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Old 04-02-2009, 12:10 PM   #31
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angie - how about a modified version to start with. slow walking then fast walking instead of running. if youre on a treadmill that will absorb a lot of the shock before your knees will. good luck to you!
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:11 PM   #32
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I have overcome some fear to use the pool at my job. I work for a police academy. Thus, they have a full scale gym and pool. Well, I talked to a co-worker and got a buddy, so I plan to use the pool 2 days a week.
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Hey ya'll...

Been busy busy busy and well dealing with hormones again. Hopefully next month will be better since I'll be on BC. *shrugs*

I hope everyone is well. I haven't had the time to even read posts, but just wanted to say helloooooo. I have a big meeting tomorrow and then I can relax for a day or two. By relaxing I mean taking my fat butt out to exercise. Getting myself into a routine if it kills me lol.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:04 PM   #34
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Sharon - Johnnie is recovering more slowly than she had hoped. I gave her your message and I could hear the smile in her voice. I'll tell her you asked again - thanks!
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #35
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I survived my casino night. It was actually great fun. I was back in a count room that looked like something from Ocean's 11, except with cheaper carpet. Same guys in black suits and little earphone radios dangling from their ears. I have never sat down and counted over a quarter of a million dollars in one sitting before. Everything had to be counted twice by two teams. I had a little bill counting machine that would spit out 100 bill stacks. For $100 bills, that's 10 grand in the time it takes to burp. This was a Wednesday night. I can't imagine what it must be like on the weekends. I wanted to go around to the poker tables and tell people to go home and pay their mortgages instead. We only counted the money at the tables, and most people were on the slots and video poker. Some playing two machines at once.

I'm told it's good for me to get out and try new things. I sure washed my hands good when I was done.
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Hi all,

Shimmers: So glad that your appt. wtih your surgeon was a good one.

Debi: Hi hon. Glad you had a great day yesterday. I love your avatar pic!

Chacadee: Yippeee for going to the pool at work. I'm proud of you.

Carol: Thanks for the update on Johnnie. Please tell her I think of her often and I am continuing to pray for her healing.

Catherine: That would be weird to see that much cash at one time.

Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. I had a great meeting with Voc rehab today. I told her my dream job would be to speak to people both in a conference style and one on one about weight loss surgery and to support and encourage them. She suggested that I speak to my surgeon about the possiblility of him making a position for me at his office as a paid peer mentor. I went there to get some high protein snacks and talked a bit to his office manager about it and she thinks it is a wonderful idea. I told her I could visit people in the hospital that just had surgery and pre-op people. I would be willing to go to the Montana, Southern Idaho, Washington and Oregon to speak at Orientations instead of making the people travel over here to this area to be at the oreientations. All of that to say, If he doesn't agree with it then I will have to decide on what else I want to do and she is behind me 100% and will gladly assist me in schooling. So, all in all it was a great appointment.

I have been doing really poorly on food choices and exercise and I am making a plan to have a much better day tomorrow and for the rest of the evening.

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Old 04-02-2009, 08:36 PM   #37
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Quick fly by all...

I am still gettting use to my new glasses so I am trying to not be at the computer at home as much!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #38
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Hey everyone, just a quick fly-by. A tree blocked my commute home and the detour added an hour to my time. argh! I'm off to visit with my dh.
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Good Morning Peeps - Happy Friday!

I was looking through the picture thread and I am missing lots of chicks - come out come out wherever you are (you know who you are). We miss you!

Angie - great plan! For me it always helps working a plan rather than just waiting to see what happens. How was your day yesterday?

Annie - wow would that be the perfect job for you or what? Your experience with the surgery combined with your love and compassion seems a great fit. Sounds like things are better for you this week. Glad to see you posting.

Debbie - thanks for setting up the next quarter's weigh in schedule. It helps so much for me to see the overall changes being the slow loser I am.

Here it is my day off - up at 4 - kitchen and dining room cleaned - ready to start on the stairway carpets before the dogs decide its breakfast time. Off to have my teeth cleaned and to the office for a few hours - then maybe a nap but certainly at least 45 minutes of exercise today. Last night my trainer must have had too much sugar of caffeine - she was tough! She started out 1 push up then roll over 1 crunch - then 2 push ups - 2 crunches - until you reach 10 of each. At the end of the workout it was 10 push ups - 10 crunches back down to 1. I didn't make the 10 - 1 but it was a great workout nonetheless after 45 minutes of cardio.

Move your bodies, drink your water and SMILE.

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #40
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I've posted this in a couple of places, so please forgive me if you've read it elsewhere. I count calories and have been using TheDailyPlate to keep track. That site tells me I need a little over 2100 calories a day to lose 2 pounds per week. I thought that was high, and my weight loss has been a bit slow. So I checked Spark People today and that site tells me I need around 1700 calories per day! Grrrr....400 calories is a big difference! How do I know which is right?
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Hiya my Peeps!

Welcome Mainah, I hear your frustration and I'm sharing it with you. I've been using Fitday.com to track calories (average 1600 cal per day) and have been weighing and measuring as well as eating healthy balance of protein/carbs/fats. It's easier for me to purchase things already packaged small (I'm a unit eater). Anyhow, the scale has moved up 2 lbs, down 1, up 3, down 1.. and it's driving me nuts! As a scientist I know it's calories in - calories out. What ticks me off (at my body) is that I'm slowly gaining on 1600-1700 calories per day! That means I need to add exercise, but to be honest, gathering the energy to do it is nearly a chore itself. While examining my aversion to exercise with a therapist, I found it's not the exercise per se, it's the lack of energy to do it. I even love to ride my bicycle, but I have to mentally gather enough energy to even do something I love. (btw, my thyroid doesn't work, but am on meds and lab tests show meds are within correct range). I know I'm fatigued from sleep apnea and my cpap doesn't take care of it completely - unfortunately, the surgery is only 30% successful.

I have been thinking all week that what I really need is more energy. I'm taking multivitamin + vitamin D. Willpower and white knuckling things has its limits. When my resolve is beaten down, I eat dense, high calorie things just to function.

Anyhow, that's my current frustration.. just venting it out and not really looking for anything that will solve my perceived dilemma.

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I've posted this in a couple of places, so please forgive me if you've read it elsewhere. I count calories and have been using TheDailyPlate to keep track. That site tells me I need a little over 2100 calories a day to lose 2 pounds per week. I thought that was high, and my weight loss has been a bit slow. So I checked Spark People today and that site tells me I need around 1700 calories per day! Grrrr....400 calories is a big difference! How do I know which is right?

You know which is right only by trial and error. Pick a calorie level and keep it there for several weeks. Be sure you're accurate in your count. Then see what happens. It may be that another number is right!

Calculators are just estimates anyway. We all lose at different rates and need to figure out what works for us.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #43
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Hi all,

Happy weekend. It is cold (below freezing), windy and still snowing a little today. BUT, I still need to get out and do a 5K today. Yesterday I was a little under the weather. Thursday late in the evening I started getting dizzy, and it lasted through most of yesterday. Luckily, Friday is one of my no exercise days, so I just mellowed out. No dizziness today, so I guess that means I should do my walking. Thursday I did the 5K in 57 minutes (I am so not impressed), and today will definitely be longer since I have to walk through snow and deal with the elements. Booooo. Did I mention TOM is here? I feel like there are plenty of things making me not want to walk today. But I still need to. We will see.

I will check back later.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:56 PM   #44
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Evening..

Thought I'd check in with yall. I am having some major things going on in my body. I wish I could tell you what they are. It started with the last sat night. I ate icecream and later that night woke up and could not breathe again..had diarhea and itching palm of my hands and feet. I could not figure out what it was. Then the following night ate same ice cream and same thing happened. I am no longer eating that ice cream. Things seemed fine until Thursday night. I made green chilie enchiladas like I always do. Went to bed, about 1am woke to my puppy puking all over. The bed the floor. Hubby cleaned it up and all of a sudden, I felt sick. I went into the bathroom an vomited and had diarhea and the itchyness again. When this happens, I feel like I am going to pass out. I took benadryl. I eneded up staying up til 3am because I was scared to lay down again.

For the past few days, I have had this knot feeling in my upper abdomen. When I lay down I feel like vomiting. I feel weak. Its not like heartburn..it is like pain. I am also on my period and that is making things worse. So last night I layed down scared to death, but I elevated my head. I didn't wake up and didn't have a hard time breathing. Today we went to a zoo out of town. It is a small zoo. When I am sitting That spot hurts. WhenI am standing up or walking I am ok. We went and ate and I could barley eat. Normally I can eat my whole plate of food, but not today.

I also have this weird taste in my mouth. I can't describe it.

Ladies, I am really scared. I am even crying right now. I have an appointment on April 15th with the dr for my heavy periods, but i seriously think i am going to ahve to go before then. Someone said sounds like I have an ulcer. I am really scared. Although I have always had health problems, nothing like this. I have no idea what is wrong.

Everything is blooming right now as well. Maybe that could be part of it. I am scared to eat anything or lay down for bed. I really hope whatever is going on..is not seriuos..but I am scared out of my mind. I have 2 boys that I love dearly and a great hubby.

Thanks for listening.
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Minor confession time....I didn't make the entire 5K today. The winds were between 30 to 45 mph. That plus the cold made it unbearable, so I made it about 2.5 miles. I did get the rest of my steps in (over 10,000 today). And my calorie burn is at about 3500 today...woohoo. I am hoping the scale will reward me a bit tomorrow, BUT it is TOM, so you really never know.

I need to get another 5K under my belt tomorrow, and I need to find a less windy area to do it. I have been going out to this nice lake and you walk near pasture and such. But there is NO wind block. I think I will map my walk to have something more near home.

Cyn - I am so sorry you are struggling with your health. Panic makes it worse. I would say don't panic, but it happens, I know.

Rat - This isn't a lecture, because I adore you too much. BUT, the more I work out, the better I feel and more energy I have. That may not be the case with you, but it could be.

Carol - Sounds like you are in the groove.

Luan - I think I may start trying to C25K at some point. Honestly, when I am out walking part of me thinks "why not jog?". The 5K walking still kicks my rear a bit, but I am hoping it gets "easy" and I can get my time down between 50 to 55 minutes (walking). I have a pretty big fear that I am not going to make the 10K.

That's it from me for now.

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