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Monday, February 10, 2014

Tonight I had a realization. I have one job right now, one job more important than losing weight, and that is getting my vitamin d back up and getting it up to a normal range of around 80.
Some of you may ask why this is such a big deal, well here are a few references and I hope you will take a minute to read them.
One simply does not know the importance of having vitamin d in their body, until they do not.
I was walking everyday, losing weight, happy, the stresses in my life had not peaked at that time, and then the day came I broke my foot and I found out just how much my body was lacking in Vitamin d. I felt nothing, I did not know I was in this state of poor health.
I was at the walking track, walking as normal, no real painful issues, no tripping over anything, no fall, no slipping on ice, just took a step as normal and heard and felt a loud crack, and months and months of pain, bone growth stimulators, trips to doctors, crutches and a boot and slow healing. Please find out what your number is and if its lower than 50, start today to increase it.



I have decided that I must increase my vitamin d. I am sore all the time, aching, and in pain and the winter is keeping me from walking, my foot aches where I broke it and I am worried the bone didnt properly heal, as the orthopeadist told me it might not.
So, for the next few months, during whats left of the cold winter and spring, I am going to solely focus on getting the vitamin d supplement my body needs to heal and to then be able to lose weight more easily.
To keep my blood pressure more regulated and prevent other serious health issues.
I am currently prescribed 1 50,000iu vitamin d, ergocalciferol. once a week and am taking 5 to 8,000iu d3 over the counter once a day.
I go back to my doctor on Wed and I am going to get a referral back to the ortho to have my foot xrayed again to see what progress or lack thereof.

But, I know this, this is the one thing I have to keep sight of.
I have to eat foods, such as fish and try to keep watch on this in order to prevent it from dropping any lower and go to the tanning bed to get as much of the ultraviolet light i can that will convert to vitamin d in my body, during these months of lack of sunshine.
I have lagged around long enough, worrying too much about my weight and not enough about my overall health in general.
The weight issue isnt going away, I have no plans to use this as an excuse to eat whatever I want, I still plan to eat healthy and track my food.
But I am not going to cry and dwell and beat myself up over the lack of weight loss, this health issue is much more important.
I know that my worsened depression lately is most likely a side effect of this deficiency and I need to focus on my mental, emotional health as well, this is probably why people who are outside in the sunshine so much seem to be more lively,
I hope everyone will take the time to read the articles, I know we have so much to do online that sometimes actually reading these articles seems boring or time consuming, but if you have a moment, please read at least the last article.
I hope everyone will consider asking their doctor to perform this simple blood test on them to see what their vitamin d level is.
So much can be prevented and explained if you do.
Some articles will say an adult needs about 600 iu daily, but this isnt what my ortho told me a healthier number is more like 5,000 daily, especially if you live in colder climates where sunshine is lacking.
So, for me, for right now, the next few months, this is going to be my main focus and I hope every other issues, such as my skin issues, caused by low vitamin d and high blood pressure, depression, aches, pains, cold skin, all other issues I am experiencing, but most especially lack of weight loss, will be cleared up once this back to a more normal level.
It felt good to finally come to the realization that nothing else is going to work for me until I do this,
A list of possible issues that a lack of vitamin d can lead to or worsen.....
Cancer Hypertension Heart disease
Autism Obesity Rheumatoid arthritis
Diabetes 1 and 2 Multiple Sclerosis Crohn's disease
Flu Colds Tuberculosis
Septicemia Aging Psoriasis
Eczema Insomnia Hearing lossex
Muscle pain Cavities Periodontal disease
Athletic performance Macular degeneration Myopia
Pre eclampsia Seizures Fertility
Asthma Cystic fibrosis Migraines
Depression Alzheimer's disease Schizophrenia
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    Hi, Val!
    I'm glad you posted these links and that I read them.
    My vitamin D was was tested and found to be a little low, even though I live in a sunny area and go outside every day.
    My nutritionist wanted me to take supplements, and those made of fish oil did not agree with me, but I finally found one made of --get this--lanolin from wool. So far, so good. I have been taking one a week, and the plan is to gradually increase.
    An interesting side effect...excess energy on the day I take the vitamin..crazy!
    Thank you for sharing this information.
    Best wishes!
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    I also had low Vit D. So they put me on supplements. I have also been sitting out in the sun on my patio a little bit every day and I REALLY notice a difference in my mood when I do that. Good luck with it!
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  • CAROL_31649731
    Very interesting . . . thanks for sharing. emoticon
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    Thanks for sharing, I learned many things today! emoticon
    2443 days ago
    Moving to alaska has really brought this to the forefront of my mind: thanks for keeping it there!!!
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon for sharing
    emoticon emoticon Excellent Info about Vitamin D emoticon
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  • SALAM4545
    I had no idea this contributed to depression! Thank you for the info. emoticon
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    I didn't realize just how important emoticon
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    I too have low vit D. Remember to take your calcium each day so that the Vit D can process in your body. My doctor said to split my calcium to 2 doses per day as it would help my body absorb the Vit D even better. People do not realize how important that this is. I barely moved my arm and broke my collar bone!! No one would have believed me if my son would not have seen it! Stressing out will keep you from losing weight even if you are doing everything correctly, so maybe just giving yourself the permission to relax over losing weight will help you acheive your goals :)
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