Memory Care Learn A New Word A Week Challenge: Bellicose

Happy President’s Day.  If you live outside the USA, then happy Monday!  We had no homeschool lessons today, as it is President’s Day, but I did get a ton of stuff done.  Gardening, yard work, and cleaning the back porch.  Our dogs hang out there a lot, and they are super messy.  I love gardening!  Watching things grow, and change day by day.  It is just so cool!  Do you garden?  It is almost Spring, so time to start thinking about it, and walking.  Here in FL we can walk all year.  Don’t forget to ask me about my Walking Buddy program.  I will walk with your, right over your phone.

So, now for the word of the week, bellicose.  Once you look up the meaning of this word I am sure you can name one person it would describe, at least.  Look it up, write it down 10 times, say it 10 times, and then use it in a sentence.  Go over all the previous words as well, to help them get stuck in your memory.  Now that we are quite a few weeks in try testing yourself to see how much you remember.  If you are new to this blog, find all the previous words in the archives.  Remember if you follow this blog you will get all new posts sent right to your email.  If you need to learn other ways, or need help with your memory, message me for a free meet and greet.  All monthly plans in February are 10% off, for new customers.



Foodie Friday, on Saturday

Well you know how it goes.  Friday was a crazy day, and I didn’t even turn my computer on. I do check my emails for any potential meet and greets, but that is on my phone.  So, for this week, Foodie Friday, is on Saturday.  Today I will talk about nutrition and Cardiac Disease, plus how it effects people with CKD.  Always, remember to check my disclaimer page, and remember for February you get 10% off the monthly health coach plan.  Use the contact button to message me for a free meet and greet.  Tomorrow will be an update day.

So, for me the two most important things that have to do with nutrition and Cardiac Disease, is sodium intake and fat intake.  If you have CKD, you should already be following a 2G or low sodium diet.  A 2G sodium diet is equivalent to 2,000 mg per day, and trust me that is not a lot.  I will update tomorrow on the specifics, but I have found the best way to stick to a 2G sodium diet, is following a plant based diet.  There are variations to it, including the DASH diet, Inflammation Diet, and the Whole Plant Based Diet.  I am sure there are others, but those are the ones I am familiar with.  For me, I am somewhere in between all of them.  I don’t know if I well ever be WPB because I do not intend to give up oil, butter, or real mayonnaise.  Plus, I get my Omega 3’s from eggs from chickens fed Omega 3’s.  That is because I absolutely hate fish, and fish oils makes me so bloated and gassy I could die.  I do not eat a lot of eggs, anyhow, or butter, or mayo, so I think I am good with that.  Plant based means you eat most, or all of food that comes from plants.  Fruits, veggies, whole grains, pasta, beans, nuts, and seeds.  It is generally low in sodium, unless you are buying canned.  If you must buy canned, go for organic, they are generally lower in sodium, or frozen if you can’t buy fresh.  I prefer frozen , or fresh, except for beans.  I have no patience for making baked beans.  For CKD be careful of potassium levels, and sugar for Diabetes.  It is kind of a pain, and can take forever in the grocery store, checking all those labels, but once you learn your favorites, and best options for you, then you will know what to get.  Protein should not be an issue if you have CKD, because like for me stage 3, 50G of protein is what I should be getting.  That is not hard to obtain.  However, if you don’t have CKD, but do have Cardiac Disease, be sure and ask your doctor how much protein your body needs.  We are all different.  You may need more protein if you have any kind of a healing wound.  So, again a doctor can refer you to a Dietitian.

Your body absolutely needs some fats.  According to my research, people with Cardiac Disease, or trying to stay heart healthy, should consume no more than 78 grams of fat per day, and those should be the unsaturated, not saturated kind.  Again, getting used to reading labels.  For me, because I love continuity, I will stick with 50 grams of fat for me, as with protein.  If you have CKD, remember that pre packaged foods labeled low fat, except for part skim dairy products, something else has to replace the fat that is removed.  Very often what is put in is phosphorus based preservatives.  This is a no, no if  you have CKD.  It is much better to calculate the fat in a serving, and then eat only enough fat to stay in your limit.  I was asked my the National Kidney Foundation to do my first advocate assignment, writing to our new Congress members about my kidney story.  One of the things I will emphasize is the need for Phosphorus amounts per serving to be on all food labels.  I will be working on that today.  Wish me luck!  Learn about fats, and the different kinds of fats.  If you need assistance with this, or need help reading a food label. I can help.  Message me for a free meet and greet.  My last post, for February will be on Cholesterol, a very special fat, especially dangerous for heart disease.  Don’t forget to check the archives for my post on exercise to help prevent Cardiac Disease, and my new Walking Buddy program.  Nicer weather is coming, time to start planning to walk.

So, for tomorrow updates, I will discuss the Carb Cycling diet plan, vs the Plant Based diet plan.  Plus, my husband got me a Fitbit for Valentine’s Day, and I will compare that with my Samsung Health app.  My March calendar, and the special for March will be posted with the next week or so.



Memory Care A New Word A Week: Antebellum

Welcome back!  It is time for word #5 in the list of 100 words we will be learning.  This week’s word is, antebellum.  Remember, look up the definition of the word.  Then in your journal write the word, and the definition 10 times.  Then, say the word, and definition, out loud 10 times.  Then go back over the first 4 words, saying them out loud 10 times.  You should already have them written in your journal.  How are you doing?  Are you remembering the old words?  If you are still having a hard time, try going over them daily, saying each word and definition 10 times.  You can also continue to write them 10 times.  Try using them in sentences.  Then re read the sentence each week, and see if you can figure out the definition.

This is a very long series, so be sure to check back weekly and follow along.  If you would like more help with memory care, use the contact button to message me for a free meet and greet.  February is heart awareness month, and I am running a special of 10% off the monthly package, for all new clients.


February Calendar

February Calendar and A Heart Month Special

February is Heart Month, and as such my weekly scheduled posts, on Thursdays, will cover heart related issues.  As someone who  has Chronic Kidney Disease, I have to be extra careful to not let it effect my heart.  This is indeed very challenging, but completely doable.  If you have a chronic health issue, whether heart related or not, I would love to work with you to meet your health goals.

What do you think of my new logo for February?  Love your health with Health Buddy Melissa.  For the month of February, I am offering a special deal:  10% off the monthly package,  for all new clients in February.  I only accept 4 clients at a time, so don’t miss out.  I require all new clients to do the 30 day package because it gives us time to get to know one another, and then evaluate our progress together before moving to a bigger package.  My 30 day package is $75 dollars, so you will save $7.50 in February.  This deal begins at midnight Feb 1st, Eastern time, and ends Feb 28 at midnight.  You can sign up any day during the month, up to the 28th and still get the 10% off.

Below is the February calendar for the dates and times I am available,  If for some reason you need hours outside these days and times, use the contact button to message me, and I will see if I can work with it.  I am still accepting clients for January, and you can see that calendar here.  Just pick a date and time, use the contact button which is now in the top left hand corner, or just use the email address at the top of the blog, to message me the date and time you want to set up a free meet and greet.  All applicable info will be sent to you in my return message.  Be sure and read my archives.  This blog is new, so it won’t take long.

I will be adding social media links soon, and I have 7 followers so far.  Help me get more by following along.  You can sign up by email to get new posts via email.

February Calendar:

1st:  Full

4:  2-7 PM open

5:  Full

6:  9-5 open

7:  9-5 open

8:  9-5 open

11:  9-5 open

12:  9-5 open

13:  9-5 open

14:  9-5 open   Happy Valentine’s Day

15:  Full

18:  9-5 open

19:  Full

20:  9-5 open

21:  9-5 open

22:  9-5 open

25:  9-5 open

26:  9-5 open

27:  9-5 open

28:  9-5 open

This new theme layout is awesome!  Bright colors and a nice easy flow.  Be sure and scroll down to the bottom to see other options.  Thanks for stopping by, and remember I want to be your Health Buddy Coach.