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One word... MIRENA! (for the ladies only, sorry guys) :-)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Ladies, is there anyone else out there that has a MIRENA? I got my Mirena inserted in October of 2011. Around the same time I was making the decision to file for divorce as well as struggling with the decision to start my son on Vyvanse. So, I chalked up the weight gain to poor choices and lack of regular exercise. So, then in April I started a new job and met LOTS of wonderful co-workers. And these guys can EAT! LOL... So over the course of the Summer I knew things weren't going well as far as weight goes.

So as the fall approached I changed my eating habits and began a small workout regimine. No change. Usually I can lose weight relatively fast. Then I went in for my annual OB/GYN visit and I was scolded. I knew it was going to be bad but I had gained almost 20 pounds in a year! SHOCKER! Yeah , right! So check this out.... I always complain how all of a sudden I have stomach. I have never had a true "muffin top" or at least not one as noticable as I do now. (well to me it is)

So, since the visit I have started a STRICT and SERIOUS routine. (but it's reasonable and realistic) And since October I have lost a combined total of 3 lbs. That is ALL I left off and kept off! The weird thing is that I keep gaining and losing the SAME 3 blasted pounds. Off to the blogs I went. I googled "weight loss and Mirena" and low and behold there are hundreds, maybe thousands of women with the same problem. It appear the hormone in the mirena has an affect on most women. :-( UGH! It's so convenient but I think I am going to just have it removed and go back to the pill.

All in all - this is what I am facing now. I am going to give myself until Feb 2013 to see at least a measureable change and difference. (and, yes I am measuring as well) I have increased the # of days per week I do cardio and I have added more strength training (yes, I know muscle weighs more than fat. That is why I am measuring too). I hope to see a change as I still have 4 good years left on my Mirena... LOL

Any one else having the same issue??


  
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DDAHUNSI 12/24/2012 12:08PM

    OMG! Is that what is going on with me? I got mine after the birth of my son, Oct 2009 and since I have had the most difficult time losing weight. I have always had a little pouch but never a muffin top. I chalked it up to having a child so close to 40 yrs old. You have prompted me to do some research. Thanks.

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ERICA071678 12/19/2012 6:59AM

    Me too Alicia!!!! :-(

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ALICIAYOUNG1127 12/18/2012 7:14PM

    crap.I didnt realize it until I read your blog! I've been blaming my meds!!! I love the mirena!!

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Weekends Have Been Hard...

Sunday, December 02, 2012

OK - So I have made up an excuse that on Friday's and most Saturday's that it's ok for me to "cheat"... But I seem to take it too far... I'm not being as smart as I should with my cheats nor am I limiting it to ONE day. I start off VERY good on Saturday but by the time I go to bed I have blown it. I don't want to keep doing this anymore. I want to get the will power again to say "no" to over indulging. I want the power to overcome this desire to want to more of something good. This is going to ruin my weight loss efforts. Right now I think I am my own enemy........

  
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X5X52000 12/2/2012 3:27PM

    Football Sundays are killing me! All the snacks and let me whisper it "beer"! The fellas come over and its all over! emoticon

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MONSHEA1 12/2/2012 12:47PM

  I totally agree with you. The last two weekend for me has been the same. I have been overindulging and then feeling guilty but still continue to over eat. I try to repair the damage during the week. Hoping this week and next weekend, we can stay focus on healthy fitness and eating. Have a great week.

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ERICA071678 12/2/2012 9:47AM

    Thank you!!!

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NANNABLACK 12/2/2012 9:40AM

    Weekends are hard for me too. When I finished a meal, I tracked it here. It kept me on track.

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Working From Home

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Tomorrow will be the first day that I become a permanant teleworker for my company. I'm excited yet anxious as well. My biggest fear is having food at my fnger tips. I have a plan to stay on the same schedule I was on while working in the office. I hope it works.

Wish me luck!!

  
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CYWSMILEY 11/13/2012 8:44AM

    I have been working from home now I believe for three years and it is different. There are lots of perks being home. As far as the snacking, I have found that I snack less but I also work harder now. I also find that I have to make sure to get up and do some type of activity every 2 hours or you can get stiff. I love it though. I am going to try to incorporate some of the 10 minute workouts as I work a straight 8 hour shift. I don't have the option of picking my own schedule. If you do, you want to be able to get up and stretch and move around often. Lots of success to you and it can be lots of fun to be at home. I do eat and drink better now because I control what I eat and not the vending machines at an outside job.

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CAROL- 11/4/2012 10:13AM

    You will do fantastic! I love when I can work from home.

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  Stay focus and emoticon . Have a great week.

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Yield Not To Temptation

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

OMG! 2 days in a row at work and they have provided us with DONUTS for breakfast. Fat pills is what I call them. LOL. I have have succeeded in NOT eating a single one. Each day I brought them home to my son. :-) He was happy! emoticon

So, I think I can keep up the good work and stay on track!

  
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Hanging in there...

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Day of being back and it was awesome. I feel great, I'm eating great and I am just great! Ha ha!
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    Sounds great! :) Way to go.

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~Sonya

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    Move forward!

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