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I'm doing ok. . .

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I've been looking back over where I've come over this last year, and I can honestly say I'm doing okay. I'm not going to belabor myself with all the things I've yet to accomplish, I'm just going to enjoy the successes for a moment. . .something I rarely do. Who would have thought that I would be where I am today? I must admit that I had thought it, but the reality of my situation is much greater than I could have even imagined.

Today I'm just thankful for my life, my children, and family. I hear so many things happening around me on a daily basis, that I'm just thankful to God for his continuous covering and blessings upon me and my household. Hearing about the recent death of a 36 year old mom to breast cancer, is an eye opener and call to continued better health management. My prayers and assistance go to the aunt who is my friend, and who is trying to keep the remaining teenage son (who is autistic) in some sense of normalcy.

  
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BASILLOVESME123 9/3/2009 10:18AM

    Keep the Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)...it's a good start and a good way to keep on track.

bob

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Went to the Doctor today. . .

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I went to the doctor today to figure out why I've been so tired and why, with all that I have been doing, I haven't loss any additional weight. Come to find out that I'm not eating enough. Can you believe it? Especially since I have increased my workout regimen to prepare for this marathon. My blood sugar was only 71, which explains my recent cravings and extreme tiredness. I've been ordered to increase my protein intake and eat protein in small intervals about every 3 hours. I was happy that's all it was. I guess even though I've lost a lot of weight and got off my high blood pressure medicine and borderline diabetes, I still have not escaped my hypoglycemia.

He gave me a new diet to follow that will help with my protein intake and ease my fears about gaining weight after working so hard to keep it off. He actually told me that by increasing my protein I should see even more weight loss, because my body will be getting what it needs, thus allowing me to shed pounds and ease cravings.

  
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SHERRILYN1227 6/26/2009 1:05AM

    Dotty,

A lot of us after WLS, have hypoglycemic episodes. I had hypoglycemia prior to my surgery and more so after losing my weight as well. I am glad that it was nothing more serious than that! Congratulations on your weight loss success!

Smiles:)

She
rri

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BASILLOVESME123 6/25/2009 12:24PM

    Glad you have a handle on the issue, Dot. I'm following the hypoglycemic route myself, so I have to eat frequently and be even more conscious of what I eat.

You'll get through this, just stick with it.

bob

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And Today's My Last Day. . .

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's hard to believe that today is my last day of counseling. I've gone through many discoveries since beginning my sessions, and I feel as if I'll be losing a dear friend. It's amazing how someone can open your eyes to your surroundings and help you to realize that you are truly free! I feel not only like I've lost a tremendous amount of weight physically, but spiritually too. I've discovered that food was a hugh bandage for me, and peeling back the covering can reveal things that you are sometimes not really prepared to see.

I have found that the weight loss has not changed me so much in that I'm a different person, but that the person I've been all along is peeking out more and more. . .she's been in hiberation for a very long time! Look out world, because she coming out, if you're prepared for it or not! emoticon

  
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DOTTY7267 2/26/2009 1:30PM

    Thanks again for recommending this book. I've looked into reading it the other day while searching Amazon.com. Now I'm even more interested in pursuing it as you've mentioned it several times now. Once again, thanks for the recommendation. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 2/25/2009 8:36PM

    Dr. ROGER GOULD, says the same thing in "SHRINK YOURSELF". That book is so worth reading.

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Eventually A bright light appears!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yesterday I spent the holiday in the hospital getting a long overdue examination. You would think with my family history, and everything that has happened within the last 2 years, I would have dedicated more time to maintaining my own health, but surprise, I havent! I think I had been procrastinating in this area due to fear that I would have something discovered that I would have to deal with. I know its crazy but sometimes you feel like the unknown is better sometimes. But since my oldest sister was admitted to the hospital because her cancer had spread to her back and the chemo was not working, I immediately scheduled my colonoscopy.

The only day that I could do it, without going through the rigors of trying to get time off during a vacation freeze, was the holiday. So, on the weekend of multiple celebrations, I participated in a cleansing process. It was all worth it because my results came out fine. I can't begin to tell you the relief I felt. 2008 has been very trying for me and my family as we struggle to deal with all the medical concerns that are upon us (some hereditary/some self inflicted). I know that 2009 will be much better - it has to be! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel (I tell myself), sometimes the tears can cause blurring of the vision.

  
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JIBBIE49 1/20/2009 11:28AM

    You aren't alone. I read a medical article here on SPARKS and the scientists found that only 12% of people after a heart attack or cancer cure, actually CHANGED their lives. These were people who faced DEATH. So, you aren't alone.

GLAD you are here now.

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Me Today

Monday, December 29, 2008

I must admit that is has been an adventure thus far. Since having surgery I've lost quite a bit of weight, but the battle is with becoming more tone. I've also had to battle with people's need to express how "they feel" about my weight loss. It's funny (not ha!ha!) how people will state to me how they don't think I should lose anymore weight and/or that I look like I'm starving and need to eat something. What's interesting to me is that when I was heavy, no one would have nor did they ever come up to me and say "you're full" or don't you think it's time to lose weight.

I think its very interesting how people think that you have to be a certain way for them to be okay.

I've been going through many changes emotionally; dealing with things in relation to food that I did not even know was an issue. I've begun counseling which has helped me tremendously. I could not believe how much food was used as a "gap filler" for me, and now I have to deal with "things" without the escapes. I just wish I had identified these things years ago and learned to deal with them head on.

  
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MYDIETLOG10 1/1/2009 9:02AM

    Dottie... it sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work and dont worry about what others think - isnt it funny that everyone else always thinks they have the answers for how we should be behaving... so glad youre in therapy - I'm sure that will help you to grow and complete this life change that you have begun in such a way as to maintain the success that you are currently experiencing!!

Way go go!!
Nancy

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JIBBIE49 12/30/2008 10:10AM

    I'm glad counseling is helping. As your counselor if s/he know about the book "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. on stopping emotional eating and the yo-yo cycle. It isn't a "Diet" book at all, but WHY we use food for other than nutrition.

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