Friday, May 6, 2011

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for not posting but I have been very sick......
I finally went to the ER Wednesday morning. Once they plugged me in and filled me with steroids, I felt like the incredible HULK!  It will take a a week but at least I am up and walking. I was dehydrated to boot! I know you are suppose to rest and drink plenty of fluids.....I thought I was!  I have an acute sinus infection. The thing that scared me was I wasn't getting any better and when I woke up Wednesday morning my eye was blood red. The doctor said "The infection was taking over"! The good news is that the infection did not get into my bloodstream!

Anyway this brings to the reason for my post. I was watching Dr. Oz on Wednesday and he had a very interesting show......I am going to share it with you because I think it's something we can all do......

Dr. Oz's Top 10 Daily Essentials

Dr. Oz boils down what he considers the top ten most essentials habits you need to carry out on a daily basis for optimal health.

#10. Eat a hard boiled egg everyday to fight frailty. Eggs are rich in choline, they also reduce inflammation in the brain, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s. You can cook up a week’s worth in advance and take them with you on the go. If you’re not a fan of hard-boiled eggs, eat one a day scrambled, poached or any other way you like it.

#9. Check your poop....not necessarily my favorite but I guess its important! It should never be white. ALL righty then....How many poops should we have? What ever is normal for you! Thank God!
OK..enough of this .... Let's hurry and move on...

# 8. When looking at a plate full of food it should be half full of veggies. I love this! It is so simple to measuring and I like that you can teach this to kids too! Big Husbands??? I am still working on this one!

#7. You should take half of your multi-vitamin in the morning and the other half at night. Your body can't absorb the nutrients all at once so to get maximum absorption take it twice a day. This makes  sense to me.....but I don't take vitamins! Read on....ladies!

#6.  To protect your bones, a multivitamin is not enough. You need a bone-boosting cocktail ....
Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Calcium 600 mg
Magnesium 400 mg

Now, this is not really me. I have a hard time with doctors telling me to take supplements. I thought if you eat right why do we need all this extra stuff? And IF I have to take all this extra stuff why am I eating food ???? Shouldn't we cut out food and just pop pills? What do you think? I think I would be thin?????

# 5. Get at least 7 hours of sleep. If you aren't rested you can't do your best  the next day.
So that's why I can't function!
My bladder calls at 4am, Peanut is barking in the entry hallway because it echoes and she likes to hear herself at 5am, Caesar wants us to get up at 5am to go in the Living Room with him because Peanut has started the ball rolling and Chloe just growls at everyone and goes back to sleep! I can't tell you the last time I got 7 full hours of sleep! Before I had my daughter...maybe????

#4. Have Sex!
Remember this is everyday...????
I'm not sure of this one..... everyday? Do I even have the time & strentgh? I am only on #4 and I'm already tired! Maybe this is why I need vitamins??? Hmmmmm......

#3. Breathe & Stretch for 5 minutes.
 It creates a stress buster and can add years to your life. It's simple just touch your toes and relax your body as you do so...walk around a bit and repeat!

#2. Eliminate Simple Sugars.
If its white or processed get rid of it! This one I have been working on for years...I cut down on buying anything in a package. I make my own cookies, cakes, mac n cheese and even bread. I have tried over the years to eliminate as much as I can but there are always exceptions. I do buy tuna, jams, dressings, ketchup, mayo, cakes mixes for last minute occasions, cereal and crackers.  There just are some things that are going to be hard to eliminate! I figure what ever you can do without is great! It took me one year to get my husband to drink 2 percent milk! And two years to get rid of the Twinkies!!! The way I see it, I'll be dead before I can eliminate everything!

#1. Sit Less & Move More!
My favorite...I do have to keep reminding myself to get moving! I am not an exerciser. I do have a treadmill but it is effort for me to get started. Like everyone else, life happens. I have to admit it is sitting in the corner of our family room just the way the movers left it. I haven't even dusted it!

Not sure how much of this I will do but I am going to try....let me know if you are willing to change some habits and which ones. I am eager to hear what you think so leave me a comment good or bad. I love to hear from you.

If you want more information you can go to:

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Hello Sweet Lady! I hope you are feeling better and I am happy that you made it to the emergency room before the infection spread even more. You are very entertaining, even when you are so sick! All those ideas are good advice, but I'm not sure about # 4! Wow. I must be getting old. Sounds exhausting... he he he. Maybe if I divide my vitamins as you suggest. I'll let you know how it goes! :) Hope you are continuing to improve. Linda

  2. Oh, you had me giggling with this post! I'm glad you're on the mend -- that sounded scary!