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doc visit was good .She is gonna leave metormin as is since I have been at 1000 mg for a month and bs are coming down a1c do late Dec . I am 2 pounds lighter this week .

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I can't say that I have completed every challenge, but I can say that I think I have made progress. Fitness is always a problem for me. I can't walk for very long at a time. My shoulder needs to rest for several days because I did something dumb and now it doesn't want to work. lol. If I can be more active in general it will be progress. I have been trying to get off sugar. My fbs is lower now so I feel like that is progress. You all keep me inspired and encouraged.

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First day of week 5 need to move more this week .

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Started wk 5 off today, with about 2 hours in the gym. 50 minutes doing cardio on the bike & treadmill and 35 minutes of strength training with the weight machines. Not too bad.

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First Day of Week 5. I've lost 7.5lbs since starting July 9th 2014. I have been doing 30 mins of Cardio 3x a week, 45mins of Cardio 2x a week, and trying to do 20 mins of strength training 2x a week. I feel better than when I started physically and mentally. My blood sugar as been running good which is the biggest plus.

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Judy - yes I do chair exercises and water aerobics. I go to water aerobics 3-4 times a week, two times a week are for 2 hours at a time. I am exercising as much as I can, it is the consistent movement through out the day that I am missing. As I look at my life style I realize I have to be cognizant of my sedentary life style and make consciousness and deliberate choices to change it. It is not easy because it is painful to get up, but the pain level has changed from a 6-7 to a 3-4 so certainly not impossible. I can do this it is just going to take daily, hourly, consistent change.
Thank you for your reply and suggestions

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goal is to be able to walk again
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LINDA - Every step you take leads to weight loss and a healthier person. So, be sure to get up and start moving!! Have you tried any of the chair exercises. I have to resort to them periodically myself when the pain in my body gets to be too much. Any type of movement is better than no movement at all. emoticon and together emoticon .

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First day of week 5 - trying to get in more movement - not exercise, but movement throughout the day - it is so hard when you are in pain, but doable. Now all I have to do is get up off my butt and do it. My goal is to get up every hour and walk for a few minutes.
Today is menu planning day and water aerobics day.


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Did some grocery shopping so got some walking in, have been walking the perimeter first before I shop. But the biggie today was walking Home Depot for a bathroom article. Cut back a little on the fruit as not to friendly with my lower GI Tract. All in all I get that walking and Tai Chi in to relieve that stress, which is mounting day be day.

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7/24/14 5:28 P

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MICHELE - Praying for DH and for yourself. You both have a great deal on your plate (sort of speak). I know the stress must be quite overwhelming to say the least. Keep working on yourself as you get the time as well - you deserve it also and keeping yourself healthy will allow you to be strong enough to do whatever for your DH.

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This Week Five an the end of Week for has been a challenge.
DH going through testing and PFT for a preliminary diagnosis of Lung Cancer. All testings must be completed in the next three weeks. Therefore, Week 5 an 6th will be combined for MY Challenge, Myself!

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doing good on week 5.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
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week 5 good for me

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
01/01/12--162.0
02/08/12--159
Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012
4/19--157
5/18--150
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
4/11/13--147
5/28/13--145
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Tracking my food is minimal as what I eat is minimal-so much I cannot eat that my little pouch of a tummy will tolerate. I get my protein in and some veggies. Can't eat corn, lettuce or cabbage at all. Makes the pouch sick. Too bad as I loved salad before I had the surgery.

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last week was a bit of a struggle but I'm trying to get back on track this week. I've noticed the weight lose but I hope my slip ups this past weekend don't add the pounds back. I walk the parking garage at work up five and then back down and I'm also doing exercise in the evenings. I just need to work on being consistent.


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RETIREESMITH - You are doing really good on tracking your food while being away for a couple of days. Be sure you eat your minimum amount of calories offered by the dietitian. If need be, bring yourself some peanuts (walnuts etc) and maybe even some dried fruit to help you keep the calorie range to the minimum amount.

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Days 1 and 2--NOT a good start to this week's progress. I had an out-of-town trip and work that required sitting and discussing. I did log my food and was careful about choices and stayed under calorie range, but I didn't get the exercise I wanted/needed, so will have to get back at it tomorrow.
Day 3--still not on track. again, other things--life--in the way
Day 4--Thanks for the encouragement, JUDSTERF, and you're right about being careful. When I get my exercise I'm not as anxious about my calorie intake, but without the usual exercise, I'm very watchful of the count. I usually rest on Sunday, or just walk, so I'm ready for the week ahead and today was no different: back at it tomorrow.
Day 5--good day--back at the exercise routine: 30 min interval, 30 min walking, 20 min strength. stayed in calorie range. got my steps and more today.
Day 6--good day again. still in calorie range, got in my steps, and am feeling more in control of my life. Liking the SP 20-min strength video for this week; I'll be looking that one up again.
Day 7--not my best week of the challenge. I've been careful with food choices, though and stayed within my ranges, so I'll continue that AND focus on exercising.

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CHARAY - emoticon job with the exercising! When you get stressed and start reaching for food for comfort, try taking a bottle of water and go for a walk or even have some fresh veggies all prepared and just waiting for you to take them out of the fridge and start nibbling on those.

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Week 5 Day 1

I seem to be more on track with the exercising and not totally on track with the food (I really need to get a harder grip on my stress eating).

Well I am going to continue trying on.

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TERRACOTTAGE - emoticon job!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Week 5 Day 1 On track with exercising and food. Getting my 10000 steps in, emoticon

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I can't believe how fast this challenge goes! Tomorrow I will start week 6 already! I'm thinking of starting all over again once I'm done. After all I probably won't hit my goal until the end of Sept. anyway! That's the plan anyway!

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It's Friday and I'm almost 1/2 way through week 5 already! Time flies!

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Hey Sparkers! Checking in. I think I missed yesterday. It's been so busy at work! And no computer yet at home. Supposed to be back up and running tomorrow. Hooray!

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OMGosh! That is so funny! Dropping the bread to the floor! Good for you for having the will power to take drastic action! LOL!

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WTLSSRTR - I always loved the garden when we lived yup north and that is an excellent form of fitness!!! But, I would have to agree that your blood sugar was a bit on the low side. Make sure you have something small to eat (protein and carb) before you go out to do that kind of exercise and drink plenty of water while you're at it ! Keep up the good work!

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First day of Week 5 and everything is on track! I love this time of year as gardening keeps me active and feeling good! Blood sugar 2 hours after breakfast was 71! Maybe a little low?

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I arrived in Pret last evening for chicken soup (low in calories, fat and carbs and so delicious). It came with a huge chunk of bread. I looked at it longingly, knowing how delicious it would taste, especially with butter. And how delicious dipped into that chicken soup. mmmmm mmmm

I knew what I had to do. I dropped it to the floor to remove the temptation.

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emoticon thank you for the restaurant tip, it saved me over 2000 calories at Culvers. Who knew a cod fish sandwich would be over 700 calories and don't even ask about the sides stuff! I told them to keep the cheese and Mayo and cancel the sides! My daughter and I went home and made a nice salad and enjoyed nibbling on some leftovers instead.

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HAWKTREE - When you have to eat in a restaurant, look up the menu of the restaurant and then check out the nutrition category of that restaurant. This way, you can decide in advance of what you are going to order. Beware of the portion sizes and omit the breads BEFORE they bring them to the table.

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My biggest challenge this week is due to the fact I don't have a kitchen and therefore am relying on restaurants and small grocery items I can store in a hotel room fridge. Took forever to find a couple of hard boiled eggs this morning.

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KARYN - - emoticon That is great!! All that hard work is showing! Keep up the great work!!! Nothing wrong with 120 for BSs!!! emoticon emoticon

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Today I had my lowest blood sugar reading since restarting SparkPeople - 120! I know that doesn't that impressive, but my A1c in March was 9.3. My next reading will be July. I have tracked my food everyday and learned a lot about my self. My SPAT steps are a little disappointing - I still am not hitting 3000 steps - only did it once. With neuropathy, dizziness and joint pain it is very difficult to do it - but I am 3x what I was on my first day.

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I got the Spark Activity Tracker and did so well for a few days. Today it has been pouring freezing rain - not so many steps today. Tomorrow will be better and Friday I will be leading a 4 hour training. During training I usually am on my feet the whole time - that should be good for some steps.

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Healthy levels all around! I got creative with foods. For instance, last night a stir-fry with a little rice and shiatke noodles. Variety helps!

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Week5 Day 6 My BS is finally stable

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Spring is finally here, I think, so will get in more walks .Walking outside works better for me .

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Week 5 Day 5 Doing much better.

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Week 5 Day 6: Getting my exercise in by walking this morning. For breakfast I plan on eating a protein smoothie. Still logging in my caloric intake...even when I overeat or eat something that I know I should not be eating. Looking forward to week 6 emoticon emoticon

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Week 5 Day 5: I have been following the plan, logging my caloric intake, getting plenty of water and veggies along with fruit. I have joined a few challenges to keep my exercise interesting and ever changing so I won't get bored with the same routine. emoticon

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Week 5 Day 3 my FBS is much better today at 117

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Week 5 Day 2 did much better today. emoticon

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Week 5 Day 3: Still on track. Weather keeps changing...a little under the weather. emoticon

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Week 5 Day 2: Still on track. My body is finally adjusting to the new and increased meds so I am back to loosing weight. Still tracking everything and watching my caloric intake. I am attempting to step at least 1 mile daily as a challenge for another team challenge. In the mean time, I will just emoticon

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Week 5 Day 1 Yesterday I did so bad with my eating I think it was I was so frustrated doing the income tax. Back on plan today need to get my FBS lower than 155. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon emoticon 1ALISSUCCESS

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Week 5 Review, This has been one heck of a busy week for me! On Monday I went to visit a friend of mine who helped me study for the State Board exam to become a Certified Home Care Aide. Tuesday was the test, I was so very scared and nervous about it, my job hang in the balance.
If I didn't pass I would lose my job by the end of March, fortunately, I did pass! Wednesday I had a psychological intake, boy, was that ever intense. I have been so tired all week with this unusually busy and stressful week. Thursday I had my private, weekly counseling session. Friday will be heavy housework and laundry.
Have a great weekend and remember your goals!

Ali

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Week 5 - Day 6. I 'm going to up the cardio tomorrow as I am not losing any weight. I am happy with my strength training program, and I do feel stronger though.

Forgot to get fasting BS this morning but 2 hours after dinner it is 105 and I am pleased with that number.
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thinking about buying the activity tracker...been using my i phone for keeping track of steps etc...

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Week 5- day 7, last of this week for me. Moving on to Week 6 tomorrow. Will get my cardio done after school and planning on a big pot of chicken soup for dinner to keep out the cold.

The hardest part of any workout is getting started.

...Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
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3/3/14 9:25 A

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Week 5 Day 6 FBS 113

Ok I gained a pound this week. But I did make many poor food choices last week. I will get back on track starting now. Had oatmeal for breakfast, need to start back planning my dinners. I didn't do that last week and it does make a difference.



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Week 5- Day 5 FBS 81 great!

I have been hitting a slump. Need to kick it back up. Monday will be awesome.

I will make better food choices starting now! (After I finish my piece of pizza, but it does have veggies on it, lol.) I did resist the call of the Girl Scout Cookies this year.

The hardest part of any workout is getting started.

...Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
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Week 5-Day 3 FBS was 100 today, great! Did two cardio sets today, been slacking this week to much running around not enough me time. Heading off to do the ST.

The hardest part of any workout is getting started.

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It has been hot steamy weather down under in OZ so I try to exercise before the sun comes up too high. Daylight saving makes it a bit harder as it is too dark until 6.05 am and then it is sunrise. A lovely orange and purple one we had this morning a sign of autumn.


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Just bought Coach Nicoles 28 day boot camp dvd. plan to start this week. I have worked up to do 3 hours on WII.

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein


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Week 5 Day 1 I held off moving up until I could get in all the exercise for week 4 within a one week period. I am really struggling to exercise. I'm looking forward to when I may be enjoying the exercise and not just a chore. Hoping spring weather may help that.

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Week 5 - Day 2 FBS 84

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Hi Jlambour. I love your Matisse weigh bar. That is very clever, He was an old soldier that Matisse. He never gave up even when he could no longer paint he did all those beautiful cutout collages. What an inspiration.

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Week Five - Day 1 Wow I had a really hard time getting going on my strength training! I think I need to build in some kind of weekly reward for myself if I do what I need to do.

I also had planned to do 15 minutes of cardio everyday and that didn't get done today. ( I plan on running on my re-bounder for that).

I know when the weather gets better I will be fine though - this happens to me every February!
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i should probably not be complaining but i am struggling with getting started on the weight training. i plan to review and check out sparkpeople inspiration 'stuff' to kick start my activity today...i do understand that it is UP TO ME. emoticon

Lynne

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Week 5, Day 1: did 30 min. cardio AND the video; liked the video lots, so will be tagging it to go back to.
Week 5, Day 3: did 30 min of cardio and the video; need that lower body work, so glad to see it even though I'm a little slower than Coach Nicole--still finished.
Week 5, Day : did 30 min of cardio and video; finished week 5

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7MAJORMOM - - emoticon job on the 5# weight loss!! That's emoticon . Not eating your snacks could make a big difference with your being so tired. Your body probably needs that little boost of carb + protein. It also helps keep your BSs more even and prevents them from spiking. Keep up the good work!!!

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Not looking at how many # to go but back and how many #s I've already lost!!!




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Judsterf, I am when I can.
I weighed in this morning and I lost 5 pounds this week. That give me a total of 15 pounds and my first mile maker on tracker.

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7Majormom - - Well, you're definitely drinking enough fluids. Are you eating your snacks in between meals as well?

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Judsterf, I am drinking 12 to 14 glass of water everyday and as for the carbs and protein the nutritional report everyday is tell me that I am right on track.

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7MAJORMOM - You said you were more tired than ever. Are you drinking enough non-calorie fluids during the day? If not, that could very well be your problem - you might be dehydrated. Be sure to drink. Also, how is your protein? Are you getting enough of it? What about your carbs? Are you getting enough carbs that you're allowed. The carbs will help with your energy as well. Also, are you eating your snacks in between meals? Protein + carb.


It's a good sign that you're on the right track when a pair of pants start fitting better. Forget what the scale says, but go by how your clothes are fitting.

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Nemesias76, as I go through this journey I will try to remember your words.

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7majormum, You are the same weight as I am. I
ve been here since the last day in December 2013 and now it is the last day in Jan. 2014. I
ve lost about as much as you have so we really are on a par. I've been going to the gym twice a week for this time and I walk first thing in the morning.This morning I walked 4544 steps. I've been fairly consistent in tracking my food but sometime I omit to put down every little thing that I eat and I am still guilty of rationalising items. I think "well my tracker stated that I had 800 calories to spare so surely that half a box of raisins eaten one raisin at a time won't count." That's one of the kind of dirty tricks my mind plays on me. I'm 76 now and I'm a wake up to my own tricks.
Good luck.
I haven't weighed or measured myself yet because I don't want togive my power away to the scale. If the scales don't tell me what I want to hear, I'll get all upset and disheartened..


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Judsterf, thank you for your encouragement. One pair of pant is starting to fit me better but all my other clothing fits the same. I lost my measuring tape so until I do the I go to the doctor I can't do that. My energy level SUCKS. I am more tried then ever.

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7MAJOROMOM - - As far as your weight, a 10# weight loss is great! emoticon That's 2# a week. The slower the weight comes off the better chance you have of keeping it off. How are your clothes sitting? Are they getting looser? How about your energy? Don't let the scale be your dominant way of how well you're doing with weight - - it often lies anyways! emoticon . Have you taken your measurements?

Don't get discouraged. You're losing just the right amount!! emoticon Don't go by how many pounds other people are losing or how fast they are losing. Everyone's body is different. As for me, I'm a real tortoise emoticon in that category but I'm losing inches.

emoticon emoticon Don't be afraid to put the scale away for a couple of weeks. Sometimes I find that the scale can actually hinder my weight loss if I depend too much on it. That's why I go by how much better I'm feeling physically, mentally, and how much looser my clothes are. Keep measuring everything that goes into your mouth, drink your non-calorie fluids and be sure to get enough sleep each night- 7-8 hours a night.

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Started week 5 on Monday. As for doing everything on sparks I am doing fine. My blood sugar and weight aren't doing so well.

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Thank you for the encouragement.
Even though I have pain I do continue to get some exercises every day. And I do some of the video exercises on Spark people.
I belong to a fitness center and have instructors for some exercise classes.
I do Qi gong three mornings each week. Which is the 10 forms of longevity and the 28 forms of the white crane. These are range of motion, stretching, breathing and micro muscle building forms. This is a 50 minute class.
I also do Silver Sneakers at home three mornings a week using my oxygen. This is a cardio, muscular, skeletal and balance exercise using hand weights and stretch bands and a ball. This class is 40 minutes. Now that I have to use the oxygen I have bought the D.V.D's so I can do these at home.
I also do pool aerobics at the center, low impact, less pain.
I also have a treadmill at home that I use.
I do these things every day but Sundays, that is my day of rest.
Depending on how much pain I have determines how strenuously I do these exercises.

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Hi Joy! Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your arthritis flaring up. Have you tried doing any of the chair exercises that SP offers? There is a group on SP called Chair Exercise Team that deals with people with different disabilities. I've used them myself from time to time when my arthritis flares up. You can also find great videos for chair exercises on You Tube. You might find them beneficial for those days when the arthritis is really bothering you a lot; especially, with the weather changes we've all seemed to be experiencing this winter.

I'm sure you've already been told by your doctors and others that reducing your weight will help you a lot with your arthritis and COPD. I know it helped me a lot when I lost my weight - it doesn't mean that I don't have flare ups because I do periodically but it is still not as bad as it was before for the most part.

Only do that which you can do without too much discomfort. Continue to take it one day and one step at a time.

If you find that you aren't losing weight fast, don't worry about it. Continue to measure yourself and chances are the inches will be coming off.

Keep up the good work and remember one thing: YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

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Week 5 day 2
Having severe arthritic pain today. I will not be doing strength training today, but will walk my 35 minutes on the treadmill.
I am not diabetic, but Doctor says I am pre diabetic controlled, I wish to keep it that way or lose the excess weight which will also bring down the blood sugars.
It is going very slow do to my arthritis and C.O.P.D. I have to use oxygen when I do strength training and when doing cardio.
I can do my Qi gong classes without the Oxygen, which does strengthen micro muscles and stretches muscles as well as range of motion and breathing.

emoticon At slower pace.

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Week 5 Day 7 - doing well, got a fitbit connection bracelet thingy to keep track of my steps - so doing over 10000 steps a day so far. Still waiting for my sparks activity tracker to see how it works. Found I don't get as much sleep as I should be getting. but can't really do much about that. I just wake up all the time. But on track with my eating and exercising. Weight loss is less than a half a pound a week but I'm losing and that's what counts. emoticon

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Week 5 Day 7
This week is coming to an end - and so is this year.
Have had a few days where I did not get in my walk - but today is a new day - and am back on track.
Going to finish up this year strong.
Have lots of fresh veggs to eat, am up to doing better at my walking so all is well.
For walking I have been doing 1 and 1/2 miles daily but as of January I am aiming to increase that to 2 miles a day. So I have a few days to get in 1 and 1/2 miles which will help me get ready for the increase.
Have also been thinking of my sparkpage and how I want to update it for 2014 = so will be doing that in the next few days = wanting to include accomplishments and what new goals look like for 2014

Here are my stats for today
October 31 2013 weighed in at 310
November 30 2013 weighed in at 300
December 28 2013 weighed in at 294.4

Blood pressure 126 / 78

Pulse 70

Glucose 5.7

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Week 5 Day 6 On track with exercising and food. Getting my 10000 steps in, going to the fitness room when daughter gets home, and watching my food, making sure to allow for dessert so I don't binge.

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WEEK 5 DAY 7 - - Had a little trouble during the Christmas time with some foods I really shouldn't have had but tomorrow is another day and I'll gone on from here. Exercising has still been limited due to that darn bug!!! Trying to get a little bit of exercise in every day to build up my strength. Still have my constant headaches and am getting awfully tired of them after having them for 4+ months. Would anyone like to offer to take them on for me? Hmm?? Didn't think so. LOL. If this weather ever decides to straighten out I'm going to try going for a walk with my hubby and our two dogs. It's been cold and the last two days have been rainy. Hopefully the rain will be gone come Sunday.

Keep Sparking everyone!! You can do it!!!

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Week 5 day 5
It is getting late and should go to bed. But wanted to update.
Yesterday - Christmas - was great - we had friends over for dinner so it was a bit stressful getting thing ready but overall it was a great day. They are great friends and help out getting everything on the table and in cleaning up.
Didn't overindulge = much. I did have some peanuts, a couple of chocolates, and some pie for dessert. But for the meal itself I did really well - had a good serving of veggs - brussel sprouds, green bean, corn and carrots, a healthy serving of tossed salad, 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes, 2 tablespoons of stuffing (this due to the bread and potatoes which I am working on not having on a regular basis) along with 3 oz of turkey and a little gravy - all in all did not splurge.

Today I just relaxed - hubby took us out for breakfast which was nice though during the night we had a problem with ice buildup. Spend the rest of the day inside just relaxing - took a short nap right after lunch - sitting up in my chair when that happened - then got up walked a little and then went to bed (brand new mattress for Christmas present) and relaxed for 45 minutes - house was nice and warm and also very quiet as hubby and daughter were also napping - nice to have those kind of days.

Tomorrow will be back to our reqular routine - and for me that means getting back into my walking as I am going to be increasing it from 1 and 1/2 miles a day to 2 miles a day on January 1.

So here are my stats for today
October 31 2013 weighed in at 310
November 30 2013 weighed in at 300
December 26 2013 weighed in at 294.4 ! ! !

Blood pressure 139 / 78

Pulse 72

Glucose 6.6

Wishing everyone a great evening and that the rest of the year will be great for all of you

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Week 5 day 4. Got a flex fitbit connect thing. Got in 5,888 steps so far. Day's only half over. Should get my 10000 steps in today. Found even though I was in bed 8 1/2 hours - only actually got 4 hrs sleep! Woke up 20 times. wow. I knew I woke up a lot at night. Just didn't realize how little sleep I was actually getting. Not much I can do about that I guess. Still losing weight in spite of the holidays!

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Marilyn, great job on the weight loss to date ! You are doing great. I have been stuck at 280-281 range but I am frustrated that my treadmill is in a holding pattern to get fixed. I find it challenging to do other exercises. walking is easy.

I also went over calories yesterday with family here but plan on staying on track now that my holidays are over. we really do not over eat or get drunk for New Years like a lot of folks. I did get in a cold workout walking outside at the park. Almost 2 miles, and up down 2 hills. I love that we have 3 dogs. I can walk 2 at a time but not 3. they keep me motivated when the weather cooperates. FBS 104 today, Slightly better as my doc wants me under 100.

Merry Christmas all ! TC

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I am a spiritual being having a human experience.

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Week 5 day 4
Well it is finally Christmas Eve - am looking forward to the church service tonight. We are taking a friend who has never been to a Christmas Eve Service - she has no idea what it is all about though she know it is something about Christ - she asked me last night if tonight we would be celebrating Christ's death or birth - sad she doesn't know when these events happen

Today we will get some things together for tomorrows dinner - will make up the pies - yes I will have 3 pies in the house -

All is well though - am pleased with my results todate

Here are my stats for today
October 31 2013 weighed in at 310
November 30 2013 weighed in at 300
December 24 2013 weighed in at 293.9 ! ! ! !

Blood pressure 135 / 75

Pulse 69

Glucose 6.3

Have a great day everyone


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Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)


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week 5 day 2 On track

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WEEK 5 DAY 2 - Had a good breakfast this morning at home. FBS was 92. Been busy today doing laundry, laundry, and more laundry. Right now my DH is vacuuming the floors. We seem to take turns doing that chore.

Still have my headaches. This is the day for my phone consult with the neurologist regarding the headaches. Fioricet helps me to sleep at night but still the minute my feet hit the floor my head is in a vice and my neck feels like it's not strong enough to hold it up. Suppose he'll change the med again this week too!! Sure do get tired of doctors that don't listen to their patients!!! Family dr listens to me but any time I have to go to a different doctor/specialist it's like starting all over!! A patient knows their own body!!!!!! I've had spurs in my neck that periodically taps on my spinal cord since 2004 (MRI) and in 2008 another MRI. I keep telling him that I feel they are growing and getting worse. He keeps wanting to try this route first!!! So frustrating!!!!!

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Week 5 day 3
Opps missed another day of posting but am still on track - just a bit over taxed yesterday.

Fridge is now cleaned out and ready for lots of veggs for Christmas and beyond. Hubby is having a nap at this time and then we will go do the grocery shopping - we pick up our fresh 20 pound turkey tomorrow at noon.

Have been a bit slack in my walking - have not been getting in what I need to get in - some is due to my foot being a bit sore. But am going to pick it up again starting today as this week could play havoc due to Christmas dinner - I have no intention of overeating or going of plan but with the extra servings around I just have to be more prepared so will increase my walking to help out just in case

Here are today's stats

Weight
October 31 weighed in at 310
November 30 weighed in at 300
December 23 weighed in at 294.9 ! ! !

Blood pressure 117 / 71

Pulse 74

Glucose 6.2

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12/23/13 8:44 A

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Starting day1 also. Got called off of work for at least 4 hrs, maybe more so will get in some exercise. FBS up this am probably from pizza last night. I love pizza but looks like too many carbs for my body to use. Had 3 pieces (veggie) so thought it would be ok but something I did or did not do yesterday caught up with me as FBS was highest today of past week. Onward. TC

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WEEK 5 DAY 1 - - Did fine with my nutrition tracking. Stayed within my limits with my protein being higher than my fats. Carbs were within the first 2/3 of my limit.

Did get to church today for the first time since having that darn virus for 10 days. Throat is still sore (cobblestone throat). Headaches were bad today - taking my Fioricet tabs today as ordered by neurologist. Sure wish the headaches would leave - been since the end of August.

Exercise - - Did 1 set of 25 counter pushups. Was out of breath when I climbed the steps to church today!!! Really weak, just like the dr warned me about. Hope to start a little bit of walking outside tomorrow - maybe 500 feet is what I'm thinking; something to help get my strength up. DH will walk it with me to be sure I don't fall and undo my total knee replacements and foot reconstructions or my rotator cuff surgery. That's the thing my dr is mainly concerned about my walking outside.

All in all, not a too bad of a day - - no fever anyway!!

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Week 5 Day 1 New week, new determination. Feeling better, getting back on track with eating and exercise.

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Week 5 day 1
All is well = looking forward to Christmas day = and even more to the New Year
All shopping has been done - just need to get a few more groceries for Christmas dinner

Am still doing my daily walk - would like to increase it a little so that is a possibility this week
Food wise ok - could always be a bit better.

Here are my stats for today
October31 weighed in at 310
November 30 weighed in at 300
December 21 weighed in at 295.7 ! ! !

Blood pressure113 / 49

Glucose 5.8

Have a great day everyone



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Unless the Lord had given me help I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, 'My foot is slipping' your love O Lord supported me. When anxiety was great within me your consulation brought joy to my soul (Psalm 94:17-19)


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Week 5 Day 1 - It's a Monday and I am lovin' my job. Just the right amount of stress and busyness and time away from home. I need, need, need to increase moving. I am doing great in meeting my weight goals but that won't continue unless I start moving! I reached Onederland this morning and boy am I pumped. Haven't seen that in a very long time. This is keeping me motivated. I am coming up on my month mark tomorrow!

Happy sparking to everyone!
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It's very hard to get all the exercises and things done. I'm having problems with just getting all my walking in also. I hope that I can keep up. Getting down, and what to stay motavated.

One Day at a time, and one step at a time. With God's help I will make it to my goal.


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It has been such a week. I am going to stay on Five until I get more exercise.

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Week 5 for me starts today.

Feeling better, walking longer distances.

4 weeks before our son graduates as a Marine. Can't wait to see him. I think the reason I miss him more then when our daughters left for college, is what he HAS to accomplish in 13 wks. The mile between us does not bother me. Just knowing this is no picnic or walk in the park for him. It will take every ounce that he has of will power and courage, then still dig down deep inside himself and find more, to keep pushing forward to get the job done.

So if he can do this, I CAN look inside myself and with God's help, find the will power and courage to take my daily weight lose one more step.

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3042 steps 10/11/13
10/12/13
10/13/13 - 2750 steps
10/14/13 - 2543 steps
10/15/13 - 3546 steps
10/16/13 - 2824 steps

I got a lot of exercise in today doing yard work with my dh. We worked for about 2 and 1/2 hours and when we were finished I was exhausted but it was fun too, being out in the fresh air and getting a lot of exercise while making the yard look beautiful.

We went out for dinner, but I managed to stay within my calorie range, although I am still high on carbs. I have got to work on that.

I am not increasing my steps fast enough, but I am trying to and I will. I also am going to start doing my stretch and tone exercises regularly. I am beginning to think they are some of the best because after reviewing several videos, I have found that many of the moves and exercises are the same as in my routine and I know I can do all of them. I did find that I should increase the weight I am lifting gradually.

I am also staying within my calorie range, but I am not losing much weight. I will have to figure out why and change something!

Edited by: ARTCHICK1957 at: 10/16/2013 (20:14)
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