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Saw orthopod and had good report...just gotta work on my exercises....

Monday, October 12, 2009

First of all my knee replacement is doing great and there is no sign of infection....hurray!!!!

I also had x-rays of neck because of pain at work when on computer....I have arthritis in entire neck with bone spurs...but the good news is there is no apparent nerve impingement. I was told to exercise and build up the muscles that hold up my head and provide neck motion. I know from the past that if I re-lose the weight I have regained my neck, back and legs will be much better so I have many reasons to get serious about a weight loss program and an exercise program.... I know my head is heavier than it was before and that will also help when I am working on the computer because it will be easier to keep my posture which I noticed has been slumping lately..... so many things to think about..... so many things are interconnected and I opted out of physical therapy cause I pretty much know what exercises to do, just gotta do them. Perhaps writing down an exercise program would be helpful so I really work on the areas that are in need of "special attention." Neck, back, knees, quads, calves, ankles.... anything else? How about the whole darn body.... got my work cut out for me.... if I want to feel better.... and I do.... emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/12/2009 10:35PM

    The ankle bone's connected to the ... and so on! Sounds like you need a whole body tune-up! Been there, done that! Just hurt one thing, baby it along and the rest of the body all cries for
attention! Drat! I wish the body parts would just keep the whining down LOL!
Hang in there and do the best you can but just do! I know you can! emoticon

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 10/12/2009 6:18PM

    Glad you had good news from the doctor. I have my strength training exercises written on an index card for each day of the wk and just pull the one i need our every day. That way I won't forget what I did even if it takes me all day to do them.

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KAT7457 10/12/2009 5:40PM

    Teddy happy for you that you got great news from the dr. do your exercises even if you split them up during the day. good job. hugs

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New scale confirms suspicions of 9 lb wt gain!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So now I have to face the fact...that I have gained more weight. I thought my clothes were awfully tight. My scale was off by 9 lb and not the good way.....This is serious and I am upset about it....Yesterday morning when dressing none of my slacks fit.....size 16 and larger..... so I decided to buy a new scale (I had it zeroed at -5 lbs and it still was wrong.... and that scale is about one year old....I kept thinking my doctor's scale was wrong but now I think it was right afterall....I am glad I decided to buy a new scale instead of new clothes....I just have to find the ones that have plenty of elastic and some extra room until I lose at least 10 lbs.

This a.m. I weighed in at 239.0 (at 7:00 a.m.) it's a Weight Watchers scale which someone on SparkPeople recommended awhile back when I had suspicions my scale wasn't accurate).

Now I really need to start writing down all the food I am eating and quit pretending.....apparently I have been eating way too much....

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/11/2009 5:09PM

    Bummer I hate the scale but am addited to weighing myself

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/11/2009 9:07AM

    First weigh in on the new scale last night before I went to bed was 243... this morning it was 239.0.... I will continue to weigh a maximum of once a day, in the morning, thank you very much.... emoticon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/11/2009 8:54AM

    Back again
One of my teams asks for a poem and thinking of you here is my poem

Who's the boss of my weight loss
Just the thought of my scale makes me feel pale
A weight gain will make me fail and how I wail
But a weight loss will make me a happy chappy.

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/11/2009 8:36AM

    I haven't lost any weight either but my clothes are looser. I have promised myself NO new clothes until I loose weight. They are a reward for my weight loss.
I got rid of my scale a while back and use another persons who has gone away. Just hoping

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TORNADO40 10/11/2009 7:52AM

    Those doses of reality stink! I finally bought a new scale, too. Now I can't fool myself any longer.

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LOVETOPLAY2 10/11/2009 7:41AM

    The same thing happened to me, only mine was off by 4lb. Well I'm still waiting to catch up with my old scale. This new digital scale and I do NOT get along very well. emoticon

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KATHYMB 10/11/2009 7:36AM

    Now you know and you can recommit. I know I've fallen but continue to come back. You're worth it! What are your plans for today? emoticon emoticon

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MSWEEZER 10/11/2009 6:58AM

    So sorry to hear but do start writing and keeping track. You are worth it but don't continue to beat yourself up. I note you've been under a lot of pressure as of late and well, it doesn't help. But a suggestion. When you're feeling bad, take a walk, meditate, journal. Something other than snacking to get thru that moment. Spark - write a note to one of your friends here and chat a bit, vent a bit. Take care of YOU!

Hope your day is brighter than yesterday. emoticon

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SQUIRTZIE 10/11/2009 3:30AM

    That really stinks. I hate scales. If I am not doing a challenge I only weigh myself once a month. I prefer to go by the way my clothes fit. That is much better.

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LUCKYLADY777 10/11/2009 3:15AM

    I was wondering if you hit the old scale with a hammer or if you dug a really deep hole and buried it. Mean 'ol scale ! That sucks ! emoticon

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AEOLIUS 10/11/2009 3:07AM

    bummer about the scale! emoticon

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Saturday night special blog....a hungry girl book....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I wanted to get the Hungry Girl book at the library but there is a waiting list, so I broke down and bought it at Barnes & Noble. I am now eating homemade brownies from a recipe there in. I think I love the Hungry Girl book.... I can't remember the last time I ate a brownie and they are actually quite good. The recipe is easy : one pkg of devils food cake mix and 1 can of plain pumpkin. Stir together and bake at 400 degrees in a muffin tin (12 cupcake size) that is sprayed with oil for 20 minutes. That's it. They taste more like a chocolate cupcake but are very moist and satisfying. The recipe claims they are "only" 181 calories. I figured out the actual calories is close to 200 but still they seem "worth it" to have a nice bakery item with a known quantity of calories.....

I'm glad I splurged and bought the book and a new scale....

I am trying to turn over a new leaf.....

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CHATERJOY 10/11/2009 10:08AM

    Hi....that was the first HG recipe I tried too...and I love them. I used the Reduced Calorie Cake Mix when I make them and they come out great. Welcome to HG. emoticon

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POMLADY1 10/11/2009 1:25AM

    I love the Hungry Girl Cookbooks. They have great recipes and actually taste good. You can do it. One step at a time.

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COURAGETOMOVE 10/11/2009 12:14AM

    I just LOVE hungry girl. Hope you enjoy making many more recipes from the book.

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BRIAN36 10/10/2009 10:28PM

    I'm guessing this is the 200 under 200 HG book? Walmart's supposed to have it for $10 but the one closest to me doesn't have it. May have to order it from Amazon.

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MSLZZY 10/10/2009 10:03PM

    I've made these by substituting my frozen sunshine squash. They are delicious!

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MERRYMARY42 10/10/2009 8:54PM

    sounds real good, I have about given up on cakes and cookies, but once in awhile, I splurge, and it maybe that I can splurge without the guilt huh? I will give it a try

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THENEWJOSIE2 10/10/2009 8:51PM

    They sound good!! I might have to get the book, too!! Thanks for sharing!!

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MSWEEZER 10/10/2009 8:49PM

    Oh yes, they are yummy. Another one that is good is a boxed spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Moist and yummy too!

A new leaf is good and taking it slow and easy is the way to win the race.

Good Luck!

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SCIFIREADER 10/10/2009 8:43PM

    Sounds good and simple to make. May have to check out the book. Good luck to you and take it one day at a time

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I stand corrected...it is "pie in the sky"....

Friday, October 09, 2009

The internet is great...I found out the origins of the expression "pie in the sky," and I blogged this morning thinking it was "pi in the sky."

Anyhow it is from a song long ago that criticized the Salvation Army and the expression "pie in the sky" referred to getting your reward in heaven.....

Well, I said I wasn't making any pi in the sky plans....and dieting is about the here and now and hopefully making the here and now lasting longer as we will be healthier (we hope).

I am not making any lofty plans and diagrams of exactly how much I will weigh in a certain amount of time because becoming healthier is doing things one day at a time and I think keeping my sights down to earth will help me to "stay grounded" and concentrate on each day and each minute of the day instead of "next year" or whenever I become the "perfect weight." For now, I know I feel better from increasing my exercising and I am not going to try to change everything all at once...just work on a few goals and gradually add better habits to get me on the road to being healthier.

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SQUIRTZIE 10/10/2009 7:28PM

    One day at a time is soooo right.

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/10/2009 10:36AM

    one day at at time is great and so is one goal at a time. Too much at once gets us over whelmed and then bam, we do none if it

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11-RENEWAL-20 10/10/2009 7:08AM

    You've got the right idea about how this weight loss thing should be handled, day by day and keep it simple. I suspect that's how we should do with all our problems.
Have a relaxed, peaceful week-end. Sharon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/10/2009 5:26AM

    Maybe a "Beatles" song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" emoticon

To acheive our goals we do need to change so much permantly but one step or 2 at a time is best.

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MSLZZY 10/10/2009 12:08AM

    Stay focused and stay grounded-you got it!

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No pie in the sky today....

Friday, October 09, 2009

I feel a little frazzled but I think the extra exercise I did this week compared to last week is helping my mood and I am feeling more optimistic about getting under 200 lbs in the not too distant future. The scale has been stuck at the same number so long and I know that if I continue to do the same things (eating too much and wrong things and not exercising enough) it will continue to hang around 230 and I definitely don't want it to go higher.

I think the AA philosophy of one day at a time is what will work for me today and I can't make pie in the sky plans at the present time....just gotta keep moving and eating healthy!!!

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MSLZZY 10/9/2009 7:18AM

    One day at a time-AA has it right!

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11-RENEWAL-20 10/9/2009 7:03AM

    Before I have a cup of coffee or eat anything...I make myself drink a glass of water. I often find that the desire for coffee is nothing but thirst and do not want it after having the water. Even if I do eat something after drinking the water; I don't eat as much. We can do this and for our health we must...with health care being so expensive; we need to do all we can for ourselves. Maintaining is as important losing as TOTHEFUTURE mentioned ; keep working at it; you will start to lose again... emoticon Good Luck Sharon

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/9/2009 6:16AM

    I want to loose weight but NOT GAINING is most important emoticon
I have been thinking our overeating is an addiction as I will eat even when I am not hungry like and alcoholic will drink when not thursty emoticon
Keep up SP

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