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I lost 4 lbs in one week!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What a crazy week. I went to the foot Dr. who told me I no longer needed crutches or the boot!! Woohooo, I'm so happy. It just has to heal a little more and then I can start walking again. Granted I have to go slowly but, I'm on the mend.

Then I saw my stomach Dr. With all the stomach problems I've been having, it hasn't been very pleasant. She said she wanted to start me on a new meds. OMG!!

The new meds have, so far, been fantastic. With the other one I felt like eating all the time and they still weren't doing anything for my stomach. These are incredible. I no longer feel like I must eat all the time AND, they kind of make me stop when I've had enough. Somehow, I just can't overeat on them.

I know it's working two fold. One, I haven't had a stomach spasm (very painful) since I've been taking them. (very painful) and I lost 4 lbs this week!!!! Yes, I have been tracking every morsel hasn't been a problem!!

Hooray!!! My goal of losing 20 lbs by August might just happen. Maybe even more!!!!


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DARLENEK04 3/14/2012 1:49PM

  WooHoo...sometimes the right meds help so much.

Glad you are not having the spasms....and congratulations
on 4 lbs. in one week...YAY for you.........


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HEALTHYKIM101 3/12/2012 8:04PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You Go Girl!!

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DOROTHYBERO 3/12/2012 7:40PM

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ILOVEROSES 3/12/2012 5:54AM

    emoticon20lbs by August emoticon

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BARCINTL 3/11/2012 11:15PM

    You can absolutely lose 20lbs by August, I bet you'll lose 30!!

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DIANNEYME 3/11/2012 5:33PM

    Yay! Good job - glad things are looking up for you!

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WALLAHALLA 3/11/2012 5:25PM

    Fantastic news! Once you are mobile, those unwanted pounds should be even more easy to shed!

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YIPPEEYAY 3/11/2012 12:33PM

    Don't you just love it when things start coming together!? I'm so happy for you!

Enjoy your day! emoticon

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YANKEEBELLA 3/11/2012 12:22PM

    Great news all around. Those spasms must have been awful to deal with.


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LIZAJANE28 3/11/2012 12:21PM

    Awesome job! Glad your feeling better!

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STLCARDSFANS05 3/11/2012 12:15PM

    great job!!! emoticon

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HEARTS116 3/11/2012 11:58AM

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BABIESTEPS 3/11/2012 11:29AM

    Wow!! Congrats!!! emoticon

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DEBJAE 3/11/2012 9:53AM

    Awesome! Great job!

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My new motto

Saturday, March 03, 2012

My weight has gone up and up since my foot surgery. It might be another month before I can really do any walking. It is frustrating. I know in the long run I will be better once it's all healed and will be able to do more than I ever could.

I realize that I have to track everything I eat. If I don't, this doesn't work. I have been tracking and feeling better.

So, when I think I want to eat something I shouldn't I say to myself:

"Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"

So far it's working!!

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JCDUBEA63 3/4/2012 12:40AM

    I love ur Motto!! U can do it!! emoticonKeep on sparking!!Hope ur foot heals fast!!

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    I need to adopt that saying again as well. Hugs!

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BARCINTL 3/3/2012 10:49PM

    Nothing DOES taste as good as thin feels. When there's a sweet I want, I think, "Maybe some day. But today's not that day!" I can't imagine what would taste good enough to destroy what I've worked so hard to build.

In a month or two, we'll start walking the lake and you'll get back into exercise, That coupled with the tracking you're doing, you'll be back to size 6 in no time!

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WALLAHALLA 3/3/2012 9:54PM

    I understand exactly how you feel. I am still recovering from my surgery, and cannot yet do everything I would like to be able to. It is so frustrating to watch the weight go up, and know that you can't do a whole lot about it because you have to follow doctors orders if you want to heal properly. Eventually, you will get to a place where your weight will start to come back down. Keep reminding yourself that your situation is temporary, and do as much damage control is possible. You can do this!

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PAMSPARKS 3/3/2012 7:48PM

    Stick with the tracking and come to SP to vent, find support, and get inspired! Best of luck for a smooth recovery.


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JAZZ20 3/3/2012 7:11PM

  Way to go. Good luck on your recovery.

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Uma Thurman...oh my!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

As many of you know, I had foot surgery at the end of December. I am still wearing a huge boot and using crutches. One more month for the boot and another month for the crutches but it's progress!!

Yesterday, as I was coming out of a building a work in, I was hobbling down the street and this woman who was texting bumped right into me knocking over my crutch. She was so embarrassed!! She said, "Oh, I'm so sorry" and picked up my crutch. As I was looking at her I realized it was Uma Thurman!

I said, "It's no problem." She laughed and said "I think I need to pay more attention to where I'm going. I'm glad you weren't hurt."

I said, "It's all ok but be careful, texting and walking seem to be dangerous... and umm, I'm a big fan." Awkward smile.

She was really sweet. She smiled at me, said, "Thanks" and we waved as she was on her way.

Well, that was fun!

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BESEVEN 2/17/2012 11:01AM

    Wow! I would've asked for an autograph and a picture. Milk it for all it's worth, I say! But I'm cheesy like that.

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CCASKEY37 2/17/2012 7:58AM

    Wicked cool. I was once stepped on by none other than Mickey Mantle. But he wasn't in a good mood.

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PHEBESS 2/16/2012 7:14PM

    How exciting!!!!!!

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MARIERENE 2/16/2012 4:37PM

    wow! emoticon

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My carb attack....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I often have a "carb attack" when I feel I need some. I know that carbs are good for you but they need to be the right ones and not an over abundance.

For the holidays, my brother, each year, sends us a box of oranges from Florida. They are delicious.

Today, when I was on my way to the kitchen to get something sweet, I saw the oranges, grabbed one and that was my snack!! Isn't that great?

I feel like I satisfied my sweet tooth and didn't go for the sugar. Progress...progress...

Side note.....Dr. Oz mentioned that a tablespoon of peanut butter can curb cravings in 15 mins. I tried this last night and it worked. Just some peanut butter and wait the 15 mins and poof...craving gone. Try it!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/17/2012 2:25AM

    Thanks for the tip. I rarely have a carb attack, but just in case this is good to know. I thought peanut butter was a protein?

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BARCINTL 1/15/2012 4:08PM

    Peanut butter--any protein--is filling and kills cravings. Apple and peanut butter is one of my favorite breakfasts (though sometimes it's lunch or dinner). It's the BAD carbs (grains, sugars) that cause the cravings. Give them up and you don't crave anymore! BTW, do you like Indian food? I'm finding that the heat from the spices fills me up more!

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DOROTHYBERO 1/15/2012 7:50AM

    Oh I like that tip - love peanut butter.... I usually have a spoon full in the morning with a banana and it is amazing how filling it is.

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16 years!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

This is so hard to believe. Today, my son turns 16!

He came into this world during the great blizzard of '96. They called it the blizzard of the century. He hasn't stopped moving since!

He had kind of a rough start. He was what they called a "failure to thrive" baby. Apparently he had a "domed" pallet and couldn't suck very well. He was so tiny. I took him to an occupational therapist who manipulated the bones of his pallet when he was about 3 months old. Worked perfectly and he just thrived!

My son has always been a handful but I have always been grateful that he was mine. His athletic prowess has been awesome and I have beamed at every ball hit, every catch made or every wrestling match won (or lost, I was still proud).

Even though he is a hulk of a kid (all muscle) he has a very sweet gentle side that few see. I will take him to the animal shelter with me to volunteer. He will run dogs for miles so they get exercise, and will hold a kitten in his huge hand with such gentleness just to keep it warm.

I will always be proud of him. I am still shocked that 16 years have gone by so quickly but happy birthday to my wonderful son Joshua.

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DARLENEK04 1/16/2012 4:24PM

  Awesome boy sounds like.......but then he had to have an
awesome Mom to turn out so good too.....

I am very close to my son also. My son is a ways past 16,
and has the same gentleness with animals and small children
just flock to him. I think they sense he is someone they
are safe with.

Congratulations on raising such a wonderful man to be........


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YANKEEBELLA 1/14/2012 10:15AM

    Uplifting song. Thank you for sharing.

Have a blessed day!


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    Enjoy the day!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 1/13/2012 12:52PM

    I can understand how you feel. My son will be 5 years old next week and I can't believe it! He makes me laugh so hard sometimes and makes me feel like crying when he is impossible! lol
I had a hard pregnancy with him and we weren't sure he would make but I am so glad that I endured and kept him and didn't give up when I was suggested to.
I love him so much. I am so happy that I have so much love in my life.
Children bring so much joy into our lives.
Enjoy him :)
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KARMAKATHY 1/13/2012 8:31AM

    My son will be 16 in July and I can't believe it! Liked your post.

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