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biscottibody59 - Monday May 10, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Nothing
Sun: Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; Walk 55 min

Assuming I get my wt trng done today I will wait until Saturday for my weigh-in this week--I don't get an accurate weight the day after. Did my cals, etc below.

Found the store brand--Marketside--of sandwich flats (thins) at walmart--plain jane and no calcium propionate--woo-hoo--they're in the bakery section. And if I do say so, they're good. So if you get some keep 'em in the fridge or freezer.

Calcium propionate is in most (if not all) commercial bread--the kind that sits on the shelf--Oroweat, Mrs Baird's, Pepperidge Farm, etc. It is a mold inhibitor. You wouldn't put it in homemade bread:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::*::5.10::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1953 cal * 59g Fat * 22g Fiber * 56 oz Water
265 cal Deficit * 14% Activities * RMR = 1327

just42day on 05/10/2010:
Thanks for the info on Walmart's sandwich thins. I'm definitely going to try them!


mcwoo40 on 05/10/2010:
Bread is my downfall, even over cake :0 stick at it Jules.


legcramps on 05/10/2010:
I'm going to look for those too the next time i'm in Walmart. Calcium propionate, huh... I don't know if I ever want to eat bread ever again... :)


loveray on 05/11/2010:
thank you so much for the heads up!! i have heard a bit about some greens, cruciferous veggies and strawberries actually interfering with thyroid function. i noticed last night that i have a slight aversion to kale when raw even though i know it has a ton of nutrients. if i have the kale, tonight i will steam it...in my smoothies from now on, i plan to have spinach. another thing that has been really hard to part with is soy, but its probably for the better. thanks for looking out for me- have a happy and healthy day. xo


geevee on 05/14/2010:
"My latest height". I LOVE it! How much have you lost? I'm 1.5" shorter and told my doc no more bone density tests because the first that's done is take your height. If I've shrunk some more, I don't want to know!


nita51 on 05/15/2010:
You put a tiger in my tank!!! Thank you. While reading your comment, the fuel began to heat up, and YES, I'm going to stop being so timid and just speak my mind, to my Dr. What's the worse that can happen? I can find another Dr. but not another me.:) So I will keep working on this old girl, no matter what it takes, to improve her.:) Please know that your comment will also be used as a stepping stone, to carry me across troubled waters. When I was in labour with my children, I remember the Dr. saying,,,come on! just give it one more hard push! and I did just that, and the miracle of life begun. So that's what I must do now ,,,,I'll keep on giving it that very hard push, until I conquer this battle. I won't be defeated, this is why I reach out to you all, because It's one of the places, where I find strength, to carry on. Thank you, Love you so much & Hugs!


Soon2BThin on 05/17/2010:
I'm going to try going no bread just to see if I can do it. I will also cut way down on the sugar. It sounds like you're doing great. Keep it up. And hope to see you soon here.


nita51 on 05/21/2010:
Appreciate your kind words. Hoping all is well with you. xoxo



biscottibody59 - Saturday May 08, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Pulling Weeds 70 min; Walk 27 min

***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.8::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, NTrack, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

jojobean on 05/08/2010:
keep up the good work only 10lbs to go your almost there. you can do it xox


geevee on 05/08/2010:
I advocate weeding too. It beats walking in the blazing sun!



biscottibody59 - Friday May 07, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Jog 4 min/Walk 1 min X 4; NordicTrack 22 min/2.7 mi; Walk 20 min

Did the 4 min jogfest for the first time in I don't know how many months yesterday--yep, it's been awhile.;-) Kinda late for my entry today. ***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.8::

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336


biscottibody59 - Thursday May 06, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Walk 15 min

Only got in a little walk yesterday. ***Will update cals, etc later.***

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.7::

Plan for today: Jog/Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

just42day on 05/06/2010:
You mean we're supposed to put on clean underwear??????


nita51 on 05/07/2010:
Thank you so much for your comment, and I think you may be right on target, with the filter problem, I've wondered, if there is mold or mildew because I seem to feel OK when I'm away from home, and when I'm at home, thats when I seem to suffer. I'll see what my apt complex can do, because it has gotten worse since I turned my a/c on. I appreciate the lead,,and I will follow up & keep you posted. Hugs!



biscottibody59 - Wednesday May 05, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Bike Ride 12 min/1.9 mi; Walk 20 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (12 min)

Whaddya know--I did my wt trng--woo-hoo!

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::5.7::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336
 


biscottibody59 - Tuesday May 04, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 165.0

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.2 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity: Jog 3 min/Walk 2 min X 4; Walk 80 min

Up a half-pound on my weigh-in. Start counting cals on Wednesday. Gotta get the food thing in line! (Not the actual entry--I used it to make today's and so . . . anyway that's the gist of it--what it was.)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::**::5.4::

Plan for today: Walk, Bike Ride, NTrack

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 28 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

Umpqua on 05/04/2010:
I use Fitday.com to track my calories, it makes it pretty easy FYI. I find I run into problems if I don't track at least on week days. Great job with the exercise as always!


thinnside40 on 05/04/2010:
I've got the eating better down and not the activity..REAL exercise counting kind anyway..... Like a puzzle ain't it?!?!? No full picture til all the pieces fit where they belong....

Eat better & I'll exercise then maybe we can both claim a decline on the scale.... :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Apr 30, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.1 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Jog 3 min/Walk 2 min X 4; Walk 30 min;
Gutter Cleaning 45 min; Mowing 90 min

That would be the 4th time for that jog/walk combination--3-4 is what I've been doing for each progression. It's getting better, but I'm going to do this one another 1-3 times. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew--I've set mid-summer to be able to jog 20 min without stopping, so there's no rush in my mind!

In fact, though I was still a little sore yesterday, each 3 minutes wasn't too much until the last one. Again, it's quite a slow process, but I can feel the progress.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::4.30

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336
 

WI3 on 05/03/2010:
Now you've gone and done it..now I want a juicer LOL actually have been considering it for a while and my boss is pestering me about it on a daily basis. Good for you and you are rockin right along!!! WTG and that is very cool that you posted your experience because it will probably help more folks than you know!


just42day on 05/03/2010:
Thanks for your note. My unreliable scale, I'm sure, isn't helping my journey. I need to place more faith in doing the right things and how I feel and less on the #s. I was avoiding buying a new scale as I've been trying to not spend $ due to my unemployment, but I may have to break down and buy one for my sanity. Congrats on all your progress. You're reallly doing well!



biscottibody59 - Thursday Apr 29, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.1 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Walk 70 min; Mowing 45 min/Moving Firewood 20 min;
Bike Ride 14 min/2.3 mi

I've had this juice extractor for more than 10 years and up until this past week--I had only used it about a dozen times. I've been juicing celery and a little carrot. I thought maybe the celery would be hard on my stomach or give me diarrhea or something, but it is actually refreshing, but can be bitter--mostly water of course.

I juiced the leftover just to use it up, but I bought four stalks the other night and used them up and bought another six yesterday--I juice up to 2-3 cups worth. I tend to glom onto these personal food fads from time to time. I figure I'll do it for a month or until the machine breaks--it can't last forever:-)

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::4.30

Plan for today: Yard Work, Jog, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 56 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

thinnside40 on 04/30/2010:
I love LS V-8 and have an ACME juicer, but ya think I've ever used it? Nope!... May have to get it out and see what your juice tastes like....


geevee on 04/30/2010:
I have an unused juicer too!

Yes, I've tried ALL Dove products and love the ones w/nuts.

My ex was leaving my house when I came home from the library, so I was able to talk to him about the CPAP machine. He's still using it. I think it's a different machine from the one he started with.

He too doesn't have any problem with the mask and sleeping on his side. Perhaps for him it was just a matter of accustoming himself to the mask because he doesn't think anything about it which is really good news for me because he's what you'd call a lousy patient. He's always complaining about one thing or another and thrives on taking any and all kinds of medicine.

In two weeks when I see the endocrinologist and find out if he still wants me to see a cardiologist and take a stress test, I won't be as adamently opposed to it as I have been.

The problem with him is he's one of those gods: always right, and extremely defensive about any questions I might have. He rubs me the wrong way.

I would have changed doctors except that I didn't want to have to go through all the preliminaries again with another doctor.

I'll keep you posted. And thanks for the CPAP links. I'm sure I'll be referring to them.



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Apr 28, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.1 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Walk 70 min; Circ Aer Wkt using Airdyne (11 min); Bike Ride 27 min/4.5 mi

I finally got my wt trng done. (I added back three of the exercises I had left out since my elbow started giving me trouble.)

After this entry, I'll go back to my ho-hum, humdrum, less than scintillating entries;-)


In response to GeeVee's comments yesterday:

To anyone reading, if you suspect you  have sleep apnea, you should insist on a sleep study. Either a home version or a full-blown sleep lab study. In my case I had a split-night study. One part of the night is to establish that you HAVE sleep apnea and the other part to establish the pressure setting to prescribe for your CPAP machine.

It's true some people just can't get used to it. I've only been at this less than 3 months, so I'm no expert, but I have a friend who I consider my "canary in the coalmine" at this. She's a little older than I am--she's 54--and was supposed to have been using CPAP for the last several years. She has several coronary stents and one is apparently re-stenosing (reclogging). She was diagnosed with SEVERE sleep apnea before all the cardiac issues surfaced. To be fair, heart disease is complicated, but why tempt fate?

Sleep apnea is serious. I recently listened to a Diane Rehm show (drshow.org) in which one of the sleep doctors on the show called what they now know about sleep disorders the tip of the iceberg. I think the show was last week--they're all archived on that website.

I look at it this way, my friend takes a zillion medications that have only come about since the heart trouble began--prescriptions to manage the stents, hypertension, anxiety and angina. She takes these religiously. CPAP is just one more prescription as far as I'm concerned.

Timewise for me it took about 2 weeks for my cardiologist to get the results of the test and then to order the CPAP and then it was about another week before I got the machine.

Before that (and because I was so beside myself with all that was going on with me) I got my internist to order a home-type study. She just happened to have a kit for a particular company on hand. (If you'd like any more info from me, just drop me an email--it's on my bio here.)

As I've said in my previous two entries, I came to CPAP in a different way than most people. It's a big ol' drag, but I've made the leap from feeling like an invalid wearing this godawful thing on my face at night to feeling like it's just the thing:-)

If I overeat before bed, it's just as hard to get to sleep with it as it would have been before (without CPAP). If I drink caffeine before bed I can expect to have a helluva time sleeping, just as before.

My CPAP machine is unbelievably quiet. The only thing from it I hear before I go to sleep is a little airflow from the tubing. Yes, it's an air compressor, but it's sophisticated and mine has a built-in humidifier. At any rate, I can hear the radio at the same volume as I did without the machine--so to me it's completely unobtrusive noisewise.

I may be in those shoes of my friend eventually, who knows? But for now I'm going to TRY to do what I can do to keep what health I have. I had a run of years with very little to bug me healthwise--and aging insures that we need more medical attention. If this slows the process for me, I'm going to try to roll with it and the coming punches as well!

Brain Death by a Thousand Hypoxic Cuts in Sleep:
http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/full/175/6/528

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::***::4.12::****::4.27::4.30

Plan for today: Yard Work, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

mcwoo40 on 04/28/2010:
Hiya,just passing to say hello from sunny uk,rain tomorrow :( keep going not far to go now have you,take care Jules


Umpqua on 04/28/2010:
You continue to be an exercise inspiration for me, keep up the great work! Good info on sleep apnea too. I had a roommate in college with it, what a nightmare. In addition to hearing her chainsaw snoring through my earplugs, I would hear her stop breathing in the middle of the night and be wide awake wondering if she was OK. She went through the overnight testing while we were rooming together and got properly diagnosed and treated thankfully.


geevee on 04/29/2010:
Hearing that improvements have been made in the noise level of the machine is encouraging and is one fewer reason for objecting to trying it.

It's probably an inane question, but I'll ask anyway. Can you wear the mask and sleep on your side or stomach? I can't fall asleep on my back.

I haven't gone to a sleep center for the study. I just heard about my ex's experience there and his complaints about the noise level of the machine. It's been a few years so maybe his was one of the early models. I'll have to ask him if he's still using it. He's had so many health problems and operations, he might not be using it.

I know another person who is very happy using the CPAP and swears by it.



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Apr 27, 2010
(Challenges::Water::Logging Food::Fitday)
Weight: 164.5

Body Fat: 35.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006)
Current BMI=29.1 (27.5 @155#) My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8 (133)


For my activity:
Sat: Walk 70 min; Bike Ride 28 min/4.2 mi
Sun: Walk 70 min; Bike Ride 21 min/3.5 mi
Mon: Jog 3 min/Walk 2 min X 4; Walk 45 min

So I'm down a half-pound on my weigh-in today.

When I went jogging the other day I luckily had a couple of strangers encourage me. Both were in their 70s. The first one, a woman, said she should be out doing "that"--what I was doing. I had a quick conversation with her while I jogged in place--she was a walker. Then when I was on my last leg of my 3 min jog a man said, "Keep going, don't give up!" I needed to hear that just at that moment.

I'm thinking of trying the Pritikin Program as outlined in a book from the early 80s. I'll only do it for a couple of weeks and then go from there. (You're supposed to be caffeine-free on it and as I don't see that as a long-term way of life for me--I will continue to drink coffee--my measly 2-3 cups/day with FF milk.)

As the last paragraph on this entry states, I have to give myself a serious chance to lose 20 pounds and keep it off. I'd like to add "and keep it off," but losing it comes first.


A long entry follows, so go get a snack before you start--haha!

I'm struggling with my fitness like never before, but on the other hand I can see slight improvements. As I mentioned in yesterday's entry none of this would be possible if I hadn't discovered that CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy seems to have been tailor-made for my health problems.

I think I mentioned it here in my diary a couple months ago, but the biggest thing to get my head right about really pushing myself with exercise was the stress echocardiogram I had. Though my arrhythmias seemed to alarm the techs at the time, I pushed myself as hard as I could. (I had no chest pain, dizziness or lightheadedness, but until I got the results and the go ahead from the doctor, I was still scared. This test was only one piece of the puzzle.)

I wanted and expected the full-blown sleep lab sleep study FIRST. As it happened I had the cardiology-related diagnostic tests in this order: 1) 24 Holter Monitor 2) Stress Echocardiogram. The sleep study was last.

The cardiologist wasn't convinced I needed a sleep study, but he kind of humored me in the end. So I got the sleep study and 2 weeks later the cardiologist got the results and ordered CPAP for me.

All of this began in October and spilled into November--starting with falling asleep issues along with anxiety that got worse right before my cardiologist appointment. The anxiety didn't abate REALLY until I got the above echo stress test results of no suspected coronary blockages--I just didn't have the symptoms for that diagnosis. Having said that, certain situations with certain family members continued to trigger the anxiety--including chest tightness.

So it turns out I have several serious blocks (arrhythmias), which is essentially an electrical problem; the word "block" has nothing to do with blockage or clog. If I had ONLY one, I could take a medicine, but because of the others, that particular medicine would apparently make one of the others worse. In addition, I have sleep apnea (mild in my case) that apparently caused or made worse already existing heart irregularities. Who knew? The cardiologist initially was skeptical that I even needed a sleep study. (There is a study of men with pacemakers--obviously used to treat intractable arrhythmias--and no previous diagnosis of sleep apnea. Eighty percent were found to have sleep apnea.)

At any rate, that's my story. I'll be following up again with the cardiologist once I get my first detailed data from the CPAP machine--it has a little smart card thingy--pretty fancy:-) At that time I'll get the full study results--normally I eat this stuff up, but I'm being patient with the therapy.


I address anxiety and sleep issues here--neither of which I had before. Of course, I had sleep issues, but for all I knew I was getting rest--restorative sleep--whatever you want to call it. I wasn't ever tired during the day. Napping in the day was a rarity for me. That didn't change during this time.

It's no exaggeration that  I have a new lease on life--for quite a few months I seriously felt like I could go to bed at night and be dead the next morning. My behavior to manage that sense of impending doom didn't help--I started setting my alarm every 2 hrs during the night just to be sure. I stopped after admitting it to the cardiologist. I knew that my strategy was completely insane, but felt helpless. This was before I even knew I had sleep apnea.

It's funny that I admitted the alarm-setting only because I knew I needed to stop it. Despite not being comfortable closing my eyes each night, I stopped setting the alarm THAT night. It did nothing to alleviate my anxiety, but at least I knew I wasn't nuts and didn't have to behave as is I were. It was a step in the right direction.

The corresponding anxiety immobilized me at certain points. The scariest ep was when I had to turn around and go home as I drove to meet a friend for supper. I had to stop a couple of times before I made it home. On one of my stops I saw a guy (who had worked on my phone earlier in the week) getting into his car at the local phone office. I almost drove over to ask him to take me to the ER. So I got out of the car to sort of escape for a minute--I was only about 5 min from home.

When I got in the house I took my blood pressure--it was sky-high (183/100)--so I got on the sofa and just took it easy. I took it again after a couple of minutes and it was going down. This is about the time I was only getting about 3-5 hours of sleep (that I could count). And who knows what the quality of my sleep was. When I would try to exercise, it just seemed like a lost cause.

I had the ultimate anxiety attack (I can call it that now) on the way to the echo stress test. In fact about 2 min before I arrived I swore in my head that it was probably going to be a bad idea to get on a treadmill. I kept this all in and sort of went with the flow. The only obvious sign was that my blood pressure before getting on the treadmill was something like 185/100--it actually decreased DURING and continued lowering following the stress test. Luckily I didn't get any signs from the techs that we couldn't proceed--it was so very gratifying at that point to know that I wasn't some kind of weirdo.

This is the first time I've put this down in words in detail. It's just so hard to believe what I've been through. I feel very lucky on one hand, but I also can pinpoint my reaction to a life/family situation that started last March. By Summer I had completely given over my power (in my head and heart). I began to feel like I was in a continual loop of anger for things to be different. I was helpless it seemed. If you had asked me during those months I would have said I wasn't all that angry.

It's all been a process, and I truly believe I'm out of the woods. Since the beginning of the year I've noticed that I'm dealing better with the family sh*t. I'm lucky to have several good friends who totally get me, but who also don't just let me off the hook.

All I can say is that I'm not sure where I'd be right now without CPAP. I was diagnosed with mild obstructive sleep apnea, but have other symptoms that have been minimized or eliminated. This was demonstrated during the sleep study--a split night one where it is firmly established one has sleep apnea (for the first few hours) and then CPAP is employed to see if it helps you and to establish the pressure to be used with your machine.

During the second part, the CPAP affected my heart rhythm issues so that they were less of an issue for me. Since starting this, I have had very few nights where I do not sleep all night. And best of all the one symptom that I had for at least 4 or 5 YEARS is gone. (I'd like to tell you what that symptom is specifically as relates to all the diagnostic tests I've had, but it remains elusive. That it is GONE is good enough for me!)

That disturbing symptom had to do with waking up, not choking, no headache, no racing heart, just waking up, but feeling disoriented. Upon standing I might feel wobbly--sort of a "sea legs" feeling. This would all go away within a minute whether sitting on the side of the bed or sofa or after standing/walking. Then I'd go back to sleep.

I don't know what 20 pounds off my frame would do for the sleep apnea, but I do know that it will make it easier for me to get around on my jog. I haven't been fully (or halfway even) committed to losing it. Just as I didn't know that I could do this well with CPAP therapy when I first started out--I had faith. I need to have that same faith that losing 20 pounds would be at least that life-changing.

Circ Wkts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done: ::3.3::*****::3.21::******::4.12::4.27

Plan for today: Circuit Workout, Walk, Bike Ride

Be Good To Yourself--First!


1797 cal * 60g Fat * 30g Fiber * 84 oz Water
315 cal Deficit * 0% Activities * RMR = 1336

chunkychick on 04/28/2010:
I appreciate the detail that you gave to explain where you were really at with all of this. I know it is hard to see it all typed out, but it is freeing too. You have really come a long way! Thanks for the comment about my initial post. It has taken me a long time to see things for what they are. I just forund out this week that I have an ovarian cyst. Thankfully it is the kind of cyst that will take care of itself, but it really suprised me. It is time for me to make some changes now! Thanks for the honesty and for the inspiration. We can do this!


thinnside40 on 04/28/2010:
Having faith that 20#'s off will do something any good is worth the effort.... Just like my 60-something #'s to go will do me some kind of good...Not sure what all, but can't be bad..... I know that what little I have maintained off & re-lost the some re-gained has made a difference in many ways..Mostly mental processing is upbeat & positive again...

Have a great remainder of the week and thanks for sharing your experience(s)....


geevee on 04/28/2010:
I'm with you on the necessity of having coffee a part of my life. Without it, I sleep ALL DAY. i can't wake up.

Sounds like I just solved my sleeping at night problem! Like you I'm fine during the day and don't nap. I'm never sleepy either. The main problem is the burning eyes and lassitude.

I have an annoying habit of dozing off while watching TV. Usually it's only for 5 min. but if I do, any thought of sleep goes out the window. Sometimes I might sleep for a couple of hours and then I wake up refreshed. At that point there is no possibility of sleep.

I have an appt. w/the endochrinologist in a few weeks. I'm sure he'll bring up taking the stress test which I didn't go for months ago the last time I saw him. I had had one some years back and just dreaded all those hours and hated the test itself. I felt like I was going to collapse, but all was well.

More later.

Thanks for your lengthy and detailed entry. it was very informative and helpful.


WI3 on 04/28/2010:
You never would have known that you had this many health problems from your posts! I will admit that you seemed a bit tense and had some walls up, but it all makes so much sense now. Thank GOD you were diagnosed! I am so happy for you!!!!!



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