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Sunday, June 30, 2013

My sister in law called last week and asked us to drive 4 1/2 hours one way to pick up her daughter from her x husbands mother and have the niece stay with us "for a few weeks to a month" It's hard to stick to what I need to do with the added stress and a little girl who "is not an outside kind of girl". I can't even use my gym or the water park because she doesn't have a pass, and we don't have the funds to purchase one for her. This is testing my resolve, but I have so much I need to accomplish! I can't let bumps stop me!
I went to the doctor yesterday and was disapointed with some info. It just tells me I have to work harder. The doctor didn't even really acknowledge how far i've come which was sad for me, but I do still have a long way to go. Time to step it up!

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JPANNELL0 7/9/2013 10:24AM

    Hope things are going better with your niece and getting your workouts in.

Hey, my doctor is great! She's in American Fork, not too far from you.

Thinking of you! emoticon emoticon

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DIANE7786 6/30/2013 11:39AM

    You are great for taking your niece even though it changes your summer plans. You didn't post why she's not an outdoor girl. If her parents aren't outdoor people she might not know what she's missing. If you are stuck in the house for up to a month, you could pick up some exercise DVD's for you and books and movies for her. You didn't say how old she is, but my mom had me exercising next to her as soon as I could walk. That's why I've never minded exercising. She could help you make healthy meals--kids eat what they cook! Make her feel special. The month will go fast and you can catch up in August. .

Congratulations on your weight loss. Most doctors won't praise success. Part of it is with managed care. It was easy to see weight differences when it was written on a chart. Now it's time consuming to look it up on the computer and, from their point of view, what matters is current weight. Most doctors have become service people, not much difference from your car or air conditioner repair person. Sparks is the place for lots of praise and support!

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FITWITHIN 6/30/2013 11:35AM

    Be proud of watch you have accomplished on your journey. Don't let the doctors non-reaction put a damper on your success. On the other hand, you need to let family know that they need to give you money for her expenses. She may not be an outdoors child, but you need to change that and get her involved. Maybe getting her active would be good for both of you. I hope things will not be too, stressful for you.

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    Generally s[peaking, doctors are an uncaring bunch and managed care has only managed to make it worse.!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life.

So Far! emoticon

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One day at a time

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I've learned that going to visit family makes it difficult to stay on track. This is very sad to me because I LOVE visiting my family, however when I'm away from my fridge and my cupboards it's hard to manage what I eat appropriately. I went to see a brother and his wife last weekend. They are changing their eating habits also, (going vegan) so I figured I'd be pretty safe. . . NOPE. My Mom was there with buckets of goodies, all my favs, and like I said I didn't have my own cupboards and fridge to snack from. It was a rough weekend. Two days undid two weeks worth of work, and left me feeling bloated and sick. I think I'm over it now. At least the sick bloated part. I'm learning, and that's important too. I'm glad my body is beginning to want healthier food, and tell me off when I give it crap. So now, I'm back to one day at a time.
On another note, I've found myself obsessing with the scale lately; to an unhealthy degree. I'm talking I'm weighing myself 5 and 6 times daily and getting very frustrated when the scale moves up and down. I know that our bodies can fluctuate 5 - 10 pounds daily which is why it's important to weigh yourself at the same time each time. The scale really only gives you a snap shot moment of reality, but I can't seem to stop. I'm driving myself crazy. So. Here's two new goals for now, Weigh in ONLY once daily if that often (I'd prefer to weigh in only once per week. I tend to stay more sane that way.) and go for a walk today. My son just woke up, so the walk starts as soon as I finish a couple of other things. emoticon


yeah yeah yeah freaking YEAH!!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Down another 3 this week!! Couldn't be happier! emoticon

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DEBBIELCG 4/30/2013 7:44AM

    way to go keep it up

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tried to go to church today. The Baby wasn't having it. My section incision is burning. It has been since last night when I went to bed. Wonder why. Trying to figure out how to add more protein to my diet. Don't like meat. Makes it hard. Don't like eggs. Working on that one. Beans. . . I know I know. Trying to get back on the wagon after being sick can be really hard. Baby finally sleeping. Must spend time with the husband.



Thursday, April 04, 2013

So I got really sick a couple weeks ago, and basically gave myself permission to eat whatever sounded good. Then my husband got sick and I was so stressed about him missing a week of work and everything that I didn't make myself get back on the wagon. I didn't put on much weight in the two weeks that I was frolicking in the fields instead of leading the parade, but I didn't lose any either. I have so much i want to lose. I need to remember why I'm doing this. So here we go. My reasons for wanting to lose 80 lbs.
1) I will be much healthier without that.
2) I want to be able to play with my son when he starts crawling and walking.
3)I want my son to see me have an active healthy lifestyle so that he will want the same.
4) I want to feel beautiful in my skin.
5) I want my clothes to fit me better.
6) My son was born c section. I've ALWAYS wanted to know what it's like to have a baby naturally, no meds, no surgery, no help. I believe my body can do this and I believe it was really made to do this. Because My first baby was born c-section, if I'm ever going to experience what a vaginal delivery is like, I HAVE to get healthy. If I get pregnant without being healthy, the doctors will not let me try a VBAC.
7) My son had some pretty intense complications because of my weight and my high blood pressure. My children (yes I'm including those yet to be) deserve to have a healthy vessel to start their lives in.
8) I deserve to have a healthy vessel to live in.
9) I want more energy
10) I want a new wardrobe. When I drop the weight, I will have to buy new clothes because none of my old clothes will fit.
11) my husband and I are getting financially fit. I want to have a physically fit body so I can enjoy the life we will lead when we are out of debt.

I need to think of more reasons so that when those late night munchies hit I can hit back, but for now, that's what I can think of. This morning the C-section think is kind of a big deal.

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DEBBIELCG 4/5/2013 6:38AM

    You have excellent motivational goals. Keep with your program. Always look on the positive side you didn't gain any weight..

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LIVIAFEROLLA 4/4/2013 1:54PM

    Don't worry, it's normal and ok to have a bad week ot two. Just keep going, there are many people supporting you! Don't give up. Your goals are great and so are you!
All the best!

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