Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 33

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  1. by   Tweety
    Thanks.

    I went to my kick ass "power yoga" class last night. You sure can figure out your weak spots. Seems to be different each week for me. Last night it was wrists and quads. I have these big strong quads from years of exercising and they were killing me last night in some of the poses. Ah....always a challenge.

    I'm working a 12-hour shift today, so no exercise, but I packed a veggie burger, kale, soy yogurt, half an acorn squash left over and some berries, apple and grapefruit, so I'm ready.

    Tomorrow is a covered dish lunch, so I'm not sure what my approach will be, but hopefully will be one of moderation.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    Tomorrow is a covered dish lunch, so I'm not sure what my approach will be, but hopefully will be one of moderation.
    Mine is - I bring something I can legally eat, and then, if there is nothing else I can have, that's all I eat! If I decide ahead of time I don't feel deprived...

    That's on my "good" days of course Tweety! When the goal is health, not momentary pleasure I will pay for later (and what I pay is not just extra calories but continued binging for days or weeks etc! NO SELF CONTROL! AGHHHH!) :innerconf

    Ok, we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
  3. by   Tweety
    Hi guys! A couple of days of stressed out unhealthy living. Oh well, that's just me. I'm going to the gym here in a few.
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    Hi guys! A couple of days of stressed out unhealthy living. Oh well, that's just me. I'm going to the gym here in a few.
    I don't know if this is welcome or helpful but


    ((((((((((((( SMooch!!! )))))))
  5. by   Tweety
    Thanks Zoe!
  6. by   llg
    I don't post often in this thread, but I check in every now and then. Well, today I have some good news to report.

    I haven't been doing well on my weight loss lately -- gaining 8 pounds over the past 5 months. It's been VERY discouraging as I have been EXCELLENT about my exercise program and reasonable with my diet over the holidays. I do a 30-45 minute exercise DVD 5 or 6 times per week religiously and eat low/moderate carbs as I am pre-diabetic. My cholesterol and glucose labwork drawn on 1/24 were absolutely perfect! (Total cholesterol = 148 and HbA1C = 5.9)

    However, I have been very tired and cold lately and have trouble concentrating on things. I just push myself through each day doing what I need to do, trying to "hold on" until the next break in my not-all-that-busy schedule when I can do nothing, which is what I really want to do. I was afraid that my mononucleosis had returned. And I couldn't seem to prevent that weight gain no matter how hard I exercised! I was frustrated and discouraged. That's probably why I stayed away from this forum.

    Have you diagnosed me yet? Yep ... my labwork showed I have developed an underactive thyroid. I took my first dose of Synthroid this morning and I can't wait to start feeling better! And ... while I know it is not supposed to be used as a weight loss strategy ... I am thrilled that one expected result is that I will start losing weight again. Hooray!

    Wish me luck. I can't get over the fact that here I have been for the last few months, exercising my little heart out ... trying to lose weight to no avail. The cards were stacked against me. It feels like all that effort was a waste of my time and energy, but I know that is not the case. Just think how much weight I would have gained if I hadn't increased my exercise. I'd be in much worse shape.

    Sorry this got so long.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from llg
    Have you diagnosed me yet?
    Yep

    And the good news is, you have already started conditioning your heart and muscles, so it won't be like starting from scratch - you already DO have a healthier body!

    Altho the outer manifestation will be a great perk

    Glad you found out what was wrong before you gave up!
  8. by   Tweety
    llg, I hope you start feeling better soon. Getting old sucks doesn't it?

    Been a bit stressed and tired myself this week. Work has not been fun, and I'm having "issues" with staff. It's working itself out though.

    I'm going to the State Fair on Sunday (yes we have it in February in Florida). Would you think less of me if I had a fried twinky? ugh....I can feel my arteries clogging already. Maybe a fried Snickers? LOL
  9. by   CyndieRN2007
    Well gang, Im down 15lbs. I cant believe it. I have been exercising and following the WW plan. It works. WOW.

    Have a great day everyone and good luck with the healthier living/weight loss. Im not stopping 'till I hit my goal.
  10. by   Tweety
    That's awesome Cyndie! Congratulations!!! Perhaps you can inspire me!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    ...fried twinky? ugh....I can feel my arteries clogging already. Maybe a fried Snickers? LOL
    Wow, they'll fry anything! lol

    Quote from CyndieRN2007
    Well gang, Im down 15lbs. I cant believe it. I have been exercising and following the WW plan. It works. WOW.
    Cyndie congratulations, that is just so cool!
  12. by   muffie
    hey cyndie

    good going

    i'm holding at 33.5

    big daddy is down 14

    woohoo

    crunch and glug
  13. by   llg
    Quote from Tweety
    llg, I hope you start feeling better soon. Getting old sucks doesn't it?

    Been a bit stressed and tired myself this week. Work has not been fun, and I'm having "issues" with staff. It's working itself out though.

    I'm going to the State Fair on Sunday (yes we have it in February in Florida). Would you think less of me if I had a fried twinky? ugh....I can feel my arteries clogging already. Maybe a fried Snickers? LOL
    I noticed a difference right away when I started taking the Synthroid. 2 or 3 hours later, it felt like my body was "waking up." Now, after 5 days, I feel 5 years younger! I have a lot more energy, am more alert, am not as cold, etc.

    I've lost 1.5 pounds in the past 5 days without making any changes in my diet and/or exercise -- which might just be normal fluctuation. But of course, I am hoping that it is not. I am hoping that my basic routine of diet and exercise is actually sufficient to be losing weight. We'll see.

    But I am taking so many drugs now! I don't like that. I am up to 10 pills per day plus one extra pill (high dose Vitamin D) per week. That's not counting any fiber pills I take to keep my glucose down and help me feel full so that I eat less. Thank goodness I have good perscription drug coverage!

    I never had a fried Twinkie -- but it sounds REALLY good. :-)

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