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Friday June 12/09 - Dr.visit

Friday, June 12, 2009

Today was my doctor's visit to renew my prescription and to get my papers for my blood work.

Well I left the office with no papers because he is so pleased with my progress. Actually he couldn't stop smiling and telling me how good I looked, even told me I could be his poster child.

It's got to be one of the few times I've seen my doctor and felt so good due to my health. He told me my last blood work 3 month average on my blood sugar was borderline of being non-diabetic. I was diagnosed almost 20 years ago with type 2. He still wants me to continue my 4 a day metformin, but if I find my blood sugars dropping to cut my doseage in half.

He checked my blood pressure and it was 120/80 which is perfect.

Then he brought up the subject of surgery, which has been a big concern for me lately. He wants me to lose more weight and be able to maintain my weight, before going for a consultation. I agreed that we'd start the appointment when I got below 200. It's only a consultation, but he wants me to go and let them tell me what they can do for me, all my options.

I told him that I was wearing my smaller pants and they look so good on me, but then here's this big belly hanging half way to my knees, it is discouraging to see. He assures me that if I was to get the surgery done I would feel so much better.

But then of course there is the big cost.... however this is something that we'll deal with when the time comes.

In the meantime I am just beaming from ear to ear at the big improvement in my health, this was why I needed to lose weight and it's working.

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NORMA/MAC 6/26/2009 11:35AM

    GOOD FOR YOU BARB

really wish l could find out what is wrong with me up and down all the time over 2/3 years now?

thanks for the blog remarks

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WILLBOYWONDER 6/25/2009 2:21PM

    Excellent. Keep up what you're doing. When your doc is excited about your numbers, that alone is encouragement. :-)

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SHANSHE 6/15/2009 2:49AM

    What an exciting blog Barb! I LOVE it!
Shan

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FATTY*JEN 6/14/2009 10:56AM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!

That is really exciting!!!


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HEART4ADVENTURE 6/13/2009 9:03PM

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TERESAM1 6/13/2009 3:37PM

    thats my galpal. I am so happy for you that you found something that works for you and you can truly stick with. my search is on and so is my getting more sick and tired of the weight everyday. soon i hope i am sick enough to do something about it

biggest of hugs and congrats to you my friend

teresa

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-LORI-B 6/13/2009 3:32PM

    Barb you are amazing.. You inspire everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So proud of you!!

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LOLAJO54 6/13/2009 10:23AM

    Barb- I'm beaming from ear to ear...lol -love it! emoticon

You are the poster gal.... I have a friend that is take your meds so am telling her to read your story so she will get inspired to finally get healthy and lose!
You are just doing fantastic -keep up the great job!

Thanks Barb!
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NORMA/MAC 6/13/2009 10:14AM

    barb that is so wonderful for you congrats you must be so excited about it

l wish you on going success take care have a nice weekend norma

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BEBRENDA 6/13/2009 8:02AM

    Barbara, It all sounds like great news. Way to go! Keep up the good work! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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MOTHER-NATURE 6/13/2009 6:00AM

    Barbara you are so lucky to have a doctor who is taking part and concern in your over all health ... there are so many doctor now a days that don't even take the time of day to set and really take the time to talk ... it's hello, take this pill, I have another patient outside waiting ... you are in and out the door without evening knowing what you went to see the doctor for in the first place lol lol ... well that is the way it is with my doctor and that is about to change after Monday.

Your doctor has taken the time to go over everything with you and has suggested a good plan for you in regards with the surgery ... in the mean time I know with all my heart that you will continue on doing what is required to help you keep losing the weight and becoming that healthy person that you are so meant to be ... I know you can do it Barbara .. YES YOU CAN !!!

Hugs

NIki

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BOUNCY2 6/13/2009 12:00AM

    emoticon Barbara i know you are so proud of you !! I Know i am of you buddy...YOu are doing it....and for that you should be proud..... emoticon

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CANDYHEART 6/12/2009 11:50PM

    So proud of you! Great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GONANA 6/12/2009 11:26PM

    You are AWESOME!

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RAINBOWMF 6/12/2009 10:40PM

    Again doing the happy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for you.

What great news.
You are doing this for Barbara ! You are so worth it!

Hugs Mary

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KPACE7 6/12/2009 10:16PM

    Good job!! Your hard work is paying off in a BIG way.
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Karen

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ANGIE3925 6/12/2009 10:14PM

    it sounds like you had a great doctor's visit! you are doing so well! keep it up! have a fantastic day!

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A hug, just for you !

Monday, June 08, 2009




There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.

A hug's a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you.

Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.

A hug is an amazing thing
It's just the perfect way
To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say.

It's funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It's always understood.

And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.

  
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BEBRENDA 6/13/2009 8:32AM

    Barbara, Hugs to you! :) Bren emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORMA/MAC 6/9/2009 9:35AM

    love the poem and yes that is me the egg slightly cracked lol have a nice day and hugs to you to norma

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SHANSHE 6/8/2009 11:38PM

    Awww, thanks for the hug! I am hugging you back!
Shan

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LOLAJO54 6/8/2009 9:15PM

    Barb - beautiful-
love the butterflies!

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BOUNCY2 6/8/2009 8:54PM

    Thanks Barbara for sharing.....that is so cute and so true...

LInda

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RAINBOWMF 6/8/2009 7:22PM

    Barbara this is so nice.
I love your butterfly back ground.

Hugs Mary

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CHRISJAKE 6/8/2009 7:17PM

    Barbara reading that poem brought tears to my eyes.

Hugs are the best!!!!

Thank you for sharing that...

Chantelle

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MOTHER-NATURE 6/8/2009 7:09PM

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Barbara ... that poem is so nice, and I love your new butterfly background picture ... beautiful, just beautiful !! .... I will sleep good tonight after seeing this



Thank you

Hugs

Niki

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Saturday June 6th/09

Saturday, June 06, 2009



Trying to keep focused at times seems so hard, what do you have to do to keep yourself motivated.

Myself I need to keep my mind positive and the way I do it is to keep reminding myself at how far I've come.

6 years ago my highest weight was 305 lbs, when I joined Sparks I was at 295 lbs, now I'm at 233 lbs..... yes that's a total of 72 lbs from where I was 6 years ago.

So what has changed in my life in 6 years besides getting older and losing the weight.

My self esteem has returned, my belief in myself is there. I will have my picture taken and like to see what is in the picture.

Going down from size 5X to 1X and an X in some things makes me proud.

Finally being able to fasten the seat belt on the airplane and sitting in a booth at a restaurant.

Able to walk again without too much pain, working out more and being more active overall.

Am I going to let my slow progress stop me from continuing, of course not because to give up now would only get me back where I was 6 years ago and I did not like that unhappy person.

  
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BEBRENDA 6/13/2009 8:38AM

    Barbara, You look beautiful. You are so inspiring to me. It may take me a long time to lose my weight, however, I will get there eventually. There are so many positive changes we notice along the way. Thanks for sharing this journey with me! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NESSY759 6/9/2009 7:34PM

    Barbara i think you look awesome. You are so right you have come too far to let the slowling down to stop you from reaching your goals. That goes for me too. We must stick together and help each other when we struggle thats what we are here for right. Keep going girl you can do it.

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WALKERTXKITTY 6/8/2009 11:29AM

    I believe you'll do it. You've come this far, you can go the distance. Keep at it!

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NORMA/MAC 6/8/2009 11:19AM

    yes you will do it

l need your motivation when my old bones hurt so much

take care and have a great day

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SHANSHE 6/7/2009 10:58PM

    Great job!

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LOLAJO54 6/6/2009 8:44PM

    Barb- I'm with ya all the way baby!
You'll do it!
yep look at how far you have come -live for today.
hugs Jo

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BOUNCY2 6/6/2009 6:41PM

    emoticon emoticon Love your smile!! YOu have came along way Baby!! So So proud of y0u Barbara ROse.....

LInda

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RAINBOWMF 6/6/2009 6:30PM

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You are my hero!

Love Mary

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Thurs. June 4/09

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just an update on this week's progress.

Been to the pool, Monday night and Wednesday night. Ahhh, it does feel just wonderful. First I do the weight machines, last night I even did 5 minutes on the recumbent bike. Then half hour in the pool. Followed by 20 minutes in the hot tub and 10 minutes in the sauna.

Shannon was with me last night so we went out for supper, he had a huge plate of fried clams and french fries. I had one piece of liver and onions and double order of carrots. My meal was delicious.

Then one hour drive from town and an hour watching tv and getting ready for bed.

Did I tell you how good I sleep on the nights that I go to the pool? I don't wake up for about 6 or 7 hours and I'm a person who normally wakes up 3 or 4 times through the night for washroom breaks.

So I think my money is well spent on travelling to town and working out at the hotel's facilities.

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BEBRENDA 6/13/2009 8:45AM

    Barbara, I agree, swimming is wonderful and relaxing! Enjoy it and don't worry about the extra cost--it is so healthy for you.
The more we spend on our health now the less we well spend on health problems later on in life as you know from your good Doctor's report. Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 6/7/2009 10:57PM

    I would agree, I need to go do water aerobics so i can sleep longer without waking up, LOL!

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KAPERK1 6/7/2009 1:55PM

    Sounds great! I'm determined to do three aquaerobics classes a week no matter what. emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 6/6/2009 4:20PM

    I love this blog and the new understanding you have of the process.
Time is all it takes and heck we have lots of time, don't we Friend?

Hugs Mary

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QUEENANNE1953 6/4/2009 9:32PM

    Wow .. Barb .. you are surely getting your money's worth. Good for you.

Hugs
Anne

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BOUNCY2 6/4/2009 3:16PM

    Barbara Rose, YOu are doing great !! I Know how you love swimming....you are on a great journey....and doing so well... hope you are having some fun at the office!! say ha LINda!! Have a safe trip home tonight...today is my ds bd.so we will be going out...

LInda

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WALKERTXKITTY 6/4/2009 11:02AM

    Good job, nice progress!

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GONANA 6/4/2009 10:02AM

    Good Job Barbara!

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-LORI-B 6/4/2009 9:39AM

    I glad you are enjoying the pool and the hotel extras. Sounds like you have a great plan. Nice that hubby went with you.

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LOLAJO54 6/4/2009 9:15AM

    Oh how nice -sounds soooo nice ... you will see results..
enjoy! money well spent!
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RAINBOWMF 6/4/2009 9:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you are on your way to success

Love Mary

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Monday June 1/09

Monday, June 01, 2009

It's the beginning of a new month, a new week.

Time to look over my goals and see where I'm headed this month.

- I had set a goal for 75 lbs by July 1st, I'm at 60 lbs so still have 15 lbs to get off. I don't believe I will reach this by that day, however I am not going to give up trying. i will reach 75 lbs, but what day doesn't matter.

- my reward is going to be a pedicure and manicure, and I already know which one I'm gong to, they even pour the warm wax over your feet, ahhhh I can't wait.

- I've renewed my membership for another 3 months to the pool and facilities, and Shannon is also coming with me. So not only will I be getting a great workout in the pool, but will also be working out on the machines, need some toning and strengthening. Now my feet and knees, which have a tendency to hold me back for exercising, will not come into play with my workouts.

- I have an appt. for my 2nd and last tattoo on June 9th.

How is everyone's goals and rewards coming along ?

  
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BEBRENDA 6/2/2009 11:40AM

    Barbara, I wanted to tell you that you are looking thin in your picture, thin legs! Your goals sound good. I love getting manicures and pedicures. For us, they dip our hands in wax, it feels so great! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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-LORI-B 6/2/2009 9:49AM

    Sounds like good goals to have. You can accomplish this. HUGS

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WALKERTXKITTY 6/1/2009 8:51PM

    I think you CAN make it by the date you set or at least by the end of that month. Those are all good progress measures and do-able goals, keep at it.

For me, I have yet to crack my journal I bought as my first reward. I was going to but computer problems earlier put me in the wrong frame of mind.

You put me right back in the proper one, thanks!

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QUEENANNE1953 6/1/2009 8:05PM

    All DOABLE goals ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANSHE 6/1/2009 4:49PM

    My goals are not the greatest, but you just reminded me to re-evaluate... I will as soon as I can, LOL!

You are doing great yourself!!!
Shan

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SURENDERISNOTME 6/1/2009 4:21PM

    barbararose, you are doing such a good job. Keep up the good work.

Debbie

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LOLAJO54 6/1/2009 11:54AM

    Barb I have faith in you -you will do this!
So glad you and Shannon are working together on this how great is that!
I agree toning is needed you are still young and need to get those arms and legs shapely for sure and the abs are soooo important.
Waiting to see that new tattoo..it is going to be beautiful.
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RAINBOWMF 6/1/2009 8:40AM

    You will reach those 75 lbs removed. Every time you write a blog or a post I feel your excitement and enthusiasm. I am happy you renewed your membership .
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New month and new plans for all of us!

Hugs Mary


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