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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I struggle each day to make sure that I eat healthy and exercise. There are days where it comes so easy and there are days where it is a struggle.

I know that I'm not alone in these struggles. We each struggle in our own ways. It is when we acknowledge these struggles that we begin to succeed.

This morning, I had an appointment at the weight loss center with the dietitian. At this appointment, I had to come up with 3 goals to focus on for the month.

My 3 goals are:
1. Use my Fitbit to track my steps with the goal of 5500 steps a day. I will be expanding on this goal once it is achieved.

2. Use sparkpeople to track my food for 3 days a week. This includes weighing and measuring my food.

3. Drink 64 oz of water per day.

My calorie intake set by sparkpeople fairly close to what they want me to doing.

I was told today to focus on my goals and not the numbers on the scale. The numbers will eventually move once I start following my goals.

Today is day 1 of my goals for the next month. So here goes nothing...

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PENNYSAVER2 12/2/2014 5:31PM

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MADAMES 12/2/2014 5:02PM

    You can do this!


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WALLAHALLA 12/2/2014 3:55PM

    Here's to emoticon ! I look forward to reading about your successes!

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JMARISK 12/2/2014 2:08PM

    Those are fantastic goals. There will be up days and down days, but eventually you'll have more up than down. Good for you for being so committed to a healthy lifestyle.

You got this!

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    Those are great goals!!

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Exercise and more exercise...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Exercise~it is so important to stay healthy and lose weight. I'm relearning that fact.

Each day, I strive to get 5500-7500 steps a day. The weight loss center wants me to strive for 7500 steps per day. Most days, I get 7500 or more steps.

Yesterday was one of those days that I just made 5500 steps. I know why...I spent way to much time sitting and driving.

Today, I'm striving for 7500 steps. I'm not doing well so far but I still have time. Tonight, I have my adult dance class. I'm taking a 5 week ballet and tap class. I have found that I don't have as much coordination as I thought I did. Ballet and I don't really get along. I'm modify the moves because of my knees. My instructor has been great and understands my knee issues. We will have a performance in December. I'm nervous and excited about it. We are doing a really neat routine to Carol of the Bells.

Take a moment today and exercise... 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes or longer. It does help! It makes you healthier.

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PENNYSAVER2 11/20/2014 3:14PM

    I think your dance class is neat. I've always thought ballet was interesting. I wasn't able to participate as a child. Reading your blog gives me hope that I can still possibly experience it as an adult.😂 keep moving! You can do it!

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MADAMES 11/20/2014 1:14PM

    emoticon You are so right about exercise! It is often a battle, but it is a battle worth fighting!

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You Love Yourself...

Friday, November 14, 2014

I am a big fan of motivational/inspirational pictures and quotes. I found this one on Tuesday.

I needed to read these words because Wednesday was my first appointment at the weight loss clinic.

I can say that I was scared, nervous and excited for the appointment. These words reminded me why I was going to the weight loss clinic. I love myself.

My appointment went well. I had my eyes opened at the appointment. I'm not getting enough protein in my diet. I'm not exercising enough. I was weighed and measured. I have new starting points.

I was given 3 things to do when I left my appointment: track my food, exercise and get 7500 steps a day. I started re-tracking my food yesterday. I started exercising again on Wednesday night. I'm working towards the 7500 step goal.

I have a really good support system. My brother on Wednesday night wanted to see my notebook and decided we were going to play Wii while I was there doing laundry. 2 hours later, I was tired and sweating. Lots of fun--bowling, table tennis, canoeing, cycling and sword fighting. My parents have always supported me. I just need to get my dad to realize that its not a diet but a lifestyle change.

I have an appointment in December with the dietitian. I'm nervous for that appointment. I'm afraid that I am not going to like what I hear but I'm slowly making changes now to my food to help me in the long run.

I'm doing all the things the picture says because I do love myself.

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PENNYSAVER2 11/14/2014 6:32PM

    You are worth the effort. emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 11/14/2014 2:41PM

    The battle is won or lost in the mind. You CAN do it.

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LESLEE33 11/14/2014 2:06PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track to reaching all of your goals, and changing your lifestyle to help make you successful. I wish you all the best. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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Moving Forward

Monday, November 10, 2014

Last week, I had an appointment with my PCP for a 6 month exam. I had blood work done and we went over the results. My cholesterol was up 8 points. Now, I'm not on any medications at this time to manage my cholesterol. My PCP has been wonderful about me working on my diet and exercise to lower my numbers. I thought for sure that she would put me on medication at this appointment.

I asked her about medical weight loss. She said that yes I am a candidate for surgery. I told her that I didn't want to have surgery that I want to do medical management weight loss. She gave me two options for medical management weight loss. She and I had a very good discussion about it.

I choose to go with a weight loss center. As it happens, they require you to attend an information session prior to making an appointment. I attended the session and obtained all the needed information. I've filled out the paperwork, submitted it and scheduled my appointment. My first appointment is on Wednesday.

I'm going to learn about the traditional plan. I don't plan on having surgery unless it medically necessary and recommend by the physicians there.

My only concern is that I am a stress/emotional eater. I know this about myself. I have been since I was a teenager. It is also a concern my parents have. My parents are extremely supportive of my decision which is why they have voiced their concern to me.

I had to do a behavioral analysis which I had to answer if I was a stress/emotional eater. I did. I'm hoping that they will be able to help me with this.

So moving forward is what I'm doing. Water is becoming my friend again. Some days are better than others. Today happens to be a good day.

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In a blink of an eye...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You think that you are doing so well on your own without tracking and then WHAM... Out of nowhere those pounds have found their way back.

I know that it takes several days, weeks, months and years for the weight gain to happen. Our daily weight changes 2-5 pounds given the day and time you weigh.

I've had a pretty serious weight gain. I haven't been tracking my food or drinking my water or even getting daily exercise (some days I just barely make my steps).

I'm taking steps to get myself back on track. Right now I'm not ready to start tracking again. I know that tracking helps. I'm working on portion sizes right now. I need to get that under control first.

I love that Fitbit now has challenges that you can do with your friends. I'm currently in 5 challenges this week. 4 Workweek challenges and a Daily challenge which have encouraged me to get up a move. I've set my StandUp alarm and I'm moving every 30 minutes during the day.

I found my 32 oz Naglene bottle yesterday. I'm currently working my way through my 1st bottle. I'll have 2 done by this evening.

I have a doctor's appointment next week. I need to show my doctor that I am making an effort to lose weight. I have a feeling that she is going to put me on cholesterol medications. I'm also going to be talking to her about medical weight loss. I feel that I need to be held accountable to someone right now. I'm attending a free information session on weight loss next week also.

I need to take back my life. I'm taking steps to do so. Any encouragement is greatly appreciated!

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MADAMES 10/29/2014 3:45PM

    You CAN do this...one baby step at a time. You are right; tracking is key to success!


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PENNYSAVER2 10/29/2014 1:57PM

    I'm glad to hear from you. Hang in there. This process is NOT easy. Do what you need to do to be the healthiest you can be. Keep making small changes in the RIGHT direction. You will be back on track soon. I believe that you CAN do it!!

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SOTEIRA75 10/29/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon I lost a lot a weight and stopped working out and started eating without tracking... I'm now back on track but yeah... those pounds found a way to creep back up on me... and I assure you much faster than they came off... lol

Good to see you are back on track, have a great day!! :)

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