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Earning 5000 Point trophy right now!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Well, don't really have anything to say in blog today but I need exactly 3 points to get my trophy and I have earned all the points I can except in a blog.

I felt fine today, noticed a little hungry just before lunch. I usually don't eat anything except breakfast and then lunch. But, I did check my bs when I got home and it was 5.1. I was going to exercise so I didn't want a repeat of yesterday and so I had a couple tsp. of hemp seed... Anyway, have met my calorie goals for today with nothing to spare tonite for snacks. So, I better go read a book and stay busy and not think of food... I should probably check to see how I used up all my calories too, cuz that hasn't happened before.

I'm a bit disappointed cuz I was up 3.5 lbs. this am and I went over my calorie yesterday by 200 cal, the first time in over 70 days. I exercise almost every single day and I know I am doing the right things, so don't know why this gain, but I'm still holding out on posting it cuz psychologically I still need to see the 199 on my page... and I am successfully following a plan for food and exercise and I refuse to let a little thing like the scale sidetrack how hard I've been working! So hang in there, LIla and success will be yours... Keep the faith!

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FLICKRFAN 3/16/2010 10:02AM

    Once in 70 days is amazing.
Once in 100 days will be even better.

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DHSPARK 3/16/2010 6:43AM

    Congrats...that's just awesome. Takes awhile to get there. Way to go!

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ZNEKITA 3/16/2010 6:13AM

    Congratulations! 5,000 is an awesome accomplishment!

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MONTY68 3/15/2010 11:21PM

Congratulations on the 5000 points. You really work hard to get there. Now, I am going to tell yoy again. You are very successful and that 3.5 pounds is a fluke. There is no way 200 calories would do it . It would take over 12000 EXTRA calories and we know that isn't so,

So you just keep doing what you do .


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AMBULATOR 3/15/2010 11:03PM

    Nice work! Congrats!

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YAIYEE 3/15/2010 10:56PM

    Your weight will not be up 3.5 lbs because your calorie count was 200 over your allowance. I could be that your body is retaining water or perhaps you need more fiber in you diet. Try to weigh yourself in the morning after you have gone to the bathroom after you remove your PJ's, and weigh yourself only once a week, the same time time and the same day. Hang in there , it gets easier, I promise.

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SOPHIKKO 3/15/2010 10:50PM

    Don't worry about the 3 lbs... I bet it isn't a real gain.. you only went over once in 70 days? Okay you are my role model! hehe

Congrats on 5000 points!

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Diabetes Scare Today

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What a day! I wasn't even hungry, so I had even forgotten to take my meds and after I finished the dishes, I realized that I needed to eat and take meds. So I had a big breakfast.... you know they say Breakfast Like a King... well, I did. I had a toasted ham, cheese, tomato, pickle and red pepper sandwich and then an orange and a bowl of roasted red pepper soup. Good eating! Then I fought with dial-up for awhile and gave up and decided to go do WATP and read. So, I did both. Then about 4 pm I decided to get up and make some lunch. I measured out my crab meat and was going to make a chop suey. As I prepped veggies I realized I was shaking. I checked my bs and found it was 4.3 (IN Canada normal is 4 to 7). So technically, I wasn't low, but low for me in a really long time. Anyway, I was shaking and not feeling good, so despite the fact lunch would be ready is less than 10 min, I drank a box of orange juice. Then I ate and was still a little shakey but feeling much better. I've never had a low before and only know from other's sharing their experiences what this was. So I had some cookies to round out my meal.

Wow, I can't imagine that some people feel like that all the time... I felt good when my bs was 7.3 yesterday and felt very successful in reaching one of my goals of lowering my bs. When I started SP, my a.m. bs would have been in the teens.... not good!!! Today, was an eye opener....

Anyway, have put off going to school to prep all day, so it's 5:30, better go. emoticon

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GAARAMA 3/15/2010 10:54AM

    Happy to hear you are okay.
It is scary when it drops I changed from eating three meals and two snacks to eating smaller meals and or snack every four hours. This helps me keep in check.
Continued success on your journey to better health and keeping the Big D under control.


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FLICKRFAN 3/15/2010 7:45AM

    Lunch at 4PM... when do you have dinner?

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TERRI289 3/14/2010 9:59PM

    I am glad that you are ok. That was a bit scary.

Take good care of you-I want you healthy!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/14/2010 7:37PM

    i am so glad you are okay now. you have a hard disease to live with and have to be extra diligent. emoticon

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ILYAHNA 3/14/2010 7:28PM

    I understand perfectly. Usually my BS is so high I have to fight to get it down. But I've had a few days where my meds made it drop to as low as 43. In the US 75 is as low as you want to go.

I'm glad that you got it under control and are feeling better.

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Spring Ahead

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well, that's a sure sign that spring is coming....tomorrow we lose an hour... but I am trying to get adjusted to it now, but it passed me by, cuz it's already 12:30.

I planned to get in extra exercise today, and I did manage to do that. I planned to get some cleaning done and I did get a little, not my favorite thing to do and it usually gets to the bottom of the pile. I planned to read, but I didn't get to read more than 1 chapter yet. I planned to cook trout for supper and I did. Then I planned to fry up potatoes and onions to go with it and I did... Still I was so low on my calories that I had to just have a sandwich - so despite 3 slices of bread, noodles and potatoes today, I am still short on my carbs....

Well, really must get to bed - don't have much to say. so good nite.

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TERRI289 3/14/2010 10:01PM

    Oh, trout sounds good. I have never had that.

You had a full day. Have a great week ahead!!

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MONTY68 3/14/2010 1:52AM

    Hi Lila
Look at you. You had plans and as I read what you wrote, I think that you did quite well. In fact I think your day was a success emoticon


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Closet purge & Muscles

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Well, today I did it! I am one of those hoarders who keep all their clothes in hope of someday shrinking back into them or the too big clothes In case I put the weight back on. Well, I went through my closet after work today. I didn't throw away too small clothes... but I did throw out the too big clothes. It wasn't easy, I kept looking at some of them and "worrying" but I did it. I filled up a whole garbage bag...

Then I did something really stupid.... I put on my WATP video and wasn't really paying any attention, and started walking... I was at the last couple of minutes of it that I realized that I had only done the 1 Mile... I didn't notice the big 1 Mile sign on their wall, I didn't notice the blue r/t red tanks tops, and I didn't even notice the difference in the amount of and type of exercise.... Anyway, supper was almost ready by then so I couldn't do the 2 mile, so guess, as tired as I am, I should do the 2 mile now... Luckily, I have tomorrow off so I should be able to do a little extra tomorrow too.

I know I had more to say, but I'm tired so talk later.

I just made a discovery.... completely by accident... I am sitting typing (and that doesn't build muscles!) but I happened to notice a "bulge" on my upper arm and I checked.... I've got muscles!!!! Showed it to dh and his only comment was on the "underarm hang and swing". Well, I informed him, I just recently found that if you lift a weight from centre and move your arm backward, that is what works to help with the "underarm hang and swing". To h... with that, I have muscles!!!! This is really working!!

I have to share another time which comes to mind... I was working at losing and I was walking baby in stroller daily and swimming 40 laps at the pool about 4 days a week and also taking an exercise class... I was serious! I was complimented by exercise teacher on how much I was losing.... But that wasn't the case.... I went from 188 to 184 only.... but the exercise changed fat to muscle (which we all know weighs more!!) and I was wearing 2 sizes smaller, but not drop on the scale.... I don't know if this helps anyone else, but I think it is a darn good reminder for me and I have just helped myself..... (hopefully others as well!)

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FLICKRFAN 3/12/2010 8:53AM

    Spring is the season to purge those closets. Keep working on those muscles and the "swing".

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CLUS1903 3/12/2010 3:38AM

    Yep. Whenever I start exercising again the weight loss will stop or even reverse for a week or two as the muscles grow.

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I'm Proud of My Success

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Even though I;ve been around for over 2 months, there are still things I'm learning and sometimes can't find. I ask people and they help and I keep reading and learning.

Well, just now, I can't find my Spark Page, but I did see the section marked awards and even though I knew I did well..... like being a student, you still want the teacher to know and give you 100%.... Well, I found my awards for February and I feel successfull... I got 3 awards, perfect attendance, 500 spark points and 1000 exercise minutes.... WOW emoticon

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SOPHIKKO 3/11/2010 11:07AM

    I am proud of your success too!!

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BRATS4 3/10/2010 7:59PM

    great job.i'm happy for you

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SWIMLOVER 3/10/2010 12:49PM

  You are doing emoticon Keep Up The Good Work!

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MONTY68 3/10/2010 11:43AM

You deserved each of them. You are really doing a good job since joining and I really think you are already successful.


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TORONTO23 3/10/2010 9:24AM

  Positive reinforcement definitely keeps you motivated. Congrats!

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FLICKRFAN 3/10/2010 7:47AM

    It's funny how these little things help keep us going.

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