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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Here we go again... It's been a challenging week & the scale is absolutely bullying me. It shows an eleven pound gain! emoticon I've been here before and it does not reflect the work that I've done this week. I truly am okay. emoticon But I am not in denial that it is frustrating. emoticon I've shared before that I have an condition that swells my entire body. It's times like this that I have become frustrated to the point of not falling but JUMPING off the wagon.

This blog is for accountability & resolution. I resolve to reduce salt & any other agents that contribute to my present state. I resolve to consistently drink the prescribed amount of water "throughout" the day and not gorge on it to make the quota. emoticon

Wednesday is the start of Lint and the start of 40+ days of putting some things back in order concerning my journey to better health. emoticon

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Have a great week everyone! emoticon

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    Hi Debbie. I have the same problem as you. I have edema and retain fluids - especially in the ankles and wrist. When I have too much sodium then I also collect water around the waist line. So my doc prescribed watching my sodium intake and to not go over 1500 mg of sodium. I am in the process of finding foods that I like that are low in sodium. My chiropractor suggested that I drink coconut water [pure - as concentrate made with water = the water could be contaminated]. One cup a day gives me more potassium than a banana does.

    Lately I have been noticing that grocery stores here where we live, are getting on the band wagon and are selling coconut water. I have read their labels. They may be PURE?? coconut water, but they have more sodium in them. My brand has 30 mg of sodium and the new cheaper ones have 140 mg of sodium. So that is HUGE to me when I have to be ever so careful.

    Anyway. I understand your frustration with the scale. I don't get on the scale. I use my clothes to tell me. I know when I have over eaten as I almost look pregnant with the excess water collecting around my mid drift. I am not to sit longer than one hr at a time. I have to get up and walk or move somehow to get the circulation for the heart going = prevent strokes or heart attacks. I walk or whatever for about 15 min and after sitting down, I use a timer to ring when the next hour is over and I repeat this all day. I found that one can't do the day's walking at one time. The heart needs to be exercised through out the day.

    I got to stop before a book develops. Love You Sis
    1783 days ago
    I agree with CIERAPOET, my friend. The scale is only one tool but not the best tool. Use the tape measure, drink your water and know that you are putting all your effort in and success will come.

    Thank you for the goodies and comments, I am most appreciative. Have a wonderful forty day journey - for me this is my time as well.

    BTW - when I did spell check - the checker here highlighted CIERAPOET and the suggest to change it was to the word SURRENDER!! I like that message. Blessings to you!
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    1802 days ago
    You inspire me Debbie and I thank you. I gained last week too. Let's drop some pounds this week. You have my support! emoticon
    1802 days ago
    Hello Debbie! emoticon

    You may have to push that scale to the side because it's not accurate without any health challenges. Your mood also effects your weight loss and I don't want that to be part of a true gain. Salt can sneak up on you in many different ways and I can always tell if I've had too much because my feet starts swelling. So I'm with you as you focus on your salt intake and PLEASE don't beat yourself up because of what that scale has to say. It's a liar. emoticon Can't be trusted!
    Many Blessings Upon All You Do! God Is In This WITH Us!
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    1802 days ago
    Love the cartoon, lol!
    Keep up the good work!
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