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Aha moments and other non-caloric little tidbits

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thanks to all of you that shared good words with me yesterday. After all that, when I went to the doctor, despite the logging, and the fitness, my weight was more at the doctor's office than one month ago.

Then I had an aha moment.
Although I have been exercising, and losing some inches, I really have not pushed my intervals to sweating yet. I tend to have some fear to get there. I will get over it. Anyway, the aha moment: I may be building more muscle and not getting rid of the fat, that may be why it is showing as a weight gain. Ahh! Even my wii fit this morning was telling me I gained. Humbug.

I am pressing on.

After the doctor appointment, I went to look at the blenders and scales, and ended up leaving without them, preferring to wait for a time my dh will be with me, as we usually make decisions together. In fact, most of what I intended to buy I put back, except for a few clothes for my grandson, and Easter goodies for my sons. I was careful with what I bought that it would not tempt me to open them. I bought a small solid chocolate bunny for each, and peeps. No little eggs to bust open the bag and ravage.

When my dh went to the store today (I was exhausted after work and working on the bills), he brought me home yogurt. I can't wait to have one, as my evening snack approaches, and I really am hungry.

I also realized my pedometer was tracking me in kilometers. No wonder I was so confused. I played with it til I got it fixed.

Other good news: the biopsy done during the outpatient surgery came back normal - just a polyp. Happy dance. So he did the pap while he was there. Clean bill of health AND my blood pressure was really really good. That is a nice non-scale measure of better health.

Also, we get to see my grandson on April 1, and it will be a home visit at our house!

Oh, and I almost forgot. I kept to my new healthy habit last night. I was off the computer by 8:30 p.m., and in bed by 12:05 midnight. And read a little from my Bible before I went to work this morning, and packed a healthy light lunch.

Going to go quickly track my food and stuff. Funny how quick my computer time goes, though I have spent hours on working bill stuff, not fun stuff.

One step at a time, one day at a time.
Getting healthy IS my job.
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    Isn't it nice to get good news from the doctor! Good for you!
    1798 days ago
  • DAISY443
    All that good news! Wonderful!
    1798 days ago
    Congratulations on your new healthy habit! So glad for that clean bill of health too! I've never looked into the wii fit. Is it helpful to you?
    Visiting the grandson sounds like a lot of fun. Talk about a day that will go fast! Weight loss is a challenge. I'm so glad we're on the journey. Not Sparking is fatal for me. Have a wonderful day!
    1798 days ago
    Great job! I'm so glad that you're sticking with it even if the numbers don't seem to be agreeing with you. You're right that you could easily be gaining muscle. I would take these times to see if you are improving in other areas like inches lost or energy level. Great news on the polyp. That's fantastic! Keep up the amazing work!
    1798 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good, good news to hear! That is incredible you manage to get off the computer at 8:30 pm!! I am frequently trying to catch up with my Spark friends until I am too tired to continue and drop into bed at past midnight to 1 am. Very bad habit, but this is my socializing. Its very hard to keep up which is why I won't join any more teams even though I have had offers and they are relevant to me. I am curious, what happens between 8:30 pm and midnight, seems like you could go to bed earlier then, something I really need to work on. Late nights aren't good when you got to get your exercise done in the morning and get going and make sure your meals are properly spaced apart.
    Keep up the great work!
    1799 days ago
    I love this blog. It is real, it is healthy and it is a lot of wonderful great relieving news. Full of hope and filled with obvious happiness. And I have the same job.
    Healthy is a round the clock 24/7 "on-call" sort of wonderful job, most of the time.
    Congratulations on the clean bill of healthy YOU!
    1799 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon You can do this, so don't get discouraged. It is likely you are starting to build muscle so keep going and push a little harder.
    1799 days ago
  • AHSOKA70
    That is great news about your health! Great work making your healthy habit happen!! emoticon
    1799 days ago
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    1799 days ago
    Just do what you can and for a while just concentrate on DOING and TRACKING. that are the important ones to watch out for, not checking in with the scale.

    Doing Tracking and portion control. Try to eat more proteins and that way you will not be feeling hungry so often. Carbs make you crave but a little fat and Protein do it for me. HUGS and much LOVE Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1799 days ago
  • TLG71567
    I am glad you got a clean bill of health on the biopsy and the blood pressure reading. I am working on getting healthy too. Don't worry too much about the weight gain. I gained this week too. Frustrating, I know. Keep making good choices and you'll see results eventually. : )
    1799 days ago
    LUNADRAGON, I love your SparkPeople name!

    Salt is another thing that can effect weight, a salty meal can leave you up a few pounds the next morning. So many unexpected things can have more salt than you would expect.

    Congrats on the clean bill of health...

    1799 days ago
  • RENATA144
    You are a wonderful person & deserve the best. Keep up the good work ! emoticon
    1799 days ago
    emoticon We really can.
    1799 days ago
    "Getting healthy IS my job."

    I like that. After all, it is something we are working at, isn't it?

    Good luck!
    1799 days ago
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