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    DONANDMARY77   27,005
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Hello to all my Spark friends

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I thought I should give a quick update about what and why you haven't seen me here much lately. I think most of it had to do with feeling a bit of shame over gaining weight. I dealt with some emotional issues when I got back from the USA and found that emotional eating got the best of me.

I am back, but because of my schedule, won't be on sparkpeople that much. I am seeking God more than ever and don't want anything to interfere with that. I am determined to bring glory to God in everything, including my body.

I wondered why I had been finding it more difficult to exercise this year. I tried and tried to get my motivation back, but it was short lived. I would exercise and feel tired and painful after. I think I know what was wrong. My borderline high pressure went up. I noticed that I had swelling in my hands-something I never had before, so I asked Vino. Vino put me on a water pill and a couple of days later the pain was gone, but I was still not feeling well.

Long story short- Vino checked my pressure and it was high. He has monitored me every few days as he adjusted the water pills to decrease my pressure.

Well there are several side effects of the pills I am taking.
1. I can't be far from a toilet for several hours after taking.
2. My legs have become easier to move and I have been able to to my workouts again.
3. I have lost about 10 pounds of water weight, which really I am happy about!

It has been a struggle. I was up to a higher weight than I want to admit, but have gotten all that off plus another 8! This all started about a month ago! I have lost a total of 20 pounds- yes I know half is water weight, but who cares?????
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LUV-BEING-NANA 10/12/2011 2:30PM

    Glad to hear from you Mary. Sorry to hear you have had such a struggle but sounds like things are turning around for you!! God bless!
Michelle

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NO_DEFEAT_HERE 10/12/2011 10:46AM

  Good to hear that you are back - even if it's not as much online. I know the feeling of getting sucked in - I am slowly learning that I need to stay off the computer until afternoon. Keep up the good work and God bless!

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CAROLYN0107 10/11/2011 9:53AM

    Mary, it's so good to see you Sparking again. I was also great SKYPEING with you this morning. It started to rain while we were doing so and my internet went off for hours. It just came back on now. I'm so glad that Dr. Vino is taking good care of you and that you are getting medicine for that high blood pressure. Exercise but don't over do it. Keep Walking though. I'll be looking forward to updates on your BLOG. Don't give up, no matter now much weight you gained. I'm glad that the WATER weight and more has left you!! We'll SKYPE again soon. I'm off to class.

HUGS.

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KRZYKAT3 10/11/2011 9:17AM

    having just started on water pills myself, I can certainly relate to being happy the water "filling" is gone. You feel like a fully filled twinkie bursting at the seams.

Good for you for doing what you have to do, please stop by oncce a month or so and let us know how you are!!

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GIRLINBRAZIL 10/11/2011 6:13AM

    So glad to hear from you, Mary! Been thinking of you and hoping you were okay. Hope now that you can feel good exercising again and feel good about you again, too!

Take care!

Michele

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HYPERTHRON 10/11/2011 4:04AM

  Hai there

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