Back on track

Yesterday was day 2.  I am determined to focus on positive.  Too much negative and drama in my life lately!  So Wednesday, food was great and I did 45 mins on Wii Walk it Out.  Yesteray, I did eat 3 Oreo cookies but still kept calories at 1400.  AND most importantly, I got to the Y last night and did 37 mins on treadmill, 2.23 miles and lower body weights.  I hadn't done weights since August!  OMG!  I am back on Fitday.  I also went to Trader Joes and bought Stevia to use instead of Splenda. 
Food for thought (per For Women First magazine, 11/29/10, p 28):
High Vitamin D linked to 80% less belly fat
Higher levels of Vitamin D help you lose weight faster.  Taking 2000 IUs of vitamin D can reduce the risk of developing an upper respiratory infection by 90%, all cancers by 70%, rheumatoid arthritis by 42%, multiple sclerosis by 40%, type 2 diabetes by 33% (when paired with 1000 mg of calcium.) 
If you are overweight, fat cells can take on vitamin D, reducing the amount available in the bloodstream.  Less vitamin D ciculatting makes it more difficult to lose fat. 
Vitamin D promotes fat metabolism by cutting output of para thyroid hormone, revving the livers breakdown of fat.  The hormone form of viatmin D activates receptors in fat cells that suppresses growth.  D increases sensitivity to leptin, a hormone that sends satiety signals to the brain (feeling full).  D has been shown to reduce the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue, a factor linked to increased strength. 
I have been tested repeatedly and continue to be chronically Vitamin D deficient.  So much so that I have been on prescription strenght vitamin D.  So as of the last 2 days, I am taking my vitamins again and also doing bender ball crunches every day.  I will have to increase my vitamin D intake even more I think.  I think I am at 1600 per day but the article says 2000 ius a day. 
So think about this seriously and talk with your doctor.  This article explained so much to me and why I was having some of the symptoms I was having!  So in addtion to eating better and exercising, I am going to really focus on taking my vitiamins.  I will keep you posted on how this works.

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ZECILKL
ZECILKL

That\'s amazing. It took a magazine to inform us. It\'s a shame our doctors can\'t just talk to use about stuff like that anymore.

I\'m going to have to get more Vitamin D. I thought what was in my cal. pill would be enough.

Did your doctor say you have to go in the sun for 20 mins. a day or week.
i\'ve heard on tv that it could be by the week which didn\'t make any sense to me.
I\'m checking on line what foods are high in vitamin d.
thought you would find this interesting

If you plan on getting more than 1000 IU of vitamin D per day, I highly recommend that you have your blood level of vitamin D monitored about once every 6 months. Ask your doctor or laboratory for the 25(OH)D test, also known as the 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. Please note that some labs do a similar test called 1-25(OH)D test, which is not as accurate a marker of your vitamin D status.

from this website
http://drbenkim.com/nutrient-vitamind.html
LivingWater
LivingWater

That seems to be the latest insight into why we\'re overweight: a Vitamin D deficiency. Since reading so much about this, I\'ve begun supplementing. Thanks for informing those who may not yet be aware.
Kahlua13
Kahlua13

The 20 minutes in the sun per my Dr is per day. And he specifically said no sunscreen as the sunscreen keeps you from absorbing the vitamin D. The prescription strength stuff is like 100,000 ius once a week! Wow! But I am supposed to be taking I think 1800 per day according to my Dr. the article said that 2000 ius a day sounds like a lot but is very minor. We are so used to seeing mg\'s and I think 2000 ius was something like 2 mgs.

Because my situation is chronic, it is checked every 6 months. Hoping that Joyce can find the article/link on line so you guys can read it. I only just put a brief summary here. I have read the article 3 times already.
cath04
cath04

Thanks for that Zee, will definately look into it and start taking some vitamin D, might be why I find it easier to loose weight in the summer than the winter.
GirlAtHeart
GirlAtHeart

This is extremely informative. Thanks for sharing!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks for the info, appreciate it!!!! Hope it works Yvette!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks for the info! I take Vit D and hasn\'t changed much, but definitely not going to stop taking it. It\'s important!