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I Came Face To Face With MYSELF!

Monday, December 08, 2014

OH WOW!
The Christmas meals yesterday were apparently LOADED with sodium and I have a lot of work to do before I weight in on Friday! emoticon

We finally went through all the crackers and breads in the house so my late night snacking has been crippled severely. We have no potatoes left and about one more serving of instant potatoes left in the cabinet. I am systematically ridding the house of the bad things that bloat my system and then I will not allow myself to add them in the grocery basket anymore!

I went to the clothing store to get a Christmassy looking shirt for yesterday and when I entered the dressing room with the three way mirrors I came face to face with myself.....

ALL of myself! emoticon

Want to talk determination? Go visit a three way dressing mirror.... better yet, strip down to your undies and THEN look again! YEP, I am definitely on plan!
Now I need one of those mirrors installed in the RV emoticon

  
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JULIAMOONCHILD 12/13/2014 9:42PM

    I hate mirrors!

Anyway, way to go, Deb. I think ridding the cupboards (slowly but SURELY) of all the demons that keep you from doing your very best is BRILLIANT!

My problem has been bringing in the bad stuff lately .... AND MASHED POTATOES .... oh my goodness, it's like they keep breaking into my house or somethin' ... cuz I keep finding them and keep having to get rid of em almost everyday. emoticon

Anyway, I am working my way through my BAD in order to make room for my GOOD in the coming New Year. I know it sounds like a worn out song, but I think for me it's a the tune I having been walking towards for the past very depressing year. Lol, instead of the light at the end of the tunnel, it's a song. Hey, maybe a torch song. emoticon
Then I'd have my song and my light, too. emoticon
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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/9/2014 1:33PM

    Oh, how I hate those mirrors!

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KAREN608 12/8/2014 11:57PM

    or just tile all the bathroom walls in the RV with mirrors. That ought to do it! Yup, mirrors do tell all. Wish my hubby would get tired of bread, crackers. It'd really help me. But it isn't going to happen at our house anytime soon.

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CINDHOLM 12/8/2014 1:30PM

    Got ta love it!! emoticon Happy holidays emoticon

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PFERG66 12/8/2014 10:51AM

    Loved it!
Love you!
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Skinny Portion Update

Friday, November 21, 2014

I have been doing a terrible job with my portion sizes but I will NOT stop!

Stopping would be too easy and my regular routine......

  
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CINDHOLM 11/21/2014 4:34PM

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/21/2014 12:56PM

    Each meal is a fresh start.

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PFERG66 11/21/2014 12:41PM

    We hear you!!
Hey, can you describe an incident of not controlling your portions? Then maybe we can look at a baby step for you.

Love you, kid! Priscilla emoticon

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CHICAM 11/21/2014 11:22AM

    Think "SKINNY". We can do this!! See your goal at the tip of your fingers and grasp it. Have a great weekend my SP friend. In my mind, I just imagine think skinny for my portions, for my looks and for my attitude. emoticon

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DAY 1 Of My Skinny Portions Challenge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

At 3 am this morning I woke with complete clarity.

Usually when that happens I say that God decided that I needed a talking too. I still believe that this is the way he reaches me. During those moments of complete relaxation when your mind is released off all the stress and worry of the day. During the early morning hours while you are deep in sleep and your body is desperately attempting to repair what has been done to it during the previous day.
So I woke up with a plan securely in place in my mind.
One of those "light bulb" moments! emoticon

So as my dear friend INDYGIRL once said in her earlier blogs, THINK THIN emoticon

It dawned on me that when I was younger, MUCH YOUNGER, I would eat like a bird when in ANYONE'S company at a meal, especially during those date moments with a special someone that I didn't want to see me be the pig I was wanting to be so desperately. I would pick at my food, put my fork down between bites, giggle and make smart conversation and NEVER finish all the food on my plate and then utter these words (Oh I'm so full, I can't eat another bite!) emoticon

Uhuh, TELL ME I'M WRONG! emoticon

So I am starting my first personal challenge......
This is DAY 1 of My Skinny Portions Challenge emoticon......

It's going to be a work in progress and I will make bad decisions but I pray that I will have even more better decisions along the way.

  
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JULIAMOONCHILD 11/21/2014 12:27AM

    Great blog, Deb! Oh, and you speak the truth about times back in the day. Lol. Anyway, I love your idea of skinny portions challenge. Keep posting! emoticon

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/19/2014 3:14PM

    You are so right. Then we were a good weight and now we remember why. You have a great idea and I do believe you are on to something good. Away you go, my friend. Reach high, reach your goals.


Gini

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/19/2014 2:46PM

    What a great idea!

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CHICAM 11/19/2014 9:16AM

    I'm in!! I will start thinking SKINNY portions!!! Thank you for your great blog. emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/19/2014 9:09AM

    I'm rooting for you

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I guess my sister is right, I really am the spoiled one!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Between now and the time I go in to see my doctor on the 5th, I plan to give this weight loss strategy another try. I need to get my mind, my heart, and my will to work together for a change..... won't be easy but I am very quickly running out of options!

I am terrified of the surgery but most especially the infection that will follow. I HATE THIS!
I am like a belligerent child that demands to have what she wants instead of what she needs..... UGH!
I guess my sister is right, I really am the spoiled one! (I never said that)! emoticon

I also read this article yesterday which completely unraveled everything I had based my health plan on for the last year .....Nice to know I was trying to kill myself! emoticon

How many times have I heard AND shared the fact that you should drink half your body weight in ounces each day? WOW, it's a wonder I have lived this long! emoticon

Is it possible to drink too much water?

Fact:
People with certain health conditions can put themselves at risk of complications if they drink too much water. “People with some heart conditions, high blood pressure, or swelling of the lower legs [edema] need to avoid excess water,” says Hess-Fischl. “If you have a history of kidney problems, especially if you have had a transplant, consult your doctor before increasing your fluid intake.” Hess-Fischl adds that you shouldn't drink too much water while eating, as it dilutes your stomach acid and can cause digestion problems.

  
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RUDITUDI2000 11/18/2014 12:54PM

    Never never never give up on yourself. That is a priority no matter which way you go with weight loss. Several of my family members and friends have had great success with the sleeve. Praying for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAREN608 11/1/2014 12:26PM

    I didn't realize that drinking that much water was your plan.
True, moderation in all things.
I am still learning myself. I had trouble with keeping my calories low so I have been slowly over the year, reducing bit by bit from 2100 to 2000 to 1900. I am ready to go for 1800 next. For me, getting used to things and retraining my brain/desires is a real JOB.

I am worried for you about the surgery. A friend had a different weight loss surgery and she got infection the first week, then pneumonia the next. She is looking so pale and frail but on the mend. She is off pureed food now but still not strong as exercise will start in another 5 days. I just could not go thru that.

If your gut feeling is against it, you have to consider yourself, not your doctors. It is hard to know what to do for ourselves. Every meal plan has to be tailor made for each person it seems.

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PFERG66 11/1/2014 11:50AM

    I really admire your efforts at finding the best plan for your health AND well-being.
I don't know if I agree with your self assessment on being "the spoiled one"! You have every right to your emotions--fear, anger, etc.--you are staying open about them which just means you are growing and learning stuff--you aren't necessarily acting on your fears; you are just expressing them.

Love, love, LOVE you and I'm sending prayers for serenity your way.
--Priscilla

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TRAVELGO 11/1/2014 11:40AM

  WOW!!

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Weight Loss Surgery!

Friday, October 31, 2014

My Doctor(s) are advising I see a specialist for a Gastric Sleeve......

I have mixed feelings about a this. I am scared to death, not about surgery but about the possibility of infection afterward. I have been fighting to keep from having surgery for almost four years. I keep telling the doctors and myself that I can do it this time emoticon .....
I have full intentions of doing just what I say when I say it, I'm just to weak to finish what I promise. I WANT TO, I just never accomplish what I set out to do. emoticon

So the doctor and I spoke for a long time about the choices and decisions that have to be considered. She explained that the banding really wasn't a good choice at this time because of the large amount I need to drop. She suggested that since I have so many issues with infections that the sleeve would probably be the best decision because its the least likely to have complications in that area. I also took the time to familiarize myself with the three different operations over the internet and found that the weight loss is just about equal between Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve. Banding is suggested AFTER you have done the Sleeve IF you still have a large amount of weight to loose...... emoticon

TO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT! emoticon

So DH and I are going to go to a seminar covering the different styles to get ourselves educated on all of this. One thing is for sure I have to make a move now due to the severity of my throat, and my out of control diabetes.....
Now my brain hurts! emoticon

  
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DEBK68 11/6/2014 6:57PM

    Good luck in your decision making process. There are pros and cons to both. My mom had gastric bypass 2 years ago. Has dropped 100 pounds. A couple of negative things I have noticed.

1. She has horrible smelly disgusting farts. I know that you are laughing right now. But I have 3 children and I have never smelled anything as bad. She can't control them so they happen anytime, anywhere and it is awful!!!
2. If she eats too fast she sneezes uncontrollably for about 5 minutes.
3. If she eats too much she feels sick. She has never figured out how to order less at a restaurant.
4. All of the physical damage she did to her body while she was heavy is still there. Her knees, hips, feet still ache, my guess is if she would have worked out and lost weight gradually, there might have been more muscle support.

BUT, She can walk with out being winded, she is a size large or 14 from a size xxxxl or 26. She doesn't need her oxygen. I don't think she regrets it.


I am not trying to convince you not to have the surgery, maybe it will be the spark of motivation that says this time you can do it!!! Think embarrassing farts at the wrong time!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/1/2014 8:37AM

    I'm glad you are taking the time to really think this through and educate yourself about the procedures. You will make the right decision for yourself. Wishing you the best with whatever you do!
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KAREN608 10/31/2014 10:32PM

    It just sounds scary, but your health is very important. Best of luck to you no matter what you decide.

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PFERG66 10/31/2014 11:54AM

    emoticon You and DH are taking such care to make the right decision for you. Blessings and prayers and much love, --Priscilla

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prayers your way for peace in your decision and subsequent success

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