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Friday, April 05, 2013

Because of having congestive heart failure, I have to weigh myself every day. I really wish I didn't have to. The first month or so of my new lifestyle it wasn't bad. I was pretty much going down just about every day. The last month that isn't the case at all. I'm seeing the down, then stable, then up then back down. It feels like I have to lose every stinkin pound twice! When I look at my progress by the week I am still going down every week so that's definetly encouraging. I just have to keep reminding myself it's a long process and that I must take a day at a time knowing every day will be different. One thing I am very thrilled over and that is how much healthy eating and walking everyday has become part of who I am now. When I think about fatty, salty and sugary foods I used to eat I almost feel sick. They are not tempting to go back to AT ALL. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!
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CHERYL_ANNE 4/5/2013 12:04PM

    Every little step... every. little. step. you take is important as you continue on your journey to becoming the healthiest you can be.

Your weight can vary as much as five pounds throughout the day so don't despair. I know, easier said than done especially as you're stepping on the scale daily. You ARE making progress dear, and you are wise to look at it a week at a time. Don't make yourself crazy - just know that you are doing what you are supposed to and it will come off. You didn't gain it all at once and you're not gonna lose it all at once!

I also step on the scale daily and have chosen to not let the fluctuations get me down especially as I can look over my nutrition tracker and see that I did not eat enough calories over the last couple days to have "gained" - so it's for another reason.

One thing I've had to do is really watch my sodium - 1000 mg or less a day (Mom lives with us and she has Afib - so I started to track sodium on my nutrition tracker because I do all the cooking). If I have more than that amount it takes that much longer for me to lose because I have to flush it out of my system.

I only record my weight on SP when it goes down - and I measure myself once a month. (No point in recording the scale going in the other direction for me as that is the way to madness). I am 10 pounds from my goal and I know it may take me longer to lose this then the other 40 pounds but I WILL get there eventually as long as I don't get in my own way or quit.

Keep going. You CAN do it! And your SparkFriends will be walking right beside you.



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NEPTUNE1939 4/5/2013 11:06AM

    As a heart patient myself I'm in your corner.

Walking & drinking water for me is a ritual as is breakfast.

Since the heart is a muscle it needs protein; for breakfast I make oatmeal with a 1/8 tsp. cinnamon - once cooked I mix in 3/4 cup non-fat milk with 1-scoop of "casein" protein stirring it all together. 1-piece of rye toast also goes well with it.

Casein is digested slower than whey.

Protein powder allows me to cut back on fatty meats. In the words of Spock, "Live long & prosper". God bless, Earl emoticon

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