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May 30 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I tried to paste a pic here but it didn't work. I didn't get on the scale today, either, cause I didn't think it would work either! I added some pics here. Hope you enjoy them. Hope you all have a great day.


What Inspired Me to Become a Healthier Me

Sunday, May 27, 2007

As one who loves to look at things and see what makes them work, I enjoy observing people. What I've seen lately is that a lot of people are overweight and just plain fat. I used to think how terrible for people to "let themsevles go" and not do anything. Then one day I realized I was one of those people. I hated looking in the mirror. I wondered what I would look like in my coffin! Sounds silly, but I pictured the pallbearers really strugging to carry me to my grave!! I realized I was the one who was just plain fat. They say you are what you eat. I believe part of that is true. I couldn't stop eating. With a thyroid problem it is very easy to gain weight and when you don't watch portion size, it's like double eating. I couldn't tell when I was full unless I was refluxing. That's the truth and I hate admitting it, but the facts finally hit me and I knew I was the only one who could get me out of the situation I had put myself into. I did a lot of comfort eating. And that was making me fat, because I held a lot of paini inside. We tend to deny pain and cover it up so we don't have to feel it or deal with it. When I realized that, I found a Christian psychologist that I could talk to in order to dig down deep and find the cause(s). I am learning to value myself. Change is NOT easy. Change is VERY SCARY. But I'm still determined to gain control over my nature and get back to being healthy, eating right and begin to enjoy my self. To answer the question of what inspired me most to a healthier me? I guess I did that to myself, too, with the help of this website! I feel very blessed to have found this place.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

"If you let your head get too big, itíll break your neck."
I guess that's why God wants us to be humble?

Have a nice holiday, everyone!


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I went to the doctor for a follow-up appt. Monday after work. He was really surprised and pleased that I am finally losing weight.

Yesterday I had shockwave treatment on my right foot. I have flat feet and had plantar faschitits really bad. This treatment has relieved the pain. Thank God for giving us doctors that know what they are doing.

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WRITER28 5/27/2007 4:21PM

  My husband is under a podiatrist's care for plantar faschitis also. Do you do stretching with your right foot? My husband does. He put his foot straight up, toes pointed to the ceiling and holds that position to a count of 10, then releases. He does this about 10 times. He doesn't have much pain anymore. His doctor told him to get a foot splint and wear it to bed. It holds his foot in one position while sleeping, but it is uncomfortable.

I do stretching right foot as I had an achillies tendon injury years ago. The tendon gets short and causes pain. As I stretch, I feel the muscle pulsing but it doesn't bother me. The stretching takes the pain away.

Husband's doctor said foot problems never get better without a doctor's
care. Stick to it, it'll get better in time.

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Today Was a Good One

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I decided that since I have a need to munch, I would switch to something good for me and low calorie. Naturally that means vegetables, something I never much cared for. I bought some grapes, some grape tomatoes, blackberries, strawberries, celery, a cucumber and some frozen veggies. Honey glazed carrots are now good. I just told myself that it was time I started eating the things they suggest instead of what I want. Old habits are hard to break, but I am determined to take dominion over this weight problem instead of letting it rule me.

So, I got hungry about 11 AM. I had prepared the cucumbers, tomatoes and celery beforehand in a bowl with just a drop of Catalina. I ate that and still felt hungry. So I ate an apple. That didn't do it so I had the graham crackers and a hard-boiled egg. I wondered when I was going to end this munchathon! Then I went to the gym and worked my butt off (pun intended) burning over 300 calories in 25 minutes on the Eliptical. I love that machine. I have music that is timed in beats per minute so I can kinda "dance to the music." These CDs or tapes are available through www.collagevideo.com. Great source for exercise of any kind.

So after I showered and went back to my desk, I had my cottage cheese with blackberries and strawberries. THAT was good. Then I wanted to snack. I felt like I was overeating but when I looked at the Nutrition Report, I was shocked to see I hadn't overeaten at all. I was eating the right stuff. I'm not used to eating this kind of stuff and it is going to take some time to get used to it. As long as it works and I see good results.

I hope whoever reads this is inspired in some way. It is very difficult to make life changes. Even at 60, I am trying to teach this old dog some new tricks. It's never too late.


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