling "Full"
-Gastrointestinal Symptoms (such as gas, indigestion, nausea, or changes in bowel movements)
-Vaginal Bleeding or Discharge
-Urinary Problems - Urgency, Burning, or Spasms
-Fatigue and/or Fever
-Pain During Intercourse
The incidence of ovarian cancer varies greatly. Globally, Scandinavia, Israel, and North America have the highest rates. Developing countries and Japan have the lowest rates. Is this a environmental cancer? They are not sure however it does tend to raise a Question. I remember the Oncologist telling us she was not sure about the cause but one research is showing it could be environmental. Heredity accounts for only about 20% of the cases. This raises the question of other sources. What ever the source it is important to know the facts. Look at the above symptoms if you , your mother, sister or friend have them a lot, go to the doctor get check out, be persistence and make sure you are satisfied with the outcome. Early detection is essential for survival.
I made a promise to my Mom that I would tell people. Warn them about the Cancer. Mom knew her time was limited when she was diagnosed. She tried to learn all about it and get me educated on the cancer. It was amazing how little research goes into a cure for ovarian cancer verse Breast cancer. I have seen a rise in ovarian awareness since her death. I have placed a link for more information on Ovarian cancer.
a link to Ovation for the cure of Ovarian Cancer
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
First I am an Aunt to eight kids and a Great Auntie to 2 kids. Love being a Mom to a teenager and wife to the same man for 32 years. In my daily life I have a lot of thoughts. Wanting to share them with someone, so I do not go crazy, I found a need to blog. Sharing photos of happy moments and Life in my world has been a joy. My first blog " At home with Auntie E" had introduced me to the Blog World. Critter became a great part of my world at that time. He still is in our home, we enjoy the innocence of the child. Critter is the widget for that blog.
Cooking and eating is another side of me. Maybe you like to cook and create new meals. What a struggle sometimes just trying to please the family at meal time. Then there are all those cooking tools and ideas to share. Auntie E's Kitchen was created to share that side. I could of called it "The Joy of Cooking", but that was already taken.(I saw the movie)
Reading has been a joy of mine. Not every one enjoys reading therefore, some friends would not be interested in books or discussing books. In the household here, everyone likes to read, Hubby likes his Computer books. My daughter is a great reader always has a couple book going at one time. As for Auntie E(me) reading all kind of book is my joy. I share my Love of read on "Reading time with Auntie E". Looking for a new venue for that blog. One that will be more conducive to daily blogging.
Now we come to the outdoors side of Auntie E. Traveling,Gardening ,swimming and outdoor activities are so much a part of my life. Some of my friend do not like the outdoors. We call them homebodies, trying to get them interested in a conversation of the outdoors is tough. Yet some of the family want to know what going on outdoors with us. I love to share the outdoors on my "Auntie E's yard and Garden" blog.
Since you are here on my "Living healthy with Auntie E" page, you must be interested in staying healthy. You are good friends to have! Going Green, exercise, Wii-ing, and learning how to be healthy has become very important to me in the recent years. Having my Mother die of an environmental cancer has made a great impact on my life. I want a long life, trying to learn how to better the environment we live in is of great value. Creating this blog has been the most important move in my life. It makes me search and learn in order to change a lifestyle that is not conducive to long life.
So, as you can see this is why I have so many different blogs. I try to post daily on all of them, with exception of the book blog. It take time to read and post reviews. I will look at all my blogger friends as individuals and visit them with honor. For Each blogger has a different personality. This is what makes blogging so nice to me. Learning about my new friends has been wonderful this year and I like forward to another year of blogging and getting to know you all better.
All the links to my other blogs are on the side bar, with photos and titles. You can visit the one that interest you. I read a blogger's post the other day, that mentioned that links in a text can be distracting. So, I am going to try not to put the links in the post text. They will now be under the post. Still learning how to blog better.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I loved this one!
Now don't forget to go to Work of the Poet to view more of Maxine.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Any one can learn Reiki. while at the Cancer center they were offering classes. One can check out the hospitals and teaching universities for classes on Reiki. With the high cost and all the side effects of Medication learning an alternative solution is a good thing.
*Photo from sheliapowell.com
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I have had a business for over 12 years now. Have decided to dissolve it this year. I will be selling all the merchandise off my shelves in the next few months. With the economy it has been really hard to continue and make a profit.
Going green has given me a new outlook on life and household products. We are using Melalecua products and have really notice a difference. We will now start selling the products and signing up some new clients. I believe going Green is so important since most allergies and cancers are environmentally caused. If you are interested in transforming your home into a healthier place, Give me a shout, email me or leave a message I will get back to you with the details.
- What did a learn in 2009? Let's see. I can help change the way people think about being green. It does not have to be costly or difficult to implement. Even the solar power was affordable, and I thought it would not be.
- Not using Plastic bags could be easy. I thought I would never be able to go into a store with my own bags. What did I know... it really isn't that hard and the more I do it the less people seem to mind.
- Using Green product do make a difference in the home. We are all healthier, less sickness, sore throats, sniffles , itchy skin and tummy aches.
Looking back on the year and forward to the next. I can see many things I can carry forward and many more to learn. This year I will be listening and posting what I am learning.
Monday, January 4, 2010
We all dream, some remember theirs and some do not. Hey I should right a book on them, oh I think that has been done already, Stephen King was great at that. Maybe those old wives tales, where dreams. Come to think of it the Grimes brothers tales could have been derived from dreams. However you look at it, Dreams can be great for the writers and bloggers , the material can take one to a different world for a while. I miss my Mother greatly so that is probably why I dream of her. She is always on my mind.
Photo is from www.yescomments.com/
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I'm about to do something that I thought I'd never live long enough to be able to do......can you guess what it is ?? Great prize if you get it right !!I got it right! He will turn old enough to be eligible for early Social Security Income. Oh, but I didn't get the prize because he said I'm family.
Do not think I would want to receive early SSI. One thing that happens is the amount of benefit is reduced by 25% for your lifetime. If I was to wait until 65 then I would get the full benefit. By waiting til 65 I would also qualify for a 8% increase in benefit.
Now that I have blog about him, which I told him I would do, there are a few things I want to say. I hope he will be happier now that he is going to a SSE (Social Security Eligible) person. As for me, there will probably be no money left when my time comes. I kind of hope so, because I am not looking forward to the medical care that comes along with it. We are saving our own retirement money as well as participating in other retirement programs. We have a long way to go before we reach that SSI age.
This is just my view of the SSI program. My father is on it and my Mother was on it. I do not have a good experience with the program. So my view is from my experience.
I wish for Mike a better experience.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
So off to the Wii I will go...Then down with the Pilates.Finally out to the treadmill.
With all the friends working on the Wii, I should have lots of support. I might even add some new mimi's to my circle. I heard one can add some cartoon characters, roadrunner might push me along. Do you Wii, Pilates,or treadmill? Let me know, so I can follow your blog.