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Where's my Big Girl Panties?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I should have picked a better time to ditch the mood drugs.

I was hoping for another health "miracle", like the magically disappearing hypertension when I went off Efexor. I was hoping that weight would start dropping off my poor bod.

It's SO HARD to do the right thing every day, weigh and measure food, stick to a certain calorie count, be as active as possible....and see no rewards in the shape of weight loss.

This is just not the right time and right frame of brain to think about what happens if treatment for this still-undiagnosed autoimmune problem means that I won't ever lose weight. Pessimism much? Doesn't help that the doc's office hasn't called yet to book an appointment.

Yesterday I deviated from the normal fat and protein heavy breakfast I usually have, and I made gluten-free pancakes. Delicious, but it set off a binge day that I haven't dealt with since Jan 1st. I ate not-healthy-for-me cereal (contains wheat), fresh bread (ditto) and chocolate cake. I logged it all, and I know there was not 935 calories in the small piece of cake but that's what came up in Fitbit's food search since Sparkpeople was down for maintenance when I logged my debauchery. Today I am paying - rings are uncomfortably tight on my finger and I'm not even gonna look at the belly in the mirror.

So please....if you see my Big Girl Panties, suggest they come on home. I need 'em. I don't even care if you've borrowed 'em, just give them a trip through the wash and bring 'em back!
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    Enough of that. Hike 'em up and get back to it. I'm tough-loving you.. how's it working?
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    1883 days ago
    I suggest chugging your water as a previous poster wrote.
    1883 days ago
    Pull up those big girl panties and skip the cake, okay? (900 cals for cake?????)
    1884 days ago
    emoticon Sorry you hit a bump in the road, sweetie. Sometimes it pays to stick with what we know WORKS. ACK!~ Isn't always easy, I know. Just get up, dust yourself off, and get back in the saddle. It's all one day at a time~ 'n after all that is enough because it is all we are given. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Sad to say, I have plenty of big girl panties over here- will wash and send some over immediately and you shall
    And look around and count your blessings.
    1884 days ago
    losing weight does take time. Just stick to it as you must be getting fitter and healthier. I know I am both of these.
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    1884 days ago
    Chin UP! Drink lots of water today and tomorrow and you will be feeling like your normal not bloated self again.
    as for the weight, it takes time. It will happen but it takes time. Have you ever thought that maybe working out more and eating less may not be the solution for you? Everyone is different and not all people lose weight when given a deficit. Maybe your deficit is way too low. Mix things up. See what happens. It won't hurt any. If anything you will stay the same. Worst case. Do it for a week. Either up your calories you eat or down the time you work out. Don't change anything on Spark People just do it for you. Last week I did the exact same thing. Actually, I did both. Ate more and exercised less. Guess what. I lost a pound and 3.5 inches overall.
    As for your Big Girl Panties. You never lost them. You just put them away for a day!!!!

    1884 days ago
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