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Did we miss week ten? (post #57097)

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I think we did...or perhaps people are just getting tired of all this diet talk!  Hope everyone is still doing well.  I've been going up and down, and finally managed to lose another half pound...it gets harder as it goes along. 



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Jean's picture

(post #57097, reply #1 of 44)

I've gone back up 2 pounds. Will get back down to serious dieting starting Friday with teeth extractions. :( Stocking up on cottage cheese and yogurt.



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FitnessNut's picture

(post #57097, reply #3 of 44)

Oh, my. Hope it goes well and you aren't in any pain. Take care.

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courgette's picture

(post #57097, reply #12 of 44)

Isn't that a rather drastic weight loss strategy?


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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #13 of 44)

Poor baby...it takes all the courage I can muster just to go in for a cleaning.  I have to be honest; I'll try not to think of you Friday!  Still, you know you have my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #57097, reply #14 of 44)

Teeth extractions????? Gosh, I will be thinking of you - I HATE going to the dentist. HATE.

GOod luck, you are a brave woman and will be fine!

 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #57097, reply #15 of 44)

Thanks all, this will be a piece of cake.  Uh--well, bad metaphor. :) Anyway, the Doctor is cute and gives me good drugs.



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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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FitnessNut's picture

(post #57097, reply #2 of 44)

Probably, LOL!

I've had some health issues to be concerned with, and they've sort of overshadowed everything else. However, I've now been pronounced healthy by several doctors, have new migraine medication to try and am refocussing. BTW, I've lost two pounds over the past week! So I'm doing the happy dance :-)

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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #57097, reply #5 of 44)

Oh dear. I hope everything is better now.

(and best wishes for a speedy recovery Jean!)

FitnessNut's picture

(post #57097, reply #7 of 44)

I do hope so too. I have a CT scan as part of the neurology consult about my migraines. I'm trying new medication and a beta blocker for a preventative, so I'm optimistic. Two other unrelated issues, one of which is solved and the other awaiting test results. Crossing my fingers!

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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #9 of 44)

Good news about the migraines.  I used to suffer from those, but for some reason (old age, perhaps?) they've pretty much gone away.  February must have been the month for health issues, and hopefully most people's have been resolved.  Now we need for Cooki to have her MRI and get some good news.



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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #57097, reply #20 of 44)

Oh, I've already had my MRI, back in November. It's the neurologist who's keeping me waiting (only 2 more weeks!).

MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #21 of 44)

Oh, I thought they were going to do another one.  Well, it's still sad that you have to wait so long to see a specialist. 



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ehBeth's picture

(post #57097, reply #22 of 44)

The really beautiful belt I bought at Filene's Basement in NYC in October is waaay big now.  I need to figure out a way to add additional holes without looking too bizarre in it.  I'm wearing the next pair of target pants today <big 12/really a small 14> - and the belt, on the smallest hole, stuck out about 2 inches.


S.O.'s continuing to marvel at how really good healthier, lower-calorie foods can taste.


 


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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #23 of 44)

Great for you!  I have my ups and downs...since this time last month, I've managed to lose about 2 1/2 lbs, which isn't that darn much, but I guess it's better than gaining, right?



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ehBeth's picture

(post #57097, reply #24 of 44)

2.5 pounds down in a month is way more than where I was last year - so yeah! I'm kinda marvelling that I'm actually sticking to the slow but steady route. I have a <bad bad bad> habit of wanting to accelerate the weight loss process by starving myself - which just leads to bad bad bad rebound weight gain.

Tortoise and the hare. Gotta keep that in mind.

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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #25 of 44)

Yeah...I've had those days, like when I had a really bad day a few weeks back and only took in 196 calories, most of which I brought back up.  Sure, I lost 2 1/2 pounds by the next day, but it came right back.  Slow and steady wins the race.  I keep a note of everything I eat, in MasterCook, and at the end of each day, I transcribe it into a WordPerfect chart and figure my average calories, protein, fat, carbs, etc. for the month.  If nothing else, it helps keep me honest!



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ehBeth's picture

(post #57097, reply #26 of 44)

I was so glad to get outta those pants yesterday.  They fit, but the first day in a pair of target pants can be mmmm odd.


Today's casual Friday, so I'm wearing a pair of jeans that I couldn't have dreamt of wearing comfortably before Christmas.  Now they are loose in the thigh area right out of the washer/dryer.  Which is a weird thing - must be some kind of perimenopausal body change.  In the past, pants that fit at the waist would be snug at the thigh, now it's the other way around.  I've got some more reading to do on this whole phenomenon.


 


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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #27 of 44)

I would buy some one size smaller if I could find them long enough.  It's hell when you need a 33" or 34" inseam, particularly when you're short waisted.  If I try to go to a tall shop, the crotch hits me around my knees.  Believe it or not, the only ones I have found which fit are at Costco, and I bought three pair.  Of course, they're getting loose now, so would love to find some smaller ones.  Don't know if I can or not.



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elizaram's picture

(post #57097, reply #36 of 44)

MM, have you tried Old Navy for clothes? Their jeans tend to run long in my experience, and they also come in long sizes that don't have a huge "rise." I can't wear the "tall girl shop" stuff either, but most jeans in regular stores don't even reach my ankle bone. Old Navy long sizes fit me perfectly.




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madnoodle's picture

(post #57097, reply #37 of 44)

Eddie Bauer has really long pants too.  The first time I tried jeans on there I instinctively went for the tall size--not that I'm particularly tall, but regular pants are always way too short--the talls covered my toes.  Their regular length jeans are just right for me.

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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #38 of 44)

Good to know.  I was able to find a pair of Levis in a long, so will try those on when I get home.



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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #57097, reply #4 of 44)

I inexplicably and suddenly went back up 4 of the total of 5 pounds I'd lost, which was rather depressing, but luckily three of those pounds have decided to drop back off in the past couple of days, so I'm only one up from where I was now.

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #6 of 44)

Ugh. That time of the month, and my scale is revolting. It says 215, but I know it's all water weight, b/c I'm into a size 1X pair of khakis that I haven't worn in a year.

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MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #8 of 44)

I think the important thing is pants size.  If you can fit into smaller ones, you're losing what counts...inches!  Congratulations.  I know how hard it must be, particularly when you're worried about your Mom.  I put most of my weight on during my mom's final six years.



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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #10 of 44)

Yeah, I gained all this weight while Ellie was in the hospital as a baby. I actually lost all the baby weight (only 25 pounds) in the first month - before the seizures started. I weighed about 170 when she started having seizures. After three months of seizures and in and out hospital stays, the longest being 1 month, and I ate hospital food and McDonald's the whole time, I was up to 235.

I just watched "Super Size Me", and now I don't feel so bad about how quickly I gained weight. I thought I MUST have been horrifically overeating, but I was only slightly overeating. It was just WHAT I was eating was so full of fat and calories that the weight just jumped on.

Even the guy in that movie took nearly a year to lose the weight he gained during the experiment - and he was eating mostly vegan food that whole time AND he didn't start out fat!

So, I felt a little better about how tough losing this weight has been for me, so I'm more motivated today to eat right. I did really good yesterday, until Mom requested cheesecake for a treat. I bought one, it was low carb, but still, I could have done without the calories in it. Blah.

And the crowd was stilled.  One elderly man, wondering at the sudden silence, turned to the Child and asked him to repeat what he had said.  Wide-eyed, the Child raised his voice and said once again, "Why, the Emperor has no clothes!  He is naked!"
                -- "The Emperor's New Clothes"

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

MadMom's picture

(post #57097, reply #11 of 44)

I think it was when I was in Weight Watchers that I heard the term "diet saboteurs" for people like your Mom (and my DH) who, in spite of the best intentions, tend to sabotage our diets.  My DH is always asking things like "don't you want some bread?" and the answer is "Of course, I want it, but I cannot have it."  Sometimes you just have to hang tough.



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #57097, reply #16 of 44)

I am doing ok with my training - I have the biggest challenge so far planned for Saturday - 15 miles!

I am doing the trigger point self therapy - with surprisingly good results, even for a skeptical person such as myself. The most painful points around my left knee are almost pain free now and I feel I can stretch my iliotibial band a lot more than before. I don t want to celebrate too soon, but it seems to me that this stuff works.

This next run will be a huge test - I feel that if I can do 15 miles, I might be able to complete my training. Needless to say, I am quite nervous.

 


 


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RuthWells's picture

(post #57097, reply #17 of 44)

My week ten started off with 3 days of stomach flu.  : (  As I only weigh myself at the gym and haven't been able to go for the last 10 days, I have no results to report.  I will say that my size 8 pants won't stay up without a belt.........  : )


 


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Jean's picture

(post #57097, reply #18 of 44)

Shheeesh.  I don't think I ever wore a size 8! Maybe when I was 8.



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DeannaS's picture

(post #57097, reply #19 of 44)

Well, I've had a stomach bug all week. It started in the wee hours of Sunday morning, and by Tuesday I was down a couple of pounds. I haven't checked since then, because I've not been to the gym. But, I've been living on plain bagels most of the week.

Of course, my tri is Saturday. So, I'm trying to force more food into my system. *sigh* Speaking of which, I should go get a sandwich or something and force myself to eat it. Argh!

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