Paulissa, That's an interesting idea about weight gain. After my hysterectomy I saw a Naturopath for awhile and one thing he said was there was thought that fibroids may be related to stress. I have known some TOPS friends who, in older age, just start losing weight and achieve their goal weight. When I was a teenager I was told to lose weight then because it got hard as we get older but that wasn't enough to motivate me then. It was more like diet and then live it up (regain).
Ann, thanks for the heads up about the Costco carrying the sugar free cocoa. I didn't know that. Whenever I have a large loss (over 2 lb.) I am very cautious the following week because it seems our bodies want to balance out and there's frequently a gain. It's a real patience game. That is funny about the cigars. My "aunts" (friends of my grandmother) said they once had a lady from the old country helping when their mother was dying of throat cancer this would be late 1800's) and she would go down to the basement to smoke her cigars.
Good Afternoon. It is a beautiful day here, about 74 degrees and a slight breeze. I made a run to Costco and they had the winter supply of Carnation Instant cocoa with no sugar added. I bought 6 boxes. They only carry the no sugar added in the winter. You buy it when you see it or it is gone.
Louise, yes I know what you mean when 60 degrees is cold. It is a different cold than the east coast too. Our nights have been cold and about 3 p.m. it will start rapidly cooling down. I hope your asthma is better this afternoon. Are you a cigar smoker? I am being funny but I still remember a friend of my mother (when I was in grade school) that smoked cigars for her asthma.
Paulissa, good luck with the sugery. Just think next week at this time it will be over and you will be feeling so much better.
We had 18 trick or treaters plus one being DH. DD came home around 7:30 and said there were a lot of kids out on the street. Our street is rather dark and no kids on it, at least at our end. The first treater was two little ones. Maybe 3 or 4. I can't remember what one was dressed in but one was a lion and so cute. Two moms and two dads brought them and mom as taking pictures. I have no idea where they live or who they were. Then one of the last group of four was a taller boy maybe 12 - 14 dressed like Harry Potter and he really looked like him. I think he was the brother escorting sister and friends. My GS does not do Halloween. He never has and I have no idea why. I finally shut our light off at 8:15. there was a party up the road at a church. They have the street blocked off every year.
Jan, I remember when I was 12 I was pretty chubby. I guess I thinned down when I started high school. I gained very little weight with #1DS. I lost weight with morning sickness. #2DS was almost a 10 lb baby but I got the weight off. I put on more weight with DD but I also got that weight off too. I can remember a red and white shorts outfit that was a size 12. I never ever was smaller than a 12. Now I'd be happy with a size 16. It takes me 25 lbs to drop a size. I've always fought the weight battle. Two weeks ago I lost 4 lbs when I started tracking it and the next week I gained 2 and this week no loss. So frustrating. Of course my DH is stick thin.
Jan, your question is an interesting one. I can trace mine back to puberty which is kind of interesting now since I was told after they removed my ovary and found the endo last year that I'd probably had it since puberty. Endo has a tendency to feed off insulin spikes, sugar, etc so kind of makes sense to me.
I have fought with my weight since I was 11 and it certainly doesn't get any easier to lose weight as we age. How I wish I'd known then what I know now.
Working out teaches me about challenging, yet being patient with myself.
"The only way you can hurt the body is not use it. Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late." ~ Jack Lalanne
There are 1440 minutes in a day, set aside 30 for exercise.
Woke up to high winds and rain. The wind has subsided but big, wet rain plops. We made a trip to the grocery store. I thought I was all set to make a sweet potato salad for part of our dinner when DH reminded me it's pizza night (or salad bar for us). I'll make it anyway.
We had about 10 trick or treaters plus 2 from our house (DH & DS). Most came after 7:30 - at first we thought we weren't getting any. We drove around to see some of the decorations in the dark and some neighborhoods were swarmed with children- especially the Coast Guard housing. All the apartments are relatively close together and have sidewalks so I think some people who live in more rural areas bring their kids there. I set aside two candybars for when I want a treat and can afford the extra calories. We had some big kids but they wore costumes and were polite. The last one was 3 big boys- one with his face painted red. They liked the candy bars but one said "what else do you have"- which didn't thrill me. I just said "this is it". This morning when I opened the front door I saw a red handprint on the outside of the door. I was annoyed until I saw that it cleaned right off easily.
Louise, I'm sorry to hear your asthma is acting up and I hope you found relief and got some rest.You are in my prayers today. I think only one church in our area had a Harvest festival. My church may have missed an opportunity - some do "trunk or treat" where the churchgoers park their cars in the lot and decorate the trunks- probably more of a harvest theme- and hand out goodies to neighborhood children who come by to visit. We have a childrens program on Wednesdays and this might have been a good way to let kids know about it.
Paulissa, You are also in my prayers as you prepare for surgery tomorrow.
I've been thinking about this: when did you begin to have a weight problem? I know this varies for people. I was a premie when I was born and small up until I was about 8 years old when I got chubby. When I was a kid there was a Chubettes size - that didn't soften the unpleasantness of needing a larger size. In the eighth grade (I went to a K-8th grade elementary school) some time during the year the gymn teacher came into our classroom with a scale and we had to walk up in front of the classroom to get weighed. It was SO embarrassing. Then the summer before I was a junior in high school I lost weight. Not sure how - I just did. I wasn't skinny so I still thought I was fat.
Good Very Early Monday Morning! It is 12:15a.m. here in Arizona. I have been having very bad asthma attacks all day. I took a breathing treatment. Now I am drinking hot green tea. I might take another shower. Being in the shower helps but I cannot stay there all the time. Well, as I mentioned in yesterday's post we did not have one trick or treater come to our townhome. I think that was because almost every Church in our city and the surrounding cities had Harvest Festivals. I think those are a lot safer and actually more fun! I know I would have been helping out at our Church if I did not have asthma attacks all day. The funny thing is for years we have not got candy or little presents--we did not celebrate the holiday. For some reason this year I wanted to and now I will know that most parents bring their children to Harvest Parties. I cannot say I blame them. If I had small children that is what I would do. This morning we went to the 11a.m. service. Now I know why I like the 8a.m. better. The 8a.m. is the first service and one can find a parking space very easily. This morning since the Church was getting ready for the Harvest Fest. they had a lot of spaces that we could not park at. We had to walk a ways to the church. They have mini buses taking the people from the parking lots to the church but we kept missing them. It was a lot easier to walk. However, it was on a dusty dirt road and I think that is one of the reasons my asthma knicked up. The other reason is we are having weather changes. Ann understand when I say it was 60 and cold this morning. Well, I think I am going to make another cup of green tea in hopes that it opens up my passage ways and lungs. I am also going to pray. I might come back a lot later today and read everyone's posts. HAVE A REALLY GREAT MONDAY! GOD BLESS! Louise
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