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3 pounds down clown!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I lost 3 pounds! I am so excited! The weirdest part was, I was really sick and only went to the gym once, and i lost three pounds?

I have been really sick. It has been horrible. I am just now starting to feel better. Today was the first day I wasn't chained to my Neti Pot every 2 hours.

We went today and got a pick-up load of mulch. I did a lot of shoveling. I pretty much shoveled the entire load. My boyfriend was spreading it around and I shoveled it into the wheelbarrow and dumped it off. I actually like doing that. I did enjoy myself, but it was hard work. I also got a wicked sunburn that hurts.

Not to keep whining, but... my arm hurts. Last week, I got stung by a wasp, not once, not twice, but three times. My arm swelled up, I was bleeding, it hurt... but anyway, my arm still hurts. I thought it was the bee sting, but it isn't. I must have done something to my muscle, because the top of my arm hurts.

Ohhh... and after all of that back breaking yard work, I washed my Jeep. Look how pretty

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LUBAML 5/11/2011 9:51AM

    Great job! Feel better. emoticonLuba

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CHIBIKARATE 5/11/2011 12:32AM

    emoticon how cool emoticon

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The Yard - a photo blog

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Don't be a drag... just be a queen!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

No, really... don't be a drag!

That song has been on the radio twice since I came to work. I really like Lady GaGa, but after hearing her same song over and over it gets a little tiring. That isn't her fault. That is the radio station's fault.

I have managed to catch a cold again. It is retched. I hate it. The only thing that has offered me any type of relief has been the Neti Pot. It is a little strange to get used to, but once I did, it is great. It has really helped my throat. Last night was the first night I actually slept in a few days. I didn't sleep that much, but it was better than what I had been getting.

I took a sneak peak on my scale this morning, and it says I am down 4 pounds, but I don't know how accurate those scales really are. I am interested to see what my weight is tomorrow. I know I have only been to the gym once this week, and until I am feeling better, will not be going. I don't work out when I am sick. Not only because it makes me feel worse, but I also don't out of respect for the other people at the gym. I don't want to be around sick people, so I extend the same courtesy to others.

Once again, the Neti Pot is awesome


I'm so addicted...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Every month, our HR department at work gives out a little newsletter titled HR Highlights. Usually there are little articles and anniversaries. This moths article is entitled ARE YOU A FOOD ADDICT and reading over the criteria, I fit all of them. So, I guess I am addicted to food.

I associate food with all types of emotions. I eat when I am happy as a celebration, I eat when I am sad as a comfort, I eat when I have nothing better to do. I eat and eat some more.

I am trying very hard to break this obsession, but it is really hard. It makes it very difficult when I have to track food. The more I track, the more obsessed I become, sometimes tracking days in advance and planning every point (weight watchers) to a T.

Sometimes it is like all of this obsessing is my hobby. You know how some people knit, some people sew or scrap book? Well, I track food. I think it is more than that though. Like I said, it is an obsession bordering on OCD.

The sad part about it is all this obsessing and all of this tracking get me nowhere.

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/5/2011 7:06PM

    I have tried every variation of every way of eating you can think of and it has gotten me nowhere. I have tried restricted calories (800-1000 a day) restricted carbs, restricted fats, everything you can think of and I am sure a few that you can't.

ever since I quit smoking, my body has just been all whacked out and there is nothing I can do to make it work right. Of course I am sure years of purging and diet pills aren't really helping my cause either, but who knows.

I am really not sure what other food choices I can really make. I have found that if I cut out things, then I crave them, which sets off a horrible cycle of binging and purging, so I find that is not really the best method. I eat lean proteins(mostly chicken and fish, but red meat maybe once a week) whole grains, lots of fresh veggies, some fruits, things like cottage cheese, low fat string cheese and a few other odds and ends. I am not really big on dairy, but do try to gag down at least 1 cup of fat free milk per day. I have tried greek yogurt and vomited, regular yogurt makes me gag, so I am limited on what i can do in the dairy department.

Thanks for your input

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TUBLADY 5/5/2011 6:40PM

    If you are tracking and getting no where, then you might be eating the wrong foods.
If you are not making the correct choices, you can track all day long and it won't help you lose. Only point out that you are eating too much.
When I first got started I planned ahead, it was easier that way, I knew what i was supposed to eat and it worked.
Now i track meals everyday, but i usually eat them first.
I have learned what to eat and how much.
I sometimes think I went from being a food addict to a food tracker, exerciser addict. But i will take the later any day. i have lost 170 lbs, ware a size 10 from a 4X and feel great.
I think in time, I will become less obsessive about what i eat. But for now, it's keeping me on track.
take care, good luck. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/3/2011 11:02PM

    Ohh Scott have no fear! I work out every chance I get! I love the gym. I love cardio. If I am not dragging myself out of the gym, then I didn't work hard enough.

All of my work, doesn't really get results. Check out the blog I wrote yesterday "Whooo Hooo for gaining weight" and you will see what I mean

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SCOTTGARAN 5/3/2011 10:56PM

    If you have an addictive personality, maybe you can switch to being addicted to working out!

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whooo hooo for gaining weight!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I weighed in today. I gained 0.4 pounds. I would like to know how the fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff that happened? I almost started to cry. I was so upset. It just goes to prove, that no matter what I do, I can't lose weight.

I have tried every variation of everything I can think of. I have added calories, subtracted calories, worked out more, worked out less, added carbs, took out carbs, upped protein... everything I can possibly think of, and I get no where.

I have gone to the doctor, and I have gotten no where. She tested my thyroid and it came back fine. She basically told me that I don't have a medical issue, I am just fat and I need to stop eating.

I go to the gym at least three times a week. Each gym session burns between 450-550 calories depending on what I decide to do that day. I always do a minimum of 20 mins on the elliptical. Sometimes, I go with a different variation of the elliptical, or I use the recumbent bike. Sometimes I go to the gym more often, but it is at least three times a week. Everyone says incorporate strength training. I have and once again, have not gotten anywhere. So, I tried just cardio and that isn't getting me anywhere.

I am so frustrated I just don't know what to do. One last option I have is to be checked for PCOS , which I am sure at one point my gyno said I had, but I could be wrong. I don't remember. If that is the case, there is medication they can give me to help me lose weight. I do not want to take diet pills, however, this isn't a diet pill. It is something to do with my insulin.

I must say, that the fact I gained weight, *almost* set off a binge. I almost went to the Mcdonalds drive thru and gorged on cheeseburgers and fries, but I didn't. I went to the gym. I worked hard at the gym. I felt a lot better.

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TUBLADY 5/5/2011 12:05AM

    Sorry that you gained.
Could it be fluid.
It's possible that your body is retaining fluid.
have that checked out.
I used to had to take water pills for quite a while.
Other than that reevaluate just what you are eating.
maybe the combination of foods you are eating is not right.
i found that out. I have to put certain foods together. Too many carbs and i gain.
Usually unless it's fluid, weight gain is too many calories.
Tweak your food plan some, or pick a established eating plan and follow it, then see where you are in weight.
I do know I can eat no where the amount of calories that are listed for my height, etc. i would gain in a minute.
i have a dietitian and doctor that believe in the low end of a calorie food plan, so I don't eat over 1000 calories a day. Or if I am over its no more than 50 calories.
This way with exercise i lose 1 or 2 lbs a week, now.
Earlier I lost 3 and 4 lbs a week.
So see whats up and don't ever give up.
There is a plan out there somewhere that will give you the success you seek.
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 5/3/2011 4:36AM

    Well done for resisting that and going and doing something constructive instead.

as you say, you have tried so much, I dont know what to suggest other than getting the PCOS checked out as you already are going to.

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STINKYBICHEZ 5/3/2011 4:10AM

    Hey, I'm so sorry that you gained weight... I know how hard you're trying, and you deserve to see results. I am happy to hear that you did not go on a binge. That probably took a lot of will power. Good work. Just keep trying. I know you can do it.

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