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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hi everyone,

I know it's been a while and I wanted to fill you in on what's been happening in my world. First of all, from July 2013 to the end of January this year, my husband had been going though medical treatment for a serious illness. Thank God the treatment was successful! Well, shortly after that, we found out that he has Type 2 Diabetes and 2 weeks later he was on Insulin.

I don't want any sympathy about this, it's life and you have to deal with it. But with these emotional ups and downs it's was hard for me to keep up with what I was doing on SparkPeople, so I needed to take a break from it.

I have gained some weight (big surprise!) but I have also begun losing some of that weight. I decided to get off my butt and quit feeling as if my life was out of control. I found out the health insurance plan I have also includes weight management and I made an appointment with a doctor in early June. As a result since I weighed in at the doctor's office I have officially lost a little over 13 pounds. I am on a 1100 - 1300 calorie a day diet and my breakfast & lunches include protein shakes & bars. It's called a Modified Very Low Calorie Diet. I am of course under a doctor's supervision for this. I am attending weekly weight management classes and am seeing a dietitian as well.

So here's my daily meal plan:

Breakfast:
200 Calorie Protein Shake

Mid morning snack:
1 piece of fresh fruit (Banana, pear, apple, etc.)

Lunch:
100 Calorie Protein Shake
160 Calorie Protein Bar

Mid afternoon snack:
Veggie (carrot sticks, bell pepper, etc.)

Dinner:
Normal meal with protein, carbs, fat, veggies, etc.

Needless to say, because of my husband's dietary restrictions, I have really cut out a lot of carbs in my diet. I never really thought I could do this because I LOVE carbs. Give me a baked potato, or pasta any day! It's amazing what you can do when you really want to isn't it?

Something else I have noticed because of the plan I am following now is that it's amazing what things I see and 'want' when it never bothered me before. That doesn't mean I am going to buy them though. I just have to get my mind trained as to what is right for me.

Oh, and I made the commitment to myself that I would start working out at the gym. I have my bag packed and plan to start tomorrow. That should really kick butt on my weight loss.

So, you may not see as many blogs from me as you did in the past, but I will give you updates as I progress.

It's good to be back.....

  
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GRAMPIAN 7/29/2014 10:13AM

  Great to have you back. I always enjoy your blogs. emoticon

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ANHELIC 7/14/2014 10:26PM

    Glad to have you back. My prayers are with you and your husband. Praying that God will lead you down the right path and heal your bodies. emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 7/14/2014 10:00PM

    glad to hear from you and sorry about your hubby and good luck with your weight loss take care emoticon Jacque

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MARYELLEN301 7/14/2014 12:03PM

    So glad to have you "back among us" once again! Diabetes, properly managed, sure can turn your life upside down. I am so thankful that I don't have it, as I am really not sure I could adhere to all the limitations it imposes. BUT, you do what you have to do, and it sounds like you are a by product beneficiary of the changes your husband needs to make. So there is a silver lining to every cloud! I thought about you a few weeks ago when I was at the Albuquerque Arts and Crafts Festival. I bought a pair of glass earrings and saw many pieces similar to what I have seen you post here on SP. Such pretty designs and color combinations. Glad you are back!

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MELBA1496 7/14/2014 8:57AM

    It's great to have you back! You've been in our prayers. So glad to hear things are going better.

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JENMC2012 7/14/2014 5:40AM

    Congrats for getting back on track. That takes a lot of strength and determination - you've inspired me :)!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/13/2014 7:08PM

    Welcome Back! Missed you!

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EDWARDS1411 7/13/2014 5:01PM

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Sounds like you have a good plan in motion - wishing you continued success with it. Luv your wallpaper BTW!!!

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HOLLYM48 7/13/2014 3:51PM

    So sorry to hear of the trials that have gone on but glad to see you are back on track. One day at a time! Welcome back! Keep on doing your best. This is a forever journey!

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LKWQUILTER 7/13/2014 3:01PM

    Life happens Genie and we have to deal with it. My dh has afib and has to be careful about meds and others things. We are learning as we go and doing pretty good most of the time but when our partner is sick, it can really throw a curve in our life and make us changes things big-time. Take one day at a time and prayers for both of you. You can handle the exercise. ((HUGS))

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DALID414 7/13/2014 1:45PM

    Wishing you and your hubs good health.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 1:35PM

    Genie, you've had lots going on and have your priorities right as they need to be!

Stress is not conducive to weight loss OR maintenance. Hope you are finding ways to "get your bliss on".

Hope your DH stays faithful to his nutrition and exercise regime. Makes a world of difference in type 2 control (I have it too).

Good luck and so great to hear from you!!!

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LAC936 7/13/2014 1:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So glad to see your mug back on my screen!!!!!!! You've been VERY missed. Sorry about the health issues you and your DH are dealing with. Pray all will resolve and you'll both be as good as new.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/13/2014 12:42PM

    emoticon We've missed you! Congratulations on your weight loss! I am sorry about your husband's diabetes. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, and keep in touch.

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FLYER99 7/13/2014 10:58AM

    Happy you are back. I am sorry to hear about hubby's illnesses but happy to know he is managing them.

You appear to have a good plan for you. Keep us updated as you go along.

BTW, what kind of protein bars and shakes are you using? I am trying a similar thing, in cutting down the carbs and upping my protein.

Again, welcome back and have a wonderful day.
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NEW-CAZ 7/13/2014 10:51AM

    emoticon I've missed you Genie.
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DONNABRIGHT 7/13/2014 10:42AM

    Good to hear from you and glad you are back!

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Feb 23 - Update

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I know some of you have been wondering what's going on here with my lack of blog entries. Well, to be honest it's been a real struggle for me to post things. Nothing is wrong, I think I just need to take a break from it for a while.

Don't worry, I'm not gone! I just need to take a bit of a break, that's all.

Day 36/100 - 17 minutes on the Wii, Dancing, step and salsa

  
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    Missing you. Hope all is well.

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INFLATED 2/25/2014 2:42AM

    You will be missed.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/23/2014 8:49PM

    We will miss your funny blogs. Keep up the GREAT WORK with your exercise.

HUGS
Pam

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LOUIE-LILY 2/23/2014 7:35PM

    You're entitled to a break.
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HHB4181 2/23/2014 7:05PM

    you do you, sounds good!

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MARYELLEN301 2/23/2014 6:08PM

    Hurry back...we' miss you!

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Nothing wrong with that!

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0309COOKIE 2/23/2014 1:14PM

    It's good to take a break once in a while.



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    I do understand that. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/23/2014 10:10AM

    Break away, my dear! Do what's best for YOU! Good job on the activity. THAT'S important to keep up, whether you "spark", blog or not!

HUGS

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EDWARDS1411 2/23/2014 9:58AM

    It's healthy to take a break - but keep moving!!!
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LAC936 2/23/2014 9:52AM

    Hang in there ...

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JOHNTJ1 2/23/2014 9:26AM

    I hear ya. I am at the end of a 7 day break from things. I think the time of year has a lot to do with it. Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and then get back at it.

We'll be here when you return

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What's wrong with this picture? #1092

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Captain Obvious stopped by today and asked that I share this with you.


Day 35/100 - 15 minutes of walking and about 5 minutes on the Wii doing aerobic and dancing. (I got up late darn it!)

  
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    That would hurt!

You are doing a wonderful job with your exercising!

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DALID414 2/19/2014 12:54PM

    Broken? It's look completely missing to me!

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MARYELLEN301 2/19/2014 11:47AM

    But no doubt, someone unable to read will bring a lawsuit!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/19/2014 11:31AM

    AT least you got some movement in, right!?

Definitely that pic is Captain Obvious material! LOL

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    Gee, I can't see where it's broken. LOL

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What's wrong with this picture? #1091

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Well, that's one way to get rid of the competition.


Day 34/100 - 15 minutes of walking

  
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    I prefer Coke. Could we send the picture to Pepsi?

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    I can't tell if he's delivering it or removing it. Either way, it's not Kosher!

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    OOPS! Someone is going to get a demotion . . . if they're LUCKY!

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What's wrong with this picture? #1090 - One job Monday

Monday, February 17, 2014

I can't even comment on how ironic this tattoo is.


Day 33/100 - 21 minutes on the Wii doing step, boxing, salsa & samba.

  
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    Wonder if he'll think that when he can't get a job due to spelling errors on the application.

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    It's obvious 'Scool' wasn't part of the equation - LOL!

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    My daughter, the English teacher, would just cringe!

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    Says it all unfortunately doesn't it?

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    Not so cool spelling!

Watching those exercise minutes increase - woohoo!!!

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    I can only hope it is a wash off tattoo. Can you imagine brandishing your stupidity, and the reason for it, for the rest of your life?!

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    Good exercise!

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