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So discouraged!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Well, here I am, trying to figure out why I can't seem to do this. God knows I'm motivated - at least I think I am! I am at the heaviest I've been since my kids were born. I can't stand it - but why can't I stick with this?? I start off my days thinking "this is it! I'm going to keep track of what I eat and be very careful" but then I have something that's hard to track and that's it.

I had my gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago, and am finally back to feeling like I am mobile again. So, I'm going to try... again. I feel like a yo-yo.. my weight fluctuates so much! I can be really careful with what I eat and still gain. It is quite discouraging.

I tried removing wheat from my diet; although I felt better, I did not lose any weight. However, my teenage daughter did and she looks amazing!! Iím so proud of her and happy that it worked for her!

I purchased PGX pills - supposed to help suppress appetite. Iím not one to take pills, but clearly I need a push here. Maybe once I start to lose, Iíll be more motivated..?

I'm turning 50 in June and I really don't want to be this heavy ...

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MISSTEE64 3/17/2014 7:57PM

    Thank you for your support! if this were Facebook I would hit the "like" button on your comments emoticon

Funny you should mention dancing to songs... I did that yesterday and my daughter ran away.. she said I looked like a retarded flamingo.. LMAO (ok, so I was kind of doing it on purpose lol)

Other than my glass of wine with dinner, I stuck to my plan for the day! let's see how tomorrow goes.

So baby steps it is!

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MAPFARMS 3/17/2014 9:45AM

    I am going through the same thing right now. I went gluten free in January and I feel better. I have so much more energy and just feel good. But I have not really lost any weight. I have added a lot of exercise to my life and can see the difference in my body. My clothes fit better but still the scale does not move. I'm trying to not focus on the scale. I only weigh in once a week and I know if I keep at it the scale will show results too. It has to! Gluten free is a big difference and a process and if you make to many changes at once it's harder. So I am making one change at a time. I am just a year younger and think it just takes the body a little longer to respond as we get older. Try to stay positive and the it will happen! emoticon

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DRAGONSDAWN 3/17/2014 7:51AM

    You can do it!

Try not to get frustrated ( I know how impossible that sounds).
Try not getting on the scale for a while and making 1 small change at a time. I could not have gone from full scale couch potato and eating horribly, to exercising every day and eating right in 1 day. I would have been too discouraged and felt too deprived.

I made 1 small change at a time. nothing after dinner, then changing 1 snack or meal at a time to healthy. 1 dance song, 2 dance songs, 1 video, video and gym.

If you take it slow and make small changes it doesn't seem like it is as hard.

Good Luck

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Coming back...?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A little over a month ago, I injured my back... getting dressed :S

I have a history of lower back issues but I had been doing so much better in the last year! but all it took was turning the wrong way while getting dressed, and I've been "out of service" since then.

A friend recommended a massage therapist and I figured why not? I've tried everything else (except acupuncture). My first visit was awesome! after 30 minutes, I was able to bend (while sitting) to tie my shoes! My next appointment was scheduled for 2 weeks later; again, she made me feel so much better but I realized that I can't wait that long.

So I'm slowly but surely getting there; I am quite anxious too, because last week my department moved to a new building. We went from being on the 2nd floor to the 12th floor of a non-governmental building (a first for me).

Given that I have a fear of heights AND a fear of enclosed spaces, I vowed to take the stairs - yes, all the way up to the 12th floor. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do it yet because of my back. But I've been doing my stretches and a friend of mine at work said she would come with me, just in case... so I start taking the stairs on Monday!

It may not seem like a lot, but it is! Before I was hurt, I started "practicing" by taking the stairs to the top floor of our old building (7th) and I'll tell you, by the time I got there, my legs were killing and I had broken a sweat!

Here's to another new start! emoticon

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LORI2562 9/30/2013 2:19PM

    Congrats on starting to take the stairs! Twelve floors is a LOT!!! One day it was raining outside so I decided to climb the 14 floors here in my building. I was not able to go DOWN stairs for 3 days after - funny that up was ok, but down was painful. I still walk the stairs from time to time but never all 14 floors again in one shot - I will need to work my way up to that.

My FitBit tracks the number of floors I climb in a day and my goal is to always hit ten (again - I don't do it all at one time).

Glad to hear you are feeling better - massage is fantastic - I used to have back and neck problems and have been going monthly for 12 years now.

Take care!

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MONTIKARLA 9/28/2013 11:20PM

    I'm glad that you are starting to get better. I have put my neck into spasm just rolling over in bed so I feel your pain at hurting yourself just moving the wrong way.

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PENNYPEARLS 9/28/2013 4:50PM

    Sorry to hear about your back but glad the massage therapy is helping.

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10 days in, still confused!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ok, so I haven't had much time to explore the site, but I still find it very confusing .. can someone tell me why some forums are labeled "sticky topic"?

On another note.. TGIF. I started a head cold earlier on this week and it was at its worse today. But all in all, I've had a good week in terms of watching what I eat.

My daughter and I gave up wheat 3 weeks ago; she's having a harder time with it since a lot of her favorite foods contain wheat. I've told her that she can eat it if it's too hard, but she's insisting on sticking to it (which makes me proud) she's lost 5 lbs so far -- as for me, the weight only just started coming off a little, but I'm not sure if that's because I've been limiting my calories or if it's the wheat. Either way, since I've given up wheat, I feel so much better! no bloating, no more pains .. it's great! Now all I have to do is give up the tortilla chips... I just have to find another satisfying snack! grapes or celery (I like those) anything that doesn't take prep work :)

I was hoping to explore the site this weekend but a friend of mine just invited himself over with his daughter, her boyfriend, her son and her sister... and me not feeling very well. Wonderful......

Oh well, he'll do the cooking emoticon

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GRATEFULWYO 8/24/2013 9:02AM

  Sparkpeople does get less confusing and overwhelming. I promise. A stick topic is a message board topic that always stays near the top of the feed. For example, in the "introduce yourself forum" the three most recently commented topics would be at the top and showing on the main page. The "New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here" could get pushed off and people would not see it. By making it sticky it is always at the top and visible.
Please let us know when you find a good subsitute for tortilla chips. I have been on a gluten free diet for 18 months, and still eat more chips than I should.

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LAWANDMUSIC 8/23/2013 8:31PM

    Sounds like your plan is working. Kudos! ONWARD!!

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The Color Run!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A while ago, my neighbour asked me if I would go to Montreal to participate in the Color Run with her sisters and her. I had never heard of this and thought "Sure, why not!?" so Friday night, my daughter and I packed an over night bag and off we went. She came along to stay with my neighbour's baby while we did the run.

After we checked into our hotel room, we visited the other girls and made our plans for the next morning.

Well, after a sleepless night (1st time away from home in years!), got up at 6:30, quick shower, met the girls in the lobby for 7:00. The plan was to get a light breakfast nearby and head out to the run.

No restaurant in site.. no coffee either... take the subway.. still no coffee. Get to the island where the race is.. STILL no coffee! arghhh!

Next thing you know, we're being told to get to the start line (I thought it started at 9!?) but since my neighbour's sister wanted to be part of the first wave, we had to get to the start line earlier.

I'm happy to say that I walked the 5km! most of it by myself since my neighbour and her sister wanted to run; their sister-in-law started off at a slow jog and I was keeping up with her, but she started speeding up and I started slowing down -- I have sciatica in my right leg and it restricts me.

I have to admit that when I got to the 3km checkpoint, there was someone in a golf cart - I considered calling it quits and getting back to my daughter who was babysitting a very cranky baby. But I persisted, "just one more km..." and before I knew it, the finish line was in site!

(My daughter also texted me shortly after the 3km checkpoint to say that my neighbour was back and that baby was ok, that made me feel better too)

We all headed back to the hotel so that we could shower before having to check out -- I was surprised to see that the color had gone through my clothes! Oh well - it was worth it :)

We spent the rest of the day walking around Old Montreal - finally had "breakfast" at 2:00pm... then the girls went their own way. My daughter and I treated ourselves to a horse-drawn buggy ride back to the hotel at the end of the day. It was perfect!

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MISSTEE64 8/21/2013 2:26PM

    Hi Lori!
Thanks, it was fun! I have pictures on my phone but haven't had a chance to download them yet.

I had left a comment on your blog (I think...) - I saw that you had signed up for the Ottawa run - 2 things: when you run through the colors, keep your mouth closed! it will stain your teeth!! (it's true!) and it also goes through the t-shirt they give you, so you may want to wear something underneath to protect your undergarments and skin (it washes off your skin if you scrub a little harder).

Have a great time!! :)

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LORI2562 8/21/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon Good for you for completing the run!! Do you have any after pictures to share??

I am taking part in my first 5K on Sunday - it is also THE COLOR RUN! I am very excited about it.

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Thanks Boss...

Friday, August 16, 2013

My boss came back from holidays yesterday and one of the first things he said to me during hour lunch-hour walk was "you look fatter than you did before I went on vacation".

I told him to drop dead. He laughed. I wasn't kidding!

So I told him his hair had thinned out while he was gone - "you should wear a hat". I couldn't come back with a similar comment, although I considered "tell your wife to stop baking, you look like the Pillsbury doughboy".

That's just the kind of relationship we have.

But I know I didn't put on weight - in fact, I lost an inch around my waist!

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MISSTEE64 8/16/2013 10:47AM

    thanks :) in cases like that, I just consider the source.. LOL

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PGENNA86 8/16/2013 10:18AM

    Wow I think that would have just killed my confidence! Good for you for losing the inches!

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