Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I hurt my shoulder last week during preparations for the annual family reunion which includes a visit from family - it tends to be a bit stressful for me.
On Monday, June 22nd, the pain escalated to throbbing and I have been in a pain-pill stupor ever since. Every time I log onto the computer I get woozy and nauseous, and have to go off again.
For this reason I will be MIA until the shoulder loosens up enough to go off the pain medicines.
I do humbly apologize for being absent but I can't see my way around this any other way.
I trust all of you to stay with your programs and I look forward to partying with y'all when I return and we can celebrate your weight losses!
I love each and every one of you!
**6/25: off the pain pills and starting to do therapy on my shoulder. starting to feel loads better!
**6/26: only aspirin, down to 2 at a time! Shoulder still really stiff but able to move it again!
**6/28: no more pain pills of any kind! I can almost lift my right arm again! WooHoo!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
...So I didn't post my weight yesterday - it was 122.6! And I did enjoy myself and did a lot of sampling yesterday! Today is 124.3 for a difference of 1.7 lbs - but I am still under 125! WooHoo!!
I had a reasonable lunch plate too, really stayed mostly in bounds. I had a small plate of deserts, about a spoonful each of maybe 6-8 different deserts - NO COOKIES! I had a couple of bites of each on my plate but I am not ready to tackle cookies yet, lol.
Came home and indulged myself in a coffee mug full of ice cream! But as a free day, I was determined to enjoy and indulge so for dinner (we invited my family to join Ray's) we made hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and I had one hamburger on a bun with a spoonful of baked beans (aren't I naughty, lol), a serving of mixed vegetables and I ate a pickle! Sodium be darned!!
For desert - I was going to end my Free Day in style - I had a reasonable portion of my Dad's famous Junior's Cheesecake with fresh strawberries and fresh pineapple!
My beverage of choice all day was H2O so that doesn't count.
I believe I entered everything I ate and came up with 2400 calories and at least 3800 in sodium! Since I was estimating a 3000 calorie day, there was still room for error.
**6/22/09: OOPS! I forgot my Desert Sampler Plate - estimated calories 600 - so that accounts for the 3000 I had guessed I would consume. Today was 123.3 so the weight is returning quickly to before reunion weight!
I would call my Free Day a total success!
**Last night, while watching TV, I saw a Pizza Hut commercial and I told Ray that the only thing my Free Day was missing was a Pizzone! I have wanted to try one ever since they came out!!
Maybe on my next Free Day. I wonder if it will take until next year's family reunion!
***OMG, I forgot! Everyone was pretty much 'blown away' by the new me! And I managed to hand out half a dozen SparkPeople Cards! One of them joined last night!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Today is my first "Free Day" since May 19, 2008!
Today is the annual family reunion and I decided last week to go ahead and enjoy my day and my new body.
So I am going to track to the best of my ability but I am not going to punish myself or worry about what I eat. Today belongs to me!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I received this from OneReallyBigDog today! He gave me permission to use it as a blog. I thought it was cute.
Dealing with negative people...
Here is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. Remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing (and cares less) tries to make your life miserable...
A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:
"Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty... You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"
"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"
"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. " That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome ?"
"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome 's Tiber River called Teste."
"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks it's gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump."
"We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."
"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant.
Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."
A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome .
"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot.
And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"
"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."
"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me.
Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand!
I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me."
"Oh, really! What did he say ?"
He said: "Who messed up your hair?"
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I recently posted to answer questions from someone I would rather not name. I don't think she would get upset, but I am not comfortable naming anyone.
She is an Under-Eater and wanted to know why should she have to eat if not hungry and went on to say, "But I'm never hungry as it is! I don't want to feed myself when I'm not hungry. Yesterday I hit 1,000 calories and I actually felt ill. And I couldn't stand the sight of myself. I don't feel stomach discomfort at lower calories, and I don't feel hungry either. Ick. I know I'm supposed to get that high, but it makes me feel sick. Physically and mentally sick."
This is a very real problem but one that I cannot really relate to since I am a Compulsive Overeater. Yes, I don't feel like I am now but at Overeaters Anonymous we were told that just like an Alcoholic we must consider ourselves to be permanently as Compulsive Overeaters. And it is worse for us because while you can live without alcohol and drugs, you cannot survive without foods.
I wanted to publish my answer left on the message board because maybe it will help someone else. As I say, this is a very real problem, and one I am seeing pop up all too often now.
I have heard of that. There is a team here called Under-Eaters. Perhaps you should look into joining them.
I am not a doctor and cannot differentiate between a mental block or physical problems. If you get sick eating more, you need to speak with people that know what you are going through.
Ok, I found 3 teams for you to look into joining - they will understand what you are dealing with and can offer better support. Your problem is very real and you deserve the best help that I can find.
The one thing that will not change is you will not lose weight if you don't eat enough calories. Not my idea, just factual statistics. Good luck to you. I am here if you need me.
Help for Undereaters Spark Team
Recovering Eating Disorders Spark Team
Eating Disorders Anonymous
P.S. My sister says the same thing you said, "why should she eat if she isn't hungry?" Well, she has been struggling with the same 2 lbs for an entire year and can't seem to go below 139-40.
In the past year I have dropped 85 lbs by eating what my calorie range calls for; more when I need to compensate for my calories burned. I really do average 1900-2100 daily and am losing yet again.
I guess I don't worry about it because I no longer believe in ever allowing myself to get hungry. I eat regular meals during the day and I no longer get hungry ever. I like that.
I wish you only the best!
**edit 6/15: today a thought entered my mind and I wanted to post it. I really don't allow myself to get hungry if I can avoid it. I was just talking with DH when I said, "I don't allow my car to run out of gas before I refill the tank."
Wow, that is an "AHA" moment! I am worth a lot more than my car.
Have a great day everyone!
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