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Put myself last and I was ok with it...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Last Wednesday my husband took my daughter to CHOP to have a scheduled CT scan and shunt series done so we could rule out shunt malfunction and move on to other tests to see why she was having frequent headaches and double vision. She never left the hospital as tests showed enlarged ventricles and she was admitted for surgery for shunt malfunction scheduled on Thursday. She pulled through with flying colors and came home on Friday. Saturday was a fog as she and her father and I still were in a daze from the past few days. From the moment I got the call from Neurosurgery until this morning I didn't exercise, watch what I ate, tracked calories or even thought about myself. I put myself last because my daughter came first and I was ok with that. Today is a new day and knowing that she is back to herself today allowed me to finally breathe and concentrate on me. Life is going to throw curveballs and you must allow the bad days to happen along with the good otherwise, you are not really living.


Struggling but not giving up...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

So I was on this determined road in January to lose weight, get fit and had this glorious notion that if I walked three times a week and stopped ordering hoagies and large unhealthy breakfasts that I would see changes. I did for about two months and lost 7 pounds and then, wham! I gained it all back and had no idea why. I would read all kinds of articles, try different strategies and nothing seemed to work. I felt like the more I read, the more that my health, eating, excersising seemed like a science I couldn't figure out. My doctor suggested seeing a nutrionist. I had my first meeting with her over a week ago and as much as I hated the idea of keeping a food diary (again, counting calories was a science I kept getting frustrated with) I have been doing so since my appointment. It truely is an eye opener and I have found myself trying to pick the better options that are best for me. I am down 2 pounds since my first meeting and I see her again next month. It is not easy and nothing is easy if you are looking for positive results. I struggle every day but I don't give up.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 4/23/2013 12:04PM

    Good for you! I hope this works out well for you. It is a struggle, especially when you aren't seeing the results you would like.

Look for other positive changes as well, other than just the scale. I began this journey only wanting to lose weight, but once I started excercising regularly, I began noticing my clothes getting looser, and later on my belly was shrinking, and my waistline was returning. I never expected that, because I wasn't really working out real hard or anything. And I began noticing toning in my arms, butt, etc, and I feel great. It didn't happen quickly, but it has been more important to me than just lbs.

Never give up! There's so much to look forward too!

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THEEXERCISER 4/23/2013 11:24AM

    This is a learning process for all of us emoticon emoticon

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Not Giving Up!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I got a little off track the past few days. Pretty much, life got in the way. By mid week I had stopped tracking. Between work, evening activities with the kids (track and field year end party/Barnes and Noble night for the school/cub scouts overnight camping trip) and headaches I have had since Wednesday I just found myself not having the time to think about me. I didn't go crazy with food but I know I didn't measure, read serving suggestions or things of that nature. However, I am not giving up. I keep in the back of my mind that there are going to be setbacks and that I have to keep up with the baby steps or I will set myself up for failure. In the past I would not think this way and just give up. I am NOT giving up.

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ABELFDM 7/17/2012 9:32PM

    Angie, it is very ironic that you posted to this blog for I have been WAY off track since the post was originally made. I thought the summer was going to be easier but I have found that I am just too tired when I get home from work to even care about what I eat, how I eat, exercise....sitting in front of the computer at work just drains me and I am in a rut so any motivation you can give would be greatly appreciated!



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IRISHANGIE1 7/17/2012 11:37AM

    Good for you Monica!!!, nothing can hold us down we can and we will all see this journey through together!!!

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J0ETTE 6/10/2012 12:59PM

    Yay! Happy you are able to have life creep in and not derail you completely! :)

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Today I went to put my bagel in the toaster at work and I noticed the little green specs. I had to throw it out. I didn't want to wait until lunch to eat so I ordered breakfast. Two weeks ago I would have ordered a bacon, egg and extra cheese on a long roll. Instead I ordered a farmer's omelette that had bacon, onions, green peppers and tomatoes in it along with some cheese. It also came with home fried potatoes and toast. I orderd the wheat over rye. Two weeks ago I would have ate the ENTIRE thing. Today, I looked at it all and thought how it was way too much food. I ate the omelette, one piece of toast and about a 1/3 of the potatoes and knew to stop. Potato anything is my weakness but I was able to just eat a little of them rather than the whole thing which I was proud of. It is not the big things but the little things that make me realize that I can do this, one step at a time.

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    emoticonI only 'tried' to lose weight once in my life. at that time i was a student and rarely cooked at home. The secret to my success was eating half portions. It does make a difference!!!
Keep up the good work and enjoy the journey!!! emoticon

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J0ETTE 6/6/2012 11:11PM

    Yay! Wonderful baby steps.. Exercising the willpower muscle makes it grow stronger. ;)

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LISAKAY881 6/6/2012 9:11PM

    Little steps at a time!!! Good job!! : )

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LINDA7668 6/6/2012 9:10PM

    Great job! emoticon

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