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Things could be worse.....

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Well here I was having a pity party after talking to my doctor's office this morning. He reduced my thyroid meds again and I'm afraid that I'll gain weight. So I decided to do my SP huddles to kind of raise my spirits a bit. When I do the huddles, I usually try to offer support to anyone who indicates a need for it. So, that's what I started out doing. When I read this one person's page and blog I thought to myself, "Self, what are you whining about? Here is a person who is in dire straits and you're down because of your thyroid meds? Pull yourself up and get on with it already!!!" So, I started offering them words of encouragement and suddenly I felt better too. In helping someone else, I remembered just how good my life actually is and how petty I was being. Now I don't feel sorry for myself any more - I feel like I've actually been blessed with a pretty great lot in life. I guess that's the whole purpose of the message boards, emails and huddles. They give us the boost we need to get our motors started. Thanks Spark People for providing that much needed place for us to go to get that little boost every day.

  
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ONGNAMO 2/5/2009 10:55AM

    Thanks for the support on my spark page. I love your philosophy of helping others.

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CINNIEMAY 2/4/2009 5:34PM

    I know that you are always there for me! You can do it! Take care of yourself!

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BUSBYBOTTOM 2/3/2009 5:55PM

    You certainly supported me yesterday. Many thanks for lifting my spirits. Praying for your health.
Blessings,
Vicky

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LUCKYDUCK2 2/3/2009 4:17PM

    Take heart....I was on thyroid pills and they took me off them cold turkey because of nodules growing on my thyroid now. They want to see if the growths are being stimulated by the med. SIGH

Like you...I panicked. Then I thought...ok, before I started here and I was on the Med's..I was not losing any weight. Yes, I gained weight without the med but once on it , all I did was sort of level out.

I have gone back to eating every three hours....and moving for 10 minutes three times a day...and eating a protein /carb combination. NO carbs alone. LOL And I am still losing. At first as your body adjusts, you may find a weight gain. I did for about three weeks and then starting on the downslope again.

Good luck...keep fighting the good fight.

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Reflection on the January 2009 Challenge

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I started off the January Challenge with a bang! I was exercising and logging my food and exercise on SP and I dropped 3 pounds. I was feeling like I was getting my life under control and I was on top of the world. Then the problem with my foot happened. My mom used to call these moments God's way of reminding us who is in control. She also used to remind me that when you're "leveled" like that, God has other plans for your time. I thought that I'd get really depressed and eat my way through it. But surprise!!! I tried to stay in my range and I designed an alternate exercise program. End result was that I maintained at 245 (I started at 248). Overall I'm very pleased. I've really learned a lot about flexibility when it comes to my plans. Sometimes you have to come up with a plan B, which is what I did for the month of January. I switched the focus from my exercise and food consumption to developing me on the inside (and while I was doing that, nourishing my body). I've been taking a hard look at my childhood and why I do the things I do as an adult. It has been filled with some very painful realizations that have helped me to see and understand just where I'm headed at this point in my life. I have the time to study what makes me do what I do and how I can improve certain aspects of my life. I have found the silver lining in the cloud. I'm not finished yet and I'm starting to write in a personal journal every day - starting Feb. 1st. Every time I write, I'll address what I see as problem areas in me. I will jot down some possible answers, some thoughts and then spend some time thinking about them. Because of the intensely personal nature I won't be doing them on SP as I don't think they would be appropriate. This is something that I've been meaning to do for a long time. I could never find the time within my busy schedule, so God has stepped in and created it for me. It is a golden growth opportunity for me and I fully intend to take advantage of it and grow as much as I can. I'm a little scared and a lot excited about the prospect of beginning this new journey into my personal growth and how it will affect my other journey into weight loss and becoming physically healthy. Undoubtedly, I will be embarking upon a journey that will help me to grow both inside and out - emotionally, spiritually and physically. That's kind of a daunting undertaking. Am I up to the challenge? You bet I am. With God's help, the love of my family and the support of my friends, including my SP buddies, I really feel that I'll be a success.
Well here I go now, off to begin my new journey...........

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 2/1/2009 12:10AM

    This truly is a journey for good health....body, mind and Soul! All three components must be addressed for total success. Yep, you ARE going to be one of our success stories!

You took a negative....found your focus and turned it around. You did GREAT for January! You will do great in February too. I just know it!

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I drove to the doctor today

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today I drove to the doctor's office. (I have a removable boot and am allowed to drive for doctor's visits) She wasn't the foot doctor so no news there. It was like being let out of jail!!! I felt like I was in control for the first time in a week. Now I'm back home again but just getting out of the house was great therapy for my soul. That's two days in a row! I'm getting spoiled and I deserve it! lol

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/29/2009 1:44PM

    You deserve every thing positive and good! I am so glad you are getting some mobility and freedom back.

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Hubby to the rescue

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today, my cabin fever is sooooo much better. I vacuumed and mopped the floors from a chair (whenever possible), cleaned the sinks and toilets in the bathrooms and washed/dried all of the throw rugs and put them back down. Yesterday I did 4 loads of laundry, I can't tell you how many trips it was with the crutches to get all of the clean stuff put away. It was tricky with crutches but I managed. I did my weight training from bed when I was finished with my chores. I slept like a baby last night. Tonight I'll do some more weights and stretches.

Today, my wonderful hubby left work an hour early so he could drive me to the store and I could ride around in a little cart and do grocery shopping. It was wonderful to get out of the house!!! Who would have thought that Wal Mart in the afternoon would be a recreational activity! I am so blessed with the best hubby ever! I'll sleep great tonight too I'll bet! (1/29/09 and I did too!)

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/28/2009 9:48PM

    You have such a strong and positive attitude. You are doing so many things right to make this bad situation work . Wow on all that you got done.

Ya for sweet hubbies! Yours sounds like a keeper. Have a good nights sleep and another great day tomorrow.

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Cabin Fever

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today I have cabin fever. I'm going to go and do my weight routine and see if that helps. If I'm this way already, I can't imagine what I'll be like in another few weeks. My doctor's appointment on Thursday is looking better and better - if only for an opportunity to be allowed to drive and get out of the house. I know that I need to heal and stay off my foot as much as possible but the inactivity is already getting to me. I feel like I'm sitting and watching my thighs grow fatter every day! lol
Oh well, as my mother used to say, this too will pass. Off to do weights..... emoticon

  
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LUCKYDUCK2 1/27/2009 3:31PM

    When I hit an obstacle...I remind myself that "all is temporary'. I hear you on the cabin fever. SIGH Me too. Enjoy your workout and you be careful on the ice with those crutches!
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Just remembered...your in Florida, right? LOL...forget the ice comment. My cabin fever is Winter snow and ice and below zero temps without wind chill taken into consideration. Double SIGH

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