04/05/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 6. April 2014 07:08

I recently received an e-mail giving an alert about how a women’s heart attack symptoms are different than the stereo typical description that we’ve heard of horrible stabbing pain in the chest, or the arm numbing sweating…then falling on the floor.

This female nurse described her heart attack beginning on an evening with no significant stress, reading a book.  Then she felt what she thought was indigestion (something stuck in her throat like something that hadn’t been chewed well enough).  Then she felt squeezing motions up her spine that raced under her sternum (the place where you press to do CPR).  Then it moved up her throat, into her jaw.  She knew the pain in the jaw was a symptom of a heart attack (I didn’t know that).  She got to a phone, called 911.  She passed out before the EMT’s arrived.  They did an angiogram at the hospital.  She realized later, the symptoms at home took only 4-5 minutes in total.

They say more women than men die of their first heart attack, because they don’t know the symptoms.  Don’t be embarrassed to bother the EMT’s…CALL!  Don’t drive to an emergency room.  You may pass out behind the wheel and your car doesn’t have oxygen canisters in it!

Don’t assume you’re too young, too healthy, or that your cholesterol levels are good, so it must be indigestion.  Cholesterol is not always a proper indicator of a heart condition.  If you think your symptoms are a red flag, they just might be. 

BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!

Tuesday 04/05/11 Workout Diary:

Spinning class- 45 minutes

total body workout DVD- 55 minutes

Tuesday 04/05/11 Food Diary:

Breakfast-

 2 oz old fashioned oatmeal (187 cal.)

1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)

 A.M.  Snack-

protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (190 cal.)

Lunch-

  5oz organic chicken over 2 cups raw spinach, 9 cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup blanched broccoli, less than 1/8 cup thawed frozen adamame  (230 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1 low-carb, whole wheat tortilla, 1 " square goat cheese (180 cal.)

Dinner-

4 oz Salmon (I pan sear this with seasonings and Pam) ( 240 cal.)

½ cup cooked Quinoa (155 cal)

1 cup brussel sprouts, scallions, 1 piece turkey low-salt bacon crumbles, rosemary olive oil-1 tsp.(110 cal.)

Dessert-

3/4 cup mixed berries with 8 oz 0% Greek yogurt, sprinkle of high fiber cereal (150 cal.)

 TOTAL CALORIES- 1587

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