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Remind me that patience is a Virtue

Sunday, May 12, 2013

***Happy Mother's Day!****

Doing the 60 day fast was an amazing experience. Though extremely difficult I didn't have to think about what I was going to eat or how. I just juiced. Life though restrained was simpler.
And here comes the food and with it a gazillion of choices.

Yesterday I didn't have a chance to write or respond because I was up at Lehigh Valley mall for my sister's painting gig for Coty at Macy's. We were there for 10 hours plus the 3 hour drive back and forth. We had plenty of mean Green and waters with us, but I forgot to take my tomatoes with me. So I went to Ruby Tuesdays by myself for lunch. I asked for a cup of hot water for my teas that I carry with me, a guacamole dip without the chips and got the salad bar. I had lots of greens and tomatoes, olives and peppers. I went a bit heavy on the cheese because they used tongues and not spoons. Then I got to the dressings... I was there for a few min debating and was ready to go for the vinaigrette when I spotted olive oil and vinegar on the side. I was in heaven.

So you say, where does the patience come into the picture?
The scale went up again for a total of 3 lbs above my lowest...
Now 3 lbs are probably just water weight and I am betting that my cycle is due Tomorrow or Tues if it follows the new schedule. Or it could be the cheese... but mostly it is because I haven't been having bathroom visits. I thought for sure I wouldnt be able to stop me from going once I introduced oil and veggies into my plan. But nope.. my body wants to savor things and take its time.
So here goes the waiting game. Feels weird to see the scale moving in the opposite direction. But it's all part of the process. So I might need reminders that I need to be patient with my special body and the way it breaks down foods.

Since I was at the mall I tried to go and buy pants but I am in between sizes so I have to wait a bit till I can buy the next size down. The ones the fit me though a size smaller that what I own, were still too big if they had elastic and if they were the button up ones they caused a muffin top.

At the event, most people who hadn't seen me since Valentine's day told me how good I looked and asked what both sis and I have been doing. And for the extra bonus, 2 people didn't even recognize me LOL They were embarrassed and I said.. oh no.. this is a complement to me. And sis explained about my changes :D

Thank God we took dad's car. Ours died again today and AAA had to tow it back to the mechanic's place. THe guy said it is the alternator... Never a dull moment.

By the way, it was sis's 61st day and she lost 34 lbs! I didn't have a chance to measure her, hopefully i will do that tonight or tomorrow morn.

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:44PM

    Yes Ladysmith,
Lehigh Valley Mall is in PA. About an hour and a half from Philly.
Oh how fun! Fabric shopping!

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:42PM

Sis says thank you!!!
I just like seeing the scale on a daily basis. I know things will get moving again. It is just an adjustment after seeing it go consistently down LOL.

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:40PM

    Revived- LOL I was really focused and haven't had meat in over 60 days - wouldn't be a pretty sight if i ate a burger and had to spend the rest of the day in the toilet :D Plus I can have a burger anytime I want once I introduce red meat into my diet! emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:38PM

I hope you are feeling better. Soon I will be on full blown paleo and I hope with the increased energy I will be able to exercise more and get things "moving". emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:37PM

I hear you but I am on the scientific route and that means that I have to keep charts and checklists on everything I do. That means I am weighing daily and writing down what I eat to see how things work in my body. I don't like it at all - but I need to have a baseline of what is going on.
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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:33PM

    SimCyn, Yes I was waiting to see my dr before I introduced the protein back. So today I made tilapia :D It was awesome!

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SCENIC_ROUTE 5/14/2013 10:31PM

    Camael, I hear you! But it is a bit frustrating when you know the only reason you have extra weight is because you are carrying a food baby!!! emoticon

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LADYSMITHC 5/14/2013 7:31AM

    I've beena way from SP for 4 days. And still lost almost a pound. Yes, we are all in a process and so happy that we have these pages to post and sort out what's on our minds.
You are so fortunate that you have a sister that walks with you through all of this. Most of us are going it alone.
Is Lehigh Valley Mall in Pa? I think I've been there ( a long time ago). Just wondering. I have to go to Pa near Gettysburg soon to find quilt fabric for a back of a quilt.
Press on!

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MOMMA2SKI 5/14/2013 12:26AM

    have faith in the choices you are making. I would think things have to settle to reset your body into a new "norm"?? maybe??
I try to stay away from the scale except Wednesdays and Sundays - those are my weigh days. fyi
I do agree that juicing takes all of the thinking out of eating...
tell your sis congrats on her success from me!

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REVIVED 5/13/2013 11:11AM

    You're my hero for going to ruby Tuesdays and not getting a burger. Seriously, I'm in complete awe of how amazing you've done throughout this whole process.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/13/2013 10:43AM

    emoticon I totally understand about the slow GI system. Mine backs up at times when the muscles in my body shut down from the MS. It's terrible.

Way to go on all the wins. I am having a horrible flair from the MS. I am too weak to juice and stand up.

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    Happy Mother's day! Congrats on all of the progress. Good food choices. Way to go!
I don't weight daily because the frustration would cause me to go mad!! I always have to remind myself to be patient and not compare my journey to people with "normal" bodies. Our bodies work and adjust differently and as impatient as we want to be, it's not an option. Your weight will be okay so try not to stress over it too much.
Just enjoy this Sunday and all of the progress you already made. Maybe now would also be a good time to maybe weigh once a week as opposed to every day. Give your body the time it needs and deserves to adjust properly.

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SIMCYN 5/12/2013 7:21PM

  Happy Mother's Day to you!
You are doing so well. Not freaking out by the weight going up. I would be surprised if it didn't considering that you are now eating some salt that you weren't doing went juicing. You are staying strong and eating your veggies. Was it Tuesday that you planned to start eating meat again?
It won't be long and you will be into the smaller size.
Thanks for the rose.

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CAMAEL100 5/12/2013 6:19PM

    I get plagued by slow moving digestive system when I start to eat healthily. For me, I am finding that half a grape fruit for breakfast helps. You are right, you need to be patient and find what works for your 'new' body!

Let your weight come to a natural balance. You know you are not overeating so all will settle again eventually!

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