SCCUDDLERS's SparkPeople Blog SCCUDDLERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Plateaus.... I have been dealing with a plateau for over a month! I keep loosing and gaining the same 2 lbs. It is driving me crazy! <BR> <BR> I keep reminding myself of how far I have come. It's not easy to loose 125lbs. I'm doing so much more now than I've ever been able to do. <BR> <BR> I plan to keep on running, weight training, etc. and hope that I can break this plateau. I want to loose at least another 20lbs, but would prefer 40lbs. <BR> <BR> How do you deal with and break plateaus? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:06:16 EST 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back I loose 2 lbs and I gain 1 lb. I loose 2 lbs and gain 1 lb. Over and over again. I guess over the long hall it ends up meaning I weigh less, but it is still so very annoying! Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:37:13 EST I've Lost My Running Partner... My hubby has been running with me for the past couple of weeks and it's been wonderful sharing that time with him. <BR> <BR> He just informed me that while at work today he bent down and felt a stabbing pain in his knee. No running for him tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:20:44 EST Less Than a 1lb to Go... I have less than a 1lb to go before I am no longer considered obese! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> I can't believe it was just a year ago I was considered morbidly obese. What a difference a year, surgery, and lots of hard work can make. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> There are so many things I can do now that I wasn't able to last year. Little things like crossing my legs, putting on my pants without sitting down, wearing high heels for longer than 5 minutes, not using my ca... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:24:00 EST Sometimes I Even Impress Myself! It's not often, but it happens. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I actually went running/walking in the park while my daughter was at gymnastics. It was VERY cold and the sun had already set. Now there was plenty of lighting and my hubby was there, so no safety worries. <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> I am not one to do cold. It aggravates my neuropathy and a little cold feels like torture to my body. But I didn't let that stop me. I was determined not to miss my C25K session, even if it was fr... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:33:38 EST Gained 2.4lbs = FRUSTRATED! 2.4lbs, WTH?!? At least that is how I felt when I stepped on the scale this morning. I just couldn't believe it. I don't know why I would gain that much in a week. I've been doing lots of cardio, watching what I eat diligently - errrrrr! <BR> <BR> I don't know if I'm retaining water, gaining muscle, need to take a big dump - I just don't get it. I know it will probably equal itself back out next week and I'm truly trying not to stress about it, but it is a bit disconcerting to see even a ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:06:40 EST Compliments After Weight Loss? How Do You Handle Them? I was reading this article ( <link><BR>nterpersonal-changes-and-challenges-af<BR>ter-weight-loss-surgery/ </link> ) the other day and it made me start thinking about how I react to compliments since I've lost 120+ lbs. <BR> <BR> I guess I should have expected it and in a way I did expect to get some attention after I began loosing a considerable amount of weight. Come on, I can't expect to drop a whole person from my figure and not have people notice. Bu... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:59:20 EST Does WLS cause Alcoholism? "Of the discoveries made in the field of bariatric medicine over the past year including that gastric bypass places type 2 diabetes in remission immediately after surgery in more than half of those who undergo the procedure, the study grabbed by headlines is that of a small increase in post-operative alcohol abuse." <BR> <BR> That doesn't mean that WLS causes one to become an alcoholic, it just so happens that people who have WLS also have a lot of emotional baggage to work through and some ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:32:02 EST Menu for this week... Here are the recipes I've decided to use this week for dinners. Some were picked because of what we had on hand others because I wanted to try them: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>casserole-343908 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ish-151785 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ils-38693 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-lasagne-low-carb-749 </link> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:49:21 EST No snow after all... Well my daughter woke up disappointed, the snow did not come last night. I guess I'm a little disappointed too. I love a blanket of white. <BR> <BR> So what do I have planned today? Not much yet. I know what I need to do though. Plan the weeks meals, go to the grocery, get the manners book so I can plan my part for our girl scout meeting, go to the gym, and hopefully I can go to REI and look at sports bras. Now if I can just get this all worked into the day, <em>40</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:49:26 EST Today... what I've done today: <BR> <BR> Went to the dentist. <BR> Ran my 2nd C25K session on the treadmill. I HATE the treadmill. <BR> Got a haircut. <BR> Froze my behind off. <BR> <BR> How was your day? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:05:19 EST Oh so sore.... Well, I'm glad I did my first C25K session yesterday and boy am I sore today. I hope that I'm not so sore tomorrow when I'm supposed to do the 2nd session. SO how do you all relieve sore muscles? Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:44:35 EST First C25K Session... I went to the Four Mile Creek Greenway today and did my first C25K session. Even though I hate running, it wasn't bad. <BR> <BR> The greenway is nice. For all you Charlotte area folks, be sure to check it out. It is right across from the Trader Joe's shopping center off of Rea Rd. Very nice, but I wouldn't recommend it when it is wet; lots of wooden walkways that could be slick. <BR> <BR> So what do most of you do when it is raining or the weather is not favorable for running/walking outsid... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:15:42 EST Thin Mint Sprint and C25K I know this year I want me and my daughter to participate in the Thin Mint Sprint and while I don't know the exact date yet, I feel I need to start preparing. I am research all the couch to 5K programs and podcasts out there. I haven't decided if I want to do it on the treadmill at the gym or by walking the neighborhood or a combination. My other uncertainty is whether to go on and have my 9 years old start it with me now or have her start it later on. <BR> <BR> I am NOT a runner, never hav... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:39:54 EST I Do Too Muchh! I never seem to have anytime for myself. I am constantly volunteering to help some organization with something. Don't get me wrong, I enjoying helping others, but I have a BAD habit of over committing myself. I have a hard time saying no. It is something I try to work on and will do better for a while, but then I fall right back into my old habits and take on too much. It seems like the only time I get a break is when I'm sick and who enjoys that. I think it's time to make an effort to take ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:18:51 EST My eye... an update. Well, I did scratch the surface of my eye. I have to keep it patched and use antibiotic drops for the next 3 days. I then go back & have it checked, if all goes well I will be all healed up by then - cross your fingers. I HATE using eye drops. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:28:31 EST New Jeans! I got a new pair of Levi's yesterday. A size 12! I used to wear a size 24 & those were even too small at my highest weight. Sometimes it is hard to believe how far I've come in a year. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:24:45 EST Ice Cream Cake & A Pencil to the Eye... Yep, you read that right. I poked myself in the eye with a pencil. It is now patched and I have to see the doc in the morning. FUN! <BR> <BR> To make matters worse I gave into temptation & ate a small slice of ice cream cake tonight (my hubby brought his work b-day cake home). It didn't put me over my calorie count, but I don't do high carb/sugary foods well and now I feel icky. It has been over six months since I last tried ice cream and it made me ill then too. It is a good thing in the en... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:07:44 EST No sleep for the weary... <em>102</em> <BR> For some reason insomnia has set in the last few days. I can't seem to fall asleep or stay asleep for that matter. The last time I struggled with severe insomnia it sent me into a tailspin of depression & I don't want to end up back there again. i think that panic over last time makes it even worse, I am worrying about it and revving myself up. <BR> <BR> I have some important things I need to get done today, plus the usual exercise, shower, etc. But all I want to do is c... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:44:36 EST 120 lbs down <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The before is from Christmas 2010 and the after is Christmas 2012. It isn't the best picture of me, but the only current full body I have on the computer. <BR> <BR> It has been a long journey since January 16, 2012. That is the day of my RNY and I am so glad I had the surgery. It hasn't always been an easy journey, but I definitely am happy with the 120 lbs I have lost so far. My next goal is to get to 150lbs whi... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 16:22:22 EST Down 3 lbs! I am now in my second week and just had my weigh in. I am down three pounds, plus the 1.6lbs from last week. I have noticed that my body doesn't feel as achy and run down. today at water aerobics I realized I was actually walking around the pool with my head held up, instead my usual quick shuffling I do. I am sure I look much better when I stand up straight. I need to concentrate on my posture more. <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:52:14 EST