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Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm back after a hiatus.
YAY YAY I have access to SparkPeople from this miserable excuse for a country! It's not blocked by the internet censors!
I am back overseas where I live from October - June (come on June 09!)
I was just diagnosed as a diabetic on Sept 29 but haven't really had time to sit down and figure it all out. I know, how can I not have time? DH & myself were at our HOME in the USA and had more things to do than time to do it.
I was taught how to take my blood glucose levels with a monitor but now that we have lots of time I can read more in depth about it. I will have to sit down and find a Diabetic Spark Team to join.

My thyroid is back under control as is my blood pressure. So we'll see how it goes from here.

IT was 89F when I got off the plane Saturday night and at noon now it is 91F, a far cry from a high of 48 in New Hampshire. The humidity is absolutely horrible here so I will have to adjust my exercise clock. I can't really do much else exercise wise for a while until I get rid of the cat's flea infestation in the house. I don't want to lay on the floor and be covered with fleas.

So that is my story in a nutshell right now.

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100LBLIGHTER 10/13/2008 3:13PM

    Good to hear from you. You will get through this and with flying colors.... red, white, and blue. Grace emoticon

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where do I start?
I went to see a nutritionist on the 17th, we had a very nice chat and I CAN eat stuff that I was told to stay away from, just different varities. I CAN eat sweet potatoes, beans and whole grain breads & pasta & such. AND I HAVE OFFICIALLY LOST 10 LBS! I got on her scales and it said 150 on the nose, I am SO THRILLED! She said I am doing an excellent job and she is very proud of me for sticking to my Spark Diet. She hadn't heard of Spark people before so I told her about it.

My DH IS HOME! After flight delays, luggage delays but he's home. Now these next 3 weeks will absoultely fly by in the blink of an eye because I am headed back overseas when he leaves too.

I had a wonderful walk today, it was 41F when I started out in sweat pants, long sleeved shirt but I did my 53 minute walk. When I got back I was extremely upset to find out these past weeks when I thought I was walking 2 1.2 miles it was only 1 1/2 miles all this time. I DID h ave pedometers, I DID drive the route in my car. I had DH's hand held satellite Garmin divice, however I did walk further today too, so that is 3 times this week of walking further each time.

That is my HAPPY NEWS for this week.


Back on track

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ok so my parents have left after visiting for a week. I tried very hard to eat my best but they don't like all that diet "crap" food and low fat/calorie/sodium food doesn't taste good at all. I did eat the best I could most of the week but we did go out to a nice place for their 63rd Wedding Anniversary dinner. I had roast beef in a cranberry sauce with carrots. I didn't eat the rice it was served with and I had a salad at the begining of the meal.
We did go someplace almost every day that involved walking even if it was shopping, I walked a lot. We did go to the ocean one day and I walked along on the beach for a ways.

So now I am back to my healthy eating. I walked on Monday and Tuesday so far this week, further that the past walks so I am exicted about that.
I have my nutritionist appointment on Wednesday at 9 AM and I have lots of questions and have my medications ready to go.

THEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK, my DH comes HOME for his 3 week vacation on Thursday! I haven't seen him since May 27, (yes I do know there are women whose husbands have gone overseas in the military who haven't seen each other in a year or more), WOO HOO, can't wait, sadly I know that I only have 3 more weeks left in the real world before I head back overseas for the LONG 9 month wait until June.

I have lost a couple pounds along the way but I don't see where I have gone down any clothes sizes yet.
Oh, it's also been 10 months since I quit smoking! Haven't smoked since then. emoticon
That is my update for now.
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100LBLIGHTER 9/17/2008 12:41AM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing better than you think.

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A busy couple of weeks ahead

Monday, September 01, 2008

I had a VERY invigorating walk on Saturday and I LOVED it! I walked further than I have so far! WOO HOO! I walked down a Pine Barren hiking trail but the mosquitoes were absoultely horrible so I had to turn around. I am guessing I walked 3 miles, my pedometer said I only walked 2 miles but the last 5 times I walked it and drove it, it said 2.5 miles.
I got a new sports bra and one of those fancy walking shirts, the kind that take the sweat away from your body. It worked great.

Sunday my son & "daughter in law" helped me clean out and scrub down our sun porch which was vigorus window washing, vacuuming, running up and down stairs, bending & carefully lifting. The room looks GREAT.

My parents(both in their LATE 80's), my sister & niece will be coming next week for a week long visit so this week it will be cleaning, cleaning, planning menus etc. The only drawback is my mother nagging me about not eating this or that and my father complaining about having to eat that rice crap. He is a meat & potatoes man, HATES pasta etc. They are both diabetics so at least for a week they will be eating healthy while they are here. Then since I live in tax free tourist country, I have to play tour guide, shopping assistant at the outlet shops, drive up the mountains, drive to the ocean.
So if I don't check in for awhile, I'm still trying desparately to stay on my healthy routine while being 16 years old again entertaining my parents.

Have a GREAT SPARKY week everyone!

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100LBLIGHTER 9/1/2008 8:18PM

    My Mom spent three months with me this past winter.... I felt 16 years old again. It is so weird how we become around our parents. Enjoy them while you have them and feed them well. You will be doing them a favor. My DH just left after being home for 3 days. We had brown rice for one meal everyday. Each meal was different and enjoyable. He is a meat, meat and potatoes kinda guy. I will be lookin' in on you next blog. 100lblighter (Grace) emoticon

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I'm still here

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm still here, nothing exciting happening yet. Still haven't heard back from my dr. office as to a nutritionist appointment yet. I am going to call them back on Friday.

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MISS_VIV 8/28/2008 11:17PM

    If you can keep the weight moving on down, you can get the other numbers under control too. You can do it... emoticon

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