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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Well ...on Sunday morning I had a melt unexplained weight gain and the frustration of it all, and the fact that NO ONE SEEMS TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY just got too much for me! I keep getting the "just watch what you eat and exercise" advice! Hello! I have been doing THAT and it doesn't work......not for long anyway. ( by the way none of you have ever said anything to upset me, so don't worry about is usually non sparkers in my life)

I am waiting for my physical next week, but in the meantime the scale is just going UP and UP and UP and I have to say it is driving me to emotional eating which is NOT HELPING!

YES I KNOW...I shouldn't, but if you have ever been addicted to sugar, as I have, you will know it takes something akin to REHAB to help get out of the cycle!

I need SUGAR REHAB, I need someone to understand and LISTEN, I need to have my doctor rule out Thyroid and all the other issues. I need to have my IRON AND VIT B levels fixed....and I need SUPPORT. I am not afraid to admit it!

I just don't have the energy or will to "TRY ANOTHER EATING PLAN or DIET"...I just can't do it anymore... ( DH suggested I do weight watchers!~)

SO this is the solution I have come up with:

Tracking food on SP - it's free, just takes effort.
Talking hubby into buying me a 3 month membership at the community center (gym and pool)
Regular visits to my doctor to get weighed and check blood-work - in addition for treatment for Iron AND VIT B 12 treatments. I am going to talk my doctor into giving me a full hormonal blood screening and if I can prove to her that I am eating well, but still putting on weight, ( and I will have all the proof on SP) then she will be more willing to push for more tests for thyroid etc.


If it works then I will extend the gym membership, I have to prove to DH that I will use it first! :-)

This may be sideways - sorry!

I mowed the lawn yesterday....and the kids cycled around the road we live on.
Did laundry!

The other day a friend of mine was craving milktart ( it is a South African) I made one for her and her friends. I had one piece and they polished off the rest! LOL...
I made it really thin though...I didn't quite make enough filling, but it was on short notice...and it had been an age since I made it and I used the dish that is a little too wide, so it made the milktart turn out thin.

Anyway it was a nice feeling to give her just what she was craving from our home country...and in return the kids and I got to swim in her salt water pool!

I am gearing up to do some home improvements! It is hard tackling it on my own WITH THE KIDS HOME...but I gotta backdoor area is driving me NUTS!

I have been looking on pinterest for inspiration!

OH ...I have board on pinterist for "fitnesstrainingforlifeandadve
ntures" if anyone wants to pin stuff.

OTHER THAN THAT...every day is a challenge for me in terms of not having another melt down. I am waiting for my physical....and it is only 5 days away! I CAN DO THIS!
Thanks for all those who have commented and sent their love and support!



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  • SHEILA1505
    Big hugs Mel
    Hoping the Doc is helpful this time around
    1753 days ago
    It would be ludicrous for any of us to tell you to exercise and watch what you eat, because we all KNOW exactly how much you work on being healthy. I just hope that, with your dr's help, you can really nail this thing down. Your ideas and inspiration really have helped me replace sugar in my life, but I too (true to the sugar addict I am) will slip up, give in, and feel yucky because of it. Just keep trying to make the next best choice in those situations. And I wish you the very best luck in your plan, which sounds great by the way.
    1754 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2013 3:53:36 PM
    I completely understand your frustration!!! I am right there with you!
    1754 days ago
    Lis, no worries, you have never upset me and have always given the best advice! Thanks to all for your support and love !
    1754 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Hang in there Mel!
    1754 days ago
  • LIS193
    Sometimes having a meltdown is a good thing! It gets all the emotions and frustrations out of the way and you can regroup and come up with a plan. Your plan sounds like a good one!
    I apologize if any of my comments have upset you - I know what works for me but we are all different.
    1754 days ago
    Sorry to hear that you are going through a rough time.
    I hope that when you go for your checkup the tests will
    be able to detremine what is wrong. Don't give up.
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    1754 days ago
    Thinking of you and send positive vibes. emoticon
    1754 days ago
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