Friday, May 16, 2008
I replied: "You misunderstood, I did not say "I am thirsty", I said I was hungry"!
Then my boyfriend repeated: "We just had a great meal. Take that glass of water, drink it all, let's take a nice walk outside, and if you are still hungry, we'll have carrots and celery!"
At first, I felt a little frustrated by his answer... My taste buds wanted something crispy, and sweet or salty, and I don't know really, but I wasn't "in the mood" for another glass of water (I do take my 8 glasses every day)!
Okay: I did tell him I needed support for loosing weight, but I did not expect HIM, to tell Me What to do!?!
It took me a minute, after drinking that glass of water, to finally realize how helpful his advice was! And of course, I knew this was the good thing to do, but sometimes, we do not want to listen to that nice little voice inside our head, right?
So thank you my dear Friend! You just saved me from doing something I would have regretted, and in the end, I was really thirsty! Wish you could always be there, and wish I would listen more, even when it does not really sound like what I wanted to hear!
Sunday, May 04, 2008
ILLNESS: this is what made me gain the most weight.
What a good reason...
Or is it really? One of the frustration of this situation was the fact that most of the people I knew, who got ill, LOST weight, not GAINED it!
Since January 2006, I am taking CORTISONE. For those of you, who don't know about this medication, it usually makes your face swell, inflated like a BIG Balloon... And it made me crave like crazy for SWEETS! (Itís a common thing among cortisone ďusersĒ). My doctor told me it saved my life, and I know he was right. But after taking it for so long, it was making me so sick (it does have a very long list of side effects), we are now TRYING a new medication called CELLCEPT. Pretty impressive side effects though: shortness of breath, dizzy spells, palpitations, numbness - for almost all the left side of my body sometimes! But they should all be temporary, since my body should get use to this new chemical in a couple or more months from now, so my doctor says.
But I guess what I am really trying to say here, is that, whatever the medical condition we might have to put up with, we should not worsen our situation by beating ourselves up, right? So why do I jump on a chocolate bar or a big bowl of ice cream whenever I am having a hard day?
What my Best friend would probably tell me is: now is a good time for taking real good care of yourself, with the Best of what Life has to offer. And I know now that those Best things are: fresh air, water, fruits and veggies, playing with my son, laughing with my husband, talking with my friends, walking and having fun with exercise and activities.
And Iíd like you to meet my Best friend now: itís Me!!!
So thank you for reading this, I feel so much better already!
Be careful though, as you should take a step back: 'cause this message will auto-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2... ;-)
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I have been here since February 2nd and took all that time to read and surf around the website and I am so amazed by all the possibilities SparkPeople offers!
I have a complicated health problem, and I have a full time job, with a young boy to take care of, and bills to pay like everyone else. I do have a wonderful husband who provides and takes care of us and does everything he can, but sometimes, every little thing looks so BIG and overwhelming.
Something happened last week though: I took all my Saturday to clean the whole house, and I enjoyed it. Sunday was the commemorative ceremony for my father's death (he died of cancer last year, age 64).
And then it hit me, I finally had the Spark! Was it the smell of Spring, that beautiful sunshine, the sweet breeze, the warmth of the family, I do not know. But here I am, two months later, and I want that change!
I am ready to become part of that beautiful community, since I understand better now, all the power it provides to each and everyone who participates.
So here I am,
and welcome to my new life!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I remember, I was 20 years old and wanted to loose a few pounds (maybe 5 pounds). People were telling me things like: "we won't see you if you loose even one!"
They were being nice, I know. Today I know that I was beautiful back then, even though I felt I needed to look thinner. All I needed was a little exercise, and I guess that is the kind of advice I would have preferred.
Because that is all there is to know: eat healthy and a little exercise every day. This should become our way of life, we should learn that kind of stuff in school.
I am now 40, and all those diets had me play the "YO-YO" game, and I have now 28 pounds to loose, and they are difficult to loose. My metabolism is low and my energy too.
But I think I understand that it is all up to me now, to stop making excuses and trying to find "easier and faster ways".
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