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Angels & Fairies

Friday, January 07, 2011

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I must have a diet angel or fairy...I mean lifestyle change fairy...sitting on my shoulder.

I've been up past 1 a.m. 3 of 4 work nights this week and I'm practically falling asleep at my desk and praying for the day to be over. This is at 10 a.m., not a good omen! I decide that the ONLY way I am going to stay conscious is to break my no-pop streak and get a Pepsi.

I gather my change & make the walk of shame to the break room, only to find that Pepsi is sold out. Nice save, Lifestyle Change Fairy! So I trudge back to my office, grab my mug and make a cup of tea. It's going to be as strong as I can make it, and I may just go home early, but my no-pop streak survives. Zzzzzzzzzz....

  
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ONESILLYME 1/8/2011 12:34PM

    P.S. I have quit drinking Pepsi (the only pop I have issues with) several times over the years. Became "addicted" in college. Most recently quit when I tipped over into type 2 diabetes about 4 years ago but back slid. Maybe this time will be IT.

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EMMY104 1/7/2011 4:55PM

    You can do it!!! I've been off soda for two years now, and if I can do it, anyone can, believe me, I was drinking it instead of water or juice even. It was my water. But thank goodness for that lifestyle changing fairy! :-D emoticon

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DOWNTOWNJEN 1/7/2011 2:18PM

    YEEESSSSSS! Funny how things work out, eh??

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SEATTLESEAGIRL 1/7/2011 1:46PM

    Yeah good girl!! Pop is bad. You should have brought some Lacroix with you. emoticon

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I'm apparently too tall!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Swimsuit arrived today. It was adorable! It fit perfectly, or it would have if I were 4'11' instead of 5'7". I know we get shorter as we age, but I don't think I'll save this one for later.

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Back to the drawing board...

  
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JUDYGREG 1/12/2011 8:27PM

    I have the same problem. at 5' 7" our torso is just too long for "normal sizes. Even losing weight won't help this problem.
Try a two piece. A tankini. It looks like a one piece but you don't have this problem.

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SPALM01 1/7/2011 11:35AM

    I had the same problem with a swimsuit I purchasedthrough Old Navy. I'm 6'0 ft and really overweight, so it's a very difficult thing to find women sized clothes that are also talls. emoticon

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KEEKEE1ST 1/7/2011 9:14AM

    Send it back and order one for a tall person. I usually buy tankini's, that way they are two pieces, but look like a one piece. Good luck with your next selection.

Candy

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KERMI07 1/7/2011 1:45AM

    Swimming suits are always a challenge! I was a swimmer for years and you just never know!

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I guess it's real :-)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Well, the scale still shows those 6 lbs gone so I guess it's real. emoticon

emoticon I'm under the recommended daily sodium limit today for the first time! That's the limit for "normal" people, not for us hypertensives, but it's progress and I'm proud of me. I have some calories left for the day and I'm still hungry so I'll be looking for something low sodium. Balancing all this is like putting together a 4-dimensional puzzle (the usual 3 plus time)--quite challenging!

I wrote an email to Ulla Popken this morning asking where the heck my swimsuit is so I can start water walking. I even have a friend who wants to go with me, which will make it much more fun (Tricia is a bundle of fun!). And a standing invite to join another friend at her apartment pool (Hi Janis, wish we lived closer!).

For now, for exercise, I'm choosing not to park in the oh-so-tempting handicapped parking spots & going a little farther out. I have a permit and walking hurts, but I figure I can add 100 steps to my day even if I can't do 10,000. I'm trying to take back a little of the housework my husband took over. I can't push too hard, but if I don't push at all I won't win the prize--a shiny new hip.
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JUNEBUG1944 1/6/2011 8:20PM

    Good for you...glad the 6# stayed off! Staying within your salt limits will help, too! I hope your suit comes quickly. The water exercise will help you so much!

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PUGRAD1995 1/5/2011 11:20PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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SNUGGLY4U 1/5/2011 10:56PM

    Awesome! Sodium is a hard one. And a new hip! So worth it! emoticon

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6 lbs down

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

According to the scale, I'm down 6 lbs. I'm pleased (and sent myself a Goodie to celebrate) but I also know that it's easier to loose from a high weight than a lower one, and it's REALLY easy to gain it back. Heck, this could all be water, but for tonight at least, a small trimuph!
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PUGRAD1995 1/5/2011 10:53PM

    Take it off however it goes! Congrats.

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LCOSTLEYBUTLER 1/5/2011 5:33PM

  Way to go! It all starts with the first 6 pounds, doesn't it?!

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JUNEBUG1944 1/5/2011 2:16PM

    emoticon Diane, that is great...keep it up! 6 pounds...gone forever!

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SWEETELLE99 1/5/2011 1:01PM

    That is great Diane! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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SEATTLESEAGIRL 1/5/2011 12:04PM

    Way to go Diane!! So happy for you. emoticon emoticon

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TAZZ46 1/5/2011 4:23AM

  CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK WISHING YOU A BLESSED WEDNESDAY & HAPPY NEW YEAR HUGGS VICKIE

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ANNABELLE1957 1/5/2011 3:55AM

    that is great, enjoy each victory move towards your goals, awesome emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Portion Size

Monday, January 03, 2011

Like the rest of America, I have no sense of portion size. Super size me? For a buck extra? Sure!

One of the things I LOVE about the sparkpeople nutrition tracker, at least the Type 2 diabetic version, is that is breaks down calories/nutrients I should have at each meal and snack. Right now I am eating a GIGANTIC bowl of Zoom (hot whole wheat cereal) with an apple cooked in--and still have some breakfast calories to spare. Those calories should be protein. I'm using the heck out of this free, instant-feedback guidance.

I started this adventure certain I would be hungry for the next 6 months. I'm sure that will be true some of the time, but not this morning! If I make low fat/calorie, high nutrient choices like today there will be plenty to eat and things I actually enjoy. And logging my food is helping me to re-teach myself what a "normal" portion looks and feels like.

  
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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 1/3/2011 2:12PM

    Glad to hear your good news. Success is a sweet feeling and hanging out on SP sure leads to a lot of it! emoticon

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