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Is it Spring yet?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I know it's still winter and that silly ground hog doomed us w/ six more weeks of cold but you wouldnt know it by these last few days of warmth, or relative warmth!

I have been enjoying the nice weather by getting the boys out as much as possible. last night all three boys, the dog and I went for a walk after dinner. Today , for the first time ever, we walked up to the school to pick up the big boys from school. It took about 25 minutes and both lil boys walked all the way! On the way home I got Zeke to sit in the stroller so it went a little faster that way, but he still walked a little bit because he wanted to be a big boy!

I can't wait til it's nice all of the time so we can do this more often, not only will it help me get more exercise but it might help Bo lose a pound or two!

Next week I start doing childcare from home so it will also be nice to be able to do pick up w/ more kids in the stroller, make it more of a challenge for me! it will also be fun to have new playmates for the boys! Not to mention it will help us get closer to our financial freedom, which is going really well so far! Loving Dave ramsey!

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CLRICHM 2/11/2009 7:44AM

    I have to bribe Gabe to get him to stay in the stroller for longer stretches. :-P Snacks work, sometimes, so long as their something which he has to concentrate harder on holding or handling (small pieces, or something large like a big apple). Then I remind him that "Mommy won't be able to hear you through the headphones!" so he doesn't start begging to get out five minutes later. ;-D

Of course, that's for runs, where I know he won't be able to match my pace. For walking, he's usually pretty good about keeping up and on track. What's also fun is taking Sam on his bike and Gabe in the jogger.

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Dieting and bulimia

Sunday, February 01, 2009

A friend and I attended a Curves weight management class on Jan 24th. She has been sticking to the diet and has lost 5 lbs in the first week! I am proud of her. She is frustrated w/ me because I am not doing the diet! We don't have the money right now to budget for special diets, it's just "regular" foods but eating healthy is so much more expensive than not! I'm trying to limit portion sizes instead and it seems to be helping.
My biggest issue with dieting is that I tend to over do it, just like most things in my life. I have a propensity to starve myself and then binge later. Leftover bad habits from my teen years when I swear I had an eating disorder. Dean doesnt believe me but I am confident that I am bulemic. I go as far as to not eat for a day and then eat tons later, I just don't do the whole throwing up thing! I also tend to not eat and then over exercise to make things even worse. So I know if I tell myself I am dieting I'll go back into this negative pattern and I'm trying to avoid doing that. I still tend to do this to an extent but I'm aware of it so I try harder. I am wondering if I need to seek counseling for bulimia before I ever try to "diet" again. I am aware of the problem so that's the first step towards healing right? I just wish Dean would see it too so I didnt have to be alone in this battle with it. I think because it's such an internal thought process he just doesnt see it, plus he's not around Mon-Friday when I have all day to not eat. not to mention the kids keep us so busy with their eating issues who has time to focus on much else!
When I was pregnant with each boy I had gest. diabetes and had to be on insulin and a special diabetic diet. I was great about the diet, too good in fact that my sugar would be out of whack and I'd have issues and weight loss. The docs were always concerned because I always kept losing weight the farther into the pregnancy I got, why Dean didn't see my eating issues then I'll never know! The diet I had to do then is very similar to the Curves one and I know I can do it and I know I will lose weight but I also know I have the potential to make the wrong choices, like the choices to not eat and then to over eat.
I'm sharing this here as a form of accountability and also in hopes Dean will begin to help me with this since he reads this! :-)

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HOUSE! 2/2/2009 10:20AM

    Amy, Actually 'eating healthy' vs. 'dieting' makes a lot sense to me. Then I again I don't know that much about your background and very little about bulimia other than it is a serious matter.

I'm sure I am not the only one who is concerned about you but doesn't know what to say, but we'll be praying for you.


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GIRLEAGLE 2/1/2009 12:28PM

  Dear Amymck,
Thank you for sharing your problem with us. You are right to be concerned. In reading the Spark material under Healhy Lifestyle I clicked on info for Bulemia and Anorexia. Please read the one one Bulemia. It states that restricting eating and then binging is a real problem. And having the restricted eating or overexercising . One does not have to purge, having these other symptoms of restricted eating and/or overexercising and binging is enough.
I am by no means diagnosing you. But the problems as you share sounds serious. Serious enough to speak to a doctor about it. If your own doctor does not take is seriously perhaps there is on in the area who actually specializes in it.
You could try googling for this. Also I am sure there are support groups for this, its is just a matter of finding them. Again googling Cincinnati support groups for bulemia might help.
Please be sure to keep in touch with us on this matter. I sugest you post a prayer request maybe asking for prayer for possible bulemia and guidance in getting help so we can all pray for you. and that people can check your blogfor mor info.
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate in addition to this you have shared a lot of health issues and having to care for your children alone during the week. All of that may play into your eating problem.
As far as finding it hard to eat special foods; we should be able to eat 'regular' foods as you say in moderation. And getting a few things, like maybe those raw mini carrots and whole wheat bread instead of other kinds. Eggs are a good low cost of protein. Aldi's seems to have fresh vegetables at a good price, so maybe getting one or two that is in your budget and trying to do frozen veggies otherwise might also help. Sometimes the grocery stores have good sales on items we want to include, we just have to watch the flyers.
Most importanly, please read over the material Sparkpeople has on bulemia and ask your husband to read it too. And speak to your doctor as soon as you can.
I will try to get more info for you about local help and send it to you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Vineyard Teamleader

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Weighing In

Thursday, January 29, 2009

got weighed and measured at curves on 1/24, then again today.
here's the results:
lbs lost = 7.75
inches lost = 4.25
body fat ls lost = 5.98
that's just in 5 days!! not too bad huh!??! I've worked out at least 3 times a week since January 1st. wohoo!!

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HOUSE! 1/30/2009 8:45AM

    "not too bad?" - I'd say that's fantastic!!

Keep doing what you're doing!!

Comment edited on: 1/30/2009 8:45:57 AM

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GIRLEAGLE 1/29/2009 9:31PM

  You go girl !!! emoticon

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a new year a new me? not quite yet

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I had a goal of losing weight before my 30th birthday. This past weekend I reached my 30th birthday but my weight lose goal had to be put on hold after 3 months of back to back surgeries. I've finally trying to get back into a routine and am going to curves 3-4 times a week. i've already lost 4-5 lbs since the beginning of January so it's helping but my body isnt quite ready for a full schedule I suppose since I've been bombared w/ several different infections since my surgeries. Today I'm battling an infection in my foot from the dissolvable stitches not dissolving, a sinus infection and bronchitis and a few weeks ago had a uti that the dr said was a result of my hysterectomy.
Trying to lose weight so I can hopefully get healthier and prevent my rising blood pressure from being a problem as well as to avoid type 2 diabetes as I'm currently pre-diabetic and have a family history of it so it's looming just waiting for it's chance to jump on board all my other health battles.
maybe I can meet my weight lose goal for my 31st b/day!! :-)
as a family we're starting to do a journey toward financial peace as well, physical peace would be great too!

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GIRLEAGLE 1/22/2009 11:34PM

  Happy Birthday, I can relate to health issues being a barrier to weight loss. And you sure have had plenty of them. I sprained my foot over 4 months ago and its still not right. Am working with a dr on it. I can walk, just not for a long a time as I used to.
It is great you are able to do curves, it seems like a great program. Unfortunately I'm not able to do weights. It would really mess up with the Firbromyalgia and other stuff I have,
You are an inspiration by not giving up. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
I am started a prayer thread going, so we can all pray for each other. Maybe you could put your prayer request for healing on it if you want. I wonder if a blog would be better. I feel that prayer is so important. Speaking of prayer I pray for you right now. Lord please touch your daughter with your healing touch. She has so many areas of need. You are Jehovah Raphe our Healer,please show yourself that way now. And I pray for a spirit of Encouragement to be upon her also. In Jesus' name

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JTGERMANN 1/22/2009 1:28PM

  Happy Birthday Amy.

I can relate. I have had times like these.
When I was in my late 20's I was going to pieces.
I thought I was going to be someone in poor health all my life.
Now I am in my late 30's and I feel like I can do just about anything.
Problem is I don't seem to have any motivation left.
Guess that is why I am here on sparkpeople.
Hang in there. This time will pass.

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HOUSE! 1/21/2009 3:21PM

    First of all - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

It sounds like you are off to a great start in 2009, even with the various complications you are dealing with!

Hoping & praying for a complete recovery for you in all areas so that you can continue with your progress.


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