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Tomorrow's the Day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I hope it will be positive.. I see some people set their goals to lose one pound a week, I know from many years of dieting or as I saw on a tv show today, "Diet surviving", that my body does not lose 1 lb. every week. But this is 3 weeks now and I also know my body and I don't usually stay on a plateau that long either. So, lots of drinking water and that lemon juice and tea today and having read some more educational articles, I think I need to plan more carbs into my diet.

I will be back tomorrow. I will be on track with my food and water and exercise... I have implemented those habits into my healthy lifestyle.. I think my dh was trying to be positive today when after watching something on tv he said, "I guess you could be called a fit fat person". I would have liked it nicer needless to say, but in his own narcissitic way that was his acknowledgment of my success.

til tomorrow emoticon

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FLICKRFAN 3/21/2010 9:07AM

    Keep going for Fit and Firm!

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SWIMLOVER 3/21/2010 12:27AM

  It sounds like you are doing everything right. However, try not to think of it as a diet but a Lifestyle and Lifetime Change. NEVER GIVE UP! Sometimes husbands mean well but words come off wrong. I agree with you, he recognizes that you are doing things right and wants to give you a compliment. Keep up what you are doing! We are here to cheer you on! It sounds like you have a husband who is cheering you on also! We are all in this Healthy Journey together! We Can Do This! emoticon

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I'm Expecting a Release of Weight!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

OK, it's been like 3 weeks since I saw a weight loss on the scale. I haven't given up. I am still eating healthy and tracking all my food, water and exercise.... I have only had 1 "over" day... I am doing the right things... I expect to be successful. And I am planning on seeing a weight on the scale this weekend, that is finally releasing some of those pounds I don't want anymore.

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SLIMLILA 3/20/2010 10:45PM

    Thank you to everyone who visited and I hope to be posting good news tomorrow... (If it's not on the scale, I'll have to come up with something else....)

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SLENDERELLA61 3/20/2010 2:02PM

    Yes, expect success! That scale is a tricky devil. In the long run it will reward your efforts, but in the short run it is a terrible tease. Keep reminding yourself that you are doing great. When you eat healthy you will be rewarded -- on the scale and in many other ways. -Marsha

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MONARCHCT 3/20/2010 9:27AM

    Losing weight is not as easy or as quick as it used to be. Aging definitely slows down the metabolism. I have been at this for 10 months and have never lost more than a pound a week. Slow & steady...over time it adds up to big numbers.

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FLICKRFAN 3/20/2010 8:55AM

    emoticon Let it go....let it go (melody Beatles, Let it Be)

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REDDIXON 3/20/2010 3:01AM

    Good for you Lila---it is not easy to keep going when you don't see anything happening!! You are right though, you will see the pounds drop if you keep on doing the right things!! I have to keep telling myself that also. I hope you see several pounds "released" when you next weigh in. emoticon

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MONTY68 3/20/2010 1:58AM

I could feel the excitement and confidence in every word you writings. Even using such a powerful word of releasing the weight. It tells me that you believe and that you will have a good weigh in. I believe you and will tell you again that you already are successful.

Monty emoticon emoticon

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More than Met Goal

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I said in my initial goals set that I wanted to bring down my bs and control my diabetes without more drugs. Well, my bs this a.m. was 6.4 - this is like half of what it was before I decided to show this body who was in control, and it's not going to be the disease. I was a little worried last nite before bed when I checked and bs was 4.6. Since I had to take my 2 MF, I was in a dilemma. I decided I would only take 1 MF since I was so low already. Then I woke at 5am and I checked and it was 5.1. I had half a glass of veggie juice. (oh yeah, I forgot to add that to my tracker!) Anyway, pre-breakfast, I was 6.4.. I wish I could get my bloodwork done and see some results in writing, but this will have to do. IN diabetes, we can get a blood test done called the Hemoglobin A1C - it is a measure of our average blood sugar for the previous 2 to 3 months... It's a real indicator of how well you are in control of your diabetes. They want that number to be under 7 I believe, and mine was 8.? on my last test... so this would be a real measure of success to see it drop significantly.

Thanks to everyone who replied to my last blog and assured me I couldn't put on 3.5 lbs. from eating 200 calories over. I know that but psychologically, I needed you all to support me... I appreciate it.
So, tonite for my snack - taking some of your advice - I will be having bran buds with yogurt (it also meets my folate goals for the day as well as lots of fibre!)

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FLICKRFAN 3/17/2010 10:05AM

    When is your next "long term" test. Your doctors will be impressed with your progress.

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MONTY68 3/17/2010 12:36AM

    Hi Lila

Again and very interesting. Can you feel the excitement in your writings? I can!!! It's that excitement that will lead to your final goal. I know It and I am sure you now know it. It is educational to see writings involving your diabetes with bs and levels and what it should be. I feel it makes me appreciate more for what you need to do to control it. You have a great attitude and that certainly helps in keeping things in balance.

Aren't you glad to know that 200 calories won't do that to you.
Keep up your great work.


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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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