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Lost 20 Pounds

Monday, August 11, 2014

Obviously, I'm still unwell and I'm not happy about this. Will write more later.

Gotta go to my first day of work.

  
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THIN133 8/11/2014 9:04AM

    Oh..that's an awful way to lose 20 lbs. Take care of yourself..hope something can be figured out soon to help you feel better. Good luck on the first day of school.

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Still Eating Like a Bird, and I MISS My Tastebuds

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I am not vomiting non-stop anymore, which is awesome, but my body is still adjusting because I am never hungry. In fact, very few things taste good anymore. However, my energy is still pretty good, though I can't do much more than walk a few blocks or do a few chores. Walking is my new favorite exercise.

In fact, the chamomile tea I'm drinking tastes awful. :( I haven't weighed myself, just because I don't care. I wear clothes for comfort now because it makes me feel better, so I have been running around in my pajamas and T-shirt. It's like living in a dorm room again.

My son is delighted that I am watching so many cartoons with him, but I don't have the umph to play tag with him. Soon, though. He knows I'm not feeling well, and every time I throw up, he laughs like it's the funniest thing. Four-year old humor. Gotta love it.

Well, I promised myself if I worked today, I could get a manicure, but now I feel like taking a nap. Ah screw it. I got one thing done off my to do list.

I hope you guys are healthy and appreciating yourselves. :)

  
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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:41PM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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SWEETNEEY 8/3/2014 12:58PM

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BABY_GIRL69 8/1/2014 4:43PM

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God bless,

Dee

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THIN133 8/1/2014 8:52AM

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68ANNE 7/31/2014 5:50PM

    I can tell that things are still not going good. I am thnking of you and let me know if I can do anything for you, like kick some butt!

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PGHP31CK 7/31/2014 12:31PM

    Glad that things are going in the right direction!! Hope & pray that you continue to improve.

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Still Can't Keep Anything Down

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I already lost 4 pounds, but this is definitely not the way to do it. Keep praying for my special intention. I get more test results tthis week.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:40PM

    Praying.

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68ANNE 7/23/2014 6:55PM

    Man that really stinks

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THIN133 7/23/2014 5:34PM

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PGHP31CK 7/23/2014 4:08PM

    Praying!!

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Been Really Sick and Hurt My Back Last Sunday, After Core Yoga

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dear All,

Sorry I haven't been around. First, last Sunday, I hurt my back in the locker room after an awesome core yoga session. (Who does that?) My back is all better now.

Then, Monday through basically today, I have been in bed with the pukes. I wasn't getting much sleep, but last night, I actually slept through the night! I am taking really good care of myself, but my exercise has been on hold.

So, this morning, I am taking some Tylenol and going for a short walk. I'm bringing my husband and son along, in case I don't make it. Otherwise, things are awesome. I went to the doctor this week, and despite my expanding belly, my weight is the same. Hoozah!

Could use prayers for a special intention. :) I hope you all are awesome!

Better Goals:

(1) Make the best possible food choices and eat less processed carbs and refined sugars.
(2) Eat a balanced plate.
(4) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, walking)
(5) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
(6) Clean the house every day and stay moving. De-tech equal parts cleaning to watching Netflix.
(7) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day. Finish first book by July 2014.

Current Habits:

(1) Supplements, fish oil (2), and fiber every day (1 capsule).
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.
*(4) Move all day and play with my energetic son.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 8/4/2014 9:39PM

    I hope you feel better soon. Sending prayers.

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68ANNE 7/19/2014 10:12PM

    Glad you're feeling better and back among SP people but the imp in me wants to know, are they going to drag you home if you don't make it? By the big toe or drag you by your hair, cave man style?

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/19/2014 9:00AM

    So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Praying for you! emoticon

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THIN133 7/18/2014 11:24AM

    Hope you are on the mend. So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. :( Take care of yourself ! Have a nice weekend.

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Not Gonna Have That Awesome Summer Bod, But Am Having a Great Summer!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

This summer I have been really active, even though I am not getting to the gym as often as I would like. Even so, I gained weight, which may be because we have been traveling a lot and I need to eat less refined carbs, now that I'm eating fully vegetarian. (Yes, I eat my freggies.)

However, I am trying to simplify my eating plan. Counting calories doesn't seem to work for me, so I am trying to eat less processed foods and also get to the gym more often. I'm committed to attending two classes like yoga and pilates. Yoga especially, since it has a profound effect on my mood.

On the health front, I got some of my test results back, and it turns out that I am pre-diabetic. Even though I don't have to go on a diet, I feel like I need to make real changes and move more, which I have been doing. We are also integrating more exercise as a family, which helps. For example, we are about to go to the zoo, and I plan on chasing my kid (which has been a GREAT NSV. I can play tag for a good 20 minutes before I punk out).

Another great victory, and I think many of you can relate, is that I genuinely stopped hating my body and criticizing myself. That doesn't mean I don't want to be in better shape, but I've had it with the sh*tty attitude, which rears it's ugly head every now and then, like when I'm getting dressed in front of the mirror. How did this happen? I have no idea. I think I had to exorcise the idea that I was going to meet some ideal body, period, and say, "Enough is enough!" So there.

Well, I hope you all are well! We have been traveling a lot, and we have been de-teching as a family for a good chunk of the day, which is why I'm not on as often, but I send all my love and positive energy! Hope you all had a marvelous weekend!

Better Goals:

(1) Make the best possible food choices and eat less processed carbs and refined sugars.
(2) Eat a balanced plate.
*(4) Exercise at least 60 to 90 minutes, at least 5 times a week. (Today, cleaning and walking)
*(5) Spiritual Goal: Pray every day for 10 minutes/read scripture.
*(6) Clean the house every day and stay moving. De-tech equal parts cleaning to watching Netflix.
(7) Work on novel, thinking or writing, every day. Finish first book by July 2014.

Current Habits:

*(1) Supplements, fish oil (2), and fiber every day (1 capsule).
*(2) Work on evaluating life goals. (Enjoy your loved ones to the max.)
*(3) Get eight hours of sleep.
*(4) Move all day and play with my energetic son.

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 12:47AM

    Sounds like a fun summer.

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DEB9021 7/8/2014 8:59PM

    Sounds like a great summer. We have been eating out too much this summer, also. I generally make pretty healthy choices when eating out but always have more than I would eat at home. The portion sizes just keep getting bigger and bigger!

Glad you are feeling good and cutting yourself some slack on the quest for an ideal body. There's just no such thing, I say. We can do a lot to feel healthy and energetic, but I think our bodies are somewhat predisposed as to size and shape. Not that you can't change it if you work hard enough, but it isn't worth going beyond healthy to get there. You have established a lot of healthy habits, and that's the important thing, not the number on the scale or the size on your clothing tag.

Keep up the great work!

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68ANNE 7/6/2014 8:25PM

    Remember
You love you, every time you see you,
every time!

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BMCOLLEY 7/6/2014 7:50PM

    Excellent! You are having a productive summer with exercise.

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THIN133 7/6/2014 5:03PM

    That's great you're having such a great summer ! Good job on eating better.its hard to lose weight when you're traveling alot. You will get it off ! That's great you are exercising more as a family ! That'll teach your son healthy habits & provide awesome family moments together. Hopefully with you on the healthy track ...The pre diabetes will just reserve itself. Have a great day !


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NANCYPAT1 7/6/2014 4:20PM

    Sounds like you have a plan and have made some awesome strides to making this work for YOU.

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KNEEMAKER 7/6/2014 1:38PM

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