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Back after surgery

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I got something done that I've been needing for a LONG time - a breast reduction. Seriously! The doctor ended up removing 4 lbs from each side. I DON'T recommend this as a weight loss solution, but it is making a HUGE difference in my neck, upper back and self-esteem.

Doctor said I couldn't exercise for 6 weeks post-surgery. Today is my first day back to exercising. It felt good to get moving again. Of course, I couldn't do everything with my arms that the DVD called for, but just walking and moving felt great.

The surgery did drop 8 lbs off my weight after most of the pot-op swelling went down. Of course, the holiday season and not being able to exercise made some of it come back, but my goal is to be under 200 by March of this year.

I'm back to tracking my food, exercising and well on my way! Happy New Year, everyone!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/27/2011 10:29AM

    glad you had a good outcome and are back to sparking again.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

emoticon Weight is going down. What an incentive to keep going! Today's walk was even faster, burning more calories. I'm not ready to run a race, by any means, but I can fit a 1.5 mile walk into my lunch time after eating without going over. My bonus for the weight going down was a new pair of walking shoes. After all the stress last weekend and the stumble in the diet on Friday (got caught unexpected without snacks or real food) I'm back on track and feeling good.

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Boy, it's hot

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

emoticon The thermometer here in Michigan is topping 88 degrees right now. Today and yesterday are some of the most challenging days to find a way to exercise. Walking the halls at work gets you a funny look like "you're getting paid to do this?" Walking outside when the heat index is approaching 100 is just silly (I've done it before, it didn't end well). So, today exercise is going to be some retail therapy after work. The stores want you to walk around (if you walk enough you might spend more). Need to pick up a couple things any way so I don't have to cook in this miserable weather. Daughter's headed for the lake (smart girl) - wish I could, but I'll stick with what I can. Have a great day! emoticon

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WALDRONSTAR 7/20/2011 1:00PM

    Well we certainly could go tonight after work. And every day this week. It's that hot. emoticon

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Moving forward

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weight today is higher than my starting weight. This is where I have a hard time. When I'm tracking without publishing I understand that weight fluctuates. In fact, today's weight is in line with my last weight plateau. The weight I started SparkPeople with is my lowest weight in a couple years - 13 pounds down from January.

The problem is, I'm telling other people about it. Going back up a bit in weight feels like a failure, admitting that I'm not as good as I want to be. This is the point where I've always given up before. Better to sulk in silence than admit something wrong.

Today, instead of choosing my previous response, I choose to keep going. After all, my previous response got me nothing but unhealthier. Today, I choose to keep going with my food plan and, since it's a hot & humid day, once the housework is done my daughter & I are going swimming at the local gravel pit. Can't think of a better way to get my exercise today.

I'm learning that life is all about the choices we make. I can choose my previous unhealthy responses or I can choose responses that are healthy and benefit me & my family. I choose healthy.


On my way to a healthier me

Friday, July 15, 2011

I've used all the excuses. I've been miserable just sitting around getting wider and sorer by the day. My daughter found SparkPeople and suggested I come take a look. One look and I was hooked.

Now, I'm reading through the book, tracking my food, exercise and water and already feeling better about myself, with the help of new friends I found here. I haven't achieved my goals, but I have determined what they are and am taking small steps to get me there.

I've been working on the glass half-full or half-empty attitude for the past couple years. This is definitely a half-full situation. I can only see progress from here. I know there will be bumps in the road, I know I may derail for a while but I have a place to go and a way to get back on the track.

The purpose of life is the journey - not the endpoint. This site and the steps I'm taking here are going to improve my journey immensely and I'm looking forward to moving forward again. This is gonna be fun!

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SETAGOAL1 7/15/2011 3:06PM

    Don't give up on yourself. You are the

only one that can make it happen for

you. You have the power to succeed or

fail. Choose to succeed.


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PARKERB2 7/15/2011 2:56PM

    Welcome to Spark. It's a big help. And it's lots of fun, especially getting the Spark Points so you can give Spark Goodies. Have a good weekend. emoticon

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