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trishpiglet3 - Saturday Jun 06, 2015

Weight: 136.9

I'm posting on here I guess for completion and just in case any of the lovely people I spoke to on here before remember me. Took me a few goes to remember my password - I recall I kept on forgetting it before hence trishpiglet3 after 1 and 2!

Ignore the weight it says on this post, I don't know what I weigh now but I'm healthy

I was getting gastric reflux and losing weight dramatically last time we spoke. I now know it was stress-induced also that I have PTSD. Much therapy later and having got married to a lovely American guy, I don't get reflux although I'm still working on having the healthiest diet I can

I train other people to do the job I do now and I love it.

I wanted to come on here to say THANK YOU for people's care and concern. It wasn't that I was celiac (gluten-intolerant) and all of those blood tests showed nothing. It was having to cope with being on the edge of my seat all of the time and being in an environment that made that worse, rather than easier, although that's not the fault of anyone who was around me and I don't lay any blame.

What I do know clearly is that, at what was supposed to be an ideal weight for me, I looked skinny, I looked ill. I got scared to put anything in my mouth because my body had started to reject it - my body was beginning to say 'Things are NOT OK in your life - listen up!'. And coming from me, a science-loving sceptic, that's a fairly big message to take home. What looks like disease sometimes can be due to dis-ease.

I'm enjoying life, even with anxiety as my occasional co-pilot. I played table tennis (ping pong) with my husband today - I can't say who won because we don't know the rules. I ate home-made mini pastries made with lucuma and glazed with agave instead of regular sugar. We went to the store and bought flat peaches. We stopped at the bus stop to cuddle. It's 3am here and we're only just about to go to bed because we're terrible at getting to sleep on time.

I hope all of you achieve what you want for yourselves and I leave you with much love and good thoughts xxxxx

Progress as of today: 23.1 lbs lost so far, only -3.1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Welcome back! I hope the stress doesn't overwhelm you again. Congrats on your marriage!

Umpqua on 06/08/2015:
Congratulations to you, it sounds like you've reprioritized a lot of things in your life and are focusing on what is most important to you!

liza36 on 06/08/2015:
Glad you are back!

trishpiglet3 - Monday Aug 30, 2010

Weight: 136.9

Have had another round of blood tests and I should know results by Wednesday or Thursday. 

Currently looking at calories on meals and snacks to make sure they have lots rather than to make sure they have few.

I had been having hyperventilating problems and getting very anxious but I went to an event at the weekend where lots of my friends were and I had so many hugs it felt really healing and I managed to stay and be calm.  Feeling wierd is not dangerous :) I'll keep going.

Sunny public holiday here today so me and Mr Trish are going for a picnic which I better go make food for now.

Love to all here xxx

ETA: I think my weight is stablising around 62-63 kilos; it doesn't seem to be dropping as quickly and I see I've put some on since last time.  All good.

Progress as of today: 23.1 lbs lost so far, only -3.1 lbs to go!

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Jul 25, 2010

Weight: 135.0

Hi all

Apologies for absence.  My healthy eating and exercise was going really well but now I have another problem.  Gastric Reflux! Argh.  I may have mentioned I had it a bit before. 

I saw a doctor yesterday and got given PPIs to help manage.  Currently averaging about 750cals a day and not sleeping as it's been so bad.  Think I got side effects from the PPIs but they're currently preferable to the reflux.  No longer burning pain in my chest.  Food not doing an amazing job of staying put still though and (apologies for TMI) I still sick up into my mouth a bit right after every time I eat - except it doesn't taste acidic any more.

I may now be the only person on Diet Diaries trying not to lose weight!  Any helpful suggestions welcomed.

Lots of love


Progress as of today: 25 lbs lost so far, only -5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/25/2010:
ahh Trish I'm sorry for this... Terrible. Diet is not only to lose weight.. there are many sorts of diet! I wonder how would that be, one day a thin thin girl would appear here and start writing about huge amounts of kcal and even then not gaining a single pound.. everybody would go mad! :D But this doctor yesterday said nothing about foods, diet, etc.? I heard prunes helped...

Moody3 on 07/25/2010:
Wow, sorry to hear bout that~I can't imagine what it must be like dealing with that on a constant basis~I hope you get better very soon~

WI3 on 07/25/2010:
Have they ever checked into celiac or gluten intolerance? I had HORRIBLE reflux until I went gluten free...the flip side of my gluten intolerance was that I GAINED a lot of weight due to fluid retention, and of course my constant roller coaster with thyroid disease/cancer. Ever since I stopped eating gluten..the reflux has totally gone. And some of the medicines I was taking for the reflux were actually hurting me because they had gluten fillers in them. If you are going to get tested for gluten intolerance, don't change the way you eat until they do the test so that they get the right markers from the bloodwork. If you are losing weight despite eating enough, it is worth it to get tested. Gluten intolerance is nothing to mess with! Good luck!

V on 07/25/2010:
I hope your condition doesn't cause you any pain :( Please take care!

trishpiglet3 - Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

Weight: 143.0


This is how slowly the weight is coming off me

Still eating healthily and exercising

Am getting there!

Thanks to all of you for your support xx

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

trishpiglet3 - Friday Mar 05, 2010

Weight: 144.0

I last wrote here about a month ago and my weight has fluctuated by less than a kilo either way over the month and remained about the same.  I'm a few pounds short of my goal and yet not sure how to get there.  Also now not sure whether it's possible to get there by eating healthily and exercising.  My BMI is 25.4 - how bad is that? Should I just get used to being this weight?  Or will I succumb to all sorts of deadly illness later in life because I didn't go in the healthy zone that starts when your BMI hits under 25?

Any thoughts welcome. 

Of course I don't  like my body today, which plays devil's advocate to the thoughts above!

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

geevee on 03/05/2010:
The low 140's is a tricky area for me too. I had almost despaired of ever breaking 142 but today I did. So, don't give uup. It IS possible.

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Feb 07, 2010

Weight: 144.0

Still here.

Still eating healthily and exercising.

My weight fell off when I was ill but has been relatively stable since and this is good.

If I get to my goal weight I want it to be s-l-o-w-l-y

Sorry to have not posted anything in a while

Progress as of today: 16 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

chidogs on 02/07/2010:
Close to goal, you go!

trishpiglet3 - Sunday Jan 17, 2010

Weight: 149.0

Hi All and Happy New Year

Have been ill since Dec 26th with cold then chest infection and this is reason for weight loss.  I wrote a longer diary entry but pressed cancel instead of submit because I'm dozy today.  Now working on ways to build up strength because I think I'm getting better.  If my weight goes up by next time I post then this isn't necessarily a bad thing

Love to all xxx

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

panda22 on 01/17/2010:
Hello there, hope you are feeling much better! Have a great day!

legcramps on 01/18/2010:
I've cancelled my entries so many times, and I hate trying to remember all that i've already written. It's so frustrating! Have a good one today :)

trishpiglet3 - Wednesday Nov 25, 2009

Weight: 155.2

Yesterday we had a guest for dinner so I knew I wouldn't have time to exercise in the evening.  I walked for an hour at lunchtime instead (with a purpose - delivering some stop smoking leaflets to the gender clinic which is half an hour's walk away; my psychologist friend works there so I got to see where she works)

This morning I did half an hour on the WiiFit+, watched by our guest (she stayed over) who was fascinated by it.  Is my breathing better?  Too early to tell for sure.  Mr Trish claims to have noticed a reduction in my size but I think it's too early for that and suspect this may be his way of being encouraging of me exercising.

Tough session today at work.  In the course of telling me about their smoking, people tell me about their lives.  Sometimes what they say is heart-wrenching and makes me, in addition to being extra-determined to support them to quit, grateful for all I have.

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

trishpiglet3 - Monday Nov 23, 2009

Weight: 155.2

Today I walked up the escalator at the tube (subway) station because it was broken and being used as a fixed stairway.  I did this accidentally; there was another one next to it which was working fine but once I was on it I was on it.  It took what seemed a long time to walk up and at the top I was quite out of breath.  This underlines the need for me to work out.

Today's exercise: half an hour of Wii Fit+ all aerobic exercises.  Enough to raise my heart rate and kick in some endorphins.  Aerobics is what I need to do most of to help my circulatory problems (Raynauds) and asthma.

I'll be posting this to my Livejournal as well, so apologies for repetition in the unlikely event that anyone is reading me in both places.

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

trishpiglet3 - Saturday Nov 21, 2009

Weight: 155.2

I have a fairly clear idea about what I want to do, exercise-wise, but need to fit it into my schedule.  I also need to fit meals into my schedule.  I'm fighting not having much time and having laziness. 

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays I start work at 9:30ish and end at 5:30ish

Wednesdays and Thursdays I start at 11ish and end at 7ish

It takes around an hour for me to travel into work and an hour back

I can take breaks when I like but I need to work a 37-hour week.  I generally end up working a bit more than that, grabbing very quick breaks to eat and staying late (I'm never in early except occasionally on Wed & Thurs because I'm rubbish at getting going in the  morning)

I need to eat last food 4 hours before I go to bed.  I'm usually in bed by 12 (I find I need about 7 hours in bed, this includes time to get to sleep).

I work out at home; the plan has been to do it when I get home from work M,Tu,F and in the mornings on W&Th but I've not been keeping up

If I bring in my mat or buy a separate one I can use the upstairs meeting area to do Pilates at work; 2 colleagues, both yoga teachers, do yoga up there already.

I'll work on a schedule over the weekend and try it out from Monday.  Now off to do some WiiFit+

Love and good luck wished to all

Progress as of today: 4.8 lbs lost so far, only 15.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2009:
enjoy your exercise! you sound busy!

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