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Just a quick update.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013



Things have settled down a lot over the last couple of days. Iím still following the four golden rules conscientiously. Iím eating well, though eating when Iím hungry is fine when Iím at home, but difficult when waiting for a bus! I refuse to eat those obnoxious, sugar filled breakfast bar type thingys, Iíd rather have a kit-kat. Still I didnít die from lack of food, I just had to wait till I got home! I have learned to eat till I start to feel full, comfortably satisfied, which is probably better than stopping when I stop feeling hungry,. Iím hungrier, and therefore eat more, on days after Iíve exercised, which seems reassuringly normal.

I am still doing the Havening technique several times a day. The initial feelings of euphoria have mostly passed, but Iíve been left with a general happiness, and feelings of well-being, contentment and quiet determination. I seem to see things to smile at all the time.

I am supposed to be doing 20 minutes a day exercise, to correlate with a surgical need to prevent my blood pooling, and I have certainly been fulfilling that! On Monday, I went to the gym and did an evening spin class. My first ever!

I met my son in the gym, about half an hour before the class started, and we did a gentle warm up. It made such a pleasant change to have someone to work with, even though it was only gentle. I didnít want to expend too much energy and leg strength as I didnít know what to expect. I used to cycle to work and back daily, about 60 miles a week, and I was hoping that some of the muscles still remained.

I was a little intimidated by being the oldest and fattest person in the class! I certainly wasnít the biggest whinger though!! Personally I felt that if she had the breath left to whinge, she wasnít pedaling fast enough! I think the instructor took one look at me and expected me to make 10 minutes max too. My sons quiet confidence that I could do this, meant that come hell or high water, I WAS going to do all 45 minutes, but OMG it was hard!

I couldnít do such high resistance as the regulars (I got up to 13), and I couldnít pedal as fast, ( up to a respectable 132rpm), I certainly couldnít stand up and pedal, but I did pedal all 45 minutes, and I will improve! At the end the instructor gave me a brief hug and said Ďwell doneí and that made my day! Iím booked in for next week!

I digress. I will probably weigh and measure myself on Sunday, then do the operation CD track Sunday night. Iím walking both days over the weekend, and you certainly wouldnít hike after having abdominal surgery. So Iíll keep you up to date next week.

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JULIA1154 2/5/2013 4:36PM

  Well done - I'm impressed by your Spinning!

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MARTHROID 2/4/2013 12:48AM

    Nice going. I can't do a spin class for anything. It wears me out too fast. Good going!!!

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RLLRKAT 2/2/2013 8:25AM

    You are amazing! I'm inspired by you!

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CHIASMA 2/1/2013 1:55AM

    Eating until slightly full instead has really helped me make it through the afternoon without dying of hunger. If I stop when I'm no longer hungry then I'm hungry again 20 minutes later.

Way to rock out with the spinning class. I get a sore bottom from bikes so I tend to avoid them, but I'm inspired and impressed by your determination.

Comment edited on: 2/1/2013 1:55:56 AM

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LEVELPATHS 1/31/2013 1:05PM

    Woohoo! Well done you! :-)

On the breakfast bar thing - have you tried geobars?

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DAWN14163 1/31/2013 7:28AM

    Blimmin well done!

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DOVESEYES 1/30/2013 10:38PM

    I love that you got a hug, you deserved it.
Nice son you have too.

All the best for the 'op' day.

Interesting to see how its working for you. emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 1/30/2013 7:26PM

    You certainly deserved the hug. emoticon

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MILLISMA 1/30/2013 6:19PM

    That was some spinning class. emoticon emoticon

Looking forward to continued updates. emoticon

hugs.....Mary Anne

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CHICCHANTAL 1/30/2013 3:43PM

    I'm looking forward to borrowing this book on Saturday.

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GOLDENRODGIRL 1/30/2013 12:04PM

    Good for you! Spinning class completely intimidates me.

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SHELLYBABE2 1/30/2013 11:03AM

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Glad things are going so well for you - look forward to hearing from you post-op cd :)

You should feel so proud of yourself after your first spin class, good for you for showing everyone you could stay the 45 mins course!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/30/2013 9:28AM

    I'm sure you will sail through your "op" as the risks are lower for you than some of the people we see on the telly. One man was 48 stone and had his op!
Sending good vibes

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KIWIANN 1/30/2013 9:13AM

    Sounds like you are doing great - moving from Euphoria to general happiness and contentment sounds like the transition from infatuation to love! Hope the ready smiles are with you to stay!! emoticon emoticon

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AKELAZ 1/30/2013 8:38AM

    Hope you're proud of yourself - a spinning class is no small feat - or so I believe as I've never had the bottle to try one. Really admire you for your energy and fortitude. Also happy for the update on the gastric band run up - have the book but only halfway through - a lot of time consuming commitments right now - but look forward to starting the havening and getting prepared for the installation. Do keep us up to date with your progress.

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-POOKIE- 1/30/2013 8:29AM

    Thats really great of the instructor, shows she cares enough to pay attention to the class.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/30/2013 7:36AM

    Way to GO, girl.
I am so very proud of you.
Love your "Spunk"
Audra

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PINKANGEL73 1/30/2013 7:36AM

    So impressed with you - spinning wow! The amount of exercise you do, you deserve to be sylph-like!

Very interested in the havening technique results. I found a clip on youtube - is it the same one I wonder. Tapping collar bone, looking up/R/L/R, stroking your arms while imagining skipping over a road, humming happy birthday and so on? Can you let me know? If it is I will make a concerted effort to do it on a regular basis.

Thanks in advance Stonecot and more power to your elbow!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/30/2013 7:36AM

    Keep it up, you're doing great!

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XTINA46 1/30/2013 7:00AM

    Well done indeed Stonecot! Onwards and upwards! Good luck with the Operation!
Eagerly awaiting progress reports :-)

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