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Salt in disguise

Monday, June 27, 2011

It was so comforting to read all the comments on my last blog about my swollen feet. I have to blog again because I found the CULPRIT emoticonand he was in the ham wrap that I ate at the handicapped social on Saturday afternoon! Since it had such a bad effect on me, I'm going to call the caterer, whom we hire frequently, and talk to him about it. It needs to be said because a lot of the members sit in wheelchairs and their legs are down all the time. I'm not going to lie down and roll over on this one, That was the girl from the past. Now I'm an assertive, health-conscious woman, the President of our "HANDS Club" and I need to speak up for myself and the others.
I was also conscious of another problem with my bloating and fluid retention: What a strain that it put on my heart and kidneys. Today I'm somewhat better and will try to use all the good suggestions of my Spark friends. Thanks to all of you for your ideas. Just wanted to mention the culprit so all of you will take extra care during these summer eating holidays!! BTW, the ironic thing is that I don't even salt my own food anymore! I've already put away the salt shaker, as some have suggested, so I was kind of blind-sided by this episode and had to really go back and think about this.
All of this is why I love blogging so much. It really helps me organize my thoughts and ideas and learn about the process of becoming a healthier person. One day at a time, one meal at a time, one pound at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • SHERRY666
    I THREW THE SALT OUT LONG AGO......... BUT YOU HAVE TO READ..... THERE IS SALT IS EVERYTHING FROM OUR BREADS TO CANNED GOODS..... I HAVE KEPT MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN PRETTY GOOD..... GLAD YOU FOUND OUT WHAT WAS CAUSING THE BLOAT.... AND ARE GOING TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT IT.... emoticon
    3293 days ago
  • ELSEEBEE
    emoticon on telling the caterer! Especially important if there are people in wheelchairs being served! I'll give the caterer the benefit of believing they may not have thought about that when planning the menu, but if they don't comply after this, find a new caterer!
    3294 days ago
  • JULIEANNCAN
    emoticon Glad you're feeling better. I certainly would tell the caterer.
    3294 days ago
  • IMAYARNIE
    I've always had a fluid retention problem, since I had my babies. I'm very conscious of salt in foods. I'm very limited with my salt when I cook. I figure anyone else can add more if they want. It's been interesting having the sodium count on this tracker. It points out where sodium is hiding, sometimes where I'm not expecting it.

    I'm glad you have this one figured out and are feeling better today.

    Pattie
    3294 days ago
  • JKURJACK1944
    Right on. Let the caterer know. emoticon
    3294 days ago
  • JILL313
    Any type of cured ham does have a lot of salt in it. I love a good ham sandwich but only have them a few times a year. . .I now use Mrs. Dash instead of salt for flavoring and it's actually tastier. Take Care my friend and I am so glad you're feeling better!

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3294 days ago
  • MOREPOWER
    I find that I really notice the effects of excess salt now that I am over 50.

    Good for you for informing the caterer. If you don't speak up, nothing will change.
    3294 days ago
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