Monday, January 20, 2014

Week Ending 2 of CANDO 2014: B-12 and Magnesium

I CAN add a supplement each week:
Last week I added a sub-lingual B-12 to my regimen each morning,
it's been suspected to help with energy and I think it did.
It's hard to tell, but I did not want a nap all week, which is unusual for me.
Since my doctor recommended it for me, 
I CAN continue to take least until it's gone.

The problem with too many changes at once is that I don't know 
which changes are working, and then if I feel better I think I have to continue all of them. 
This could be expensive to maintain and also too much time to maintain,
 so then I end up quitting them all.
So I will add one a week (that I already own and that aren't expired) in hopes that most don't take longer than a week to feel a difference. I also realize some of the supplements aren't gong to make me feel different; that only a blood test can determine if they are working i.e., any reported cholesterol lowering supplements. And the effectiveness of those would be difficult to determine as the numbers could have changed due to diet and exercise. 
Oh my, it's all so confusing!
Oh well, I  CAN take it easy and do what I can with what I have. ;-) 

This week I will add chelated magnesium in the evenings.
It's reportedly good for my heart, blood, bones/teeth and bowels.
It probably won't make me feel better...but since I have them...

I CAN get magnesium naturally from leafy greens, nuts and seeds.
(It always seems like these foods keep showing up 
whenever I am looking up something 
that I need in my for thought....)

So here's this morning result.
Gosh weight loss has slowed down, but that's normal right?
138.8, a .8 lb loss.
Okay, next weigh-in is on next Monday the 27th.
It CAN be a good week!

Here are today's charts:

If you would like a copy of this Excel spreadsheet to customize to your own plan, 
I would be happy to send it to you. 
Just drop me an email at requesting it.

And here are my homies:

Good work!

Good luck this week and remember that the chart that includes
 everyone is posted on the CANDO 2014 page here.



  1. The closer you get to your goal, the slower the loss I think. I can't wait to see where you're at next week. Go girl!!

  2. Hi Astri, I take krill oil and glucosamine and have just added a liver friendly tablet and feeling less tired.
    You rock with your weight loss and keep me inspired. ☺☺

  3. You're doing great so far! It can be confusing, so I admire how you've made it work for you. I take B6 for energy, and it's helped me a lot.

  4. Wow, you are doing great. Good for you taking the supplements, that will help your overall health.

  5. Magnesium is good near bedtime as it can also help with sleep and prevent leg cramps.

    Keep up the great work! It's awesome that you can lose weight in January when the body seems to want to store fat instead of burning it. :)