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Weighing out the options

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yesterday and today I walked at work.
I didn't get to put in my ten minute stretches, though I got 3 minutes in yesterday.
Yesterday I walked about a mile, today a mile and a quarter.
I also went to the allergist.
My BP was slightly up, and my weight is NOT where I want it to be.
Kicking my rump in gear. I officially got back to where I was when I started all this. So embarrassed and ticked off at myself.
I keep telling myself that I am in better shape to do this now than a year ago though, because my focus was on recovering from the surgery. Now I can focus on improving my health, losing the weight, and healthy eating. So - my current "starting weight" is higher than my starting weight in 2009, by five pounds. I didn't need it then, and I certainly don't need it now. Any new clothes I buy I want to be smaller, not larger.

So glad I am working somewhere that allows me to walk, even if it is just bathroom breaks. Those steps add up.
Oatmeal for breakfast, cup of coffee.
Lunch - rice cake with 1 tbl of peanut butter, and nearly a whole apple.
Getting my water down today = over 5 already, starting my next water bottle soon.

Ok, There are no options.
I have to do this.
Now.
I will set my weight at the truth of my doctor's scale yesterday and face it like a changed woman. On a positive note, my allergies and asthma are in better control than a year ago.
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FROSTY99 11/15/2012 10:38PM

    Deborah-it won't be easy, but you can do it. It is not easy to hear those words when we go to the dr but sometimes it is the wakeup call we need. I know it was for me. That was back in Sept and on Oct 1 I started my new eating plan and today I am 20 lbs lighter so we can do this - you are not alone. I am here with you with another 37 lbs to go.
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NORASPAT 11/15/2012 9:08PM

    Deborah, you are doing well but you must not eat too little either, Getting in your nutrients is very important. I eat too many fruits my apples are close to 100 and so I eat too many carbs. I am almost always under calories but rarely under carbs. I find I like nuts i only do i/2 ounce but walnuts and almond just zap the FATS categories away HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 11/15/2012 6:13PM

    So sorry you are 'restarting' at a higher weight:((
Good signs are having to make frequent trips to this far away bathroom at work -that should mean you are drinking lots of water!
Want an easier way to lose weight? Ditch the carbs! Eat lots of fruits and veggies, so much so you don't have room for the breads and the like. I see far too many people eating far too many processed (meaning high sodium) carbs for their meals and not nearly enough complex carbs. Its the fruits and veggies that give you the complex carbs that will fuel your energy longer and give you better nutrition. Only one fruit in two meals?? So not enough!! They actually recommend MORE than the old standard of five a day -more like 8-10 a day servings! The best thing is they are low calorie so you can eat MORE of them then you can the grain products. Most of the time the only grains I eat in a day are 10 whole grain brown rice crackers. I usually get 10-13 furits and veggies in a day. There are so many varieties out there, they never get boring.
That is fantastic news your allergies and asthma are better! I hope the trend continues!!
You can find a way to do this! You can! I have faith in you and will be right here, cheering you on!
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AMALIA8 11/15/2012 5:31PM

    Great job getting in those steps and thus getting in lots of walks at work. WOO HOO! Good for you changing your tracker to your new high weight. I had to do that too and it wasn't fun. However, it's better to be honest with others and ourselves. So, great job! Keep up the amazing work and you'll reach your goals in no time!

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