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Monday March 12 2012- ALL OF MY DUCKS ARE IN A ROW!

Monday, March 12, 2012

All my ducks are in a row! I have gone to a couple of doctors, have had blood drawn, even had a procedure done that I have been putting off for years- in preparation to get into high gear for losing weight. I am VERY healthy, great blood pressure, fine cholesterol, no precancerous issues, ...... but my chart (and I did see it) says MORBID OBESITY (I have 70+ pounds to lose)... OUCH! AND then my doctor tells me, let me take some pressure off of you, "forget exercise for now"... let's just focus on your food intake/portion control. DID SHE REALLY SAY THAT??!! She wants me to substitute two meals with replacement meal bars or shakes and eat a well balanced dinner... and NO EXERCISE??!! Kiss of death for me, I have to pretend I did NOT hear that at all! I will NOT forget exercise, I just can't. Since January 9 (my last blog) I have been walking, riding an incumbent bike and doing the elliptical-- not very regularly but about 2 x a week-- the eating has been questionable. So yes I will be focusing on eating, but I can not stop the moving-- it keeps me off my antidepressants (and I like being off meds!).

So this is what I am gonna do.... Monday is blog day- and I will blog what it is I am willing to do to lose weight for the week ahead of me and Thursday is weigh in day- that is how I will stay accountable. I have tons of healthy choices in my house for everyone (and I have to keep up with that!)- and I plan on cooking 3 x week from Sparkpeople recipes. I will work hard EVERY day to get all of my water in. I can not eat two replacement meals-- I have done that before and it doesn't make me feel well BUT I will eat one bar or shake a day for ONE meal or snack (usually after work I need something) and then cook healthy meals for dinners. I will exercise when I can- I will make great effort to do so- even if it s just a 20 minute walk. If I journal my food, that is a bonus- right now I am focus on the above basics!

Let's hope Day ONE turns into Day 174 (days until my sister's wedding)... AND LET'S GET MORBID OBESITY OFF OF MY CHART!!! I WILL have gastric by pass surgery if I can not, this one last time - lose the weight and keep it off... If I am at MORBID OBESITY status by 50 I will have the surgery.... I have 5 years to lose and maintain! I can do it- My mom had the surgery and it has NOT been easy-- it is NOT the easy way out, it is a total lifestyle change. I would really like to avoid the surgery BUT will not wait until 70 to do it (My Mom is 69 and finally did it- I am SO SO PROUD of her-- she is so determined to live a pain free life, a full active life and she will!!). I will not have her do this in vain, I will watch her and learn from her and try my hardest to avoid the surgery. She is very inspiring, VERY!! I do this for ME and for HER!

Let's begin!
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  • CINDYO8128
    I have a friend that was told by her doctor not to workout but to focus on her food. She had the lap band procedure done and that controls her food intake for her. She explained to me the other day that if she stops moving then her body hurts. He then told her that walking would be fine but not to add any weights or muscle building exercises.
    I am in school now to be a Homeopathic Practitioner and one of the first things we learned was that no matter what you HAVE to move your body. I'm not talking run a marathon or anything but walking yoga and aerobics are all necessary to improve your health and physical state. The more muscle you have the more calories you can burn in a day so some light weight training is especially good.
    Don't push yourself too hard or you won't want to continue, but you know your body better than any doctor.
    I know that you will reach your goals one day at a time one pound at a time.
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    2141 days ago
    You go! And I can totally related about exercise being the catalyst of getting off meds. That's incredible! Amazing for you! Don't stop moving! Even if it's parking further away from your building and walking the length of the lot....JUST. MOVE.

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    2143 days ago
    You can do this... one step...and one day at a time...

    2143 days ago
    Sounds like you have your priorities in order! Have a great week.

    2143 days ago
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