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Light bulb moment. Thanks.
I’ve been gaining weight essentially since the day I stopped drinking Pepsi and began drinking Diet Pepsi.
In high school, at 5’6″ and 130 pounds, I had a Pepsi and a Baby Ruth candy bar for breakfast every weekday, and I ate anything I wanted the rest of the time. Ain’t that a bitch?
This isn’t necessarily a snack suggestion, but rather a salt suggestion.
In the US Morton makes a Popcorn Salt that is very finely ground. It really sticks to whatever you put it on. I use it on popcorn that I pop in a Nordic Ware microwave popcorn popper using coconut oil. We now have one of those popcorn poppers at work, and make popcorn nearly every afternoon. Everyone says it’s the best popcorn they ever ate, especially using Orville Redenbacher’s Tender White bulk popcorn.
But anyway, I know you’re concerned about popcorn being a choking hazard, so I’m just saying that if you need to add salt that will stick and provide a lot of flavor, Morton Popcorn Salt will do the trick.
I had a rough day yesterday. Think I had restricted fluids too much, and I woke up swollen like there’s no tomorrow. Felt awful all day, decided early in the day that I had to have some unsweet tea, so I did, several times. Had two cups of black coffee this morning, too.
Last night I noticed my temp was up, and that has continued for most of the day today. The swelling has gone back down, and I’ve had temps of 99.2 and 98.4 this afternoon. Also I’ve sweat to beat the band whenever I get up and move around any at all.
Feeling much better with a bit more fluid, but still not quite as much as I’d normally ingest. There has also been an occasional half glass of regular Coke today, too.
How’s everyone else holding up? Any new revelations or ah-ha moments?
Linda, what about sandwiches? Or cold fried chicken, chocolate pudding, yeast rolls with butter and cheese, you could even make yourself a homemade pound cake! Another thing that my husband loves that is rich and decadent is homemade banana pudding. He could practically live on that, so maybe that’s the ticket for you! :)
To me, grilled meat is often extra yummy even when it isn’t piping hot. I love rotisserie chicken, sliced white bread, and potato chips, courtesy of our days in Baton Rouge. Must be a local thing there, because I’d never seen that anywhere else. They do that with ribs, too.
You can do it, just have to think outside the box a little, eh?
I’ve lived in Florida twice – once in Bartow and once in Pensacola. It’s danged hot down there, but I wouldn’t swear that it’s any hotter than Baton Rouge, and those coon-asses eat a lot, and they put Louisiana hot sauce on everything, so go figure. Hey, I didn’t come up with that, they did.
Ha! Well, maybe we need to establish an old farts club, eh? Sounds like we older ladies need a comfy place to hang out…I’m happy to see your posts here this morning!
I think the first decision my new, improved frame of mind is going to make is to start some very, very light exercise, beginning today. I had a very stressful year last year with a whole host of serious family problems, and at the end of that time I could barely stay on my feet long enough to make it through the grocery store. That has improved somewhat now, but already I have noticed that with the extra rest I am having lately, I am becoming somewhat weaker again. I need to move toward being stronger, not weaker, but it will have to be very gentle, perhaps in the form of two five-minute walks per day and working up in time slowly to a max of two sessions of fifteen minutes each.
Again, thanks for the responses!
Homemade sea-salted caramels
Recipes all over the internet for these – they take six minutes in the microwave to make, and are the best salty caramels you’ve ever tasted, for next to no effort at all.
Recipe contains Eagle Brand milk, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter, with sea salt sprinkled on top after the caramel is made and poured into a pan to cool. You won’t have any trouble finding the recipe, I don’t think.
Oh, and coconut oil makes the best popcorn you’ve ever tasted. Add a little (or a LOT! of) finely-ground popcorn salt, and half a co-cola, and you are THERE!
Don’t know about other parts of the country/world, but think that Southerners (US) who’ve never been “reformed” (*L*) have continued to use fatback, streak-of-lean, and bacon grease on a more-or-less continuous basis since the beginning of pigdom.
Use for scrambling or frying eggs, as a seasoning in boiled potatoes/blackeye peas/crowder peas/purple hull peas/green beans/pintos/navy beans/cabbage, in addition to ham in your homemade split pea or potato or bean soup, even a good tablespoonful into the cast iron skillet you’re heating up to bake cornbread in. Also many folks who pan-fry fish or okra use lard for that, and it is outstanding.
I have also added bacon grease to a hot frying pan in which I was assembling homemade fried rice.
Thanks! You know, I didn’t think to mention it before, but the decrease in fluid intake improved my sleep almost immediately. It was very noticeable – for the first time in as long as I can remember, I was waking up in the morning feeling like I did when I was a kid – like it would take me a few minutes to get the cobwebs out of my head. I was so incredibly relaxed while sleeping!
I very rarely have trouble with cold hands and feet, but attribute that to being as heavy as I am. I am very well insulated. When I was able to lose some significant weight in the past, I was freezing all over, all the time.
Also I think it is significant to keep in mind that my temps are still low even though I’m taking this dose of thyroid medication every day. I’m not sure whether the medication is even helping, but it may be, just a little, because I seem to recall that when I started the thyroid treatment, it wasn’t unusual to have temps below 96.5 first thing in the morning.
I appreciate both your comments.
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Hi all, just a couple of things in response…I read somewhere (and I don’t remember where) that foamy urine was indicative of a high level of protein in the urine. If you’ve had a complete blood workup lately, perhaps check the results of the GFR test, and if it looks abnormal, speak to your doc.
Also, high cortisol at night can sometimes be helped by taking 3-5mg of melatonin. Apparently as cortisol decreases during the evening (under “normal” circumstances) melatonin increases, and in the morning, melatonin is low and cortisol is higher. Melatonin is cheap so it won’t hurt to try it.
Hope I’m not speaking out of turn. I’m new here, but these are just a few things I learned from hanging out on a thyroid forum a few years back.