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1.1 lb weight gain and happy about it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I actually am trying to lose weight but after my sudden increase of 9 lbs and then fast loss of over 6 lb in less than 3 days I am happy my new weight today is only 1.1 lb MORE than my last recorded weight on SparkPeople. I think my true weight today (I think I am down to dry weight without excess fluid retention as my clothes are feeling less tight) is what the scale said this morning, 237.7 and I am on my way to my goal of a 5 lb weight loss from Oct 12th to Nov 12th which is 234. It is a reasonable goal, I believe, and I am putting my food intake and exercise on my spark page. Had a hearty breakfast and am going to try smaller meals with snacks in between meals to stave off the sudden hunger that has been a problem for me, especially when driving home from work and wanting to stop off for ice cream.

Any suggestions from anyone are welcome and of course I won't take it with a grain of salt as I am on a low sodium diet.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 10/17/2009 2:09PM

    You have the right attitude. emoticon

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FITKAT2010 10/17/2009 10:39AM

    So happy for your weight loss!

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EILAROSE1 10/17/2009 9:52AM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!

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SKEPCHICK 10/17/2009 9:22AM

  Hang in there and remember that it's your weight, not a measure of your self-worth. And never forget that hey, this is hard, and no one does it overnight. Unless they do something too drastic to contemplate.

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SHYBABE5700 10/17/2009 9:13AM

    You should be proud of youself. every once or pound's off is a plus for us. keep up the good work emoticon

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Setting a reasonable goal of losing 5 lb per month....

Friday, October 16, 2009

I have decided since having a goal of trying to lose 10 lbs per month (which I did for 5 months when I first started a diet program four years ago, by practically starving myself) and then regaining half of what I lost altogether (100 at one point) when I "went off" the program, I will set myself a more reasonable gradual goal of losing 5 lb per month and only look at 3 months at a time but if I continue on (which I will), 5 lb per month is 60 lb in a year which is a great improvement over what I have done the past year (which is actually gained weight). I know my arthritis symptoms will improve and I will feel better overall... So what am I waiting for? Nothing...today is the first day, blah, blah, blah...you know the drill...... emoticon

  
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SQUIRTZIE 10/16/2009 8:20PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

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KEENTINA 10/16/2009 6:05PM

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It's like a babystep - attainable and not so frustrating!

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MARCHMAID 10/16/2009 9:47AM

    Seems reasonable for you. Keep on keeping on.

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MERECK17 10/16/2009 7:14AM

    I like mini goals too. And if you do better than you're mini goal it just makes it feel that much better. Really helps the motivation! emoticon

Keep up the good work. Remember, it's your life you're changing. It's worth it!

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GOING2LSEITNOW 10/16/2009 6:31AM

    That is what I did this time around. I set more mini goals that I knew I could finish and so far so good. Stick with it . emoticon

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Can't weigh until I am back on diuretic....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is day 2 without my diuretic...thought I picked it up from pharmacy yesterday and here they filled the wrong prescription. I refuse to weigh until I have been on the diuretic for at least 2 days. I know the scale will show an increase in weight and with the recent downward trend I don't want to record that. I just had a dose of vinegar (home rememdy for water retention that I think actually works) and I will continue to watch the sodium and calorie intake. Also am going swimming today and will continue to track the sodium, calories and exercise. Gotta stay upbeat....did get a good night's sleep which will help everything....

  
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SQUIRTZIE 10/15/2009 9:55PM

    I think that is a good idea to stay off the scale. When I am not doing a challenge I only weight about once a month.

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/15/2009 3:07PM

    I do "shooters" of vinegar, usually 2 to 3 or even 4 ounces of organic Bragg vinegar "with the mother." It does not taste good...I could put it on my salad instead....hmmmmmm maybe tomorrow

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MSWEEZER 10/15/2009 1:25PM

    I have a friend that drinks 1 tablespoon of pure apple vinegar diluted in a 1/4 cup of water daily. She swears by it for breakouts and itchy skin that she will scratch till she bleeds. It has kept it under control. Tastes terrible she says but it has worked wonders.

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MATTRIXMSP 10/15/2009 8:28AM

    How much vinegar do you take for dosing?


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MSLZZY 10/15/2009 7:17AM

    I wouldn't have thought of vinegar. Stay positive and have a good time swimming! I'd love to join you!

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Water, water.....loss: 6.4 lb weight loss in 3.5 days..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Amazing. Watching sodium actually works...and watching total intake, too. I am amazed and hopeful my new scale is telling "The Truth." emoticon I am not restricting water as that can be counterproductive in this effort....I read that drinking lots of water can help flush out the excess sodium. Gonna go drink some water this morning before I drink my coffee....

BTW I am up at 3:30 this morning in order to take daughter to airport....then off to work early to make up an hour I missed when I went to doctor on Monday.... what a schedule!!!
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NALA78 10/14/2009 11:41AM

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CMHEIN 10/14/2009 10:38AM

    Good job!

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Hugs Debbie

Keep up the good work!

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MSLZZY 10/14/2009 8:07AM

    No wonder they say water is good for you! WTG!

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Getting to my "dry weight" --- watching sodium intake and calories

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I bought a new scale a few days ago. First weight was 243....it is on a downward trend as I think I am losing some excess fluid that made my ankles puffy and my pants tight. Of course, I probably have gained some "real" weight lately, too.

This morning I was excited cause I weighed in at 237.9. Wow, a 5.1 lb loss in only 2-1/2 days. I am sure when I get to my "dry weight" things will slow down but I am pleased.

Yesterday I tracked everything I ate and noticed that sodium was about 2000 which is way too much for me. I try to stay between 1000 and 1500 because of my extreme sensitivity to sodium. The best way to keep the sodium low is to check each food item for sodium content BEFORE eating it. One day last week I had 5 jumbo shrimp and 1 cup of cottage cheese for lunch and the next day was when I had the major retention. Guess those are not good choices in a low sodium diet....

  
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KAT7457 10/13/2009 5:18PM

    wow nice weight loss keep going. hugs

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MARCHMAID 10/13/2009 10:35AM

    Sounds as if paying attention to detail is paying off! Good going!

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/13/2009 10:01AM

    I used to make my own cottage cheese using powdered milk and have thought of trying it again but before I do (in effort to have low sodium cottage cheese) I will have to check how much sodium is in the powdered milk cause it might not be worth the effort...

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MSLZZY 10/13/2009 6:45AM

    It is amazing how much sodium is contained in the foods we eat. I try to reduce sodium intake but there is the natural sodium to consider as well. WTG! 5.1# still counts! emoticon

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