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Wednesday, September 18, 2013




Last night I was hungry. It was late, close to 10pm. I was in bed watching Dance Moms when I was hit with a wave of hunger that got me out of bed.








I headed for the kitchen thinking - Well I have been eating well for over a week, I DESERVE A TREAT. It was how I was going to justify an evening snack, a bad habit I have been trying to break. (Normally I drink some cranberry juice and a slice of cheddar, lots of calories before sleeping, or I get nauseated, dizzy.) Then I figured out it was fatigue making me feel that way. It wasn't a blood sugar issue just pure fatigue. When those symptoms hit I need to sleep.







On the way to the kitchen I passed by the bathroom. After a pee (sorry), I went and stood on the scale. I needed to WEIGH MY OPTIONS. ThE SCALE TOLD ME that evening my weight was the same as it was in the morning !!! GOOD NEWS. When I am about to loose weight it stays the same during the day instead of going up from eating and drinking. (For me anyway.) It WAS THE MOTIVATION I needed to skip the evening snack. I was able to distract myself by reading a book and going to sleep. I noticed often when I think I am hungry before bedtime, its really A CALL FOR REST. My body was asking for food to use as energy when I really needed sleep. What a PROFOUND Lesson Learned. I choose to ignore the evening cravings.







This morning I weighed myself and I am DOWN A POUND. My total loss since I started walking last week is 2 pounds. TWO POUNDS !!! Whoo Hoo.










I Lost 2 wonderful pounds this week !







Trying to diet when you can't hardly walk was FUTILE. The scale kept going up. I was hardly eating, but gaining. That's a bad considering I was mostly recliner bound and my husband had to lift me up so I could stand. I am totally AMAZED BY MY PROGRESS. The Bioness has been such a blessing at getting me moving and improving my strength.







Yesterday I needed a rest day due to overdoing it a couple of days ago. I was feeling so good I did 13,167 steps. I did my morning walk, but then I felt so good I cleaned house, cooked, worked in the garden. Before I knew it I had done 13,167 steps. The next morning DH was home from fishing. He wanted to see how well I could walk since getting the Bioness. We walked at Lema Ranch 1.19 miles. The thing is half of the walk is all up hill. It on top of the other walk fried my muscles.

Today I will go for a short walk, but not push myself. My muscles still are crying out take it easy. The good thing is going up and down in my step count builds strength over time. Two weeks ago I was only getting in between 3,000 to 5,000 steps. The progress I have made is tremendous. The weight loss is like icing on the cake.


I cut down my cravings for bad foods by eating REAL FOOD. I made fresh pressed juices at home. Some of the juices I added in superfood spices to enhance the nutrition. I dehydrated home made Flax, almond, sunflower seed crackers seasoned with carrot juice, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and chipolte seasoning. I made Chocolate Ganache with healthy ingredients like raw cacao powder and coconut oil. It's packed full of medium chain fatty oils good for the brain and tons of antioxidants. Oh, to break cheese cravings I made a Macademia Nut Cheese. Yum. It sounds fattening, but all the foods I made were so filling I didn't need as much to be satisfied. Hardly anything I ate was processed, it was mostly clean foods. Snacks were often fresh ripe fruit. I was able to finally break the cycle of eating bad foods.







Most people complain about the scale, stepping on it too frequently. I admit to stepping on it too often. I use the scale as a tool to REMIND ME AS TO WHY I NEED TO NOT EAT as much. I use it to MOTIVATE me to stick to my eating changes and exercise habits when I don't feel like moving or when I feel like giving in. A scale can be used for POSITIVE MOTIVATION, if you allow your mind to think that way. The scale is simply a tool to be used in whatever way we choose to either negative or positive.






I went to sleep dreaming Big Dreams.













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NASFKAB 11/19/2013 11:45AM

  great job

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GRAMPIAN 11/11/2013 6:09AM

  You're doing so well! emoticon

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    wonderful post !!!

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    Beautiful blog,,,,well said ad you are a winner

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FIRECOM 9/24/2013 11:47AM

    I would call this a SUCCESSFUL MID-COURSE MANEUVER. Good on you!!

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MRSRIGS1 9/20/2013 8:18PM

    Good for you!! I'm so happy you are doing well.

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WEDDWT 9/20/2013 3:34PM

    " I noticed often when I think I am hungry before bedtime, its really A CALL FOR REST. My body was asking for food to use as energy when I really needed sleep."
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The night owl in me appreciates this insight.

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    AWESOME. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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BESSHAILE 9/20/2013 7:10AM

    Be sure to drink EXTRA water after strenuous exercise - my physical therapist taught me this. It washes away the lactic (?) acid that causes muscle aches due to unexpected efforts. It works every time! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 9/20/2013 12:34AM

  however did they get that cat to sit still for the picture. mine would never have done it.

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JSEATTLE 9/19/2013 11:49PM

  Lots to think about and lots to smile about!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 9/19/2013 4:33PM

    Though I do better than you, still I am mostly recliner bound. I go from bed, to recliner, (maybe) do a bit around the house, or some exercise, back to recliner, back to bed. Repeat. Yeah, it makes it really hard to get the scale going in the right direction. I am glad to see you are succeeding at it.
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    Way to gooooo! Many good points in this fantastic blog! Thanks! emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 9/19/2013 3:03PM

  keep up the great work

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NONNAOF2 9/19/2013 1:59PM

  You are doing it! To tell you the truth, when I get the hungry cravings at night, I brush my teeth and floss, that way I know my day's eating is finito!! :-)

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  Thank you for sharing.
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LIVELYGIRL2 9/19/2013 1:24PM

  Wow!!!!! I can see why your doing so great. What a great lesson. Really. You gave us something to think about and share.

That also takes some creativity and effort to come up with some of these snacks and better food. Some of those things are pretty expensiv emoticon e if you don't make them yourself.
I also was entertained with your pictures you choose, interesting and entertaining.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Loved the Christmas Cat at the end. Thanks for making me smile. emoticon

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BONIFIANT 9/19/2013 12:21PM

    Just fighting the up and down emotions of MS or fighting the "everything is OK" feeling that can come with MS is hard enough; but learning to know how to overcome the triggers to emotional eating adds a whole new challenge. You are amazing. So happy that you have found a tool to help you keep active. Keep on being encouraged and sharing on SparkPeople. Always watching out for you blogs, thanks.

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DIANNEMT 9/19/2013 12:09PM

    Good for you!!

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ROCKYCPA 9/19/2013 11:44AM

    Good for you - keep on making those great choices!!!!

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KABOOPER 9/19/2013 11:29AM

    That is FANTASTIC!!! it is so hard to get yourself to recognize that when you THINK you want food, sometimes your body really wants something else. like water, exercise or SLEEP.
I think as kids our mom's gave us a cookie or a treat when we were upset so now our bodies just assume that anything that throws us off deserves a cookie!!!
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Well I now try really really hard when I am around children to find new ways of coping with tantrums, cries and the upsets. we distract without FOOD! redirect actions with praise, songs or books. I may have not realized this for the benefit of my kids, but maybe I can help my neice, and someday I will make an awesome grandma!
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NEPTUNE1939 9/19/2013 10:42AM

    I beat the bedtime hunger game by having a warm glass of milk. It provides "Casein" protein that your muscles need during sleep.

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MADEIT3 9/19/2013 9:37AM

    Terrific blog!!

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    Thanks for sharing your journey!

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MIMIDOT 9/19/2013 8:56AM

    Great blog! Glad your doing so well. Keep going! Have a nice day.

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BOILHAM 9/19/2013 7:30AM

    Good message. Glad you're doing so well.

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SANDYCRANE 9/19/2013 7:22AM

    Congratulations. I really need that poster of the donkey in the refrigerator, that was great.

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