Women, our hearts are precious and the No. 1 killer for
women is heart disease. Today is national Go Red For Women, it’s a program
designed to help us women know the risks of heart disease. Barbara Streisand is
a huge champion for women’s heart disease; she built the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center. Each woman has a health journey to share…
On the journey to change you get to learn who’s a real in
your life, who’s a friend, and who the flip-flops are.My Journey is about balancing my heart, and
conquering ailments that can cause heart problems, i.e., quietness.
I was bedridden after major surgery to fix a life altering
injury from a car accident. I weighed over 300 pounds when the surgeon did my
surgery. I made a deal with the surgeon to lose my weight as I healed. I am
still healing from this massive surgery; I lost my balance, and have had a hard
time regaining balance. I didn’t want to live; a lot happened all at once and
quietness seeped into my soul. Humbling …
I am currently dealing with a physical setback, but working
on rebuilding my balance and strength. I am quiet again, and it does affect the
heart. I am focused on my eating habits as I ride the emotional wave.
Had I not started to change my lifestyle five years ago who
knows what could have happened to my heart?
I have been slowly losing weight, body fat, and inches. My
eating habits changed, I never used pain meds; I’ll have a cocktail once in a
while, and I worked on eliminating sugars and fats. I wanted my blood test
numbers to improved as my eating habits changed.
Diet and Exercise
I follow the Mediterranean lifestyle; my version, I eat
small amounts of meats and fish, I enjoy fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts.
I eliminated wheat because of my allergies, and I am gluten free. I eat
avocado's, olives, and I use olive oil, canola oil, and grape seed oil for
cooking. The Mediterranean Diet is a well balanced diet for a woman’s heart. Today I ate strawberries, avocados, almonds, pistachios, a
protein, and lots of water. I made a chopped salad; red, yellow, and orange
peppers, red cabbage, radishes, and romaine hearts. For a snack I had 5 oz of Sweet 8 yogurt, yum. I My ❤️, I wear a pedometer to count steps, and I went for a long walk.
My small amounts of dairy consist of yogurt by Sweet 8. The
yogurt is 8 calories per ounce and is made out of whey (protein) versus curds.
Lucky for me Sweet 8 is Colorado based, it’s local, and organic.
Exercise the heart, it is a muscle and my muscles became weak.My regime involves wearing a pedometer,
walking, riding a stationary bike, and weights for core strength to regain my
I meditate and center my souls core through breathing, and
balance with spiritual growth.Mind Body Soul…
I did the life changes so I could live, I love my heart … Go
Red For Women.