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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I weighed myself today...and have gained four pounds. I know that this weight is probably from the steroids (I'm swollen beyond belief...I can't even recognize myself in the mirror). BTW I take steroids for asthma, not for muscles!! (it's a different kind of steroid anyway.)

But I am concerned because I am unable to really do any exercise worth speaking of. And I'm afraid that the calories which I am being allotted by SP is going to be too much for my level of activity. I also know that what I REALLY need to do is to stop cheating in the evenings. That is the biggest problem by far.

I really really like an iced coffee with a touch of half and half, some baking cocoa, and stevia...put it in the blender with a few ice cubes and WOW, it is so good! It feels like a cheat and yet it is not. I am thinking that this may be a good substitute for when I am feeling like cheating...however, the evenings are not great times to be drinking coffee. I guess I could buy some decaf and do it that way. I've also had chai tea with the rice milk and stevia and that is really good too.

I will try this ...I'll keep you posted on how it's going!
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    Hmmm ... a not-cheat that feels like a cheat. Sounds good to me!
    3866 days ago
    That iced coffee idea, with Stevia for the sweetener sounds yummmy.

    I have asthma and I am too on a steriod for it, it can be very frustrating when you swell up from it.

    I too thought I couldn't do any exercise and felt very limited because of my asthma, my arthritis, my fibromyalgia and many other things that are wrong with me. Very very overwelming and hard to figure out what to do. So I do sympathize.

    But any exercise no matter how little is better than none. Even if you just sit in a chair and lift a small weight for a couple of minutes. Start small... you can do this!!

    Take one minute at a time, take one baby step at a time.... break that picture down to little bits, and perhaps you won't feel so overwelmed anymore and can find a place to start.

    Being here, is the greatest start you can do for youself.

    You can do this, hang in there!!!! emoticon
    3866 days ago
  • TESSC49
    I agree about the cheating....evenings are my most difficult times of the day. There are also days when I can't do a workout, so I've wondered if I should stay slightly lower than my minimum calorie allowance. I don't think it's a bad thing to adjust my intake based on my activity level. Good luck with that and I hope you feel better. emoticon
    3866 days ago
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