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5 years of maintenance!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I have to admit, I've been pretty discouraged lately. Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) and Adrenal Fatigue will do that! But the reminder today that I have maintained for 5 years helped me look at the big picture.

In the past 5 years, I've seen my sons through injuries from a horrible car accident, faced extreme weight gain (30 lbs in 60 days) and fatigue, multiple doctors until I found someone who would listen. I've changed my eating habits- eating more for my health than for emotional or other reasons, and cutting out foods that make me feel worse.. I've had allergy testing, further limiting my food choices and straining relationships where people just don't understand.

But, I've maintained a 20-25 pound weight loss. Not the fill 40 that I lost initially, but a respectable 20-25 pounds that has stayed off. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey, healing my body and improving my health!

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CIPHER1971 12/22/2014 2:17PM

    Awesome - and something for us all to aspire to.

You rock

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JAXMOMMY 12/22/2014 1:46PM

    Congratulations on all fronts!! Maintaining a weight loss despite high stress, illness and life.... You are rocking it! Treating yourself well is probably the biggest achievement in all of this! Way to go!

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ROCKPORT9 12/22/2014 12:57PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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DONNA_W 12/21/2014 11:33PM

    good for you!!

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October Reflection

Sunday, November 02, 2014

October has been very busy. I realized I haven't posted a blog since the end of September! Can't believe it is November already!

At the beginning of September, my 14yo dd was injured at soccer practice and has a concussion. She is still out of school on homebound, doing OT and PT. She is frustrated with missing most of the first half of her freshman year of high school! My father-in-law had surgery last week to replace his pacemaker an defibrillator. He came through the surgery ok, but the pacemaker isn't working properly. Lots of new students moving in, finding out students who moved in at the start of the year should have been in EC, and trying to fix messes left by others.

I still don't know what I have done to my heel, but it is so unbearable at times that I can barely walk. Steps are way down from the last few months due to pain and changes in the weather.

October break down:
Total steps: 417,251 steps
Daily Average: 13,460
Highest day- 10/3 21,028 (barely higher than Sept average!)
Lowest day- 10/12 7,848
-- Reached at least 15,000 steps 12 days in October!! Only had 3 days under 10,000.
-- I had only 1 day in October that was 20k steps or higher (14 in Aug, 17 in Sept)

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BEATLETOT 11/2/2014 12:42PM

    Awesome stats!!!

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September Reflection

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Dr visit after 3 months mostly allergen-free went well. She added some meds that I didn't want to take. Tried the niacin once, but experienced extreme flushing so I didn't take it again! School has been extremely stressful, but I am trying to get into a routine.

Another 5 pounds or so down. Frustrating because I am between the sizes of clothes that I own and don't want to have to buy a lot!

I finished my 100 day step challenge, and hit 2,000,000 steps on day 99. During the challenge, I've increased my best day from 26,000 to over 40,000 in one day!!

Here is how September breaks down:
Total steps: 603,566 steps (about 1,000 less than August)
Daily Average: 20,119 (more consistent than August, which was 19,000)
Highest day- 9/9 30,478
Lowest day- 9/30 15,447
-- Reached at least 15,000 steps every day in September!! Only had 4 days under 16,000!!
-- I had 17 days in September that were 20k steps or higher (14 in Aug)

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KCSMOM9 10/2/2014 9:13PM

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PINKPANTHERS 10/2/2014 8:47PM

    Awesome steps! emoticon emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 10/2/2014 11:31AM

    Wow! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 10/2/2014 7:09AM

  Thanks for sharing

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100 day step challenge reflection

Monday, September 22, 2014

In June, I signed up for an online 1,000,000 step challenge. It was simple: walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to reach 1,000,000 steps. I started off fine, 12,000 to low teens daily. Then I decided to see where I could go. My high for one day was around 26,000 at that time. I weighed 161lbs.

Over the course of the challenge, I increased my daily average steps and increased my personal best several times, with my highest of 40,578 in one day on July 31 while on vacation with my husband!

Today was day 100. Yesterday, I reached 2 million steps in 99 days! My final numbers:
total steps: 2,030,578
Best steps: 40,578
Daily average steps: 20,306
total floors: 3,769
best floors: 126
weight loss: 20.3lbs

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 9/23/2014 11:21AM

    WOW WOW WOW what an inspiration! I've been having a hard time getting to 10k each day but I'm going to really push myself!

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BEATLETOT 9/23/2014 10:04AM

    That's pretty awesome that you've lost so much weight doing it! I did Million Step Club at work and got 11,000+ steps almost everyday. Not any real weight loss to speak of...

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PINKPANTHERS 9/23/2014 10:00AM

    Sounds like you are doing all the right things! Those are fantastic numbers! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRISTA987 9/22/2014 11:21PM

    Holy Smokes! Those are some amazing number! Congrats on your accomplishments!

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KEEPITUP62 9/22/2014 9:38PM

    that is so awesome! Way to go on the fitness and the weight loss.

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JAMBABY0 9/22/2014 9:29PM

    awesome keep it up

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EMMACORY 9/22/2014 9:22PM

    That is fantastic! I was also part of a 100 day challenge. Mine was to do 10 minutes of ST per day, which I achieved. I have been doing 10,000+ steps for several years but I certainly never got to the numbers you did. emoticon emoticon

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August 2014 reflection

Monday, September 01, 2014

Just realized I haven't posted a blog entry in a while! Lots of travelling over the summer, then back to school last week (as a teacher, I've been back about 3 weeks, but last week was students' first week back)

Eating has been pretty good this month. Not sure I posted it, but I had allergy testing in June. Already had gone wheat, peanut and egg free and mostly dairy free. In addition, no oats, cashews, no walnuts, no corn and lots of other strange things (honeydew?! Asparagus?!). Generally, it was either things I hate and never eat (Cayenne pepper- never have liked spicy food) or things I ate daily (oatmeal for breakfast). I also had my cortisol levels checked and began treating low adrenal function.

I have lost some weight over the summer. I'm down about 10 pounds, which I attribute to getting the cortisol levels in check and removing allergens. Less due to actual weight loss and more reducing inflammation, I think.

I've been doing a step challenge, and should hit 2,000,000 steps in the 100 day challenge that ends on September 21. During the challenge, I've increased my best day from 26,000 to over 40,000 in one day!!

Here is how August breaks down:
Total steps: 604,056 steps
Daily Average: 19,486
Highest day- 8/1 30,738
Lowest day- 8/31 13,558
-- yesterday was the ONLY day in August that I didn't get at least 15,000 steps!! I was disappointed, but we spent most of the day driving.
-- I had 14 days in August that were 20k steps or higher

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JEANKNEE 9/21/2014 1:04PM

    Awesome job with the steps!

My body does not handle oats well either. Have found that minimizing certain carbs (wheat, oats) leads to less apparent inflammation (water retention?). I also feel better when my overall carb intake is more like 40% to 45% of my overall nutritional intake.

We really are an experiment of one. Good job determining what works for you. Keep up the great work!

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BEATLETOT 9/2/2014 9:28AM

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PINKPANTHERS 9/1/2014 8:44PM

    Wowza! That is some amazing steppin! You are awesome!

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LOLAINSC 9/1/2014 2:57PM

    Mighty impressive statistics! It never occurred to me that doing 10,000 steps a day will add up to 1,000,000 steps in 100 days and more than 3,000,000 steps in a year. Now double that--makes my feet hurt just thinking about it!

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ROCKPORT9 9/1/2014 9:53AM

    I am in awe of all of your steps and positively dealing with food restrictions!

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