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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I woke up late and didn't get to look at Spark or do my exercises. I guess I needed sleep.

I walked at lunch and posted my food. I'll exercise some more tonight.
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I don't have much to say today, but I like to blog daily. So that's it for now.

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RURAL3 10/13/2009 8:17PM

    sometimes we need that sleep too

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CHRISTY60 10/13/2009 6:21PM

    Good for you! You will manage to get it all done.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

After coming back from a weekend where I ate more calories than I should (but all healthful food) I didn't expect to lose weight today at my weigh in. However I was down a pound!
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I am so thankful for this program I can't even express it. I have tried so often to lose weight. I have lost 60 pounds 3 times - once with WW and 2 x with OA. Each time it was a battle with myself and my urge to eat. Exercise didn't play a part any time - I am a couch potato. This time there is no battle. I feel like I am going through a learning process about food, myself and activity. I don't feel like I am struggling, I feel like I am growing and I am so thankful.
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When I saw the scale this morning I sighed "Thank you God" and I mean it heartfeltfully (if that's a word! emoticon)

Life is good.

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FURBALLDTH 10/12/2009 7:54PM

    congratulations on losing. We may lose a few battles but we will win the war. emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 10/12/2009 11:41AM

  WooHoo on the weight loss! emoticon
Once again, you've put into words exactly how I feel! This isn't like any other weight loss program I've ever used before and I'm learning so much from it! I'm making great friends -- like you :-) -- that give their support on a daily basis.
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PATRICIA441 10/12/2009 9:15AM

  There are so many things I love about Sparks. I too have loss a lot of weight with both WW and OA and think both are great. But the information available here is super and I know I am with people who truly understand the daily struggle and are here for us 100 percent. I am so happy things are going well for you! Hugs. Pat

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RURAL3 10/12/2009 8:46AM

    I know exactly what you mean. I too was down this morning after not exercising on the weekend except running around with DH but eating healthy. This program is great and the support and new friends are awesome. emoticon emoticon

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More Calories in Cold Weather?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

This weekend at the cabin was great! We had 6 inches of snow and it never got above 32 degrees F. I didn't want to go out walking Saturday am but DH was so excited by the snow he really encouraged me to go walking with him. I'm sure glad he did. It was crystal clear and glorious. It was hard walking up the hills in the snow but we walked 40 minutes and felt so exhilarated when we got back. Today I encouraged him to come out and do it again and believe me, he didn't need much encouragement. Even Bucky was more excited than usual (and that's pretty hard for him) emoticon

The only down side is that when I got home and tracked my calories, I was 200 to 300 calories over each day. emoticon

Hopefully, I burned it up staying warm! emoticon emoticon

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JUST-AMY 10/11/2009 9:11PM

    I'll bet that cool, crisp air was great! I wouldn't actually mind if it snowed here. It's been cool and dreary and rainy a lot this past week. I think we had a light frost last night. Nothing like trekking through fresh fallen snow for the first time of the season!

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RURAL3 10/11/2009 7:12PM

    Sounds like a fabulous time in the snow. It is just cold and windy here. Not pretty. You kept up your exercise that was great. If you were 500 calories over this weekend that isn't even 1/7 of a pound of calories. You should be fine. You will be back on track now.

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QUARKY 10/11/2009 5:48PM

    Yeah, I think the body needs more calories when it's colder.

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HONEYBEAR06 10/11/2009 5:39PM

    good job!

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No Meds!

Friday, October 09, 2009

My fasting blood sugar was still above 100 but the one and two hour levels were good. My LDL cholesterol was a little high but the total was good. So my doctor said that since I was doing such a good job with my weight and exercise and that my numbers were improving she was going to give me 6 months to lower the final levels before starting me on metformin or lipitor.

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6 months to better health! And I was down another pound today! emoticon

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INEXCESS 10/9/2009 8:52AM

SparkPeople has also assisted me in losing weight, controlling my blood pressure, and relieving anxiety.
My doctor is also recommending SP to patients.
So far, I've been able to eliminate a couple of daily medications for BP and depression.
Hope you meet your 6 month goals.
Keep up the good work.

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RURAL3 10/9/2009 8:49AM

    You are doing so great Nancy. I know you can do this. Have a great time looking at that beautiful snow in the mountains. It is beautiful to see what God has created.

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Chit Chat

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I had my 2 hour glucose tolerance test yesterday. 400 calories in one sickening drink

Now I just wait for the results. I have my thyroid biopsy at the hospital on Thurs Oct 15th. I'm not as worried about it as I was last year. I just hope I don't have to do this every year. Besides the discomfort it costs a lot.

I woke up late this morning and probably won't get my whole 30 min of exercise in before I have to go to work, but I am learning that if I have to do 10 min of exercise 3 x day it is still 30 minutes. I just now that I can't skip it - its become a real habit with me.
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Its supposed to be cold and rainy today with a 40% chance of snow - so I'll be working out indoors.

Have a wonderful day everyone and be thankful that we are alive and have Spark People to help us become and stay healthy!

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RURAL3 10/8/2009 10:14PM

    Sounds like you are on top of things. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUST-AMY 10/8/2009 6:57PM

    Awesome habit, and glad the test is out of the way and the bestest part of all???? Your fabulous attitude...as always! Glad to get to stop by and see yet another example of it!


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LOULOUBELLE2 10/8/2009 5:50PM

    Way to go with that test.......I'm doubly glad your working inside today as we have snow how about you? I'm definitely not ready for winter, didn't have enough summer!!!!
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SUNSET24 10/8/2009 2:26PM

    I am soooooooooooooooo happy that exercise is a wonderful HABIT for you, yahoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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