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Down 19 Pounds 19days early.


Friday, November 01, 2013

My Life Blog :) Hunger Tracker Day 43-51

Bedrest from November 2010 so it is 2.5years and counting.

This is my life blog covering hunger tracking.. the dull life in bedrest.. the hopes and dreams or random thoughts of the day or feelings and everything else that comes up. I edit my blog through out the day to update whatever needs to be added or changed. I am doing it not only for myself to reflect but to keep me accountable and sharing goals and what nots. Bedrest Day's have turned into years now so I am going to spare this daily defeat and just be sorry for myself on the year annivisary instead of a daily total on what I am missing.

A little about me I have been physicaly disabled since the beging of Nov 2010, I have had two back surgerys in Dec 2011, I still have hope that I will get better March 2013.. I pray for a healing miricle every day and for the strength not to lose faith.. September 2013 I have had a major set back and have been away from sparkpeople for the last 60 days I have found myself now to be at the heaviest weight ever in my life at 210 lbs I have all the weight I lost back and then some I vow too keep on going I will reach my goals all I have to do is keep going one step at a time.

I enjoy sparks people pen pals and if anyone wants to send a sparks mail and get into the sparks people pen pal writing with me I always appreciate getting to know someone new. A stranger is just another friend that I have not met yet. I look forward to hearing from you :)

I am still searching for things to do so please leave me any ideas,thoughts or opinions on what to do in bed to pass time hobbie/craft/or a job would be amazing.. please message me on sparks mail with any ideas.


Today's Reality:

-I am at 55 steps in a day not all at one time but through out the day.
-I can now stand for 30-60 seconds before pain ends it
-I can now sit for 10-15 seconds before pain ends it.
-I use ice packs 15-20 min then off for an hour.
-I use the inversion table 10 min morning and 10 min night as doctor ordered for the traction.
Inversion table increase time to 10 min 2x day at 5 degree incline when there increase incline by 5 degrees start back at 5 min once a day or less and work way up to 10 min twice a day. Do not continue through pain listen to your body. -it is not going too bad but I put myself on ice after i get off the table.
-Use the tens machine as much as possibe
-Use the ulta sound 5 min a day no more you can over use it.
-do physiotherapy streaching/ muscle work each day
-use massage/heat mat as needed in day but no heat for an hour after ice pack warm up slow as per doctor.
- take doctor ordered suppliments and medications
-check out home remedies/online options to help find a fix/cure for the injury or pain.
-no pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting, or bending.
- it is a limited life but i am working on it, the hardest part is the loss of independance.
-See if I would quallify for the diatery supplement. Have to talk to dietition will have to wait for another appointment with doctor to come up to get to it.. one problem/question per ten min appointment. The health care system may be "free" in canada but it is true you do get what you pay for.

Personal Notes/Reminders/Thoughts... things to read each day..

-when I went for back surgery I was told to drink half my body weight in onces of water so I am 191/2=95.5 oz 95.5/8= 11.9375 cups of water per day. So I just round it up to 12 cups a day.

-Get 8 hours of sleep may not be restful but might get better with time.
- I ate when I was not hungry just because it was dinner time. stop the snack so close to the meal or not eat the meal when not hungry.
- divide my calories for the day 1200 so I should have 3... 300 meals breakfast lunch dinner with 3.. 100 snacks in the day..

Hunger Tracker
What I ate, When I ate, Where I ate, How many calories I ate, Why I ate,

Well I am doing great even if I have to pat my own back. I went out to the bar with a friend to see the costumes and even though it is a very short time I can spend in the bar I did not have a high calorie drink in fact I had a cup of tea and I got to see all the costumes. I am paying for the time out with pain today but if I can not get out once in a blue moon then what is the point to doing anything. It was nice to see people even if I did not know any of them.
I have not gone over the calories range in a long time but it is still hard at times when you just feel hungry and the small portion sizes just don't fill you up. I am still measuring out everything and keeping up in it really well. I hope that I can keep it up always so I can keep on the right path and live a healthy life most of my weight loss will be from calorie counting as I can not do much of anything for physical activity so it is good that I am keeping up with it. Pat on the back for me :)

Calories
1200 today's cal
1200 -1550 cal range
0 calories over


The information I found that started the Hunger Tracking:

Hunger Level Sensations and Symptoms
1 Starving, weak, dizzy
2 Very hungry, cranky, low energy, a lot of stomach growling
3 Pretty hungry, stomach is growling a little-------eat at this time
4 Starting to feel a little hungry -------------------------eat at this time
5 Satisfied, neither hungry nor full ---------------------- stop eating
6 A little full, pleasantly full ------------------ STOP EATING
7 A little uncomfortable
8 Feeling stuffed
9 Very uncomfortable, stomach hurts
10 So full you feel sick

Once you begin paying attention to how youíre feeling before and after you eat, you can start to make changes in what and how much you eat according to your hunger. Itís best to eat when your hunger level is at a 3 or 4. Once you wait until youíre at a 1 or 2 and are feeling very, very hungry, you are more likely to overeat or choose less healthful foods. (Remember: Any food will quell hunger, so we often reach for whatever is easy and convenient when we're feeling desperate to eat.) At a level 3 or 4, when youíre just starting to feel some hunger signals, you can make a conscious decision to eat the right amount of healthful and tasty foods. It's important, too, to be aware of how much you eat. It's best to stop eating at level 6 before you feel uncomfortably full (7-10). Your brain registers the signals that you're full slowly, and learning to eat to satisfaction without overeating will take some attention and practice.
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My Reward Ideas...
I am keeping my "reward box" full so I can have a reward for the little things along the way :)

-I have some computer games from a second hand store In my reward box :)

-I have clothes they were second hand but they are nice some are commical but some are cute they are washed and put into my reward box as well :)

-My parents got me some bubble baths other bath salts/beads/ home spa things so it was great to have the gift and now I can use them as rewards as well. You guessed it they are in the box :)

Ideas for rewards to keep putting into the box :)
-finger/toe nail manicure/pedicure set or trip to spa or other make up beauty item.
-books
-movies
-swim suit/goggles/towel/bag/pass/
-clothes any kind underwear/shirt/pants/whatever
-work out equiptment
-new gimic for back pain/injury put away for another experimental surgery if ever there is the option again.
- a beginers cross stitch set to try something new.
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My Goals

Long Term Goal:

September 11th 2013 I am 210 lbs I set my goal to be 110 Lbs by September 24 2014

Goal lose 100 pounds.
1-2 pounds a week.
50 weeks= 12.5 months to reach my goal.

Short Term Goals:

It will take me along time but I will get there one week at a time losing 1-2 lbs a week.

Weigh In Dates:

October 30th, goal weight 196 :) I made it before the goal date :)
november 6th, goal weight 194 :) I made it before the goal date :)
november 13th, goal weight 192 :) I made it before the goal date :)
november 20th, goal weight 190 :) Almost here Current weight 191 lbs 19 days early:)
november 27th , goal weight 188
december 4th, goal weight 186
december 11th, goal weight 184
december 18th, goal weight 182
december 25th, goal weight 180
January 1st, goal weight 178
January 8th, goal weight 176
January 15th , goal weight 174
January 22nd, goal weight 172
January 29th, goal weight 170
Febuary..
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My days thoughts/reflextions:

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Day 43-51
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Well the days are going well Happy Halloween and Happy it was I did not over eat I did not binge on all the candy I found that I have some control :) Yea For Control and not just the control top panties.. thinking of the devils I will have to keep an eye out for some new ones it does not seem that 19 pounds is much when your looking to lose 100 pounds but it is enough to take some of the uhhh.. I can not breath.. out of the control tops so it is time to get some new ones that will keep me thinking uhhh.. I can not breath and I need to pass on one more desert..
I have hope that I will do good with my goals I am 19 pounds down and I am 19 days early :) How can that not make me happy.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DICE80 11/3/2013 8:26AM

    You are an inspiration. Hang in there.

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CAROLIAN 11/2/2013 2:30PM

    So proud of you Keep Positive and motivated we are all with you emoticon

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JUST_BRENDA 11/2/2013 6:57AM

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Talk about making the most out of life despite your challenges. Awesome attitude!!!

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FRUSTRATEDOMA 11/2/2013 2:19AM

    YOU ARE DOING GREAT. YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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MSLZZY 11/1/2013 9:35PM

    emoticon emoticon Ahead of schedule! AWESOME! Hugs!

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-WISPY- 11/1/2013 9:17PM

    You are doing so great Firefly. Keep up the good work honey. :)

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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 11/1/2013 8:58PM

    Sounds like you're doing good. Keep up the focus and the good tracking.

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PEZMOM1 11/1/2013 8:46PM

    You are doing great. Keep it up. You can do it!

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