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Motivational Thread Starting 8/5/13

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  • Goals:

    1. 3500 calories worth of exercise
    M-415, T-256, W-549
    2. Under 2000 calories per day
    M-2313, T-1477, W-1330
    3. Under 40g fat per day
    M-44.2, T-31.7, W-34.2
    4. 3 fruit/veg per day
    M-5, T-1, W-3
    5. 3 of something to be decided later - I'll make that house chores
    W
  • This week's goals:

    1. Workout 3x, M-walk, T-Walk, W-walk
    2. Eat 3 veg per day, M-1, T-4, W-4
    3. Do 3 (extra) chores per day, M-1, T- 1 very big one, w-3 (1 was plumbing yick)
    4. 3 Lovingkindness meditations: M-Y, T-N. W-before bed

    Great report today Ian!
  • Hope everyone is doing good this week! It is pretty quiet here. It is flooding where I live like crazy. Water is everywhere and it's still pouring down rain!

    Week goals:

    1. Post all food that enters my mouth: Yes, yes, yes
    2. Walk 20 min. 5 out of the 7 days: No, yes, yes
    3. Look for a walking buddy: live way out in the country, will be difficult to find one unless its at work
    4. Continue to try and relieve stress: Yes, no, no
    5. Lose 2 pounds: hoping.....(I peeked at the scale and I know 1 is gone so far since Monday )
  • Congrats on the 1lb weight loss RenewedSoul!
  • 8 glasses of water per day: Y
    8k walking per week: N
    Calories under 1100 per day: T-784

    I fell off the wagon hard the last few days and I am in junk food withdrawl today. I just wanted what everone else was eating and now I am regretting it.
  • I understand Libby. Mom and I were running errands this morning and of course we stopped at Tim's.
    I know that if I want to lose weight and maintain my blood sugars I can't have that stuff but I did anyway. It's hard to think this is the lifestyle that we will have forever. I also wish that my Mom would be on board. I am maintaining the same blood sugar level since I was diagnosed without meds (metformin).

    Jenn
  • Well, crud! I log on yesterday morning around 9:15AM and composed a post of support and cheers and thought I hit the submit button, but I don't see it, even when I check under my username for recent posts.

    Things are still nuts here with re-roofing and other restoration/repair work to come at our daughters house (single mother of four) while she's at work and DH and I are in charge. Long story short: water damage and no homeowners insurance. There's more work to come but the roof should be finished tonight.

    Quick recap of my uposted post:

    Mike: kudos on staying active

    RenewedSoul, did you or any loved ones have any damage from the flooding? Hope you all are safe!

    Robin: may I say great job on still bouncing around only 1-3 lbs. from goal? Beats the heck out of a continual creeping up on the scale. I agree with you one thousand percent. We have to take charge of our own health.

    Libby: that's a good weight loss pattern. Sometimes our bodies just need to take time off to slow down on weight loss so they can get used to their lower weights. We all know weight stays off better when it comes off slowly. I'm rooting for you, too, Shortie.

    Jenn, glad you were satisfied with your A1C. My doc's scale is four lbs. lower than my home scale, so I go by my home scale weight for my weight loss endeavors. No priase for being 5 lbs. lower than your last visit? Aw, sorry about your frustration with your doc. My old doc used to do that. I'm lucky my new one never hurries me out. My scheduled 15 minutes has turned into 30 or 35 a couple times due to her sitting down with me to formulate a new plan of attack on problem areas. Maybe a woman doctor would be more willing to give you the time you need? Can you look for a new doc if you wish, or are you assigned a certain doctor?

    Ian, the diplomat, LOL on some docs being "full of excrement."

    Ugh, I thought we were done for the evening, but the contractor for our daughter's house just called asking for a conference at my house tonight. It's frustrating, but at least it's a house and money, not health problems or some tragedy. We'll get through it.
  • Mern, Hope everything works out for your daughter!
    No, I'm stuck with this Dr as it's impossible to find a Dr. My kidney specialist is a woman and I like her. I'll see what the number is when I go to her as her scale is probably a little more accurate. My family Dr just uses a bathroom scale.
  • Hi Mern! I am sorry to hear about the roof and water damage. To answer your question, my family and us have not had any water damage yet. We all live on top of hills thank goodness. (not so good though when we have tornadoes and wind storms) The rain is crazy. It is supposed to rain 4 more inches tonight. It has rained daily for like 2 weeks.

    Hi Libby. I am sorry that you are having a rough day. It is very difficult for me to watch others eat what they want and have to restrain myself. Hope things get better.
  • Quote: I understand Libby. Mom and I were running errands this morning and of course we stopped at Tim's.
    I know that if I want to lose weight and maintain my blood sugars I can't have that stuff but I did anyway. It's hard to think this is the lifestyle that we will have forever. I also wish that my Mom would be on board. I am maintaining the same blood sugar level since I was diagnosed without meds (metformin).

    Jenn
    You can say "I want it but I can't" or "I can but I don't want it"- sometimes the most subtle mental shifts are helpful!

    Libby, I have two grown sons at my house right now and they are both trying to gain weight! Eating 3000 cals per day. Oh the crap they eat!

    Renewed soul, the flooding is scary sometimes. Did you see what happened in Calgary last June?

    Mern! No wonder you are busy, what a mess. I hope things are going smoothly.

    This week's goals:

    1. Workout 3x, M-walk, T-Walk, W-walk, Th-Walk/Run
    2. Eat 3 veg per day, M-1, T-4, W-4, Th-9 (yes that's correct-9)
    3. Do 3 (extra) chores per day, M-1, T- 1 very big one, W-3 (1 was plumbing yick), Th-3
    4. 3 Lovingkindness meditations: M-Y, T-N. W-Y, Th-N

    My back and legs have improved enough that I can run a bit again. No much but it's a start.