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Little Setback - Exercise is sooo important!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just before my walk yesterday I received a call from my dad's home healthcare and had to wait for a phone call to see what I would need to do. Dad has Congestive Heart and a fluid problem.

So it was determined to take him to the heart doctor and I fully expected him to be admitted to the hospital again. Praise the Lord, they are going to change his medications and re-evaluate him next week. This meant he could come home.

Unfortunately it also meant poor food choices and no exercise for me. So I am back to 59 lbs down.

My reason for this update? To let new member see that this can happen to anyone, even someone following the program for 8 months now. We are going to have this from time to time. Being unable to exercise properly yesterday meant that my body was using 400 calories less than normally and it will take it's toll when you go over even just a little.

The important thing is to get back on track right away and I am doing just that. I will eat more veggies today and less starch (I didn't say no starch) and it will get my body back to normal again. Flush it all out with water! Lots of water!

**edit: I should tell you what I ate. I had 2 slices my bread with 2 Tbl peanut butter - 522 calories lunch - this would have been ok. But I made DH meatless lasagna and that added about 400 calories to my day when I got home with my dad. I have to estimate since I didn't measure *sigh*

I had my regular breakfast of fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese and had it again for dinner rather than pig out on the lasagna. Apparently the stress made me hungry. Long story short, I was over on my calories about 200 calories but under on my cardio by 500+ and my sodium went through the roof from all the cheese. Best guess is mostly water retention since it doesn't add up to 3500 calories over. But I have always been able to gain easier than lose weight. Just wanted to let you know it wasn't sweets or take-out.

Hugs y'all,

**edit 11/21 - back to 150.6! WooHoo!!
**edit 11/22 - down to 149.9! WooHoo!!
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    making the right choices is hard. i'm glad that you didn't let one bad period wreck your progress.
    3402 days ago
    First, I'm glad your dad is able to stay at home. The hospital thing is hard on everyone.
    Second, Look at you handle stress and a little setback. You seem able to take things in stride and come up smelling like a rose. That bit of fluff will be gone before you know it. Continue on your way. I am following your progress and progressing on my own by learning from you,

    Gini emoticon
    3402 days ago
    You'll take it off again. I know you will. I have had some tough days too. I have learned that when I am sleep deprived ....I snack allllll day. And when I am stressed and feeling traped....I run for comfort and sweets. These are good things to know about ones self.
    Spark On!
    3404 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your Dad but glad they can do it with medication and didn't need to hospitalize him. I'm sure your pound will disappear tomorrow; those things don't usually stick around for just one day of poor choices. It's probably the sodium.

    It's really hard to stay on track with that kind of stress. The main thing is you got back up right away and will do well again.

    You're terrific and an inspiration.
    3404 days ago
  • MARTY19
    Whether you are a newbie or a pro these days happen to all of us. You have such a good attitude about this process that you got back on the wagon and didn't give up.
    3404 days ago
    you are doing well dealing all with the stress.
    may things work out good for you. emoticon
    3404 days ago
    You are still doing great. I am glad your dad didn't have to stay in the hospital. I hope the change in meds will work for him.

    Have a great day. You are amazing :)

    3404 days ago
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