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The cough that doesn't sleep...

Monday, June 15, 2009

*Hack, hack... hack, hack*

I'm quickly approaching the two week mark...of this most offending foe: the cough.

Doc thinks it's adult-onset allergies. I've started a regimen of Claritin, steroid nasal spray, cough suppressant, cough drops, and yet the cough remains. It could take up to a week to really feel improvement, if it is in fact an allergy related cough. So, I bide my time *hack, hack* and pray that the doctor is right *hack, hack* so I can exercise the way I want to again *hack, hack, hack, hack*

Until then, I'm counting on my diligence in meal planning to keep my momentum going. I've only taken one cheat meal (didn't even go 200 calories over...not bad), and I am finding that I am feeling fuller faster during meals. Didn't expect that - I'm really pleased.

  
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WBOYACK 6/16/2009 4:20PM

  I'm sorry about your cough. Can I do antthing for you?

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1HOTMAMA6 6/15/2009 7:31PM

    When we have a cough that is dry and not productive (no phlem) we use the old grandma cure... douse a washcloth/rag in rubbing alcohol and tie/pin it around the neck. Usually works in a matter of minutes. be careful on sensitive skin. might need to use vasoline to protect skin

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17 days

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I have been thinking about what I've accomplished in the last 17 days. Although I have stalled in the exercising for a few days due to an unrelenting cough, I have seen myself overcome hunger, fatigue, and self-loathing.

My reward: I have shed 7 pounds!

It's mind-boggling to me. It shouldn't be this easy! I can't remember a time when I've lost that much in so little time (excluding the birth of my children). I am looking forward to what the summer brings, as I become more active outdoors with the kids, have more fresh produce readily available, and begin to look the way that I feel - ALIVE AND BEAUTIFUL!

  
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WBOYACK 6/13/2009 7:52PM

  You go girl!

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JCJ120 6/11/2009 6:11PM

  Good for you!! Keep up the good work!!

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SCRAPALICIOUS 6/11/2009 5:05PM

    YEAH!!!!! Rock on and keep it up

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Feeling motivated

Saturday, June 06, 2009

One of my friends NOTICED that I've lost weight! It's been thrilling enough that I'VE seen the progress I've made in just 12 days, but for someone else to take note already is so motivational! I'm not doing this for anyone but myself and my family, but the extra support and encouragement REALLY helps to keep me going. And besides, it gives me an opportunity to mention how fantastic I think SparkPeople is!

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WBOYACK 6/6/2009 10:51PM

  WooHooo!! I've noticed too!

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TOK2ME 6/6/2009 8:27PM

    It does feel good when someone else notices, doesn't it? Not only that, but it's a good thing we have other people to tell us when they notice because we won't see it ourselves quite as easily. Take pictures of your progress--they will always tell you the truth.

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Identifying my "demons"

Thursday, June 04, 2009

If you've read my previous blog, I am in the process of identifying the reasons I want to eat. So far, I've identified 5. They are, in no particular order:

*Boredom
*Worrying about $$$
*Guilt
*Loneliness
*Feelings of inadequacy

Now the task, while still trying to identify other reasons for overeating, is to replace these "demons" with some good, uplifting activities, thoughts, and behaviors. Equipped with post-it notes and brightly colored pens, I will plaster my refrigerator, mirrors, computer monitor, piano, and any other surface that warrants a glance through my day with encouragement, activity options, and other positive words.

"The most important opinion you have is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself."




  
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TOK2ME 6/6/2009 11:09AM

    It's been in just the past month that I have realized how real my demons are when it comes to eating off my plan. How do any of us get this way and why? Why do we turn to food when we need any sort of comfort? Is it because it gratifies us immediately? because it is always there? because that's how we were soothed as children? I truly want to get a grip on why I eat off plan because I'm really starting to see some patterns.

Thanks for getting me thinking.

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HEIDISHELL 6/5/2009 2:50PM

  I think my "demons" are similar to yours.

Especially boredom. I'd say boredom and stress are my two biggest. I like your idea of post-it notes and self-encouragement/inspiration. I'd love more of your quotes. That one was great! emoticon

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WBOYACK 6/4/2009 9:51PM

  These are all good. You can do this!

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Why do I want to eat?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

It's time to self-evaluate and examine my reasons for eating. These first 10 days on SP have been devoted to measuring, calculating, and recording everything I eat. The next 10 days, I want to discover what things motivate my eating. I MUST understand what drives my "feeding frenzies" so I can obtain some confidence that the changes I make will be lifelong, and not just a temporary fix. Okay, so maybe my eating habits aren't THAT extreme, but somehow I arrived at 222 pounds this year, and I'm NOT happy about it!

My refrigerator now sports a brightly colored sign asking "Why do I want to eat?". My goal is to learn more about myself: why I eat and what I can do to avoid those pitfalls. One step at a time, I KNOW I can do this!

  
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WBOYACK 6/3/2009 11:22PM

  You can do it!

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