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Pepper Makes A Difference!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I just want to take a moment to thank Pepper for re-motivating me. As I stepped on the scale with impending dread, I found that I'm still going down on pounds. This is good. This adds to the reinforcement I needed to get back on track. I went to store and bought the needed healthy food and I'm ready to start again.

I also found some posts from a new friend, and thank you for those.

An update is in order, since I began the BP medicine, my BP is down to 123/88 as of last Dr visit. WOOHOO! I sure feel much better. I'm having fewer migraines.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HAPPY1604 9/18/2009 11:25AM

    HI old buddies! and New ones too! Good to see you!

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GLITTERFLOOZY 9/16/2009 2:10PM

    Motivation is a two-way street, Des. You have always been one to encourage me and others. Best of luck to all of us!
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I Am What I Am

Friday, August 07, 2009

I am who I am because of the experiences and influences that have shaped my life. Take me as I am or just leave me the heck alone!

That's my new motto.

Went to the Dr yesterday for my daughter, who is Anemic now. Got my blood pressure checked while I was in there and was told I was in a dangerous range for a stroke. It was 162/117. So, if I wasn't convinced I need to make a change, I am more so now.

I did fairly good yesterday. Started new medicine for the BP. Managed to stay in a normal range of calories. I entered in what I ate, but I kinda changed the recipe a little for myself to cut down on the sodium, so the totals for dinner are probably higher than what I had.

I was just too tired to change anything. This was an intentional decision that falls in my favor and doesn't count against me.

I feel myself starting to gain momentum. I'm no where near where I was in 2006 when I really kicked my own butt on losing weight. But it's a one step at a time process and I'm making those first, very difficult, steps in the right direction.

I gotta go for now. I wish you all success today.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KO1215 8/7/2009 4:25PM

    Good for you! You can do it.

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CJ4HEALTH 8/7/2009 12:43PM

    Sounds like you're making yourself a priority. Go girl! You want to be around and healthy for yourself and those you love! We all need a wake-up call once in a while. I wish you success!

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2BSALLYB 8/7/2009 12:37PM

    Good for you!! You are working on making some good positive changes to improve your health!!! Way to go!!! Keep the momentum going and you'll see some good results with the bp.

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FROGGEE 8/7/2009 12:36PM

    Great Job changing the things you can......

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Starting Over - Trying Again

Monday, August 03, 2009

This time it might be life or death here. My blood pressure is out of control. My eating has been out of control. Daily headaches. Daily "signs" that I'm headed in absolute wrong direction. I need some serious "friend" help and motivation. It's been quite a while since I've been on SparkPeople as l0llygaggin, so If u remember me and wanna keep in contact, please do. If u don't know me, but want to be a friend, that's awesome too.

I just need some friendly motivation and encouragement, for I don't get it at home.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    I don't know you from before. I've been on Spark People only since April, but I'm glad you're back. It's tough, but you can do it. Do it for yourself and those you love. If it looks too daunting, take small baby steps. You may not be able to take it all on at one time. I know I can't. Best wishes.

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SHANTODD420 8/3/2009 7:38PM

    Good luck and take it one day at a time. Remember to drink you fluids and eat your fruits and veggies.


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NEESIEPOO 8/3/2009 3:35PM

    I am starting over as well today. I had lost some significant weight and then decided to stop smoking. During that I gained 22 lbs back so here I am again. I will gladly talk to you, encourage you, whatever you need. We can pull each other through this journey. I have 70 lbs to lose so I will be here a while. I also have blood pressure problems, daily headaches, so I sympathize!

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ALICIA0099 8/3/2009 2:50PM

    I'll be your diet buddy! I like, LIVE on this site.

add me as a friend and we can chat and keep each other motivated!


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Back Online!

Monday, November 26, 2007

I have my laptop back and I'm back online!

I will soon be posting more often.

What a relief!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NINA3823 12/3/2007 5:01PM

    Des come back to us!!! We miss you.

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TABALICIOUS 11/26/2007 9:53PM

  YAY, welcome back! We've missed you on FWC.

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BEACHNANIE 11/26/2007 7:25PM

    Glad you finally got your lap top back. We look forward to hearing from you! Jean

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VMGALLEGOS13 11/26/2007 5:49PM

    Good to have you back.

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PASUSAN 11/26/2007 3:53PM

    Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!!

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Day 3 & 4 Menu Plans

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My FBS this morning was 144.
While it is better than my average mid 150's for the past 2 weeks, it's still not low enough. I only took 1/4 a pill last night. Tonite I guess I do the 1/2.

Yesterday's numbers:
Calories 1406, Carbs 174, Fat 54, Protein 81, Fiber 41

8:15 am - 11/17 - FBS 144
10 am - Breakfast:
Wheat Tortilla, EggBeaters, 1/2 banana, Spinach (in omelet), 8oz skim milk
Calories 256; Carbs 38; Fat 0; Protein 22; Fiber 10

1:00 pm- Before Lunch BS:
2c Lettuce, Celery, V&OO, Turkey Burger on 2 Wheat Bread
Calories 436; Carbs 35; Fat 25; Protein 29; Fiber 13

3:00 pm -

5:30 pm - Before Dinner:
Spinach salad w/water chestnuts, V&OO, Mandarian Oranges, Turkey Breast, WB & ICBINB
Calories479, Carbs 45, Fat 25, Protein 26, Fiber 10

Snack 1 - WB, ICBINB 130, 13, 9, 3, 5
Snack 2 - Kozy Shack Tapioca Pudding Cup 90, 13, 3, 4, 3

Total For Day:
Calories 1395, Carbs 143, Fat 66, Protein 84, Fiber 41

***I'm entering in my menu for the day, early, for I do not know if I will have time later online. Also looking to do tomorrow's menu in advance. Same reason. Will stay with same Breakfast & Lunch Menu.

8:00 am - 11/18 FBS:
Wheat Toast, ICBINB, EggBeaters, 1/2 banana, Spinach (in omelet), 8oz skim milk
Calories 286; Carbs 40; Fat 7; Protein 20; Fiber 7

11:00 am -

1:00 pm- Before Lunch BS:
2c Lettuce, Celery, V&OO, Turkey Burger on 2 Wheat Bread
Calories 436; Carbs 35; Fat 25; Protein 29; Fiber 13

3:30 pm -

5:30-6 pm - Dinner
3c Lettuce, 1/2 Tomato, V&OO, WB, ICBINB, 1/2 Banana, Turkey Sausage
Calories 464, Carbs 38, Fat 28, Protein 24, Fiber 9

Snack 1 - WB, ICBINB 130, 13, 9, 3, 5
Snack 2 - Kozy Shack Tapioca Pudding Cup 90, 13, 3, 4, 3

Daily Total:
Calories 1334, Carbs 127, Fat 72, Protein 72, Fiber 37

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BEACHNANIE 11/18/2007 8:13AM

    WOW You really are a planner. Good for you! Jean

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