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Scared about recent weight loss

Sunday, August 30, 2009

ok so i know you shouldn't loose more than 2-3lbs a week, and its not like i'm trying to loose more than that a week, hell i haven't even started exerising. But this past wee, somehow i managed to loose a whole 5lbs!!! I"m just hoping I'll be able to keep that weight off, and continue on this trend on loosing weight. My biggest fear is that I will gain that weight back and then some. I'm trying my hardest to change how i eat and what I eat. I don't know, maybe I lost 5lbs because I'm extremely heavy and have stopped eating pints of Ben and Jerry's.

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CHERYLRG 8/31/2009 10:13AM

    From what I've heard, it is common to lose a lot of weight when you first start out, if you are very overweight. If you're keeping track of what you're eating and you weren't before, this makes a lot of sense. Just keep eating healthy and get into exercising, and you're going to see a lot of changes I'm sure! Good luck!

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TANNERSMOM7 8/30/2009 10:41PM

    Don't panic. Initial weeks you are very likely to LOSE more weight than you might expect. Rejoice and be thrilled! Keep up a very positive attitude! You are rocking!

By the way, I'm a teacher. I don't mean to bug anyone, but LOOSE is what your clothes will get when you LOSE all that weight. LOL! So many people misspell this word. Sorry - it's the teacher in me. No offense meant by it. I think you are doing an incredible job! Wish I could say that I lost 5 lbs, this week! Keep it going! emoticon

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SUBSHINE 8/30/2009 9:19PM

  don't worry - some weeks you will loose a lot and other weeks a little or sometimes none but don't get discouraged if you don't loose - keep on trekking

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FURBALLDTH 8/30/2009 8:41PM

    I weigh once a month and I lost 20 the first weigh in. This month I figure about 8 which figures out to be 2 a week. I think it's probably all the crap I was eating and now I;m eating healthy. So don't worry it will level off. emoticon

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BBANGEL1214 8/30/2009 8:15PM

    Don't worry about this. I lost 6lbs my first week and ended up loosing 25lbs the first month. Now a lot of it was water weight so I didn't see huge drops in sizes. Just keep up the healthy habits and you won't gain it back.

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ELKAY6 8/30/2009 8:10PM

    Please don't get discouraged if you do gain some of that back. I find that I may go up and down a few pounds but the overall trend is down.

Do you weigh yourself at the same time of day? your weight can fluctuate quite a few lbs if you weigh yourself at different times.

Cutting bake on Ben & Jerry's most likely did help!! I can't even have it in the house - I find my will power to be much stronger if I don't have the temptation!

Good luck!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ok, i've been wanting to start exercising but i seem to keep on puttung it off. lets face it, i am the queen of procrastination, and there is a bike trail only 0.2miles from my house. its just been really hot here and i have exercise induced asthma, so not wanting to go out in the morning or at night, what i want to do is go walk the trail at the crack of dawn but i haven't been able to get up for it. and since i don't get up i end up doing no exercise for the whole day emoticon

also been wanting to go back to planet fitness, but i have low self esteem and can't help but feel everyone is going to be looking at me and talking behind my back, i really need a gym buddy to go with me and unfortunately none of my friends live close enough to do that

i'll eventually get out of this rut, hopefully sooner than later

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SUNNYWBL 12/31/2011 8:09PM

    Just start out with some easy walks in the evening when it is cooler.

If you have allergies, the pollen is at it's worst early in the morning! So early AM exercise is not a great idea for you anyway.

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LADYCRANE 9/2/2009 7:43AM

    You know that people don't frown upon someone going to the gym that isn't in perfect shape. What they are actually thinking is good for her coming to get into shape. You see it isn't what others think of you it's what you think about yourself that is stopping you from succeeding. Now stop that negative self talk and do positive self talk. You might be the weight you are today but you are not going to be that weight ever again because soon you will lose that weight and be a thinner you! Now How BAD do you want this? Get your keaster moving and remember no excuse is good enough because nothing good comes easy YOU have to work for what you really want so make those steps count every moment of every day! Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today!

Okay now hold your head up high and go to planet fitness knowing you will shrink right before their eyes and how much more amazed they will be with you seeing you succeed! Be out going and confident that you are awesome and your body will be too if you work at it!

We can do this yes we can!

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SALDABA6 8/26/2009 10:26PM

    You may be the princess of procrastination but I am the queen. My motto is never put off till tomorrow what you can get away with never doing LMAO. First off, when people go to the gym, they aren't really interested in what you are doing, everyone has their own agenda and reasons for being there. Going to the gym will actually boost your self esteem after a few short weeks, why?, because you will be able to do things you cannot do right now. You will be able to stay on a treadmill for 20 minutes without problems, you will be able to stay on a step machine, you will be able to use an eliptical trainer without too much effort, and you will be adding weights to your routine. I had a fitness buddy once, but it quickly petered out, I was more into it than she was. You have to go for you and as you get into it you will meet people there that are more than happy to make suggestions to you. If need be, meet up with a trainer that will gladly show you how different machines work and check up on you periodically. The best place to meet a workout buddy is at the gym, because they are the people that go, friends often back off easily. When it comes to a gym, there are always people just starting out. Keep on trucking You can do this

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TN_HAMMOCK 8/26/2009 9:26PM

    I'm in the same boat. I did manage to push myself to do one of those 10 minute sparkpeople workout videos today. At first I was thinking about how tired I was after just 10 minutes.....but then I decided to think about how this is just a starting point and how great it will feel when 10 minutes is just a warm up for me.

Good luck! You can do it!

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NICKY101 8/26/2009 9:18PM

    You will have to take baby steps start with @ home DVD's like walk away the pounds or pilates that's how I got started then to the gym for treadmill and aqua fitness. Also getting the water and snacks in are important. I fell off but when I'm focus I have lost as much as 13 pounds in a month, so I'm back on that old horse. You can do it!!!!!!!

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NICKY101 8/26/2009 9:18PM

    You will have to take baby steps start with @ home DVD's like walk away the pounds or pilates that's how I got started then to the gym for treadmill and aqua fitness. Also getting the water and snacks in are important. I fell off but when I'm focus I have lost as much as 13 pounds in a month, so I'm back on that old horse. You can do it!!!!!!!

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NICKY101 8/26/2009 9:17PM

    You will have to take baby steps start with @ home DVD's like walk away the pounds or pilates that's how I got started then to the gym for treadmill and aqua fitness. Also getting the water and snacks in are important. I fell off but when I'm focus I have lost as much as 13 pounds in a month, so I'm back on that old horse. You can do it!!!!!!!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

ok, well i think i'm finally realising that i need to eat more snacks and less meals

today i had my typical 3 meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner but i also had 3 snacks inbetween those meals as well and prolly gonna have a 4th snack before i go to bed

but i gotta try to keep my snacks healthy, like they wre today, 2 were a serving of baby carrots and the other one was a mcdonalds fruit parfait. if i have another one tonight it will most likely be an apple with peanut butter

but just the other day i doubled up my veggies for dinner hoping that would keep the night munchis/hunger away and it did not, so definately gonna have to make more room for snacks in my diet


Today's Dr.'s Visit

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Well today I had that fun drive into Boston and saw a Neurolendocrinologist. He doesn't feel I have Cushing's (YIPPEE!!!!), but is gonna run one of the tests they do to check for it anyway (keeping my fingers crossed). He also sent me to see the vampires to run a few different thyroid tests and to see if I have growth-hormone issues. All in all I really liked him and he seemed genuine that he wants to help me and get down to the reason for my weight. Or it could just be that eastern european charm of an accent he has.

Also wouldn't mind seeing my Mom's neuroendo either, she's so freaking cute and tiny, I just want to put her in my pocket every time I see her!!!! Not to mention she's one of the top in her field at that hospital.

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FITGIRL15 8/19/2009 6:30PM

    Good luck with all those test! I hope there turns out not to be any big issues to deal with! Unfortunately, however, I've experienced what additional body fat can do to a person (my sister is quite heavily overweight too) and it sure isn't good!

I'm sure you'll be able to turn your life around! You are still so young!!!

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New at this blogging stuff

Saturday, August 15, 2009

ok, so as i see it blogging is like an online diary open for anyone and everyone to this is my attempt at a blog

i finally got my health insurance through unemployment and finally going to see a neurol endocrinalogist at Mass General on Tuesday and will start, hopefully, running tests to find out if there is a medical reason for my weight. My mom has a rare endocrine disease called Cushing's which is the reason she just recently had her adrenal glands removed. The head of neuro endo @ MGH is her Dr. and saw me in Febuary, looked at my back and then told me to get tested, She feels that it will not matter how much i diet or exercise, that there really is something medical going on. My biggest fear is one of 2 things, it will come out that i'm either just fat and lazy, or that there really IS something going on and i'm gonna have pituitary surgery...........which i really don't want to happen.

On another note, i got way too close to 300 last week so i made the decision to drasticly change my diet by replacing all my meals with kashi protein bars. When i finally came back to reality and realized that would not be the safest thing i decided to eat a protein bar for breakfast and lunch, eat a proper snack during the day and a healthy dinner. Since i typically find it hard to actually eat breakfast and lunch figured this was the best way to go. Started this, this past Sunday and so far have lost 2.5lbs, YIPPEE!!!!!!!! But i kinda veared off the beatan path last night when i was out with friends at a chinese restaurant. Fot the most part i was good, had tofu with veggies that came with steamed rice and egg drop soup.........however i caved and ordered a side of crab rangoons. I just couldn't help myself, this place is almost a 60mile drive and they have the best crab rangoons that i have ever had! And today at the movies i ate a box of dark chocolate i gotta be extra good and carefull with i eat for the rest of the day, but i can do it! if i fall off i'm gonna get right back on!

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SUNNYWBL 12/31/2011 7:58PM

    You started blogging on my 72nd birthday! I have had asthma since I was three years old. Back then there were few meds for it, the trick - was to live through it. As you can tell, I DID live through it!

The secret with exercise induced asthma is to take your meds, (albuterol or what ever) BEFORE you start to exercise. Maintain a moderate steady pace. Plain walking is fine. Finish your exercise minutes, slow down near the end. You will start to feel better fairly quickly. Over time you will be better able to tolerate the exercise, just remember to take the meds first!

You should start seeing a mental health professional to help with some of your issues. I have, and it has made all the difference in my life. Most places have a clinic near by, that charges on a sliding-fee scale that should make it affordable. This is a gift that you should give to yourself because you are certainly worth it!

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KLS777 8/15/2009 7:39PM

    Congratulations on your weightloss! We all veer off track sometimes!

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JE_69_MO 8/15/2009 5:53PM

    I wanted to wish you luck with the doctor thing. And congratulate you on your weight loss, that's great! I'm new to blogging as well, just posted my first blog today. Feel's strange to write what would otherwise be private for everyone else to see. Anyway, good luck and keep us posted!

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TIAJEAN 8/15/2009 5:37PM

    I don't think any of us really wants to be told we are fat and lazy, but until something really is going on, that's exactly what we do want to hear LOL I really hope your tests come out with a positive outcome. You say you have a hard time eating breakfast and lunch, is it because of time restraints, or is it because of a lack of appetite? I have a lack of appetite and it is due to having Hypothyroid.

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FREEMARK 8/15/2009 5:31PM

    I hope you get your answers soon and you turn out to be healthy. Since you lost a few pounds it looks like you can lose weight, at least if you stay away from chinese restaurants. ;)

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