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Encouragement

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I went to UPMC on Tuesday to see my liver Dr. I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to between visits. But I have lost weight.
My Dr. was so encourageing. He said he was very pleased with my weight loss. He didn't say you should have lost more. I was so encouraged by his attitude. He told me to keep up the good work, not you should have done better in the time you had.
He said he was pleased with my blood work results taken by my Dr. here. Normal for the first time.
I told him I felt better since I had lost weight and could do more. He said that is what it is all about.
I was so encouraged by his attitude and lack of judgment on what I did not do.
I see him again in 6 months. Jan. 7, 2014. His encouraging words have helped me to know it's not about what I have not done, but what I am accomplishing .

  
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GEMINI-SKY 6/27/2013 10:53AM

    How Nice ! And very rare !!!
He's a Keeper !

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JACKIE542 6/27/2013 10:25AM

    So nice to have a positive doctor. emoticon

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1935MARY 6/27/2013 9:40AM

    This is awesome. It is always great to have dr. that encourage you. We try so hard and unless people are struggling with their weight they don't understand how hard it is to lose 1 lb. I too have a good dr. that encourages me and is understanding and if I am not doing good, she ask what do we need to do, how can I help you. I hope your next visit brings you allot more good news. Keep going. I know everyday you will feel better.

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Birthday promise

Monday, June 03, 2013

Every year for I don't know how long I have set weight loss goals to be accomplished by my Birthday. I never met them. This year was different. I am about 43 pounds lighter this year than last year. So, Happy Birthday to me. One day late, although it was my Birthday when I sat down here. I am staying up late tonight.
Accomplishing that goal really meant alot to me. I am at a stand still as far as weight loss goes, but I feel so much better, I am stronger, and I feel alot better about myself than I did this same time last year.
I never want to go back. This is just to good to throw away. I am alot healthier too. I go for a check up to the LIver Center in Pittsburgh this month on the 26th. I expect a very good report. I haven't lost as much weight as my Dr. wanted me to, but I have lost alot since I saw him in January.
I can do things this year that I couldn't do last year. Stairs are easier to climb. Hills are easier to climb. Walks are more enjoyable. I don't feel like I am going to explode if I have to bend over. Tying shoes used to be miserable. My body hurts less; and many more benefits to numerous to mention.
I also don't see myself as fat anymore. My thinking is changing. The mind has to change before anything else can change in your life. I can see myself as I am, really. I used to see myself as a huge horrible looking person. I am not ugly, but my body was. I am seeing myself differently. Alot has changed over the past year in my Spirit, body and soul. More change is coming.
I have a friend that says you have to make a decision to make a decision. So true.
My decision is made. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL.

  
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GEMINI-SKY 6/3/2013 7:17AM

    Gosh Happy, Happy Belated Birthday Young Lady !!!!
Yes, You are Beautiful...Inside and Out !!!!
Hope all goes well at the Dr's Appt....
OXOX emoticon

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Revelation

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Brother visited me yesterday and some how we started talking about weight. He said"How much would you weigh if you had the fat off of you, at your own natural healthy weight"? He is very matter of fact. I said "I have no idea, but I thought 155 pounds would be a good healthy weight for me". He said " Then eat like you are at your healthy weight".
That was a real revelation to me. I eat to much to be at my healthy weight. So it just hit me like a ton of bricks. Eat like I already weigh 155. Then I thought, I haven't weighed 155 for more than 30 years. How did I eat when I weighed 155?
So I am going to change my eating. And watch some people eat who are at their healthy weight. I am sure I will learn alot.
And who knows, my healthy natural body weight may not be 155, that is just a goal that I set for myself that I thought was reasonable.

  
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STRONGCOURAGE 5/29/2013 2:15PM

    I can remember when I was in the 150's...and I ate and LOT less! Its true! But I'm beginning to eat less now (compared to even a month ago) so thats good...we can do this! Best wishes to you!!! :) emoticon

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STEPHANIE302013 5/29/2013 1:40PM

    Sounds like a good plan!

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Small Victories

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I am still at a plateau. I am just waiting it out. I am going to start today stepping up my efforts to start my weight loss going downward instead of standing still. I am enjoying my new body.
My sister was trying on a shirt the other day and didn't like it. She is alot smaller than me. She asked me if I wanted it. It fit me!!! I really enjoyed that. I didn't think there was any way that I could wear that shirt. Here's to another small victory!!!!

  
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STEPHANIE302013 5/29/2013 2:46PM

    nice!!

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STRONGCOURAGE 5/29/2013 2:16PM

    emoticon Isn't that exciting???!!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/25/2013 9:14PM

    Congrats on the NSV!! Keep up the good work!!

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Still Going

Friday, April 12, 2013

I have increased my exercise. I feel better just for that. I have started my garden. Planted some pototoes, onions and parsnips. Can't plant anything else here yet. Still danger of frost for a few more weeks. Just planting the things I can right now. Gardening is good exercise.
My weight is staying the same or jumping up and down. I have hit a plateau. I thought increasing my exercise would help pull through a plateau. So far it hasn't. I need some suggestions. My glucose levels are up lately also.
Need to make some changes some where, just not sure where. Thanks in advance for your much valued help.

  
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SWEETNEEY 4/13/2013 10:07AM

    There was a article on SP about practicing maintenance first and then weight loss. Basically it found that those who practice maintenance first were more successful keeping their weight off. You are setting yourself up for success longterm

www.sciencedaily.co
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LAWANDMUSIC 4/12/2013 5:37PM

    Oooh! I have not made plans for my container garden yet! Must get going!

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PARKERB2 4/12/2013 12:04PM

    Look back at what you did when you were losing, compare that to what you are doing now and see if you can determine why you stalled. Sometimes it is hard to do that but keep trying.

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