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Just Call Me Healthy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I had my 6 month lab follow up. My weight continues to go down, my blood pressure is normal, blood sugar is normal, my cholesterol is normal, my liver function studies are normal and my doctor said I no longer fit the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome.


The only downer was that I lost 3/4 of an inch in height since last year so my BMI number went up!

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RURAL3 5/12/2010 11:21PM

    I am calling you healthy and amazing shorty. emoticon

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MAMOOAUG 5/12/2010 6:21PM

    Great news from the Dr. Keep up the good work.

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KOFFEENUT 5/12/2010 5:57PM

    These are TERRIFIC results - congratulations on seeing all your hard work pay off!!!

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CLCCOOL 5/12/2010 5:16PM

    WooHoo! Way to go! That is such great news.

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EVEINCOLORS 5/12/2010 4:01PM

    I'm calling you healthy... ;-)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I had wanted to reach 200 lbs by my birthday, May 10th. Well, this morning , 5/11, I weighed 200 pounds. I feel proud. I have spent the last 10 months learning to eat in a sane and healthy manner. I still have lots to learn, but I now make reasonable choices and enjoy them. Most importantly, I am learning to structure my life around activity rather than food. I am also learning to let go of guilt when I don't do everything "just right". I didn't lose 70 pounds by being perfect and I won't maintain this weight (or even lose more!) by being perfect. I am making changes and enjoying life along the way. When I look back to the day I started this program and think of the fear that drove me to start a weight loss plan, I am amazed at the changes I have made. I believe one of my keys to success has been that I didn't make these changes all at once. I started with one small thing at a time and added only when the change I had made felt like a part of my life. I have found that I can't work on everything at once. Little by little I am getting my life back. Its funny, but as I spend more and more time exercising and being active and shopping and cooking, I seem to have more time for just living. What a blessing.

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OPAL50 5/11/2010 9:18PM

    Great news!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HINOTO 5/11/2010 1:50PM

    Yay! Congratulations!

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BUGGYS 5/11/2010 11:52AM

    Slow and steady...great...keep up the good work! emoticon

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ANNE403 5/11/2010 10:35AM

    Good for you! You have done great to reach your goal & have learned a lot on the way. I feel the older we get the harder it is to lose & also to keep it off. It will be a constant struggle at least for me it is but we learn & like you said no need to beat ourselves up if we fall down sometimes. Good luck to you. Anne emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 5/11/2010 10:20AM

    Thanks for the great advice.

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AFERRARI 5/11/2010 10:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What a fantastic thing. And what a great realization. Keep up the great work

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RURAL3 5/11/2010 9:57AM

    You should be very proud of your accomplishment Nancy. You have been moving along slow and steady and have attained great results. You grow more beautiful each day not only because of the weight you have lost (although that too) but because of the new person you have become inside. The knowledge and determination you have certainly has changed you. You give to others with your new gift and have been a source of motivation for everyone. I am proud to be called your friend. emoticon

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CLCCOOL 5/11/2010 8:42AM

    Great Job! You have a great outlook & I believe you will keep up the wonderful work! You can do it!!!

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TRACYEH53 5/11/2010 7:21AM

    You should be proud of yourself. I have not been as successful as you, I have only lost 26 lbs in about the same time that you have lost 70. I know what I am doing wrong, so I only have myself to blame. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Mother's Day and Birthday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I had a great weekend! Sunday, Mother's Day was beautiful up in the Rocky Mountains! Our son showed up unexpectedly and helped us cut and split wood! What a great surprise!

Tonight, DH took me to Texas Roadhouse and by planning, I had a beautiful steak dinner for 487 calories and only had 1300 all day! Woo Hoo!

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ASPENHUGGER 5/13/2010 11:11AM

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a grand one!

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RURAL3 5/11/2010 9:54AM

    wow that was great planning

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HINOTO 5/10/2010 11:52PM

    Awww! Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful last few days!! :)

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KOFFEENUT 5/10/2010 11:25PM

    Birthday? You had a birthday on Mother's Day? How cool is that?!!? Sounds like it was great!

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MTNGRL 5/10/2010 11:02PM

    WooHoo! Good planning and glad you had that surprise visit!

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How Much is Too Much?

Friday, May 07, 2010

When DH goes away and I am by myself for a week I tend to exercise a lot to fill up the time. When he gets back I am exhausted. I love the exercise and don't feel tired during the week. It is the next week that I feel it. This week I have a cold sore and am fatigued and a little down....not depressed, just slow and less enthusiastic. I also have a little knee pain. Last night I went to bed and fell asleep at 6:30 and got 9 hours of sleep-absolutely unheard of for me. I am up bright and early and feeling better today. I am planning to go swimming this morning. But I am wondering if I should rest or just keep going. Yesterday when I got tired, I went back into my old habit of overeating and went over my calories. I didn't do any cardio yesterday but I did do my strength training. I seem to have trouble with moderation. Its either all or nothing. I am in a bit of a stall on my weight loss and wanted to spark it with extra exercise but I'm wondering if that was a good idea after all.

What do you all think?

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SCHUNE1 5/7/2010 11:57PM

    I'll reply with a TERRIFIC quote that I got from you "HEALTH trumps __________________." (put anything in the blank.) So choose the healthy answer. If that means backing off a little and resting for a bit, so be it. Then continue the healthy eating. All or nothing thinking gets me into trouble sometimes, so I tend to be a little more regular in my workouts and eating. I'm more like a turtle than a rabbit!

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MTNGRL 5/7/2010 12:34PM

    Balance is the key. I know when I exercise a lot I want to at more and usually do..and don't lose any weight. So, even though I say balance is the keep, I have not figured out how to to that myself. Do listen to your body but not to that little voice that keeps saying, a little bit won't hurt...that gets me in trouble all the time, lol!!

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RURAL3 5/7/2010 10:37AM

    You are doing great Nancy. Keep going just don't overdo. I think your swimming is really good for you. How much sleep did you get while DH was gone? Make sure you have those healthy treats in the house to nibble on when you get antsy. Maybe Bucky would like an extra walk. You don't have to go fast. Enjoy the moment and take in the beauty of CO.
I know we are having some strange weather and I am tired all the time. Plus I have eaten more sweets than usual when I was gone. If you are having that knee pain, stick with the swimming. It will be great for it and still give you the exercise. emoticon Carol

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MAUSTIN1200 5/7/2010 7:40AM

    I am just the same as my husband travels a lot and the play center is like free babysitting. I have been trying to have more balanced approach and getting more things done around the house. Also I try and do more sewing as it gives me an alternative thing to do with my thoughts and hands! lol Sounds like your body is telling you to slow down a little. Maybe try a class at your local library and do something completely different. Just a thought... Good luck!

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MZLADY77 5/7/2010 7:34AM

    You know we all have to take one day at a time. Just go alone with flow with exercise that is enjoyable to you. If swimming is your thing..take water aerobics in your area. Walking outdoors is helpful...When overeat - exercise more! When I have tendency to eat more, I will get my jump rope or start doing jumping jacks. That is helpful and do eat small portion. Working too hard to indulge in food. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/7/2010 7:17AM

    I am not sure just what to tell you is best. I have been stuck for a long while too and try to do more exercise but "life" gets in the way. Do listen to your body and maybe try different exercises and see if that helps.

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What's the Matter with Me?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I started this program at 270 pounds with a shape like a barrel. In the last 10 months I have lost 68 pounds and lots of inches. I now am shaped like a woman and I like it. I have changed my lifestyle and my eating habits and feel comfortable with the amount of food I am eating and exerise I do. ( I think that means I have to eat less and exercise more ) emoticon

Today my DH and his brother are coming back from a hiking trip in Canyonlands Utah. DH's brother hasn't seen me since I lost weight - 68 pounds ago, and I want to "impress" him. So this morning I must have tried on 4 or 5 outfits to find the one that looked best. Not one of them pleased me. When I was heavier I always wore loose fitting clothes to hide my "barrel". As I have been losing, I have been wearing better fitting clothes and it feels good. However, this morning I was obsessed with my "muffin top" . How petty. Now at least I have a shape to show a muffin top.

I vow to be more grateful for what I have accomplished and my health and activity and not worry about little flaws.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 5/5/2010 5:35PM

    congrats on your successes, you look great and I am sure it will be noticed.

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RURAL3 5/5/2010 3:58PM

    We are always our own worst critics. I can identify with you though. You will impress your BIL no matter what you wear. Even your old clothes because they will hang on you and he will see how much you have lost. I am sure he will be amazed at the wonderful job you have done. emoticon emoticonjob

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SKINNYPAT62 5/5/2010 1:14PM

    Hi, Daisy! You look fabulous! I know you will get some nice compliments! I have 60 lbs. but have at least 60 more to go! Someday I will look like you!

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ENUFF81020 5/5/2010 2:55AM

    Hi there,
Your brother will be caught off guard by exactly how awesome that you look--as will your husband, since neither of them hasseen you as you now look. It sounds like you and your vrother havea close relationship--that will take care of everything else. I am so glad that you have family who you can celebrate your "new you" with.
Keep a well-deserved smile on your face!
Gentle hugs,

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AELARLEE1 5/4/2010 8:01PM

    Impressive!! Congrats on the success! I bet you will look great!

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CAROLYNVIL 5/4/2010 3:35PM

    emoticon on losing 68 pounds,no small feat. you have done well. I'm sure your brother in law will notice. carolyn

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JBKSMOM 5/4/2010 2:29PM

    Congrats on your 68 pound loss. Sometimes we worry so much about impressing others that we forget to impress oursleves. Keep up the good work.

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AFERRARI 5/4/2010 2:19PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. And remember you are beautiful, dont be so hard on yourself.

Have a great day

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MTNGRL 5/4/2010 11:56AM

    What a fantastic job. So you have a little muffin top, better than the whole pan! Hugs, keep up the good work.

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BOVEY63 5/4/2010 11:54AM

    Congrats on losing the 68 pounds! You're doing great!

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DOLLGURL 5/4/2010 11:25AM

    emoticon...you are doing great!

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SMILEY_75 5/4/2010 11:13AM

    I know whatever outfit you decided on will be the best.
He will notice how good you look for sure.

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    Way to go on your weight loss

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WELLNESSME09 5/4/2010 11:09AM

    emoticonon your weight lose emoticonit won't matter what outfit you wear I'm sure your DH brother will notice... emoticon emoticon

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MZLADY77 5/4/2010 11:08AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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TGROOMS1 5/4/2010 11:05AM

    Great Attitude.

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