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A glorious Friday

Friday, June 04, 2010

What a difference a good nights sleep makes...I slept good last night so today was so much better, I had so much energy and just felt so much better.

I read some where today that we could use the "USDA NUTRIENT DATABASE" To find calorie counts, fat grams etc. I have yet to get there but had a few minutes to do my daily blog....

I have a question what causes cramps. last night in the hot tub I got some really terrible cramps in my ankle and big toe, and the bottom of my foot....OMG did it hurt and no matter how much I tried to move it and massage it it would not let up.....I stood up and stretched my legs as best I could and finally with Gary's help I got out of the hot tub....it took about 10 more minutes before I could really walk normal......I get cramps in my feet a lot at night when I sleep. they use to be in my calves but now it's my feet or toes. As you know I eat good, take a supplement just in case I might be lacking something.....I do warm ups and cool downs, I stretch daily...sure has me baffled, Gary and others think I exercise to much....
I will ask my doctor next Friday is my yearly physical...I was hoping to be in the 130's by then but doesn't look like it will happen, but he thought 150 was a good weight for me so we shall see what the report is this year......
Heck how can I be unhappy when 5 years ago I had my physical I weighed 347...now 142 give or take a pound...Last year he hugged me and I saw a tear in his eye.....so we shall see this year, I can't remember what I weighed last year at this time....

So have a healthy week end.....remember food is fuel not entertainment...I say that to myself a lot and it has really been helping me stay on the healthy path to happiness...

my cycle of happiness and healthy lifestyle...
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  • BETHDISCOUNT
    yeah i think it lack of potatusium love the chart
    3449 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    As some others have said, I've heard low potassium can cause cramps. I have trouble with cramps in my left leg which has nerve damage. Not sure how all that ties together, but it seems it does. Hope your doctor can help.

    Love your happiness cycle.
    3449 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    emoticon Cycle of Happiness. I need to remember that.

    Have a great weekend!
    3449 days ago
  • FOREVER4ME
    Hey kitt,
    They may want to test your uric acid....for gout. That usuallly affect severe pain to the big toe and foot. I will be hoping it is just low potassium as others suggest.
    I changed calcuim which now has magnesium and vitamin D and my leg cramps have almost completely gone away.
    I found the calcuim at Costo. brand name is Kirkland
    I love your happiness circle.
    3449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2010 9:41:15 AM
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    Hi Kitt,

    Love your cycle of happiness and healthy lifestyle, very nice indeed.

    There can be many causes of foot cramps and maybe your shoes are the problem?

    Enjoy your day!
    3449 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    Most definitely talk to Dr. about the cramps. My guess would be potassium, I was getting them when my potassium was low, the same as when you said you felt tired and just plain weak, you had to push yourself to work out.

    Sounds like your Dr. was real happy for you, last year.

    Love the chart, you have a great Saturday.
    3449 days ago
  • COUNTING_DOWN
    Your doctor will be thrilled! Glad you had a good day.
    3449 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    Kitt -are you doing proper stretching after your walks? or exercise..
    Do you take calcium?
    I get those cramps too.. but I have fibro and RA so always contribute the cramps to that but in your case not sure..make sure you ask doctor next week!

    liked your graph.. glad you had a great day
    that hot tub sound wonderful..
    enjoy your day today
    hugs Jo
    3449 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I get cramps when I REALLY overeat sodium.

    Last time I had salted popcorn at the cinema was the LAST time I had salted popcorn emoticon
    3450 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    You've gotten some good advice here...good idea to check with your doctor as well since you'll be there soon anyway. I hope they get better -- they can be so painful!

    3450 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    Hi Kitt I will be back in the morning
    I can't keep my eyes open to read to night LOL
    3450 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    Kitt I had really bad cramps one night after the Christmas holidays, so googled the question "what causes bad feet cramps" and it told me my potassium could be low or my calcium.

    I hadn't been eating my bananas lately, so I started on 3 that day, then 2, now I faithfully eat one every morning. I also make sure I have my milk or yogurt daily and haven't had another bad night of cramps, and it was bad, I was up the whold night crying.
    3450 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Thanks for the healthy reminders kitt. Have a great weekend.
    3450 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    hey Kitt, when I have leg cramps it usually means I'm low on potassium and need to eat some bananas. I'm on blood pressure medicine and that's usually the cause. Definitely ask the doc. And isn't it great to stop and look and realize how far you've come? We get so involved in the day to day that it is easy to forget where we were! emoticon
    3450 days ago
  • COLLIELUVR2
    Hi Kitt,
    Yes, getting a good night's sleep really is HUGE for me too......makes all the difference in my thinking and outlook on life! Abt. the cramps.......owww , I am so sorry, I know how that feels, and its not fun! For me, when I get them like that, it means 1 of 2 things......either I am needing to eat some bananas or orange juice (for the potassium) OR I have just plain done too much for that day and my muscles are letting me know. Hope this helps!

    3450 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/4/2010 7:30:06 PM
  • PINKNPREPPY
    I love your chart! Glad you had a wonderful day!
    3450 days ago
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