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And my doctor said....part 2

Saturday, January 26, 2013

So yesterday was my check-up with my doctor. This was the first appointment since I had been told to put on my big girl panties. She had wanted me to lose 2-4 lbs by yesterday and to get my blood sugars under 120.

I got a gold star! My weight was down 7 lbs (late afternoon, so the other 6 ounces I have lost were back on), my blood sugars were in a range she wanted and my blood pressure was down as well. She was very happy and now I have 3 months to see how much lower I can get it emoticon

Next week I get to go to the other doctor and find out what the biopsy showed and what I need to do there. Hopefully my leg heals soon!

I need to step up my exercise and find more time, but I know that as the days get longer it will get better! i will get my Spark on and keep going slow and steady 1 to 2 lbs at a time!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/26/2013 11:11AM

    That is brilliant news. It just shows what we can do when the dr pulls rank!

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AZMOMXTWO 1/26/2013 11:00AM

  great job keep up the good work

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Biopsy, failure and baby, OH MY!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This has been an interesting week and not one of my best for fitness. I had to have a nerve biopsy to check how much damage I have in my feet. My leg has been sore all week from it and not real happy when I walk or use it too much. So I have been babying my leg and not doing a lot of working out emoticon

I had been doing the January Jumpstart Challenge and over the last week I completely fell off of it. becuase of time constraints and the biopsy I was unable to do the videos and I stopped logging into it. I started to feel like a total failure for not keeping up with it (which lead me to avoid it even more). I should have started week 3 on Wednesday and instead I never logged back in emoticon It is taking some inner talk to make myself realize I am not a failure, I can still keep going and losing without logging in. This does not make me a failure, at least this is what I tell myself and hopefully soon I will believe it.

Then on Friday my first grandson was born! I cannot even begin to express how thrilled I am emoticon He is so sweet and I am looking forward to being a grandma.

This threw my sleep schedule off for the last 2 days though and yesterday I did not eat as good as I should have, but over all I did ok. And just look how sweet he is emoticon

My goals for this week are to continue to take it one meal, one moment and one day at a time. I will get my exercise in and I will be conscious of everything I eat and continue to choose wisely.
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I.M.MAGIC 1/28/2013 9:30AM

    emoticon he's adorable!

Hope the biopsy results are in your favor,,,

emoticon on the weight etc, too! Why don't you just log in to that challenge and do what you can? It's only failure if you let it be, it's YOUR CHOICE that makes the difference, and emoticon
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RAINBOWCHOC 1/20/2013 2:04PM

    Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. You certainly have started the New Year with a lot on your plate (and I didn't mean food!)
You have some healing and body repair to work on and of course cuddling the baby, jump start can start some other time!
I'm sure you will be ok in a week or so and ready to be on track, exercising to your best potential and racking up the Sparkpoints
big hugs
Sandra

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SAPHRAEL 1/20/2013 12:07PM

    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

Don't feel bad about the challenge. Those things aren't designed for injuries. It sounds like you have the right plan...one success at a time. If you need to stay off your feet, I've heard good things about chair exercising. I know there are spark teams for it.

Enjoy that baby! He's a beauty!

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MAMAOWLS 1/20/2013 11:59AM

    Congratulation being a grandma is a very fun thing. It is a lot more fun than being a Mom.

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I made it through the week!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whew! I was a bit worried how the week would play out once I went back to work, and in all honesty it went better than I thought it would emoticon

I got in at least 10 minutes of exercise a day, not counting the extra walking at work I did and mini aerobic workouts I slipped in ( a few minutes whenever I could). My eating was OK, I have a few days where I exceeded my calorie intake, but I stayed under 2000 even when I did eat too much. The last 2 days I have been a little stressed out and I ate a bit more than I should have. Today, I am recognizing that I was feeling hungry and eating because I was stressed, not because I was really hungry and I have a plan.

Today if I feel the anxiety and get hungry I am going to exercise and drink water, unless I am actually due for a snack. I will stay in my calorie range emoticon

I am anxious to weigh in and see how much I have lost, if any, tomorrow. Hopefully the scale will move, but even if it doesn't, I am feeling mush better and I have wonderful blood sugars.
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I.M.MAGIC 1/15/2013 3:00AM

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/12/2013 12:02PM

    Glad you are feeling a bit better. Small steps every day will get you there.
big hugs
Sandra

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Put Your Big Girl Panties On

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Day 7 has arrived and with it my lowest blood sugar yet emoticon I am down 3 lbs and looking forward to another healthy day. I don't know why it took me so long and why I had such a hard time getting back into this. For me, it is really all in my mind.

I knew what I had to do to start losing weight again and getting my diabetes under control, but I just couldn't seem to do it. I would start and then I just wasn't feeling it, I didn't have my head in the game and I don't know why. I guess I just wasn't willing to give up my food crutch, which by the way I enjoyed enough to gain back 34 lbs of the 48 I had lost.

Then, a little over a week ago my doctor basically told me to buck up and basically put on my big girl panties. I had been wallowing in grief and allowing that to be my excuse for everything, including poor eating choices. She told me to get back into SparkPeople and track everything and start losing weight again.

For some reason this worked. My mind is in the game and I am pumped. I know I will reach my July goal and I am thrilled!

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I.M.MAGIC 1/11/2013 2:31AM

    ...sometimes a little push is a good thing! emoticon

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OKIEGETTINFIT 1/8/2013 3:01PM

    You can do it! So proud of you and 3 lb. loss!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/8/2013 10:56AM

    sometimes those drs do have just the right words. Mine said "eat less walk more" and it hit the spot. I have now been declared at low risk from diabetes. I really hope you can turn yours around too.
big hugs, Sandra

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EMMELINEE3 1/8/2013 8:49AM

    you emoticon and me both sister, together we will reach our goals.

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Day 5

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I started this day by working on my menu for the next week. I start back to work tomorrow and I am a little bit worried about maintaining what I have started. I work an average of 13 hours a day most work days and some days I manage to work 15. I am hoping by having meals planned and ready to go that I will be able to keep my food healthier and stay in my calorie range. I am also planning to break up the exercises into 10 minute segments during the day.

The one thing I will not be able to keep up on is playing here. I will still be able to track and check in briefly each day with my groups, but I know I will not have the 2 hours a day to read articles, check out blogs and all of the other activities that rack up points.

I am not giving up though and I know I will be successful! I have my Spark back emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 1/7/2013 5:27PM

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SUECHRIS50 1/6/2013 2:07PM

    GOOD LUCK!!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/6/2013 2:02PM

    Sparkfriends know we need to spend less time on Sparkpeople from time to time but when weightloss is sluggish we know that most of the answers are here.
Good luck going back to work, you are a week nearer retirement!

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SAPHRAEL 1/6/2013 1:15PM

    Use your time wisely! Long work days are the bane of my fitness. Good luck finding the schedule that works for you :)

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CJJANISS 1/6/2013 11:21AM

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