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Pups & I did a long walk this morning!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

9 am

For once, it was nice (70 degrees) when we started our walk this morning - I was hoping to get a long walk in because I kind of pigged out last night at a Mexican restaurant we went to with our friends - I can't resist chips and salsa! I ended up getting the taco salad (didn't eat the shell), but I'm sure it will show up on the scale this morning with the salt intake. Hence, the long walk.

Anyway, kept pushing Pups to keep going. I think she got tired before I did - ended up laying down twice, but we were almost done. Next time, I'll definitely bring her water.

Now, we are both going to take our morning naps......

5:15 pm
Just went through some MORE clothes! I had pants that have been hanging that I haven't worn (even then they did fit me), and have packed them up for charity tomorrow. I did keep a couple that are part of a suit - I think the jackets still fit me ok - we'll have to see. I need to buy some new suits before getting rid of the old - otherwise, I'll be running out at the last minute to get a suit to wear to work the next day when I need it!

Anyways - it feels good! This is why I got rid of my old clothes - so the incentive was there when I didn't have clothes that fit that I woul d HAVE TO go buy some new things.

I won a 25% off your entire purchase coupon from Old Navy - I'll be heading there tomorrow to see what I can find.


Almost there.......

Saturday, August 15, 2009

9:20 am
I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale and it said I was down to 163.5! emoticon I think that's the lowest I've been so far!

4 more days until the docs - not sure if I'll make it to 160, but I think the doc will be happy with the weight loss. I know I am!

I was thinking last night that I might do a little clothes shopping at some thrift stores this weekend. Yesterday, the pants I wore were ok, because of the elastic in the waist, but in the legs they were baggy. Even my shoes aren't fitting right - and these shoes fit me fine not that long ago! It was like I had mules on - my heels kept flopping out of the shoe when I walked. Too bad - I like the shoes too - high heels AND comfortable for walking the airport. I might try to get some navy socks and then maybe I can still wear them.

I guess the salads were worth it this week since I'm down!

12:20 pm
WOOHOO! I RESISTED THE TEMPTATION! I just got done walking the airport (working this weekend) and resisted the Stawberry & Creme Frappuccino samples at Starbucks! WOOHOO! Believe me - it was hard - I was hungry for a morning snack and it was a small dixie cup size. I had to keep reminding myself - NOT WORTHI IT!!!!!! Empty calories......

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BARBARA_G 8/15/2009 12:02PM

    Congratulations on your loss. Woohoo!!!

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Back from another blood test

Thursday, August 13, 2009

11:15 am

Well - the first hormone test came back with just ONE imbalance (prolatin), therefore they wanted to test it with a fasting to see if the level changes. It was a little high - like I'm pregnant. If it comes back normal on this next test, it could be as easy as just changing my birth control pill - worst case - maybe a D&C.

Then of course, I look up prolatin on webmd - the VERY worst case scenerio - a tumor. NICE! DON'T TELL THE HUBBY THAT! He'd freak out! That's the one thing about Webmd - it gives you a heads up on what it could be, but also the VERY worst case scenerio. I like checking it just so I know what I could expect when I do go in to the doctor.

I'm not really worried about it - I have a feeling I'll be changing birth control. I've had a D&C before and before that would happen I would have to have a ultrasound to check everything out.

So I should hear in a couple of days. Next is the visit with the regular doc on Tuesday for followup to the cholesterol. Let's see if all of those salads have helped. It's been hard getting the salads down this week - I think it's just because of not having them the whole week. I think I need to change up the dressing - I think I'm not that big of a ranch dressing fan anymore - at least not on salads.

Thanks for all of your support. I'm thankful that I can just air my dirty laundry on here and there's no judging. We are all in this together - the weight loss journey, the medical problems, the emotional problems.

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ANNIEONLI 8/14/2009 10:26AM

    I'd say that is good news!! YAY!! I'm sure everything will turn out fine.

Salads...add some cranberries and walnuts and a smidge of blue cheese or feta with a light italian...one of my favs! I think I'll have that for lunch today!! LOL

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LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 8/14/2009 9:53AM

    NICE! That's something that you are "wanting" a good salad! I think I just need to change the dressing and I'll get back on the salad track.

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ADLINS 8/13/2009 8:24PM

    I'm with you on WebMd... I always go there and see worst case. But, let's not go with that. Let's go with the not worst case scenario. :)

As for salad dressing. I used to do Ranch all the time and it lost it's luster. Not sure of you tastes, but I find I really like the Honey dijon or honey based dressings or even a light thousand island. Or even a caesar with it on the side - I don't care for a lot of dressing so that works for me not just in the calorie department.

Here lately, there are times when I really just want a good salad. Good luck at the Doctor.

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BARBARA_G 8/13/2009 1:03PM

    we must have similar medical problems. My hormone tests came back normal. Hence I had an ultrasound done. I'm still waiting on those results. Good luck to both of us!

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Had a new (to me) snack last night

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

9:30 am
So last night at about 8:30 pm I was starting to get hungry (again). I was fighting it - trying to figure out WHAT I could eat that was low calorie and fill me up. I ended up eating an apple. That is the first time I EVER had an apple in the evening. I was still hungry (probably should have waited the 20 minutes, but didn't) so then I had 2 cheese sticks. WHAT A GREAT LITTLE SNACK!

I have read about having an apple and cheese for a snack before, but didn't think they really went together. It's amazing how you try to get creative with your eating and you hit something that is just wonderful!

Anyone have any other combo snacks that you didn't think would work, but then were great together?

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ANNIEONLI 8/12/2009 8:34PM

    LOL!! I asked the SP cafe once why when I eat an apple I always feel hungrier after it? Soooo many people were saying to add protein to it..like cheese or peanut butter. Looks like you stumbled across the solution with good old fashioned ingenuity! LOL

My mom always gave us apple with cheddar cheese when we were kids...smart lady emoticon

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SDANNI64 8/12/2009 6:07PM

    My snack is similiar.....four carr's rosemary crackers with havarti cheese, and a small bunch of red grapes.....always seems to take the edge off my hunger. emoticon Yummy!

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LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 8/12/2009 4:59PM

    Thanks for the ideas. Nut butters! I need to try that!

I need to watch the cheese - that's why it was in (low fat) cheese sticks.

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ADLINS 8/12/2009 2:39PM

    Oddly, I only eat apples cooked, but I can see where the protein in the cheese (as well as the fat) would help curb the hunger.

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FITGIRL15 8/12/2009 11:21AM

    Did you know the reason the apple didn't satisfy your hunger alone? Because it doesn't contain any FAT! Fat is a known hunger satiater! (is that a word? LOL)
...try apples (great Low GI, high fibre fruit choice) with all different kinds of nut butters too... very low in sodium and super tasty! (my favorite is apples & almond butter!) Remember, the GOOD fats won't make you fat... they will only assist in your weight loss efforts!!!

Don't get me wrong, I do love my cheese... but right now, I can only eat it in moderation!

Comment edited on: 8/12/2009 11:22:22 AM

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BARBARA_G 8/12/2009 10:56AM

    I often eat an apple to take the edge off my hunger. Apples and cheese together sound great!

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KSTYLEFITNESS 8/12/2009 10:42AM

    Apple and peanut better is awesome!

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Back from vacation - and I stayed on track!

Monday, August 10, 2009

9:13 am
All vacation, I was worried about gaining weight - I didn't do too bad - I went up a pound, but I'm ok with that.

Now, back into the swing. I have one week before I get my blood work done again for the cholesterol check - not sure if I'll get to 160 by then, but I'll try.

While we were gone, I got a message from the OBGYN that I need to do a fasting blood test for them for the hormone blood work - GREAT! Obviously something came back on the original test that was done mid-day. I'll be going in on Thursday for that.

We did a LOT of walking with geocaching while on vacation. Somedays more than other.

Back to reality.......

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BARBARA_G 8/10/2009 10:47AM

    I'm glad you had a successful vacation weight wise. I hope it was allot of fun too!

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