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Budget woes...day 59!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First, I can't believe I have been this consistent for almost 60 straight days. No caffeine, no soda, no sugary snacks, no chocolate, no candy, no fried foods. And I'm not missing them for the most part. I have had a couple dreams about drinking a soda and freaking out afterward, but mostly I think it's because I am proud of the decisions I'm making. And I have lost 25 pounds during that 60 days. I know the weight won't always come off this easy, but making these new "habits" has to be helping me build a foundation for life-long success though, right?

On a different topic, I am going to a new doctor in a few weeks. Over the past ten years with my back problems, I have been to tons of doctors, pain specialists, physical therapists and nutritionists. Everything helps a little, but I usually end up on pain meds and told to lose weight. Well, a few months ago I got really upset with my primary care doctor (didn't renew a medicine that he knew was addictive, didn't call to let me know, went through withdrawal) just really frustrating. So I decided that I was going to get healthy and not need doctors anymore.

Well, no more doctors probably isn't realistic, but I haven't been to the doctor since the last prescription renewal that I needed back in October or December. That has saved me a TON of money. Plus I got off two of my medications and started taking vitamin supplements to see if that might help me feel better. It's working a little bit. Now I'm also going to see a naturopathic doctor. I hope she can help me fix my stomach issues. (I had salmonella poisoning pretty bad in college and my stomach has never been the same). I just want to feel better, and all of my new healthy foods are taking some time for my stomach to start to like. I do not want to struggle to find foods that I can easily enjoy because my stomach is being stubborn.

So this new doctor was recommended by someone who has a gluten sensitivity and has a daughter with an egg allergy. They swear by the supplements and advice they get from this doctor and I'm excited to give it a try! The appointment isn't until the middle of March, but I'm optimistic about it. That's the first time I've been optimistic about a doctor appointment since I can't remember when.

I am sad to report that it is still snowing here, yuck! But I am getting a lot of stuff done in the office and am looking forward to the gym tonight! Wish me luck...:)
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    1909 days ago
    I am close to your streak at 52 days now. Unlike you, I have not given up caffeine or chocolate, lol. I just felt like I couldn't live without it for the rest of my life. I have to say though that you're having more success than me by doubling the weight loss. I have lost a little over 12 pounds, so you might be onto something with cutting those things out of your life :) I am glad that you're going to see a doctor about your sensitivity to the new foods you're eating. Hope it all works out for you. Keep us updated.
    1909 days ago
  • JACKI1033
    Wow congrats on your weight loss and your no junk food streak!
    I'm on a similar streak right now of no beer, no fried foods and no sugary "crap". It's funny how you stop craving it so much after you've been without it for a while. It really is an addiction.

    I also have had back and more recently hip problems. It's very hard when a doctor just says "Take ibuprofen and lose some weight" as if it's so easy. I hope you get it all worked out!
    1909 days ago
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