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a realization, pulling out of a funk and What the heck is up with getting on a roll at 10pm!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

tonight (friday night - i suppose it is saturday morning now...)
i was very depressed. couldnt get a grip. i was wallowing. i have a cold and i am singing in a quartet in church on sunday morning and a community choir concert in the afternoon. i am lonely. DH is in a show and is gone several nights a week, including 2 weekends in December. 2 HOLIDAY weekends. This has made me sad. I am happy that he is enjoying the show but I am S-T-U-C-K and cannot seem to get myself UN-stuck.

so, when i got out of work i started to eat popcorn ( air popped with olive oil ) and melted chocolate and put it together. I also had 2 stale marshmallows. i kept eating it and kept getting frustrated. there were so many things i "should" or "could" have been doing and i couldnt make myself do it. and... i have been totally craving pizza. sigh

well, i didnt have pizza, and since we hardly have any food in the house my binge was confined to popcorn and some candy melts and 2 marshmallows. overall, it could have been much worse.

NOW for the realization.

i knew (KNEW) that if i could just DO SOMETHING, i could pull myself out of my funk. and i still (STILL!!!) struggled mightily with that.

well, the fire finally lit and my funk started to dissipate ~ and at 10pm i started hanging christmas lights out on our front entryway... and at 11:15pm i decided i needed to go for a walk since i was only able to go for .5 miles this morning -- i walked 2.8 miles and finished after 12am. -EGADS! I will be tired tomorrow but i am glad i walked. (3.3 miles today)

Now-- why cant I use my knowledge to steer clear of the funks? or at least make it shorter? I dont know but i hope i can do it sooner next time!

Goodnight Sparklers emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/13/2014 4:40PM

    emoticon Never know what's going to spark that SPARK! proud that you did. Loneliness is not easy to cope with! But you did it.


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FRABBIT 12/13/2014 10:47AM

  Focus on the fact that you did something. Way to go. Most of us would have stayed in the funk but you went for a walk. Way to go!!!!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 12/13/2014 9:54AM

    Well, you got a grip and started doing something positive. So that was a good turnaround and lesson for the future !!

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KMAD26 12/13/2014 9:22AM

    Wow! Good for you. I am NEVER going to get myself out to do lights or walk at that time of night. I would have had the popcorn with a glass (or two) of wine and gone to bed! emoticon Hope the funk is gone and you enjoy your weekend.

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BILL60 12/13/2014 9:19AM

    Weird, but way to go!! That's one way to get out of a funk.

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GINGKO711 12/13/2014 1:39AM

    I think if you could stay clear of the funks...they wouldn't really be funks. But at least you've come up with some coping strategies!

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ZRIE014 12/13/2014 12:48AM

  have a nice weekend!!

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MILKYWAY515 12/13/2014 12:41AM

    Your motivation started a few hours before mine, but we both attained the same result. Back on track, doing what we know is best for us. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and some friends and/or family with whom to spend those holiday weekends when your DH is gone! emoticon

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From discouragement to feeling okay

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I have been feeling discouraged lately. emoticon

Doing many of the right things.... walking emoticon for an hour every day, eating at least 5 emoticon freggies daily, getting enough sleep emoticon , drinking my eight glasses of H2O emoticon , not eating between meals (at all!), limited wheat, and limited extra sugar ......

and NOT seeing any progress on the scale!!!!!!! emoticon

I had an A1C blood test for my diabetes. It went down from 7.6 to 6.8. I am very happy. emoticon

I guess it's working after all! emoticon

..... now if only that darned scale would change!!! emoticon

Goodnight, Sparklers emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/11/2014 9:15PM

    Hang in there - the numbers aren't the only thing although great job on your hba1c

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BEACHCALSIX 12/11/2014 10:50AM

    Bet you have lost bodyfat and had a lean tissue/muscle gain! This happens to me too. Last month the entire first 3 weeks I stayed the same and then the last week FINALLY the scale went down a bit. It's weird, the body has it's own stubborn way sometimes :D
emoticon on getting the numbers down! My mom got her numbers down last year and that was what inspired me to start! You are doing emoticon
That is a HUGE sign of success!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 7:06AM

    From 7.6 to 6.8 . . . I'd say that's a huge victory! Keep it up! Progress is slow . . . certainly slower than we'd wish it to be!

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BILL60 11/23/2014 8:53AM

    Keep the faith. It'll come to you when you least expect it.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/23/2014 7:30AM

    You are doing the right things and getting healthier.
That is a great accomplishment !

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WESAPHILLIPS 11/22/2014 11:26PM

  Great job...keep it up...and even though you don't SEE the results, you are doing great things for your health!! Be patient and keep it up!!!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/22/2014 11:25PM

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144AUTUMN 11/22/2014 11:03PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Whew! That was close!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today was a day FULL of potential pitfalls. emoticon emoticon

1. We had goodies in the break room at work.
2. We had an event at work and there were goodies at that....
3. I went to a concert tonight and there were goodies there too.

home made goodies. sigh. emoticon

i can pass up store bought, but home made? that's tougher. emoticon



it was hard, but i did it. emoticon

I made it through an entire week without junk food, and mostly wheat free. emoticon

Whew! emoticon

Goodnight Sparklers emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/21/2014 1:08PM


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BILL60 11/16/2014 9:12AM

    Without a doubt, you're a STUD!! Congrats on your self-discipline.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/16/2014 8:33AM

    That is amazing ! Great job !

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TRYAGIN 11/16/2014 2:15AM

    Great day of eating right. And a great week too! Keep up the good work.


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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/15/2014 11:30PM

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Good Night ! emoticon

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MSPENCER7 11/15/2014 11:24PM

    Great job!

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Day #4 - on track

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's been a long long time, but i am on Day #4 of being back on track!

~ Limiting wheat. But i did eat meatballs which had breadcrumbs in them...
~ Limiting "sweets" - (i did have my small gluten free banana-oatmeal-choc chip muffins).
~ 561 days in a row of walking. emoticon
~ 7-9 freggies per day emoticon
~ working hard with the Physical Therapy and making progress!
~ havent eaten between meals at all.
~ at the PT appt today they had cookies, cider and halloween candy available- -- DANGER!




Goodnight Sparklers emoticon

P.S. emoticon emoticon emoticon to all of you who gave me encouragement on my last blog: "Help! I'm in danger of eating stuff I dont want to!"

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BILL60 11/14/2014 8:32AM

    You are doing super!!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/14/2014 8:06AM

    Wow....You are doing AMAZINGLY well !!! emoticon

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STEELHEAD01 11/13/2014 4:51PM

    Way to go, being back on the path. And being strong when facing evil. Seems there are always goodies to tempt us, and we all have something that is our kriptonite. emoticon emoticon

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help! i'm in danger of eating stuff i dont want to!!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

i had such a bad night of sleep last night because my blood sugar was really bad... my legs and feet were throbbing and it kept me awake.

i have done well so far today-- 7 freggies by lunchtime...
5 mile walk--

and now, i am home, alone and HUNGRY!

i am trying to stay away from sugar and wheat.

i need a lifeline!


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1CRAZYDOG 11/9/2014 7:34PM

    You know we're here for you. You've gotten great suggstions

call a friend
do something . . . ANYTHING . . . to keep your hands busy
watch a comedy
stay out of the kitchen

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CRAMPERELLA 11/9/2014 7:07PM

    Drink lots of water and do something else to distract yourself. Your urge is just neurological junk floating in your brain. Your mind can overcome it.


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280DAYS 11/9/2014 6:13PM

  For the sake of your tomorrow self, don't do it. Drink a big glass of water, brush your teeth, take a walk, do deep breathing, read through past blogs of success.

PS: I can't believe how many SparkPoints you have! Wow!

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KCMC911 11/9/2014 6:09PM

    Don't do it! I did and I am so miserable. You do not want to feel like this. The worst part is that is was so not worth it. Success tastes so much better than sugar!!! I should've reminded myself of that

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