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May Madness

Thursday, May 03, 2012

well it's been over a month and a half since I was on. So much stuff going on here at home.Sad to say my sons other grandmother is dying of cancer back west so we have been trying to get this house ready for the market and sell it and try and buy a house out near their grandmother 1900 miles away so imagine the stress and tons to do and my being disabled isn't helping much but I am doing what I can although paying a price. BUT, despite all this madness I have steadily been losing weight ! emoticon 24 pounds down in just under 15 weeks, thats an average of 1.5 lbs a week which is great for me because I calculate my BMR and calorie intake to lose just 1 lb a week so anything over that is "gravy" hee hee, so to say(although I don't eat the gravy) emoticon
Despite all my stress I still choose to eat healthy and never pass up my morning oatmeal and last week when I saw my family DR and had my blood work he called the next day and said my results were amazing and so to keep on with my healthy lifestyle ( I had told him all about figuring out my BMR and keeping my calories limited to what it said for me and that I watched what I ate and refused to go on the Cholesterol meds he had prescribed for me back in Feb. and now due to my diet I lowered my numbers by over 40 pts and don't need any medication emoticon yay

Happy camper here, so full speed ahead. I still have a long ways to go but seeing my scales always go down slowly but surely is way better than watching them creep up pretty fast,lol, So, I am so busy here trying to get things ready so we can move, trying to find a place to live over the phone with a realtor and lender 1900 miles away, etc...yes, crazy busy but so nice dropping 2 sizes and my son is still doing this with me and he has lost 36 pounds in the same amount of time,lol,though he is younger and bigger and a guy so they have it easier,lol,but we both always encourage each other.

Ok.now I wrote a book I see here,lol, best say adieu for now and ciao and adios.aloha too.
Have a great day and keep the faith. Never let stress be the reason you over eat. Just do other things!! Peace,love and extra blessings to you all!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HEAVENS_ARROW 5/6/2012 10:29PM

    Thanks all you sweet people for the wonderful kind comments here. Yes, happy about my sons and my weight loss but so stressing about Maria, their grandmother. Just got a call from their dad and he says things are really rough for her and he is doing all that he can but worries. I told him we are trying so hard to get out there so we can help and just be there with her also. Praying for things to go smoothly. So much to do. Must run again but wanted to pop on and check messages and say hello to everyone! Thanks and God Bless! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/3/2012 3:28PM

    i am so sorry to hear about the cancer diagnosis and your impending loss. I hope you can get the house sold and moved out west soon.

Congratulations on the weight loss! You are doing wonderful! And it is so great that your son is doing it too. My son and I lost weight together.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/3/2012 10:55AM

    Proud to the max of both you and your so. Nice that you can do it together! Hang in there. Life settles down at some point . . . haven't figured out where that is yet, but I keep hoping!

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MENNOLY 5/3/2012 7:40AM

    You are doing a fantastic job! Kudos to you for your success! Great news about your dropping cholesterol. I am sorry about the disruption in your life and hope the move goes smoothly. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARBELLA008 5/3/2012 2:16AM

    WONDERFUL to hear of your weight loss and am so proud of you! Hope your move will be successful and not to hard for you. Sending all blessings for your life! You are doing so well!

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Marching along..week 8 tomorrow,14 lbs gone

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Well,it was a crazy month being busy helping out in a family situation but we made it. I have now been on here 8 weeks tomorrow! I have lost 14 lbs so far so that averages out to 1. 75 lbs per week which is within the normal range and I am proud of that since I operate on a 500 less calorie than my BMR daily rate so I had it figured out to lose a pound a week at least and anything more is a blessing. I did get to do a few chair exercises while watching my nieces and so I am happy about that. emoticon
How is everyone else doing? I hope you are meeting your goals and plugging along.Don't beat yourself up if not, just regroup and keep moving forward..never living in the past..Take care now. emoticon

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/13/2012 5:14PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! You are doing wonderful!!

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MENNOLY 3/11/2012 8:40PM

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1CRAZYDOG 3/11/2012 7:51PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! See, you can do this! It just all takes time and patience. Very proud of you!



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MEMORIES OF THIS PAST MONTH RECAP

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

GREETINGS EVERYONE!
MY NAME IS PEGGY AND .I HAVE BEEN HERE EXACTLY A MONTH TODAY THOUGH STATS WILL SHOW ME AS A MEMBER SINCE 2008 THAT'S NOT THE CASE. I WAS CURIOUS BACK THEN SO SIGNED UP BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING SO NEVER DID ANYTHING.
BUT ON JAN 12TH OF THIS YEAR MY SON AND I CAME ON HERE IN FULL BATTLE GEAR DETERMINED TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE OF WEIGHT THAT HAS TAKEN OVER US FOR YEARS..THEY SAY EVERYONE HAS THEIR " AHA " MOMENT. WELL, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THERE WERE 2 FOR ME NOT TOO LONG AGO. THE FIRST WAS AFTER CHRISTMAS WHEN I UPLOADED PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF ME AND MY FAMILY OVER THE HOLIDAYS. THERE I WAS AT MY PARENTS HOUSE SITING IN A CHAIR AND MY SON SET THE VIDEO CAMERA UP ON AN ENDTABLE AND POINTED TOWARDS ME SINCE I WAS THE CENTER POINT OF WHERE WE WERE ALL SITTING. I LOOKED AT THAT VIDEO AND THOUGHT, OMG, WHO IS THAT JABBA DA HUT WOMAN SITTING THERE IN RED. I SURE WASN'T MRS. CLAUS.MY SHIRT WAS NOT FLATTERING BECAUSE YOU COULD SEE 2 BIG ROLLS OF FAT VERY CLEARLY.IT WAS WORSE THAN DUNLAP TIRES (YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BELLY " DONE LAPPED" OVER YOUR BELT.) ANYWAYS, I CRIED, SONS HUGGED ME,TOLD ME I AM BEAUTIFUL BUT A WEEK LATER MY AUNT CAME FROM OUT OF STATE TO VISIT AND SHE HADN'T SEEN ME IN A YEAR AND SHE EXCLAIMED HOW SHOCKED SHE WAS TO SEE HOW MUCH I GAINED.I KNOW SHE MEANT WELL BUT IT HURT BECAUSE IT WAS TRUE. I THEN WENT HOME AND CRIED AND THIS TIME MY SONS COULDN'T CONSOLE ME. I SAID THE MADNESS STOPS HERE. I AM FAT, DON'T SUGAR COAT IT. WELL, THE NEXT DAY MY YOUNGEST CAME TO ME AND SAID HE FIGURED OUT MY BMR, EXPLAINED WHAT THAT WAS AND THEN SAID THAT IF I TOOK IN 500 LESS CALORIES A DAY FROM MY BMR THAT I WOULD LOSE ONE LB A WEEK. HE SAID HE WOULD BE MY BUDDY AND WE'D DO THIS TOGETHER. WE MADE A PACT AND IT'S BEEN A MONTH TODAY AND I JUST GOT ON THE SCALES! LOST ANOTHER POUND THIS PAST WEEK AND SO FAR IN 4 WEEKS I HAVE LOST 10 LBS! YAY ME! MY SON HAS LOST 12LBS! YAY US! THAT'S WITHOUT EXERCISE SINCE WE CAN'T RIGHT NOW BUT I AM GOING TO START THIS CHAIR EXERCISE STUFF. JUST NEED TO FIND THE RIGHT VIDEOS FOR ME AND JUST GET STARTED. I ALSO FEEL SLIMMER.LOST AN INCH IN WAIST AND ONE IN HIPS BUT MY STOMACH FEELS AND LOOKS MUCH SLIMMER THAN BEFORE. MY FAVE PAIR OF JEANS KEEP FALLING BELOW MY WAIST AND I HAVE TO KEEP PULLING UP. YAY.

SO HERE I AM. 55 YRS OLD, DIVORCED MOM OF 2 GREAT SONS, NOW 246, DOWN FROM 256 MY ALL TIME HIGH. MY GOAL IS TO TRY AND GET DOWN TO A SIZE 12 THAT I WORE IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WAS ONLY 120 LBS. NOW I KNOW BODY MASS CHANGES AND ALL THE OLDER YOU GET AND I KNOW I CAN'T BE 120 AGAIN BECAUSE I THINK I WOULD BE STICK THIN BUT I THINK AT 145 OR SO I WILL LOOK THE SAME AS I DID THEN.I AM NOT SO MUCH GOING TO GO BY AN IDEAL WEIGHT BUT MY BODY WILL KNOW WHEN I GET TO THAT POINT WHERE THERE IS NO EXTRA FAT ON ME. WE WILL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN I GET THERE...AND I WILL.. SO WILL MY SON. YAY!

SORRY FOR WRITING SO MUCH BUT JUST VERY EXCITED TO GET STARTED NOW ON SOME SOME OF CHAIR EXERCISES TO HELP ME BURN MORE CALORIES. IT WILL BE ROUGH STARTING BECAUSE I HAVE NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH AND I JUST NOW HAVE RECOVERED FROM BREAKING MY RIGHT ARM AT THE END OF OCTOBER. IT WAS A VERY BAD BREAK AT THE HEAD OF MY RADIUS RIGHT WHERE THE ELBOW MEETS THE UPPER ARM BUT THANK YOU GOD FOR GETTING IT BACK TO WHERE IT WAS BEFORE. NOW JUST NEED TO STRENGTHEN IT.

GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND HAVE A GLORIOUS DAY AND WONDERFUL JOURNEY ON YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER AND SLIMMER YOU. WE ALL CAN DO THIS! DEDICATION! MOTIVATION!
PEGGY...THE WARRIOR AGAINST FAT... emoticon

  
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ARTJAC 2/8/2012 10:57PM

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/8/2012 5:46PM

    That is great. I saw on the activity feed where you joined the chair exercise team. I am so proud of you. Keep it up.

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JUNEBUG1944 2/8/2012 3:24PM

    You are so brave to have decided what you must do and are doing it. Cheers to you and your wonderful son who is helping you! I wish you the best!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/8/2012 3:12PM

    What struck me about this blog is what a wonderful son you have. You have done an excellent job as a mother because proof is in the pudding. You will be successful with him at your side. Congrats on the weight loss! emoticon

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MARBELLA008 2/8/2012 1:49PM

    A WONDERFUL, uplifting, joyous blog today! Am so proud of you and your son for getting your mind-set right, and starting the new road to health and NOT stopping no matter what. If you fall off the horse, then get right back on. Will try and find online some chair exercises for you to do and tell you. So glad to hear of your happy day today! Thinking of you!

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PILLS VERSUS HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

OK,SO I HAVEN"T SAID ANYTHING IN A WEEK TO ANYONE, EVEN MYSELF ABOUT A PHONE CALL FROM MY DR"S OFFICE SAYING MY LAB RESULTS WERE BACK IN AND THE DR 'WANTED ME TO START TAKING A PILL FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL BECAUSE HE DIDN'T LIKE THE LEVEL OF MY BAD CHOLESTEROL...EVEN THOUGH MY OVERALL NUMBER WAS 180 WHICH ISN'T BAD, IT'S BELOW THE 200 OR 250? NUMBER.

ANYWAYS, THEY SAID THEY'D CALL IN AN RX FOR ME.
WELL I SAY PHOOEY! WHAT THE DR DIDN'T SEEM TO RECALL WAS ME TELLING HIM I HAD JUST BEGAN A NEW LEAF ON LIFE BY CHANGING MY EATING HABITS.!MY SON AND I ARE READING LABELS AND MAKING BETTER CHOICES AND SO THAT SHOULD CORRECT THE PROBLEM AND IN A FEW MONTHS TIME WHEN I GO BACK FOR MY FOLLOW UP I BET MY NUMBERS WILL LOOK BETTER.

WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK? I MEAN, I EAT OATMEAL EVERY SINGLE MORNING WITHOUT FAIL.THAT HELPS LOWER THINGS.ALSO READING LABELS I DO WATCH THINGS FROM THERE. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PROVEN WAYS TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND SOME OF YOUR FAVE FOODS THAT HELP LOWER.

I CAN DO THIS I WILL DO THIS! I ALSO TOLD THE DR AT THE TIME I PLAN TO CORRECT EVERYTHING BY EATING RIGHT THAT I WONT NEED THE 2 TYPES OF BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS I AM ON AND THE ONE THAT HELPS LOWER MY HEART RATE. I ALSO HOPE NOT TO NEED A DAILY STOMACH MED I HAVE BEEN TAKING YEARS NOW ALSO, PRILOSEC.

I PLAN TO BE MEDICINE FREE WITHIN THIE YEAR. I KNOW I CAN DO THIS ALL BY JUST WATCHING WHAT I EAT. RIGHT? WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ON THE MATTER?
THANKS AND KEEP ON YOUR JOURNEY WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART. emoticon emoticon

  
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MARBELLA008 2/8/2012 10:50AM

    Have you ever checked in on eating VEGAN, or RAW? I decided to get rid of my OA, osteoarthritis by going RAW, and it has helped me so much. You might check out some of the sites on this. There are two groups I belong to here, GREEN SMOOTHIE LOVERS and RAW FOODIES that have so much info on all that. I have read that many people drop their chloresterol drastically by curtailing animal products and animal fat. Just an idea. Just by including a daily green smoothie into you life you might see big improvements. Wishing you so much luck!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/8/2012 9:33AM

    So proud of both you and your son! You're on the right path. Exercise and nutrition . . . reading labels, portion size. That's the ticket. That's a great goal to get off meds if possible. You can do it!!!

Good job!!

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scale may stay same but looking slimmer

Monday, February 06, 2012

My weight loss has slowed to a stand still but I am still eating healthy, counting my calories by tracking everything and reading labels and using my measuring cups and scales.BUT I feel great and I look slimmer and feel slimmer so I know I am losing fat and not just water weight.

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Fat takes up 3 times the amount of space than muscle does so that's why it is great to target losing fat!! So, I knew this would be slow since I can't walk or exercise but I will start doing exercises from a chair soon. Just haven't gotten the knack of how to find what I need on here and the links people send me don't work..lol..grrrr

Anyways, I like feeling slimmer.I have so much to lose but step by step I WILL get there!!!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/6/2012 7:51PM

    It sounds like you are doing great to me. I love your attitude and it will take you far.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/6/2012 3:16PM

    There is a spark team for chair exercise. Like Lynda said you can google chair exercise. Tons pop up. I stayed at the same weight for 3 weeks. I took my first set of measurements when I joined on December 11, 2011. When I took them on February 1 I lost a total of 8" That shows that the scale is not the tell all. i did weigh in today and lost 1.4 lbs. Slowly but surely we will get there.

Take care of yourself my friend.

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MENNOLY 2/6/2012 2:54PM

    If you use the Spark search option and search for chair exercise, it will give you a lot of options including the Spark chair exercise team. Good Luck! Great news about how you are looking and feeling better! emoticon

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MARBELLA008 2/6/2012 2:46PM

    Great blog. What you can do is Google chair exercises and bet lots will pop up. So, so, so glad you are finding a way to get to goal. Just keep it going rain or shine, lose or no-lose, and you´ll get to where you want. Am so proud of you!
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