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Weighed in for 90 day challenge at LifeTime Fitness today....

Saturday, February 04, 2012

So my new weights will include about 2-1/2 lb of clothing.

I got checked in by a gal I know cause I work with her mother and her husband. She was very nice and I briefly went over all my health issues and problems with losing and gaining weight.

She thought I may have food allergies and I agree and scheduled a metabolic blood test with results for the 25 most common food allergens. I know I am allergic to cottonseed oil (tested back when I was 18) but that is not a common allergy. It may be an inherited allergy as my daughter has recently discovered why she has problems eating certain foods at Greek restaurants (they stretch the olive oil with cottonseed oil) so that explains why she is unable to eat Greek salads and some other items at those ethnic restaurants.

Steph, my check-in person, found it interesting that when I did lose weight I noticed the weeks when I ate beef I had trouble losing weight but when I avoided beef and had mostly fish I found it much easier to lose weight. She said quite a few people are allergic to eggs and chicken. It will be nice to know if I am allergic to wheat or any of the other common allergens. That bloodwork will be done at a clinic owned by my healthcare company and I will get an hour consultation to go over the results with the dietician at the gym. It costs a little over $300 but I think it will be worth it, especially if I find out some food to avoid and that should help me lose weight, also.

We have been having unseasonably warm weather lately and I feel like I am having my usual spring allergies with a sensitivity to molds and whatever is in the air in the spring. I have been stuffed up and also have a runny nose and a slight cough. This also makes me feel somewhat sluggish and I have been sleeping a lot lately, about 10 to 11 hours a night. emoticon emoticon And sneezing a lot, too!!!

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MSLZZY 2/5/2012 6:42PM

    Good luck! HUGS!

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ARTJAC 2/4/2012 9:37PM

    look foward to hearing about the results of your tests take care

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SUSIEPH1 2/4/2012 8:01PM

    Will look forward to hearing what you are allergic too ! I can't eat much meat ... much better with fish too .. also quite a few others foods too ..
Hope your seasonal allergies pass soon ! .
Hugs Susie

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A bit of a scare with flashing lights and floaters in one eye...

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I had an eye exam and checked out okay but, of course, had to read up on the internet about this condition.

My eye doctor said at this point it is just part of the natural aging process (thanks alot!).

He said to get checked again if I get a lot of the floaters (I had one that was ring-shaped, called a Weiss ring floater, and those come from the back of the eye). If there alot of these ring floaters it could produce a tear (or be a sign of a tear?) ... I am a but confused about the process, but I promised to return right away if I was having more severe problems.

I read that 10% of people with Weiss ring floaters get retinal tears and 50% of people who get retinal tears get retinal detachment which is difficult to treat and sometimes causes irreversible blindness.

So I will just "keep an eye" on my eyes and follow-up with any changes that happen.

I worry about my eyes as both my older sisters were legally blind when they died.

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ARTJAC 2/1/2012 10:33PM

    sorry to hear about your eyes

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MSLZZY 2/1/2012 10:05PM

    I didn't know this so thanks for sharing. I hope you have
no other episodes of this. HUGS!

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    thank you for an education, you shared something for all of us to think about. hopes that you dont get any more problems with your eyes

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CTUPTON 2/1/2012 9:24PM

    You are the second person in 3 days to mention this. My friend waited from Fri. to Mon. to go to the eye doctor and he chewed her out. Luckily, hers was not a big cause for concern but if the retina was detached, she would have the same symptoms. I am happy for you that it will be OK. Getting older is not for the faint-hearted! chris

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SUSIEPH1 2/1/2012 8:25PM

    Sorry to hear about this .. Hope you can get this sorted !!

hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/1/2012 6:50PM

    Oh my! Sorry to hear about that! Wishing you the best.

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Healthy salad for lunch (I made it myself)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Romaine, avocado, red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, 9 small olives, 1 large cucumber. Dressing about 3 tb superfruit berry vinaigrette (made with olive oil).

I did not count the calories.

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ARTJAC 2/1/2012 1:50AM


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MSLZZY 1/31/2012 2:55PM

    Did you save some for me? LOL! Sounds delicious!

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PICKIE98 1/31/2012 1:51PM

    Ooooh!! that Does sound yummy!! I have blueberry dressing now..

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SUSIEPH1 1/31/2012 1:01PM

    sounds good and healthy!!
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And another thing...decimals and fractions and the food tracker

Monday, January 30, 2012

I remember most of my fractions vs decimals but I have heard complaints with difficulties figuring these out with the food tracker.
To help here are some that I use a lot:
Perhaps you could make a list of these and tape them to your computer screen if this is a problem for you:

1/2 = .5
1/4 = .25
1/3 = .33
1/8 = .125
1/10 = .10

Hope this is useful for the mathematically challenged...(me included).

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TEDDYTEDDY 1/30/2012 12:51PM

    My brain is more in tune with words and not numbers....

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MSLZZY 1/30/2012 10:20AM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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NANCYRUBIO 1/30/2012 8:01AM

    Well your table is correct--it is easy to keep in our brains or isn't your brain interested?

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Complaint dept at work...they blocked SparkPeople blogs and nutrition...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

When I couldn't read the blogs I was bummed...But they fixed it so I definitely will have to carry a notepad with me for my nutrition tracking as that is totally blocked.

I work for a healthcare company and I think I will make a complaint to the IS people as this is ridiculous.

I wonder if the point counting for Weight Watchers is blocked, also. I cannot check that as I am no longer a participant on Weight Watchers. But when I was it was convenient to keep track of my points during the day so I wouldn't go over my allotted points.

I could use my email to write myself notes each time I eat something and put into my SparkPeople nutrition when I get home in the evening. Otherwise, a notepad might be the best way to keep myself "honest."
emoticon ARGGGH!!!

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YJNANA 1/31/2012 4:31PM

    Its a Free Site, and why a Company would BAN it is beyond me.
I think if its on Your Time, and not Company time, it shouldn't matter.

I have a notebook to journal my food through the day, I too am doing WW

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ANNEBURNELL 1/31/2012 3:00PM

    Hello all,

This seems a good time to remind and reiterate the importance of journaling our moments, our days and our lives. Not only is it important to think about our goals, our progress, our hopes and our fears, it is imperative that we WRITE them down.

What if you wrote down your nutritional activity in the same book? The problem with electronic data input is that referencing the information can be troublesome. Imagine if you typed in you childhood diary entries? Would re-reading have the same impact? Teach the same lesson?

I don't know.... what do you think?

In good health,
Anne Burnell

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RUFFESS47 1/29/2012 7:02PM

    I may be old fashioned but when I worked there was no time or place for personal stuff.
Anything like that had to be in writting with 3 weeks notice for the rosters.

Are you doing this in your time or your working time.
I am sure you could update this in your lunch time.

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SUSIEPH1 1/29/2012 5:24PM

    I always use a ledger ...
I carry it with me all the time !!
Even when I am at home everything gets into my ledger first !.
Hugs emoticon

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    If you can access a google homepage, you can get the sparkpeople app there, else if your phone is android or an iphone there's also the spark people app for those as well. When I'm at a jobsite I have to either write things down via notebook, plan ahead, or use the spark people app on my phone (if I have time, lol).

It sucks that they blocked it!

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MSLZZY 1/29/2012 2:22PM

    That's got to hurt! How lame!

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