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I made it through week 4!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Well, this has been a pretty bad week. My poor Puppy Indica apparently had a doggy stroke and we were terrified for a lot of this week that we were going to lose her. It was incredibly hard on all of us. She seems to be making a full recovery though!!!!!!!!!! Fortunately though, my diet didn't suffer at all. I managed to get through the stress of this week without stress eating! I was very happy about that!!!

On Thursday I had my 1 month check up at the doctor to check my BP and weight after being on the Phentermine and alli. My BP had come way down. It was at 118/70! She was pleased with my progress and gave me the pills for another month. I don't know how long she is going to have me on them, but I'm very thankful for the time that I do get them. They REALLY take away the urge to just sit and eat. With these pills, I'm retraining my body and developing a different relationship with food! I needed this so badly! The Phentermine gives me energy and when I start to feel tired, I can eat a little bit and be re-energized! This is making it to where I no longer sit on my couch and watch tv and eat. I am now getting up and doing things! I LOVE IT!!!

My weight loss for this week was minimal again, but I'm very happy that I did lose. I lost 2lbs again this week for a total of 17 lbs for the month. I was really hoping for 20lbs for the month, but this is close enough and with the amount of stress that I've had the past few weeks, I'm very happy with my progress!

Well, I guess ON TO WEEK 5!!!! Happy Sparking Everyone!!!
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    17 lbs is amazing! :-)
    1959 days ago
    Thanks Claire! I'm trying very hard to be good to myself. I do struggle with that, but I am doing my best to be proud of my accomplishments and not get down on myself if I don't live up to what I think I should be doing. My hubby keeps telling me that I need to be proud of the fact that I'm doing anything at all because it's more than a lot of people are doing and more than I was doing. Thank you for all of your support. I promise that I will do my best to be more positive!
    1959 days ago
    You are doing fabulous - way more than I'm doing at this point. 17 pounds. If you truly are unhappy with that then I think you need some practice patting yourself on the back! I invite you to consider looking in the mirror every day and reminding yourself of 3 things you do well.

    It sounds hokey, but it works. I read a study once that our brains don't hear NOT in sentences. If we say I will not be lazy, our brain hears I will be lazy. It's so important to say positive things about ourselves. And you deserve a LOT of positive self talk because you have set some goals and you are doing what you need to do to achieve them. If we all did that, SP would be out of business!
    1961 days ago
    Colleen~ I really like INDYGIRL's quote! That is definitely something to keep in mind! I really am not trying to minimize my results, but I just feel like if I'm going to be spending money on these pills and taking that money away from things that I could be getting for my family that I should be losing as much weight as possible. I guess I just feel a bit guilty about spending that money. You are totally right though! My insides are getting much healthier and my outside is starting to show it a little bit too, so I am incredibly happy about that! My kids need a healthy mom!!! Plus I no longer just sit and feel horrible. I do things with my kids all the time now and that means the world to me!!!

    I am also happy about Indica! I felt like my heart was being torn apart when I thought I was going to lose her. David got her 12 1/2 years ago because I couldn't have a dog at my apartment and I wanted her soooooo bad. He and I were just friends, but because of her, we started spending almost everyday together and began dating. She holds such a special place in our hearts!!!
    1961 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    Great job at not stress eating!!! That's the part that gets me every time.
    So glad to hear that Indica is making a full recovery. Love our furbabies!
    Please stop minimizing your success - 2 pounds per week is emoticon , and 17 pounds in just one month is absolutely amazing!!! Also, those blood pressure numbers are so great!
    I was just reading an article last week about how our insides are getting healthier before we ever see results on the outside - and that's the most important part! Being HEALTHY is way more important than being SKINNY! I read a DailySpark blog yesterday by INDYGIRL, and she had a great paragraph about how she prefers to lose only 1/2-1 pound per week on average and not deprive herself of anything. Her best quote: "I'd rather lose weight slowly and happily than fast and miserably." I LOVE IT!!!
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    1961 days ago
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