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Day 155 . . . Looking for some ooomph!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

So this is Day 155 . . . today . . . and I have to admit that I've been struggling all week. I missed my "planning day" this week, and everything has just been such a struggle.

So, I'm thinking that it is time to try something a little different. I haven't decided what that "something" is yet. But I am going to need to have to find something that will give me that extra added "ooomph!" I need to stay on track.

When I find it . . . I'll let you all know. Right now I'm acting like the weather dudes on television who see the hurricane approaching. The hurricane could be downgraded to a Tropical Storm, and it might not even hit my coast.

I just have to be prepared.

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WISLNDR 10/21/2012 10:08AM

    You read my blog (thanks for responding!) - - remember the letter "P": persistence and patience! Have fun (letter F) finding new avenues to explore (letter X)

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BECCABOO127 10/20/2012 11:05AM

    It is okay. We all go through these types of periods. Just keep trying. You get back on track.

I have struggled on & off for years now. However, my health is a better and I am down 55 pounds. If I had not struggled off and on, I would be in far worse shape.

Once in a while, I take a break from my tracker, and just use the short tracker at the bottom of the page. It gives me a little breathing room without doing too much damage.

You can do this. One day at a time.



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Success in Numbers

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I make it a point to say that I will not be defined by numbers. It's right on the front of my SparkPeople page. But every so often, there are some numbers that define me for a bit. This is one of those moments.

I never want to be defined by my weight . . . you know, the big number that you see on the scale. I don't want it to own my life and "get me feeling down" when it becomes overwhelming.

On a weekly basis, I never want to be defined by the number of pounds I lose at weigh-in. If I don't lose, or if I lose a very small amount, it can really drag me down. So I will not let it define me.

I say all this, and yet there were some numbers given to me today that I'm going to let define me for just a little bit . . . they are 142 . . . 39 . . . 1/4 . . . 131 . . . 123 . . . 74 . . . 5.5 . . . 3.05 . . . 1.2 . . .

Let them define me for a moment! I'm totally stoked, people.

142 is the number of days I have consistently stayed on my eating plan, regardless of how I felt, how little exercise I could do, I could still stay on my eating plan.

39 is the number of pounds I've lost in those 142 days, and 1/4th is the amount on average lost per day. PER DAY! That's one stick of butter on average per day! ONE STICK OF BUTTER!

131 is my total cholesterol . . . 123 is my triglycerides . . . 74 is my LDL . . . (normal, normal, and normal) considering I'm on a lower dose of cholesterol meds than a year ago, I'm stoked.

5.5 is my A1C . . .

These were not the numbers I had 142 days ago. These numbers were much higher 142 days ago. I was plagued with feeling bad about the fact that I couldn't exercise without pain, and everything was dragging me down. And then I woke up one day and said . . . "O.K., so you can't exercise without pain. Skip it . . . watch your food intake."

And that's what I did, and here I am 142 days later.

Success in numbers, indeed.

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REDELAINE1990 10/14/2012 9:36AM

    well done, keep up the good work

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Time for Me

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week the ITC was to pamper yourself.

Easier said than done!

Biggest problem with finding time to pamper yourself is fitting in the time. For me, pampering myself meant devoting time to one my favorite hobbies, card making. And I did take the time, and I shut out the rest of the world and it was GLORIOUS! Not only did I make some nice things, but I spent some extra time with members of an on-line community that I am a part of.

After the pampering and fun was over, I was a little stressed about everything I didn't get done while I was having fun. So maybe this is something that needs some work. Because we all know that we're worth having some fun. It keeps us sane.

So . . . note to self . . . find more time for myself, and find ways to deal with how things will get done when you're not doing them.


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CATHYJR73 10/11/2012 8:56AM

    They say balance is the key Girlie, fun and work need to be balanced in order to feel good about either. emoticon emoticon

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Pass or Fail?

Monday, October 08, 2012

I hate the waiting game.

This morning I went for blood work. They call it blood work . . . when back in the day they called it blood test. It really feels more like a test, so they should have never changed the terminology.

I feel like I took the S.A.T.'s . . . the bar exam . . . my medical boards . . . I'm just waiting for the phone call with the big old pass or fail.

Since my last "test" I dropped 37.5 pounds . . . so hopefully my numbers will be better.

But now I wait . . .

And wait . . .

And wait . . .

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BECCABOO127 10/20/2012 11:30AM

    My numbers improved, but not my blood glucose!

Now, I am counting carbs and calories. One must do what one must do-lol!


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NESSAGIRL67 10/11/2012 12:00AM

    Your results will be fine! Keep up the great job!

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RDGISME 10/8/2012 5:11PM

    Of course you'll pass with flyin' colors!! Every Sparker does!
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GIRLIE603 10/8/2012 11:36AM

    Yep . . . I'm staying positive . . . I just hate the waiting game!

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/8/2012 11:32AM

    You are making positive changes in your life! stay positive!

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It Is, Indeed, A Mystery

Saturday, October 06, 2012

So I panicked today as a realized I had this quilting class to attend. I signed up for this class back in May or June, but it slipped my mind until my calendar reminder popped. I should not have ignored those e-mails from the Quilt Shop that I thought were merely advertisements of store happenings. They were, indeed, supply lists and information.

My point . . . because there is a point . . . is that the class is a "Mystery Quilt" class. You don't know what the quilt will look like. We don't have a design . . . we get a stack of fabric and you get instructions a month at a time over the next several months. I have no idea what it's supposed to look like, and I just have to follow the instructions and cut things the way they tell us to in the instructions. In six months or so, we will have all the pieces and will somehow put them together.

So it made me think about this weight loss journey. We work on this one day at a time, one month at a time, and it is so gradual. And the end result is a mystery! But if we follow the instructions, day in and day out, you should reach your goals.

And the mystery . . . what will I look like? How will I feel? What will my health be like? How will I maintain this?

Hmmm . . . something to think about for sure!

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IMREITE 10/8/2012 12:57AM

    I like that comparison. we just have to do 1 piece at a time putting together all we learned and what we do till we come up with the quilt that is our future.

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ALMOSTAMRS 10/7/2012 5:49AM

  what a cute blog post ! emoticon

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-LINDA_S 10/6/2012 7:02PM

    Hope your quilt--and you're weight-loss journey--end up great!

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DIET_FRIEND 10/6/2012 6:44PM

    INteresting analogy. Happy sparking and quilting!

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