Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday Sodium Survey, Week 7

Days tracked: 2/12/17 to 2/18/17
Daily goal: less than 2000 mg sodium per day
Days goal met: ALL!

I don't have a whole lot to share about eating low sodium; definitely nothing new. I'm doing really well at it, despite it being a huge pain. It's very much easier when there's low sodium meals prepared ahead of time. I'm still very frustrated about it, and I still miss the salt fiercely.

To counter balance the un-fun, here's some snapshots of things that make me happy :)

I started with this crocheted flower pattern, added a pin and hairclip back, and beads for the flower center.

It came out rather well.

This crocheted shamrock will also end up as a hair clip.

With the cord leftover from the shamrock, I made a short bit of this lovely garland as another random hair decoration.

My big craft finish recently is this hat.  It's inspired by The Pussyhat Project patterns. I knit it in the round, because I find that relaxing.

I'm seeing some themes to these photos. I've taken other pictures, but padding my cpap headgear just doesn't look as cute as these projects :)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Sodium Survey, Week Six

Days tracked: 2/5/17 to 2/11/17
Daily goal: less than 2000 mg sodium per day
Days goal met: 6 out of 7

After 6 weeks of eating low sodium, I can definitely say that I still hate it. This stinks on ice. I can also say I'm doing amazingly well with this, especially given how much of a challenge this is.

For my whole life, I've been easy to feed. I wasn't picky as a child. I'm usually the easiest person to please when a group is eating out or choosing pizza toppings. I like being easy to feed. Now I'm the most challenging person to feed, and I resent it.

Let me emphasize - everyone around me has been wonderfully supportive. My frustration is entirely with myself.

On the more positive side, when I can prepare food ahead it's easier to eat. Even when I don't, I'm getting better at thinking of things to cook. I'm not thrilled with my options, but I'm getting used to them - more resigned than anything else, but that's still a kind of progress.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sunday Sodium Survey, Week Five

Days tracked: 1/29/17 to 2/4/17
Daily goal: less than 2000 mg sodium per day
Days goal met: All of them!

Just a quick check in, a bit late. This weekend was rough emotionally - nothing terrible, just an unfortunate confluence of monthly hormones and unhelpful brain chemistry. I did a whole lot of therapeutic knitting :)

How was your weekend?