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3/4/14 12:08 P

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During the 80s when the government was giving away free cheese to single mothers who worked and went to college, I frequently stood in cheese lines. I also gained about 50 pounds. It took me a long time to realize that cheese is the equivalent to butter. Now that I think that way, I can eat it in moderation.



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3/2/14 1:41 P

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I used to be a "cheesemonger" and learned 1 kilo equals 2.2 lbs (brie and camembert come in kilo wheels). I also found out that cheese is fattening and gained 50 lb in 6 months of eating wholesale priced cheese with unbridled abandon (it was so good).


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Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.""

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6/3/12 10:57 P

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I don't know if you looked at my blogs or not, but two back is the blog on my daughters resale shop. We have become recycling diva's. She shops thrift stores and garage sales all over Portland and brings the clothes home. I wash and repair them and steam or iron them for the shop. Anything that fits me, and I like I get to keep in exchange for my work in the shop. She is also letting me live with her, so really, I am quite blessed. I love good finds too.

Your coat tails would be perfect for a good murder mystery dinner theater. I have been to two and they are great fun trying to figure out the clues. Also, I love all the costumes and get ups. It is not often a 50+ yo person gets to play dress up.





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6/1/12 5:27 A

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We are have just started winter here today and it is predicted to be cold and dry. So lots of hearty warm soups for me.
When I say cold that is not an Amercian or European cold that means that it gets down to equvalent to your autumn probably as it seldom gets below zero here in adelaide.
Great that you have kept the clothes sizes down Cathy, I have my clothes in the wardrobe that I wore when i was almost ten kilos lighter and I want to fit back into them.
I love hunting for clothing bargains but dont have room for anymore in the wardrobe now. I used to visit lots of op shops and hunt for things.
I still occassionaly do, some of the things I buy are quiet bizarre like I bought some suit tails for twenty dollars that look awesome so now I want to have a special dinner party with a theme so I can wear them.
of course that takes energy which i seem to still be lacking at the moment so hopefully this study will help, I have intermittant problems with noise from my cpap machine and am still not regular in keeping it clean.
the message about brain infection is powerful though becaues my father had one once and is now brain damaged after spending several months in intensive care and being resucitated on two occassions.

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6/1/12 1:29 A

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Hey our Aussie is back. Has the weather cooled sufficiently for you as you head into winter. We are still on the coolish side in Oregon, but it is warm enough I don't have to wear a jacket, so as far as I am concerned the weather is perfect right now.

I can't convert pounds to metric either. You can take a look at the photos on my Spark page and see the before and after. I lost 3-4 clothing sizes, but that also probably doesn't tell you too much. I just feel so much better. Losing the rest of the weight should be a huge improvement for my energy, back pain and sleep apnea. I seem to be on a roll again. Something positive clicked this week and I quit snacking and limited my portions. I am drinking more tea and juicing more again.

Best of luck with the weight loss and sleep study. Please be sure to let us know how that goes.



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5/31/12 6:54 A

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I am not sure what it is in pounds but i have 16 kilo that I want to lose and am hoping that my sleep will improve when i lose it as I have poor sleep even with a cpap machine, I am going for another sleep study in september so by then I want to have lost 4 kilo at least.

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5/21/12 3:32 P

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I am proud of that 50 pounds, but I have not lost any more for over a year. This plateau is killing me. Luckily, I am bouncing up and down ten pounds and not gaining. I am still in my size 18s. So some plateaus are okay in that they are resetting our metabolism, but really it is time to knock off another ten pounds. I am going to have to use the nutrition tracker if I want to lose again. Want to use the nutrition tracker for a three day challenge?



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5/21/12 12:54 P

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oh I envy you GRAMMACATHY: It is so hard for me to loose. The only way i did loose 10 lbs was that I contracted a stomach virus and boy it did a number on me lately too.....I am on the mend now but it has adjusted my food intake....Some foods don't agree with me anymore since this happened....I contacted my diabetes nurse and she said that i have to do a hit and miss approach now on what foods to eat....ARGH!!!!! emoticon

I am only taking day by day and hour by hour as it's very frustrating to change your food intake when my diet has been changed a few times already....I like stability don't you?

Anyways, thank you for letting me vent my feelings as some days I get so frustrated and mad at myself...then I need to take a me time and cool down!!!!!!

I thank God I have Jesus in my life to keep me grounded while all this is going on in my life.......

Thanks for your message and I hope you have a Blessed Day too..

Take Care, Pat

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GRAMMACATHY's Photo GRAMMACATHY Posts: 19,220
5/14/12 8:28 P

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I lost 50 pounds and was able to turn the cpap down two points so it did not create a wind tunnel effect in my sinuses.

One of the problems with not having your pressure adjusted is that the high pressure can irritate your sinuses and cause swelling of the nasal tissues. So every weight loss probably needs to be checked. The lovely thing about the new machines is that instead of a sleep study, you can have the memory card read. Have the doctor authorize a decrease in pressure and then after two weeks see what the memory card says again. If you don't have apneas and the lower pressure feels better, you are good to go and probably don't need to have a full sleep study. Good questions for the doctor.



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5/14/12 6:00 P

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I'm not even sure what an APAP is. I know when I lost a little weight, my pressure went down! My doctor said this is common :)



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5/14/12 5:20 P

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Hi, everyone -- I have lost approximately 30 pounds, and I plan to lose about 40 more. I have an auto PAP, so I can switch from CPAP to APAP mode if needed. I currently use my machine in CPAP mode at the pressure I was prescribed after my sleep study, when I was at my heaviest. I was wondering whether other team members who have lost a significant amount of weight found that their pressure needs changed as a result. I've heard some people say that their required pressure went down, while others said that theirs actually rose following weight loss. I look forward to your input.

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