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Slow and Easy Does It

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I am really progressing! I am down 40 as of today. I reset my goal for another 20 pounds. Slow and easy does it. I was a little taken aback that my calorie goal went down to 1280 for the low point. I have NEVER eaten that little in a day even if I was sick. lol

Well, I am going to just try and work with it. It seems like every week I learn or come up with new things to improve my lifestyle. This week I figured out that if I drain off the broth from my Healthy Choice soup and replace it with water, it still tastes good and I know I have reduced the salt content. It's neat to learn new things.

I feel much better today. My cough is much looser. I think I will try to walk 10 minutes slowly with Leslie Sansone at least once. I know I have to take it slowly even though I want to go right back to where I was in my exercising.

I think I can go back to work tomorrow, but I will take it easy there too. I'm so glad I had Spark to keep me sane while I was sick!


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LOULOUBELLE2 11/22/2009 2:45PM

    Just take it easy and don't go back to work to soon.....
You don't want to relapse.....
Wow your new picture shows a very happy and beautiful you.
Your doing so well, I'm proud of you.

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MARYMAC45 11/22/2009 2:27PM

    emoticonweight loss. Keep it up. So glad you are feeling better. Go slow on the exercise and good luck to you!

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RURAL3 11/22/2009 12:56PM

    Take it slow. Did you remember to put in your exercise with your new total for it to do your calories? Your new pics are great. emoticon

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BIRDLEGS29 11/22/2009 11:38AM

    Glad you are feeling better and congratulations on that big loss. Do take it real easy. The body needs time to heal, just as it needs time to shed weight.


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PATRICIA441 11/22/2009 8:24AM

  emoticon on your great weight loss. Keep up the great job you are doing. It is learning those little tricks like draining that salt away that can make big differences. So glad you are feeling better too. Have a bless Sunday and a wonderful week. Pat

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Sitting and Losing!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm still coughing but I think things are loosening up. I am sure tired of sitting in my recliner. Thank goodness for Spark so I have something productive to do while I'm sitting here.

I lost another pound just by being sick. I am eating in my calorie range, not exercising (except for coughing--LOL) and I've lost 3 pounds this week. Go figure!

I hope I can go back to work on Monday. As I said yesterday -- I don't like being sick. My thighs are aching from tightening up when I cough so I think I will sit in our jacuzi tub instead of showering this am to see if that will loosen up my muscles.

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RURAL3 11/21/2009 1:40PM

    Jacuzzi emoticon

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JASI27 11/21/2009 11:22AM

    I hope you get to feeling better soon! I am so proud of you for staying in your calorie range because it is so hard to stay focused and so easy to give up when you are feeling sick! So pat yourself on the back (it might loosen things up too-lol)! Have a good Thanksgiving!

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GABY1948 11/21/2009 11:13AM

    Just keep taking care of yourself! Time will take care of you! And be glad you have a least lost some pounds while at it...

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LIS193 11/21/2009 11:08AM

    Being sick takes a lot of energy. Hope you feel better soon :)

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HIPPIEFREAK66 11/21/2009 11:06AM

  being sick stinks!

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Recovery Around the Bend

Friday, November 20, 2009

I've been laid up with an exacerbation of my asthma which is usually well controlled. After the cold I had last week I just couldn't stop coughing and couldn't catch my breath. I saw a nurse practitioner on Tues and got started on prednisone and nebulizer treatments. Helped a little but still couldn't stop coughing or catch my breath. Saw my regular MD yesterday and the prednisone was increased. I can't go to the mountains this weekend because my oxygen level is really low and I haven't been able to do any activity for a whole week.

There are lessons in this. I don't like being sick. When I was a child I used to get a lot of attention when I was sick (my Mom was a nurse!) and I kind of liked it. I could be inactive (my favorite level of activity) and I could eat special treats. Well that got me up to my highest weight of 300 pounds in 1996. Now I am on a new track with my food and my activity and I have found out that my attitude about illness has taken an about turn. Thank goodness!

I have had a hard time resting like the doctor ordered - I want to move. She warned me that the prednisone could increase my appetite and said that since I was doing so well with my weight I needed to be careful. Well, right now I have very little appetite and have actually lost weight since starting the prednisone. (I think I am burning extra calories with my coughing emoticon)

Today I am moving air a little better so I am hopeful recovery is around the bend.

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GABY1948 11/20/2009 7:18PM

    I so relate to everything you said here. But right now, you need to just rest and let your body heal. I am so glad you are starting to see some improvement and I pray that if progresses even faster!

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LOULOUBELLE2 11/20/2009 1:56PM

    I can just hear YOU when YOU talk with YOUR patients....

"Listen to the Dr., do as he says. Take your meds, rest, drink your fluids and you'll be better soon".

Sound familiar???
Now please, you take your own advice and be a good patient.
Seriously, I hope you are feeling better soon. No fun to be sick with the Holidays approaching and when you want to go to the mountains......
Take care my friend...Prayers are with you.
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OURELEE1 11/20/2009 12:04PM

  Listen to the Doctor and rest your body is telling you something.

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GRANNYD43 11/20/2009 11:35AM

    So glad to hear you are doing better. My prayers are with you.

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RURAL3 11/20/2009 10:58AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling even a little better. Bet you will miss the mountains. But you always have them to go back to. Do what the doc says and glad that the meds didn't make your appetite increase.

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Fighting a Cold

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I've really had a hard time fighting this cold I've had since last week. I went to work because I don't have a fever or anything, but I couldn't stop coughing. So today I broke down and went to a nurse practitioner here at the clinic and she said I was really tight and wheezing so she gave me a nebullizer treatment, asthma meds and started me on prednisone. She said I don't have to go home because I don't have an infection just a flare up of my asthma which I didn't recognize because its been so long since I've had trouble with it.

Well anyway, I can't exercise, but I can breathe!

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SCIGEEK 11/17/2009 8:32PM

    Getting that air in and out is important isn't it! Glad you checked in with the nurse and found out what the issue was with a correct treatment to as well. Take care, slow down a bit and let your body heal. The workouts will still be there...

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OURELEE1 11/17/2009 7:56PM

  Take care of yourself.

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RURAL3 11/17/2009 7:16PM

    Glad you can breath. What we take for granted huh? You slow down until this passes. emoticon emoticon

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KATIERIVERSMOM 11/17/2009 2:51PM

    That's a good feeling isn't it...the breathing? Hope you are feeling better soon.

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I'm Back!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I have been off Spark People since Wednesday due to a bad head and chest cold. I was home from work on Thursday and we didn't go to the cabin Friday because I was coughing so much. I started to feel better Saturday, so we went to the cabin then. I am still coughing a lot and feel very tired but will probably go back to work tomorrow.


Even though I was sick, I have been watching my intake and did fine. I actually lost a pound at my weigh in.

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My DH took good care of me but I missed SP!


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LOULOUBELLE2 11/16/2009 9:56AM

    Wow, you did great to be down that pound emoticon emoticon
way to go Nancy. Glad your feeling better, but can't believe you went to the cabin Saturday...Glad you didn't get snowed in.

So good to have you back, missed you.
NOW take care of yourself Miss Nurse Nancy!!!!!

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RURAL3 11/16/2009 8:13AM

    I missed you too Nancy. Was wondering if you took off for the cabin early. And here you were sick. emoticon emoticon emoticon Glad to hear DH took care of you. The good part of being sick. emoticon Totally not worth it though. Glad you are back

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GABY1948 11/16/2009 7:30AM

    I missed you too! Good going on the weight and I am so glad you are feeling better! emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/15/2009 8:58PM

    So glad you are feeling better.

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OURELEE1 11/15/2009 7:22PM

  Glad you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.

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SPARKGRLJEN 11/15/2009 7:13PM

    Glad that you are feeling better!
emoticon on being a pound down! Keep it up!

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