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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:24 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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I've just read over the last 500 messages in this NG and it looks like
there is a lot of
support, knowledge and good advice here.

I just turned 65 after retiring early 3 years ago due to multiple health
problems and
have been living on a very modest income and having to use the food bank
next door, so
my diet has been terrible! I've put on a lot of weight so I now have to
work to take it
off.

I have sleep apnea (treated) but have an enlarged heart because of it as
well as
muscular and osteoarthritis. I use a cane, can't handle more than a
couple of stairs
and on a good day can walk about 500 feet on the level. With the
Congestive Heart
Failure and Asthma, I can't go very far or very fast.

Now that I've got my first pension cheque, I can afford to buy proper
food for a change,
but found when I went to the store the other day, I would look at
something and the
little voice would say that I can't afford that!
Some retraining is in order, I guess.

I live in a seniors apartment building and they have a residents support
bus that takes
us to the mall to shop and I'm going tomorrow for my first real shopping
trip in over
three years. I've been sitting making a list (my memory is really crappy).

They have red papayas, strawberries, yellow mangoes on sale, so I'm
going to load up.

I need to go low-fat and learn to eat regularly as I've developed a
habit of only eating
once a day, sometimes going 14 or 15 hours without eating, just having
an occaisional
tea.

So..... lots of fresh fruit and veggies
Fish
No fat yoghurt
Cottage cheese
Quark cheese if I can find it
Whole wheat bread
Green tea

If anyone can think of any healthy things to buy, I would appreciate all
advice.

Regards
Lee

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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:02 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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"Lee Babcock" wrote in message
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I've just read over the last 500 messages in this NG and it looks like
there is a lot of
support, knowledge and good advice here.

I just turned 65 after retiring early 3 years ago due to multiple health
problems and
have been living on a very modest income and having to use the food bank
next door, so
my diet has been terrible! I've put on a lot of weight so I now have to
work to take it
off.

I have sleep apnea (treated) but have an enlarged heart because of it as
well as
muscular and osteoarthritis. I use a cane, can't handle more than a
couple of stairs
and on a good day can walk about 500 feet on the level. With the
Congestive Heart
Failure and Asthma, I can't go very far or very fast.

Now that I've got my first pension cheque, I can afford to buy proper
food for a change,
but found when I went to the store the other day, I would look at
something and the
little voice would say that I can't afford that!
Some retraining is in order, I guess.

I live in a seniors apartment building and they have a residents support
bus that takes
us to the mall to shop and I'm going tomorrow for my first real shopping
trip in over
three years. I've been sitting making a list (my memory is really

crappy).

They have red papayas, strawberries, yellow mangoes on sale, so I'm
going to load up.

I need to go low-fat and learn to eat regularly as I've developed a
habit of only eating
once a day, sometimes going 14 or 15 hours without eating, just having
an occaisional
tea.

So..... lots of fresh fruit and veggies
Fish
No fat yoghurt
Cottage cheese
Quark cheese if I can find it
Whole wheat bread
Green tea

If anyone can think of any healthy things to buy, I would appreciate all
advice.

Regards
Lee

Welcome to the group, Lee.

How about some oatmeal for breakfast? I like the regular rather than the
quick oats. It's also good sprinkled on the yogurt for a little crunch.

I agree that eating smaller more frequent meals is a good idea. I often
find myself eating just 2 meals a day on weekends when I don't follow my
normal work week schedule. I'm just wondering how my eating habits will
change when I retire in a couple years.

Hope to see you posting often. I'm sure others will have several
suggestions for items to add to your shopping list.

Beverly


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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:34 AM posted to alt.support.diet
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Beverly wrote:

Welcome to the group, Lee.

How about some oatmeal for breakfast? I like the regular rather than the
quick oats. It's also good sprinkled on the yogurt for a little crunch.

I agree that eating smaller more frequent meals is a good idea. I often
find myself eating just 2 meals a day on weekends when I don't follow my
normal work week schedule. I'm just wondering how my eating habits will
change when I retire in a couple years.

Hope to see you posting often. I'm sure others will have several
suggestions for items to add to your shopping list.

Beverly

Beverly..... thank you for the welcome and the suggestion for oatmeal.
I've always liked it and my bag is almost empty so on the list it goes.

Regards
Lee


 




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