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I'm always going to be fat!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I hate the scale! I've been gaining and losing the same 5 pounds all summer. I weighed myself this morning and I'd gained 3.4 pounds!

I exercise 6 days a week. I keep in my calorie range most of the time. I drink my water. What else can I do?

And, I know what the platitudes are: "Maybe you're retaining water", "It's probably muscle", etc., etc.

ARRRRGGGHHHH!

  
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TOOTSBABY 9/22/2008 9:17PM

    Hey Girl....Don't you quit on me, I/We need you to hang in with us...The advice is great from everyone. Another challenge like this one without the scale will be a great one. And yes, I danced with the same weight for a longggggggg time then all of a sudden it started dropping again...I just stayed the course even when I sounded like you now only then I didn't have anyone to listen to me....It's taken me since March 2007 to lose 16 pounds and five of it has been since I joined SP in June....So you just hang tough and remember we are here. When you think fat......Think I'm a Fantastically, Attractive Thin Woman already .
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Throw out the scale....get an outfit to work towards....maybe a size smaller keep it within range.....you can get another when you get into that one and the beat goes on......Pam

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NURSEMOMTOTHREE 9/22/2008 7:27PM

    Everyone is giving you great advice....measure inches, observe your endurance level, the way your clothes fit and how you feel.

Maybe it's time to revamp our arthritis challenge - go for a month without weighing. We can brainstorm another way to choose the winning team.

If you must use the scale - take a good look at it..... are you wearing the same thing every time? weighing at the same time? is your scale old and needs to be replaced? take a look at those things also.

Hang in there....you're getting healthier, even if the scale is stubborn. emoticon

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MARIARITA1 9/22/2008 2:24PM

    I have been stuck too for many many months, and I eat all the right things and excercise. I have an underactive thyroid, and I do think that is my reasons. I am just glad that at least it is not going up, but I have teetered 3 pounds up and down for many many months, it is upsetting, but I feel healthy and happy and strong, so maybe it is best not to focus on the scale. I wrote a blog myself and included my saddness with the scale. I did get on and the weight was the same again. I guess know that you are healthy as that is the most important thing.

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LINTAM 9/22/2008 10:27AM

    I agree with both posters.
I just put my scale away too. I have yo-yoed back and forth for so long I'm tired of looking at the dumb scale. emoticon My clothes fit looser now so I take that as a very good sign. I measured myself and I have lost inches. Another good sign. Try not to stress over your weight ups and downs. If you're like me that will just make you want to grab a food you don't need and munch away.
Keep up your exercise! Wish I could exercise more. You're doing all the right things. It just may take a while to realize how good you really are doing. emoticon Try putting your scales away for a few weeks.
The word 'Weight' has been on my mind for so many years. Waaah I'm trying to do all the right things and just not think about it all the time. Easier said than done sometimes however.
Lin

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ITSME51 9/22/2008 9:28AM

    Stay positive.... and speaking from my own experience I try to always stay as close as possible to the lowest end of my calorie range and not go over the high end. I know that if I can do it, you can too. Just try to go at least 2 weeks with keeping your calorie intake at the low end of your range and I am sure you will see a difference. Keep smiling!!!

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WYCKEDSTEPMOM 9/22/2008 7:26AM

    Maybe it's time to put away the scale and concentrate on how you're feeling? Do you have more energy? Do your clothes fit better? This is the first program I've done NOT using a scale, and while I'm torn between wanting the affirmation of seeing the numbers drop, I don't have the frustration of seeing them not drop when I think they should.

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Spark Friend in Hospital

Thursday, September 18, 2008

One of the members (and my friend) from my Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis team is in the hospital and isn't doing well at all. Her Spark Name is TRAINOF4 and her Spark Page has the latest updates on her health. Please pray that she gets better.

Thank you.

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MOLLIEMAC 9/19/2008 9:05AM

    Joanna, I wish her well...MJ emoticon

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Back from vacation

Saturday, August 09, 2008


This is where I was for the last week. Nice "cottage", eh? It was great. There were 10 people there (me, my dad, two of my sisters and their husbands and kids). But, the cottage was so big, we all had plenty of privacy and quiet if we wanted it.

The lake was also quiet and calm. I read 4 novels. I also did 3 times as much exercise as I usually do and gained point 2 pounds but we ate tons more than I usually do, too, so I figure that's not bad. My sisters and their families seem to eat every 3 or so hours and not always healthfully but since I'm avoiding wheat, I didn't have any of the chocolate chip cookies or muffins or pancakes that my sister made so that's probably good, too (but it sure was tempting because they smelled so good).

It's raining here all weekend and then it's back to work on Monday, when it's supposed to be sunny again (figures). I'll just have to look forward to my next vacation/time off, which will be the first week of September. That's not too far away...

  
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GEMMAJO 8/18/2008 6:12AM

    wow the cottage looks awsome welcome back I ve just come back from a short break away

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CDRAKEAK 8/10/2008 5:09PM

    Joanna, that looks like an awesome place to vacation! It sounds like you had an awesome time.

Welcome back!

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MOLLIEMAC 8/10/2008 10:22AM

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful place to veg out. Good on you for resisting the baked goods, BTW....MJ :)

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This Damp is Making Me Ache or

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away....

We've had 10 inches of rain since May of this year, which is 7 inches more than we had last year and I want it to stop. Not only does the damp make me achy but I look forward to the summer for the sunshine. I miss the sunshine. I miss sitting on my deck. I miss being warm. I miss summer.

Sigh....

  
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ANDDAN243 7/23/2008 3:59PM

    Cheer up BKWERM! The rain too, shall pass ... like everything else. Sorry it's making you feel achy in the mean time though.

We went through quite a lengthy spell of unseasonably miserable weather aswell but now the skies have cleared and the sun has come out. I'm so happy the weather is better that I hardly remember the miserable stuff!!

Just think how much your garden is enjoying the moisture and how much calorie-burning weeding and pruning you will have to do when it clears!! Oh? Not such a happy thought? Well ... concentrate on the calorie-burning part, OK? That's always a good thing! emoticon

Be happy and well ..... D

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Ode to My Wonderful Husband

Sunday, July 06, 2008


We went to Port Stanley this week (about 1 and a half hours away from our house) and I have a bad habit of always forgetting something wherever I go. And, this time, I forgot my heating pad at the hotel we stayed at so my wonderful husband volunteered to go back for it. Of course, he got a motorcycle ride in too, so that didn't hurt.

And, then on Friday, he found my favourite popsicle (ice pop to you Americans, I think) that's really hard to find around here (they're called Superman popsicles and they're grape and cherry combined into one popsicle and I love them). Anyway, he found 11 boxes of them at a grocery store in Waterdown (about half an hour away) and bought all 11 boxes of them for me! Cool, eh?

And, then yesterday, he went bread hunting for me. I quit eating wheat in March because it appears to cause inflammation, which is bad for me and I found this really good spelt bread by Stonehill Bakery that I like. It's two slices for 130 calories and it tastes a lot like my old whole wheat bread. When I went grocery shopping last time, the only store in our area that I've seen it at didn't have any so I had to have this other spelt bread that is 110 calories a slice and that doesn't have a very good flavour to it. Well, my darling husband went to two stores and found 3 loaves of it for me. He is so good to me and I don't know what I would do without him.

Also, yesterday, I woke up with my left knee in excruciating pain. It felt like my knees felt when I was originally diagnosed with RA in 2004 and I didn't know why it felt this way yesterday. It wasn't damp or humid. After much deliberation, we determined it might very well have been from the portobello burger than I had for dinner the previous night. So, we got the box out of the recycling bin and lo and behold, the third ingredient was wheat flour!

My husband waited on me hand and foot yesterday because it hurt to get around and I love him so much.


p.s. this photo of him is after he had a bicycle accident so that's why he's all bandaged up. I wanted to post a photo I have of him with his motorcycle but I guess it's too big because it wouldn't let me.

  
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NURSEMOMTOTHREE 7/10/2008 9:06AM

    Way to go Hubbie !!!! He's a wonderful man. Hope you're feeling better.

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WILSOCA 7/7/2008 7:22PM

    Sounds like you married a gem !!
C.J.

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SUSIEQUILTS 7/6/2008 11:10AM

  Treasure him Joanna! My daughters can be that helpful for me too!
It is wonderful to have someone take care of you especially when you are in pain. Make sure you let him know you appreciate it as well.

Enjoy those popsicles too!

Susie

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