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What is it about this week?!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I don't know what it is about this week. I got the results of my saliva test only to confirm what I already know. My hormones are out of balance. I have been suffering with the hot flashes and night sweats for years only for doctors to tell me that I am fine. They tell me I am too young for the change, etc. Despite the fact that early menopause runs in my family. I finally found a doctor that told me the blood test isn't as accurate as the saliva test.

But for some weird reason, ever since I found out the results of the test, my workouts seem harder! I am finding it hard to keep going on my jog. is this normal for starting up a running routine in my early 40's or are the hormones wreaking havoc with my workouts as well?

If you have the answer to that one, I am really interested in hearing from you.

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BLUEMRSM 4/26/2011 4:28PM

    Yup, those saliva tests give interesting info. DId it check cortisol too? So glad you kept at it until you had an answer. As someone who started running at 53, I didn't see that hormones impacted it, but some days if I hadn't eaten enough or recently enough, wasn't fully hydrated or didn't eat sufficient protein that day or the day before, I had no energy. I also learned later that I'm gluten intolerant and eating gluten sucks out all the energy in me. Some people seem to have an even level of energy no matter what, and others seem very sensitive. Good luck with your running!

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After the Fast

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I am back on track. I don't crave the junky stuff after fasting for 2 days. It is easier to stay on track and I am well rested as I didn't do any exercise. My 5K workout was great today. I don't feel to tired afterwards! I think my muscles needed the extra break. I may have been fatigued. I am eating well again and I am finally under 150 pounds. The last time I was at this weight was after my first child was born. I was actually underweight when I got pregnant with her - A LOT! I think I only weighed 117 pounds. Considering my ideal weight is 130, that is a huge difference. So, having my first kid actually helped me get to a healthy weight. Right now, I feel good about myself. I am still trying to lose the last 10 or so and I hope that I can do that by June. But, I am not going to worry too much about the time that it takes. I am enjoying the journey of getting there. I am getting back into running shape and that has me excited! I will update my profile picture sometime soon so that the new me can be seen!

Now, back to the laundry - UGHH!

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PATTISWIMMER 4/7/2011 2:52PM

    emoticon you are doing good... I wish I was close to that weight

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Fasting for 2 days

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I am fasting today and tomorrow because my intestines are not happy with me. My doctor told me to give them a rest by not making them work to digest. That means no exercise today or tomorrow. This will be a challenge now that I am back into running. My muscles will be screaming "why aren't you out there working us out?!" I don't know how to just sit around all day! This will be good as I also use this time to engage in my 40 days of prayer that our church is doing while we are looking for a new pastor. Every time I feel hungry, I will drink a big glass of water with lemon and pray at the same time. This might be a good strategy to use even when I get back to eating 3 meals and 2 snacks. When I feel like junking out, I will drink a big glass of water with lemon and pray while I go for a walk around the block (or 2 blocks if the need is still there).


A rotten way to lose a pound!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Last night I think I was hit by the food poisoning bug. I didn't feel bad but I did lose the contents wholly and completely last night over a 2 hour period. Today is supposed to be my 5k day. I am not sure what to do with that. I feel fine right now. I could definitely walk it. I really want to jog it though. I am going to see how it goes with eating breakfast and take it from there. I don't want to overtax my body. But, my excitement sometimes gets in the way of better judgement. Hopefully, I won't see too many of those weight loss nights anytime soon. I prefer to do it the old-fashioned healthy way with great diet and exercise! I am becoming an exercise junkie again!

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FREES1 3/25/2011 2:35PM

    definitely not fun!! I do hope the 5K goes/went well

oops - I see that it WENT well - so cool! glad you were able to do it- you must be proud, as you should be! Congrats

love the photo on your wallpaper!

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Spring Break overview

Monday, March 21, 2011

I can definitely say that I had fun during our Spring Break. I can even say that I got some things done. We replaced plants that we lost in the freeze and mulched the yard. Nutritionally, I was up and down. The good news, I didn't gain any weight. The bad news, I didn't lose any either. I seemed to have plateaued and I am trying to work through it. Any suggestions as to how I do this? I haven't had to do this before. I would really like to get to 140 pounds by the Summer. I plan on giving myself a manicure and pedicure if I can get below 150 - I only have to lose 2 pounds to get there. I want to buy a whole new wardrobe if I get to 140. I am surviving on shorts with drawstrings and my T-shirts.

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TKESLER99 3/21/2011 9:12AM

    Sounds like a nice break. We don't get ours until the end of April.
Not Gaining is good.
I wish I had some advice about the plateau , I am interested in reading advise from others.

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KELLIGIRL523 3/21/2011 7:39AM

    Sounds like fun! I went to El Paso last month to visit my oldest daughter and grandsons - it was a great time!

emoticon Kelli

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