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i could use a little patience

Friday, December 13, 2013

I was sitting here, waiting, very impatiently.
And it led me to think about how impatient I can really be.
For one, waiting for my vitamin d to increase, I know its going to be months before it raises enough to make any difference.
Waiting for the cold weather to go away, it seems I can no longer tolerate the cold. Walking for me is next to impossible. But not totally impossible. I just hate the cold so much.
Waiting to see the numbers on the scale moving downward again.
At this moment, waiting to hear from a lady about buying some items I have for sale.
It has been 20 minutes since she messaged me and I messaged her back, no response.
I hate that.
I am feeling a little better about one thing, getting my home a little closer to being organized.
I sold almost all of my "fat" clothes.
I sold a bike, and some boots, and some books, and right now, pending a sale on a cabinet.
I am ready to walk out the door, I have errands to run. I need to pick up wrapping paper and get the rest of my gifts wrapped and put away.
But, still I wait.
I will give her until 2pm then I am gone.
It is so cold, as I stated, I hate it, despise it. I could never ever live in Alaska or Canada or any other cold place.
I need heat, and sunlight and soon.
Have decided to start trying to cut back on my caffeine, I do NOT drink soda of any kind whatsoever, but have replaced it with coffee.
I am going to start cutting back to a few cups a week instead of a few cups a day.
I don't know if really does play a role in vitamin d absorption, but just in case, I want to do whatever I can to increase my D.
I have been put back on the high dose pill and I am going to do everything I can to get this lined out and get my weight and exercise back on track.

  
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THROOPER62 12/17/2013 9:08AM

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CATLADY52 12/13/2013 6:06PM

    emoticon but it does help to stop and wait a moment before you go out the door. emoticon

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DIETROCKSTAR 12/13/2013 3:12PM

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You sound so motivated and so organized! I know all of it going to happen!!

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and battles i had won.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Had my doctors appointment, wasn't too disappointed, nor surprised by my weight.
Its about the same, same old same old same.
So, she put me on the 50,000iu of vitamin d, once a week for 2 months, then I will go back to her, and I am to take my d3 daily, I am currently taking 7,000iu.
Eating lots of tuna, salmon, mushrooms, drinking way too much milk and fortified orange juice.
And getting whatever sunshine I can manage.
Going to give the tanning bed a try, it might not add too much to my vitamin d, but it might lift my spirits some.

It is so bitter cold here, my car doors have frozen shut two days in a row.
I got out of the doctors office and went to do a little shopping, LITTLE being the word, I was just too tired, I have no energy, the doctor says the low D might be causing it, but I think its a combo of the foods I have been eating, and the cold.

On a happy note, today I sold an armload of my fat clothes, for 75.00 bucks, yeahhhh.
Some of them clothes had been hanging in the closet for several years, a few still had the tags on them.
Now, I am NOT going shopping for fat clothes. I am going to buckle down and soon, I hope to be shopping little by little for littler clothes!!!
Maybe they wont be LITTLE but they will be smaller than now.
These obstacles and tests thrown in my path, will not deter me.
My best friend, SM, often asks me how my walking is coming along, encourages me to walk, offers to come with me and does sometimes.

I heard this song yesterday and it made me think of him, what hes been thru the last 2 years, and how the events in his life, and events in my sons life, also helped shape events in my own life. I sent him these lyrics and told him this was meant for him, as he has walked thru fire and survived, he said the song was meant for me, lol, I guess we really are two peas in a pod. He is my best friend, none has had a friend as he has been to me.
I think people are drawn to others for a reason, he tells me all the time had I not been there to write him letters and visit him when he was going thru his time in jail and his trial, he might not have had the strength and courage to carry on, he sees me as a positive motivator and I was motivated to get healthy and save my life, in order to be there for him, my son, my family and myself.
How I took a look at the pain they were going thru and the hard battles they were fighting and made me want to fight hard too.
I can conquer all these battles. I will win.
I have warriors at my side.
I think as narcissistic as it sounds, WE are OUR OWN TRUE LOVES.


And as you walk through death's dark veil
the cannon's thunder can't prevail
And those who hunt thee down will fail
and you will be my ain true love
and you will be my ain true love


  


a thru z, lets start with d

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tomorrow I go back to the doctor and am going to seriously have to find out what is causing my low vitamin d and how to change that.
Then I am going to the tanning bed, walking if its warm enough and maybe even if it isnt!!
Then finishing up some shopping and get home to a warm house.
The new year is so close now, and I have big big plans for this one.
Yeah yeah, I know, we all say it, I am gonna lose weight this year.
Well by golly I lost weight last year, and I am ready to get back to it.
Maybe evenly numbered years are better for me.
LOL.
But I do plan to get my goals lined out.
I plan to private journal more, maybe even go back into counseling to work through issues that plague me, but even those are lifting, going farther away from my mind each day.
I really need to focus on my physical health, eating right and taking my vitamins and working out.
These are my goals.
They arent very well organized just yet, but I plan to sit down and get everything lined out and figure out where to begin, AGAIN!!!
I think getting my vitamin d lined out and finding out why it is so low, again, and finding out what to do to get it back up to a much higher number, is the best place to start.
Vitamin d plays a role in so many areas, kidneys, skin, bone.
Time for me to take better care of myself.

  
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ADARKARA 12/12/2013 12:24PM

    I had critically low vit d a few years ago. Doc put me on prescription strength vit d for 12 weeks, and now I take 5,000 IU a day plus use a happy light in the winter. Hope you can get it worked out!

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CAPECODBABE 12/12/2013 10:51AM

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MELISSIMAUS 12/12/2013 9:55AM

    Good luck with getting that Vitamin D issue pinned down. You're right, it's important! I hope that you're able to find an answer.

I think 2014 is going to be a great and healthy year.

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hold the nog, please

Friday, December 06, 2013

Feeling down, but determined today. Got on the scale, against my better judgement and while I havent gained, I havent lost either.
Then I got to thinking, Jan 7th, the day before I broke my foot, I took a pic of me on the scale, It was a day of victory and celebration, as I was down a full 70 lbs from where I had started.
Now, I am only down 56 pounds, I have gained, in 11 months, a full 14 pounds this year.
No loss, so I was determined to lose that, or as much as I could, before next Jan 7th, which is a month away.
Under normal circumstances, losing 14 pounds would be hard for me in a month, but this is the month of cookies and candy and stopping off to eat after shopping, and turkey and dressing and ambrosias galore!!!! oh and of nog and rum drinks and candies made of peanut butter and bourbon!!!
And while I can refrain from over indulging in any of these, I cant guarantee I wont sample.
So, I know, or at least realistically I anticipate, going into 2014 heavier than I went into 2013!!!!
This angers me to the point, that I know I have to buckle down and get serious, again.
I have to do this.
There IS NO OTHER CHOICE!!!
Last night, I replayed in my head the visit to the surgeons office over a year ago and how I was determined when I walked out of her office that I would never return, I would never undergo lap band or bypass for weight loss!!!
And I worked my butt off, literally, my butt is alot smaller.
But I cant seem to lose with that same commitment, I cant seem to find my way back to that place.
So, the best I can do is watch my every bite, walk as much as I can, lift weights, use the bands, and workout at home as much as I can, because today, its in the 30s and pouring rain, pouring, literally, wet wet and wetter!!!
I can only do the best I can and just see where I am when the new year rings in, hopefully it will be alot closer to NORMAL.
Wherever that is.
2014 is going to be a year of renewal, renewal of hard work and commitment.

  
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DIETROCKSTAR 12/7/2013 10:51PM

    I also thought about a lap band. My doc sent me to a nutritionist and we had a long talk. So many people who get that surgery wind up heavy again. Better to learn new coping skills and ways to live because getting the surgery just puts off the inevitable, that you will have to make changes to keep weight off.


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PRINCESS_SOFI 12/6/2013 11:04AM

    Whatever you do, don't get the lap band or bypass. That will mess up your stomach for life.

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JANET552 12/6/2013 10:27AM

    Fake it till you make it. Sometimes motivation seems hard to come by but if you keep at it, you'll meet up again. Good luck!!

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the tree and the dragonfly

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Got my tree up, and then cleaned up the mess, mostly. Have done alot of my wrapping as well. Still have a few gifts to get, hopefully if the weather doesnt turn too bad, this weekend that will wrap it up for me.
Its raining here now, they say its only going to get wetter and colder.
So, I guess that means no walk, my foot has been bugging me a little the last few days, maybe its the colder wet weather.
Will find out if my vitamin d has gone up or down, I am betting down.
So, the bike is out of the living room and in the storage bedroom, so for the next few weeks, its walking and weights.
I just hope I can make it thru the shopping and holidays without over indulging in snack and sweets.
Keep me in line Spark friends!!!
A few pics of my ornaments and tree, my newest one, the pink dragonfly.
Someone asked me tonight what is it with me and dragonflies, so, I was reading that the dragonfly is a symbol for change, renewal, emotional growth, because the dragonfly spends so much of its life just growing and then only gets to fly for a short time of its life, it makes the most of its time and it sees so much, because 80 percent of its brain is used for sight.
So, to me, its about my finally seeing myself, finally seeing whats important, finally deciding to make the most of my life, and live. And the renewal, my broken foot, getting back to walking, healing, that is growth and renewal of my self. Pink, just cause I love the color pink.


  
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