Wednesday, January 20, 2010


As some of you know, I'm on a quest to lower my blood pressure.  I really don't want to have to take medication. So, by April, I need to bring those numbers down or I will be popping pills, probably for the rest of my life [ugh!]   Again, the reason why I am going to lose 20lbs [25lbs...wiggle room].  My doctor stated, if I lose the 20lbs, eat healthy and continue to exercise my pressure will more than likely stablize.
I've been researching hypertension (high blood pressure) as of late.  Looky what I came across today,   " SUGAR - Many people are unaware that the common table sugar or sucrose elevates blood pressure."


I am not a salt person, I rarely add salt to my food.  It's only a few items that  I purchase in the can and they have been low sodium products.  I gave up Marie Callander products,when I was a teen after becoming dehydrated twenty plus years ago (this is when I learned to view the sodium amount).  However, I have a sweet tooth out of this world and yes, I had no idea that sugar elevates your blood  pressure. I will definitely have to confirm this through my doctor.  If this is true, I will need the 800 number to Sugar Addict Anonymous.

Meanwhile, I will attempt to lower my consumption of sweets.
Really, did yall know that sugar elevates your blood pressure?  I had no clue.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drinking Healthy - Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry & Pomegranate

This stuff is pretty good!
I'm attempting to eat and drink healthier these days.

Don't let the "No Sugar Added" on the label hinder you from trying this product.  The sweetness from the cranberries and the pomegranate provides the sweetness with a slight tartness you'll need to enjoy this natural drink.

The label states:
      • No Artificial colors or Flavors
      • CONTAINS 100% Juice
      • 100% Vitamin C
The sodium serving is 35mg per a 8fl. oz cup {1% of daily value}.  Since, I am attempting to lower my blood pressure this is important to me.  I've cut back on alot of products I use to buy, due to the amount of sodium. I understand to preserve products, sodium is used, but, if it was reduced a little would it really spoil sooner?

Try this is if you like a equally balance sweet and tart taste.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Martin L. King Day!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank You, Dr. Martin L. King!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Christmas Gift That Took Me By Surprise

More so, the person who gave it to me.
I've been playing with it, but can't wait to take classes to learn how to use it to its full potential *smiling*