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It has already been 4 weeks!

If we lived in Palm Coast, the City's "Grass Patrol" would already be fining us for grass that is too high!
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Glad you are feeling better! Don't drink too much water because it does wash out your electrolytes which will cause all your symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite etc. Gatorade is a good option along with the pedialyte. Be sure to take a vitamin with minerals.
Looking forward to some pictures of the NEW home!
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Here are some photos of Keith, the Handy Man, starting on the new Chicken Cage for Judith.

She wanted it close to the house so it would be easy to get to and she could turn the chickens loose in the yard in the late afternoon and close up when they go home to roost in the evening.









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Progress, looking good. It seems Keith has been a blessing to you both. Relax and take it slow. There'll always be tomorrow.
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WE drove over to Flagler Beach to the Dali's Mexican Restaurant which has a bit of a south American flavor.

We don't like the way they do re-fried beans at all but there is plenty of other great stuff to pick from.

We shared some Salsa, Pico de Gallo, and Guacamole



We both had the Steak Del Mar with Shrimp on top which is always excellent. It features Mexican rice with Cilantro in it. (FANTASTIC)

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so glad to see that you're feeling better! You guys do a good job of taking care of each other. Keith looks like he's sweating a lot. Better him than you!!!
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It is time to do some thinking and calculating.

Diet Rite Cola costs $5.39 for a 12-Pack or $.45 each. On a Cruise I can easily drink 20 Diet Colas a day for a total cost of $8.98. (This included carried on Diet Rite Colas and purchases from the Coke Card.)

The Pedialyte costs $5.49 each which makes 3 tall glasses when mixed with ice. Cost per glass is $1.83. and I can easily drink 12 glasses per day so the daily cost averages out to $21.96.

The other day when we ran out of the Pedialyte, I could immediately notice the difference in how I felt without the stuff.

So although we will continue to look for lower cost alternatives, it looks like this will be a new daily health cost for me. It will be offset by not drinking any more Diet Rite Sodas.
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Would the Pedialyte sachets mixed with water be a cheaper way of getting the electrolytes into your system? Could you not drink some Pedialyte drinks and replace others with plain water? You could experiment as see if replacing some of your daily glasses of Pedialyte with water makes you feel the same or worse. Seems a big daily expense but you have to do what it takes to get your energy back 🙂


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Originally posted by Dorset Cruiser
Would the Pedialyte sachets mixed with water be a cheaper way of getting the electrolytes into your system? Could you not drink some Pedialyte drinks and replace others with plain water? You could experiment as see if replacing some of your daily glasses of Pedialyte with water makes you feel the same or worse. Seems a big daily expense but you have to do what it takes to get your energy back 🙂


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Exactly what I was thinking. Why pay for a container and water every time. Amazon has a lot of bulk electrolytes... (some even orange flavored!) Judith would need to determine what ingredients you need, but it wouldn't hurt to run it by your cardiologist too. Some of the ingredients can affect your heart, but I'm sure Judith is monitoring that. How is Judith feeling? I wonder if you guys caught some kind of bug from all the people you've been around lately?

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In the UK we only tend to use Pedialyte equivalents during bouts of sickness in children and adults where they are continually vomiting, in an attempt to replace electrolytes etc. Once they are recovered then the treatment is stopped. They are also used by athletes. Presume you have been doing too much, sweating too much and have severely depleted your supplies of electrolytes. Hopefully you will soon be back to normal and can get back to diet drinks and water to keep your fluids up.

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DAYTONA BEACH — Caribbean cruises have emerged as a tough competitor to traditional beach vacations, but that seafaring option could become an asset to area tourism if a new marketing idea in the works by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau becomes reality.
The visitors bureau is discussing the possibility of marketing beach-cruise packages with Norwegian Cruise Line for passengers sailing out of Port Canaveral. The packages would offer passengers the opportunity to spend several nights before or after a cruise in Daytona Beach, booking stays in area hotels and patronizing area restaurants and attractions, said Evelyn Fine of Mid-Florida Marketing & Research, who came up with the idea.
Fine was directed to pursue the plan at the July board of directors meeting of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority, which funds and oversees the visitors bureau. Fine admittedly is a big fan of cruises when it comes to her own vacations, taking several European voyages in a typical year, but the Daytona Beach proposal is based squarely on visitor research, she said.


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Originally posted by Trainman-2
It is time to do some thinking and calculating.

Diet Rite Cola costs $5.39 for a 12-Pack or $.45 each. On a Cruise I can easily drink 20 Diet Colas a day for a total cost of $8.98. (This included carried on Diet Rite Colas and purchases from the Coke Card.)

The Pedialyte costs $5.49 each which makes 3 tall glasses when mixed with ice. Cost per glass is $1.83. and I can easily drink 12 glasses per day so the daily cost averages out to $21.96.

The other day when we ran out of the Pedialyte, I could immediately notice the difference in how I felt without the stuff.

So although we will continue to look for lower cost alternatives, it looks like this will be a new daily health cost for me. It will be offset by not drinking any more Diet Rite Sodas.
Would Gatorade or Powerade be a more economical choice or does Judith think you need the extra potassium/sodium? http://homegymr.com/pedialyte-vs-gatorade/
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Originally posted by muladybug
Would Gatorade or Powerade be a more economical choice or does Judith think you need the extra potassium/sodium? http://homegymr.com/pedialyte-vs-gatorade/
Our doctor said to water the Gatorade in half before drinking, hubby sorta does - one mouthful of Gatorade, one of water. So funny to see him bring two containers of liquid once he's ready to cool down.

I also get him the low cal due to high sugar. Frequently for sale @ .88 a quart bottle at Publix.
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Originally posted by happicruzer
I also get him the low cal due to high sugar. Frequently for sale @ .88 a quart bottle at Publix.

I would skip the low cal option as well if you are worried about sugar intake since it is loaded with sucralose and high fructose corn syrup.

I stay away from Gatorade, low cal Gatorade, Pedialyte, etc. since they all have that bad stuff. I go to the gym every day and replenish my lost electrolytes after my work out with a handful of raw nuts with a little salt, and an apple and/or avocado.
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Be careful with the electrolytes. When I first started fighting wildland fires they told us to drink one Gatorade to one water. Now it's one Gatorade to 3 waters. On one fire I drank mostly Gatorade and ended up with gout in my big toe. The doctor told me it was directly related to the increased Gatorade input. Never want to repeat that pain again.
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Originally posted by Yorkvillain
I would skip the low cal option as well if you are worried about sugar intake since it is loaded with sucralose and high fructose corn syrup.

I stay away from Gatorade, low cal Gatorade, Pedialyte, etc. since they all have that bad stuff. I go to the gym every day and replenish my lost electrolytes after my work out with a handful of raw nuts with a little salt, and an apple and/or avocado.
Agree. Diet drinks are very addictive. Much better to go down your route with some healthy fruit and nuts and try to just drink water.


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The problem with good ole fashioned water seems to be the lack of taste, or so my husband says. I won't complain over one glass of Gatorade as he has about five large waters over the day.

Yes, we have lemon and limes to add natural flavor but the reason for all the store variety in flavors is a company sales pitch to keep us buying all that stuff.

After reading Jim's post on the number of sodas I thoroughly understand his doctor telling him to cut out soda as there is no nutrition value.
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I am amazed at the amount of soda's and flavoured drinks that you are all drinking.
In Australia we just drink water for hydration. Of course if you are lacking some minerals etc. that has to be treated but we always drink tap water at home and when travelling we buy bottled water.
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How about Smartwater? DH discovered it one year at Disney World, when he was feeling run down by the heat and all the walking. I'm pretty sure it's calorie free.
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