Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My dd, Maggie, got home from her study-aboard trip to Spain. Saturday I just had a horrible day worrying about her coming home and I grazed my way through 5200 calories. How do I know? Because I logged every single one of them. The photo is of Adam's new Suzuki, which he got this past week and that has been another real stress for me. Yes, I can hear my mother saying "You won't know what it is to worry until you have children of your own!!" Yes, Mother, you were RIGHT.
Thankfully, I went to Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" web site and did some of his exercises. Then I read some of the wonderful threads on the SparkTeam for "Shrink Yourself" by Roger Gould, M.D. which helped me to get the stress level down and back on track. WOW, I'm so glad I'm a SPARKER.
Now my son, Nick and his gf, Orora leave for SPAIN (no joke) on the 25th for a two week vacation. Maggie had talked to him about the trip since last fall and so they decided to go there. They fly into Lisbon and then take the train as gas/car rental was too expensive (plus parking fees). The movie company he works for just had the new "HULK" movie come out and it was a huge success, so he's going to enjoy this vacation.
I hope I can use the relaxation tips!!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is my handsome son, Nathan, about 3 years ago when he was on vacation in San Diego and in the hot tub (he had trunks on.) He'll be 24 next month. He graduated last year with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia U. in NYC and he'd been studying for the MCAT test to apply to medical school. It has been stressful to say the least and he took a review class for four months. WELL, he got a 34 on the test (45 is perfect)!!!!! SO, everything is wonderful and he is now applying to medical schools for the Fall of '09.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I went for my Bone Density Test and for my Mammogram this morning. It had been four years since I'd had a BDT, and the tech said "Your bones have IMPROVED, so what have you been doing differently?" I told him I'd been doing SOME exercise since I found Sparkspeople. He said "Well, it has helped your bones."
W O N D E R F U L.
I know I will keep being a SPARKER!! My mammogram looked okay to the tech, and she said the doctor would read it later and send me the results, but she showed me the scan. I told her I was glad I'd lost 33# and planned to lose more so it would be easier to have an accurate test.
I'm reading PAUL MCKENNA'S book "I CAN MAKE YOU THIN" and I started listening to the hypnosis CD twice a day, so I hope that will help. I plan to succeed and I won't settle for less in this WAR ON FAT.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
I had to have my physical today and their scale is always two pounds heavier than at the gym, so I was 183#. I've seen this doctor when my dd has had to go to him, but I haven't seen him. He's a civilian doctor at the Navy Hospital, because so many of the Navy doctors are over in Iraq. He told me he was very happy to have the job and he is a very pleasant man. He told me I needed to have my mammogram and mentioned that his wife had had breast cancer at 47 and it was caught early, so she had a lumpectomy and radiation/chemo and was doing well because of early detection.
I told him I'd lost 33# and he asked me how, so I told him about Sparkpeople. I told him I'd tried dozens of times to lose, but I'd lose five pounds and gain it back. He said "Well, with Metabolic Syndrome that is very common." (If you GOOGLE "Metabolic Syndrome the first Five factors fit me.....High Blood Pressure, waist over 35 inches, etc. etc. But, it really hadn't struck me so much until HE said it to me.) He told me "I'm REALLY proud of you because losing 33# in six months is wonderful, so don't think that is poor at all." He said "It is amazing." He told me to come back next week after I have all my blood work and he'd talk to me about medicine and he wanted to know more about SparkPeople.
I guess I didn't realize that we are fighting a harder battle than when we were young. He told me that even being Pre-diabetic was a serious problem, so I am so happy that I found SparkPeople and I can make progress to being healthy.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Well, I am on Day 14 working toward the second part of my first year as a SPARKER, so I'm happy. Signed in every single day for 193 days, but this is a new phase, like my second wind, or shifting to second gear now. I've lost 30# so far and SPONDULEX my inner brat tells me that I could have lost 60# and I haven't done nearly as good as I SHOULD have. I know not to listen to SPONDULEX and "Shoulds" don't mean anything. They just cause us to "Should all over ourselves." So, I will look toward my October 12th goal and not "Should all over myself" anymore.
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