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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 23, 2014
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Good morning! Finally relaxed and ready to write about my rheumatologist visit last Wednesday. He said to continue to take the anti inflammatories and he also gave me muscle relaxers to take at night. I am not too sure they are working aside from putting me to sleep. But every night I have taken them, I wake up in the middle of the night - it cool just be a coincidence bc I was working longer hours last week so maybe waking up in the middl of the night had more to do with that?. Once again I will go back to the dr in another 3 weeks. He supports my decision to take a break from all exercise as I still am in pain and it's tougj scheduling wise to get to a pool.

Will eat something and take the anti inflammatory. I have no real plans today, purposely bc of legs. Last night I didn't take the muscle relaxer. I may take it now - early in the morning - and go back to sleep a bit.

I can say that a lack of exercise isn't putting me in the best of moods, it's been about 6 weeks.

Breakfast was a healthy 600. Will relax - all day - and have an early dinner around 5-6. And go to bed early. The plan is 1000-1100 cal. I can do this. Still doing good with today's fast. I had breakfast bc I am taking medicine but have stayed on track since. :)

Calories so far are 1900. I am on my borderline of breaking down. I just want to get back to the very old me - cardio and weights and health. Can't take this much longer.

Around 2500. Fail.

puddles on 11/23/2014:
You will have to go with the flow. Acceptance is the key in these situations. Have a great relax day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 22, 2014
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400 cal early breakfast. Fasting till dinner - will make sure I more prepared with lots of healthy food so I can break the fast and maintain low caliries for today. Breakfast was 400. Will try for 500 tonight. Or I can just try to keep it a 1200 low cal day - having dinner with a friend, we'll see how I feel.

Nope, didn't fast today.

So far, 1100 cal. I thought that by eating a tablespoon of coconut butter I would tame my appetite. I should know better that when fasting as soon as I eat, I keep eating! So then it was 3 tablespoons coconut butter and 3 tablespoons peanut butter.

Anyways included in what I have eaten today is a whole can of canned pumpkin with loads of cinnamon and stevia mixed in. Feeling lazy but I know I need to get outside and buy a few things at the supermarket so I can be prepared later for dinner. Calories are now 1200, not terrible.

1650 so far

Around 2500. Yeah I not doing so well with diet and eating.actually more around 2700.

Tomorrow I try a fast again.

My body hurts - legs won't stop hurting :(

thinkpositive on 11/22/2014:
A good plan. Hopefully the breakfast will hold you over.

puddles on 11/22/2014:
Keep trying. Have a great evening.

biscottibody59 on 11/22/2014:
I did a water fast for just 18 hrs a couple months ago. The key for me was to have nothing else on my agenda. Noise in your head and outside noise may make it difficult to follow through.

You haven't mentioned much of anything about your previous musical life lately. Have you done any conducting just for yourself--maybe that's something you could revive if it makes you go to a different place where you're not thinking about your legs and the pain, even if for a short while. And if it works, extend the conducting time (or whatever activity acts as a good distraction for you) 'til you build up to an hour or so.

Just a thought!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Nov 21, 2014
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Thursday calorues around 2000. A bit too much OT this week at work..happy Friday! Hope to cook and write more later.

2100 cal Friday. Tomorrow will have food only to take medicine then fast till dinner :) low cal day Saturday and Sunday esoecially so that I can start fitting in my pants again :) well fitting better!!

Jezebel on 11/21/2014:
Same here. Long hours. Enjoy your weekend.

puddles on 11/21/2014:
how did you appointment with your dr. go? Have a great evening.

thinkpositive on 11/21/2014:
Enjoy your weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Nov 19, 2014
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2200, will write about the dr tomorrow. Tired and going to bed now.

Maria7 on 11/20/2014:
Hope you feel better.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
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Around 2000. Going back to rheumatologist tomorrow - Wednesday morning. Actually 2150 cal.

museumgirl on 11/19/2014:
Good luck at the Dr., hope you get some relief

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 17, 2014
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2200 cals. No exercise besides some abs in the AM. Starting to get depressed over my legs and no exercise. Goodnight.

puddles on 11/18/2014:
So what did you Dr have to say? I think you had an appointment today. Have a great evening

OhioRaven on 11/18/2014:
Hang in there, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 16, 2014
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700 cal very balanced. Def gained at least a true pound if not more since last week. Going over calories so often and binging on everything I wanted. Now clothes don't fit well. If I want, I can fast the rest of today till tomorrow morning and start to fix the weight situation instead of eating and prolonging the problem. Intermittent fasting was working well, but now I see I have to prepare myself better for when I do eat - making sure it's low calorie and not a feast, so I can actually have a calorie deficit. I still have a couple weekends until December to turn failure into froward weight loss progress. In terms of exercise, I honestly don't see myself starting up again until December.

I really don't. This isn't laziness speaking. It's listebing to my body. I don't feel like exercising in pain. Loss of muscle and the fact I could do some upper body exercises at home is not the point at all. Rest is what I have chosen and I am sticking to it. I am relieved that after this full week of work, next week will be relatively short before Thanksgiving. I can do this and the way towards my success at fasting (the goal for days I select to do it) is to not psyche myself out!!! The human body is capable of more than we sometimes mentally and psychologically give ourselves credit for. I like this ability to fast to regulate weight bc I am an all or nothing type of person. It takes out choosing what to eat. I just have to stick to the plan (lesson learned from the previous couple weekends).

So my plan is IF today till tomorrow morning.Then, another IF next Sunday (deciding if I want it to be for a full day) and then after thanksgiving I plan to do 1-2 days of it. These few days could help me loose the weight I have gained these past couple weeks. But the key is actually sticking with the IF. If I don't stick to it, I will simply be allowing my weight to continue to climb. I am an adult and pretty smart. I know my math too lol.

It's just about following a plan where some days are very low calorie or no calorie and the rest are normal. If I stick to this plan, a plan that is not unhealthy in my opinion, I can get my weight down. Getting back to the gym is something I haven't thought about - about how I will make it easier and safer on my body. And of course I haven't thought about resuming cardio as the tendinitis in my legs is not controlled yet.

had dinner and the anti inflammatory. 650 more.

around 1350...pretty good... can't play with these anti inflammatory pills. decided its way more important to follow drs orders than skip the pill....duh! :/


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 15, 2014
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It's been 5 weeks no exercise. Maybe this is all a potassium / sodium / magnesium / electrolyte thing. Will speak to the dr on Wednesday. Fasting until dinner - family bday dinner for my mom. Took an extra anti inflammatory mid day yesterday bc u have to take it with food. So today I will just take the one, it's 2 a day, with dinner. Sounds dumb but right now it's also important to restabilize my weight bc my clothing is very tight at the moment and I will not be shopping for new clothes! With the IF, fasting, I am planning on going back to my other weight by doing this for two weekends. Also going to incorporate more magnesium and potassium back into my diet...

Who am I kidding...I should eat some breakfast and take an anti inflammatory.

Ok....felt pain so I had some food and took the prescription medicine. Will still eat minimally until dinner though. Almonds 100, soup 50, butter 50, egg white 100 or so. 300. I saved some soup and egg white for later. 300 cal is pretty good. Trying for minimal food tonight.

Didn't end up fasting. Afraid that I am low on potassium / magnesium and actually ate 4 more servings roasted almonds. 650 cal....something is wrong.

950 cal.

thinkpositive on 11/15/2014:
Hope you have a good day & a nice birthday dinner for your mom.

puddles on 11/15/2014:
I am glad you are going to see your Dr. on Wednesday it seems this cannot go on so long. Wishing you a good celebration with your family.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Nov 14, 2014
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2300 cal...success.

happy and feeling good and relaxed...thanks for all the kind words these past couple days :D

legs feeling some relief...but have a ways to go!

thinkpositive on 11/14/2014:
Glad to read that you are feeling better.

museumgirl on 11/15/2014:
:) Hope you continue to feel better. Stay happy!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Nov 13, 2014
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2150 before end of workday....800 or so at dinner, hopefully not more!!! Around 3000.

Have my period and I was extremely dizzy driving to work. I think I was really low on salt esp bc of the new anti inflammatory I took around 15 min before driving. Back and thigh pain - it was an evil period. Usually I don't get cramps even - maybe the lack of exercise. Anyways, will not give up and I will keep my head up....also gained a real pound from excessive eating since Monday.

I wouldn't have over eaten today except I was feeling very dizzy and sick and I allowed myself to indulge in the heavier kinds of food for fear I would pass out at work this morning. I had a light breakfast, then chips, then pie, then chocolate, then lots of salty chips for lunch and soup, and a bigger dinner than planned bc my boss give me 2 big sandwiches and I had the bread from both (they were foot long heroes) and most of the bread i ate - the rest was veggies mostly sautéed spinach.i made tea in the morning and actually added salt to it - and stevia - and I drank it all day. I felt like I was going to have diarrhea on the way to work, but then forgot bc I didn't have a lot of time to prepare / eat once I got there, and bc of all the salt, I actually am a lil constipated and never used the bathroom today....sorry for the major TMI!!!!! But it's good I had the salt as I feel much better from all of it.

museumgirl on 11/14/2014:
I have heard you can do a few extra calories at "that time of the month" and not gain long-term.As long as it is not an on-going calorie increase. Really hope you feel better today! Hormones are evil!

OhioRaven on 11/14/2014:
Good luck with all that. HP.

Jezebel on 11/14/2014:
I hope you feel better this weekend. Love the TMI. I've caught myself doing that a couple of times this week, but chickened out and deleted the post :) glad you're here. Hang in there.

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