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Weighin Wednesday


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I feel like a failure. Weight back up to 254.8. Well down from 255. I have had a rough few weeks. The new BP Med that caused the water weight to fly off actually caused a potassium deficiency. That was pretty scary as I had heart palpitations and a few episodes of shortness of breath. I'm on a potassium supplement until further notice but my level is back to the very lowest of normal. When it was tested before I started the Med it was right in the middle of the range but closer to the high end. The pharmacist told me not to eat high potassium foods but I'm glad I did because it would have taken much longer to get into the normal range.

Now my Dr just has me taking 3 doses of the Med that I feel has stalled my weight. Not happy but hopefully it will help. If I can't get some of this water weight off by Saturday I am cutting my carbs down to 120 next week. If that doesn't move the scale after a week or two then I will send a message to my Dr. I refuse to be stuck because of a Med any longer than another month.

I tried to do a walking video Monday and earlier today but the rainy weather seems to be doing a number on my foot that I broke last August. Today I will get up for 5 minutes each hour and Today I won't give into the candy monster.

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K1TT3N 4/13/2013 11:25AM

    I love you call candy the candy monster. Both are good goals

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JMHERRING78 4/12/2013 10:47AM

    Can you throw out the candy? I know it sounds wasteful, but if you can't give it all away to other for them to enjoy, at least think about it. We gave the majority of ours to my coworkers and then threw out what few pieces remained in the house after a few days went by and the kids weren't asking for it. (The kid in me was screaming in revolt! It goes against everything my inner kid stands for!) But it was worth it to me to get it all out of the house and away from my lack of will power!
As for your feeling like a failure - that is so not true! The very fact that you are trying speaks to the opposite! I spent 2 years taking medication for migraine prevention that was causing me to gain weight while I exercised and dieted my brains out! Any normal person would have been anorexic, but I was GAINING 5-10#s a month! Talk about feeling like a failure. I finally found a Dr that took me seriously and took me off that med and helped me re-evaluate everything I was doing, but by then, the damage had been done - to my metabolism, my weight, my psyche, etc. I'm 7 years and 2 babies later and still have a lot of that weight to work off, but I refuse to give up. I am in a lot better shape than I was back then, but I had to re-start very slow and a little at a time to get here.
Just take your time, don't give up on yourself - You are worth every minute of it!
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SIMCYN 4/11/2013 10:02AM

  My heart goes out to you. I worked as a cardiac nurse and have seen/treated so many going through med adjusting.

I also wanted to say thanks for the encouragement on my blog "day 3 of juice fasting". It is so needed, although surprisingly, I am not having too hard of a time with the juicing as of yet. fingers crossed.

I took my blood pressure this morning, and I am already seeing a drop. fingers crossed on that continuing.

Stay strong and think of me if you need to ask questions.. afterall, I'm a stay at home mom now and my nursing knowledge is just sitting there.

I also think I sent you an email earlier thinking you were the person who had been juicing for a month. If you are that person, sorry. I'm a bit new at using Spark even though I have been a member for a while.

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MICHELELYNN777 4/11/2013 10:01AM

    You are NOT a failure! I'm just glad you found out what was causing heart issues and it is fixable. Has your doctor figured out why you are retaining water? I know it's frustrating to not see movement on the scale, but you have the right attitude to keep up the healthy eating that works for you~low carb, no candy. Hopefully they will get things figured out and put you on medication that will work for you. Are you still tracking? I haven't checked in because I've been so tired after work that I haven't been getting on the computer. But I have tracked and doing ok. Exercise is hit or miss. Story of my life~lol! Hang in there, Deb! I'm here cheering for you!
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ROTTMOM71 4/11/2013 8:39AM

    The potassium deficiency sounds scary! I had no idea...

Keep in mind that we all have setbacks, and this won't stop your momentum completely. Sounds like you have a plan to stay on top of it with your Dr., so that is a great thing. Keep taking care of YOU!! emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/10/2013 4:27PM

    It's good to stay on top of things. I had a med that was causing my weight gain too. Fortunately (?) I developed really severe migraines from it and as a result convinced my doc that I couldn't take it any more. Now if I could stop eating as much...
Keep up the good things and don't be so hard on yourself.

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JEAN111766 4/10/2013 1:30PM

    Getting up each hour and not giving into the candy monster are great things!
Don't be so hard on yourself... your body is trying to figure out what is going on with it. I'm glad you are staying on top of things and knowing what is going on, you are your own best health care advocate :)

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