Tuesday, January 17, 2012

If You Choose to Take Vitamins as Supplements, Stick to the RDA

If You Choose to Take Vitamins as Supplements, Stick to the RDA  The link I gave you is from Mayo Clinic.  How do we know if we are getting enough vitamins? Should we just play it safe and take a multi-vitamin supplement? What about the vitamins you know you are low in from getting a blood test?

I was doing very well with taking my vitamins. Then I started to feel good. What did I do? I quit taking them. It just seems like every time one turns around we are taking some form of pill whether it is a vitamin supplement or medication required by our doctor.

Another thing I was doing very well with is drinking water. I quit taking my vitamins and down went my daily consumption of water. When you take vitamin supplements, you need ample amount of water taken with them. Otherwise one just gets an upset stomach.

I am like anyone else that is recommiting oneself to taking vitamin supplements, drinking water, healthy eating, exercise, and losing unwanted weight. There are sites that help you track your foods. I haven't gotten that far to effectively use them to state my opinion. You see, I haven't had a weight problem until I began to approach menopause. This is all new to me. Sure here and there I would gain 10 lbs. It didn't take long to lose it again so there was no need to get involved with a software program. Today I am looking at 34 lbs as of January 1st. I am happy to say I have lost 4 lbs and therefore if I average losing 2 lbs each week, somewhere around the first of May 2012 I will obtain my goal.

When I got the results that my Vitamin D level and Vitamin B12 was low it got me to thinking, I bet I am low in other areas. That is why I have been tired and no motivation to exercise. I started taking my vitamins again last week. It hasn't been every day. It is like anything else. We have to create a habit.

I remembered my chiropractor gave me a container with compartments and good snap on seal. Last week I found it again and today because it is Plan and Play Day for Flylady, I have filled my case. Now that I have a good inventory of what I have and what I need, I will be able to get them on Errand Day.

When I go to purchase my vitamin supplements I need, I am going to have a consultation as to what amounts I need. This time I am writing it down. Yes, there are directions on the bottles. I think sometimes they are just guidelines. Again, this is my opinion.

So, where am I going with all of this? I am in there just like you searching for the right combo that works best without taking too much or too less. My purpose to these blogs is to share some of the things I have found with you. I have also started this for my accountability. To this date, I have 323 Days in a row of Getting Dressed To Shoes, Hair, & Makeup along with Flylady routines. Now it is time to add this factor of my life on. I am scared. I don't want to lose my habits and routines I have developed with Flylady. Once again I am challenging myself to see if I can realistically continue my routines and lose weight by way of healthy eating, exercising, and drinking plenty of water.  Will I succeed?  You will just have to keep checking back here to see if I do.

Vitamin Container with Compartments To Simplify This Habit.

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