Thursday, November 26, 2009

Jump Start

My husband and I have finally found a diet plan that we are both willing to try. Its a vegetarian plan, starts with a 7 Day Cleansing Plan.
Its called CHIP - Coronary Health Improvement Project and is designed by Dr. Hans A. Diehl.

We start on Sunday officially. We did all our shopping today. We have also planned health meals for the next 2 days leading up to the cleanse.

For lunch today we made Portabella mushroom burghers.
Tonight we will have a baked potatoes with tuna and white sauce and vegetables.

The first two days of the Jump Start plan consists of Fresh Fruit and Wholes Grains (Brown Rice/Rolled oats)

Just should help me switch to a low salt and low sugar diet which should not only help me loose weight but also control the symptoms of Meneire's Disease.

Now the question is what exercise will I do today?

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I am starting to feel better.

I have managed to walk quite a bit over the last two days. Body is a bit sore but its a good sore.
Now if I can just keep my eating in hand I will have a good thing going.

My husband and daughter are enjoying the walks and happy to see me out of bed. Still feel a bit unsteady but walking through it.

The Chair Workout

The Chair Workout

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Starting to feel a bit better - had a really rough weekend.

Weighing in at 114.6kg/250.4 pounds - but that can be due to waterloss over the weekend not keeping much down. Be great if I can maintain the weightloss. Been off coffee for 5 days due to feeling sick so who knows.........

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meniere's Disease

I have been just diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. It makes sense I have had the systems before with no diagnoses or resolution and then they just went a away and I moved country and forgot about it.

Now it's come back and I finally know what's wrong now I feel I can learn to deal with it instead of getting depressed and stop exercising. Which is what my natural inclination would be to do. As I am typing this I feel like I just want to curl up in bed and sleep.

So excuse now I am going to do some indoor walking as its too cold outside.

Exercise helps the balance system recover faster. The exercise must involve walking or running in order to improve coordination; stationary bikes and treadmills will not help..........
Exercise, ........ is the single best therapy for these symptoms. Initially it may cause increased vertigo but that is not harmful. Occasionally, physical therapy is recommended for patients who can not exercise enough on their own." Lahey Clinic

Here is our definition:

  • "Classic" (typical) Meniere's Disease is the term given to the condition having the following four symptoms, after thorough testing has determined no other cause:

    • Episodic, fluctuating hearing loss.

    • Episodic, fluctuating rotational vertigo (a form of dizziness).

    • Episodic, fluctuating tinnitus (a sound heard when there is no sound).

    • Episodic, fluctuating aural fullness (a sense of air pressure in the middle ear, as if descending in an airplane; however, it is *not* actual air pressure in the middle ear; Meniere's Disease does not affect the middle ear).