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JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,227
9/6/13 8:54 A

emoticon Just keep working on getting that scale to go down and DON'T QUIT.

Dr. Mercola writes a lot about bad root canals and how they can leave people with bacteria growing there and cause lots of health issues that people don't recognize, but think they are auto-immune illnesses, etc. I'm glad u got yours corrected. He recommends people have a "dental implant" put in rather than a root canal and crown, but for many the cost is the issue. My son needs a RC & crown & our dentist who is very honest said the cost is $2000. (We don't have dental insurance anymore.)

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8/25/13 9:21 P

These last two weeks have been depressing. After stepping on the scale and seeing a three pound loss (very exciting!) I had extensive oral surgery to correct a bad root canal the next day. The incision didn't close the way it was supposed to, and it didn't heal as much as they thought it should and frankly, it hurt worse after than when I had my kids! It doesn't help that I won't take prescription painkillers...last time I had one I had a reaction and it was difficult to breathe.

What's depressing is I really haven't been able to exercise since I had it done, and although I'm still tracking my calories I'm afraid that I'm going to lose my motivation. The first week I was too dizzy to do more than walk from the car to the gate to pick up my daughter at school, and even now if I get my heart rate raised, it starts the surgery area throbbing again. They took a picture of my daughter and I at the kids' birthday party today, and even though I've lost 8 pounds, I really don't see any change. I want to lose a total of thirty pounds, so I've lost almost a third, shouldn't I be able to tell? Yes....pants fit better, and I can tell I've lost several inches in my waist, but... *whine whine whine*

I just need to knuckle down and exercise again but haven't been able to yet. We are in the heart of rainy season now, so it's raining every night, and frankly, with the humidity and all, I don't want to go walking! I found my 30 Day Shred DVD and I want to do that, but I'm afraid I won't be able to do it without getting my jaw started throbbing again. I guess I'm chicken. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,227
7/29/13 5:07 A

I love going to the bowling alley. So much fun. emoticon

Dr. Mercola says it is a myth that be can't get back to our younger weight, as it really is more important for us to be at a normal BMI when we are older because of all of the illness associated with obesity when we are older. (My obese friend from high school, who will be 63 this week, is terminal now with cancer. I'm so sad for her. she wasn't fat as a young person.)
So, we just need to stay working at getting healthy.

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7/27/13 10:11 P

Yesterday was a NOT GOOD day calorie wise, so I'm counting it as a treat day. LOLOL...haven't had many of them (which is why I'm losing weight!) but yesterday was truly BAD. I was fine until I found out that Paige was going to a sleepover and I had a chance to go pick up the toolbox for Jordan's birthday that was on sale. Angela and I went to Harbor Freight and got the box and some tools for him while he stayed home with baby Jayson. Then I took the kids (and my sweetie pie Jayson) to dinner at their favorite, the Olive Garden. Oh yeah....let's just call it Sin City! At that point I knew that keeping to the calorie count was out of the picture, but I think I still did pretty good. I had salad, a breadstick and a half, and a seafood combo plate. 3 ravioli's stuffed with shrimp, some sort of broiled shrimp but it had a coating, and shrimp alfredo. I ate the shrimp out of the alfredo and left the linguini. I don't really know what it was all called, but I figure it had to be a somewhat good choice...I had everyone eat one of the shrimp with the coating on it, and NO dessert, no drinks, and didn't take the pasta home. I counted the meal the best way I could counting all the shrimp alfredo and natch, I was way over. But one day is fine. Until I went bowling with the work crew today (wayyyy fun!) and there was pizza!) I'm at the top of my calorie range for today, but just squeaked in. My feet are KILLING me from all afternoon at the bowling alley so I came home and put them UP. I didn't actually bowl, so I can't count that as my workout, LOL!! I'm so CLOSE to the fitness minutes goal for the month that I can TASTE it! I'll make it tomorrow, I want to get out in the yard and work and then I'll walk later when it cools down. LOL...I'm gonna hate to see it when August comes and my fitness ticker starts over again!

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7/23/13 7:05 P

Today I'm emoticon cuz I got up too early and watched HGTV. Now I'm emoticon and this is what I should eat: emoticon emoticon emoticon . This is what I WANT to eat: emoticon emoticon emoticon . But I won't eat it cuz I still have to go and emoticon .....

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7/22/13 6:12 P

TY for the insight Jibbie! I hadn't thought of it that way, and thinking in terms of just 5 pounds is easier. I took the pictures into my office today (I work from home) and they didn't bother me as much today as they did yesterday. Must have got acclimated after that shock. In my head I'm still a 25 year old beanpole... *sigh* Healthy imagination for sure!!!

It never helps when I look at pix at my Mom's house and out of my entire family of 9 brothers and sisters, only one brother and I ever have to watch our weight. *sigh* But 5 pounds at a time are bites I can do... I don't step on the scale very often, simply because IT DOESN'T MOVE THAT OFTEN. Hahaha...I'm hell on scales. One memorable time after my oldest child was born I stepped on one, then marched it out the front door and sent it sailing across the road into a heap of scrap.

*ahem* That was 20 years ago. Now I wouldn't do such a thing, I hate scales, why PAY for another one? My jeans are looser, and I was able to tighten my belt a little over an inch more than when I started back on Spark.

THAT said. (Here's where the whining comes in) I WANT TO ZAP THE FAT AWAY. I want my goal MET NOW! I want my entire oversized walk-in closet of NOT oversized clothes to fit again TODAY!

Realistically, I'd be happy losing 20 lbs. But to meet my goal of what my weight was PRE-40 yrs old, and pre-sendentary job, I'd have to lose 35. I've decided I'll lose the twenty and then probably just maintain for awhile and then start a second goal for some portion of the rest. Not sure how realistic it is to try and get down to that weight though, because I'm NOT 25 anymore.

But 5 lbs at a time. I like that. Great thought, and it makes me want to tie on the running shoes and hit the streets....hahahaha...for a nice hard...walk. Someday I'll work up to running, maybe after the first couple of 5 pounds are gone, and once it's not 100 degrees every afternoon.

And I'm sure that one day I'll love those god awful pictures of my thighs. Because I can put the 'after' pix next to them. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,227
7/22/13 4:26 A

I'm so happy you only have 20# to release and didn't wait like MOST people until they need to drop 80#. emoticon You can release FIVE POUNDS, Four Times.

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7/21/13 5:01 P

I just saw photos of me from 2 months ago, and I look HUGE! I admit, I'm not obese but I have to lose 20 pounds before I can look at myself in the mirror again. I don't actually HAVE a full length mirror in my house so it's easy for me to "imagine" that I'm not as big as I am. I've been doing really well with tracking everything, and I'm working out and enjoying it but see pix of me (wearing SHORTS with THIGHS THIGHS EVERYWHERE!) OMG...someone get me a shock blanket!

I'm so freaking depressed right now, and the idea that I LOOK LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME is killing me. And making me want to go to the local pizza buffet and drown my sorrows in endless varieties of pizza and desserts.

Yes, completely illogical and absolutely NOT the thing to do...but...god...why are 'fat' pictures supposed to be motivational? I am NOT feeling motivated right now!

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