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Just Picking Away

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I am finally starting to feel like myself again. The bloating seems to be subsiding and I don't feel tired.

I have been sticking to my goals and my motto. "How is not exercising going to solve my problems" and it has been working. I lost .5lb this week. It may not be coming off in lots of lbs, but my dr told me .5 lb a week is the way to go. I have been exercising everyday and drinking all my water.

I am amazed considering we have eaten out every day since last Friday. Got to cut that one out. Awfully hard on the wallet, but I have learned to make good choices when we eat out and I also have started walking when we get back.

Now, I am just aiming for another .5lb loss next week. I don't have to have any more than that. Just slow and steady. emoticon

  
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IMJUSTDUCKIE 8/5/2010 11:48AM

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KATHLEENS1964 8/4/2010 5:17PM

    Oh I am sooo bad when eating out. It's really hard sometimes to make good choices. But it sounds like you did well! And .5 lbs/week is WAY better than gaining or not going anywhere! That's 26 lbs. a year!
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LOPEYP 8/4/2010 4:42PM

    Glad that you are feeling better and seeing some results. I had a week like yours a few weeks back. Definitely hard to make progress in the weight area when eating out a lot.


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KNITTABLES 8/4/2010 3:56PM

    So glad to hear this. WTG on the .5lb loss that is great. Slow and steady is the best way. Good luck with the rest of it.

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/4/2010 12:01PM

    Glad to hear you are making progress!

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CLAREEASA 8/4/2010 11:36AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!! Slow and Steady wins the race! You'll get there!

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LYNNANN43 8/4/2010 10:14AM

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You cut out the eating out & I'll cut out all of the baked goods! emoticon

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LISAALLGIER 8/4/2010 10:07AM

  emoticon emoticon, and it is better to lose slow!! Have a great day emoticon

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TX.PATRICIA 8/4/2010 10:06AM

    Sounds like you are doing great!

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8/3/10

Monday, August 02, 2010

Don't have too much to write about today. Showed houses for 3 hours. Ate well. I really wanted a burger, but I got chicken breast with veggies.

Somehow kept my patience on a buyer tour that should have lasted 1.5 hours. Just working on keeping up my new habits.

I think the new meds are starting to work. We will see. One day at a time.

  
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BAILEYS7OF9 8/3/2010 2:40PM

    good luck w/ the meds! You definitely want to be able to have some control there w/ the unexpected time you spend at work!

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KATHLEENS1964 8/3/2010 11:34AM

    Good luck with the new meds, I hope they work for you. And emoticon on your patience and keeping up your new habits!

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SARALEIGHM 8/3/2010 8:13AM

    Healthy choices all around.
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LYNNANN43 8/3/2010 12:52AM

    I'm so glad the new meds are starting to work for you!
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KNITTABLES 8/2/2010 9:08PM

    Great choice on the chicken and great attitude on taking thing one day at a time. I pray that your meds are working for you. emoticon

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JDBD17 8/2/2010 9:02PM

    "One day at a time." - Words to live by!

Judy

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NIGHTOCUPS 8/2/2010 8:58PM

    Best of luck on your journey!

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August Goals

Sunday, August 01, 2010

1. Keep up my motto- Read blog of 7/30/10

2. Keep exercising emoticon

3. Forget the scale emoticon

4. Continue eating breakfast emoticon

5. Stay Positive emoticon

6. Drink all my water each day emoticon

7. Continue to stay away from soda

8. Encourage others

  
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JALRAK01 8/2/2010 5:05PM

    Great goals! I love the idea of setting goals for the month. I think I'll do it for a month or two as well. It might be just what I need to stay on track.

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TKAYSMILES 8/2/2010 2:13PM

    great goals!

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SARALEIGHM 8/2/2010 8:48AM

    Good goals! You can do it.

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IMJUSTDUCKIE 8/1/2010 11:18PM

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KNITTABLES 8/1/2010 10:07PM

    Great goals and I know you will do it. But no pressure.

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DARINGR8LY 8/1/2010 7:40PM

    I need your goals. They would help me. Way to go...I'll be watching to see if you live up to it. No pressure here.
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Going to Keep Moving

Friday, July 30, 2010

I was just reading a spark friends blog about having to change things up for August and how she has stopped really working out because of the bad time she has been having lately. This got me thinking about my own situation especially in the answer I gave to her.

I remember when I decided to quit smoking. I did it by reading Allen Carr's book "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking." He said something in that book that has become my motto of sorts. As far as grabbing that next smoke, he said, "Will smoking that cigarette really make the problem go away or will it still be there after you're done smoking the cigarette?" I used that every time I wanted a cigarette. (Now, I do have to add in here that one thing that can keep Ulcerative Colitis away is smoking. I thought about it, but I just don't want to smoke. The smell makes me ill).

Jump forward...I have learned to apply that motto to the issues I am having now. The ulcerative colitis, the lack of income, the issues with my mother etc. There are days where I get up and figure I am too upset to exercise or too depressed. Then that little voice comes into my head..."Will not exercising make the problem go away?" No, the problem will still be there, but at least I'm not feeling worse because I did nothing.

One thing I have seriously questioned lately is why I am bothering to keep at it when the weight just seems to keep coming on instead of going away. I know why. I have come to far to quit. I've accomplished so many things that stopping is just not something I'm willing to do. Why should I give up all I've worked to accomplish? Not exercising isn't going to make the weight go away or the disease go away.

I am going to let Allen Carr's words continue to ring in my ears. Not being healthy is not going to make my problems go away. They will continue to be there. So, I am going to continue the good habits and exercise that I have worked so hard to achieve. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PTREINER 8/2/2010 5:30PM

  Hey - thanks - I needed to hear this today, too!

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TKAYSMILES 8/2/2010 2:13PM

    Great blog today Nina! I think Allen Carr had a lot to share that we can use for our weight loss issues too! You are doing great...just keep it up!

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KATHLEENS1964 8/2/2010 1:35PM

    Like previous responses here, I needed to read this today, too! I have been too lazy and blaming it on being too busy. Thanks for your inadvertent pep talk - with this type of attitude you will no doubt be able to reach your goal! And HUGE congrats on overcoming the smoking habit, too!

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SARALEIGHM 8/2/2010 8:43AM

    Great attitude!

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MABELL1WFTX 7/31/2010 7:20AM

    My exercise has been NIL for the past 4 weeks (broken shoulder) and I have done a lot of thinking. Exercise is going to become a part of my life once my body is whole again. Your BLOG has inspired me even more. Thanks for the words to use to push me on even more. You, too, can do this. Great going.
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SNOWFILLY 7/31/2010 7:15AM

    Good point, emoticon

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KNITTABLES 7/30/2010 11:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWhat a great blog. Your words have touch a spot in my heart. I have lost all motivation in everything except for my knitting. I will use your words. Thanks for sharing.

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DERTREFFER 7/30/2010 11:06PM

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I really needed to hear (or I guess read) those words! I have been having some issues with motivation recently and this definitely has given me some pep and something to ponder!

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I did It!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Well, I had a complete meltdown last night. Threatened dh to go off all the meds. He doesn't understand as he won't even look and read about what this is. I think he can at least find out about it.

I was sick since 3:00 this morning. Don't know if it was something I ate or the new antibiotics. That went on until 11:30. Mornings are always bad and I am worried because I have a 10:00 closing tomorrow morning. I basically laid around all day today because I felt crappy.

Then I decided at the very least I could do 10 minutes of Walk it Out. That turned into 35 before dinner. Went back after dinner and did another 2 hours and 5 minutes. I was determined to get the rainbow. It does make me feel better to move. I'm just never sure how my stomach is going to deal with it.

I was supposed to go to the barn, but JC pulled his shoe running around like a nut outside this morning and the farrier won't be there until Saturday. At least I don't feel like I totally blew it today. I got in all my water, stayed within calories and did my exercise. It may not have been a mind blowing cardio workout, but now I haven't missed a day of doing some form of exercise for 2 weeks. I feel guilty if I do. I guess that is a good thing. Another new habit I have formed.
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TEKRU1 7/30/2010 5:36PM

    Sorry to hear you're not getting more support at home. THis is a long term thing you'll be dealing with - he needs to stop hiding from it at some point. He's probably scared to find out just what's going on.

Keep taking the meds and if they're not helping, keep bugging the doctor! Sometimes thay deserve it!

Awesome keeping the exercise going - so glad you've found SOMETHING that makes you feel better!

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BAILEYS7OF9 7/30/2010 11:51AM

    Hope you were able to handle the morning meeting. Have you been tested for Celiac?

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KATHLEENS1964 7/30/2010 11:15AM

    emoticon on keeping that exercise streak going and staying within cals! You ROCK! Hope you feel better!

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SARALEIGHM 7/30/2010 9:09AM

    You need to sit down at the computer with your husband and show him the CCFA Web site: http://www.ccfa.org/living/?LMI=1 . He needs to at least have a firm grasp of what you're dealing with.

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TRABOLD8567 7/30/2010 12:55AM

  That's a streak! WTG!

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KNITTABLES 7/30/2010 12:22AM

    I do hope this get better soon. Great job on the walking and keeping routine going. I only did my walking today and nothing else. Hope JC gets his shoe fixed soon.

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LYNNANN43 7/29/2010 11:41PM

    Way to got on 10 minutes turning into so much more!!!!!!

But, more importantly, I hope you are feeling better now. And I hope your closing goes smoothly tomorrow.

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IMJUSTDUCKIE 7/29/2010 11:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonGood For You!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon (P.s. I hope you are feeling better?!)

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TRY2KEEPGOING 7/29/2010 9:45PM

    Way to go!!! Keep the streak alive!!!

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ERIECANALGAL 7/29/2010 9:40PM

    Yeah! For doing your exercises for 2 weeks straight! emoticon
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