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Friday, June 21, 2013

Almost a week has passed and now that I have that under my belt things are getting a bit easier. I'm back in the groove and I've set myself some lofty goals that I call my dreams but then I also have more realistic goals too. I want to lose 40 lbs by my 40 th anniversary in Nov. this is my dream, but I'll take any progress at all realistically. A step forward is better than standing still or going backwards.

I am trying not to'diet' but to choose wisely and if I can't choose wisely I certainly can watch portion control. I've got to get more veggies in as I had gotten away from that but this being summertime it should be easier. I also have bought fruit that I got away from too. It's hard combining my needs with those of my husband that has to watch his intake of fruits and veggies.

Which brings me to another point. When we were both on the same page losing weight and eating our fruits and veggies, we both felt great. More energy and happier. Then following MDs advise, he had to cut those out and now has regained wt and feels sluggish. Does he follow the MD or follow his body?? Somewhere there must be a happy medium!

My steps have increased again and I don't know how long I can keep this up but I'll do it for as long as I can. I find it fun to try to climb the fitbit ladder and that keeps me interested and working harder.

I've been going thru a lot with my Mom. First time in my life that stress is stopping me from eating! Usually I eat more when I'm stressed but there is something about this time that is just the opposite. I should bottle this for when things get better, lol!
So that's where I am right now. One step at a time.......
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    You are doing so well in the face of tough times! I hope your husband can find a happy medium for the fruits and veggies. It s hard to believe they all would be harmful to him. Sorry about your Mom. Sending prayers and many hugs!

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    1789 days ago
    If your hubby cut back on fruits and veggies due to kidney problems, see a dietitian or nutritionist as there are still some he would be able to have. Gaining weight and feeling sluggish is definitely not a good sign for him. I, personally, would follow my body's signals as when we truly listen to our body, it does tell us what is right for us.

    Every body is different and what moight work for one is exact opposite for another.

    sorry you are having some problems

    you are doing great getting back on track! I am so proud of you! Good luck for your "lofty goal" and glad you have a realistic view of it if you don't make that one, but in the side note, 40 lbs is doable if you have no gains between now and november!good luck!
    1798 days ago
  • LGAR519
    I'm pulling for you to lose the 40 pounds. Sorry you're having Mom problems.
    1798 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear you're going through so much with your mom. I hope the stress lessens soon.

    I'm glad you're sticking with your program - that can be really heard during stressful days.

    1798 days ago
  • NHES220
    So, why does your husband have to watch his intake of fruits and veggies? If he feels sluggish and has regained weight, maybe his doctor can refer him to a dietician or nutritionist for some dietary advice. I understand what you are going through with your Mom, my Dad is aging and in failing health, but we still have my Mom to help with him and my two sisters to share in helping out. Hang in there!
    1798 days ago
    1798 days ago
    Sending (((HUGS))) for the Mom situation....We love ours Mom's and I dread the day it is "my turn"....not because I dread taking care of her,but because I dread seeing her needing to be taken care of.
    I'm glad to hear you are headed in the right direction...you're right about it being easier when you are both on the same page...I know that first hand! Ray tries to help me,but he still doesn't get it.His idea of getting fruit is eating a piece of apple pie...*sigh...oh well...gotta love him.lol.
    1798 days ago
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