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3 days till weight in.. 30 days away from internet judgement day is comming


Monday, December 02, 2013

My Life Blog :) Hunger Tracker Day 52-81

Bedrest from November 2010 so it is 3 years 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 60 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,

I had a great birthday full of yummie treats and I managed to stay in the calories range I thought for sure I would be over but I was not over I was just under the 1550.. I have been 81 days on my life style change I had three days in the last 30 days that I went over the 1550 calories for the day but I kept on trying and I am hoping that I will still be on track for my major weight loss goal.

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 -away from internet
december 4th, goal weight 186 - three days till weight in :S
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 52-81
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Well the month went by faster then I thought there was about three days in the month that I ended up over my calories alowed for the day and I hope that the slips did not cost me my progress on my road to weight loss. I am not going to give up even if it did I can get back on track it will just take time and effort and I have time seems with the injury I have nothing but time..
I will be doing the weigh in on december 4th so soon it will be my judgment day and the dirty laundry will be aired out to all of sparks people to see... I have my fingers crossed but I am ready to dig deep and try hard to make my goal of 100 pounds it is something i just can not seem to stop wanting.
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MSLZZY 12/3/2013 10:35AM

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ALIALI2013 12/2/2013 2:26PM

    You are doing great my friend. Another thing you may want to try (I used to love it) is plastic canvas...you can make so many good things to actually USE instead of just hang on the wall, etc. I made my first child's diaper bag out of plastic canvas, lined it and personalized it with our name, then used it for out daughter, too. I've made Windchimes, blocks for my kids to play with when they were babies, flowers, pins, things like that, and it's so much fun, at least to me.

Just a suggestion, anyway. You know, it'd be kind of cool to do a videotape of you recovering, I mean, think of all the people who go through that kind of surgery and wonder what it's like, PLUS you'd be showing people your progression through weight loss, too. What an incentive for others. You have such a great attitude, it'd be worth it, plus it'd give you something else to concentrate on, and do.

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Happy Birthday!!

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GRAMPAM 12/2/2013 8:37AM

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