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I should have known.....

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I put on the jeans I've been wearing for months, they were too small (my daughter must have shrunk them in the wash)

I would like to introduce myself... I am the Queen of Denial.

I listened my husband...you've been doing great you can eat anything as long as its Gluten free (really I knew better). I ate all my old favorites
- bags of Halloween candy (yes BAGS!!)
- chocolate chip cookies for breakfast (and be hungry 20 minutes later because they are not filling)
- Hot tea with lots of sugar and cream (several times a day)
- eating lots of cheese
- eating fried chicken instead of grilled

I stopped doing all the things that I had done to loose the weight
- drinking enough water
- eating lots of fruits and veggies
- walking
- taking my lunch to work

The result: although it did not show on the scale until this week, I have gained

The plan: to get to basics starting today - yes I know its Thanksgiving I'm going to my MIL. she never makes enough dinner for everyone - they are a dessert family (they have at least 15) and I can't eat them because they all have wheat in them.

Thanks for stopping by have a Happy Thanksgiving emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/27/2014 2:12PM

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!

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Am I wrong?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

So I went to my regular doctor and my Obgyn - yeah I know exciting

The regular dr didnt reference my weight loss (about 40 lbs since I've seen him).

My obgyn did (about 30 lbs since I've seen him) he said Congrats and asked specific questions about how.

Is it weird the regular dr didn't reference it all?

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IMAVISION 11/21/2014 7:39PM

    I think it would have been nice for him to have noted your success; however, a lot of women do not like their weight touched on --- even with a significant loss.

I think you have done emoticon & am happy for you.

God bless!


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CMFARRELL36 11/10/2014 6:33PM

    Congratulations on such a fantastic weight loss.

I would have expected my GP (General Practitioner, or family doctor) to mention a weight loss. Especially a significant amount of weight.

If I'd been visiting a hospital doctor, or consultant, for whatever reason either routine or otherwise, I would again expect some sort of comment on such a large weight loss.

Whether I was a yo-yo case or not - that is a significant change to the body, and could have major effects on any- and everything within me.

Comment edited on: 11/15/2014 7:28:19 PM

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SYDLETZIII 10/25/2014 12:39AM

    Some doctors still fell it is best to be indifferent and not to form attachments to the patient. I enjoyed getting to know the individuals, you can learn much from others.

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PBAILEY06 10/22/2014 10:05PM

    I only see my primary care physician once a year for routine blood work and a wellness check. I don't think she looks at what my weight was the previous year. Last year specifically asked her what my weight had been.

My OB/GYN was always more consistent about looking at my weight.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/22/2014 9:39PM

    I'm speaking from a nurses viewpoint on observing this. If someone loses a significant amount of weight, like you did, and they keep it off most of them usually mention it but if the person yo-yo diets, like I do, they don't say anything unless the person brings it up in some way. LOL. They look for consistency. If your labs have improved they might mention the weight loss in regards to that. So many people are so sensitive about their weight and get their feelings hurt. Most doctors know that most people are trying to eat healthier. They usually don't harp on it unless it's really important.

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FITKAT62 10/22/2014 6:31PM

    My old doctor would always tell me that I needed to lose weight. I never took her seriously until I developed a fatty liver. That's when I joined SP and changed doctors three years ago . I have lost over 40 lbs since then. I lost about 20 lbs the first year and 10 lbs each year after that. My new doctor has never commented on my weight whatsoever. After my annual physical, he will simply say something like "you passed with flying colors".

I am going for my annual exam next week. If he does not mention my weight, I will ask him if he thinks I need to lose any more weight.

I think that some acknowledgement for our hard work would be appreciated.


Comment edited on: 10/22/2014 6:31:58 PM

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 10/22/2014 6:30PM

    Some doctors feel it's better not to say something. So many people find it such a touchy subject. emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 10/22/2014 6:01PM

    My obgyn is totally observant of me. He isn't creepy but he definitely is on my bp more than the regular doctor. They seem to care more so just enjoy that at least one (1) doctor has your best interest at heart....

God bless,


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ILOGEVERYBITE 10/22/2014 5:22PM

    That doctor would have mentioned it if you had gained that much! emoticon

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It's been awhile...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's been a while since I've blogged, I never know what to say. Wish I could say everything was great...but its life, you make the best out of what you have. Try to stay positive and downplay the negative.

Best of luck to those in the 5% challenge. You can do it, take some time for your self

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CANDOK1260 10/12/2014 12:27PM

    emoticon good luck to you in the 5% challgene

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SYDLETZIII 10/11/2014 8:31PM

    I take it from your name that you hike, tell us about that- I too love to hike, you can also tell us when things are not going so well, we are good listeners and sometimes we may even have a solution. I have learned that when I am at my lowest, I have friends that find ways to make me feel much better and yes there are a few, a very few that do not seem to help at all. I hope you have a very good weekend, week, month, and year.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/11/2014 4:13PM

    very true ride out those bad times always look for some good hugs

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/11/2014 3:31PM

    I agree with your assessment. We just have to ride out the bad times and enjoy the good.

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So much going on...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just got home from vacation...had a great time with my girls :) On my travels I went to a number of restaurants. Most had some sort of gluten free accommodations 2 surprised me - burger king who had a tasty apple, cranberry and chicken salad with gluten free dressing and cracker barrel with no accommodations at all (I actually had a reaction to a salad with oil and vinegar dressing). Cracker barrel is one of my kids favorite places unfortunately I will not be able to bring them any more :(

Getting ready for school to start for the girls - ones a senior in high school the other in eighth grade, its going to be an exciting year

Start my new position - got transferred from a location I really like to cover 2 locations - its a longer drive almost an hour to one and 45 minutes to the other. More responsibility, same pay and lost the travel pay. But I still have a job with great benefits :)

Looking forward to new starts in so many parts of my life.

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SPARKNB 10/5/2014 5:53AM

    Will have to try that BK dish.

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SYDLETZIII 8/31/2014 9:18PM

    It is sad that restaurants do not provide alternatives, it is usually an indication that the cooks are only able to follow a recipe and nothing more creative. Hope the job goes well this year.

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    I had not idea thing offered anything. I'm curious about the dressing. We have a Cracker Barrel here but rarely ever eat there. They are not known for healthy choices.

I hope your kids have a great year!

Gosh, I hate to hear that about the job but your attitude about it is great!

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so much uncertainty....

Sunday, July 27, 2014

There have been rumors that there will be changes at the company I work for.

Well its been confirmed (kind of) - my position has been eliminated. What does that mean? Nobody can tell me. emoticon

Do I stay a part of management? Do I still have a job? Do I get busted to a union associate? Do I get assigned to a location 2 hours from my house if I get to keep a similar job? How does it affect my paycheck and benefits?
I have to wait to find out until I'm officially spoken to by someone else from the corporate office

You may wonder when. I don't know, I was told when it happens it will happen. The person who told me may have wanted to give me a heads up. I think its like pulling a bandaid off...just do it. Why make us swing in the wind. emoticon

On a positive note:
- I did not stop and get the giant size of chips on the way home
- I did not stop at the local burger barf for a huge burger and humongous order of fries
- I am changing how I handle stress
- I went for a walk, made a phone call and had a normal dinner
- I realized I cant do anything about their decision until I know what the out come will be

Thank you, to all of you for helping me to change my habits. emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 8/31/2014 6:29AM

    You handled it well. I hope they clarify their plans soon so you can act upon it appropriately.

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NHES220 7/28/2014 3:38PM

    Wow, good for you for handling the stress the way you did. The uncertainty is the worst. I hope you get your answers soon!

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    I hope that the company has a good plan for you. I think it is good that you at least know some of that is to come and are not completely blind-sided. You are handling this well.

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FITKAT62 7/27/2014 8:32AM

    Everything happens for a reason. Think of it as a challenge.

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LWILKINS60 7/27/2014 8:14AM

    You controlled the things you could yesterday!

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ARNETTELEE 7/27/2014 8:03AM

  Things will work out!

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JAROL7 7/27/2014 8:02AM

    Worrying really works. 90% of what we worry about never happens ... so it obviously works.

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