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Tuesday, and in a turmoil

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nice sunny, calm day here for a change. And I really need to get out and enjoy it, but I am turmoil. Me, myself, and I are going to have a serious meeting about my weight and health, as it has really went down hill. You know awhile back I weighed myself and I had lost 5 pounds, well I weighed today and I have gained those 5 pounds back and an extra 2 pounds, and I am the heaviest I have ever been. I so need some help, and I know that it is all on me. I have to be the one that changes, but am willing to listen if any on you have any suggestions. I am just so overwhelmed, just don't know what to do. I have an appointment tomorrow with the neurologist on my migraines, and one of the last things she said was that I seriously need to consider losing some weight and here from then until now I have gained 10 pounds or more. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer but I just don't know where to start.
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    Of course I'm a day late reading blogs, but I'll chime in. I'm not an expert; fall off the wagon from time to time. But it seems like if you remember exactly why you wanted to lose weight/get healthier that's a good start; seems like we all have a particular time where we decided to get healthier.

    Maybe then if you choose one or two small things to adjust ... no more than that so you don't get overwhelmed and quit. Like, maybe move a certain amount a day. Or cut back a little on carbs. See how it goes, and once you get that one or two things into your habit, do another little thing until you have it mastered. It will have to be stuff you're willing to do ... like, I don't eat food I don't like, no matter how healthy for me it is. And I won't give up my half and half for my coffee. I believe part of health is enjoying our life.

    And buy those light bulbs!!! It's almost winter, and remember how sun-deprived and unhappy you were last year. emoticon
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    15 days ago
    Baby steps - start reading labels and don't buy anything containing white flour. If you must have bread, buy whole grain or sourdough. Don't buy anything with added sugar - what comes naturally in fresh or frozen fruit is fine. I know you bake, but try modifying the recipes to use sugar-free applesauce instead of oil - you can substitute it 1:1. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    16 days ago
    Any chance you are able to meet with a nutritionist/dietician for guidance. A professional could give appropriate dietary advice AND tell you how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to giving up the unhealthiest (aka most fattening) foods that you currently enjoy.
    16 days ago
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    16 days ago
    l try to not buy things that I should not eat. Robert is diabetic , but I do buy things for him that I am not supposed to have. Also I try to measure "snack" foods out ahead of time so it is not the automatic hand to mouth scene . My dr has me on low carb. No grains, root veggies or fruits except limited berries. I don't do it perfectly but not too badly. Right now getting in enough exercise is an issue. I have been hurting so much I really have to push hard to do any. This is where I am, I am stalled right now. Oh and I track food and exercise daily.
    Everyone is different. Maybe your doc. can give you some guidance.
    16 days ago
    I'm so sorry Linda. I agree with others, stress is a big factor. It's like those stress genes just hold on to the fat cells! But winter doesn't help much either because it's so hard to enjoy getting out. Daisy and I did walk today but it was the short loop. It wasn't too cold but very damp!

    Good luck to you!
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    16 days ago
    Stress has been the #1 driver of bad habits for me.

    Meditation, journaling walking all have helped. And staying out of the kitchen.
    16 days ago
    You need to do what is right for you. My main goal is to make sure that I am eating plenty of veggies and drinking plenty of water. I hope that you can find your path.
    16 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    When I decided that I wanted my diabetes under control just not once in a while, but every day, I gave up all white stuff. That includes, potatoes, rice, breads and anything that contains white flour. Now that was a hard thing to do, but I dropped weight and have kept it off. I then went to whole foods, like just meat, fresh veggies nothing canned, and fresh fruit. No added sugar and I buy products that don't add sugar. Like I buy no sugar added Heinz ketchup.

    I gave up all processed foods completely. That has been a real challenge and sometimes it's just not possible for me but I do my best. I dropped my carb count down below 25 which if you don't have diabetes I don't think you should go that low. It hasn't been easy but I'm doing it. So far I've lost a total of 50lbs. Now I still have another 70 lbs to go but I know I will get there. I'm being patient and treating myself to whole healthy fresh food. I am cooking more than I ever have been. I make fresh salads quite often or just plain vegetables for dinner. I try and eat at least one non meat day. I eat a lot of eggs. I buy fresh carved ham for omelets

    I really got serious about this and my doctor is so happy. My A1C which is an indicator how your diabetes is doing went from 7.1 to 5.9. If my next blood sugar drops even lower, I will be in the "resolved" diabetic stage which is a big plus for me.

    I know that this is long, but I got serious and there are really really hard days to stick to it. But I figure if I keep doing this, I will be better off for it. Food no longer has a hold over me or should I say I don't let it. I have my 3 squares a day and that's it. Now you have to realize that this did not happen overnight. I really started this at the end of July and now it's almost the end of November.

    Make 1 change at a time and stick to it. I don't mean to sound preachy but I'm just trying to tell you what I did and how it worked for me.

    Whatever you choose, do what is right for you. Take care and have a great day.
    16 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2019 1:38:26 PM
    I am right there with you. All this year's stress has done a number on my weight, and it's higher than it's been in a very long time. Maybe a daily health MISSION or two? I need help too. I'll start with one MISSION: no chocolate except for one square of my ultra dark. Actually, I'll skip that entirely for today since I already bought a discounted Halloween Cadbury Egg. The only good thing I can say about that is at least I didn't buy two.
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