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petra65
01-01-2009, 05:50 PM
Well its a New Year Ladies. How many years have we been doing this now? Figured someone should start the new thread. Hope we all have better staying power this year.


chunckymonkey
01-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Oh Yeah! 2009 Is my year for living the life that I want...

Started my 100 new thingys resolution today (got 2 done only 88 more)...I can't remember when I've been so enthusiastic about ME! My that sounds so arrogant - but I've never put me first - and I gotta tell ya, doing so ain't awful-LOL!

curlylocks
01-03-2009, 08:22 AM
Happy New Year!


petra65
01-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Ladies, we are already falling off the first page. Not a good start for our new year. How is everyone doing? I don't know what to do about this freakin relationship. I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster. I've decided to give him till the end of this month and if things are not significantly better I'm going to pull the plug. He blamed a lot on the holidays so I'll give him a chance to get his act together.

iwmonn
01-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Hi girls and Happy New Year to you all!

I've been bad about posting, but still checking in a couple times a week. Things are still status quo for me. 201-203. Even 200 one day!!! But on the positive-r side, I'll definately hit onderland this year lol.

I'll try to be better at posting too. No good falling off the front page!!

Petra~ If you opt out of a stressful relationship, then opt out. If you stay with him cuz you'll be happy, then so be it. Just be true to you. :hug:

Here's to a healthy 2009 for us all!!!!

Love, Dee~

Lisa_WY
01-05-2009, 12:32 AM
Happy New Year!! It has been a million years since I have posted. Life has had it up and downs but I really need to get back to where I was a few years ago. So I am hoping you will welcome me back with open arms. I not only fell off the wagon but the wagon ran over me. Today is a new day with me. I am not doing this because it is the new year but because I am having some health problems and I need to lose weight. I need friends like you to hold me accountable!!

I am not sure I was dx with diabetes when I was here before. Although I could jump into the diabetes support group, I really felt this group was a good fit for me. I also have PCOS. Currently my biggest battle is getting a wound to heal from surgery in October. My blood sugars are all over the place and I have a great diabetic educator who actually cares. She called me today(yes, I know it is Sunday!) and she really had a heart to heart with me. I know what I have to do but now I just need to DO IT!!

Petra...glad you still have your puppies. M finally talked us into getting a dog and it has been good for our family. Lexi is a border collie/aussie mix and very smart. She is very loyal to little Miss M.

Curly... nice to see you again! Glad you are still here.

Iwmonn...WOW so close to Onderland... you will make it!

Monkey... Nice meeting you. My daughter would love your name. She is into everything monkey.

Well, I am going to be sucessful and faithful!!

Lisa

petra65
01-05-2009, 08:51 AM
Lisa-great to see you again. Of course we would love to have you back. Sorry to hear you are having health problems but sometimes that can be a great motivator.

One of my puppies that you probably remember died last year. I got German Shepherd from a rescue almost a year ago now. I can't imagine my life without dogs. They add a lot of positive things to my life.

I have been on vacation this past week and the dogs are moping around this morning. Its like they know I'm going back to work. I guess they do-they know the routines.

Dee-I know you will hit onederland anyday know. I'm so happy for you. I also use the Sonoma Diet website because it has some features I like. They have a forum too. We do little challenges there. We had one for Christmas. I set a goal of 25 lbs for Christmas but only lost 14. Still it was 14 more than I would have lost otherwise. We are now doing another challenge for Easter. I have set my goal for 23 lbs so I will get to onederland too. Probably ambitious but we'll see how I do.

Lisa_WY
01-05-2009, 11:26 AM
Petra,
Right now I am currently not working. I was laid off in July and haven't found a job yet. I interviewed twice last week and one of those jobs is a wonderful possibility. I still have time left on unemployment so I am not stressing. I would also like this wound to heal before I do go back to work.

My husband is still doing his radio gig. M is now 9. She is still into gymnastics and just finished as a level 5 (she was 10th in the state for her age group) and working toward making level 6 for the fall. WE downsized and moved this summer. Webought a wonderful older home in the orginal part of the city. We are only a few blocks from the capitol, library and a wonderful park.

I am reading a book on insulin resistance. They have a special diet for it. You basically balance your protein and your carbs. Currently I am doing a modified WW but without carbs. My nurse didn't come this morning. She still isn't back from her Christmas vacation so she will back here late this afternoon. I am going to work on taking the rest of my Christmas down and walk on the treadmill for a while. I am trying to get in 30 minutes of exercise a day.

Lisa

curlylocks
01-06-2009, 06:57 AM
Hi Lisa!
You are not alone... the wagon ran over me as well! I am back at it again!
Tho i seem to have lost my drive...

Petra- I dunno know about the relationship stuff.. just follow your heart, I have come to a point where I am not going to tolerate any ones BS, and if that means I stay single then so be it...

Dee- missed ya!

let's get a challenge going... I need a focused goal... :lol: mainly I need to focus

:lol: I rescheduled my drs appt for today, cuz I finally got batteries for my scale and I have not lost ... so I got back in gear yesterday...

hmmm I should be out there walking right now! I found a new love---- baby carrots I munch them at my desk!

Lisa_WY
01-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Curly, I think a challenge is wonderful!

Petra, relationships are hard but that other person rarely changes. My feeling is you know quickly if someone will work out for you. I hope that made sense.

Yesterday was a strange day for me. Instead of counting points I am using Fit Day and counting protein, carbs and calories. My blood sugar was all over the place. I had a low episode in the afternoon. That was really scary because I rarely go that low. I am supposed to go to the doctor tomorrow and we are going to discuss my meds again. It has only been a few weeks and they tend to change my meds too quickly. Sometimes I don't think they give it enough time to see if it does actually work. Also the holidays were hard for me. Too many goodies around.

Little Miss is home today. She said she didn't feel well. I am not sure she just isn't tired. Too many playdates and sleepovers during the holiday. I laid back down with her so I am behind today. I am trying to get laundry done as well as get my tree down. I have 100's of Hallmark ornaments that I put each of them back into their box each and every year! It is very time consuming. My tree is about 1/2 way down and I work on it all day yesterday.I need to get my butt in gear. I am hoping that will be my exercise today. I think I need to exercise in the morning versus the evening when my sugars are higher.

Have a great day!!

petra65
01-06-2009, 06:37 PM
I only have a few Hallmark ornaments but I put them back in their box every year too. I can't imagine doing 100's of them. That would be overwhelming.

I know what you guys are saying about people not changing is true which is why I have set a limit on how long I'm going to let this go. He's a nice guy-it's not about him as a person. It's about the relationship stuff-how often we see each other, how much he is willing to compromise on some things, stuff like that. I'm willing to work at it but he has to meet me halfway.

Curly-I'm alreadly doing a challenge for Easter on the Sonoma board. Trying to lose 23 lbs by Easter. Probably a bit ambitious. I'm open to something else too as long as it isn't too complicated.

curlylocks
01-06-2009, 08:54 PM
well maybe we could do an Easter challenge also?

Lisa_WY
01-07-2009, 11:04 AM
An Easter Challenge would be great! I figured it was about 13 weeks away. SO I am going to go for the gusto and hope and pray for 25lbs gone.

I finally got all my ornaments packed up. Now I have to take them upstairs. I love the storage in this house. My attic is partially finished and has shelves on the back wall. You can walk up there. The stairs are steep and narrow but it is a great place for storage. I did get my tree down too and I reclaimed my livingroom. It is sad to see it all go down. I go all out with decorations so now my hosue seems naked!

Yesterday I had another scary episode of low blood sugar. I am having a problem after lunch with it dropping very quickly. Little Miss M was helping me take down ornaments off the tree and we were sitting on the floor. I started feeling lightheaded and dizzy. I took my blood sugar and it was 130. A few minutes later I really felt bad and wanted to lay down. When I got up everything was weak. DH was hope and taking his afternoon nap so I laid down with him. He knew I must not be right because I won't lay down with him. He dedided I probaby should take my blood sugar again so 1/2 hour after the 130 reading I was down to 62. That was way to quick. It took me a little while to recover. I am going to see my diabetic doc today. I am glad my blood sugar is going lower but not that low. I think the lack of carbs is giving me a headache. Ok, I am done whinning!!

On the good news front, I did a prelim on my taxes and was worried I would owe but the government is going to give me a good bit of money back!! I just hope I did them right. LOL

curlylocks
01-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Are you on meds for the sugar? if so sounds like the dosage is too high for you. hmmm 13 weeks huh? I will have to decide what my goal will be...

I did well and stayed OP today, was running late this morning and just grabbed a can of tuna for lunch, was tempted to go out for lunch.. but it was rainy and cold so settled for the tuna!

Lisa_WY
01-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Yes, I counted the weeks until Easter. My mini goal is 10 lbs by the 28th when I go back to the doctor. I am using the weight she weighed me today..YIKES... (I just ate breakfast) I know I can do that one because my first week on program is usually 5-7 lbs loss, I hope. Any weight loss will be a good weight loss!

I am on all kinds of meds for my diabetes. She took me off what I was on because it is a very strong med. My problem is my morning reading is way too high. Tomorrow I am starting new meds. I am hoping this combination works. The reason for the other is I wasn't healing because my bs was too high. Now my body knows what normal is again and they can adjust them again.

I had tuna for lunch today too :) I put it over a big bed of lettuce. It was great. I made Mexican Lasagna for dinner. I also put it over a big bed of lettuce. I had a veggie omlet for breakfast. I drank all my water. Actually I might have to get up a couple of times tonight. :( I should of started earlier but after and during working out I drink tons of water.

I am proud!:carrot: I walked on the treadmill tonight for 45 minutes. I took my I-pod downstairs and turned it up, tuned it out, and did it! I actually felt good when I was done. I ate an apple afterwards but next time I will select something with less carbs. M wanted her after gym snack and I needed my bedtime snack so we had celery with peanut butter.

Lisa
From very Windy Wyoming where the antelope just flew by the window!~

Lisa_WY
01-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

I worked out this morning. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill after I dropped M off at school before I took my shower. My new meds don't seem to be kicking my butt as bad. My blood sugars are still lower although my fasting bs this morning was a little higher than the doc wants it to be. I really thought exercising last night would of helped it more. :( I also ate a protein snack before bed. When I check at 3 am it was perfectly fine. I have what they call a dawn syndrom. My doc suggested I eat another protein snack if it is under 130..have you ever tried to wake up in the middle of the night to eat...yuck!! I am hoping I can get this under control without having to wake up every night to eat.


I was down on the scale but I am not posting anything official until next Monday. Do any of you obsess over the scale? I put the scale in the downstairs bathroom so I am less likely to weight myself but I did weight myself 3 times today. I am NUTS!

My plan tonight is to make something out of pork chops. I have all my water in today. (8 bottles), I had 2 hard boil eggs for breaksfast with lf yogurt. Lunch was leftover Mexican Lasagna on lettuce. My snacks were a handful of sunflower seeds and an apple. Although apples are higher in carbs, the doc told me I could have one a day in the afternoon. I thought my morning workout would bottom out my blood sugars but so far so good. I am planning another workout tonight. I have the extra time so I figured I might as well do it.

I found out this morning that we still get our free YMCA membership for this year. It is not exactly free since we pay taxes on it but it is a lot cheeper than the monthly plan. I am hoping starting next week I can drag myself there after I drop M off at school. I want to use the weight machines and the ellipitical. I think even if I do go once a day in the morning I want to try to walk on the treadmill at night. It is more for my blood sugars at night than losing weight.

Petra, what is the Sonoma diet? I have heard it in passing but never read about it. Is it like South Beach or Atkins. I guess that is what you could call what I am doing is more like SB and Atkins. I have to eat mostly protein and very few carbs. When I go back to the doctor on the 28th, we will discuss how many carbs I can add back into my life. I WANT BREAD!!!!!!!!!! They just opened a Great Harvest Bread Store here. I love their bread!! They have a seed bread called Dakota.I love it as toast. I am hoping I get it back real soon!!

Hope everyone was OP today!

Lisa

curlylocks
01-09-2009, 09:16 PM
hi

stayed op today, cheerios for breakfast,
tuna w/ fat free mayo in a small whole wheat pita for lunch
snack size diced peaches (sugar free)
can of progresso soup for dinner


I think its peter pan who makes a sugar free peanut butter, its really good.
I like it on celery also.

I have the opposite problem ... I wake up @ 3 am hungry :lol:

Lisa_WY
01-09-2009, 10:02 PM
Curly, Great that you stayed OP today!!:carrot: I would love cereal for breakfast but not for another 2 weeks and I probably can only have it once or twice a week. I have been making hard boiled eggs and veggie omlets. I miss my toast.

Today I helped at M's school so getting in my water in the morning was a problem. I just have to remember to bring it with me. I did remember my snack. I have to eat at regular intervals to keep me stable. So during snack time I sit with the kids and listen to the teacher read. LOL I went home when they went to before lunch recess.

I made 92% hamburgers tonight. I think they take longer to cook and are more bloody. It tasted good. I made WW magic veggie soup the other night so I had that with mine. Dh and M had baked beans and baked fries. I did cheat and have about 6 fries....just a taste?? :devil: I counted them and I was still within my points. I actually counted them high just in case. Although with the carbs in it... I shouldn't of had it.

Boy it is quiet around here!!

Lisa

petra65
01-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Lisa-the Sonoma diet is basically the Mediterranean diet designed for weight loss. I havent been on program the last few days because I have been obsessing over this stupid relationship. I definately need to make a decision and move on. This is the first relationship I have been in in 8 years so you have to cut me a little slack. I'm out of practice with all this stuff. Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time getting your blood sugar under control. As you get your diet on track, you should get if figured out.

I buy the peter pan sugar free peanut butter-yes, it is pretty good.

I did something I've never done before today. I went to the casinos. Biloxi (the town next door) is a big casino town. I found the slot machines actually quite boring. I didn't lose much money. I set a limit about how much money I was willing to spend and I didn't even spend that much. Now I can say I've had the experience. I'm not quite sure what it is that excites people about it. I actually found the atmosphere somewhat depressing. People zoned out in front of machines.

curlylocks
01-10-2009, 07:44 PM
:lol: I had to laugh when I read your post Petra! you sound exactly like me as far as the casino!!!! My aunt lives @ 15 min. from Charles Town Races and Slots... She's telling me oh you have to go its sooooooooo much fun! I go and have the same response as you Petra..

I say ok I will try it.. but will spend only 20$ play a few times and I am like ok whats fun about this???

I do like bingo on rare occasions .. but at least there is a little challege to that!

anyways....when to the grocery store today and got stocked up.. my new addiction "baby carrots" were almost 3$ for a pound!!!!!!!!!

oh and another new love...from walmart caramel truffle coffee

i go back to the dr on thursday........ and she will see that I do not lose weight when I eat any carbs! tho I am down 2 lbs but thats not much for an entire month!

Petra.. I guess I become tooo jaded .. I feel like I would just as soon stay single then deal with all the BS

Lisa_WY
01-11-2009, 06:23 PM
I have only been to a casino twice in my life. If Vegas had to rely on me they would be broke! The same with a bar!

Anyway, I am expierancing low blood sugars instead of high. It is very hard on your body but I have to admit my morning test has been great! I am giving this more time but I think they might need to adjust my meds down or let me eat carbs. LOL I vote for the 2nd. LOL

I went to the grocery store yesterday. We did ok on the prices for a change. I noticed green peppers and cucumbers both are down under $1. We haven't seen that in a very long time. I am making stuffed peppers tonight. Last night I made pizzas. I made mine on very flat bread. It was ok. Actually more than ok because I made me another one for lunch today.

Dave and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this year. We had a solid relationship. I do know if you follow your heart you are never disappointed.

I am making stuffed peppers for dinner.

Hope you both have a great day!

curlylocks
01-11-2009, 08:38 PM
I used to make the little pizza's on whole wheat pitas they were really good!

I slept the entire day today, Iv'e been fighting some type of yuck... ear infection, sore throat etc. but I think the extra rest has got me thru the worst of it as I am feeling much better now!

I found something new at walmart .. its called Fiber Choice, its a fiber supplement for weight management, helps curb cravings and promotes weight control... (or so the bottle says!) sugar free with cromax and green tea... 2 tablets have 16 calories and 2 carbs

I figure it can't hurt to try em! seems like they do keep your stomach feeling full!

curlylocks
01-14-2009, 07:36 PM
My new fav salad dressing..

1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
splenda packet
garlic
s &p

looks ugly................ tastes yummy!

petra65
01-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Sorry I've been MIA. I've actually been in the hospital as a patient believe it or not. I got a boil in my armpit and it turned into a raging cellulitis all the way down my right arm pretty much overnight Sunday into Monday. I just got out of the hospital yesterday afternoon. I was so sick Monday morning I wasn't sure I could safely drive myself to the ER but I couldn't find anyone else to drive me either. Fortunately, I made it okay. I had/have MRSA. Not sure you ever completely get rid of this-just become a carrier. Two of my co-workers came over to the ER to see me and insisted I let them admit me. They drove my car to my house and got my dogs, took them to the vet to be boarded, and brought me some clothes. Dogs are still at the vet. I'm not quite up to dealing with them yet-probably tomorrow. Needless to say, what I have been eating has not been my number 1 priority and I didn't even have much of an appetite for a couple days.

The boyfriend is in the doghouse-he didn't even come visit me. He seemed to be afraid he was going to catch this from me or from just being in the hospital-how lame! He found out this morning how disappointed I was in him. He did call me several times everyday to see how I was and he does live over an hour away but still no real excuse. He had to admit today that it was a pretty lousy thing to do-he got it. I'm not sure this one is forgiveable.

Lisa_WY
01-16-2009, 12:12 AM
That is what I had on my breast in October but of course you know they call it massulitits (sp) They had to call in a surgeon because it was so deep into my breast. They cut down 8 cm. I KNOW what you are going through. They thought I had MRSA but luckily I didn't. They put in a pic line and finally the last antibotic they tried worked. I was in the hospital for 4 days. Tomorrow I am hoping the at home nurse releases me. I will be so happy!!!! I want to take a real shower!! Take care of yourself. Don't over do it because you don't realize how hard it is to recover.

Yup, pretty much would seal the deal for me if "boyfriend" couldn't come see me. Actually I couldn't get rid of dh when I was in there. I had to make him go home. LOL

I finally found a part time job. It is for less money than unemployment and I proabbly could of stayed on unemployement for a while longer but I really want to go back to work. It is only 20 hours a week which is all I think I could handle right now. I can still help with M at school. I think it will be a great opportunity for me. I start on the 26th. That was my choice. I go in tomorrow to work out details.

Weight loss wise I did pretty good until Monday this week. I loss 6.2 lbs last week. :carrot: I had a hard time staying on track today. :(I found out this morning my mom is in the hospital and she might not make it. She had lung cancer and took one of her lungs. That lung is not doing too good and she is on a ventulator. I am ok with that but it still makes you want to eat!

I did get my exercise in today by cleaning house. I did tons of laundry and sweep and mopped all my floors and vaccumed the rugs. I finally got all my Christmas packed up and I have to take up in the attic this weekend. I need dh to help me. We have stairs but they are narrow and steep so I need hm to be here. I should pay his grandsons to do it for me but I probably will.

I need to head to bed. I am helping for the 3rd time this week at M's school so I have to get up in the morning.

Lisa
Wyoming

petra65
01-16-2009, 06:48 PM
Lisa-sorry to hear about your Mom. Is she close by so you can go see her?
Didn't you also used to work at a radio station or was that your husband?

I'm doing much better today. Today I haven't needed any pain meds. Picked up my dogs from the kennel. They were very happy to be home and in their own yard again. Also had an appointment with wound care and my wound is healing up nicely. I don't need to have it packed anymore and I'm thrilled about that because that hurt more than I have polite words for. Plan to go back to work on Monday and so far that is looking like a reasonable plan.

Lisa_WY
01-16-2009, 09:20 PM
My mom is in Florida. I went last January and I knew it would probably be my last chance to see her. My brother and I together and surprised her. We told no one we were coming. We had concerns about her care. She is a fighter but not sure she can over come this time.


My husband is a talk show host and I work for him part time booking his show and doing websites. The new job is to replace my normal full time job. I worked as an office manager for an electrical contractor. I have been out of work since July. We decided we could live on less so I am only taking a part time position. I am excited.

You be careful about going back to work too soon!! I would of never thought my wound would not be healed by now. They still are packing mine and I have to agree that does hurt!! The nurse was supposed to come today but her husband is dying and she had a rough night with him so called and asked me to pospone until tomorrow. She is a wonderful wound care specialist. She only takes the tough cases like mine. So I give her some slack. I am ready to take a normal shower. It is very difficult to cover your wound when it is on your breast. LOL

Hey Curly..how are you doing? Where is everyone!!

Lisa

curlylocks
01-16-2009, 10:35 PM
Hi guys!

I am here..Petra hope u are feeling better...

I am struggling with my new dr grrr, I told her I have white coat hypertension and I monitor it at home. so I go yesterday and at the office its 130/89 so she says I need to take meds

I come home check and my bp is 118/78 .. I told her that once in surgery my bp spiked and they gave me something to lower it and i crashed down to 68/something..

my cholesteral was 276 bad type but i had been eating garbage for a year... new years i changed my diet and it dropped down 18 points in 15 days.. she says not enuff putting you on a statin..

whats your opinion? also she says the bp meds cuz i have type 2 diabetes, I said I dont have diabetes, she says you said you were taking metformin, I say yeah cuz the endocrinologist put me on it for weight loss...

my hbA1c was 5.1 normal.. i feel like she didnt hear a word i said, I can understand her concern as my father had his first heart attack at 47, second one 5 years later and bypass surgery in another 4 yrs..

but dang..

oh and I hate her scale mine said 261.. hers weighed me at the exact weight to the ounce as it did one month ago first visit

ok i have vented... :lol:

iwmonn
01-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Hey Ladies,

I have no excuse for my absence again so I won't try to give you one lol.... I'm STILL at 200-202 these days. Nobody to blame but me. I'm eating fair, but not exercising sooooooo ......

Petra~ sorry to hear about your illness. :hug:No fun at all. Hopefully the worst is over now :) And that man....... I'd find that difficult to forgive also. I've never been hospitalized, but I'm sure it's a frightening and lonely time you could use the support. Glad you're feeling better.

Curly~ Are you intimidated by this Dr or can you talk to her and tell her how you feel about her not hearing you? If you can do that, and then still feel she's treating you the same then maybe you should shop around some more??
Other than that how ya doing??? :hug:

Lisa~ Hey there :) Keep on keepin on GF. :hug: Sounds like t's a stressful time for you. New job and ill mom. I lost my mom to the same disease. I was fortunate enough to be able to be with her the last hours. I can't say how I'd feel otherwise- tho being emotionally prepared for whatever happend helped. And a new job... yikes... At least you get to keep the school volunteering thing going on. Some semblance of normalcy lol.

Soooo I guess I'll just say thanks again ladies for being around. :grouphug:
Dee~

curlylocks
01-18-2009, 09:05 AM
hey Dee!!!!

good to see you back, :lol: i guess i just needed to vent! I have since learned that my bottom number of my bp is a lil high, I guess the "no fat people" dr is just looking out for me as there is a lot of heart disease in my fathers side of the family.... or its my stark realization that I am not in my thirties anymore........ sigh

Went out to dinner last night with a friend to an Indian resturant, first time I have ever had Indian... yummy

I am making progress!!! I now have my gym clothes in the car!!!!! :lol: one step at a time.. actually I think I will go tomorrow since I am off work!!!

One good thing is my hiking/walking partner broke up with his gf, and is ready to get walking again!!!!

hmmmm- no I don't wanna be the rebound girl, but I enjoy our walks and he is a nice guy.. so time will tell

ok the Easter challenge is on!!!!!!!!! I am going for 25 lbs

petra65
01-19-2009, 09:33 AM
I'm due to go back to work today and plan to do that at least for awhile. I have not felt well this weekend. Not completely sure what it is. The cellulitis is resolving well. It may be something from all the antibiotics or something else. I'm not scheduled to see my primary doc until Wed but I'm going to call and see if they can see me today.

The boyfriend got the boot over the weekend. I shocked the crap out of him by driving up to his house and giving him a piece of my mind. He did tell me he was terrified of getting this from me. He's never really been sick and only been in a hospital once-to visit his mother. Seems ridiculous to me. He called Sat. night after he had a couple too many to drink (typical man) and apologized but I actually feel relieved. Talk to you guys later.

curlylocks
01-19-2009, 09:44 AM
don't overdo at work today! take it easy...

I'm not happy with this new All in moderation plan.. thinking I need to get back to the low carb deal cuz its been @ 15 days and I am not seeing any progress other than my ldl going down....

Lisa_WY
01-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Howdy All,
I had an ok weekend. I didn't follow my plan and I didn't exercise. Not to make an excuse but a few weeks ago I fell off the curb in front of my house getting into the car and twisted my ankle. I think I did more damage than I thought. There are times it is very painful. Since I still have a week off before I start my new job I thought about getting it checked out. It is still very painful but it never turned black or blue and only swollen slightly.

I finally am released from the at home nurse. I can actually shower normally on Thursday. I plan on taking a very long shower!!

No news on my mom. My family is a little strange. There are 6 kids and actually none of us get a long very well. I have one brother that I can say lives like me and is a decent person. The rest of them have drug addictions and I don't care to be around them. My 2 sisters are living with my mom to take care of her, it is more like she takes care of them. I also have a niece my parents raised and she lives close to my mom and depends on her and her biological mother too much. She gives me bits and pieces of what is going on but my sisters typically are hiding something and want to be in control plus they lie about everything so it is hard to tell what is truly going on. The hospital won't talk to me because of HIPPA. I do think she is in bad shape and I pray for her to have peace.

Petra, sometimes it is better to be single than deal with a boyfriend or even a husband at times. I love Dave alot but there are days I wished I was single. Take it easy and don't start working too quickly. It took me 3-1/2 months to get over my bout. There are days still I get tired way to easily. Anytime you have an infection it takes time.

Dee, welcome back! You will get there. Take it one step at a time. I am going for small changes. I know completely taking out carbs is not going to work for me. So I am cutting them down and doing from there. I do plan on exercising today on the treadmill while M is at gymnastics.

Curly, small steps too. I think if we make little changes they will start to add to something bigger. I don't think none of us could competely change and it would stick. I was reading an article on line about one of the Biggest Losers. HE lost 200lbs on the ranch and now has gained back 100lbs. I think that is fairly normal.

Well I need to get my day started. I have web work to do and since this is my last week of freedom I have to get a lot done!!

Lisa

petra65
01-19-2009, 07:23 PM
I went to the doctor this afternoon. She thinks I need 2 antibiotics for this bug and I think she is probably right so she is starting me on a second one. I was on 2 in the hospital and then they sent me home on just one. Also giving me something for yeast which I'm definately going to need.

I worked until 2 today, then went to the doctor and when all was said and done, didn't get hoome until after 5. It was a long day for my first day back. I'm looking forward to taking a hot bath and going to bed early. I'm hoping tomorrow isn't too overwhelming. It will be my first day back in the hospital.

curlylocks
01-21-2009, 01:30 AM
hi guys..

Petra: how did your full day go? feeling better?

I stayed op today...


was watching tv this evening and heard a loud boom.. then what sounded like a fire hose... apparently one of the gaggle of ferals I feed went under my mobile home and broke the waterline... I got the water shut off at the main valve... so no water now

so tomorrow I get to crawl under there ( @ 3 ft crawl space) in the mud and see if its something that I can fix..


A.M. well at least some happy news this morning.... I am down 2 lbs! :cheer:

petra65
01-21-2009, 09:09 AM
Yesterday, I was moving like a slug at work. Hopefully this will get better as the week goes on. My doctor was supposed to call in my prescriptions after I saw her on Mon. but as of last evening, still no scripts. I got so upset last night over this, I started having chest pain. It only lasted for about 10 minutes thank goodness. Just too much stress this past week. I'm going to call them this morning and find out what what their problem is. I'm fed up with feeling sick all the time-enough of this already.

Curly-good luck with your water line. Maybe time to think twice about feeding all those ferals. When I was in PA- I had a ground hog living under my shed in my back yard. He chewed my invisible fence and I had to pay the invisible fence people to come out, find the break in the line and fix it, then I had to get someone to trap the little bugger.

curlylocks
01-21-2009, 06:13 PM
oh geez Petra, I hope by now you have gotten your meds! And that you can get some rest!

No luck with the water pipe, must be 5" of water under there so have to wait for the ground to dry out before it can be fixed, at least my dad was able to monkey rig it so i at least have cold water.. they live a mile away so i will be showering there for a while-- prob till spring :lol:

I will be so happy to see spring get here! have plans to go walking sunday.. hope to get back into the walking groove..

petra65
01-22-2009, 07:42 PM
You guys won't believe this-or maybe you will. I had more chest pain-actually neck pain. I ended up spending the night in the hospital again last night. Had a stress test this morning. It was fine. My blood pressure was unbelievable last night when I got admitted and was high most of the time today so I came home with some new medication. I guess that is some added incentive to get more serious about my weight loss efforts. I hope I'm done with all this sickness stuff for a while because it is getting really old at this point.

curlylocks
01-23-2009, 08:30 PM
do they know what caused this? stress maybe? or just from being sick?
there is some type of virus going around with swollen glands and neck and ear pain

curlylocks
01-24-2009, 09:45 AM
up early-- made a brocoli salad for our after walk picnic

1/2 cup splenda
2 tbs leon juice
1 cup reduced fat mayo
salt,pepper, garlic

mix all that together in large bowl

add a bag of brocoli flowerettes
add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

cook 1 lb turkey bacon till crispy then crumble

add to salad and mix well, chill

tastes better after sitiing a while & makes a lot!!!

petra65
01-24-2009, 10:29 AM
they think it was my blood pressure. It was 211/106 when I got admitted. I found out yesterday that I feel nauseated when it gets high. I'm actually feeling a little better today for the first time in a couple weeks. Its a good thing because I'm on call this weekend and have to go to work. I have not been very focused on my diet for a while but it is now time to get back to business. I've gained a couple pounds and I know losing some weight will make a big difference for my blood pressure.

Hope you all are doing well.

curlylocks
01-25-2009, 08:01 AM
I have white coat hypertension and also it can be normal then all of a sudden spike, the dr put me on 2.5 mg of lisinopril and also 20 mg of zocor for my cholesterol.

had a nice @ 2mile walk yesterday.. but looks like the weather is about to go crazy here-- ice,snow and low temps-- sigh this propane heat is gonna put me in the "poor house" propane is almost 4.00 a gallon here!

Petra, I really am wondering about the difficulty losing weight after eating low carb-- it seems to be much harder to lose after low carbing

it seems like other diet plans won't work now--as if my body will lose only on low carb.

petra65
01-25-2009, 10:13 AM
Curly-I will lose if I stick to plan like glue. Its the sticking like glue thing that is the problem. I also found that it wasn't as easy to lose on low carb the second time around and apparently other people have this same experience-it's like you get one chance to do it right or something. I'm trying to focus more on healthy eating and less on the the weight. I figure the weight will come off eventually.

I feel pretty good again today. I still can't say I feel 100% back to normal and I don't know how long that will take but I feel close. Did some real cooking for the first time in a couple weeks yesterday and plan to do some more today so I will have some healthy food for this week-no excuses to eat junk.

curlylocks
01-25-2009, 07:02 PM
thats my focus also, get the appetite under control and eat healthy!

petra65
01-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Lisa has disappeared for a few days-hope she returns soon and everything is okay.

I've had a few good days in a row. I've also done well with my eating and my scale seems to be cooperating so far but my official weigh in isn't until Friday so we'll see if it holds up.

I've decided that during Lent I'm going to try to eat mostly vegetarian and fish meals. I figure it will expand my repetoire of dishes that I make and most of those should be lower in fat/calories. Maybe helpful in the weight loss dept. as well. We'll see how I do with that. I'm planning to try out a new fish dish this week.

curlylocks
01-26-2009, 08:28 PM
I love cod, i drizzle evoo on it and lemon pepper and broil in the toaster oven! yum....

iwmonn
01-27-2009, 06:24 PM
hi girls!!!

You are doing so good at posting and keeping the ol PIC's on the first page :)

I've had a stupid cold for the past week.It hit me hard on my days off last week, and got much better in the days following, but the cough & exhaustion is hanging on. I really didn't deal with eating much... just snacked when I was hungry (and sometimes when I wasn't)- oh and I kept forgetting my meds- soooo needless to say I'm STILL 200-203!!!

Wow Petra, I sure hope you're doing much better.:hug: Makes me feel like a little whiner about my cold. Good luck passing on the red meat!

We tried catfish last week. I've never had it and really only heard of it fried but I tried poaching it. I didn't like it much. Lee thought it was good. (heh, go figure lol). I could eat salmon or halibut every night but it's just to expensive. Doesn't make much sense since I sit here looking at the ocean every day but it's running $16-$20+ per pound!!!! I'm just not willing to pay that much!

Curly~ It's taking me forever, but it's just been portion control for me. I've not been able to just delete a food (carbs, flour sugar.... or whatever) group from my diet. I just don't have the self control.
I switched to using lunch plates for my meals and just trying to be aware what I'm snacking on. I have not denied myself much of anything. If I want to bake, then I can have a couple cookies. If I want sugar then I have a little sweet. I have tried switching to the no-sugar brands whenever I can. Lot's of people won't do Splenda tho so I don't know if that's a possibility for you. I also don't do a lot of the low fat or "lite" stuff cuz of all the hfcs in it. :shrug:... And the hardest thing for me ....CHIPS :fr: well, I get the little bags and have ONE. lol. It's not easy but I have found it's better than not allowing me any at all and feeling miserably deprived lol.
I hope some of this makes sense :hug:

Lisa~ Hope all is ok! Do you remember you were the first one to respond to my introduction here on 3fc and you invited me to come here to PIC's? Did I ever tell you thanks :hug:

Love you guys~ Dee :grouphug:

petra65
01-28-2009, 09:49 AM
Good to hear from you Dee. Hope you are feeling better. I'm getting there. I worked over the weekend and am now feeling a bit run down.

I've had a pretty good week food wise and my scale has been moving in the right direction. It is like I said, if I stick with the plan, it works. Its just a matter of sticking with it. I'm going to try a new fish dish tomorrow-sicilian tuna steak. I'm not big on catfish either and catfish is the largest export of MS. It's almost sacriligeous not to eat catfish here. I do eat a lot of other fish though so I'm sure I'll be able to find plenty to eat, and I'm planning to make vegetarian meals during lent too. Shrimp is also a big product here-we can get it really cheap.

petra65
01-28-2009, 08:42 PM
I went to pilates tonight. First time all month. I actually did pretty well. I'm hoping I didn't overdo it.

petra65
01-29-2009, 10:19 PM
I've been pretty sore today from pilates last night. I suppose that was to be expected. I went to my meditation yoga class tonight which was good. I was pleased I didn't fall asleep but I wasn't able to stay focused the entire class. Also not a surprise since I haven't been there in several weeks.

Lisa_WY
01-31-2009, 12:20 AM
Howdy All,
Sorry I have been MIA. I started a new job this week.I am working for an insurance/financial planner as his assistant. It is a different type of job but it is fun and I have learned a ton. Not working for 6 months it was a huge change.

I also had a set back. A month ago I walked off the curb wrong in front of my house. My ankle was hurting really bad and I finally went last Friday to get x-ray. It wasn't broken but it is one of those injuries you wish you just broke. It probably would of healed faster.

My mom is still in the hospital and I have all the drama with my family. I am glad I am 1500 miles away!

Waving Howdy to Dee!!! Glad you are still here! How are you doing? Yes you thanked me years ago and yes it has been years!!

Petra...it takes awhile to recover. It took me 15 weeks. You really have to take it easy.

I am finally feeling better and my blood sugars are still up and down. Instead of my meter I should just roll dice and my numbers would be the same. Some days it doesn't matter what I eat my numbers will be very high.

Curly, lisinopril is a $4.00 Walmart drug. I take it also. I have my pharm. give me the same price. Last night I went to get my new monthly meds and I had 2 new diabetic meds. My total would of been 130.00 but I only paid 95.00 because of the discount card and the matching of Wally World prices.

My focus is eating protein. I have a huge salad at lunch and dinner and try to only eat a little bit of what I cook my family. I am not supposed to eat any carbs. It is hard and give me a headache.

Lisa

curlylocks
02-01-2009, 08:28 AM
hmm I don't have much room for cutting anything out--

I have a serving of oatmeal for breakfast w/ skim milk --I don't use sugar

lunch is a can of tuna with fat free mayo- in a half of a whole wheat pita
generally a very small yougurt or sugar free diced fruit (snack cup)

then i eat @ 1 cup of baby carrots to snack on during the day


dinner is generally a veg, meat serving


I am not getting much exercise... so maybe thats the problem cuz the scale is not moving and its been a month!!

always drama--- I swear you hit 47 and everything wants to fall apart--

yesterday I woke and my back has decided to go crazy- if you remember I had surgery/fusion on 3 discs @ 4 yrs ago... now I think the last disc just before your tail bone has gone ka-flooey...

hereditary degenerative disc disease and major arthur!


anyway-- gonna try to get outside today and get in a lil walk-- also want to get back into doing my yoga dvd.. need to hit the grocery store today..


ooo and still no hot water !! grrr

petra65
02-01-2009, 03:06 PM
curly-I wonder if you aren't eating enough. That sounds like a rather small number of calories.

I went to yoga today. Not a very vigorous class but I found I couldn't do any of the upside down poses. They made me sick to my stomach. Don't know if that was my blood pressure of just being deconditioned. I also was just worn out a few minutes before they were ready for shivasana so I layed down a few minutes early. Yoga class is 90 minutes so it is a long class and I guess I did pretty well overall. I also went to church this morning. I'm getting there.

I go back on call tomorrow but it is only Mon-Thurs. so I will have next weekend off again. thank goodness.

Lisa_WY
02-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Howdy!!

I went swimming at the Y today. I was moving the whole hour and a half :carrot:

I also survived our Super Bowl party. M got invited to one so dh and I had our own. It is horrible when your 9 year old is more social than you!! Dh wanted wings, I let him. I had 4 wings and a few little weinnies. I mostly ate veggies!!

Have a great week!!

petra65
02-02-2009, 09:00 AM
Wings are a great low carb food. I used to make them and eat them all the time when I was low carbinig. Lots of fat, but no carbs, LOL

curlylocks
02-04-2009, 06:12 AM
How is everyone doing this week? they are calling for temps in the high 50's this weekend. It will be soooooo nice to get outside!

28 this morning tho brrrrrrrrr


have a great day!

iwmonn
02-05-2009, 01:23 AM
Curly~ It's been so warm and sunny here. We're supposed to be getting a storm tomorrow but I'll believe it when I see it. We need rain really bad right now.

No new news here. Everything is still the same *sigh*..... as the saying goes
"If it's to be, it's up to me"


Hope you're all doing awesome Ladies!!!!!!

Love, Dee~ :grouphug:

petra65
02-07-2009, 09:33 AM
We have also had unusually cold weather-down in the 20's overnight. I think we are finally getting a warm up this weekend.

This has not been my best eating week. I was on call and TOM came to visit all at the same time. I ordered these healthy meal kits that Jonny Bowden was promoting and they came in the mail a couple days ago. I got the promotional sampler so it has some things in it I wouldn't have gotten if I was ordering my own. I'm going to try one or two this week. If they are good, they should eliminate any excuse I have not to cook myself a healthy meal no matter how late I get home because you have to do almost nothing to make these. They aren't cheap but they do make several servings and the convenience may be worth it at least for me. I'll let you know what I think after I try them. I think I'm going to make the Turkey chili at least.

curlylocks
02-07-2009, 05:23 PM
I bought Bob Harper's new book today.. trainer Bob from the biggest loser, just skimmed thru a bit..... ehhh not much substance

he has a new site to track your goals mytrainerbob

Lisa_WY
02-08-2009, 12:55 AM
Good Evening or Night depending!!

I am exhausted!! Last night I helped at a lower level meet and was suposed to be "hall monitor" and ended up being the music person. You have to play and cue the music for each gymnasts. The lower levels are easy they use the same music the higher levels all each use their own. Psst note to self..never volunteer!! I did it again today. I actually had fun and got to watch all the floor routines up close and those are my favorites. Mallissa did well. She placed 8th overall out of about 25 in the 9-11 age group and scored all in the 8's. We were proud of her. One of the very young level 6 girls from another team did her floor routine sick and promptly threw up afterwards. M said she was already sick and her coach just thought it was nerves so made her compete anyway. Not a pretty sight.

I was having low blood sugar episodes all day. I think because I was so nervous and uptight when Mallissa's competes it made them drop. I also started out at 112 this morning which is very low for me. I ate good today even though we ate out all the meals. Yikes, we are trying not to eat out but I spend 16 hours of the last 24 at the gym mostly sitting on my behind!

With my new job and all the craziness in my life I am doing good. I went to Water Exercise 3 times this week plus the pool for fun once. I still can't put a lot of pressure on my ankle but I want to try to start going to the gym twice this week. Not sure yet.

I am down a total of 12lbs since I started my journey! :carrot: I WI on Monday and we will see how many more!

Weather was warm here last week but windy.

Curly, I love the biggest loser. Was sad to see the Orange team go but was happy that the silver team finally went this week!! I think Carla and Dan should of stayed as a team and they could of just kicked Joelle and David off. :D

Petra: I bought some lean cusine. I can't eat them they have too many carbs for me. I am still doing mostly protein.

Lisa_WY
02-08-2009, 12:56 AM
Waving Hi to Dee...wasn't leaving you out.. I hit submit too early!! Hope you are doing well too. Hope on board!!
Lisa

petra65
02-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Lisa-did I ever tell you guys I was on the gymnastics team in high school. Not very good but had a great time and made some good friends. I did balance beam and vault. I laugh about that because I have no balance now. I have gone almost deaf in my left ear which is probably why I have no balance anymore but funny that I use to do beam. Sounds like M did well and I'm sure you had a great time.

I tried my first meal kit this morning for breakfast-cinnamon oat pancakes. They were pretty good. Reminded me of some of the low carb stuff I used to make-made with flaxseed meal and whey protein, yogurt, etc. I froze the extras for later this week. I'm making the turkey chili for lunch. It should also make a huge amount and I will freeze half for later. I've been quite the domestic goddess this weekend. Lots of cooking, cleaning, and laundry.

curlylocks
02-08-2009, 09:31 PM
It was 60 degrees here today!!!!! :cheer: I think I got in @ 3 miles of walking!!

pancakes....... yum! I'm going back to my eggs for breakfast... the carbs gotta go... I was eating the oatmeal for my cholesterol and now I am taking a statin... sooooo

I am convinced.. I just can't eat carbs.. not even "good" carbs !

back to the "protein Power"!

petra65
02-09-2009, 09:29 AM
pancakes are made with whey protein powder, flaxseed meal and oat flour. Pretty low carb. The other thing you can consider is drinking a glass of wine with dinner. It helps your cholesterol too.

The turkey chili is awesome. I'm taking some for lunch today. Also made a salad to go with it. The other psychiatrist who works in the hospital with me is away this week so I have to be two people. Good thing I will have a healthy lunch I don't have to go anywhere for.

The weather here has also gotten much better. We have been in the 70's the past couple of days! Took the dogs for a nice long walk yesterday. Maybe this afternoon too if I get home before dark. Have a good day everyone.

curlylocks
02-11-2009, 06:56 PM
I did away with the oatmeal and my pita this week.... will see if that helps

curlylocks
02-13-2009, 06:55 AM
Well I guess I found the answer to my question... After cutting out my oatmeal and the half ww pita with my tuna for 5 days, I am down 3 lbs!!!!!

No more carbs for this pic chick!

curlylocks
02-16-2009, 08:10 AM
I found a really yummy sweet treat-- a few fresh strawberries, blueberries,
top with @ 2 tbs large curd cottage cheese, splenda, cinnamon and nutmeg....

the taste reminds me of rice pudding..... yummmm

Lisa_WY
02-18-2009, 01:21 AM
Howdy All

Petra, I can't even walk on the balance beam and I have tried. LOL I try to exercise in the water and I am not even cordinated to do that.

Curly, Wow curly great on the 3 miles. I have done water exercise going on 3 weeks. I love it. I do want to go to land working out soon.

I lost 2lbs last week!

Lisa

curlylocks
02-19-2009, 07:17 AM
:cheer: way to go!

I also joined spark people, they have teams according to geographic location.. I am gonna try to get some people together near me to go hiking in the state parks..


Can you belive this story? I've been walking with a guy friend.. who said he wasn't ready to date yet, then tells me he joined yahoo personals and has a date set up... (geez I guess I am not dateable?) and then has the nerve to ask me to answer some questions about him that his upcoming date wants to know about him...... Now is that nerve????????

oh well......... his loss

petra65
02-23-2009, 09:07 AM
Well I've been MIA. I have gotten to get myself focused again. I feel like I have too many things going on right now. I have already decided I"m going to try to give up meat for lent this year. I'll keep you guys posted on how that goes.

The boyfriend has made a reappearance. He has been very good for the past several weeks. Not sure if this is going to continue or not but trying not to expect too much.

I was talking with one of the nurses I work with yesterday who had weight loss surgery a few months ago. One of the other psychiatrists also had it. They are both doing very well. It's not something I had ever really thought about before and it is outrageously expensive. Our insurance doesn't pay for it but I may go to the support group and hear what people think about it. Now that I have high blood pressure I am feeling more pressure to try to get my weight down.

curlylocks
02-25-2009, 08:52 PM
did they have gastric bypass or lap band? the problem that I see with peeps who have the surgery is that they lose so quickly that their skin doesnt have time to adjust and most of them then need cosmetic surgery which the insurance never covers...

my friend is in a weight loss study under a drs care- 500 calories a day and a shot each day from the dr... friend has no idea what they are shooting into him---- I said that can't be healthy!! he said its only done in a 30 day cycle then they gradually increase calories??? sounds crazy to me.

oh ... I am still low carbing... boiled egg for breakfast, tuna with a side of berries and 2 tbs cottage cheese for lunch, fish for dinner...

just ordered michael eades cook book... (ebay) dr visit coming up 3/12 hopefully will be down some more lbs!



40 days till Easter ladies.... lets meet those Easter goals!!!!!!!!!

curlylocks
03-03-2009, 03:40 PM
(((((((((((echo)))))))))))

Lisa_WY
03-04-2009, 11:07 PM
Curly
I am still around. I am doing well. I have lost 22lbs since the first of the year. My goal in March is 10lbs. My blood sugars are great and I am even exercising! I was doing water exercise but I have been doing the ellipitical and circuit weights.

How are you doing Petra?
lisa

curlylocks
03-05-2009, 09:54 PM
you go girl :cheer:

I havent weighed yet lately, dr appt on the 12th, I have been doing great with my food! and can tell in my clothes i have lost, but if I get on that scale and ive lost like 2 lbs I will be fustrated so I am gonna hold off till next week!

Ive always wanted to try the aqua aerobics.. sounds fun... everyone is talking about the wii fit have you tried that? I see my hospital has a yoga class ..I love yoga!

our weather is nuts.. sunday 14" snow this coming sunday its to be 76 degrees... lol oh and I am so happy sunday is daylight savings time:carrot:

Lisa_WY
03-06-2009, 01:22 AM
Howdy Curly,
Your weather sounds as crazy as ours. Warm one day and snow tomrorow! I managed to get to the Y today.I did 45 minutes on the ellipitical and 45 minutes of weight training. It was awesome!! I feel so much better when I exercise.

I got some clothes before I started working. Some of the pants were a littel snug but now they are starting to get baggy. I have my goal of 10lbs a month. I really am working hard toward it. I know I have to keep up the exercise. I can't wait for warm weather. M and I got our bikes out over the weekend but I really struggled. I know a couple of years ago we would ride for miles.I am hoping we can do that this summer.

I am scale addicted. I weight myself every day. Sometimes several times a day. I know I can gain 6lbs from morning to evening. I know it is water weight from drinking water all day. I try to get in at least 8-10 bottles of water a day. I should be able to count going potty as an activity.

Lisa

curlylocks
03-06-2009, 07:02 AM
ok I couldn't stand not knowing and got on the scale this morning- officially it was 259.6 so for ticker sake 260 but its in the right direction!

Lisa_WY
03-07-2009, 08:02 PM
A loss is a loss!! Congrats!! I weigh in on Mondays so I will let you know. For some reason my toe is a little sore today. I didn't exercise but I am sewing and cutting fabric. I am making American Girl doll clothes.

Lisa

Valerie Joy
03-11-2009, 01:59 AM
Hi PIC's

I'm sorry I've been away for so long. I've been bad and have been ignoring the whole weight loss issue. After gaining back a good part of the weight I lost I became very discouraged.

I've also been super tired. Which makes me overeat and makes it hard to exercise. I went for a sleep test a couple weeks ago and was told I have restless leg syndrome and mild sleep apnea. I also had almost no REM sleep which they said me be caused be the antidepressant I'm taking.

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow to check for Anemia and heart problems to rule those out as being the cause for my tiredness. I also started taking ambien a few days ago which has been a blessing since I can get to sleep at a decent time. But a bad side effect is that now I'm groggy AND tired in the day. I may have another sleep study in the future if my doctor recommends it.

I haven't stepped on a scale for months. I'm afraid to check. I still do my exercise videos at least a few times a week. And now that the weather is nicer I'm walking outside. I'm so out of shape now that just walking outside for a 1/2 hour really tires me out!

I'll try to stay in touch more! It's good to see you all here posting still!

curlylocks
03-11-2009, 07:20 PM
awwwwwwww missed u val!!!!! I think we have all fallen off the wagon... so don't feel bad... we are all trying to get back on! :lol: I hear ya on the sleep issue! I think that was my downfall, going thru menopause I could not sleep!

Anyways... I am proud to report that me and chai went out this evening and walked-- sigh only @ 2 miles and i was sweating and sucking wind... I think back and remember I was walking 3 miles and it was like nothing..

but I also remember what it was like when I first started.... one day at time... just try to stay op for 1 day and I remember those single days turned into months of healthy eating....

drs appt for me tomorrow- not sure what she will have to say about my "only 4 lbs loss" but if she accuses me of cheating I am gonna be MAD!

curlylocks
04-21-2009, 07:30 PM
:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:


where's my pic's??????????

curlylocks
06-21-2009, 10:40 PM
still no pic's??? cry....................:(

petra65
09-19-2009, 02:15 PM
I haven't been here in a really, really long time and I was shocked to find us on page 6! I see I'm not the only one who hasn't been here in a long time. Have the PICs called it quits?

petra65
09-26-2009, 09:46 PM
Is this the year the PICs call it quits?

curlylocks
09-27-2009, 09:41 PM
here's A pic!!! I am back at it, lets see back in Feb. I realized I had ate myself back up to 268!!!

Ive been back on the wagon since then and today I was 213!
this time... I am gonna make it to ONEDERLAND!

in April, I broke my foot and spent from April- august in a walking cast--my biggest fear was that the weight would creep back, but I think lugging that thing around must have burned calories lol...

but now is the tuff time, my weight is down and my usual exercise is not burning as many calories, so now I have to work harder.. walk faster to get that sweat going!

I would like to try that couch to 5 k program, but gotta be cautious of the foot- meta tarsal stress fracture- so i did some research and found a good cushioned running shoe and added a meta tarsal gel pad to them.

As always-- low carb high protein! Dr. Eades is a genius!

now if we can just find the rest of the pics!!!!

petra65
10-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Curly-that's fantastic. Wish I could say I had been doing as well. I got really depressed over the summer. Broke up with the boyfriend after about 7 months. I still talk to him-not really sure why sometimes. And a couple weeks after that a patient committed suicide. I got so depressed I could hardly get out of bed for awhile but I'm better now and trying to get myself back on track. I still might have surgery someday but it won't be for at least a couple years if I decide to do it so I may as well see what I can do on my own in the meantime. I've also learned some things about myself along the way that may make this work a little better.

I'm sorry to hear about your foot. You are right-lugging around that cast burns extra calories. I think they estimate you burn an extra 50% more calories when you are on crutches. You won't be burning those kinds of calories once the cast comes off but slow and steady is what wins this race anyway. Good to see another PIC. Maybe we can find one or two more......

curlylocks
10-06-2009, 10:52 PM
Yeah now I kinda miss that walking cast lol, maybe I can order another one on ebay and walk with both on! Plus now with a lower body weight my 3 miles of walking isn't burning the calories it was at a higher weight. ugh!

think I am gonna have to get back into the gym, I am working at cutting my budget to find the $$ for a gym membership.

I dunno... I've come to the point where relationships are just too much work! and between dieting, work and college... there's just no time.. nor can I deal with the insanity of it :dizzy: best to have friends. A friend who likes to go hiking, 1 friend who likes to go sailing.... and 1 friend with benefits ha ha!

Wow sounds like you have been going through some tough times, when I was going through some depression issues.. I got so down that one day I said, " I just can't deal with this hurt and sadness" So basically I told the "Big Guy" {GOD} that he was better equipped to deal with it all and I was giving it to him.... and I was moving on with life..

and it worked... Hope u are feeling better!

petra65
10-19-2009, 08:43 AM
I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I was away for a week and things have been kind of slow here so I have been getting my online support elsewhere. I'm impressed with how well you are doing with your weight. Keep up the great work.

curlylocks
11-17-2009, 01:15 AM
I was checking back but didn't see any new posts.... how are u doing?