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Friday, October 14, 2011

Day One, Again, Officially, per working with my doctor. emoticon

My lab work came back and let's just say I need to be absolutely consistent with my plan and be very serious about getting this weight off. The plan he put me on is exactly what SP has encouraged all along.

Exercise is a little trickier. I am not allowed to walk because of the arthristis in the foot, however I am allowed to do water aerobics provided the pool is warm.

I needed to HEAR it. I go back for more labs just before turkey day and a follow-up just after. I plan to stun myself with progress!

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TABBYARTS 10/18/2011 9:08AM

    The questionisL you you have access to a heated pool?

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GOATGIRLJM 10/16/2011 12:38AM

    U go girl!

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GENEALOGYGAL 10/14/2011 10:01PM

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ABC's of Consistency (well, some of them)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

(I will do A-G and hope somebody can provide the rest. I just don't have them)

A: Attitude. 90% of the game! Take on the attitude that YOU ARE IN CONTROL!!!!! YOU design and control your habits.

B: Belief. Visualize what you want to become and take steps to get yourself there. I emphasize steps. It is so much easier to see yourself as what you will be with each little step.

C: Confidence. Sometimes it comes in small doses with each little accomplishment you conquer. Get excited about change. Be around others for mutual support.

D: Determination. Be determined to succeed.

E: Emotional discipline. By watching what you eat and do you are increasing your energy.

F: Fear. Face it. I know, easier said than done. It would help if you know what you fear. Sometimes we're doing great and we turn around and self-sabotage.

G: Goals. This is so basic. Tick off your little accomplishments and steps you have conquered. Be proud of them! They snowball!

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 10/14/2011 11:09AM

    This is GREAT!!! "I" internalize...make what you learn a new part of who you are. Good choices need to be more than thinking about them...it should be automatic.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/14/2011 10:53AM

    I really like what you've done.
How about
"H" for Hope

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GOATGIRLJM 10/13/2011 8:57PM

    Keep up the good work.

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To a Healthy Day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

emoticon Cheers! Looking back what was working for me physically :

eating a high protein breakfast. emoticon
eating fresh from the rainbow (red bell peppers & tomatoes, green avacado and spinach, yellow banana, blueberries and an assortment of colors in my veggie soup) emoticon
carefully planning meals and snacks emoticon
making sure I take ALL my supplements emoticon
drinking ALL the recommended water emoticon
exercising at least 30 minutes per day, even if broken up into several segments emoticon



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GRAMMAP1 10/12/2011 9:55PM

    Looks like a great plan. Keep at it, my Friend! emoticon

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PARAEAST 10/12/2011 12:45PM

    I hope you enjoy your day, great plan, back to basics!

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GOATGIRLJM 10/12/2011 9:58AM

    Keep up the good work.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/12/2011 9:10AM

    That's great, so positive. You're so right to say let's get back to what works, what's good for us. Thanks for the reminder.

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PRECIOUSMAZIE 10/12/2011 9:09AM

    Back to the basics! I'm with ya!

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SMIDGON 10/12/2011 7:17AM

    I so enjoy your 'refeshing' blogs.


Comment edited on: 10/12/2011 7:18:17 AM

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Stuff it in

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Don't expect this to make sense.

I'm having a struggle and am using eating to stuff it in. I'm not even sure what the struggle is, though I have a good idea. Meanwhile, there are leftovers in the icebox that I neither want to freeze or hand over to my outside animals. That is something in my past about eating because the kids in China are starving (yeah, I grew up in the 60's) and having a grandmother that grew up in the depression and every iota is precious.

I told my accountability partner I would have to bite the bullet and get this stuff out of the house. Most of it isn't mine in the first place - it's things I made for hubby before he left for his hunting trip. I have to adopt a different mindset. I thought I had done this but obviously not.

OK, inventory of the great stuff I do have on hand and can incorporate into tomorrow's meal plan. Watermelon, bananas, winter squash, grains (brown rice and barley already cooked), frozen strawberries, salmon (canned and a frozen filet), tofu, fiber one (which makes a great breading when ground up), yogurt, cottage cheese, and elk.

I just made my case: I can eat healthy and I can make compost out of the junk.

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SMIDGON 10/12/2011 6:11AM

    I grew up way before you girls [won't say how long]. Parents grew up during depression. I come basically from German heritage. I also heard about the poor children in China.

Usually, though, we had no leftovers. Still it was a lot of potatoes, startchy foods.

That's my 'comfort foods'.



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RGEETING 10/12/2011 12:05AM

    Wow... lots of leftovers... I grew up in the 60's, too... and had a grandma that went through the depression... and I'm an MK (missionary kid), married to a Dutchman (known for being very "frugal"), and now a missionary wife... so it's VERY hard to throw away ANY food!

When I can get over all that... and I really can't find anyone else to take the food and I can't eat it... my plan is to ruin the food with dishsoap or something... :-) Even just writing it, I find it so wasteful...

Glad your plan is workable!

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Friday, October 07, 2011

The mysterious swelling in my foot has gone down considerably but I kept my doc appnt anyway. He immediately saw it was swelled, much to my surprise compared to what it was. He ordered x-rays and told me to "walk to live". Translation - go to the bathroom and otherwise stay off it. (He did give me permission to do upper body exercising). Next appnt next week. Meanwhile he perscribed a diuretic that also lowers bp. It also messes with potassium levels which in turn effects muscle spasms.

I feel like I just stepped into a hole. The med also makes me a little light-headed. Or is that the fibro? I do have a special shop to make tommorrow to get an early b'day present for hubby. It's only a two-day sale and I expect the item to fly off the shelf, plus he'll be leaving for hunting soon. I want to be sure he gets it. I'll need all my strength and will just pop in and out of the shop. I feel a little guilty going against doc orders but will feel worse if I don't get the item.

Ok, one little thing at a time. Just a week. Just a week.

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RGEETING 10/12/2011 12:17AM

    Is the swelling any better? Hope you've been able to be "good" and stay off of your feet! When's your next appt..?

My dr has me on (warning... all my spellings of meds are probably wrong - sorry)carvedilol for bp, and fluerisimide - a diuretic which lowers bp as well, to which he added lysinopril at my last visit to get the swelling down. He also took me off the Naproxin (Aleve - which I take for fibro and knee pain) except for when I'm really hurting - because it inhibits the other pills from working.... But now - my ankles have been skinny for 2 months or so! Love seeing my ankles again!

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GRAMMAP1 10/8/2011 1:19AM

    That must be very painful. I think the lower on your legs you have pain, the harder it is to maneuver. Do what you have to do and then as others say; REST. I will pray for you. emoticon emoticon

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SMIDGON 10/7/2011 7:26PM

    Take it easy, and, God Bless!


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TABBYARTS 10/7/2011 6:37PM

Whenever you can.
Get well soon!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/7/2011 5:16PM

    Wow, you've had that swelling for a long time. Hope the doctor has put you on good medicine. Yes, sometimes fibro can make you feel lightheaded. It's called" fibro fog", not fun.
Hope you do feel better soon.

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GOATGIRLJM 10/7/2011 2:23PM

    I hope u feel better and heal soon.

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PICKIE98 10/7/2011 2:01PM

    I have been on lasix for years,, it can make you tired, maybe woozy if you are still adjusting,, eat bananas!! Major potassium source, which is one thing the diuretic immediately depletes.
When I worked with cardiacs, the one thing they always got on their meal trays was: sliced bananas in orange juice. IT is very delicious and extremely high in potassium!!

Take a nap when you get home, put those feet up on a pillow or recliner later!!

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DEBBIEDAY 10/7/2011 1:51PM

    emoticonsorry you in a fix! do be careful and hopefully a few days R & R will find the swelling better!!!!

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