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October progress, so far! :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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So far, October has been a great month for me. I am reaching my goal of working out consistently. I am starting slowly using the Wii fit. I set my goal between 10-20 minutes a day but I usually get in 30+. emoticon I also went to the gym. It felt good but I couldn't go after that because I was a fool and didn't stretch, which lead to pulled muscles. Ouch! emoticon I skipped two days of exercising but got right back into the swing of things. So, so far 7/9 days moving my body! emoticon I am learning to love working out again! emoticon

For eating habits, they have been pretty good, too. I have had a couple of slip ups but nothing crazy. For the most part, I am making conscious decisions and doing the best I can with what I have. My family brought in junk food and I said NO to the majority of it. emoticon It wasn't too hard. I love the way I feel when I put healthy things into my body. It makes you feel well emotionally and physically.

I started a challenge with my family. We each have to give up an unhealthy item for the entire month of October. If someone caves, they have to submit themselves to a Wii body test. I figure it is a fun, positive way to motivate them. 3 of us have up cookies and another gave up chocolate. It hasn't been too hard for me so far. It feels so good to say that because before my thyroid meds were switched, I would get intense sugar cravings. Not anymore! emoticon

Tuesdays are my weigh in days. Wait a minute, isn't it Tuesday!? The scale is showing
-3 lbs. It's not much but I'll take it! :) emoticon

Only 2 weeks until my Endocrinology appointment.
I am hoping this appointment goes well. Last time, the doctor suggested
gastric bypass. My answer to that is still NO!
He said he thinks even losing 20 lbs wouldn't make a difference. He said 100 would be better (You don't say?) emoticon
He's usually more sensible than this so I was a little surprised. Usually, he tells me not to give up no matter what. emoticon

Let me be the one to say it. 20 pounds does make a difference! Heck, 10 pounds makes a difference! 1 pound makes a difference! Losing one hundred pounds starts with losing one pound, right? emoticon

I *AM* capable of losing weight. It might not be at the pace of others but it doesn't matter. All that matters is that I try MY best! If someone else loses 15 lbs this month, good for them. If I lose 3, heck yeah for me!! I don't need no stinking surgery! emoticon

October isn't even half way through and I feel like I am on a roll! emoticon

How are you doing this October?








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ZACEVETOB 10/11/2012 3:35PM

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SUEPERSTARS 10/10/2012 1:33PM

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Good for you! 3 pounds is not nothing, that's AMAZING! And your attitude is fabulous, too!

Keep going, I know you can do it!!!

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OKBACK2ME 10/9/2012 8:14PM

    Woo Hoo! Slow weight loss is always better than fast! Exercising and eating healthy is always good for your body! I am proud of you my friend! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/9/2012 8:08PM

    Congrats on your perseverance! Every little bit you do is a step in the right direction. You're also learning the importance of each part of the healthy journey - which includes stretching. Getting your family involved is also a wonderful way for them to connect with your journey and support you while also doing good things for themselves. As long as they're not substituting something else instead of what they gave up, then that small change can make a difference over time.

As for the doctor, remember he's human. Maybe he had a bad day, had something else on his mind, or maybe he recently lost a patient who didn't lose weight they way s/he needed to. That will subconsiously affect what he says to you. If he normally acts differently, then try not to let this one time affect your resolve, just wait and see what happens at the next appointment.

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LOSINGLINNDY 10/9/2012 2:09PM

    Your amount of weight release is a very healthy amount for the time frame. The research shows that those who lose an average of 2 pounds per week are healthier and more likely to keep the weight off.

This is an amazingly interesting blog and you are doing well with food and exercise. emoticon

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DIEGELMAN 10/9/2012 12:11PM

    That's the attitude!

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REFFIE1 10/9/2012 12:02PM

    That Dr. sounds coo, coo for cocopuffs! Every one knows even 10 pounds makes a difference and it is just the beginning for other pounds to follow. Why be so drastic and suggest gastric bypass as the first solution? I would go with your gut (pun intended) and try it your way. Seems like you're off to a fabulous start. If you can eat healthy during the holiday season and stay exercising you will be laughing! Also, involving your family in your journey is sheer genius. Keep it going kiddo! emoticon

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TURTLESLOW14 10/9/2012 9:14AM

    What an AWESOME blog, you are doing to wonderful!!! I wouldnt listen to that DR either, they say 10lbs is a HUGE help to the body. I think you are doing an amazing job sticking with it, you CAN lose this weight without that surgery, you are doing good things for your body!

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