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Day #309 - I won't complain - everythings going to be alright

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Good morning, afternoon, evening!!!

All is good in the neighborhood. I've gotten over the nonsense of my last doctors visit. I declare complete deliverance over this body of MINE!!! I need to make some changes, I need to lose weight and I need to keep my trust in God. I can do all of these things, I know I can.

I weighed in this morning and I'm still carrying water weight. I gained almost 12#s in 3 days. Amazing isn't it?! I took my first water pill late yesterday so it'll take a few days for the fluids to release. I have to hold off on taking one today until this evening as I'll be travelling for at least 6 hours. I'm not driving so I hate to inconvenience everyone else with my frequent need to use the bathroom. So I'll wait. I can even see the fluid build up in my legs when I took off my socks this morning. I expect to hear from my doctor between today and Monday. Usually blood work comes back within 2 days. But ... once I come back from this trip to my niece graduation I'm planning to go full speed ahead. It's time to get back to basics. Tracking, water consumption, workouts, eating, dropping foods from my regimen. I've been lack in my tracking but as of Monday no more excuses.

It's the tracking that works and it's the tracking that I get lazy with. This is one reason I'm seriously considering weight watchers again. It's worked for me in the past and I understand there's some new apps for your cell phone that work really well. I don't plan to go to meetings but do the online approach. I did that before and it works just about like sparkpeople. By the time I return from my mini vacay I will have decided.

I'll be in touch as I'm taking my laptop with me so keep up the fantastic work that I know you all are doing. Thanks always for your prayers and words of encouragement.
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    Yeah I know about the SP app but I believe the WW app you can scan the nutrition labels and it tracks the food instead of putting in everything. I don't know I'm still undecided.

    Thanks for all the comments and I will certainly enjoy my vacay. We did arrive safely!!!
    1785 days ago
    You can do it!!! Enjoy your mini-vacay!!! I mostly track through SP on my phone. It's really convenient and it lets you track workouts and see reports. Try it out first since it's free!!! Either way, you will be successful.
    1785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 4:43:29 PM
    Sparkpeople has a tracking app for your phone, too. I'm on a 97 day tracking streak. While it is hard to maintain consistency, I had to get honest with myself: when I track I lose, when I don't track, I don't lose.
    1785 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Have fun on your mini vacation & praying for safe travels. emoticon
    1785 days ago
  • KLUTZY68
    Hi, I don't have time right now to read about why you retain water, but I did want to mention that sometimes people drink less water in hopes of stopping retention. That is the exact opposite of what they should do because it causes the body to hold onto as much water as it can. So drink LOTS of water! The more you weigh, the more you need; I think it's an extra 8 oz for every 25 lbs of excess weight, plus even more if you exercise. (Don't have time to double check that, sorry!) Good luck! emoticon emoticon
    1785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 10:08:21 AM
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