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So Drained

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I feel like I m in a fog & when I take my meds its even worse. I m not sleeping well again; I m up every 2 hrs. I'm even having muscle spasms again. Then on top of it I gained weight I m working out regularly I upped my calories like they suggested. I feel like its hopeless. My dr wants me to go on diet pills; says I'm not losing enough; kind of glad I don't have the insurance to go back for the rest of my visits.

I know that part of my mood is pre pms but I'm just sooo frustrated that I'm thinking about taking a break. I was all the way down to 242 but gained it back. Now I m doing more yet I m not accomplishing anything.


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GAGGS. 4/5/2009 7:51PM

    Hi Maga ,
hey never give up , you cant , because your go t God on your side , and our Lord Jesus Christ to go to Him through in your time of need and by what l can see also a great bunch of brothers and sisters in Christ in your spark teams that your a member of to turn to for motivation and support , your in a winning position , your a winner that just cant see the finishing line of your goals yet .
Sometimes we fail , but it never means we've failed as where not failures where winners through Christ ,hang in there and you will pass the line a winner .
God bless you Gary

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ELMOBABY 4/5/2009 7:58AM

    YOU CAN DO THIS! We will not let you give up on yourself. Get back up, brush yourself off, and move. That is your orders from your sparkpeople post readers. The secret--Move more today than yesterday--Burn more calories than eat--And love yourself for you--Not what you look like, but who you are from the inside. You know you can do this. It is proved, by looking at the numbers. Don't beat yourself up for gaining back some pounds. That is what happen to me when I first joined Curves. Keep exercising and eating what you were when the scale was going in the right direction and it will start coming off again. We are all here to help each other and believe me you are never alone. You are not the only one here who has gained weight back after losing. I have personally lost the same 50 lbs over and over again for about 5 years. I lose it, It finds me, and comes back. I am on my last journey of losing it this time. So get up and move. It will hurt at first. But it will get easier!!!

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    Hang in there, you will get there. I am sorry to heat that you are still not feeling well,. I imagine that the meds may cause weight gain as well. I do not care what doctors say, I think all meds except blood pressure cause weight gain.

Anyway, I am praying for you.
Hope you have a good weekend,

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ECE943 4/4/2009 8:31PM

    Also don't beat yourself up. I have hit plateaus and been so frustrated that I felt like throwing in the towel and needed folks to remind me that this too will pass. Our bodies are sometimes our "enemies" as they have to have time to adjust to the changes we are demanding of them. Those little bugger fat cells don't leave when we lose, they just get deflated. So they trick us every once in a while and divert stuff for their nourishment and it shows on the scales. So you could be twice as good re your intake and exercise-wise and then still show a weight gain. (It happened last week on BL.) But if you hang in here long enough ~ ~ even up to a month, YOU WILL TRIUMPH!

You are also still at an age were you reproduction system has a lot to say about your weight too. Fluid retention and "shifting sands" were a given in my years before Medicare.

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W8WHITTILER 4/3/2009 8:30AM

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...
emoticon Quitting is not an option!

Do you have your food journal and exercise journal that you kept when you got down to 242? If so, go back, look at it, compare to what you are doing now...maybe something will stand out to you..

I wish I had the answer, but I don't, I myself struggle every day, but I am not going to throw in the towell and niether are far as the diet pills...ask your dr. to give you say 6 months to lose weight before putting you on anything...and then challenge yourself every day...try to do better today than yesterday..that is where I am at in this journey..
I know how hard it is, I have been doing WW for 6 months and still fighting to get to just my 5%, so know you are not alone in the battle...
I am here to cheer you on, and I am here anytime you need a hand..
Maybe we can do a challenge together..
I am doing a 10,000-12000 steps a day..I try to push for the 12000 and I even find myself marching in front of the tv during commercials to get them in, do you want to join me on this challenge?

You cannot give, no, no...NEVER!
Hang in there, it will happen!

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BABIE_JANE 4/2/2009 10:20PM

    Don't give up! Keep trying different things. I have hit plateaus several times and tried many different things to get things moving again You should do the same thing, so you can find what works. In looking over your nutritional tracker, I have some suggestions for you. What nutrients do you track? Do you watch your sodium? You should try to keep the sodium lower and the potassium higher. I did notice some fruits, but not very many veggies. You should eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies each day. The calories you are taking in shouldn't be empty calories, they should include nutrients. Another thing, water, water, water! If I can do this I know you can, too!

Don't emoticonuntil you find what works.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/2/2009 10:10PM

    One person working torwards a drem, is is worth 99 people just working!

Maga, Don't give up, I know you try hard, Are your meds the kind that make you gain weight? You have been trying so hard, Please don't feel discouraged.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

This is going to b real short
Well I m getting sick AGAIN. My sinuses; asthma; & allergies r all being very mean to me right now. On top of feeling like crap my system seems all screwed & backed up. Everything is making me nauseous
Inspite this I did ride my bike to curves; I did 35 minutes @ curves. Tomorrow I m going to the Franklin Institute with the Christian School that I volunteer @.

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    I hope you feel better, I am praying for you.

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LOSE2WIN10 4/2/2009 1:03PM

    It is such an unfair trade off: Winter and no allergies or Spring/sunshine and allergies so bad you just want to go crazy! Hang in there and hope you start feeling better!

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DIANEDOESIT 4/2/2009 9:47AM

    Ahhhhh....'tis the season. I'm there with you hon!!! Battle thru one day at a time. I have asthma and allergies as well and they really aren't conducive to a good work out!! You are doing fabulous....despite everything. You go girl!!!! emoticon

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W8WHITTILER 4/2/2009 8:27AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon..nothing worse than feeling under the sure to give your body some rest!

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Fast Break Goals

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First time around my fast break goals was to @ least start exercising. I had just started walking when I joined sparks but I knew that I needed something more then that. I used the spark suggested strengthening & start doing strengthening 3x a wk & continuing with the waling.
Second time around my fast break goals was to be consistent. I now go to the curves 3x a wk(I ride a bike to get there). I strengthen 6x a wk; 3 different routines 2x a wk. I also walk minimum 3x a wk; although it is usually alot more. Starting on April 1 I m adding workout videos to my routine. I also wear a pedometer I started on Jan 3 (I added below) I now do a minimum of 10,000 steps a day; @ 1st my goal was just to do it 3x a wk. I also now dance @ least 3x a wk.


I have found that I m changing my goals between a mthly & wkly basis. As I change so does my routines. I pray that I can continue to do this


1/3/09 5,562

1/4/ 09 5,789..... 1/5/09 12,632.....1/6/09 - 12,087.....1/7/09 3,963.....1/8/09 7,593.....1/9/09 13,176.....1/10/09 6,562

1/11 1,953.....1/12 8,512.....1/13 7,737.....1/14- 16,801.....1/15 9,817.....1/16 5,923.....1/17 - 13,849.....

1/18 3,498.....1/19 6,003.....1/20 9,101.....1/21 6,301.....1/22- 5,982.....1/23- 11,228.....1/24- 12,160

1/25- 11,642.....1/26- 16,148.....1/27- 8,638.....1/28- 6,687.....1/29- 10,133.....1/30- 3,210.....1/31- 1,568


2/1 3,789.....2/2 10,151.....2/3 10,618.....2/4 5,655.....2/5 10,894.....2/6 7,852.....2/7 11,891.....

2/8 8,520.....2/9 11,503.....2/10 8.564.....2/11- 10,912.....2/12- 9,403.....2/13- 7,969......2/14- 8,569

2/15- 20,398.....2/16- 10,873.....2/17- 15,693.....2/18 1,893.....2/19 12,459.....2/20 10,508.....2/21- 528

2/22- 3157.....2/23- 5084.....2/24- 4062.....2/25- 6466.....2/26- 10,688.....2/27- 1163.....2/28- 1270


3/1 - 3673.....3/2 - 2564.....3/3 - 8590.....3/4 - 4974.....3/5 - 17528.....3/6 - 1245.....3/7 - 5236

3/8 - 6735.....3/9 - 9252.....3/10 - 10422.....3/11 - 7626.....3/12 12,772.....3/13 - 6572.....3/14 - 7720

3/15 10.983.....3/16 12,684.....3/17 15,132.....3/18 11,902.....3/19 15,498.....3/20 11,087.....3/21 7,311

3/22 10,210.....3/23 10,015.....3/24 12,319.....3/25 10,292.....3/26 11,600.....3/27 14,418.....3/28 10,061

3/29 10,007.....3/30 11,585.....3/31 -

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W8WHITTILER 4/1/2009 1:28PM

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Something Is Happening

Monday, March 30, 2009

Something is happening. I m truly amazed of the changes that I m going thru.

My thighs r burning as I ride the bike. I go to curves & within 5 mins I was actually sweating. Then I rode the bike home but the wind was so strong against me that I had to walk a ways.

I substituted @ the Christian school I volunteer @ today we had gym. I played basketball for 10 mins then I played tennis for 15 mins. All I had to do was sit there but decided I wanted to exercise some more.
Since I've been home I've also danced around for 30 mins.

I was a couch potato I didn't even want to walk around to the corner store but now I volunteer to go to the store for other ppl in the house. I m trying to schedule some type of physical activity everyday.

We have a driveway on the side of the house; we are going to attach a basketball hoop to the garage & we r gonna set up a net to play tennis; bat mitten; & volleyball in the yard. Hubby has also set up his weight & is going to start working me out with them some. The family/exercise room is almost done; already have the area for me to do videos & my strength training.

Today my hubby rewarded me for my dedication - I got my nails done WOW is it nice to have them done again. He annoys me @ times; with the watching me & smiling but I'm glad that he sees how dedicated to this I m. It's not just about losing weight -CAUSE TRUST ME I DON'T WANT TO B SKINNY- I want to b healthy I want to b active. I want 2 b able 2 keep up with my hubby. I want 2 b able 2 run around with my grandbabies & God children.

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THENAMESLISA 4/7/2009 8:33AM

    Sounds like you guys have been sparked!! Don't mind what other people say. This time it's for good...we've all failed in the past and sometimes our significant others assume we're going to fail again. Mine is finally realizing that this has turned into a lifestyle and not just a passing fancy.

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KARLEEN11 3/30/2009 8:56PM

    Wow you are truly amazing I have decided the something. I came home from work today and worked out the kids were laughing at me and teasing me all in fun nothing bad my husband was also teasing me all in fun. I feel much better now that I worked out. I plan on doing it again tomorrow. I have been watching what I'm eating to. I have spent the last three days within my calorie intake too. I feel really good about that to. It is nice to see that someone else is inspiring to.

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Today was a Blah Day

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Once again I m letting family drama get to me. So today was kind of a BLAH DAY!

But I did not over eat today, I met all but my carbs I was under on them. My biggest nutritious problem lately.

I can't wait till tomorrow morning & curves I will b bike riding there once again. I just cant wait to get a good workout in I do more then the recommended 30 mins for me its minimum 45 mins.

Today I changed by fitness tracker cause I was going over between 1000 & 2000 calories burned. So that automatically upped my calorie intake lets c how well that works.



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