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I need a kick in the backside

Friday, June 05, 2009

I have been really bad this week at tracking my food and fitness I need to get back with the program. Last weekend I came down with a bug the left side of my throat was super swollen bright red and felt like I was swallowing knives. OUCH. I went to the Doctor on Monday and he did a culture to check for strep and it came back negative so no antibiotics for me. He says take motrin and get some rest. I wasn't to happy with that advice because I was in a lot of pain.

Monday night I was laying in bed wide awake in pain and frustrated. So I drag myself out of bed and decide I need to do something. I'm standing in the bathroom looking in the mirror and I start to think about my pain and where it is originating. My left ear and the left side of my throat both hurt like crazy. Hmmm I break out the peroxide and pour a little in my ear and let it bubble away. After about 3 minutes I drain my ear take one motrin instead of two and go back to bed. Tuesday morning I feel a bit better still in pain but not quite as bad. so tuesday night hubby helps me and I do the peroxide thing twice. Wednesday morning I feel a whole lot better the swelling is way down I can eat again. So I think it was a really nasty ear infection and the Dr didn't even look at my ears.

It's Thursday and I feel so much better I went to water aerobics tonight. Yay me!! Now I just gotta get my booty in gear and start tracking again. Someone light a fire under me.

Although I didn't track I was careful about my portions and such so I'm hoping for another drop in the numbers. My pants are a bit looser :)

  
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KNITSTRONG 6/5/2009 2:59PM

    I'm with Zaababy. I was all prepared to come in here and give you a good backside-kicking and send you on your way, but my goodness, girl, when you're sick, you're sick!

Now that you're feeling better, you're ready to get back in the game immediately! At least for me, that would be real progress.

Take care,
Jen

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ZAABABY 6/5/2009 1:33AM

    I refuse to kick someone who was sick. Maybe tomorrow?
Start fresh in the morning. Determine to stay within your calorie limits, be prepared for what you're going to eat for the day, plan for your cardio/strength training. Water aerobics sounds so fun! I wish there was something like that around here. Good luck, I'm sure you will do great!

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finally got some sleep

Friday, May 29, 2009

The last two days I worked 36 hours total that includes a 13 hour overnight shift from Wednesday to Thursday which is why I didn't blog or track my food yesterday. I was the White Hawk of the day so I kept getting alerted on my cell phone everytime an Email would come in telling me I had a new message on my Sparkpage lol that really helped me get through the day.

The surprising thing is that I am not beating myself up for not eating well yesterday. I did what i had to do to make it through the day. I have another overnight shift this weekend so I think I am going to pack plenty of healthy snacks this time to help keep me going.

Because of my crazy schedule I wasn't able to make it to the gym this week but thats ok with me because it was a short week anyway so next week it will be super important to get that part back on track.

As long as I am learning I feel I am doing good. Today I will be giving my body some good nutrition to help it recover from lack of sleep.

~Cass

  


A new day

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So today I have a new plan of attack. After a nice long chat with Dh last night I feel so much better. I think he now has a better understanding of what I am going through. I had a very nice breakfast this morning with DH and my lil girl and I am packing a healthy lunch. I adjusted my goal a bit because I would like to reach "onederland" by my sis in laws wedding in May of next year. I am going to focus on tracking this week and instead of using sparkpeople's meal plans I will be putting together my own meals. I will still need to measure out my portions because i don't trust myself to eyeball it just yet. I will be hitting the gym tonight for water aerobics so wish me luck :)

Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my blog I can't do this without you.
~Cass

  
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KNITSTRONG 5/27/2009 1:48PM

    Good luck! Buona fortuna! Buena suerte! ....That's all I got....
So glad you were able to get things straigh with the DH. I still work on that.

Great job on packing a healthy lunch!

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HEALTHY4JEANNE 5/27/2009 12:46PM

    Good for you talking with your DH. I have been open with my husband about my goals and challenges that I set for myself and it really helps me reach them.
Good luck on getting to Onederland. I am hoping to get there myself this week!
Work Work Work!
:) Jeanne

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Frustration

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am frustrated to the point of tears today. I doesn't seem to matter what I do lately The scale is just not my friend. Since I got my new scale I have been wheighing myself every morning praying to see it go down. Just a little reassurance that I am making the right decisions would be nice. Hubby wheighs and he goes down every time. Why not me? Why do I have to work twice as hard? It is so not fair. I am putting all of my time and effort into this. I measure everything I eat track everything and I also prepare all of everyone elses meals and snacks. Gee if I was hand fed everything I eat in a day and didn't have to worry about planning shopping and preparing everything maybe I would loose some to. I just wanna scream. Why is this so hard? Am I making it harder than it has to be? I feel like I am the one being the supporter when what I really need is to be supported right now, but of course if I say as much I am being selfish and non supportive and around and around we go meanwhile I am dying of obesity.

I have come to terms with the fact that my weight is seriously and dangerously out of control and I really want to do something about it. So why is it the moment I really want to focus on taking care of myself I end up taking care of everyone elses needs first? Hubby has maybe 30 lbs to loose I am the one who is slowly killing herself here. Some days I just wanna say I want to talk about me.me.me.me.

Deep Breath that was a nice little vent I really needed that.

  
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OUTDOORGIRL69 5/26/2009 3:38PM

    Cass. I know what you are going through. Go to my site and read my blog
I JUST WANT TO CRY.

Good luck and keep a Positive Attitude. Don't beat yourself up I have done that. I also track everything that goes into my mouth.

We are all here for each other.

God Bless

Ida


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PAHOLMES39 5/26/2009 2:17PM

    I weighed in yesterday and weighed 294. I stayed the same. I only weigh myself once a week, on Sunday.
Since we are close to the same weight-----lets keep after each other.
If we set our mind---that we are going to succeed---WE WILL!!!!!

I will keep after you to quit worrying about the scales. I keep track of everything---and I mean everything----even the piece of pie---or cookie I ate. After I do that for awhile---I realize where the extra calories are coming from.

Don't beat yourself up.Just put on a happy face and let's get going.I would like to lose 2 pounds this week. I am going to try for that goal.

Philippians 4:13 is a good verse for us to claim.
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KNITSTRONG 5/26/2009 2:11PM

    Hang in there, Cass! It certainly isn't fair, but I guess we can't change it. Maybe you're getting a 'tad' on the obsessive side with the scale?

Remind yourself why you're doing this. Yes, it's to lose weight, but eating healthy is a goal in and of itself. Your weight will soon catch up with all the healthy meals. And also remember, heat, humidity, salt, and exercise or lack thereof can cause us to retain water for a while. I can feel my ankles swelling just writing about it.

Two things: try upping the water and consider this: are you really eating enough? Strange question, but you can cause your metabolism to shut down and hang on to everything for dear life if you're overdoing the calorie cutting.

Just thoughts. We're in this together. You can do it. It's a lifestyle, not a diet.

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MERMAIDTOES 5/26/2009 2:03PM

    Boy, do I hear you! I am dealing with the same things and a hubby that loses weight eating and eating and eating. He ate two huge cinnamon rolls dripping with icing and looks down to his feet and says "Gee, I am losing weight, I can see my toes!" Fair is not in my world. I eat half of what my husband eats and I gain weight, he loses.

While the media would like to scare the dickens out of overweight people with horror stories about obesity, we are not killing ourselves when eating healthy. And the longer we eat healthy, the more the benefit. Unfortunately, better health doesn't always show in tangible ways. We tend to equate weight loss as proof of success, but often there are things being improved inside the body that are making us better everyday that go unnoticed.

Chin up, keep plugging away at it and find a peace of mind that no matter what your weight is, good eating is a necessity for a good quality of life. The body will follow in due time, losing weight when you have found the right balance.

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Sunday weigh in

Sunday, May 24, 2009

So today is my official weigh in day. I weighed in at 294.2. Today I am focusing on getting all of my water in. I won't weigh in again till next sunday because I really hate fighting the scale. We really do have a love hate relationship.

All of my reports look good and I am staying within my calorie range. Have a peek at my food and excersise tracker and tell me what you think.

If I don't see results next sunday I will adjust my calorie range. Thats the plan anyway.

~Cass

  
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KNITSTRONG 5/26/2009 12:50PM

    Way to keep at it! We both have a long way to go, but we can't get there except by taking one step at a time!

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