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Saturday, September 20, 2014

After my last visit to the specialist, there has been another change in meds. 2 pills are gone being replaced by another shot. This is working now so I have to just accept the shots. One thing she did say was that my weight loss was due to the pills I was taking and now expect to gain some weight back. I was so disappointed with this as it's not like I wasn't trying to lose. Well she was right and I did regain 4 lbs out of the 21 I had lost. The good news is that it seems to have stabilized. I do hope it stops here.

How tricky this disease is, so many trials and errors to get things right. Things were going so great and then overnite everything went bad. Readjustment has been awful but at least now I'm on the right track again and feeling better. Phew.....

  
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TOPSBEAR 9/20/2014 10:11AM

    you sure have that right!

I have been diabetic for 30 some years and just when I have it down pat and think I have a handle on it....something changes, for one reason or another.
Lose a little weight , med need adjusting, gain a little weight meds need adjusting. Change an insulin or oral med, again, adjustments needed. whether in food or exercise. My head spins with the amount of times I have been disappointed with weight gains beyond my control and on the flip side...extremely happy when weight has started to come off again.

I have tried everything I can think of to stabilize these effects, and I can not even rely on that vast knowledge of being in the weight loss business for most of 40 years. sometimes I feel like you have to fly by the seat of your pants , with your fingers crossed, to get through some times that this disease throws at me.

But the one thing that does keep me trying to find some control within it is the fact... that even though I don't see it physically, diabetes is waging a silent war on all my organs . Because of that, I try seriously to keep myself in as good a health as I can, with good numbers and trying to lose weight. It is all I can do.

Some days are a lot easier than other days .....

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Join forces!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I see so many ads on TV that promote weight loss, take this pill, that supplement and it will help you lose weight. Drug companies push appetitive suppressants but no one addresses the real issues. The real issue is in your mind! All the appetite suppressants won't help because my mind tells me to eat whether I'm hungry or not. That doesn't matter. I eat when I'm happy, sad, hungry, full, overstuffed or you can name the reason or no reason at all. Drug companies don't address this because it's too hard and elusive to do so. How do you enter someone's mind? How do you help them see a problem so deeply buried for years. A problem when found is so complex that there is no simple solution. A problem that is constantly changing just enough that the solution must be constantly evolving too. Everyday we all fight an unseen enemy, some days we make progress and some days we regress. We don't give up because it's in our nature to fight and we join forces because it's easier to battle with an army than to battle alone.

  
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TOPSBEAR 9/16/2014 2:27PM

    Besides all of that, why would they honestly change their marketing stratagies? They are selling a dream to the people that don't have the will power, or the knowledge to fight a food addiction or in some cases pure laziness. This is a multi billion dollar industry that is making many men and women rich off the dreams and hopes of peoples desires to be thinner, more handsome/prettier and in some cases, believing they would be more desirable to the opposite sex.

This industry spans not just pharmetcuticals, but also game shows, reality shows, books, magazines, Clinics and retreats, infomercials, documentaries AND hundreds of studies and research programsAnd even then I have probably missed some!

No they will not offer an honest product that will actually work for everyone, that would be like killing the goose that laid the golden eggs! It would put them, the marketers, the inventors, the scientists, and writers and whomever else that benefits, out of a way to make a lot of money effortlessly.

yeah we may struggle with these issues of weight and its control, but at least, most of us are not buying into the dream they are pedalling to get all our money.

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Turned a new number!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

There is something about seeing that scale turn a new number in the downward position. Going from 40's to 30's and then 30's to 20's and now to the teens is so exciting. It's been slow going but it's also been sticking instead of going up and down. Everyday, I feel better, more energy and eating better. The best part is there is no agonizing hunger. The weight is dropping without excessive trying. Everyday exercises are very tolerable and my food is satisfying as well as healthy. The satisfying part is so important to keep doing this. So I've lost over 20 lbs and hopefully by Christmas, I'll be back at my lowest weight. I'm looking forward to it!

  
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TOPSBEAR 9/12/2014 7:08PM

    nice news! glad things are coming together for you! emoticon

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NHES220 9/10/2014 10:23AM

    Congrats, glad that things are going well for you! Keep up teh great work!

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No internet service for Thurs.

Friday, September 05, 2014

We lost our phone and internet service all day today. It came back at midnight but it was too late for me to log in for Thurs. I had a great streak going but this messed it up.
I didn't miss not having a phone but I sure did miss my iPad. Regardless, I still did my exercises and watched my food.

  
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JUSTYNA7 9/8/2014 9:45AM

    I sure miss my Spark Tracker. It was like an extention of my ankle for a while and every time I sat down at the computer it was affirming that I was in MOTION. But it died and it is still under warentee so has been sent back... OK just asked DH and it has not been sent back yet emoticon anyways... I have still been keeping active even without the feedback. I can do it, but like you without the internet it is not the same. At least we have established good habits, eh? Justyna

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RASPBERRY56 9/5/2014 5:17AM

    Hate it when that happens.......

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The most important thing is that it did NOT stop you from doing what you needed to do - streaks can be restarted online, but you know what you did in the greater scheme of things, and that's the most important thing!

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My yoga session

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Yesterday was my first real yoga session. It kicked my butt! 5 mins in, I was sweating, 10 mins later I was dripping wet. It was a 20 min session but I felt like it lasted an hour. If I keep this up I can definitely see the benefits. At least I can modify those moves I can't do but in time I hope to do all the moves.

It's a new month and taking stock of last month, I lost 4 lbs. it's not a lot but it's better than nothing or gaining. I have lost half of what I had regained and will be working on the other half. Maybe by Christmas I'll be there. Losing so slowly, I hope this sticks this time.

  
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JUSTYNA7 9/8/2014 9:42AM

    I think you are right, it is helpful to exercise WITH someone. Amazing how you can sweat doing stretches and holding poses. Makes sense. I remember rolling my eyes at lunges and then a friend showed me how they were really important for getting up from a chair. Because of my knee problems I have "adapted" how I sit and get up from sitting so I rarely lunge. She then showed me how to "squat" the way her kick boxing instructor has them do it and ... aha! I suddenly could really feel the burn with holding that position. And I could do it without hurting my knees using her technique. Old dogs do learn new tricks. We are going to DO this!

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REGINAROLLINS 9/2/2014 10:47AM

  Yoga is hard but it will be worth the pain in the long run-I really should do that-it is great exercise-good luck-by Christmas you will be a new woman!!!!!!

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