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Friday, April 01, 2011

I have a confession I have not really been trying to lose weight for a few months and have gained a few pounds back (15 actually) I just felt so much better after losing 80 lbs. I started being more social and just kinda set all the diligence aside. So, I am going to join a gym and get more active, and start paying more attention to my food choices and portion sizes. I also need to get more sleep if I can. But I am going to continue to be active socially. I did not realize how much I missed that or how important it is. No more hiding at home making excuses why I cant do stuff or have friends and family outings.

Well last wk I had a scare. My blood pressure was dropping really low. I was getting dizzy a lot and fell. I went to the doc and he sent me to a cardiology who ran several test. Turns out I no longer need as high a dose of high blood pressure meds as I use to. so now I cut them in half. Hopefully I can get off them completely soon. He gave the ok to join a gym for water aerobics so I went a bought me a swimsuit. the one I had was a 26 and falls off of me I was able to buy an 18 emoticon
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  • CAROLBLAND
    Thank you, Yes I am all revved up again. More than ready to lose the rest of the weight and then maintain at a healthy weight. I just had my oxygen levels tested and I am waiting to hear if I can get by without using the oxygen any more. I already just use it at night while sleeping but hope I will no longer need it. should have the answer early this week.
    2667 days ago
  • TWEETIBEAR
    Wow, that blog is chock full of stuff! Mostly good stuff...no, actually ALL good stuff. You've had your "break" and you sound ready and roaring to soar again!

    With all the weight you loss, it's still all good...I'd say 80 steps forward, 15 steps back...repeat....oh, yeah, it's all good!

    I sure wish we had a Gold's gym here...we truly can't afford Curves or the Y, which is a distance enough away that it's hard to get to and the gas money is horrible. But I DO have my handweights for my 6-minute upper body workout everyday. And I DO love my new treadmill...I use it almost every day.

    GREAT GREAT GREAT blog entry!!!
    2668 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    ALL THAT???? WOW ... twice the money and only the gym at the closest one which is 15 miles one way ... that is a deal!!
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    2668 days ago
  • CAROLBLAND
    Yes, It would be wonderful if we all lived close by. I joined Golds Gym. It is just $20 a month. Has a free personal trainer and nutritionist . Indoor heated pool, Zumba and other classes. as well as all the equipment, steam room, and spa. I am really looking forward to going.
    2668 days ago
  • DANCINCAJUN1
    Wow ... would be great if you can get off those bp pills ... so glad you went and got checked out ....

    I found a 24-hour fitness coupon on line and I'm going to drive over and give it a shot ... I need some sort of kick in the rump to get the weight to falling off faster and more consistent .... I have tried so very very hard the last two weeks and I'm not showing much progress ...

    Went out and bought two new pair of walking shoes today so now I plan on wearing them out by middle of summer !!!

    I wish I had someone to go with me also but all the neighbors are skinny !! that is not on their list of things to do every day !!

    Gee, I wish we ALL lived close so we could all go together !! GOOD LUCK to us all !!

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    2668 days ago
  • CAROLBLAND
    Thank you both. Yes, it would be awesome to have someone to go with me. I know my daughter will from time to time. but the more the merrier. lol
    2668 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    Awesome. A few months ago I was feeling dizzy when I would stand, was short of breath and my heart would palpitate. I couldn't walk from one room to another without sitting down for a bit. My GP had me see a heart doctor who could find nothing wrong. The GP finally did some blood tests and found out I was very low on Iron. Since on the iron supplement i feel much better.

    I was doing senior water aerobics at the time and I loved them but felt I was going to fall just from walking into the Y. They have automatic doors to get into building but not into dressing room or pool area. I wish I had someone to go with me.

    Good Luck

    Carol
    2668 days ago
  • BARBIE042
    emoticon size 18 !
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    2668 days ago
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