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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hey everyone! I've been a little MIA checking in here. But, I'm doing good. I'm still sparking along. I've been feeling stronger in all regards. I've been staying on track with my workouts and I've been able to get most days spot on with nutrition.

Today I had Mexican for lunch with the office. I could have really off the reservation because I have this emoticon for Mexican food. However, I ordered two grilled chicken tacos (only chicken), and I added some pico de gallo. I ate a few chips and salsa but literally just a few. emoticon I think I'm going to be able to stay in range with my food today which is emoticon

I just wanted to say emoticon I have to run for now!!

Keep Sparkin'


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NATURALLYME126 8/28/2014 5:48PM

    Way to go Becky!! I don't know if I would of been as strong as you were. I am proud of you friend. :0)

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SEATTLE58 8/26/2014 4:30PM

    emoticon to you too, and it's so good to hear from you once again. You're doing so well, not me though. Still struggling every day! I keep Sparkin' though and that's the main thing because it shows that I'm not giving up! emoticon

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EMILYB8379 8/26/2014 2:56PM

    Way to go! Treated yourself but held strong, too! emoticon

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Workout even when you don't want to....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Working out doesn't have to be something you always want to do. However, when you do it, you'll feel accomplished and proud!

Today I did not feel well. But I worked out anyway. It feels good to be done with my workout and feel like I actually did something today!

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WHITNEYLD 8/20/2014 8:34PM

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    I often feel better after forcing myself to work out.

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    Way to go!

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Blood work normal.....

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I am frustrated right now. I'm happy that my labs came back normal. All of them! However, it still doesn't explain my fatigue. Like right now, I'm so sleepy and I need to find some energy to workout. I do not know where that energy is going to come from. I could go to sleep right now. I realize that my doctor says "workout more, lose weight" but I feel like that's the easy answer. I really feel like something else is going on but when the blood work comes back normal, what do you do?

Anyway - other than this minor hiccup I'm doing okay. I've worked out every day but one this week. And one night I went to bed at 730pm and was so refreshed the following day so that was nice. I really don't want to have to keep going to bed at that time just to feel refreshed.

My food has been pretty good. I've been on target with nutrition minus the stupid magic cookie bars that a patient brought in today. They were so flippin' good!!! emoticon I ate three but then threw them away. more darn sugar!!!!! emoticon However, other than that I've eaten perfect! emoticon

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WHITNEYLD 8/18/2014 10:12AM

    emoticon Glad you had a good check up! I was out of town for an anniversary trip to Put-in-Bay, Kelley's Island area. We had a lot of fun, but I had some drinks and ate out every day!

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    You know, I have actually cut out carbs besides fruits & veggies at breakfast and lunch for the most part & I feel like I have more energy. I haven't looked at your log so don't know what you've been doing lately but I know that has helped me keep my energy up.
I wonder if it could be your pituitary like Janet said. Hmm, maybe start keeping a log of hours you sleep and how you feel so you can bring it to your next drs appt or find some trends yourself. Does your body bug allow you to track sleep? My fitbit band lets me track sleep and shows times I am restless

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    When that happened to me it was my pituitary not working and that didn't show on labwork.

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    Maybe you are eating something that is triggering your blood sugar. Try cutting back on carbs and see if that helps. Eat less starch and more veggies and fruits.

Comment edited on: 8/14/2014 9:04:27 PM

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SEATTLE58 8/14/2014 8:43PM

    One little hiccup in the eating isn't going to do much damage at all, Becky! Just learn from it and know that a little bit actually can make you more successful, if you stop at the little bit! That's the sneaky part about it, isn't it?! It's so good that your blood tests came back normal. Actually that's very awesome! You could just be so tired of working 40 hr. weeks? Are you working more than that? Just wondering cuz I care about you, good buddy! Hugs to you! emoticon

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Yearly doctor's visit

Monday, August 11, 2014

I do not like going to the doctor. I mean, when you tell your physician that you're always tired, one would think she would be more concerned. She said "you've gained some weight since last year" I explained that I was aware and that I am finally back in a position where I can exercise again. I explained that I was really doing well over the last month and hoped to have this weight off soon. She said "well, since you're overweight, and haven't been exercising, that's probably why you're tired" She is doing labwork and if it's normal she said she wants me to keep exercising.

DUH! I mean, I'm sure her intentions were good, but I REALLY do not think that me being exhausted all the time is because I'm overweight. It was like this before and she said it was Vitamin D. Now, it's because I'm overweight. UGH!


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NATURALLYME126 8/14/2014 8:28AM

    That really stinks Becky. I hope she gives you some answers honey. I am often tired too. But I know it is usually because of lack of sleep. I started taking B12 again which helps me a lot.

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BUFFYSMOM2 8/14/2014 6:46AM

    Hang in there, Becky! Get another opinion. You deserve it.
Big Hugs!
You are right. I doubt you are fatigued because of a little weight gain. Now if you had gained 100 lbs...then maybe I could see it. LOL!!

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    I would find another doctor to visit and ask for labs to check your thyroid and D levels. Don't put up with that answer! I am proof of that.... great eating and good exercise did nothing for me because my adrenals, thyroid and pituitary weren't working right.

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SEATTLESIMS 8/11/2014 6:32PM

    Ugh, I hate it when the doc is dismissive. I've had that too. Years ago I started Vit D and other stuff and it really helped turn me around.. although it could have been the other stuff! ;) I also started on thyroid about that same time and think the whole changed up help! good luck and i hope you figure it out!

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MKBWNSUGAR 8/11/2014 2:27PM

    Her bedside manner could have been better, but at lease you're getting the lab work done and like was said, maybe it will tell something. emoticon

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    Maybe the labs will show something to explain your fatigue. I hope it's nothing serious. If not then then maybe the doctor could be right. It would be a relief if it were that easy. I know I feel a lot more fatigue after just gaining a few pounds or not exercising for a few days. I take a daily multivitamin, vitamin d, and vitamin c to make sure I get my vitamin and mineral needs in.

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WHITNEYLD 8/11/2014 11:17AM

    Hope you get some answers! emoticon

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Happy August Friends!

Friday, August 01, 2014

It is here. It's a new month!!! emoticon I cannot believe that it's August already.

My July was pretty good. I took a nice long needed break from everything and then on the 14th hit the restart button! emoticon

Stats since July 14th include:
1. I have lost 9 pounds
2. I have started strength training 5-6/week.
3. I have done cardio 3-4/week.
4. I have been prepping food and staying on track.
5. I have been having one/week cheat but a lot smaller cheat than usual (i.e. one cone or a stay at home cheat with a little bit bigger dinner/dessert combo).
6. I have not been craving any of my food vices as much (pizza, ice cream, beer, popcorn). In fact I haven't eaten popcorn or had pizza in over two weeks.
7. I am feeling amazing!!!!!!!
8. My stress level has decreased.

So, I'm excited to see what a month of this will do. My online trainer is REALLY helping! It's great being held accountable with someone who wants you to succeed as much as you do. And it's nice because he checks up on me or encourages me when I DO want to have pizza. He reminds me what I'm trying to do and that is to get healthy, get fit and stay there.

Feeling great about you?

Let's make the month of August amAzing together! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I missed this blog, great job! 9 lbs is amazing! I was so happy this morning I weighed in and had lost 2 lbs! Feels like FOREVER since the scale has actually gone down :) Let's keep up the awesomeness, Becky! this is OUR year! I want to feel amazing come new years day 2015

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WHITNEYLD 8/6/2014 2:36PM

    Wow, so happy to hear you're doing well! I have been wondering. Good luck with August! Hope to hear another update soon!

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TRENTDREAMER 8/3/2014 2:48PM

    Really glad to hear that the trainer is working for and with you.

Continued success.

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    You are doing so great!!!!! Keep it up!

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    Good job! I hope you have a great month!!

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    Awesome job

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