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Old 01-19-2017, 09:47 PM   #201
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I was up a half pound this morning - I'm guessing it's the anti-inflammatory meds I took last night.
Today was good for both food and exercise, and that's what will get me to my goal: keeping to a slow, and steady slog. No fireworks here.
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Sometimes I think if we're trying, making a major effort at serious life changes, there SHOULD be fireworks. Unfortunately, 'life' doesn't seem to count our efforts or rate them as highly as we do.

So we'll have to provide pyrotechnics for each other. Think of that slow, steady slog as the fuse merrily burning along. Soon, Soon... pretty colours & awesome sounds. And no matter how much or little progress you're seeing right now, YOU are putting in the work that counts.
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It was a good day - got in my exercise and ate correctly. Forgot to weigh this morning.
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You got the important stuff done.
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Yesterday, my bp was wonky so I only did 15 minutes of very gentle exercise and even though I ate squeaky clean, I ate too much. What happens? This morning I woke up 2.5 pounds lighter than yesterday.

Today I got in 45 mins of exercise and broke a nice sweat. Eating is fine and I'm looking forward to dinner - roasted veggies and chickpeas over rice, seasoned with some very nice aged balsamic.
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BP 119/78 after exercise today. Thank goodness. I was going to take myself off to the doctor on Friday if I couldn't get it down naturally. I spent 12 hours in the ER last week due to an episode that the ER docs were too busy to find the cause of but my BP was crazy high. After 10 days of clean eating and moderate exercise, it's back down to where it needs to be.

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Believe me, I could slam pizza and milkshakes quite easily, BUT, I'd really like to be around to play with my grandchildren when they finally arrive.

Oh, today I did 4 miles with Leslie Sansone and food is going well.
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Putting this here as a reminder.
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Good day today - I got in my minimum 30 mins of exercise and am eating an awesome salad right now. Dinner will be deliberately light as I have weigh-in in the morning at TOPS.
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Down 2.5 lbs this week.
Knee is swollen - I banged it a bit when I managed to trip over my own two feet getting out of bed. So, 30 mins of gentle movement on the exercise bike is it for today and probably tomorrow.
Eating is going well. Usually eating goes too well, if you know what I mean!
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GREAT weight loss for a week; well done.
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I've been having difficulties staying on track. I've let stress seduce me into eating inappropriately and shock, it hasn't alleviated my stress in the least. I'm working on getting back in the game. My clothes are still fitting fine but I am up in weight. I think as soon as I work some of this sodium out of my body, I'll head back in the right direction. I'm certainly tired of feeling like crap.

Official exercise hasn't really been happening but I recently got a smart phone and downloaded a walking/steps app. The good news is that I average 3,000-5,000 steps a day while carrying my purse. Since I carry my purse as little as possible, I'm guessing that I'm getting in close to 10,000 steps a day without exercise. In fact, the other day I ended up running up and down the stairs about 30 times. We'll see how many steps I get when I actually get back into walking. I'm planning on making time for me. I've got to be selfish about my own health or I won't be able to continue taking care of all the things I currently take care of.
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It was a good day. Ran out of the house before I remembered to weigh myself, but so it goes. Walked through two big box hardware stores, did some yard work at a rental, and then came home to a giant salad and 30 mins on the eb. Okay, off to finish off my workday and perhaps a short walk before dinner.
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Sounds like you are on the right track.
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Took three Ibuprofen last night - my shoulder was really aching to the point I couldn't sleep. As a result of that and an excess of salt and processed crap, I was up THREE pounds at my weekly TOPS meeting this morning. *&^%&$# So it goes. I've already gotten in my 10,000 steps for the day and am currently eating an enormous salad. That scale is going down! It's so easy to let things slide, especially with all of the family issues going down. When I miss a TOPS meeting (which I did last week for a medical appointment for MIL), I don't do as well as I do when I hit that TOPS scale consistently. I really find that real life accountability is helpful for when I hit my uninspired patches . . . You guys are helpful too but you aren't standing in the same room with me when I stand on the scale! I find the thread of public humiliation to be quite motivating.
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I'm so hungry I could eat a cow, the field she's standing in, and the posts fencing her in. And, I just finished an incredibly huge salad topped with all sorts of delicious yummies - including avocado, beans, and pumpkin seeds for crying out loud. Do they make a chastity belt type of thing for your mouth?!?
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Eating carbs makes you hungry all the time IMO.
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You have been quiet. How is it going?
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I have been out of town helping with my parents. It's been stressful but I've mostly been eating correctly. Last night, I drank 4 beers and blew off some steam and today I'm down a pound?!? Go figure! Seeing what my parents are going through has strengthened my resolve to get myself to a healthy weight and continue to heal myself internally with proper nutrition ( with a few beers and high quality chocolates along the way!)

I should add that I've been getting in 30 minutes of movement and/or yard work every day. I really want to have a decent garden this year. With all the shit going on in my life the past few years, my garden has been half assed, with nothing more than herbs, zucchini, and tomatoes. And weeds, lots and lots of weeds. For my mental stability, I NEED my gardening time. Somehow, doing daily battle with tomato worms and crab grass seems to put everything else into perspective. And I need perspective right now. I'm exhausted from daily drama and medical shit storms.
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Alcohol dehydrates you. That may account for the lost pound, but do it regularly, and you will replace that lost water with fat. I am sure you already know that though.

I hear you about the garden. I don't seem to get a grip on mine either, expecially when I exercise regularly. MIL told me to forget planting any veggies, and to just try and maintain a flower garden. I just bought some seeds for that. I wish I had some kind of mini-hothouse set up somewhere to get my flowers started.
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Attended TOPS - turtled - no weight gain or loss over the past three weeks - I'll take it. Walked 4 miles this afternoon and now I'm off to shower and work.
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So, while up at my folks, I kind of sort of antagonized my knee that I dislocated six years shop. Not a big deal, I couldn't walk/exercise while I was up there anyway. It was really annoying for a week then it calmed down, or so I thought. I've been walking and gently riding the exercise bike not hours but at least 30 minutes a day. But, my calf has been driving me crazy and sometimes my toes feel numb. I just assumed my varicose veins were acting up and have been wearing my support hose religiously. Nope, apparently the problem is in my knee. Sigh. Back to the knee brace.

Oh, and then I was a dumb ass last night. I couldn't sleep because of the pain so I drowned my sorrows in Doritos and chips ahoy cookies that my husband keeps in the house. Every joint in my body is currently screaming from sodium, msg, and sugar. There was a very good reason I went to a whole foods, plant-based diet over a year ago and every nerve in my body is incessantly reminding me of that reason today.

Maybe someday I'll grow up and be responsible.
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Your only Human Andrea. I have the same problem..... found a couple of high end cup cakes on the dining room table.... I could NOT resist!!!!!

Last week it was Oreos. The week before that, it was Chips Ahoy!
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Diet rule #1: If it tastes good, spit it out!
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Diet rule #1: If it tastes good, spit it out!


I had a friend who is dying of alcoholism. He tried to quit by putting the alcohol in his mouth and spitting it out.
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Back on the wagon - biggest loser at my TOPS meeting this morning and my knee is doing okay, not great, but okay. Exercise is either manual labor in the garden, gentle walks along the dirt canal, or the exercise bike. I would love to go out and hit it hard but I don't want to do further injury, so slow and gentle it remains.
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