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Saturday, March 30, 2013

I have been in funk over not losing weight. It is nice to have that number even though the mind tells you all is well. I know it is not the main thing in weight loss, but I guess years of conditioning is hard to throw aside.

I know what everyone is going say. I have a little confession. I have the worst stomach of any one I know. My diabetic meds tear it up. Then I top those with the NSAIDS for the arthritis and the stomach pain commences. Yes, I am on stomach meds, Tums, and Mylanta and still have trouble. The best med for the stomach is way too expensive so I have given up on that on, however, I still take a prescribed one. The diabetic meds are the mildest on the market as well. What happens is my stomach gets so bad, I take a meds break of about a week or 10 days at a time. Of course, my sugars go up a bit (not too bad). I think it causes me to retain fluid. Last night, (I am back on meds), I ran to the bathroom every three hours. All night long. My sugars were really good this morning - 99 s0 I figured the urination was related to the fact I hadn't take the meds. I got on the scale and 222 1/2. WOO HOO!!! I have decided since I am having a fluid problem off the pills, I will stay on them to the point where the doctor has to intervene. If I can't eat, he will do something. I am thrilled!!! I worked so hard to get to this point!!!

Exercise is hard for me to get because my job is physical. I wrote the Coach and they were saying something about how it becomes a regular life activity and you burn less over time. I have ramped up the speed of my walking to where I am breathless (not panting). Last night, I did my run in record time. It used to take me 4 hours, then 3 1/2 and last night it took me 3 hours. I do delivery work so I walk a lot. The same with my day job. I was done and home by 7:15 last night instead of 8:30 and I didn't have to take a nap on the side of the road. I noticed I had stopped napping a few weeks ago. I am getting better and can still use my job as exercise. Also, I find myself car dancing a lot these days!!!

These are small things to many people, however, to me they are huge. I was up to 304 pounds at one time. I would always diet two weeks before going to the doctor so he wouldn't know. I did the same when I joined sparkpeople. I don't think I was ever registered here at 304. I think I started spark at 300.

It does get better is what I would tell anyone. There are hard days, but in time it does get better as we are getting better.
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    Wow, that's great on the weight loss! You're really doing so good!!

    The diabetes medication I was on really tore my stomach up, too. I have IBS or something, because I'm always in *horrible* pain. I thought everyone was, to be honest. Then I started talking to people and they were like, no, that's not normal. Sigh.

    It sounds like you're making a lot of progress lately! I'm really happy for you. emoticon
    1149 days ago
    And how much more fun for grandbabies when they have interactives!
    1152 days ago
    Eat right and keep on exercising and you will reach your goals. Hang in thre.
    1152 days ago
    Exercise, eat right, make life style changes, rest and sleep! That's the key to weight loss and healthy life.
    1152 days ago
  • v MJRVIC2000
    Exercise, eat right, make life style changes, rest and sleep! That's the key to weight loss and healthy life. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1152 days ago
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