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I think I can do this!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I weighed in initially at 225 and then crept up to over 230. I am now weighing in at 224.6. Yea! I have been using the recipes on spark and I have subscribed to Cooking Light - I absolutely love this magazine! Now that I am living without my husband, I have rediscovered my love for cooking. I am not eating out all the time. I feel better. And, what I think the most important part is, I love what I am eating and don't feel like I am on a diet! I do still have the occasional craving for fast food, but I think after years of being depressed, living in a bad situation, and eating badly, somehow, and I don't know if this is possible, I got psychologically addicted to this food. I need to break myself of this. Stepping on the scale and seeing results is a good motivator. My dad has been staying with me and he is dieting too so that is a good motivator. I am afraid of what does happen when he goes back home and I am just cooking for myself and am allowed to pig out since no one is watching. Will I go back to hit the drive thru? Will I give in to temptation? I hope not. I really want to be healthier. Need people to stop by for healthy home cooked meals. :)

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JESSIELYNN1977 7/29/2012 4:56PM

  That'd be great - come on over! I'm in Michigan - you close by? :)

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MAMACLAUSEN 7/28/2012 7:47PM

    I'll come over for a meal! :-)

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JESSIELYNN1977 7/24/2012 12:14AM

  Thanks for the comments guys - nice to see people paying attention! :) Love sparkpeople!

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MAMACLAUSEN 7/19/2012 2:50PM

    One idea to help with portion size is to cook your recipes and immediately divide them into how many portions the recipe is for. Save them in the freezer, and then you have an instant TV dinner for when you just want something easy. And it's way healthier than store bought because you made it!

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FLORIDAJOE1 7/19/2012 2:11PM

    Keep building those good habits and the bad ones will lose their grip. Good luck.

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Been so sick...

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I have been sick for 5 days now. Feeling better than I have been feeling, but jeez, this is the worst I have felt in quite a while. :( Have a respiratory infection, sore throat and had a fever for a few days. On antibiotics and doing much better, but it has thrown off everything - food tracking, diet, hydration, medications, etc. Ready to be back on track. Tomorrow is a new day. On the plus side, since I have been sick, I haven't been eating too much. Maybe I lost a little weight. I'll check in the morning. :)

My dad is coming to visit as well. Stressed a little about this. Wanted to make sure house was perfect. I think it will be ok. My husband has been coming over to help clean and help me while I haven't felt well. Dad comes tomorrow with his girlfriend who I am meeting for the first time - hope that turns out ok. I am then on a plane to Madison on Tuesday for training for a couple days. They will be here when I get back, hopefully not bored to death. :)

Hope everyone has a good week!

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DEMIGUISE 6/4/2012 9:09AM

    Feel better soon! emoticon (virtual chicken soup)

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BEEJAY49 6/4/2012 4:29AM

    I hope you get to feeling 100% soon. Hugs!

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Feeling a little better about myself

Friday, May 25, 2012

I have lost a few pounds (although my ticker won't show it since I gained some after my initial weigh in), am doing better about tracking my food and goals and am generally feeling a little better about myself. I think I am also getting used to being by myself again. It has almost been a month since my husband has moved out. I think that has also helped. It has been pretty bad for a while. I have agreed to go out with him tomorrow evening - dinner and a movie. It's our anniversary. It is kinda sad for me I guess. I suppose it will be nice to go out. I'd like sushi. :) Sad that it isn't really an anniversary for us. Maybe he thinks it is, not sure. For me, it's just a reminder of what should have been. Tomorrow I will try to be good calorie-wise. No crap at the movie theater! But, I would like some sushi and miso soup. I'll have to look up calories beforehand. :)

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BEEJAY49 5/26/2012 5:35AM


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HOTPINKCAMARO49 5/25/2012 10:17PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

Today is the 1st day of the rest of YOUR LIFE!

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Migraines suck

Monday, May 14, 2012

Yesterday was wasted with a migraine and then I slept in today. Still not feeling my best. I hate migraines and I get them all too often. I am hoping that now that my husband has moved out, stress will be reduced and maybe they will happen with less frequency. Or maybe that is wishful thinking. Seeing my neurologist again on Wednesday. Seems like medications don't work very well.

It would have been nice to have time to continue getting my house back together. I am still working on getting things cleaned up after his move out. Getting an estimate for new carpet today. Since I don't have furniture in spare bedrooms, seems like a good time now and the carpet is so bad. Hopefully, they show up soon. I'm wanting to try a new spark recipe tonight. :)

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JESSIELYNN1977 5/16/2012 8:40PM

  Yes, they have been diagnosed as migraines - menstrual migraines specifically. I am not sure if stress could possibly influence migraine onset. They aren't stress headaches as they are accompanied by vision issues, nausea, vomiting, intense smell sensitivity, vision sensitivity and often last a few days. They occur monthly with ovulation, but have only started about 2 years ago. I have been through CT scans and nothing has come up, but I am seeing a neurologist that specializes in migraine treatment to help come up with some things to manage them. I am on some different medications. Had an appointment today and he did change them a little. I have been hesitant to take my shot until it is often a very bad migraine which is too late. I need to be more aggressive in taking my shot in the beginning. He also recommends daily exercise which I have not been doing. I need to change that. I don't have people in my life, but will work on that. I work at home and have been quite isolated.

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SLIMMERKIWI 5/15/2012 5:31AM

    Have you thought about going to an Osteopath or Chiropractor? They often do marvels for bad headaches (been there, done that!) A friend's daughter was having extremely severe headaches while she was at University and was on the point of dropping out. The hospital had done a lot of tests and couldn't find the problem. She was booked in for an MRI. When I suggested to her mother that it would be beneficial to have her spine alignment checked, her mother took her to a Chiropractor - it WAS the problem, and was quite badly out of place. After a few sessions she never had any more problems and went on to graduate with honours.

It sounds like your headaches COULD be mainly stress related, which aren't really migraines. You mention that your husband has shifted out ....! Have you anyone to talk to in your physical life (as opposed to internet) because often this will help a lot too - after all, a problem shared is a problem halved!!


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JENNIFERH625 5/14/2012 6:21PM

    My thoughts are with you. I can definitely empathize. I have gotten migraines since I was 8 years old and was officially diagnosed with a brain scan when I was 17. They are miserable. Take care of you.

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A little better?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yesterday was a bad day. My husband came over to pick up the last of his stuff and to get the cats. Tension was high. I ate horrible food all day long. Today was a new day. I didn't get up as early as I liked, but oh well. I have been very frustrated with work, but didn't take it out on my body today by eating bad food. I had a great salad for lunch and tried the Flat Out pizza recipe on here for dinner (very tasty). I did snack on some Triscuits, but they are my weakness. I figure I could have worse weaknesses right? Still have some housecleaning to do and it's getting late which is stressing me out a bit. I am excited because tomorrow, I will have furniture in my living room and office again! That, I think, will make me feel a little more human. emoticon

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JESSIELYNN1977 5/11/2012 12:29AM

  Thanks! And thanks for pointers Renee. I have to find rewards that are not food-based. My past has always been "I'll treat myself to this choco cake or french fries or whatever", but nice lotions, candles, or maybe a new book might make for good substitutions for rewards when I need one.

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**RENEE** 5/10/2012 11:48PM

    I agree with SLJWATTS. One day at a time. It helps me to replace the food I use to comfort myself with. Now I aim for special treats like scented lotions or lighting some nice candles to help after a bad day.

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SLJWATTS 5/10/2012 11:21PM

    I think you did fabulous... good for you on not going over with food- that is exceptional. One day at a time... emoticon

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