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its over and it was good

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well friends, for those of you who follow me, You know I have been dreading this day, I had to go back to the doctor today and as I wrote yesterday, I was simply dreading it.
I woke up early and got up and fixed my coffee, took my dog out and then got ready to go, I just knew my bp would be up, but I checked it before leaving home and it was 109/78...which is very good for me, especially on a doctors day, because I have white coat syndrome.
Anyway, I had to wait an hour in the waiting room, and was starting to get very nervous, dread was creeping in slowly.
I felt my face was beginning to flush, which is a sure sign my bp is creeping up.
I felt tension in the back of my neck and felt one of those headaches coming on.
But before I had time to get any more worried, I was called back and they weighed me, I had lost 9 lbs in 6weeks....I could have done better, but I was happy it was a loss and not a gain.
My bp was taken and it was 139/94...it had creeped up a little but not in the danger zone for me.
The doc came in with a smile on his face and told me I was a player..he has a slight accent so I thought he first said..."playa"...I started to say play on playa, but thought better of it, he meant I was playing the game of losing weight and sticking with the program.
He said I hope I am saying that right.
I got the gist of it.
He told me he was proud of me, he said I could have lost a little more, but he was happy and that I was doing good.
I was so relieved, the moment I had been dreading was finally over and I could leave that office with a smile on my face and be glad for that one victory.
But I go back on May 27th, which is only a few days away from my June 1st challenge weigh in, lose 20 lbs by June 1st, so I will know how I am going to do in that challenge ahead of time.
Good Luck to all and to all my friends who sent well wishes, Thank you.....

  
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BRAVEONE92 4/23/2010 10:48PM

    Val, I think that is fantastic! Congratulations. I am proud of you.

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BREEZY-LOU 4/22/2010 8:18PM

    9lbs is fantastic. I haven't lost 9lbs since I had my last baby! Good job!

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BUGGYS 4/22/2010 7:34PM

    Good for you...I always dread going to see my doc, too and know she is only out for my health and not to slam me...she seems to know what to say to me and I feel okay when I am with her but as I am driving home, I feel so bad because I didn't lose the weight she wanted me to...this time I will...approval from our doctors do mean alot! emoticon

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PCASAS4802 4/22/2010 6:26PM

    Saw your blog on my friend feed and thought I'd check it out. Congrats on the weight loss. Nine pounds is nothing to sneeze at. Keep up the good work! Glad your appointment went well - I get nervous going to the doctor. They always say that those in the medical field make the worst patients, and in my case, I guess it's true. I'm working on changing that, though! Again, congrats!!!!! emoticon

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DEKEKIM1 4/22/2010 6:01PM

    Yeah! I'm so glad it went well. I know how you were dreading it! Way to take care of yourself!!!

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GAILRUU 4/22/2010 4:09PM

    It is always nice to hear encouragement from our doctors!

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MUFFINSKI 4/22/2010 3:50PM

    Hooray for good news! Wow! Amazing how a bit of approval from our doctors can really spark up some fresh motivation! Keep going strong, I am hopful for you!

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JAMIEW3700 4/22/2010 3:44PM

    Thanks for the comment on my sparkpage. I dont think the skin surgeries are covered here either:( I live in ontario, canada. THe funny thing is that for those that are `100 lbs overweight and have the gastric bypass (which is covered) they also get the skin surgery covered; everyone else has to pay; a friend of mine just paid about $8000 for a total body lift!!

No doubt I`ll need drastic skin surgery,, my arms are sagging beyond belief. I knew it wouldnt be pretty but i am horrified at what 60lbs has done!
LOoks like you are doing great, keep it up!!

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my kingdom for a sledgehammer

Saturday, April 03, 2010

this morning, I would have given my kingdom for a sledgehammer, yes, to bust my scale to bits....I had been so overly excited the last few days, I was actually seeing the numbers go down for a change, I was thinking, wow when I go back to the doc next week, he is gonna be glad and not chew me out for a change....WRONGGGGGG....I got on there this morning and the numbers were up, and even higher than u could think, now, something has to be wrong, yes, I am gonna buy a new scale today, but, there is no way I gained back 3 to 4 lbs in one day....sure I drank pepsi and had a wendys frosty yesterday, but, is that 3 to 4 lbs on the scale? Had I really lost any weight to begin with and my scale was just wrong with the lower numbers, this is really bugging me and I am just sick of the whole thing.

  
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TREEBELLA 4/5/2010 3:38PM

    Could always be muscle gain? Lots of people put on a little weight before losing it. Its one of the reasons I don't weigh myself anymore. Watching progress through my clothes instead for now.

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MICKEYD4 4/3/2010 6:55PM

    emoticon,but you will have to cut back on those pepsi, trust me i use to drink 4 at work and two at home.,at the beginning of the year, i said i was gonna stop drinking them for one month, and i did. and i feel so much better.

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sick sick sick

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well I did get sick and boy have I felt like I was at deaths door. I havent been able to eat anything for 2 days, except soup and that made me sick and jello and creamsicles...gatorade and 7 up in small quantities.
I dont know exactly what I have.
Could be the flu, I am not sneezing or coughing or congested,
it is all my stomach, pains and just an overall feeling of grossness and I yawn all day but cant sleep.
My stomach hurts with each sip of gatorade, so I dare not drink plain water. No solids...and what is making the most angry is that tomorrow its supposed to be a beautiful day here. I just hope I at least feel like sitting outside on the front porch.

  
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BRAVEONE92 4/1/2010 8:59AM

    I'm sorry Val that you are so sick. It sounds like a stomach virus. I think I would about as soon to have anything else, than this. I think what you have, is one of the most miserable sicknesses. I sympathize with you.

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legends of the fall

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The time of year is changing, for some reason this time of year, autumn, makes me feel great, maybe its because I hattttte the heat with a passion, or maybe its football, maybe its cause the kids are back in school, even though I dont have any at home to send to school....dont know for sure what it is, but each year with the fall, I begin to feel like its time for a change.
I know most people feel this way with spring.
But there is one thing about fall that is especially trying for me, its the food, chili and hot dogs at ball games and pots of thick homemade soups.
Fall brings with it the beginnings of comfort food.
I have already made chili once.
Yesterday I went outside earlier than usual with my dog, around 7am, I was up to see the school buses go by, and I couldnt believe that I got a chill,
It was around 50 degrees and I loved it!!!
This for me is walking weather and as we say here "good sleepin' weather"
I hope everyone is enjoying the last rays of summer sunshine and that everyone, myself included, can control themselves over the Labor Day weekend, dont be tempted by too many hotdogs, or cans of cola....
I look forward to just enjoying the cooler weather.

  
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WELLNESSME09 9/1/2009 11:09AM

    Fall weather , OH yea!!! sure is the best for walking. Hot and humid weather has never been my thing.
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JERSEYGIRL0827 9/1/2009 11:01AM

    I am so with you on fall!! I absolutely love it. I feel renewed and confident and just revitalized! I know they make some low calorie versions of chili and other soups. If you cant find any on sparkrecipes.com I would look into the COok Yourself Thin Cookbook! I know they have some! Good luck and stay warm! emoticon

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are they being truthful???

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I am writing this to comment on some of the tv shows I watch where there are claims of weight loss, now some of them I do believe work, for some people.
I am sure there are some people out there who have ordered something off of a late night infor mercial and its actually worked for them.
For others maybe not.
But here is my real question....are the claims these people make actually true. I am sure some people lose weight and go down in clothing size, but, recently on some show I was watching this woman was talking about how she had lost 42lbs and had gone from a size 22 to a size 4....
I was like "say whuuutttt????"
42 lbs? and she dropped 18 sizes????
Was it all true? Maybe she did drop that much weight...but was she really a size 22 to start with, and was she an actual size 4 at the end.
I know people who have lost that much weight, myself, not included at this point...but even a man I know who has lost around 30 lbs only went from a size 38 waist to a size 34...
I think sometimes they cook their numbers to make us all think that could be us, and maybe it could be us,
But at this point, being a size 22 myself, I cant even imagine losing 42 lbs and being a size 4....
I guess some would argue different body types, weight lost in different body areas, etc.
But for me, I think if I lost 42 lbs, remembering where I was 42lbs ago, I would most likely be around a size 18, possibly a 16 if I were extremely lucky and could actually lose flab.
Well, good luck to everyone.

  
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ALLFORONE2009 8/27/2009 4:07PM

    Your gut is dead on the money. The body looses a "dress" size about every 10lbs. That is a rough estimate - but has been accurate over time (I'm a seamstress). So no - there is no way 42 lbs took her to a size 4 - but it DID take her to a size 12 -16 perhaps.

My philosophy has been that everything works if YOU work it! You have to eat well and exercise. It all breaks down to that.

I am a HUGE fan of Tony Horton (beach body - 90x) and have done some amazing work with those videos personally - but I had to DO the work to GET the results :) funny how that works.

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MRSMELVIN1 8/27/2009 4:04PM

    If nothing else they are good for a good laugh.

Sad part is that people believe them. Do you ever feel like shouting "Sparkspeople.com" at the TV?

Nancy

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