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Monday, Monday....back to work in 1.5 hours....

Monday, October 26, 2009

I am up at 4:30 this a.m. and ate breakfast (forgot I was supposed to take medicine an hour before eating...that's the thyroid med). After work I am going swimming and really missed swimming on Thursday and Tuesday last week as the pool was closed. I hope my eyes are getting better from the medicated drops. I noticed that the sun bothered them and I had to wear my shades even though it was cloudy over the weekend. Bringing hand sanitizer to work and am concentrating on NOT TOUCHING MY EYES (even though they are itchy and uncomfortable) as this eye infection is very contagious but I don't think I should stay home from work as this could last 10 days or so even with medication.

At least the sinus headache is better and my neck is pretty good this morning, too.

The highlight of my day? Swimming from 5 to 6 p.m. today.....yeah!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/26/2009 9:41PM

    Glad you could get back to swimming! Good luck with the eye drops and meds.

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CRUZINCARIL 10/26/2009 11:34AM

    you sound like youre making great progress in your illnesses...great! and u have a fun event to look forward to after work..swimming!..im jealous...have a great fun day! carole

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NUTRON3 10/26/2009 7:07AM

    Good luck

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Finally down 1.1 lb this morning...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I can't seem to stop myself from weighing myself every morning and for now I will just accept that I am a bit obsessed with the scale. A couple weeks ago when I bought my new scale it said 243 and now it says 36.6 and that is finally down a lb from the place I was stuck for 8 days. Spark pages suggest weighing once a week but right now I am focusing on sodium reduction and getting rid of excess fluid so I don't think once a day is a bad idea. However, I did weigh myself in the evening a few times and that appears to be my "fat" time of day so I won't do that anymore!!! emoticon emoticon

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CRUZINCARIL 10/25/2009 4:10PM

    i also am obsessed with the scale..congrats on the loss! emoticon carole

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/25/2009 2:16PM

    I am obsessed big time weighting myself. Day and night. Oh well its just how I want to do it.

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CHATERJOY 10/25/2009 9:54AM

    Weighing every day makes me crazy too! I don't put myself through that anymore. I weigh once a week...at the same time of day..first thing in the morning before I have eaten and in the nude. haha. That way I know I am comparing apples to apples. I think each person has to do their own thing though and if you feel the need to weigh everyday then go for it! I hope it works out for you. Good luck!

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TEDDYTEDDY 10/25/2009 9:18AM

    I actually do feel a little thinner in the middle and am happy I bought 2 pairs of stretchier pants to wear instead of struggling with the zippers on my too tight pants (I am sure they will feel looser after another 5 lb loss)....

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GABBIE00 10/25/2009 8:18AM

    I only weigh once a week and I hate doing it then.

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MSWEEZER 10/25/2009 8:01AM

    Don't feel bad. I also weight at night and then again in the morning quite often. I always see a 1.5 - 2 lb change just overnight. Weird indeed. Just keep at it and don't stress over it. Seeing that your clothes feel a bit looser is a nice indicator rather than the number on the scale. You'll get there. Keep at it!!


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EXACT same weigh in 8 days and holding..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

And the good news is I have not gained any weight in over a week. Weight still holding at 237.7. Watching calories and sodium and water intake. Saw on The Doctors show that 1 cup of cottage cheese is 800 mg of sodium and there it was on the label, exactly what they said (only the label said 400 mg for 1/2 cup serving). So I whipped it--threw out half of a large carton of cottage cheese and unless I find low sodium cottage cheese (the show said there is such a thing, which I have not seen) I will not buy cottage cheese again, in this lifetime.... I did check the sodium level on my no fat yogurt and that was only 150 mg for a full cup.

I really need to read all the labels more carefully when I am shopping so I don't have to waste food like that. I have read that cottage cheese can be rinsed and drained with a strainer but the residue does not sound very appetizing, does it? emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/24/2009 3:08PM

    No more cottage cheese for me! Thanks for posting ... Susie and Bobby emoticon

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LOVEX3 10/24/2009 11:16AM

    Thanks about the cottage cheese

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KPACILLI 10/24/2009 9:48AM

  Thanks for the advise. Today is my first day down this road so I will make sure I read all labels. emoticon

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    Every day is worth it. Eventually the scale will move.

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EILAROSE1 10/24/2009 9:36AM

    You will be surprised to see how much sodium in in quite a few things especially when you start reading g the contents on the labels

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CHATERJOY 10/24/2009 9:34AM

    emoticon Hang in there!

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MSLZZY 10/24/2009 9:14AM

    Rinsed and drained cottage cheese? Yuck. I'll pass LOL!

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Plateau continues...Did not weigh today...numerous reasons...

Friday, October 23, 2009

First of all I don't feel so hot...have eye infection and sinus headache plus numerous other aches.... The scale has been stuck at the exact same weight past 6 days and since I feel sick and somewhat "water logged" I figure it just is not a good idea. I might revert to every other day or less often weighing for awhile.

I guess this is a plateau and I have to keep watching my intake and not give up (not even thinking about it actually). Since I also am feeling unwell I just am going to make sure I stay within my calorie range and stay well hydrated. I probably will walk around the house for some exercise to keep my knees loosened up as they are achey in the somewhat damp weather we have been having lately.

If I feel better tomorrow I will either go swimming or go for a walk (well bundled up). If the weather is bad I will just walk slowly on the treadmill so my joints don't "gel".... emoticon

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CRUZINCARIL 10/24/2009 12:03PM

    hi! same thing happened to me. when i put all my food in for the day on the spark nutrition page the sodium total was out of site . i say to myself ..what! then going back and seeing the 400 cals for the cottage cheese..the lite kind too! so yeh im not buying that either. i heard an alternative is ricotta. i will look in to that. i dont know how many people have tried that but i have for lasagne but not for eating straight like cottage cheese! so i will try it and save some sodium! by way, dont feel bad cuz my wt is staying the same too!!

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SUSIEPH1 10/23/2009 4:15PM

    So sorry you are not well.
Make some chicken soup with lots of veggies and drink plenty of water, also paracetamol is great for bring down a fever and soothing the aches and pains. great to keep the exercise up with the tready .Hope you are well soon, commiserations Susie and Bobby emoticon

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CRUZINCARIL 10/23/2009 2:04PM

    hi..sorry you arent feeling well. been there done that. u may not feel like eating much or keeping with the diet.just try and drink plenty of fluids and have some soup.just try and keep to the diet as best but the important thing is to get well! emoticon

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BIGT_56 10/23/2009 9:48AM

    Take care of yourself...drink plenty of fluids, get some rest, take some ibuporphen for the aches and pains.
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There is no charge today for that advice from Dr. Terrie.

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BZYBOYSMOM 10/23/2009 9:23AM

    Feel better soon my friend!Get some rest, drink fluids and have some soup. emoticon

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/23/2009 8:51AM

    more rain today, bummer. Take it easy when you are sick, watching your food intake and drinking your water is the best thing until you feel better. Hope you have lots of veggies and fruit around to munch on

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Stuck 6 days at EXACT same weight....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How is this possible? I have stayed exactly at 237.7 lb for 6 days in a row and I think I am doing everything right. I have heard that sometimes when you increase your activity your body holds fluid to help repair muscles. And I have heard (OMG) that weight can increase during this stage, also. The goal is to lose weight but not at the expense of muscles so I will continue to exercise. I have done well this week, swimming almost 2 hours and walking just over an hour since Sunday. I know eventually I will show a loss on that monster scale (it is red and new and I keep wondering if it is wrong, so I reweighed myself with my bathrobe on and, yes, it is accurate)..... sigh emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/22/2009 2:17PM

    I can only hope that when the scale budges, it budges good! Hang in there! I know it is hard but you CAN do this! emoticon

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MOTOMOMOF2 10/22/2009 9:18AM

    I know how you feel, I have been maintianing my calories and gaining 2 lbs every week for a month now. I konw I have not exeercised as much becasue of the weather and my scheduale and mostly menopause is in full swing, so I am just going to mix things up a little and go back to doing WW points for a while. For some reason when I do WW I eat heathier

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EVILKLOWN 10/22/2009 7:21AM

    Yes, I've gone longer than 6 days without showing a loss as well. It's absolutely BRUTAL!! Yes, it would seem the body decides when the weight iss going to come off. I've even gained a pound (sometimes two) in a particular week. Let me just go on record as saying .... HATED IT!!!

All in all though, I've hung in there ... maintaining my calorie range and waiting ... and waiting. It's working just fine, I just need a time machine so I can leap into the future ... you know ... or just wait.

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