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WT stable at 137..

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

all of which is good, but the Dr. wants me 8 lbs thinner. I don't know what is best. Ultimately I know I need to lose the last 8 lbs. Presently? I am gradually getting my strength back after an illness that began with the New Year and lasted weeks, I'm regaining energy little by little, and would frankly prefer to simply focus on healthy eating to achieve that just now, gradually increasing my exercise, and keeping myself 137 or below by that means. I really don't want to limit my carbs below the 135 limit I am supposed to get at present, or my calories any lower than they already are for now. I just want to feel good, increase endurance and get my strength and energy back..then worry a bout it. is that such a bad idea/ or am i being self indulgent?

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BRIDIE5 2/10/2011 1:13PM

  Thanks Penny..actually, that may be true. My DH and I don't eat carry out or fast foods, don't drink soda, don't eat sweets more than a couple times a year, and small quantities even then. We don't eat prepared foods,don't eat refined or white cabrs, seldom eat anything fried, have a miniimum of five veggie/fruit servings a day etc. I suspect that may not be the norm. Her original carb limit for me was set last Fall, based on me losing 18 lbs. I have lost 10 of them. I am still trying to keep my daily carb limit at or below 135, just not being quite as consistent at havingthe 30gm breakfast, 15 g snack, 30 gm lunch, 15 gm snack, and 45 gm dinner. One meal may be slightly over, the next slightly under. The daily total is Ok still tho most of the time.

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COACHPENNY 2/10/2011 2:52AM

    I think you know yourself pretty well, Bridie.

It's been my experience that many doctors follow rote learning way too much. Group doctoring has replaced Individualized care to the point that you are lucky if your doc remembers who you are, from visit to visit.

I don't think you are the type to takes risks with your diabetes. You've educated yourself on the subject and you have your solid knowledge base from nursing. The doc may be treating you based on his experience from the general diabetes population. Most people don't take as good of care of themselves....don't you agree?

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Applause due..

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Re the friend I went shopping with yesterday..I have been sparking with happiness ever since! Formerly around 300 lbs at 5'2 1/2 " tall, she sailed easily into a pair of siz 6 jeans yesterday and looked smashing! I am so overwhelmed with pride in her determination and achievement! She's full of energy, enthusiasm, good health, fitness and emerging self confidence..fills my heart with joy to see it!

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CITYZOZO 2/10/2011 10:22AM

    wow, that is cool...

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COACHPENNY 2/7/2011 12:17AM

    This is cool! Hope springs eternal

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LADYIRISH317 2/6/2011 12:18PM

    You deserve some applause. A lot of people would have been jealous. Your joy for your friend is beautiful.

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MERRY40 2/6/2011 10:49AM

    What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to your friend and best wishes to you as well!
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Had fun today..

Saturday, February 05, 2011

shopping with a friend, lunch out, relaxing..fdidn't push , just ambled and dawdled over lunch and laughed a lot and scored some great pieces from jjil's vintage denim collection. Now back in size 8s..finally! Tired, but not exhausted. Beats the heck out of shopping with my DH! LOL!

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BRIDIE5 2/6/2011 8:10AM

  Thanks Penny..when we moved down here, I left a large circle of female friends in NH. Women I joined for years for water aerobics classes that we ran ourselves Mon. through Fri at 8am, women I had Fri brunch with weekly, could call and drop in on, or have over for lunch. It's been the biggest wrench of this move..which otherwise has been very good for us. Really great to have a girl's day out once again. Really great!

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COACHPENNY 2/5/2011 5:03PM

    Sounds lovely! We all need a day like that once in a while.

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Gaining strength gradually..

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I will be very glad when I am cleared for exercise, but that may not be for awhile because of the risk to tendons levaquin presents. Meanwhile, ( have been grocery shopping once, bathed a reluctant 105 lb golden retriever today, have been back in my kitchen cooking, and it feels pretty good. Crashing a little due to ceasing the steroids, but that too shall pass. Breathing on the whole is wonderful..I can fill my lungs clear to the bottom..YES! I've been playing with my meals a lot, trying to get my carbs back into the parimeters. They are soooo narrow, and I so love sourdough.

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PVILLAGO 2/2/2011 12:26PM

  Hope you get back to where you want to be. I think most of us here love carbs. I'm actually making a loaf in my bread baker right now for my hubby but will have one slice for dinner too.

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Recovering from pneumonia..

Monday, January 31, 2011

almost did me in. Scary. Feeling better now..on the mend anyway. Weak still, shaky still, but breathing. We sort of take that forgranted, until suddenly we can't..what a gift life is!

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CEELEE53 2/2/2011 11:27AM

    Oh glad you are on the mend.

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CITYZOZO 2/1/2011 11:22AM

    so glad you are better!

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SPARKLE1908 1/31/2011 8:53PM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way for a full, speedy recovery!!!

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COACHPENNY 1/31/2011 7:12PM

    I am so glad you are better Bridie!!

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TOOSH731 1/31/2011 2:17PM

    Get better soon!

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SPOKENWORD 1/31/2011 10:56AM

    I agree, we can take life for granted! I had the flu last month and it is no fun! The effects lasted for 2 weeks. Just feeling awful! I pray for your speedy recovery! Take it easy!

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