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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ok I am not much of a hamburger person.. Every now and then I crave one.. but it's rare..

So this local fast food joint down here. They have this new specialty burger "out for a short time" .. blah blah blah..

It's called the Ranch House Burger and dang it sounds soooo good!
Looked up the calories just for grins.. OMG!!! 980 calories just for the burger.. 1680 calories if you get the med fries and coke.. yikes!!! That's a whole day...

That would take me about 2 hrs on the elliptical to burn off..

no thank you.. I will resist... I WILL RESIST... Ok if I keep repeating it enough maybe it will sink in.!!!

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LYNDAGLAUSER 8/21/2007 5:20PM

    I'm with Heidi, I have no willpower once I get there, and never order the salad as planned. I am a burger lover, and it does not have to be a new special either. Good luck!

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HEIDI14DAN 8/21/2007 4:51PM

    Good luck resisting...I don't go to fast food restaurants anymore for that reason. I don't want to get there thinking I'm going to get a salad and then be tempted into something high in calories and fat. Usually when I think of how it will sabbotage all my hard work I'm able to resist, and that's with anything, not just hamburgers. I hate to exercise so I'm not willing to work out extra hard just to eat something. I bet you'll be glad when the limited time is over.

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Doc Appt..

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Can't go off my medication for psoriasis.. I tried and had a big flare up on Sunday and was miserable.. so much so I refilled my prescription that same day.

Went to the doc today. She went ahead and ran a thyroid scan.. just to be sure. Gma had problems with hers. I looked back on my chart and I weigh less now than I did 6 yrs ago. That's how far went back.. didn't push it any further she seemed busy.. been going there since college so I should have asked her to keep going. Curious what I weighed in college.. anyhow.. oh well.. maybe next year or if I go back again this year I will ask.

Happy that it went well and very happy that it's over with.

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LYNDAGLAUSER 8/21/2007 5:22PM

    You could call the office and ask the nurse to look it up for you! Then if she is busy she could do it later and call you back.

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HEIDI14DAN 8/21/2007 4:36PM

    Congrats on realizing you are now lighter than you were 6 yrs ago. I have an appt with my ob-gyn coming up and I actually can't wait to see my weight on their scale. They are the one's that bug me when my BMI is too high. I hope you get to find out your college weight soon. It's interesting to compare and see how close you are and if you have gotten less than you were back when you felt good. Good luck with your thyroid results. I hope you don't have a problem with it. It may mean more medication if there is something wrong. Have a good day! ~Heidi

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I'm learning a new skill.....

Monday, August 13, 2007

It's called Patience...

I cancelled my doc appt for Friday. I am just going to try and minimize my use of the topical steroid for my psoriasis.

Am I going to stay this weight forever.. maybe so.. who knows.. I hope not. I will just keep on doing my thang... and try not to get down about it. All I know is I am trying and well.. that's about all I can do right now.

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BLUEFISH2 8/20/2007 12:34PM

    Hang in there Tif! Patience is very difficult for me too. It's also tough when you have medication messing with your body. You'll get there. Keep the faith!

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HEIDI14DAN 8/17/2007 11:56AM

    Patience is hard to achieve especially when it comes to weight loss. I would love to be like Tabitha from Bewitched and just wiggle my nose and be the person I want to be but we can't. It takes hard work and dedication to get to the goal we want to be at. You are doing so well so it's good that you realize that you just have to wait sometimes and keep doing your thing and good things will come of it. Have a great weekend! ~Heidi

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Stopping Medication..

Friday, August 10, 2007

I have made the decision today to go off my high potency topical corticosteroid medication today for the treatment of my psoriasis. I want to see if this is a contributing factor to my lack of weight loss.

I am also going to make a doc appt for some blood work.

8 mos hard exercise and eating right.. increasing activity level steadily yada yada yada.. no weight loss.. there is something wrong.. that is my conclusion.

If they don't find something wrong I will figure out what to do then... cross that bridge when I get to it.

Doc appt made for Friday the 11th. I'm taking the day off. Will get the blood work done that day likely but of course will have to wait on results.. aaack!
There is evidence in my research that corticosteroids can cause weight gain by keeping the body from producing cortisol which I don't understand all of it.. but it's a possibility. We'll see... Plus I am going to ask him to test my thyroid since my g-ma had problems with hers.. if this doesn't work I will probably see a nutritionist of some sort.

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RUNNING2LIVE 8/19/2007 12:41PM

    You are doing everything right. You will find a solution to this! My mom had both psoriasis and thyroid issues. I wonder if there is a connection? Anyway, I'll keep you in my prayers. It is no fun to do everything right and not see the results. Don't give up, keep your chin up, and let us know how the doctor visit goes. If your regular doctor doesn't help, see an endocrinologist.

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LYNDAGLAUSER 8/10/2007 1:54PM

    I hope you can get things figured out with your medications. You are taking the right step in getting some bloodwork done to help figure out what is going on.

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Message to Myself...

Monday, August 06, 2007

When you fail do you find it hard to get back up? If you do, you are completely normal. Many people use failure as an excuse to give up. It is important to understand that failure is a part of the growth process. Think about this example. How many times does a small child fall over before they finally stand and eventually walk? It is countless, but somewhere along the way, most of us lose that ambition to keep trying until you succeed. The next time you are defeated, think about it as part of a process. Get up and try again and again until you move forward.

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JWANTS2LOSE 8/6/2007 8:11PM

    I resemble ALL those remarks!
I think I should get off my butt and exercise now!

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RUNNING2LIVE 8/6/2007 5:42PM

    YAY!!! :)

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MARIEL27 8/6/2007 3:43PM

    exactly! whooo - hoooo !!!
can you "hear us all cheering you on?"

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LYNDAGLAUSER 8/6/2007 1:21PM

    Ok, now that is the Tiffany we all know and love!

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