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Thursday, October 11, 2012

I am done tracking for the week. It has been super stressful and the added stress of making sure I log everything has become very overwhelming. I know I should log and I know I should remain active but I am now dreaming about it and that is when I know I need a small break to re-group myself. My husband is stressed over a test, I am stressed over work and we both just need a few days to breathe. I have been trying to eat as healthy as possible so I won't say I am off the wagon but rather just riding the wagon for right now and not driving. I will be back Monday ready to earn some spark points and track some food.


Weigh In blahs/Better week ahead

Monday, October 08, 2012

I weighed in this morning to only a 1 lb. loss. I deserved it completely. I had an awful weekend, full of fast food and not caring what I put in my mouth. I should have actually gained but I guess having a good week led to me not going too far overboard.

Today starts my Atkins attempt. Per my OB/GYN she wanted me to try low carb so I am. I prepared my lunch yesterday and my dinner is partiallty ready. Here is to new things!

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WOUBBIE 10/8/2012 12:38PM

    I'm glad your OB/GYN recommended low carb. It has a million health benefits beyond weight loss! If you have any questions or need some support make sure to stop by the Living Low Carb forum. The folks there are really helpful and knowledgable!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/8/2012 10:10AM

    A loss is a loss!! I'd take that over a gain any day!!

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KALIOPPE 10/8/2012 10:07AM

    A loss is a great thing. I know it is 'only' a pound, but a pound is a pound is a pound. :) When I celebrated my birthday last week, the cheats caused me to gain 2 pounds - not sure if that was sodium from the bad foods or what but now I'm back on track. I'm on Atkins induction phase as well. It is working well. Good luck emoticon

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Friday, October 05, 2012

So I weighed myself this morning and was down another 1.8 lbs. I know it doesnt count because it is not Monday but it will keep me motivated for the weekend. I am visiting with my sister on Saturday but besides that we do not have much going on. I plan to get a few walks in and tons of school work. Blah! It is never fun, BUT it gets me one step closer to being a nurse and being healthy.

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NEEDHELPNOW911 10/5/2012 12:20PM

    Keep going and the numbers will continue to move in the right direction. Every step and every decision is moving you closer to your goal not just weight loss but in being a nurse. that is not a blah! That deserves a emoticon emoticon

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When you want cheat...

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I knew I was going to "eat out" for dinner. My husband wasnt interested so it was up to me where I wanted to go. First thought was Taco Bell. I went to their website and found what I wanted. I figured out the calories and it was almost 1000!

I decided on Subway. I ordered more than I should but I was under my limit for the day by 3 calories. Not great but better than being over. I think I need to bring extra snacks to work so this doesnt happen again.


Mom is always on my mind - Breast cancer tale

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Ever since I started this new journey I have been thinking about my mom. She passed away 6/13/2007 and I am constantly reminded how strong she was as a person.

My mom was first diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 17, she was 37. She knew she had a lump but waited a long before going to the doctor. Once she did go it was already Stage 4 and probably had already moved to other areas of her body. She was in chemotherapy for 12 years before she passed away. She never complained about the chemo, the hair loss or even feeling tired/sick. She always joked about cancer and always made my sister and I feel like it was no big deal.

During her 12 year fight she also lost 80 lbs. on Weight Watchers. She wanted to be under 200 for my sister's wedding and she achieved her goal right before it. She loved the idea of losing weight and people at her meetings telling her how well she did. She loved the attention. She looked awesome too!

I guess I look at her and think, if she can do this sick, tired and drugged up then I can too. Our family has the BRCA II gene so I think she knew what was going on before anyone. The cancer moved to brain and lungs (then everywhere else) before she passed. I just remember seeing her and thinking, "Wow she is putting up a fight". I want to be like her. I want to look at this weight and believe it cannot beat me. I want to be successful like was and healthy. She would be happy to know I did it.

Side note: I have been tested for BRCA II and I was negative. I still get regular screenings but as far as the heredity end, I am good. My little sister did test positive. She had a double masectomy 1 day before her 30th birthday and will have her ovaries removed next year. I take great pride in the idea that my sister did this for her family. She didnt want to leave her family as early as my mom had to leave us. My mom died at age 49.



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