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New Challenge BTS

Saturday, December 07, 2013

I am honored to have been asked to be an assistant captain to a team that will be involved in the newest team challenge called Beyond the Scale (BTS)

I will be an assistant captain (along with ANNETTE117) on a new team called Black Diamonds. Captained by Letha_

The new challenge will have eight teams of 25 members, and last 10 weeks, beginning in January. And when registration opens, the teams will fill up quick. I and several others will be notifying folks in our blogs when the registration becomes public, so watch for it and grab your spot before registration closes.

  
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LIVINTODAY 12/16/2013 9:20AM

    Commented on your more recent blog but just noticed that you are a BTS member! I am registered but haven't received my team assignment yet. Black Diamond was my first choice if I remember correctly but I'll enjoy any team I get, I'm sure! I think the BTS challenge is just a great idea! emoticon

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KAB7801 12/12/2013 9:57AM

    The new team sounds interesting
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2NDCHANCEWITHEY 12/9/2013 2:17PM

    awesome!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 12/8/2013 6:00PM

    Thank you! I will be watching.
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RACEWELLWON 12/8/2013 9:22AM

    Congratulations - you are a leader - emoticon

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NASFKAB 12/8/2013 8:50AM

  thanks

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POUTINGPEGGY 12/8/2013 4:37AM

    I might be interested but want to know more. You would make a. Great team leader.

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LADYSTARWIND 12/8/2013 1:45AM

    I'm also intrigued... but similar to Nancy Jean, I'm "almost" in maintenance: down to the last ten oh-so-slow-to-go pounds..... so if the Team Challenge is looking for large losses, or pounds per week, I'd be a hinderance to the Team Goal!! LOL But if its "Beyond The Scale" maybe it might be just what I need for the New Year! I will watch your posts....
patti

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COLOR-BLUE 12/7/2013 8:32PM

    Kathy,

I think it's so cool, that you and Letha are teaming up together, for a new challenge. I would love to jump on board, but I would like to know a bit more about it. I'm no longer in the losing mode, but maintenance. Being in maintenance is a heck of a lot harder than being in the losing mode. I'm still trying to adjust to it. I'm not sure where I would fit in, with the new challenge. Even if I don't participate in the challenge, I'm a really emoticon emoticon cheerleader!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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AWESOMECHELZ 12/7/2013 8:09PM

    Thanks for letting us know!

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LETHA_ 12/7/2013 7:43PM

    2014 is going to rock!!
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JACKIE542 12/7/2013 7:39PM

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BEFIT014 12/7/2013 6:53PM

    Sounds interesting!

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CAPECODDOGFISH 12/7/2013 6:20PM

    Congrats, you are doing more than "pluggin' along".

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ANNETTE117 12/7/2013 6:19PM

    I can't wait to get started!

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Still pushing but the rock isnít moving

Friday, December 06, 2013

The rock Ė otherwise known as the scaleÖis simply refusing to move for me. I have done everything I can think ofÖI gained a few pounds over thanksgiving week and lost most of thoseÖbut canít get below my current weight. I havenít even had my fried chicken in almost two weeks. Some say plateaus arenít realÖthat you must be doing something wrong if you arenít losingÖwell they are WRONG. Iím doing the same dang thing Iíve done all year and I am NOT losing. I havenít lost since I went on the statins. Iíve been off the statins for a little while now Ė the only hope I have now is that some lingering effect from those are what is keeping me from losing weight right now.

My motivation is in the toiletÖIím trying so hard to keep a positive attitudeÖreally I amÖbut itís so hard when you see folks losing all around you and your own loss has stopped.

I have a new project starting soonÖI wonít blog about the specifics just yet, but Iím hoping it will revive my motivation. It involves one of my best friends here on SparkPeople so that will be nice.

For now I will just keep plugging along, I certainly can't stop, I've come too far! Somehow I will do this!
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I hope each of you reading this has an awesome weekend!

  
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ANNETTE117 12/8/2013 12:46PM

    You are getting lots of awesome feedback. I hope that it helps. emoticon emoticon

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KAREN608 12/7/2013 10:57PM

    I understand. I am not losing much and it is slow going. But hope you succeed soon!

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MOVEITMARY 12/7/2013 10:23PM

    I know what you mean, it is hard to adjust when we get used to losing weight regularly and then hit a plateau.

However... let's see if we can shift this "plateau" perception a bit:

You have LOST OVER 80 POUNDS and are MAINTAINING your weight loss.
That is pretty awesome no matter how you look at it - especially through the holidays.

Plateau = Maintenance
THIS IS WORKING!!!
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Are you at your final goal? No. Are you doing awesome? YES!

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VITCHY-VICKI 12/7/2013 4:55PM

    Don't give up we all have plateaus we just have to keep pushing - just add 5 more min to your workout routine or change it up a little and see if that helps - just don't give up
we are here for you
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GEMINISUE 12/7/2013 3:06PM

    When I was on statins, and gained 23 lbs over night, my doctor told me not to worry about it. I'm alive and the statins helped me.

I had to lose those 23 lbs all over again, nothing easy about it. I thought maybe it was water weight, but it wasn't it was real weight! I just had to make up my mind to think positive and take it one meal at a time, and follow the rules I made for myself, and continue one and eventually it came off, plus more.

It's possible, just hang in there, remember patience is a virtue and with weight lost desire and consistency to work on it, it can be done.

Hugs
Linda

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KITT52 12/7/2013 11:19AM

    think of it as a positive, not gaining is a win in my book....

mix things up a bit and see if that helps



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TIGER_LILY_613 12/7/2013 5:57AM

    Plateaus are very real and they totally suck. I'm on my 4th one so far. The good news is that they end. We just have to keep making good choices :)

You wrote "Iím doing the same dang thing Iíve done all year and I am NOT losing". One of the reasons plateaus can happen is that the body gets more efficient at doing things that we do repeatedly. A routine that helped us lose weight sometimes stops working because of this. Perhaps now would be a good time to change it up a bit.

Hang in there. I know it sucks, but you can break through ! You've been doing so well. Keep up the good work !

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DALMOM2007 12/7/2013 5:36AM

    Hi Kathy,
Well, there is nothing that I can add that hasn't been said in the prior posts, except that I know that you will get through this. Just hang in there, check out SparkPeople Plateau Busters, and soon you'll be in control again.
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RICKI157 12/7/2013 1:02AM

    I have had plateaus too and there is a series of articles about Plateau Busters under Fitness Articles under the Articles and Video tab or just type in Plateau Busters in the Search area at the top of the page and you will find them.
1 thing I learned is you don't want to keep doing the same thing. You want to change things up. I added 10 minutes to my walking work outs 3 times a week and I changed my Strength training work out. I also added Tai Chi as a work out once a week now and I like it a lot but the work out DVD I have takes 50 minutes and it doesn't burn that many calories.
Go and check out the articles on Plateau Busters I will send you the link to them via Spark mail.
Find out what changes will work for you.
I know you can beat this plateau!!!!!!
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LADYSTARWIND 12/7/2013 1:02AM

    Look at it in another way...

You have worked so hard for so long AND made much progress....Your body is telling you that you have earned a break...so give yourself permission to spend a few weeks focusing on the Joy of the Season. Share a Holiday Treat with your Dad or a special afternoon visiting someone he longs to see. Revel in the fact that you are much healthier this Season than last....

There's no doubt that you will be able to control yourself from really over-indulging--you have come too far to lose your Lifestyle in two weeks! Exercise not because you are driven to, have to, feel its the only way to push further...but simply because it feels good to stretch out and gets you into a rhythm for the day. SIng those Holiday Carols while you relax with some movement....

And then...after the Holidays...you will be refreshed and ready to make progress again in the New Year. ENJOY!!

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LYNETTEMOM 12/6/2013 10:09PM

    you can do it! keep your chin up and keep fighting, girl!

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JACKIE542 12/6/2013 9:51PM

    I hate plateaus, they suck the like out of you and make you want to give up, but don't do it! you are the boss, keep on moving ahead with what you are doing. You have come a long way, you can do this. emoticon emoticon

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KATTREE 12/6/2013 9:48PM

    When i started my weight loss I talked with my Doctor, he looked at my graph and told me that there is a rhythm in weight loss that is not usually straight down. Plateaus and valleys were all part of it. So this is just part of the journey to your goal keep going forward and don't give up.

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NASFKAB 12/6/2013 8:56PM

  keep at it NEVER give up

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/6/2013 7:29PM

    My plateau has lasted for months and I am looking at my meds too to see if that's part of the problem plus I want to add weight training. It is hard to stay motivated while not losing weight. I understand. Just keep coming back and let's keep working it one day at the time. emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 12/6/2013 6:22PM

    Yes, plateaus are REAL!!! I hit one for 2 weeks, and it took SP's Breaking a Plateau to get me over the hump. It worked like a champ. If you've already paid for the SP coaching, etc. then you should be able to use it for free. I've accessed so many different programs, for free. Kathy, give it a try, if you're able. It just may be the ticket!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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LETHA_ 12/6/2013 6:18PM

    You will find a way through this frustrating plateau. I've never experienced a plateau. Perhaps because I always fall off the wagon before I get there. But they say everyone on a long weight loss journey encounters plateaus so when it's my turn you will be able to coach me through it. Talk to you soon.
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2HAMSDIET 12/6/2013 5:48PM

    I was stuck for over a year didn't lose but didn't gain either.
I keep reminding myself of this I came across....

There are several reasons why a goal may not come to fruition.
You set your sights too high
You set your sights too low
The universe has something far better in store for you
There is a mystical plan working in your life, and all the details are not yet revealed

I now feel that my problem was the last one as my husband has now deiced to lose weight and the moment he decided to do that the pounds started to come off again. Just don't give up. emoticon


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_BABE_ 12/6/2013 5:43PM

    I agree that sticking to plan and not loosing faith is key. You had your "reset meal" and now its just time to be patient! emoticon

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CAPECODDOGFISH 12/6/2013 5:37PM

    I'll have to agree with King Slayer.
Another way of looking at plateaus is that while you aren't losing, for whatever reason, you also aren't gaining. Stressing yourself over it won't help and may lead to nervous eating.
Most of us have been through plateaus and they eventually end if we can be patient with ourselves and continue following the program that got our weight down until we hit the plateau. Ah PATIENCE!!, I had a difficult time with that word and its meaning but once I started being patient with me and those around me, life and weight loss became much easier.
Don't quit on yourself, be proud you have decided to change your lifestyle.aaand keep"plugging".

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POUTINGPEGGY 12/6/2013 5:32PM

    Just hang on in there. It's so hard but you've come so far. Thinking of you.
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MOM2ACAT 12/6/2013 5:29PM

    I think MOTHEPRO has a good idea; taking your measurements. It could be you are losing inches but gaining muscle, and that is why you aren't seeing a difference in the scale.

I also think it could be your body hasn't adjusted yet to not having the statins.

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MOTHEPRO 12/6/2013 4:58PM

    I agree, sometimes our bodies take a little while to adjust to their new size. Have you tried taking your measurements? The scale is only one tool.
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KING_SLAYER 12/6/2013 4:15PM

    Plateaus suck, that's the truth. But if you keep following your plan and drinking your water, you will break through it. I believe that sometimes our bodies just need some time to "reset" themselves at a new lower weight. Once your body has accepted this new weight and made all of the appropriate changes to chemical and hormonal outputs it should start working again.

At least that's the idea that I'm sticking with!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!








  
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JLKL1980 11/30/2013 3:55PM

    Hope your Thanksgiving was good to you!

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COLOR-BLUE 11/29/2013 4:37PM

    Kathy,

Thank you for the Scooby Do Memories!! I love that cartoon!! Even the ones with Scrapy too!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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VITCHY-VICKI 11/29/2013 6:53AM

    emoticon Thank you and hope you had a very nice
Thanksgiving too
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MCFITZ2 11/28/2013 10:31PM

    Happy thanksgiving. So grateful for so much.

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KING_SLAYER 11/28/2013 8:33PM

    Have a Thanksgiving! Whether or not it is happy is up to you :)

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1CHICK 11/28/2013 6:37PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! emoticon



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MOM2ACAT 11/28/2013 4:25PM

    Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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FERRETLOVER1 11/28/2013 2:11PM

    Happy Thanksgiving back atcha!

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RACEWELLWON 11/28/2013 1:47PM

    Happy Thanksgiving ! Enjoy :)

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/28/2013 1:02PM

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I LOVE Scooby Doo! emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/28/2013 12:49PM

  thanks same to you

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MOTHEPRO 11/28/2013 12:37PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! May your day be blessed. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Suellen


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LETHA_ 11/28/2013 11:23AM

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POUTINGPEGGY 11/28/2013 11:19AM

    Happy thanksgiving to you too. God bless

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2HAMSDIET 11/28/2013 11:11AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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KAREN608 11/28/2013 10:43AM

    Grateful for Sparkpeople and friends.

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Quit smoking anniversary Ė 9 months!

Friday, November 22, 2013

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I canít believe itís been 9 months since I quit smoking!!! I feel like a totally different person. The fact that Iíve lost most of my weight during this time also amazes me, the old tale is that you gain weight when you quitÖIím living proof that it does not have to be that way!

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Iím still struggling with my weight plateau, but my body is adjusting off the statins and is fighting me every step of the way! However, my sugar is still coming down. I have had to once again lower my basal insulin that I take each night!

Thatís all for this short updateÖ.

I hope each and every one of you reading this has an amazing day!!!

  
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SUNSHINE084 12/11/2013 12:24PM

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_BABE_ 11/26/2013 4:23PM

    Good for you! I applaud anyone who can manage two "addictions" at a time. You deserve to be proud! emoticon

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CAPECODDOGFISH 11/25/2013 10:30AM

    Congrats on your 9 months cigarette free. I also am a former smoker (50 yrs worth)
and I also did not gain weight when I quit. It is a great feeling now to not be reliant on them. The plateaus do have a positive side if you can look at it, although you may not be losing, you also are not gaining weight, you are just on hold for a bit.
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SCHNOOTIE 11/24/2013 1:43AM

    That is great!!! Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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_RAEVEN_ 11/22/2013 8:25PM

    emoticon Great job on staying away from those things AND losing weight. That's fantastic!!!! emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 11/22/2013 8:17PM

    emoticon you're still kicking the behind of those cigarettes, and that's just AMAZING!!! As far as your plateau, you're not struggling, you're just maintaining, for a bit. God's getting your body ready for the next season, which is going to be even greater than the season you're in now!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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1CHICK 11/22/2013 7:22PM

    You are doing fabulously GREAT! 9 months off the cigs is awesome and so is being able to lower your basal insulin. emoticon emoticon





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PINKYYSUEE 11/22/2013 6:55PM

    Whoo Hoo...good job!!

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KITT52 11/22/2013 3:16PM

    you are doing fantastic....

have a healthy and happy week end

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MOVEITMARY 11/22/2013 2:10PM

    You are doing FABULOUS!!!!!!
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KING_SLAYER 11/22/2013 1:16PM

    Happy anniversary and congrats on lowering the insulin!

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RICKI157 11/22/2013 12:51PM

    emoticon 9 Months That is AWESOME!!!!!! Congrats on your Sugar coming down too!!!!!!
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KAREN608 11/22/2013 11:40AM

    One day at a time, isn't it?

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GARDENQE2 11/22/2013 11:25AM

    Quitting smoking is a wonderful accomplishment! emoticon emoticon
As for your plateau...this too shall pass!

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LETHA_ 11/22/2013 10:25AM

    Outstanding! I'm so happy for you.
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RACEWELLWON 11/22/2013 9:10AM

    Congrats !! All good news ! Hugs K

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NASFKAB 11/22/2013 7:55AM

  wonderful job great

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TERI-RIFIC 11/22/2013 7:49AM

    Good for you. I'm so happy for you. After I quit I used to wonder "What did I do before I started smoking? How did I fill those empty moments." Now I wonder why I ever thought that. You should have a much better winter cough-wise. CONGRATS

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SNS1968 11/22/2013 7:43AM

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I quit 3-1/2 years ago, and had a slip up 2 years ago. Although you will get cravings, they don't last long. Think of something else, and they'll go away!

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/22/2013 7:26AM

    emoticon emoticon that is great
and glad your insulin is going down your doing great keep up the good work
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POUTINGPEGGY 11/22/2013 7:05AM

    Success on all levels. You are a star! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/22/2013 6:54AM

    You said "hatís all for this short updateÖ. " but what an update! What a wonderful update. emoticon You are an inspiration and I thank you for your hard work. emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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TWEETYKC00 11/22/2013 6:29AM

    Wow, that is a great accomplishment! I know it is so hard to not only quit, but to keep on being strong. Way to go!

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DALMOM2007 11/22/2013 6:09AM

    emoticon for emoticon That is emoticon Being an x-smoker myself, I know how difficult it is to quit! emoticon

Also, big congrats on having to take less insulin. That is fantastic!

Regarding the Plateau, I know that soon you'll get over it and start losing again...patience. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 11/22/2013 6:08AM

    emoticon 9 months of healthier living! Glad you destroyed the old adage it makes te not smoking and weight loss even sweeter!

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Itís the STATINS

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Took me almost a month to figure out why Iíve been sickly and have hit a major plateau. Itís the dang statins the doctor put me back on. My cholesterol has dropped over 200 points through diet and exercise in the last 6 months. My numbers were still about 10 points too high and my doctor asked me if I would go back on statins (I went off them last year because they made my joints hurt) I said I would try them for him. Well, I started feeling bad, having headaches everyday and went into a major plateau. I did not associate any of this with the statins because last time I was on them, the only problem I had was joint pain. Well, I did some research this morning about my headaches and zeroed in on the statins (this of course after I had already taken my pill this morning). Looking further into the side effects I found pages and pages of info on how statins will stop weight loss! All this frustration and tears and trying to figure out what I was doing wrong for nearly a month and itís the statins! I took the statins out of my pill organizer for the rest of the week and threw them away. Even if it didnít stop weight loss, the headaches are not worth that last 10 points on my cholesterol levels. I know my doctor well and he wonít fuss at me. I will have some new literature for him to research when I go back to him. I honestly believe my latest plateau problem will be over in about two weeks (says it takes that long to get back right) Ė hopefully it will happen sooner, but at least I finally figured it out!

  
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TALLGRRL_AB 11/22/2013 8:16AM

  Congratulations on your milestones! I am SO happy for you!

Regarding the statins, you should read the book "Cholesterol Clarity" by Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman. It sounds like you have a decent doc who won't freak out about the last 10 points, but this book is still a really great resource (and written for the "average Joe") about what all the numbers really mean and their relevance to your health, not to mention has lots of information about statins in general that anyone taking them should know.

I've been on other medications myself (not statins) that had nasty side effects that my doctor dismissed when I complained. Turns out I could have removed a food from my diet (one I later found out I was sensitive to, that was causing my symptoms) rather than take a pill that dealt with the the symptoms rather than the core issue (and made me gain about 165 lbs over the two occasions she put me on the medications).

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CCARTER756 11/20/2013 10:28PM

    You might ask your doctor about fish oil supplements - there is research showing that fish oil can cause a moderate lowering of cholesterol. Since you are within 10 points, perhaps it would work for you.

Great job on losing more than 80 pounds! emoticon

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1CHICK 11/19/2013 8:09PM

    Good to know. Glad you got this figured out. YOU GO GIRL!!

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/18/2013 6:46AM

    Glad you figured it out and headaches are no fun so hope your DR can find something else you maybe able to use and not give you headaches and won't make you stop losing weight - your doing so well keep up the good work and so glad you figured out what was going on with your body.
God's Blessings
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LJCANNON 11/17/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon I am O Glad that you figured this out before any Permanent Damage was done. My Mother was on them and -- even though we told Two Different Doctors about the Serious Side Effects she was having -- she almost died. We had No Idea at the time that Muscle & Joint Pain and Weakness were Known Adverse Effects of the Stupid Statins!!
emoticon "Natural" Pills that contain Red Rice Yeast are available without a Prescription and are often recommended for Cholesterol Control. They have Many Of The Same Adverse Effects as the Statin Drugs!

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CAROL_31649731 11/17/2013 12:53AM

    Wow . . . who would have thought that? I'm on statins, too. A couple of them, as my numbers are awful. What were you taking, if I may ask? Hope this helps get your ticker moving again!!! emoticon

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RICKI157 11/17/2013 12:00AM

    Wow I am glad you found the cause of your plateau and headaches. Now I hope you feel better and the headaches go away quick!!!!!!
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_RAEVEN_ 11/16/2013 8:00PM

    I'm so glad you figured out the problem. Meds are great when they do what they're supposed to do without side effects. Sometimes those side effects are worse then the original problem.
I love those medicine commercials... Have migraines? Take this medicine.
Side effects may include, dizziness, dry mouth. vomiting, blood poisoning, kidney failure, heart attacks, etc etc.... Um, I think I'll just keep my problem and let them keep the side effects. LOL


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GEMINISUE 11/16/2013 6:56PM

    So happy you figured this out and now back on the road to feeling great and losing again. You Go Girl!

Hugs
Linda

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LINDA! 11/16/2013 6:37PM

    I had my cardiologist drop the dosage of my Lipitor. But he does want me to stay on it considering my diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

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KING_SLAYER 11/16/2013 6:29PM

    I would say that if you already dropped your cholesterol 200 points with diet and exercise, you don't need no stinking statins! I do understand the Dr.'s reasoning though, you have gotten very close to where he wants you to be and figured with all of your weight loss the statins may not cause you the joint pain this time around. But with that being said, it is your body and only being 10 points over is pretty darn good!

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MOM2ACAT 11/16/2013 5:15PM

    I'm glad you were able to figure out the problem, I hope the headaches end soon!

You are doing so well with the exercise and diet, I bet the cholesteral will start coming down naturally.

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COLOR-BLUE 11/16/2013 3:05PM

    Girl, thank God, that He enabled you to figure this out. There could've been some real damage done. It won't take long, before you feel right as rain, soon. You'll be back in the groove, and no more headaches! emoticon You've been doing so good, and I never left like something was wrong. Well, it's been nipped in the bud, and there are no more troubles!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1BEACHWALKER 11/16/2013 12:55PM

    They gave me headaches too, even fish oil gave me headaches!! Lovastatin is what my husband is on. He tried Crestor and he became really sick on that. He went off that fast! Glad you found out!

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JACKIE542 11/16/2013 12:18PM

    I love that we can do so much research now with our computers, has been such a blessing. So glad you found out what was causing your troubles. emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/16/2013 12:15PM

  Drs sometimes think they are so great mine put me on blood pressure meds because it was 10 points high like you but did not take it

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LADYSTARWIND 11/16/2013 11:57AM

    Here's hoping you found your solution! :)

Headaches / Joint Pain would be definite reasons to drop prescription meds for me...the plateau I could work around...and I do want to keep my cholesterol within range. So I remain on the lowest available dose.

We'll see what my future holds though!

PS...love your Thanksgiving Bear backdrop! :)

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WEEPINGANGEL74 11/16/2013 11:47AM

    Good you figured it out, headaches are horrid. I hope you have a good talk with your Doctor.

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KAZZIE531 11/16/2013 11:24AM

    Good medical detective work Dr. Kathy. Sometimes you have to figure out things yourself. Statins are very dangerous drugs. They can do more harm than good. I refused to go on them. Within a week you'll get them out of your system and start to progress in losing weight. Good for you.
Being a diabetic...I've learned that some Insulin's can cause weight gain. Since I've been off Humalog, I am losing weight and feel better. But when I first started eating healthy, I wasn't losing...this was why. HA!!!
So, I am looking forward to seeing your ticker inch to the right.

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DALMOM2007 11/16/2013 11:00AM

    I'm glad you found the problem. That's why I don't take any medication....unless I absolutely have to. Only because a doctor prescribes it doesn't mean that its right for you. My doctor wanted to put me on High Blood pressure medication...I was only border line on the high side. I told her NO WAY and found how to lower it with my diet instead....no issues since...going on 5 years. Last check-up, she even said that I must just be an overweight person, because physically, I was fine. ...Sorry venting a bit here.

Any, I hope that your headaches will go away now. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 11/16/2013 10:40AM

    glad you figured it out

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LETHA_ 11/16/2013 10:33AM

    I am so glad you discovered this. Hopefully the meds will be out of your system quickly.


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POUTINGPEGGY 11/16/2013 10:21AM

    Glad you discovered what was causing the plateau. Sounds like I had a lucky escape because my Dr wanted to put me on meds to lower my cholesterol. You must feel so frustrated. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 11/16/2013 10:19AM

    Oh - I am so sorry that you had to experience this episode :( - a ton of medications mess with our internal system. I am sad to hear that your crying about a plateau . Those feelings are all part of this entire process and each of us learn how to deal with in different ways. The ten points are important - have you researched any natural ways to drop cholesterol ? Herballegacy.com , really they have been around for centuries . Many people to do not like to stray from Big Pharma into Natural Healing - I was reluctant as well and felt like the herbal Guru - but sometimes we need to try different methods . This plateau will pass - I promise - Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAREN608 11/16/2013 10:12AM

    Hope this helps you.
For me, they are not doing anything, not even muscle pain which is common.
Your cholesterol numbers are so good I don't know why 10 points is that important, just keep eating right of course!!!

Glad you have a doctor that is easy to deal with.
I really want to be a bit less in weight by January to 'show' my doctor. He thinks my weight loss is too slow which makes me upset with him.

My thyroid sometimes fights me, I get tested and sometimes it isn't right, but
I keep at tracking food. I can tell when it isn't right as I feel exhausted. When it works I feel fine. I am hoping as I reduce, the thyroid will work better for me since it is on again off again right now. I do seem to have less tired days a month now which is exciting.

Getting off meds is the goal of so many of us.

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KITT52 11/16/2013 10:04AM

    hope there is something else to try...good luck

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