Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thank you all for your well wishes!
I just got tired of eating yesterday. So I was down again today. But I came to a decision last night - this is a win-win situation.
If my platelets are up I will donate platelets.
If my platelets are not up, I will donate whole blood again.
Donating platelets thins the blood naturally. Not having a high enough count means my blood doesn't need to be thinned. Win-win.
Today they will take a pre-count for my donation on Thursday. But I just can't keep trying to eat to gain. I did manage 2 lbs though! Today 120.4!
Friday, September 18, 2009
... so I have been eating practically non-stop... but this morning I got on the scale twice because I just didn't believe my eyes.
... back to 118.6 and needing to regain 5 lbs again. Just in case anyone thinks I am not trying, this is what I have been eating since last Thursday, 9/10
9/10 2447 cal eaten
9/11 2578 cal eaten
9/12 2617 cal eaten
9/13 2620 cal eaten
9/14 2741 cal eaten
9/15 2520 cal eaten
9/16 3030 cal eaten
9/17 2365 cal eaten
Yesterday I goofed and forgot to change my melon from 2 C to 1 C so I did have a Calorie Deficit of 95 when I really need to be in negative territory to gain. And I used this golden opportunity to eat a pint of ice cream too! But it was low-calorie stuff, only 130 per half cup.
I have to tell you, I really don't think weight maintenance is going to be that difficult as long as I continue to track daily and use the By The Numbers Calorie Deficit Chart. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Thanks MEGSAMAMA for the chart! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME
If my weight is still too low on Monday, I do believe I might just eat a piece of my dad's cake after all.
I need to mention here for those reading but not knowing me and the situation, I have recently reached goal only to find out I need to regain 5 lbs in order to be able to continue donating blood platelets.
At least it is not a health issue. But it is funny.
9/19: I need to add here and thank you all for your comments and concerns. My blogs tend to be a little "tongue in cheek" and I like to have a lot of fun in my days, it keeps me going.
Even better, this is a glorious opportunity in Weight Management/Maintenance/Maintaining because we all fear (to some degree) putting this weight back on. I am living proof that if we maintain our level of Cardio, it will not be an uphill battle to maintain our weight. It would be a battle regaining weight as long as we keep the habits we have already made. Truly it has to be a lifestyle change.
Love y'all, have a great day,
9/18 2789 cal eaten
9/19 2684 cal eaten
9/20 2812 cal eaten, today 120.7!
9/21 today I was 121 lbs! woohoo!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I am not sure where I got this idea from but this is my today's huddle in my various teams.
We can all help someone every single day. We can smile at the senior and hold the door to the post office. We can make a funny face to a squirming infant in a shopping cart. We can even pet the head of a dog or cat to make them feel loved.
Here at SparkPeople there are many people in need of a smile, hug, funny face, just an acknowledgment that they are indeed alive and not invisible.
I try not to get so bogged down in my own SP Teams that I might forget the millions of strangers needing a helping hand.
Please consider visiting the Introduce Yourself Forum www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
oard_topics.asp?imboard=14 and extend the hand of friendship to a new member. Invite them to your favorite teams or just let them know that you saw them and wanted to say hello.
Visit the Blog Page www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_bl
ogs.asp and read a random blog - not all blogs are read and too many never get comments on them.
Go to the SparkPages page www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_home.asp and say hello on a brand new SparkPage. I cry when I see so many never having a comment on them. It only takes a minute to say, "Hey, I like your spark page!"
Who can YOU help today?
Today I put my name in for leader at a team who's leader has been absent for 90 days. Why? Not because I want to be leader - but because I can then send a team email and find out who would like to step forward to help lead the team. It is a good team, an active team, but like all teams - it needs a leader or leaders to let them know they are wanted and needed on the team. We are all fragile creatures. I don't want to be invisible anymore.
Invisible = lonely.
We too are pack animals; we are herd animals. We find safety in numbers and we tend to get rowdy in groups. But to truly break out and have fun we mostly need to be surrounded with friends. We need to feel needed and wanted.
Even at the lowest point in my life, when I was a fat, 4-eyed youngster, I would have welcomed being part of a group. Any group. But I just never made the cut.
I cannot allow this to happen if I can prevent it by saying hello to a new member, or a lonely stranger.
Who Can You help today?
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We had to laugh this morning. I keep getting on the scale dreading and anticipating 120 - today I dropped 1/2 pound after eating 2600 calories yesterday! I even ended the day with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter trying to put my calorie deficit into negative territory. I went so far as to count the amount of time walking my sisters dog, even though that is a very slow walk indeed.
And I lost weight! That is just the funniest thing for me! But I don't want to go crazy with putting back 5 lbs. I want it to be more natural. So again, one day at a time.
**back to needing to regain 5 lbs today
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