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Where I was 6 Months Ago, Now, and in the Future!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

If I don't get this blog accomplished I know I am going to be not where I want to be in the future, so here goes:

Six months ago I was really a couch potato, I keep on making excuses for not exercising.

Then, The first of MAY arrived and I just decided that my life was going to be useless to anyone in my path if I didn't do something about me (OK,yes, I was down that path once before lost 50 pounds and was happy) I began to realize that I was emotional about too many things that were happening in my life and boy did the food do the trick. Went to my favorite Doctor and weighed in at 376 pounds. I was so emotional about it. He sat me down and told me TODAY WAS A NEW DAY, AND LETS TAKE A FEW STEPS AT A TIME, We will do this together. He made appointments to see a dietician and a Diet Pycologist. Well the dietician set out a plan of not eating anything that's white (bread, rice, potatoes, etc.). Drinking lots of water and NO MORE SODA!. The Pycologist made me realize that I needed to find a way to try not to please everyone in my life and start pleasing me. He said my family needed to hear the word NO more often. Then also we worked on ways with the dietician about not going for the frig when the emotions do come out.

JUNE came along and again saw my favorite Doc, weighed in at 357. Doc was overjoyed that I was succeeding. My small steps were being taken and I was getting further on my journey.

JULY came and went I am now in the 340's, but have reached a plateau.

AUGUST was a very emotional month. My Dad was diagnosed with Dementia, and now is in a nursing home because he needs 24/7 medical care. My brother was taking care of him and he himself is not in good health. My sister and I took over and had everything in place where My dad would be taken care of and live close by. Then my sisters house is now under two feet of water because of Isaac. It was the first time I heard my sister cry. So, I have taken a step back and yes now am working on the two steps forward.

NOW: My family is now recovering from all the things that we have gone thou in August. I really learned a lot that month, My dad is getting used to not living at home and is doing a lot better. My brother is getting the rest he needs, and my sister is taking it a day at a time getting her house back into a home. ME I looked at my trackers and will figure out what I need to get out of the no weight lose rut.

SEPTEMBER is here:
1. My first goal is 10 pounds down by the last day of the month.
2. My cardio and strength training will be done first thing in the morning.
3. I will have a bowl of fruit on the dining room table. So I will not make the extra steps to the frig when I am emotional.
4. I will plan my meals every two weeks.
5. I will have Me time daily.
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    emoticon You're an inspiration! emoticon Renee
    2081 days ago
    I think it's fantastic that you're seeing both a dietician and a diet psychologist. I was just writing about how important it is to deal with both the physical and emotional aspects of overeating and how that can help translate to long-term success. I'm glad to hear this approach is working so well for you and I'm sure you'll break out of your rut in no time.
    2113 days ago
    HI MaryAnn,,,I too am struggling with my Dad,,,only I m thousands of miles away. he calls me often,,,lately crying. This of course BREAKS ME APART !!! He never shows this side to my 4 brothers. He''s also at times,,,asking for $$$ of which I have very little,,,to cover his phone. I do not really mind,,,but the boys are not on SSDI, and I am. It takes a toll after a bit,,,LOL Esp since he's mostly CALLING THEM !! HAHAHA GRRRRRR !! NoT FAIR !!!! I DO though Love my Daddy,,,n' he me ,,,I've always been "Daddy's Little Girl".

    Hon,,,,I feel for you and ur fam. It seems as if ALL of us are just going thru sooo muchers a rooo !!! I am moving to Denver from Maine,,,for better medical care,,,leaving my home of 50 plus years,,,leaving friends,,,and a GD I live sooo much. But we do as we must. I feel you have the same strength, I do,,,,to carry along,,,, above it,,,,,, and thru it. Do we cry? SURE we DO !! WE NEED TO !!! YES WE DO in our own ways,,,,,,,,, its a coping measure, so ahead, it'll forti you in the long run. Hope that makes sense MaryAnn.

    We are here as Dawggies,,, ,to CARE about you !!!!! I see so many Dawggies do DO RESASSURE YOU ,, DO CARE ! WOOHOOOO you are on a GREAT TEAM HON !! WELCOME AGAIN !! I SUREAH DO HOPE you did sign up for the Fall Challenge Team,,,if not and you need help... pleaee contact me,,,,I need to close that out soon.
    2114 days ago
  • RMARSH07
    Maryann, you have been doing so well. We are pretty close in when we started and where we are weight lose wise. I am going through some drama, but no where near what you and your family has been through. Kind of puts my problems into perspective. Good luck on the 10lbs in a month. That is an aggressive goal, but you can do it.
    2114 days ago
    Wonderful MaryAnn! I'm very proud that you wrote this!! Here's to an amazing 6 months!!!!
    2114 days ago
  • MSGO72
    Congratulations on your success and good luck on your new goals!
    2115 days ago
    Congrats on what you've lost so far. Sounds like you've got a good plan set up for you to be even more successful. Keep up the good work and always remember you can only control so much and don't blame yourself for things that are beyond your control!
    2115 days ago
    emoticon congrats on the success. Imam sorry that you had a few struggles with family issues. My mom is in the same boat. Glad that you chose your new 5 steps. emoticon you can make your goals. Glad to hear that your family is getting back on track to, I know that makes it easier for you. emoticon sending you sunshine and wishing continued success on your new journey. Judy
    2115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2012 11:18:11 AM
    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon emoticon You have done well up to now and you will do well this month!
    2115 days ago
    Keep up the good work.
    2115 days ago
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