CONMOST's SparkPeople Blog CONMOST's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling Crappy I guess I somehow lost those first 6 lbs too fast, because now either my pancreas or liver is aggravating me again. I remember when I lost the 65 lbs the first time around I got this bloated feeling under the left side of my ribs in front. It was either my liver or pancreas. Since the fullness remained for several years, I paid it no mind, but was still miserable. Shortly thereafter, I was diagnosed w/ gallstones (even though I had NO PAIN like everyone else does) so I cleansed w/ juices as a... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:28:25 EST Zumba Went to Zumba last night w/ my daughter & some of the other people in the community. Had a great time, but my rythym disappeared sometime in the last decade, lol. I have a WII Zumba disc one of my other daughters got me for Christmas - I have used it several times, but still can't do both the arm & leg movements at the same time. So I've decided to get most of my Zumba here at home, doing things the way I can do it, then join them all one night a week for the companionship & support & the we... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:39:45 EST Useful Chant (to myself) If I ONLY lose ONE POUND EACH WEEK - I WILL HAVE LOST 52 POUNDS by the end of the YEAR. Then I'll only weigh 175 - almost my weight-loss goal! I CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!! <BR> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:17:46 EST Woo Hoo! Lost one inch from each of my measured areas Slow at losing weight right now, but after taking measurements this evening, I found that I had lost one inch from my upper arms, one inch from my calves, one inch from my thighs, one inch from my hips, and one inch from waist - since January 1st. Love it! OK - I CAN KEEP IT UP & I WILL KEEP IT UP! Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:48:05 EST Feeling Great Today - No Bloated Stuffed Feeling Feeling great. Almost everyday I've been back, I have had a very bloated feeling under my ribs. I have only had 5 cups of water so far today, but also ate differently today. Every diet I've seen tells you to eat cereal for breakfast, so I did all of the other days - either oatmeal or cheerios. Well, today, I decided to eat an egg cooked in a little butter w/ 2 vegetable fiber toast, 1 small potato sautee'd w/butter & onions, & a glass of lite cranberry raspberry juice. Then for lunch, I had 2... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:42:41 EST That Daggone Sodium I try and try - but there is so much hidden sodium in the foods - I try dusting it off the chips & if I have french fries I do the same. But, I still go over the amount I'm supposed to have. I canned my own veggies to help with this, but get in a hurry and just open a can from the store. I do dump the juice out & add a tiny bit of water to heat them, but I can't calculate the changes & it's probably not enough since it most likely is absorbed by the beans. My freezers are too full to buy froz... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:04:27 EST Still Keeping With It Everyday it becomes a little bit easier to eat right & exercise. One of my problems was not getting enough to eat, based on my activity level that day. But wanting to lose weight makes it hard for me to want to eat. Drinking all the water leaves me feeling bloated. I guess the only thing I really like about it is the exercise. I love doing the superman - it makes me feel like I have this rush of oxygen going into my brain. I can think better and remember better. The other strength ones, using... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:31:37 EST Points/Streaks I try to use my Spark Points to show me what I'm doing wrong & what I'm doing right. When I have a lot of points, I know I'm learning new things, doing more things, know what I'm eating, etc. I was busy all day Saturday - running errands, walking & working out on Magic Island in Charleston, going to a reception where my photography was being featured in an art contest/showing, then home to do chores. I kept track of my eating & exercises, but because I didn't log-in on Saturday, I missed out ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:29:40 EST WooHoo! Making Progress I weighed myself this morning & I am down 5 lbs since Monday. Love it! And all because of the Spark People exercises I have been doing. I feel confident I can do this again AND keep it off this time - especially by doing the stress-reducing activities. Take care Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:06:19 EST KNEE PAIN NO MORE I am absolutely amazed - For the past several days, I had been having extreme knee pain, whether I was walking or not. I had just started this program again & had joined in a local group to lose weight and figured it was all over before I even got to go to the first meeting/exercise get-together. I was determined to try to lose the weight/inches since my first weigh-in on Monday, so I just got up and laid down in the floor and did my superman, pendulum, reverse ab crunches, bridges, lying ab... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:04:27 EST 2nd Day Back on the 3rd Time Around Ok- 1st Day, I got back on Spark People & tracked my food, did & tracked my exercises & made plans. This 2nd day back, I did the same thing, only read more articles pertaining to me & my conditions. I checked through the nutrition info on foods I added to my tracker & found that a lot of the nutritional info added by others did not match the same package I was reading, so decided to just enter my own so things would be correct. Still wondering why anyone would enter improper information - is ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:11:21 EST Need To Be More Aware Again I have slacked off in awareness of what I need to do. By this, I mean I am not as careful, nor have I had time to log everything I need to log. I am not eating over my calories, but am eating the wrong foods. I have a bloated feeling more often now, than when I was eating right. so I have decided I HAVE to make sure to eat ALL of the things that are good for me FIRST, then if I still crave something, I will add a pleasure food, still working it in. I HAVE to do more strength training again an... Mon, 6 Nov 2006 09:46:32 EST Sitting Here Thinking LOL. That doesn't happen often enough. No really . . . I was sitting here thinking about how the fat is coming off me. First, my arms trimmed up, then my midriff area started thinning (I had to tighten my bra)and my daughter commented how my boobs now stuck out further than my midriff, lol. Then things started trimming from my feet up. I can see every bone in my foot & ankle now, the calves are trimming, and now I have lost some of the fat around my knees. I can't wait until I lose the "logs"... Mon, 20 Mar 2006 13:46:31 EST I thougt I had blown it this weekend I really thought I had blown things this weekend, what with the 2 meals on Friday, the pizza on Saturday, & then today's cornbread, potato soup, & triple berry cobbler, but I still just only went over each day by under 100 or less calories. My ratios stayed fairly close to the goals, too. I guess I have "learned to have my "cake" & eat it, too". lol. With some planning, I know I can do this. I also got a little more activity in, so I guess that will keep me from at least gaining the weight ba... Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:13:21 EST WEEKEND ROUGH This was a rough weekend for me. Dustin started baseball season. There is not enough time to fix supper before I go. Friday night we ate at Wendy's & I got a childs hamburger meal. Later that night, because he is hungry after the game, I got a pizza bread. THese are weeknesses of mine. I thought I had really blown it, but after tracking it in the food planner, I found that I had oly gone over about 150 calories. Today, I packed some Sun Chips, Grapes, and a Caramel Corn Cake to snack on, but ... Sat, 18 Mar 2006 22:15:54 EST