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Living in a stressful situation, and need some headache relief.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It seems like there is always someone screaming in this house, it gives me headaches and stresses me out. I don't like to take pills, and I can't afford to be gone all the time. I have tried confronting the screamers, but, nothing changed. I'm looking for a house, but until then, my head is pounding.


So Many Things I Don't Know About Spark People.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I just saw a news article that said this website is like MySpace, and they showed someone with a front page, well, I didn't know we had that. Nor did I know this site was connected to a book, I found that at the library the other day, didn't check it out though. I also didn't find this website becasue I was looking weight loss info. I was using to chat and saw a connection called Spark People, thinking it was the now defunct, the same people that make Spark Notes. So far all I really do here is track my food eaten, and my weight and body measurements. It is also nice to make journal posts here because I don't really want to talk about my weight in my Live Journal. I have made one friend here though. I also like the Facebook style status update. I want to look up some other exercises here, as all I do currently are 100 crunches a day, and some days I feel burnt out on them.

I guess I should go make a main page. (;

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MOXIEPURPLE 11/13/2009 5:43PM

    Sherry, actually, my boyfriend challenged me to do thirty sit ups and I said, "Man there's no way I can do sit ups, here let me show you how quick I'll get winded." Amazingly, I was able to do them with just a couple of breaks. I was so excited.

And about getting burnt out, yes! I'm watching some of the example videos here and there to see what I'd enjoy doing. I'm focused on crunches because that seems to be the muscle group that is the weakest for me.

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SHERRYCG 11/13/2009 5:22PM

    I think 100 crunches is a-lot. I walk 2 of my dogs totally 1/2 mile a day. I can walk but getting down and doing crunches... I just can't, yet. i am not limber enough. Keep it up.

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LADYCITY 11/13/2009 5:17PM

    If you continue with the same exercise over and over again you are gonna get burnt out. The things I like about this website is they give you some fun and new exercises to try and also let *reality* hit in a way that you track what your eating and it makes you conscious of how much your really putting into yourself.

I like the people here, I'm new like you but already I feel like they are really supportive and we can give support as well through the blogs and message posts. You can also enlighten yourself with the medical information on different topics......some stuff that you thaught you knew turns out you were wrong.

Good luck on your journey and hope to see you soon :)

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Reward Ideas?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I want to come up with a reward system for weight loss. This idea sprouted from wanting to find something to reward myself for getting rid of some stuff I've been holding on to since I moved out on my own, but I didn't want the reward for that to be food related. What do some of you do for rewards? Do you go bowling, buy/make a new piece of clothing, get a new video game? I'm not able to spend a lot of money on frivolous things right now, so mine has to be kind of cheap.

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MOXIEPURPLE 11/11/2009 7:15PM

    That is a good idea. I like James Avery jewelry (that is funny because I'm the weirdest looking person when I go there to buy charms for my Mom. Usually dressed in a rock band shirt and jeans, lol.) I've never bought real jewelry for myself.

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PEDAL-PUSHER 11/11/2009 6:17PM

    I bought myself a birthstone ring when I hit 50 poundsm abd a braceket when I hit 100. I don't usually do rewards for little losses, but I think it should be something special-like a pedicure or a trip to the movies.
I am big on visual aids, so I have charats and graphs that I can look at and see on a regular basis.

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Sooo Much Oatmeal

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I usually have two servings of oatmeal in one sitting, with probably a tablespoon of rasins, and a tablespoon of brown sugar and I make it with water. Today I used whole milk, triple the amount of raisns, butter, and the same amount of brown sugar. It tasted a little better, but my stomach is revolting and I feel like I ate a ton of food. Blaaaah!

I think I'll wean myself down to one serving, and go back to making it with water and normal amounts of everything else.

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CINDY15161 11/11/2009 5:11PM

    I love oatmeal. If you want to put milk in it cut back to one serving because milk by itself can fill you up. I always make it with water. I ususally do not add anything to it. I had done the same thing then tried to workout in the gym and couldn't move because i was too full!

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Looking Alien After Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I saw pictures of A a few weeks ago after not having much contact with her over the past few years. She said she wanted to get gastric bypass because insurance would pay for it, and I assume she's had it done. I've seen a couple of head shots she posted to MySpace and I thought it looked like she had dropped about 50 pounds. The pictures she posted most recently include a couple of full body poses and she is probably a size ten or smaller. What really freaks me out is that she is about a year younger than me and has always pretty much looked her age, now she looks like she is pushing fourty, and I don't understand how that could have happened? There's a big difference in the new photos and the ones from about 9 months ago. Does weight loss do this to you? Was is the gastric bypass? She just looks weird to me, there's a hollow spot in the neck like some people have, and her collar bone is visible, at some angles she looks too skinny because you can see so many bones now. I'm afraid of looking freaky too. Mom got down to 130ish pounds about 10 years ago and she looked sick to me, and a few other people too apparently. The difference in Mom and A is about six or seven inches in height. Mom is 5'10" and A is well I don't know, short? lol I've always ribbed her about how short she is.

I am 5'9" and my goal weight is 175 pounds (I'm 275-280 because it keeps fluctuating.) I just think I would be happy at about a size 12 or 14, and have never really thought about being smaller or weighing less than 175. I like the way curvy women look, and I don't want to have a flat stomach, because I don't want to be able to see the "I just ate belly bulge." Also I already have no butt as a big girl, I want to at least fill my jeans a little.

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GEMGODDESS 11/10/2009 4:47PM

    GP is pretty tough on the body, my mother had it. There is a LOT that happens fast, and for many people it takes them a few years before things settle in. The weight goes SO fast that the skin can't keep up, and that can add to the 'wrong' look, and aging. It aged my mother a little, she said she didn't have all the plumpness holding out her skin any more (but she was also in her mid 50's when she had the GP and looked very young anyway). Keep in mine that with a GP, you almost aren't even in control of the loss rate, or when it stops.

You will be much more in control. You can make the little adjustments so that you end the loss part of your journey when you are ready, and turn it into a maintenance, and the rest of your life! And you will feel so much healthier. =) Keep at it, don't get rattled. You can do this.

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DAWNWS1 11/10/2009 3:18PM

    It may just be because she had the surgery and lost the weight very quickly. I think a slower weight loss doesn't do as much "weird" to the body as a fast one does. I would think you'll look really good at that weight for your height, and I don't think you'll be too skinny or "old-looking".

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