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The Experiment Starts

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Well to give myself some much needed motivation, I'm going to experiment on myself.
I'm doing the Dr Johnson Alternate Day Diet (aka JUDDDD or ADD diet) and it's been reported that following the diet will bring down your numbers of health indicators that are negative indicators, i.e., diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc..

So, my last appointment my Dr said I now have High Blood pressure and that I'm Bipolar (and?? have Major Clinical Depression, this was the previous diagnosis) so she put me on BP meds and today she is gonna take a fasting blood sample for my cholesterol levels and to test for Diabetes (HgA1C level) I'm assuming those will be up also. I will ask her for my numbers and post them for all to see. I will also be telling the doctor of "my little experiment."

My experiment:

Write down all the beginning vital statistics. Weight, Blood pressure (prior to meds), Cholesterol levels, HgA1c levels, Thyroid levels and any other levels that she takes.

Then I will follow the diet as I am supposed to. I will check my progress in 6 months with another check up and blood work. Then I will re-enter the data and see the outcome of what is going on.

My ultimate goal is to be at 135 by December. If I make that goal before then, that would be great and I will go to the maintance stage of the diet.

In December I should be able to get off any of the meds that don't have to do with Depression.
My levels should all be in the healthy range.
I should be in the healthy spirit.
I should be happy.

That's all IF everything goes my way.

Let's wait and see! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CBSPECIAL 2/4/2009 7:12AM

    You can do it!

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BUGLET- 2/3/2009 10:32AM

    Be very careful of the meds they give you for depression. I can't tell you how much weight I've gained taking anti-depressants. My first was Elavil and I took it 9 days and gained 9 lbs. That was in the 80's so there are new ones out. Do not ask the doctor if they will make you gain. They all affect us differently, the ones they said wouldn't make me gain, made me gain. Look them up on the internet to see if they cause weight gain. I'm proud of you and I know you can do it... emoticon

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Get Back to the Basics and Succeed

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Everyone is doing so good at losing weight on my team! I may be a good cheerleader, but I have been failing miserably to follow my own advice. The good thing is that I have not gained any weight.

I have to get back to the basics again. I am drinking more water than I have ever in my life. But I have forgotten all about doing any DD. I know that is not good, and especially if I'm trying to lose weight.

School on MW is the perfect time for me to drink lots of water and make it a DD but I always break down and eat something I shouldn't. T,Th and F I work 12 hours and usually go to the cafeteria and eat some lunch. My choices are a little more healthier because my friends are all dieting too.

Lately I have become the expert in making up excuses as to why I can't do things. Can't do math well and cant use a tutor because I'm too busy and they don't understand my way of thinking. I can't do a DD because ???

I need to Stop this Insanity and get control of my life back! I am the one in control, not food, not my petty excuses. This is not a hard diet to follow, I don't need to go without for ever just one day. I need to get control over this so that the rest will start to fall into place.

The rest is my self esteem as far as my body image is concerned. Not hide from the cameras or feel like crying ever time I see myself in a picture.

I may never get my old body back and I understand that. But I do want to look good for my age. I know that can happen. But it won't happen by itself. I need to work at it.

I need to do this. The magic word here is I.
I can do this.
I want to do this.
I need to do this.
I need to stop making excuses.
I will be a happier person.
I will work at this.

See, it's all boiling down to I. Me. Yo. Ich. Doesn't matter the language, it's still the same. emoticon

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VIAJANDODAWN 10/23/2008 9:31AM

    Thanks Kathy,

I needed that about the baby steps. It can just be so darn frustrating. I was doing so good for awhile and then went to Texas while my dad was in the hospital and the diet just fell apart. Couldn't seem to get it started again. So baby steps it is. Thanks so much!
Dawn emoticon

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BKP4166 10/23/2008 4:10AM

    Not everyone Dawn. I've been here for almost 1 1/2 years and have not lost nearly as much as I need and it's been a battle all the way. You CAN do it and you just need to remind yourself that sometimes baby steps work best...remember babies don't start out by running...they struggle to get up...fall/get up/fall/get up. Get the idea?

Kathy emoticon

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ZORAHGAIL 10/22/2008 1:16PM

    You can do it!

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Motivation. That is what I'm lacking, motivation and will power. So I am going to start logging my foods in again, not because of the calorie count, (although that has alot to do with it) but because it seemed to keep me motivated and doing what I am supposed to be doing. So it's back to food logs again. woo hoo (in an Eyeore sounding sort of way)

Maybe if I keep my motivation going, I can get the weight loss going too!

We will see.

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LEFTY08 8/22/2008 7:23PM

Always need to be working at motivation! Keep finding new ways to get excited about what you're doing!

Check out my blog... I've been thinking about that alot. I might have something that helps!

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*EARLENE* 8/18/2008 8:09AM

    Good Luck Dawn!
Logging your food again, is a GREAT idea!!
You will get your motivation back and start losing again....just take it one day at a time!
We're all here to support and encourage can do this!


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I Don't Want To Be Wanting Forever

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I'm going to rededicate myself to losing the weight and keeping it off. I love the summer and there are plenty of activities I can do without the rain pouring down on my head.

I'm going back to school in the fall and that is part of my re-dedication. I want to complete my goals and one is losing weight and the other is my getting into and graduating from the nursing program with my Registered Nurse! I don't want to be wanting for ever.

I want to be happy with my life and body. Not that I have a bad life or body but there is always room for improvement. I know what bad health looks like, I don't want it for me or mine. I know what being sorry for not doing looks like.

I want to be the old lady that says, I wanted to bungee jump and did on my 40th Bday, I wanted to do Zip Lines over the jungle and did it, I wanted to be thin and I am and I always wanted to be a nurse and look what I retired doing... I retired doing the job I love and at the weight I wanted to be. I have had a complete and full life.

That's what I want, and that's what I'm gonna get!!!!!! PERIOD!

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LEFTY08 8/5/2008 2:11PM

Atta girl!! PERIOD!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Well I did it again. I got too darn comfy with this way of eating and it went out of control on me. Or should I say, "I went Out of control on IT"?! I've managed a 5 pound gain because of not remembering who I am and HOW I am. I should've known better.

So now it will be back to counting the calories and watching the water that I take in. Summer is a hard time for me since we eat alot of my favorite foods. Watermelon, Cherries, ice cream, milkshakes, and the dreaded blasted desserts! And I can't eat just one or two cherries, no, I eat as many as my stomach can hold and then some. (No I don't suffer with going to the bathroom alot) I just get gassy.

Watermelon, I can and do eat a half of one at a time. We're not talking those new little melons either. I buy the big uns!

So, as of today, I'm back to documenting what I ate emoticon, and am definately gonna be doin a few more water fasts emoticon so that I can get back down to the ticker!

Well the learning curve of Dawn is still giving me curve balls and I still swing at em.

Back to the old grindstone. emoticon

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VIAJANDODAWN 7/29/2008 12:54PM

    I did do a waterfast and zero calories entered my mouth yesterday. Oh! Except for 2 glasses of coffee and 2 tbl of milk in each. I haven't weighed myself yet, but when I do, I will post it on this blog comment. emoticon

I LOST 4 POUNDS! emoticon

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BKP4166 7/29/2008 2:32AM

    Dawn...I'm thinking it might be more the ice cream and milkshakes and other "blasted" desserts" than the melons and cherries. Those are better to add to UD...I suspect it would help...and dink more water.
Kathy emoticon

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CATSMEOW- 7/28/2008 7:10PM

    I gained 5 lbs in two days! But today is a water fast and zero calories have entered my body. I miss eating but I have no hunger! Let's do it together!

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