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2.5 pounds lost!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I haven't given up and I managed to lose 2.5 pounds in a week. I was up to 238, but didn't document it. I was mad that I had gained another pound. i weighed today and I was down to 235.5. I don't know if it is my habits kicking in or the glucomannan I am taking. Whatever it is I am glad. It feels good to finally have a little success. I won't get overly excited because the scale can easily go in the other direction!! I joined the Chair Exercise weight loss challenge today for Aug.1st through Sept 26th. I am trying to keep my calories up a little and exercising 6 days a week. I am up to 45 minutes on the treadmill for 1.65 miles. I think back in May when I started exercising and I could only walk for 5 minutes at a time. Now I can do the whole 45 minutes without stopping. Today was my free day, my day of rest, but I walked for 15 minutes I felt a little guilty skipping so I walked for a little while. At least today I can say I'm making progress!!!

  
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I.M.MAGIC 7/31/2011 10:46PM

    I do that too, y'know... Sunday is a day of rest, but though I skip the strength training I NEVER skip my walks... I may not go as far, but I find them rather refreshing...

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JOELLEY23 7/31/2011 4:32PM

    emoticon Fantastic job! You go girl!

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Dietician

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I am going to go ahead and have a consult with a dietician. The last one I had was back in 1977 when I was diagnosed with DM.. Lots of stuff has changed since then. I checked with my Medicare Insurance and the consult is covered for diabetes management. I would like the consult for weight loss but that isn't covered. Maybe the dietician can ascertain my necessary calorie range and I'll have better luck with my weight loss efforts. I have progressed to my next goal for my walking and can do 45 minutes now. I'll keep trying!! I'm not a quitter!!!!!!!

  
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I.M.MAGIC 7/31/2011 10:48AM

    The "consult" for weight loss is separate from renal and diabetic care?? Since WHEN?? LOL

You have a consultation with a nutritionist (you didn't say whether it's a renal specialist or not...) They always ask about your lifestyle and tastes, so be upfront with your concerns, snacking issues, etc. NOTHING can dictate what questions you ask in that consultation, so write down the things you want to know and take your list of questions with you-- and be sure to tell him/her what you said here, and ASK about the weight loss issues that are just as important to controlling your symptoms as the kinds of food you eat are!

I'm glad you have this opportunity--don't be afraid to take advantage of it! I have never know any of them to record the conversation-- or balk at answering any legitimate nutrition questions!


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So what am I missing?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's the big secret? I'm going on 10 months with SP and there's no weight loss. I'm exercising 5-6 days a week, walking 1.5 miles on the treadmill at 2.2 mph. I'm drinking 8-14 glasses of water a day. I've made changes in my dietary habits. I get 8.5 hours of sleep. I'm doing hypnosis. I track my food daily. I try not to cheat. I eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating out is nil. Despite all this I'm not losing weight. Sooooooo, what am I missing????

  
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MOXIEGAL67 7/29/2011 2:57PM

    Talking to your doctor sounds like an excellent idea! If your track your food and exercise on SP, you could print out the information and take it in for his/her review. Without enough calories one can experience hypoglycemia and for a diabetic this could lead to disastrous effects! See http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/di
abetic-hypoglycemia/DS01166

My own experience with weight loss came after talking to my doctor, and reviewing whether my food, exercise routine and current diabetes medications were all working well together.

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LOVESTYPOS 7/26/2011 1:09PM

    First, I would make an appointment with your doctor. Make sure there is nothing stopping you from losing weight. I know that problems with your thyroid gland makes it extremely difficult to lose weight. There are other conditions as well.

Next, I would change up my exercise routine. Sometimes the body gets used to the same thing and changing it up can often get it going again.

Do you share your food and fitness trackers? Maybe sharing them could help. Letting other people see what you're eating and how you're exercising might give some clues. Are you eating at least 3 meals a day? Do you eat breakfast? Eating breakfast starts your metabolism going.

I just read one of your previous blogs and I'm kind of surprised at your doctor. Was there no mention of thyroid at all from her? You very well could be in starvation mode. I know that happened to me. Once I realized I wasn't eating enough calories, I changed my diet and the weight started coming off. I have my calorie range set to 1300-1600 which is down from the 1500-1900 the tracker said I needed. I would suggest redoing your nutrition tracker making sure you are getting enough calories for the exercise you are doing.

Here's an article that might help: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=676

That's all that I can think of at the moment. I hope this helps. I know it's frustrating when you're doing everything right and still not seeing an improvement.

Deb



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CHEETARA79 7/26/2011 12:37PM

    How many calories are you consuming every day? Do your workouts still get your heart rate into the cardio zone? Have you considered adding strength training to your routine?

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AAEEFDCA 7/26/2011 12:25PM

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Have you seen your doctor for a complete? This would be the first thing I'd suggest you do.
The first thing at the beginning of my journey was have a serious conversation with my doctor. This was an adventure, we reviewed my history, my habits and had a complete exam with blood work and Mammogram (just because it was due)etc.

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Today is about me!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

That's right. Today I am loving myself. It is my rest day from exercise. I turned the alarm off and slept in. I got up at 9 and enjoyed breakfast. I only ate 3/4's of it, found myself full before finishing. Because today is about me I am not giving myself permission to go off my healthy eating. That will be enforced. But just for once I am I am allowing myself to be free of the worries of the week past and week to come. I am indulging myself in my own mind, thinking of good things, feeling good about the progress I have made, not the failures. Maybe the scale isn't going in the direction I want but there are other things going right in my life. I have a great husband, who loves me despite everything, and treats me kindly. I have a loving, if dysfunctional, family. I have wonderful pets who love me like family and are treated as such. Finances may be rough, but I am working on a plan. I've never in my life, that I can remember said I loved myself, but today that changes. Today I love myself. Maybe if I take time to "believe" that, it will carry through to another day, and then another day. But, for today, it is all about me!

  
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I.M.MAGIC 7/24/2011 8:19PM

    About time, sweet lady! emoticon emoticon

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NURSNANA 7/24/2011 1:49PM

    Sounds like a wonderful plan for your day Susan!! I have my 4 year old twin grandsons visiting for 3 days! We have a pool from Walmart up for them, they love the water! They are down for their naps now. You are welcome to come over and cool off in the pool!! :)

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DSBRIDE 7/24/2011 1:47PM

    I just love your blog today and the fact that you are so positive about life in general. This eliminates a lot of stress and in turn helps you in the long run. I hope you have a great "me" day!

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MENNOLY 7/24/2011 1:07PM

    Way to go. You can't love others if yoiu don't love yourself. emoticon

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Turtling along!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'm on the Slowest Losers Team and I feel like a turtle. My weight loss is non-existent. I gained a pound instead of losing. I am trying a bunch of different stuff. Hypnosis, low carb, veggies and cutting calories. Nothing seems to be working. I walk 1.5 miles each day,5-6 days a week and that tones my belly a little, but nothing else. Where am I going wrong? I see other blogs and read how long it has taken some people to lose, but this is ridiculous! Nothing to show for my efforts. I would have thought that by now I would have lost at least 10 pounds. NO!!!!!! I am stuck at 237. There is now way I'll ever met a goal of losing 50 pounds in a year. Of course I need to lose more than that, but that is what I set my initial goal for. I thought it was doable. Joke! It can't be muscle weight. I have made progress in little things along the way and am proud of that. I am eating healthier, drinking water and exercising. I almost like the exercise...mind you I said almost. I still have days where I dread getting on the treadmill. Like today. I didn't want to walk and went to my husband to complain. I told him I needed encouragement. He gave me some and encouraged me to walk just a little. I figured I would give it 10 minutes. Once I got to the 10 minutes I said just 10 more and managed to walk my whole 41 minutes. I felt good about it when I was done. I just don't feel good about not losing any weight.

  
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I.M.MAGIC 7/24/2011 2:18AM

    Seems like everyone is feeling that way today--maybe its' the weather! LOL

You know, making lifestyle changes is like planting a garden. You have to work at it, and a lot of the changes that take place are not ones that you can see or measure--if you yank a plant out of the ground to see if there are roots, you destroy it! If you let discouragement expose the roots of your lifestyle changes to doubt and disbelief in the goal, you destroy them.

Let it go, m'dear. Each step has its season, and this is about SO much more than the weight loss, and when the time is right that will come too! emoticon

Be well!
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CJEANNEM 7/23/2011 9:04PM

    Hello, My son, Craig (civpro1), lost 182 lbs. He says that when he stopped losing weight, He upped his calories quite a bit for a day or two. You might gain a pound or two, but then the weight starts to come off again. He is on my Sparkpage in the Friends list. Take a look. I think he has his email for any one who had questions for him. He just got back from Afghanistan and is looking for a new job so keep him in your prayers. I live in a rest home (no proper food for a diet or a diabetic)and get around in a wheel chair. Don't give up. Keep trying. I am. God Bless You, Cheryl emoticon

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ROCHELLE62 7/23/2011 9:03PM

    I'm losing, but slowly. I'm so sorry that you aren't seeing the results you want. Check the tape measures, see how your clothes are fitting, and don't quit. When I started, I made a deal with myself that even if I didn't lose a pound, I would consider this a success if I didn't gain, and if I didn't lose mobility. Sometimes I just need to tell myself that even if I remain huge, I can accept that if I can have the energy to do the things that are most important to me. Check with your doctor about your concerns. There may be medical answers.

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