Sounds like we are all trying really hard. I am going to try Orencia, since it seems like the Remicade isn't doing what it should. My hands and feet don't like me much lately, and it is getting harder to do what I am supposed to do at work. I sure hope I can get some relief soon, so I can get caught up at work. My TENS unit is the only thing that is helping my back. I still got my steps in today and my water, so I feel good about that and it is my goal to continue this routine.
Lots of pain today - after effect of seeing a chiropractor yesterday I guess. Was sitting a lot at school today so that did not help but I did go walking during lunch break - made it to 3500 steps by tonight. I suppose that is good considering my pain level today. Drank lots of water.
I am doing okay with my daily calorie intake, but still struggle with drinking 8 cups of water every day! Some days seem to be better than others, but I can't keep it consistent. I will continue to work on it!! My big "test" will come next week when my husband and I are away all week without access to a computer to log-in my foods every day! Hopefully what I have learned over the past 15 weeks will help me get through without eating all the wrong stuff and in the wrong amounts!! My determination is great in sticking to this lifestyle eating change and next week will definitely be where the rubber meets the road for me!! I hope to be able to keep up with my hubby as we do lots of sight-seeing and visiting with family while away -- if my arthritic knees allow me to! Hopefully the warm weather in Florida will help. This going back and forth between hot and cold, warm and cool, sunny and rainy here in Virginia certainly doesn't help right now. Bring on the heat and humidity of Florida!!
This was a great week. I allowed stess into my life. (My kids like having many friends over). The good part of that is I don't have time to think of cravings!! My ex husband is being a dink (can I say that?) So far I just blow of his attitude.
1. My goal is working on meal planning and sticking to it. I did really well this last week. I still need to do my list this week though.
2. I just forgot the questions. I am doing reall well on steps and water. For me they are now a habit.
3. I want to work out more. I have no time for me lately. I have a hard time saying no to people. It is causing more stress than my body can handle. This month I plan on buying a balance ball.
I'm trying to be able to spend more time on here. I enjoy everyone that I have connected with. Hopefully I get more time.
It is so hard to keep on track when you have things going on physically. You get bored from sitting and you just crave the worst things in the world. I know that is the way that it effects me, and I really feel for you. Now that you are feeling better, I'm sure that you can get back on track. Just look at how far you have come and put it all behind you. Look to the future and you will see that you can get back to the way that you were before these things happened. I have a lot of confidence in you, Nola, and know that you want this bad. Let me know if I can help you.
I had a challenging week last week and came through it very well. I had cravings for salty things like chips, but I fought them off knowing that I had gained the week before and I needed to get that off plus some more. I feel very successful and happy knowing that I did resist them and I lost 2.5 last week. Now I am back to my lowest weight minus another .5 lbs. This week, my goal is to keep away from the chips again, and have a second week of loss. I have this pattern, that I have noticed on the spreadsheet, when I have a loss for a week, I seem to celebrate and eat to where I gain it back. So this week, my goal is to have a loss for two weeks in a row.
My goal for last week was to get in 5000 steps a day. I made it on all but yesterday, when I worked in the garden instead. I forgave myself for not getting the steps in, since I had a different kind of exercise. Was I wrong to not do both? What do you think? Maybe I should have pushed myself and done the steps anyway?????
How is everyone doing today? I hope that last week was good for you and that you can have a great outlook for the coming week.
Remember our check in questions:
1. What was your goal(s) for the week and did you reach it/them? 2. What is your plan for this week? 3. How did you handle a tough situation last week?
This week has been a pretty quiet week on the threads, but that happens when we start working outside and need to get those gardens in shape, or we start walking, riding bikes, etc., which is very good for us. But please don't forget that we all need to be supportive and not forget our buddies. I have heard more from members that didn't hear from their buddies for May than I have any other month. Please let me know if you are still needing a buddy, since there are a few members that need one.
We had a lot of new members last month, and the admin and I are trying to check in to make sure that you have found your way around and if you need any help. Please let us know if you need any help with the spreadsheet or any other aspect of the site. That is what we are here for and we are more than willing to help you out. Especially, anything to do with your buddy. Sometimes it is confusing as to what you are supposed to do, and we can get you going to help your buddy out.
Thanks to everyone for being at my surprise party and to Chickenlegs for that wonderful extremely low calorie cyber cake. It was so wonderful and you members are the best!! You make my efforts so worth while and I truly enjoy doing this. This is such a great group and it can only get better, thanks to everyone that participates in the weekly goals and chats.
I came across this article that I thought was very interesting and wanted to share it with you today.
Everyone tells us the rules for dieting and this gave it a different perspective. I hope you enjoy reading it and let me know what you think. There are some ideas in there that could be controversial to a lot of us.
Don't forget those goals that we are working on and make sure that you are getting to a second one if you have the first one down and is a new habit. Here is the link for those that need the reminder. You can look back at the progress report for prior weeks if you need a reminder of which one/s you chose to work on.
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