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May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

So today was my third class with the Diabetes Self Management Class. And today was all about exercise! The one word my husband hates to hear! LOL I got my voucher for the fitness center at the hospital. So for the next two months, I have free access to the gym, pool and classes. After that I'm not sure what I am going to do. As much as I love the water, that's what I want, but not sure if we can afford a membership right now.

I weighed in this morning at 314.1 lbs! I've almost hit the 20 lbs lost mark!!! Seeing the numbers go down instead of up, makes me feel really good! I'm cooking foods that are a lot better for us. I even turned down a chocolate caramel candy bar at work last night. That was so HARD for me to do but I did, but I did not turn down the fruit that was offered to me!

With adding the "aquarobics" to my schedule for the next two months this should really help me drop some more weight or fat at least! Its worth a try! And after that if we can't afford to keep a gym membership, it will be back to the basics of walking more and doing exercise videos from here and the ones I have on DVD!

I have 5 months and 9 days til vacation which means I have 5 months and 9 days to get down to 265!!! I can do this!!! I know that I can!!!


Dropping the Pounds!!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On January 2, 2014, I weighed in at 333 lbs! I know that is nothing to be proud of. But the fact is that now on May 6, 2014 , I now weigh in at 318.1 lbs!!! That's 14.9 lbs!!!! That's the most I have lost in the past three years!!! I'm crying tears of joy over this!!!

Since my doctor put me on Metformin for pre-diabetes, it seems like I am dropping weight every single day! When you see the numbers on the scale go down it makes you feel good. I know we are not supposed to look at the number like that but when you weigh this much, you can't help it. I'm so proud of myself. And this is from no longer having a job where I sit on my butt! I am walking and standing. I'm not really working out or even really TRYING to lose the weight right now. In a couple of weeks I will begin the membership to the fitness center at the hospital and begin working out again at least 2 times a week if not more! I plan to drop quite a bit more before November. (We are going to Jamaica in November, so I want to look better than what I do right now :D)

I start the diabetes wellness class on Thursday morning! I am praying this helps my husband as well as me in the long run. His sugar last night after dinner and after walking around Big Lots was 454. That scares me. His numbers are always that high. His doctor wants him to have an insulin pump but he's being hard headed and refusing. I am still working on him!! He's back on all his medicines, but I am not doing so well with the meal planning considering I work from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. I'm not home to make dinner for him. So I have to start planning better and get it made during the day so its ready when he gets home! And so that he's eating healthy rather than skipping or eating what ever he can pick up. I know that's not good for him!

Well off I go to clean house and start working on tonight's "healthy" dinner! I just wanted to brag on myself about dropping 14.9 lbs!!!!

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EVRLNGFOO 5/8/2014 2:50PM

    way to go! keep up the good work. you'll be looking great in jamaica!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/6/2014 8:30PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!

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KASABRA 5/6/2014 11:03AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Well done.

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New Game Plan

Friday, April 11, 2014

I've been working since January 21, 2014! I was hired as a Customer Service Agent at US Airways. I began training on January 21! We finished training on February 28 and I began working my schedule on March 5th. I love my job! I'm a gate agent at the airport! My classmates/coworkers and I have a blast doing our job. It is like any other job, well maybe a bit worse with aggravated and upset customers, but you have them no matter what job you do!

I got health, vision and dental insurance on the first day. So we have been taking full advantage of having health insurance again! Well the doctor says I am pre-diabetic. My A1C is 6.2 and 7 is diabetic. She has asked to put me on metformin once a day to help prevent full blown diabetes in the long run. She said that when you sugar is out of wack, its hard to lose weight b/c my body is holding onto all the sugar it can. She said the metformin will be like a turbo booster for my body. With that in mind I am hoping I will be able to shed some pounds again! I am walking a lot at work. I stand and walk a lot. But I know right now that's not a lot, but I'm working on adding more to my routine.

I am getting set up for a diabetes information class and nutrition class. (With this class I get a month membership to the hospital's Fitness Plus facility. The guy there told me the more I use it in the first month, I can earn an additional month of use! That means I will be there as much as I possibly can! Once I have exhausted that membership I will check into going back to the YMCA. I am thinking that a membership just for me will be all we need since I am the only one that uses it!

On another note, my perks and benefits with my new job are AMAZING!!!!! We get to fly free domestically. So now my youngest son flies to me every other weekend. My oldest son hasn't flown yet because of lack of gas money to get him to the airport. I flew on Tuesday up to Indiana to visit my sister and grandparents. I didn't tell them I was coming so when I got to the airport up there I called my sister and told her I was there!

And in November my husband and I are planning a trip to Jamaica for our anniversary. (Our anniversary is October 17th but we are going with a group of friends to Negril Jamaica in November.) I can not wait!!! We are applying for our passports on May 3. We are saving up everything we can right now for this trip!

Since we are planning this trip, I am determined to work hard and be a little smaller before then! I do not want to have to ask for a seat belt extension on the plane this time!

Now on to the new game plan!!!!

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VANGO79 4/11/2014 12:48PM

    Congrats on your job, it sounds like fun! You can reverse diabetes so take care of it now before its too late.
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Aiming High (well higher than normal)!

Friday, January 10, 2014

So today is day #5 of no sugar. It really isn't as hard as I thought it would be. But then again maybe that's b/c I have not been outside of the house! I'm on this hot green tea with lemon and honey kick! Its not bad. I'm thinking about trying the peach tea again, this time with honey and see if that makes a difference. Although at this moment I'm too hot to drink hot tea!

I did the Cardio Blast Walk It Out with warm up and cool down. I haven't worked out since last Saturday, so in a way I'm starting over! I just haven't had the energy or gumption to get up and do anything. This cold snap has really had me bundled up. And no wonder I've been a bit more cold than normal, my husband put the thermostat on 70!! Oh well, it saves on the electricity I guess.

I saw this video today a chic doing 100 days of working out. I thought that was pretty cool! So.... 100 days of videos? Hmm ? Do I think I can do all 100 days? Its worth a shot!

On another note, I've managed to stay within my calorie range this week! WOO HOO!!! Proud of me for that! And I've logged into SP for 7 days straight! Yep I'm on a roll! LOL
It's the little accomplishments along the way that make me happy!


Thankful for Sparkpeople

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I'm so very thankful for this site. Everyone is on here for the same basic reason. To gain control of their health. You can be as vague about yourself as you want or as specific as you want. No one writes bad things about your weight or your struggle or your journey. Everyone always has something nice to say or something helpful to say.

There's no tunnel vision here because everyone has a different perspective that adds to yours. As many times and I stop and start at this, no one has been negative towards me. Now in the real world, people just give you that look of disbelief and they have no faith in you that you will stick to what you say you will do because of all the times you've failed and they tend to point out how many times you failed and what you are doing wrong. Never having anything positive to say to you.

I haven't told anyone outside of Sparkpeople my "goals" for this year. I think if I keep it to myself (and SP), I will do better. And when I'm ready I will reveal to the "world" my weight loss. But not until I'm ready. I've even "un-linked" my facebook connection to SP simply b/c I don't want people outside of SP to know I've began again. I just don't want their negative comments or snide remarks! Especially coming from my extended family!

I decided that this year if people are not positively influencing me, they are not influencing me at all. I am not surrounding myself with anything or anyone that is negative. I don't care how long I've known them. My contact and communication with them will be limited. This year is going to be great and I am not going to let anyone tell me otherwise. Good things are happening and I will take advantage of the positive energy that its creating for me!

My goal this year is to lose 50 lbs; stop adding sugar to my food/drinks; exercise more consistently and eat better.

Long term goals (Within the next five years )are: to lose a total 166 lbs ; become a flight attendant so I can travel the world! ; finally get a wedding dress ( we married at the courthouse and he promised me a wedding so my daddy can walk me down the aisle!)

I'm thankful that this site is still free after all these years! Finances are an issue for us right now. Which is why I love the fact that I can find work out videos from Coach Nicole that do not require any equipment. Honestly right now we can't afford even $5.00 dumbbells!!! That is changing soon though!!

On another note, I'm down 3 lbs right now! Plus this is day #3 of not adding sugar to my drinks. Its been hot green tea with lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey. I love having hot tea since its so cold right now. I'm staying within my calorie range! And this is day # 7 of logging my food! I'm on a roll! Now to keep it going! But the bad news is I haven't done any exercising since Saturday! Its just been too cold and since we are keeping the house at 72 degrees, I stay wrapped up in a blanket. I just can't get motivated when its this cold! (this house has NO carpet any where so the floor is super cold!) But I'm not totally out of the game yet. There's time to get moving.

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MARYHADALAMB53 1/9/2014 10:26AM

    Wow it sounds like you are doing amazing!!! I too quit telling people about my weight loss journeys. People look at me and I know what they are thinking... "Yeah, ok right... just like the last 10 times you tried to diet". It is sad to say that I can't even go to my parents for support because they do the same. No one has faith in my except my hubby and I love him for it. I only told a few people at work but everyone at work is amazing and loving and supportive.

Great job on the logging in and cutting out the sugar. I just tried quitting diet soda and all artificial sweeteners. I am down to maybe 1 sweet n low packet a day at most and that is it. It has made a significant change in my cravings and I no longer crave sweets. I guess the studies were right!

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