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July 4th,2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

This morning has gone pretty well. Was up about 7am and took my 2 dogs out for a walk. We walked for 1 mile! That for me is pretty good for a start. I will do my Just dance workout later this morning and then this evening. I have done well for so far on my weight loss, hopefully it will continue. I am down 26 lbs. emoticon.

  


6/16/2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I have come a ways so far and quite pleased. I started my weight @ 242 and currently as of today, I am weighing in @ 218. I am at least hoping to be at or under 200 lbs by August. That is my small goal as of now. Lets see how it goes. I havent been able to exercise alot since I have been working but I am going to try and step it up.

  
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WOUBBIE 6/16/2012 7:44PM

    Way to go!

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Been gone to long!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Well it's been alittle over a month since i have been on here. Alot of things are going on in my life and it has just been crazy. I am back and still kicking. During all the turmoil I still continued to eat right and work out. I am now down to 228 and still determined to lose much more. 12 lbs doesnt seem like alot and i wish it was more but steady as she goes i know i'll get there.

I have been doing my Just Dance 1,2,3 at least every other day and walking the dogs when its not scorching hot outside. We have done alot of work out in the front and back yard (tilling and planting new grass).

Well its time to go cook supper and movie night with the family.

  


Day 3:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hello all,

Well I am on day 3 with taking phentermine. I decided to weigh in to see where i was (expecting failure but hoping for good news), and I was happy to see the numbers. I am down to 234, so i lost 6 lbs. emoticon.

I havent been doing my 4-6 days of workout with my Just Dance 3 because muscle spasms have been bothering me and my meds aren't helping. I have attempted to do alittle every other day to at least keep myself moving. My kids are a workout in themselves and with spring break here they want to constantly be on the move especially with the weather being so nice. Trying to stay positive and keep going.

*Under no circumstances will I fail myself again. I have survived cancer twice and had a stem cell transplant Jan. 2011, if i can defeat all of that i can conquer this.*

  
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WOUBBIE 3/10/2012 12:57PM

    Great! Make sure you're drinking enough water. If you're on a lower carb eating plan it's really important to keep yourself well hydrated.

As a cancer Victor times 2 you'll be especially interested to know that ketogenic diets (low glucose-creating) may have great benefits in slowing cancer cell growth and proliferation. There is a LOT of research to be done yet, but it's very promising. Apparently, normal cells can be fueled by either glucose or ketones, but cancer cells only use glucose, and they require that in large doses:

http://www.livestrong
.com/article/499775-why-does-a-
high-fat-diet-help-pancreatic-cancer/

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MALBA6 3/10/2012 11:38AM

  wow thats impressive. you should be so proud of yourself. you sound very dedicated and hopeful. i wish you the best for the great job you have been doing. emoticon emoticon

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Day 1:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ok so i have heard many positive things about blogging so I thought i would give it a try.

In Feb. 2012, I went to the Dr. to try and find help for my weight. I have been counting calories and working out as best as i can but couldnt seem to lose weight, in fact I gained. I got up to 240, that is the biggest i have EVER been. I expressed my concerns and showed him my logs and that i couldnt even hit my daily calories not even the low 1200, but I'm still not losing any weight. He basically called me a liar and said i'm bringing in extra calories somewhere. He recommended that I try the Atkin's Diet. I had to remind him I am anemic and just got done with chemo so i didnt think it was a wise idea, but tried for a week. I was light headed and weak the whole time so i stopped. I gave up and went back to what i was doing.

March 7th,2012, a friend told me about a weight loss clinic in the next town over. so i decided to go see what it was about. I went that afternoon and met with the dr. He sounded like he understood and wanted to help. I was so relieved that someone actually believed me and WANTED to help. He prescribed me a low dose of phentermine and told me to try for a month, and recommended that i eat at least 5-6 small meals a day. Also that I need to make sure i eat because it will make me not feel hungry. So i have been taking the medicine every morning since then and boy he is right. I'm not hungry at all but I make sure I eat and it gives me energy and i'm not fidgety.

  
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JESS_THOMPSON81 3/11/2012 12:46AM

    I asked my dr to check my thyroid and he said it came back normal. I have always had a sluggish metabolism but i have been working hard to stick with following my calories/ workout plan. I dont plan on staying on the meds its just i didnt know what else to do, i was at a loss, i have tried everything.

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WOUBBIE 3/10/2012 11:46AM

    A co-worker of mine had a prescription for phentermine to jump start his weight loss (he started at around 330) and it really helped him over the first few weeks, but it can give you a false sense of security. It supresses your appetite, but you can't take it for very long, so you need to make sure you take the right dietary steps for long term health.

I highly recommend buying or borrowing Gary Taubes' book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. It will explain exactly why you were able to cut your calories to the bone and not lose weight. It is not a diet book; he's a science journalist who set himself the task of weeding through 200 years of scientific studies to figure out what's behind the "obesity epidemic". It turns out that biochemists already know much of what's causing it, but medical and public health officials have their own agenda and have largely been ignorant of or are actively ignoring the scientific evidence. You're seeing an example of it right in your own doctor's office!

"Calories In/Calories Out" is an extremely oversimplified description of metabolism that doesn't take into account things like "Calories Stored" (by insulin in the body), "Energy Depleted" (that fatigue you feel when your body doesn't want to release fat), and "Calories Expelled" (when you're burning a lot of fat on a low glucose diet your body literally dumps some of it via the urine, stools, and breath. If you've ever smelled someone with "ketone breath" that means that they're buring fat like mad.)

Multiple metabolic issues are really common. Our hunger, appetite, energy levels, and more are regulated by hormones like insuline, cortisol, and thyroid hormones. In my own case, lowering my insulin levels revealed a slightly low thyroid condition that was masked before.

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DARCIDALESSIO 3/10/2012 11:45AM

  You need to get a new GP!! My doctor acted like I was making up how much I worked out but just to humour me he checked my thyroid. He had to call me to apologize when my THS came back all out of wack. He learned something that day! You may want to demand that he check your thyroid at the very least.

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JULESJ1OK 3/10/2012 11:26AM

    Aww ~ HUGS, I understand about having anemia, I often wonder if it has negative effects on our metabolism. Hope the new medications helps. I have heard about phentermine and I was curious to see if it works. My Dr does not like to give diet supplements but I was going to ask her about that new medicine. Hang in there!

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