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What the heck happened today?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It has been a stressful day today. I made the mistake of getting on the scale this morning, on a day I am NOT supposed to weigh myself. But I have been so worried this week because my doctors put me on steroids for the next two weeks for a health issue. I am about half way through the two weeks now. Yesterday someone at work pointed out that she was really sabotaged when her doctor put her on steroids. They made her gain a lot of weight rapidly. And she has had trouble getting the weight back off now.

I knew I was going to be down this week. I have been really excited because I have been really motivated. My clothes WERE feeling looser. I have clocked more walking steps this week then EVER and broke some of my personal records.

Then I got on the scale...

I am up 4 pounds. I am very sad. I am feeling depressed, which can also be due to the medications. I snacked and snacked and snacked all day. It was not good. I am tired, only 3 hours sleep last night, 4 hours the night before due to the meds I am told. SOOOOOOOOOO frustrated.

I did not even get all my water in today. Not good!!

I know, tomorrow is another day. And I will plug along, but I am very upset today...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BLUEJAY1969 8/20/2014 2:48AM

    This too shall pass. I have been on steroids many times and the weight gain is always temporary for me! Maybe knowing that will help cheer you up! I gain about 6-8 lbs the first week after I get an injection and then lose it over the course of the next couple of weeks! I know that that can be disheartening but listen to the measurements and not the scale while you are on steroid treatment!

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NEWBIRTH2014 8/19/2014 11:05PM

    emoticon days are ahead, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

“You have to have the bad days to appreciate the good ones.” ~Unknown


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What makes you laugh?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

One of my goals with Sparkpeople is to be a happier person. So as part of my journey I am starting to journal. I try to do it about 3 times a week. Other weeks, it has been fairly easy. This week, not so much. I joined a couple of websites that give you journal topics that are not related necessarily to weight loss. But we need to be well rounded. So sometimes I am going to journal "other things" here.

My topic today was as the title says, 'What makes you laugh?"

The first thing that comes to mind is my daughter. She is probably one of the most funny people I have ever met. She loves to do funny voices. She is not the most graceful person on earth. She has a very dry sense of humor. And because I am the same way, we have many secret jokes between us that all we need to do is look at each other and we know what each is thinking. Then we just break out in laughter while everyone else asks, 'what just happened? LOL!!

Otherwise, my father is extremely funny. He has the same sense of humor that daughter and I have. And since we all lived together for many years after my divorce from my first husband, the three of us share many jokes and stories and secrets that only we think are funny.

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BLUEJAY1969 8/16/2014 10:14PM

    My daughter and I have the same kind of relationship. Laughter is the best medicine for what ails you! I make jokes out of all my troubles and they just seem lighter that way!
Have a great evening,

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    Laughter is absolutely WONDERFUL! I'll take 5 of those please! I have been very blessed that through good times and bad...I have managed to laugh! I am so grateful for that! I have to be honest....I don't know if I would be here today, had I not been able to laugh!

It is wonderful that you and your daughter have that common bond! It is wonderful that you experience such a fabulous thing...laughter! The word alone makes me smile! One of the best medicines in the world! Trust me on is!

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COOLRAIN 8/16/2014 9:20PM

    My crazy Argentinean husband

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Picture this...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Picture five things you want in your life:
1. Smaller Jeans
2. Fewer medications
3. More energy
4. New tires on my bike
5. A beautiful back yard I can relax in

My small goals today help me to achieve my 5 big goals by:
1. Smaller jeans fit cuz my butt is smaller because I have lost inches.
2. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels go down so that I can stop taking as many medications.
3. Naps will become a thing of the past and I will not feel as exhausted when I get home from work so I can do more in the evenings.
4. Getting my bike updated so that I can use it to exercise at home and ride some trails.
5. Working in my backyard to make an oasis to relax with my family and friends.


How I Feel (one sentence)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today I am having a great program day by eating within my range, getting in all my water and walking 12,360 steps!!


Motivation is low today

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I have had a serious lack of energy today. So instead of really sticking to my program, I have been very lazy. Now it's evening and I am trying to catch up with the things I should have done today. I have worked many MANY extra hours this week at work and I have just felt exhausted. My ear infection is still hanging on (3 weeks now) and I guess I will be calling the doc again on Monday to see what she wants to do next since this medication did not seem to do the trick either.

Today I signed the pledge card. I don't know that I have ever done that before. I have started and stopped Sparkpeople two times before and I don't remember ever signing one. I really want to keep my motivation up this go around. I do not want to start from day one EVER AGAIN. I have big plans for the healthier me. And while today did not really seem like I am working hard on this journey, tomorrow is another day to get myself back on track.

For tonight I am going to go set up my journal so I can start journaling every day. I am going to earn some more spark points reading and playing trivia. Then I am going to visit some spark team boards and leave some love.

Until next time...

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BABY_GIRL69 8/9/2014 9:22PM

    Be encouraged! We all go through.

God bless,


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