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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Yesterday I was VERY discouraged after I finished logging my meals for the day. The feedback said I had eaten 2x the calories and 3-4x the sodium I should. The only thing I could figure I had done wrong was not eat breakfast (because I slept until lunch, lol).

Then I realized I had entered 2 entire cheese pizzas instead of the 2 slices I actually ate! Fix that mistake & suddenly I was under calories for the day and while sodium was high, it was lower than the day before.

In an instant I went from "Frak it, I can't do this" to "I really need to double check my entries!" Hopefully I won't make the same type of mistakes when I do my time sheets later today! emoticon

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PUGRAD1995 1/2/2011 10:36PM

    That was a quick fix. I wish some of my days could be fixed like that! emoticon

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RINGOSMOM714 1/2/2011 6:53PM

    Yesterday must have been the day for finger errors. I meant to say I had 2 oz of cheese and entered it as 2 CUPS of cheese, so my numbers had issues too. At least we both realized what happnened before beating ourselves up too much! emoticon

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DEVENMCKAY 1/2/2011 5:07PM

  Okay, that's flat out funny.

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NOT a New Year's Resolution

Saturday, January 01, 2011

I have resolved to loose weight, but it is NOT a New Year's Resolution. Have you noticed how many of those fail? There is a huge difference between making a resolution because you are ready and anxious to get going on it, and making one because tradition and the calendar say you should.

I used to tell myself that the only time I successfully lost weight was on Phen-Fen but that is not quite true. I did loose on Phen-Fen but I also worked hard at it and never gave myself credit. The drugs made it easier (easy, actually) to control portions, but I was in charge of food choices and exercise and did really well. But there have been 2 other times I managed my eating without pharmaceutical help.

Both times I was pregnant, I was the queen of good nutrition. When I was pregnant with my twins, my doctor advised me to avoid weight gain for 6 months because I was overweight (around 200 lbs at that time). I increased my fruits & veggies, decreased my fats, and ended up not gaining for 5 months. I was back to pre-pregnancy weight within 2 weeks of delivery. I did NOT diet, I just ate better and continued while I was breast feeding. But not a minute more! Similar deal with my next pregnancy 5 years later, except my weight was higher because I didn't take as much care of myself as I was able to do for me plus babies.

This time, I need a new hip. My doctor won't do the surgery unless I'm under 300 lbs, so my goal is to reach 295. My deadline is June, with a check in in March. To be honest, I'm not doing this to be more attractive, or even to be more healthy. I'm in pain. All day. Every day. Pain that meds don't touch, at least not in quantities that allow me to think and speak coherently and do my work. So I guess you could say once again I'm not really doing this for me, I'm doing it for my pain.

I'll be that honest with myself. I'm doing this for "another" again. I hope that after the surgery I'll be motivated to loose another 30 just for me. I'm 49, using a cane, considering a walker, and learning a lot about humility. I'm looking forward to the other lessons I know I'll be learning in the next 6 months!


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JUNEBUG1944 1/1/2011 6:19PM

    Hey Diane! Happy New Year to you! I am committed to lose weight this year, but it is not a resolution either. You have a great reason to lose that weight and you can do it! I wish you the best! Louise

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DARKSTAR8 1/1/2011 5:02PM

    It sounds like pregnancy is a great thing for you, as it was for me (36 years ago). I actually lost 20 pounds from beginning to end! How about if this time, you are again pregnant--- with yourself? It's a new life inside waiting to get born in whatever time frame you and your doctor decide, and strive to let her be born then as she should be. Healthy and strong! Good luck to you; both of you!!

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20OUTLAND03 1/1/2011 4:54PM

    emoticonto Spark!


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