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The sluggish metabolism meets Nutritionist

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Last week when doing a checkup, because I have a second residence at Dr office, she set me up to see the nutritionist. My hormones are now in check. Cholesterol is going down. Blood pressure perfect. Iron is getting there but still technically anemic. Sugar is lowering, but they say still borderline, and the stupid D just won't build. She tells me I am doing all I can, and that I need a little help. Mr. Nutrition takes me off anything that grown under ground, bread and fruit. Temporary of course on the fruit. He said that the slow metabolism is turning the fruit sugar into my ass. Same with the fast carbs. Puts me on Topamax, Trazadone, and Phentermine. Tells me that since I am eating close to right, that when it knocks the 60 pounds off, I should be fine and not gain it back. I seriously slip up like twice a month and eat Mexican food. That stupid Casa Ole really got me this week. Why in the hell wood I think that Chicken could possibly be twice the calories and fat as a piece of steak, two enchiladas, beans and rice? Normally a person would think chicken and spinach are good. Well 1500 calories later I can say no. Next time I splurge, Ill go for the 800 calorie whole meal. BTW 1500 calories, no sides either.
Anyhow, today was my first day on the meds. I'm glad to say I feel fine, except that I pee every 30-45 minutes. Kinda hard when I drive an hour to and from work. Not to mention I am already on meds for frequent urination. Glad I take those or Id be going a lot more!
Now what gets me is this, he told me to eat a whole lot of meat, and a good amount of fat. Any fat as long as not trans and not alot of saturated. Tells me I can eat as many nuts and avacados and olives as I want. And not to forget eggs. He said eggs being bad was a lie. That I have to have cholesterol to live and to eat the eggs and red meat. Thats alot of Fat. But of course to make sure I cram 1500 calories in my body but no more that 1600. That for some reason my gut thinks it is starving at 1200 and wants to hang on to it. Also have to add cinnamon to everything I can. Even my coffee in the morning, which actually tastes pretty good. Supposedly the cinnamon will flush out the sugar and help the niacin with my borderline triglycerides. I know it helps with diabetes, but I thought it just helped A1C levels.
So here we go and I hope he knows what he is talking about. He does have a wall full of awards and what not, for heart health, diabetes and weight health. All from Texas Med Center, Nasa and MLBaseball. I hope he is the greatness I have heard from so many. Just thinking it is ok to eat fat seems insane. This is a great new motivation, because I was seriously losing my mind after 5 months and what is now only a 1 pound loss.

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RPLASTER 5/10/2013 1:38PM

    Hehe, he really is a good Guy. Matter of fact the whole Dr. Office is great. They LOVE to talk. And they love to fix u with as little meds as possible. If u can find an osteopathic Dr they go both natural and regular meds. Absolutely great

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    damn, lol, wish i lived in your state so i could see him too!! lol

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Water, the enemy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I like water. I like water a lot. What is the problem drinking it? I have water right now. I won't drink it. If I have nothing else in front of me to drink today, I still will not drink it. I know I have a hydration issue. I'm a sipper. I take little drinks all day that amount to almost nothing. Really, it is not just water, I am that way with anything that isn't margarita flavored. However since some people with an M.D. after there name says no more margarita, I have had a total of 1 this year, so none for me.
I want to drink the water. I really do. I know it will flush the badness out. I know it will help my medicines work and keep them from harming my organs. I know it will aid in digestion. I also know it will make me pee. All. Day. Long. Dealing with overactive bladder makes you subconsciously not drink. I really really want to drink the water. I have not hit my water goal yet in the last 2 weeks. What can I do to make myself thirsty. Exercise? Nope. Yard work? Nope. Dry food? Nope. I must overcome my fear of drinking fluids. I must meet this goal. It is a very important goal. Water is life. Without water we die. I must find the way in my head to make myself drink. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIRMIUM 4/9/2013 3:55PM

    Recently I've started forcing myself to drink a half glass of water right when I wake up before my coffee. I don't have a hydration issue but I've read that everyone is dehydrated in the morning and it can be a good idea to have more water at this point in the day.


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RPLASTER 4/5/2013 11:25AM

    I am going to try everything suggested. See what I can do with it. Today so far, I kid you not, been up since 430 and besides my small cup of coffee, I have drank maybe 2oz of water. I am working on trying to force it. I know I can. At least I kicked the Dr. Pepper habit 2 weeks ago. How I can drink a 44oz DP but not half that in water is beyond me. I don't even hate the taste of water. I will try it all. Thank you for the motivation and I will keep at it.

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BECCAR6 4/3/2013 1:04PM

    I wear a sports watch with an alarm and set it to go off every 30 min. When it beeps, I drink whether I want to or not. I also like it better flavored.

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JOHGLO2011 4/3/2013 10:07AM

    Knowing something is good for you and doing it are two different things aren't they? All the suggestions above are good ones! You might also just try drinking a tiny bit more than you did the day before. Do that every day and soon you will be drinking more than you thought you could! Put it in a fancy glass and pretend its something you like! You can do it!! emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 4/3/2013 9:55AM

    Well, I for one know that if I wait until I'm "thirsty" I too will never drink the dreaded water. I found what works for me is to just keep a large water bottle in front of me, but with a straw in in and every time I walk by it just start drinking. I don't know why but with the straw it goes down a lot easier and a lot quicker. Just constantly remind yourself of all the benefits that you listed above. Oh, and by the way, the peeing thing doesn't last forever!! After awhile your body will acclimate and you won't have to go as often.... still a lot... but not constantly! emoticon emoticon

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STEPHANIE302013 4/3/2013 9:43AM

    Maybe try flavoring the water - I found that the lack of flavor stopped me from wanting to drink it - once I added lemon/lime slices or a squirt of Mio I started drinking it more - then I got used to drinking it plain.

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Alright...one more time to quit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today I had a prescription for Chantix called in. I am going to be all around healthy. I have tried lozenges, gum, patches, inhalers, wellbutrin, meditation and of course the nothing at all approach. This time I will succeed. There is no sense in losing weight to quit smoking to gain weight. Conquer both at once so I can have the healthy eating habits in place. All the times I have tried either quit smoking or quit fat, I have failed and done more of one or the other. They seem to go hand in hand. If I try to quit smoking I gain weight. If I try to eat correct, then I am smoking more. Like a snack replacement. I will do this. My quit date is 4/4/13. I am getting ready to get it done. Take the meds for a week and pray I don't have a bad affect from them like I did the wellbutrin.
I am sure I could just quit, or so I tell myself that. I like to pretend I have the willpower for it. But, I know I need help. Sometimes things can't be done alone. Sometimes you need a little help.

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RPLASTER 3/28/2013 12:17PM

    Thank you to everyone who has left me encouragement. I know it can be done. I tell my self, if I am going to be healthy, then I need to be healthy all over. It makes me feel so much better to have support. Make me feel accountable. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 3/27/2013 4:31AM

    Each time you desire one, tell yourself..wait 5 minutes, the urge will pass. When you want to mindlessly much, chew on ice chips. :) You can do this! HUGS!

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SHANNONROS 3/26/2013 9:14PM

    I am ready to quit too! My dad passed away, and his lucky number was 44! I dont think its by chance that I came upon this post! 4/4/13 will now be my quit date!!! Lets do this!!!! emoticon

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THRIVE2DAY 3/26/2013 7:11PM

    Good for you...I'm not ready or willing to quit yet, but it's always on my mind that I need to. Good luck! Sounds as if you're ready! emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 3/26/2013 5:54PM

    My husband had good results with Chantix. You can do this!

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KACEYSW 3/26/2013 5:47PM

    You can do it and you are worth it!

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MARTYJOE 3/26/2013 5:32PM

    If you really desire to quit you will.Good luck .

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A big mess up today 39

Monday, March 25, 2013

I am so aggravated at myself today. I had to get blood work done so was fasting. I took a banana with me for when I got done. I wasn't expecting them to take so much from me. 11 vials. Well, I was lightheaded and needed something to eat. No Subway in sight, I went for Whataburger. Mistake. Honey Chicken biscuit and hash browns. I am not going to let this destroy my day. I know it was bad, but I will make up for it with salad for lunch, no dressing ever...yuck! and more salad and boiled fish for dinner. Am still going to have to find some protein in all of this, but I feel better to miss a day of protein than to pack on a ton more fat/calories for me to burn.

Overall besides that, this is an excellent day. I have energy, my stress is at about a 1 now, and that is even after halving the anxiety meds....Yay! I have counted about 1000 steps (that is with my sit on my butt job), so 9000 to go. That's not too much considering I know what I have to do for the rest of the day. That goal is very achievable.

So off to a better day I go!

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RPLASTER 3/26/2013 7:09PM

    You are all great. Thank you for the comments. Something about someone telling you that you have done well or how to fix the mistakes just helps so much to keep making the right choices. Today is sooo much better. I wish you great and wonderful things in your own journeys

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BECCAR6 3/25/2013 2:43PM

    I like that you are trying to make the most of your day even though it started out badly. Usually I make the mistake of blowing the entire day off. Good for you! If you like Greek Yogurt, that will up your protein too.

I have blood work tomorrow (fasting). My daughter will be in surgery so thanks for the reminder to bring a healthy meal with me for after I am done.

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LADYJ6942 3/25/2013 1:19PM

    To get your protein which the chicken biscuit helps as does the fish try adding in some almonds, hummus, tofu or other to your sald.

Good luck!

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JUDITH316 3/25/2013 12:58PM

    I hear you, yes, we all mess up at times, what I like about the illustration you have shared here, you haven't stayed down in the dumps over the bad choices you made but instead chose to move on and eat healthier for the remainder of your day, emoticon emoticon keep up the great work...I cheer you on your journey emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My stupid back and my stupid hormones....

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I am so tired of this. I eat so close to perfect, but I have gained weight. I am following my Dr. orders exactly. I am eating nothing but organic, I am eating no meat except organic free range chicken or wild fish. I eat veggies all day long, every meal. I ask her yesterday, "How am I gaining weight?" We go over what I have been taking in. She says I am doing nothing wrong, so now I get another blood test. I am not sitting on my butt all day. When I get home, I play with the dogs for a good long time, I play with my growing veggies in the garden, I take care of everything that needs done. I do not sit down until almost time for bed.
Let's back up a few months to Dec 2012:
Dr. tells me I have too much estrogen, not enough progesterone, I am too stressed, and lacking in vitamins. At that point I was at 173 pounds. She puts me on natural compounded Progesterone, has me detox with only organic cruciferous veggies and herbal tea/water to drink, and after a few weeks I can eat non-wheat/corn grains and fish/chicken. Puts me on vitamin D, which was low, Folic Acid, which was low, an Energy Blend Multi, and Lexapro for my anxiety/panic attacks. I see her in January, I've gained 3 pounds. She ups the Progesterone. The anxiety is now starting to level out. I see her in February, I have gained 3 more pounds. Now 3 weeks after that visit I am now at 183.
From testing she tells me my metabolism is at a stand still. Then she says we are weaning off the fat making Lexapro and to eat snacks during the day, well I already am. Carrots, tomatoes, spinach, just about any vegetable I have on hand.
Last weekend I hurt my back. Now I am going to the chiropractor every other day. Just got back as a matter of fact. I CANT MOVE!
I am getting so depressed because I am doing everything right and am gaining weight. And not muscle. My clothes are tighter. I am getting to where I see no point in not eating a cupcake if I am just going to get fatter anyhow. My bad Cholesterol has risen and she says I am on the borderline to being Diabetic (which btw does not run in my family). emoticon

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 3/23/2013 11:44PM

    I don't know what to say, except to offer a virtual {{HUG}} You will find something here somewhere that will help, I"m pretty sure (I'm kinda new here so I can't point you to anything in particular)

I went through a similar weight gain when I was on weight watchers - it was terribly frustrating to be pouring all this money into meetings and books and foods and then gain weight. I know how disappointing it was.

Keep going, and keep talking...we're listening! emoticon

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