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Feeling Crappy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I guess I somehow lost those first 6 lbs too fast, because now either my pancreas or liver is aggravating me again. I remember when I lost the 65 lbs the first time around I got this bloated feeling under the left side of my ribs in front. It was either my liver or pancreas. Since the fullness remained for several years, I paid it no mind, but was still miserable. Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed w/ gallstones (even though I had NO PAIN like everyone else does) so I cleansed w/ juices as an alternative to having it removed. A week later, I was in worse shape (probably from the fruit juice cleanse) and returned to the doctor, who diagnosed me w/ Type II Diabetes. I was put on the 3 diabetic meds (Metformin, Glimeperide, & Lysinopryl), which helped considerably - I could now stay awake & my muscles no longer hurt & my skin no longer burnt & itched & my tongue stopped burning, whereas before I was sleeping & hurting almost all day & all night. I only got the full bloated feeling occasionally, but now it's back again. Going to try a few food experiments & see if I can relieve it. If not, I'll see about getting an appointment w/ a gastroenteroligist. Hope it's something fixable - without surgery - and not a problem w/ my pancreas. My liver I can fix w/ Milkthistle. I read articles on here & by doing the SparkPeople Web Search and learned that losing weight too fast can cause gallstones which can inflame the gall bladder, which in turn can inflame & disrupt the pancreas. I wish I had read the articles sooner. So everyone, PLEASE, take Spark People's advice about losing ONLY ONE POUND per week - they know what they are talking about. It is NOT worth the new health problems. Oh, well. Prayers requested. Thanks all.

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SUGARSMOM2 2/6/2013 3:04PM

  hope you are feeling better and soon you will whip your weight in bob cats . i just bought milk thistle today .

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DONNATINWV 2/6/2013 1:01PM

    Prayers going your way :) Feel better soon!

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UMBILICAL 2/5/2013 11:32PM

  Diabetes is no fun

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Went to Zumba last night w/ my daughter & some of the other people in the community. Had a great time, but my rythym disappeared sometime in the last decade, lol. I have a WII Zumba disc one of my other daughters got me for Christmas - I have used it several times, but still can't do both the arm & leg movements at the same time. So I've decided to get most of my Zumba here at home, doing things the way I can do it, then join them all one night a week for the companionship & support & the weigh-in. We have a fairly large group of gals who are on a fitness trek. The final weigh-in is at the end of March. Our 1st weigh-in was the 1st of January. Whoever loses the most weight by then will win $300. That will go far in buying a new wardrobe. Everyone have a healthy happy day today.


Useful Chant (to myself)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

If I ONLY lose ONE POUND EACH WEEK - I WILL HAVE LOST 52 POUNDS by the end of the YEAR. Then I'll only weigh 175 - almost my weight-loss goal! I CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!!

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PEGGYO 1/27/2013 12:48PM

    you can do it!!!

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ICHOOSETHIN 1/26/2013 1:41PM

    Awesome attitude!

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JFGWIFE 1/26/2013 1:21PM

    Thank you! I needed that motivation today. emoticon

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Woo Hoo! Lost one inch from each of my measured areas

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slow at losing weight right now, but after taking measurements this evening, I found that I had lost one inch from my upper arms, one inch from my calves, one inch from my thighs, one inch from my hips, and one inch from waist - since January 1st. Love it! OK - I CAN KEEP IT UP & I WILL KEEP IT UP!

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CONMOST 1/26/2013 10:21AM

    I promise you - it will happen - as long as you stick with Spark People. I lost 65 lbs before, then gained 30 when I quit doing their exercises (just the exercises), but now I am on my way again & this time I am going to keep moving. I know that is what has been wrong all along. Also, when I first gained it, it was because I wasn't eating enough, based on the calories I was burning while remodeling & building our home & doing the heavy landscaping (earth movement by shovel & wheelbarrow). So there has to be a happy compromise with your food & your exercise. Go get 'em girls - you, too, can do this!

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PANDAEVA 1/26/2013 12:27AM

    emoticon Congrats on loosing the inches!!! I can't wait until I start loosing inches and can write this type of blog too. emoticon

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Feeling Great Today - No Bloated Stuffed Feeling

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feeling great. Almost everyday I've been back, I have had a very bloated feeling under my ribs. I have only had 5 cups of water so far today, but also ate differently today. Every diet I've seen tells you to eat cereal for breakfast, so I did all of the other days - either oatmeal or cheerios. Well, today, I decided to eat an egg cooked in a little butter w/ 2 vegetable fiber toast, 1 small potato sautee'd w/butter & onions, & a glass of lite cranberry raspberry juice. Then for lunch, I had 2 of the plain frozen corn tortillas baked in oven till crisp, then spread a total of abt 1/4 cup of refried beans on them (total), sprinkled abt 1/4 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese on & baked until cheese melted, then topped w/ shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, choped onions, & 1 pkg of taco bell hot sauce on each. I also had about 8 tortilla rounds dipped in a little (abt 1 Tbsp total) of Pace Picante Sauce. I had about 3 oz of coca cola classic. Then for supper I had a browned 4.25 oz boneless sirloin pork chop cooked in abt 1/4 c blackberry wine, chopped onions, 1 tsp mustard, salt/pepper to taste, 1 tsp butter, Johnny's Seasoning salt, & 1 Tbsp of Kikoman Teryaki Sauce (all ingredients except pork was for whole pan of 5 chops). Adde to that was 2 whole wheat bread slices brushed w/ mixture of olive oil/butter/garlic powder & garlic salt then grilled on griddle. Top that off w/ about 1.25 cups of brussell sprouts drizzled w/ tinsy bit of butter & Johnny's Seasoning salt before steaming. Add another 3 oz of coca cola classic. I came it at only 986 calories, under the sodium level, and within all other ranges - leaving me with calories & carbs to have a fruit mix tonight or a cup of ice cream w/ razzle berry sauce (a mixture of blackberries, strawberries, loganberries orginally meant to be homemade jam, but too runny for it but great for breakfast syrup & for sundaes). I DO NOT FEEL STUFFED OR BLOATED OR UNCOMFORTABLE IN ANY WAY AT ALL. WOO HOO!


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