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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Forgive me Sparkpeople, but I have slipped. I had a bad day Tuesday, was in a lot of pain from the osteoarthritis, and feeling kind of down. I felt like I was doomed to a life of pain, nothing I take seems to make it go away.

I had dinner at Applebees...it was awesome! But unfortunately it used up about 3 days worth of sodium and carb intake. The dinner I had was the shrimp combo platter with rice and steamed broccoli. The flavor was out of this world and I actually cleaned my plate.
I have since then been trying to stay on track, altho until I go grocery shopping I'm afraid my breakfast consists of a fast-food breakfast sandwich.

For my penance I plan on avoiding fast-food as much as possible, eating Subway for lunch and oatmeal for breakfast. Dinner might a little tricky since that is my husband's job, but he knows what I have to do and he tries to stick with my program.

My doctor has referred me to a Rheumatologist and hopefully he can help me find a way to live pain-free or at least lower the pain level. emoticon

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KARENF615 6/7/2013 8:21AM

    It's nice to have support, thank you.

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    Everyone slips up. At least youre trying to correct it.

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KACEYSW 6/6/2013 12:27PM

    So sorry you are experiencing this. Praying for you!

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They Fit Again!! and other things

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Even though my weight has been up and down over the last week and a half, I have still not put back on all of what I've lost over the last month. Today I was being daring, and tried on a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to get into for over a year. THEY FIT!! I was so surprised! I could get them up without struggling, they zipped with no problem and the waist band was even a little loose. Didn't feel like I was being strangled, they were very comfortable!

It has also been 9 years (as of 2/5) since I quit smoking. It has also been 9 years since I had my heart attack. I'm still here and plan on staying around for a very long time.

Also, this week my glucose numbers have consistently been under 125! I have had problems in the past with spikes, but having numbers this consistently within normal ranges has really made a difference in how I feel. I haven't had Mcdonalds in about a month, substituted the cheese slices with saltines for my morning snack with a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, and my afternoon snack is Greek Yogurt. I have a piece of fruit every day, and I feel great. I do allow myself a treat once in a while, but try to make sure it still doesn't put me over my daily limits for calories, fat, and other things that make a difference.



Finally Seeing Results

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I have been back on sparkpeople for a few weeks now, after not posting for several months. I have been keeping good tabs on what I eat, making sure I try to avoid high fat, sugar, carbs, etc. I weighed in this morning and discovered that I have lost 4 pounds over the last week and a half. I was starting to get discouraged, but this revelation has given me the encouragement to keep going. This makes me more intent on eating the right things so I can lose more.

The nutrition part of my weight loss goals is easy, but the exercise part is a little more complicated. I have a high-end elliptical machine and treadmill, but cannot use them due to my knees. I know if I drop a few more pounds it will take a lot of stress off my knees. Maybe when that happens I will be able to get on my exercise equipment and reach my goals even faster.

For now I just watch what I eat, maintain good glucose levels, and hope for the best.

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KARENF615 1/30/2013 7:19AM

    Thanks so much! emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 1/29/2013 8:57PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!

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COCOONGIRL 1/29/2013 8:43PM

    That is AWESOME!! I can't wait until I can say I lost weight too!! ENJOY your success!!

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JUNEAU2010 1/29/2013 8:40PM

    emoticon on the weight loss!

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Bound and Determined.....

Thursday, January 17, 2013

.....to succeed this time! emoticon

I've been away from Sparkpeople for a while. While I have tried to watch my diet and keep my glucose down to a manageable level, it just seems to be easier to keep myself in check if I have to log and record on a regular basis. Seeing my daily caloric intake stay within my goal ranges gives me a feeling of accomplishment. It also helps me think twice about having that extra piece of candy or bowl of ice cream when I could have a yogurt or something else that is better for me all around. That's the problem, I'm ALL AROUND! Mirrors are my enemy right now and the only time I look in one is my morning brush and wash routine. Other than that, I don't look. Now I have to get a new battery for the scale to make sure it functions properly so I can weigh in every day. All this work and sacrifice is going to do something good and I want proof!

I have also invited my husband to join Sparkpeople, he has weight to lose and also has health issues that will improve if not go away all together if he loses weight. It is our goal together and if I can get him on here, he will see how easy it is to avoid snacking when he has to fess up to himself in his food log. I can dream!

The fitness part of this will be an elliptical that my boss gave me and has been very useful....as a clothes hanger! My goal is to get enough room for it in the office/laundry room/attached garage so I can use it and talk to my husband at the same time. Right now it's in a bedroom with the treadmill that HE is supposed to be using, and it's quite cramped and dreary in there. Maybe this weekend we can get my son to help us move it.

Well for now I am going to get back to work. Hoping to have some positive results by the end of the week. Even one pound would make me happy!


Benefits of Menopause

Monday, October 24, 2011

To many women, menopause is a nuisance. But I have discovered it does have some benefits. For instance, hot flashes tend to put me in "the mood". My husband appreciates this!

The other benefit that I have discovered over the last few months is that night sweats can take off as much as 2 pounds over nite. This past weekend, for instance, I was feeling like the flu bug was after me, I was hot, had really bad aches in my joints and bones, and a headache that felt like a sledge hammer was pounding into me. I took a hot bath Saturday night, climbed into bed and slept all night and most of the day Sunday. When I got up this morning, I felt better and weighed in at 197....5 pounds down from what I was at on Friday! I did eat during this time although not much, but I have to keep my nutrition in balance to control my blood sugar. I feel fine today with just a little tiredness but that will go away as the day wears on. I figure, if I can lose 2 pounds average overnight just by having night sweats, imagine if I could sleep for 25 days! I would meet my goal of losing 50 pounds! But then I would miss too much of life so I guess I'll just settle for the occasional weight loss on a day to day basis. Every little bit helps! emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 10/24/2011 1:43PM

    wow I've never paid any attention to things in that way. I wondered with the sweats would it be loss like it would be if you were doing exercise. I never asked that question. After reading your post. I will watch this. Have a great day.

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