How ~Kerry~ got her groove back.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

So I'm back from a hellashish trip to New Orleans that exhausted me both physically, mentally and emotionally. I did a wedding, two moves and redecorated a guest suite. Phew! emoticon

And although I worked my lil tush off... I gained 6 pounds in the past 3 weeks. Boo!! emoticon My weight keeps going up and up and up... I've got to find a way to stop it. I've officially gained back half of the weight I lost when I first started SP and I'm getting worried. My clothes are getting tight and I (being super excited to have lost the weight) threw out all my larger sized clothes. Uh-oh... so I need to drop the weight, because I'm not going to go buy bigger sizes!!! No way!!

I followed through with my PCP's recommendations and went to the Weight Loss Clinic at my hospital. The Nurse Practitioner was wonderful. She was very attentive and declared the clinic a No-Judgement place. It was reassuring to hear. Unfortunately, given my dieting history and my educational background with nutrition, I'm not sure what they'll have to offer me. But, nevertheless, I'm going to give it a try. To start, I'll go to a nutritionist. Hopefully, this will give me an extra incentive to log all my food (I have to bring it to the appointment).

I told the NP that I wasn't interested in bariatric surgery. I'm overwhelmed with my medical issues right now and can barely function. I don't think I could handle one more thing to think about. I know there are a lot of things you have to be aware of once you have the surgery and I just don't think I could deal. However, I did ask her opinion. She said that she understood where I was coming from and wanted to exhaust all other options. She then suggested I keep an open mind in regards to the surgery because my physical limitations are so severe that it's going to be really, really difficult for me to lose as much weight as I need to and that it is vitally important to lose the weight to help those conditions.

She seemed optimistic, more than me, but she works with people like me all the time - so I'll go with her optimism. I told her that my first 8 months on SP I lost nearly 50 pounds, but since then I'd lost my groove. She said to call myself Stella and we'd get my groove back!! lmao!! I thought it was hilarious!

Oh and I finally got a laptop, because I need one for school since I gave up my nursing degree. The cool thing is that when I'm in pain and need to be in bed I can still log on to the internet!! Woot woot!!! Hopefully it will help my consistency with SParking!!!
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  • LUCKY-13
    I'm happy that you're giving the NP and the Clinic a try. This could be what helps you get back to tracking and exercising within your limitations. Staying optimistic and believing in yourself is half the battle! You've lost if before, and you'll lose it again! You are no quitter!!!

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    3791 days ago
    Smart of you to decide against surgery. I've looked into that, and it's not the panecea that it purports to be. After a couple of years, people are usually looking for another answer -- if they're still able to digest nutrients at all. Good luck with your groove!
    3792 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Let's get the groove back and lose this weight together!!!
    3793 days ago
    "STELLA"....glad you are getting your groove back!!!
    Keep me posted to your progress.,,,I am always here for you.


    3793 days ago
    Grooves are good and I'm glad to hear that you're getting yours back! Nice on the new laptop too!
    3793 days ago
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    I have medical issues (bad knees, panic disorder, chronic whineyness) that keep me from staying motivated too. It's hard. I keep getting the mood to get it done and then two days later I get a horrible case of "in a minute." I understand. I've gained almost another one of my original selves due to stress and depression. I have faith in you, "Stella". We'll all find our groove!!!
    3793 days ago
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