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After Thanksgiving

Monday, November 26, 2012

We went out of town to visit my fiance's family for Thanksgiving. After the craptastic week I'd had leading up to Thanksgiving, I was really glad to get out of town and focus on other things. I met a bunch of the fiance's extended family, which might have been stressful at any other time, but was actually not very stressful at all, even meeting 15 new people. Plus I managed to maintain my weight over Thanksgiving.

That last statement is not really something to be proud of. One, I've been maintaining my weight for three months. In theory that's good, but the reality is that I still have a lot of weight to lose. And I'm not making excuses (well, maybe I am), but my BP medication is still giving me issues. We've tweaked the dosage several times now and it's still not right. I'm going to my doctor on Monday to talk to her about the BP med fiasco (going on four months of feeling not-so-great due to the wrong meds and the side effects) and see if we can't get a resolution. Or if I have to go to a cardiologist at this point to get me on the right medication.

I'm frustrated at my lack of progress, but the BP med issue and my still-healing foot (with the plantar fasciitis) is to blame there. I'm eating pretty well, although I did fall off the vegan wagon (briefly) on Thanksgiving. I tried some macaroni and cheese that my fiance's dad made. And discovered that it didn't taste very good to me. I also tried a couple of Hershey's kisses, with the same result. I think I've finally broken myself of the dairy craving. I don't want it anymore. Now that I know that I don't think it tastes good anymore, it will be much easier to avoid and not feel deprived.

We did go for a late-lunch walk today, though. Finally managed to break the 250 Spark Minutes and got a trophy...it's been months. :)
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BATCHICK 11/26/2012 2:59PM

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Don't downplay all that you've accomplished!

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MYBULLDOGS 11/26/2012 2:44PM

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my sister lost 105 pounds walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60.

i use a salad plate as a dinner plate.

i use a childs for and spoon so i eat slower. it takes your brain 20 minutes to tell your stomach your full.

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BRACEYM1 11/26/2012 2:38PM

    Even though you have not gone down in weight, not going up is still an amazing feat, especially over the holidays. Congrats! Keep strong and you will get there.

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