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Dr Visit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Went to the Dr today to get my blood work. They're running a lot of different tests which is good. While I was there they did my blood pressure and weight too. My blood pressure is stunningly normal. I was shocked how low the numbers were considering I hadn't taken my meds yet.

My weight was a different story. I'm up 6 lbs. I almost cried. I have been trying so hard the past four weeks. I did mess up quite badly this past weekend and I'm working hard to get back on track. I just feel like, all that great work for three weeks and its thrown away for two days of eating crap I really didn't want to in the first place. How can two days of eating badly make all that hard work go away plus a 6 lb gain? I just dont get it.

I'm not happy and am pissed but just at myself for slipping that much. This is why I don't weigh myself. I do it, get disappointed and then get all in my head about it. I also feel alone. My RNs have been great but I don't meet with them until next week. I don't even see the nutritionist for another two weeks and that's a group thing--which I'm not excited about doing.

I'm not sure what to do at this point other than plug along. I'm so bummed. I was thinking I'd at least be 5 down, not 6 up. Well, I've planned my meals for the day and am getting in a lot of fruits and veggies. I should probably get in some fitness time too. *Ack*
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    My #1 Rule - Skip the Guilt
    Guilt = Binging
    Binging = Unecessary Disappointment

    You had a couple bad food days. They are typically KILLER on the body as far as water retention goes. Sweep it away and make the next foods those that you know you need. Its OK. I nearly need to chant this to myself at least a few times a week emoticon've been working out? That will sometimes make you gain before you start to lose. And really...I HATE the doctor's office scale. My appointments are always at some awkward time of day that isn't even close to when I weigh myself at home and that will make me 4-5lbs heavier all by itself ...hate hate hate the doctors scale. emoticon You should just throw that ### out pronto.

    I think a great reflection of your changes over the past few weeks is your great blood pressure reading! emoticon emoticon Always remember this journey is as much about giving ourself the gift of health as it is losing weight.

    Your doing great emoticon
    1817 days ago
    One step @ a time + sticking with it - meal planning is a great start.
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    And emoticon on your blood pressure!
    1817 days ago
    Hang in there, it's a process:)
    1818 days ago
    There are lots of reasons, besides the two days that could have bumped you up. Keep in mind all of the other benefits to healthy eating, the way you feel, energy, loving your body, your blood pressure, cholesterol and everything else.
    Hope your week goes well!
    Hugs- C
    1818 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Do just keep plugging along and do your best to plan in some great food that might help you resist and go overboard at other times. Make sure you are really enjoying the meals you do have, savoring them, and savoring how satisfying they are. You are looking for a way to live with being SATISFIED with eating less food, not just eating less. Unfortunately, that process can't be put on a deadline. But if you need to be eating differently for your health's sake, please ask for the strength to take it seriously and see the process differently. If you eat the wrong things too often, you are depriving yourself of the pleasure of good health and the peace of mind that you have done your best. After that, it's out of your hands.

    BTW, if you have truly been eating less than your body needs, it can still hold on to water while you have lost fat. Unless you have a true retention problem, try not to worry about the water. We are not in the business of trying to manipulate water in our bodies. We are eating well and letting our bodies use their fat for the needed energy. Let your HABITS be the real measure of your success. emoticon
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