I joined heart connect because my family has a history of heart disease and I haven't been taking care of mine like I should. I am a 20 year old married college student so we are on the go all the time! So naturally, instead of cooking healthy meals at home, we often times turn to the golden arches for a quick dinner. Because of these terrible habbits, I am about 100 pounds overweight and my husband is about 75 pounds overweight. In addition to being overweight, I also have an overactive thyroid and (I'm not sure if this is related or not) my husband also suffers bad nosebleeds (I'm talking steadily bleeding for a good minute or two probably 2-3 times a week). We have been trying to eat better and exercise more, but with our schedules it seems impossible. Our eyes were really opened this past summer when my best friend's mom passed away suddenly in her early 50's. She was at work when her vision went white and she couldn't remember how to help her customers. She frantically called her son (my best friend) crying because she forgot how to do her job and a co-worker had become frustrated to the point of screaming at her. Her son immediately took her to the hospital and they figured she had experienced a stroke and she had some blockage and some fluid on her brain. They decided to perform surgery. While in surgery, she suffered a heart attack, but pulled through alright. The doctor's put her on blood thinners, but then she soon had bleeding on the brain. She suffered another heart attack and we thing possibly a stroke before being pronounced dead three days later. My best friend was devistated! He was only 18 at the time his mother passed away and they had one of the strongest bonds I've ever seen between a mother and her son!
I guess what I'm asking for here is some advice! My husband and I have taken the first step by deciding we want to do more to take care of ourselves and now we need to put this into action! Does anyone have any tips? What I have really been searching for (and haven't been able to find too much online) is some healthy meals we can make ahead of time, freeze, and re-heat for those days when we are too busy to cook!
Thanks for all the help! There's a lot of love on this network…I can feel it already!
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