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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yesterday I just reheated soup from another night and threw together two salads--for my DH an DD and I had a smoothie for dinner. I was too exhausted to chew. Ever have a day like that...when just EVERYTHING gets to you? Not too much is different today....but somehow I'm not licking the rug.
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Tonight I will hopefully have enough energy to make the dinner....broccoli rabe and wild rice. My friend will probably show up here to take me to the pharmacy right in the middle of my dinner prep. If she does, I will send her on her way. I can't just drop everything and go.

So yeah. I'm one pound up from my lowest. Inexplicable. The only thing I can figure is that the dried prunes I"ve been eating to stay regular are contributing too many calories. I will have to find some kind of solution. Because mealwise, I've been sterling. Not eating between meals. Not cheating in any way.

Today my daughter and I took another walk. We didn't go quite as far this time because my daughter hadn't eaten and she got lightheaded so we headed home so I could cook her some Cream of Wheat. The good news is that my hips did not get so excruciatingly painful in the past time or two of walking Maybe that was just the ticket they needed to become fully functional. I just had to press through the pain and keep walking until they loosened themselves up.

My daughter is very sad and distraught. SHe has left her boyfriend of two years and is once more living here with us. She is suffering agonies of indecision wondering if she's done the right thing. Poor kid. All I can say is "Thank the Lord I'm not 21 anymore." I don't care what anyone says. The twenties are hell. At least they were for me and they have been for her. I pray things turn around for her and she finds out what it is she is to do in life.

I'm reading Eat for Health now. I need some new inspiration. Now that my weight loss has slacked off it's hard to keep my momentum. I know I am getting healthier although it has not yet really touched my PsA as he (Dr Fuhrman) said that it eventually will. I wonder if I ever really will be able to lose weight while taking the medicines that I am. It must be possible. I would hate to be condemned to fatness. lol

I should start taking my blood pressure so that I know when to try to come off of one of my HTN meds. I currently take 4 meds for blood pressure. That's just a sick amount.....but that is what it took to get it under control. I will take my BP cuff out this evening so I can begin to monitor it.

Keep your chins up Sparkies. It's a long hot trek but we will make it if we do not quit and turn back.
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  • _LINDA
    I always feel better when I get moving -you do loosen up a bit for sure Your daughter's cloud is your silver lining -its great you have her home with you! Stick with what you have been doing, it was working for you. A stall in weight loss happens to everyone. Sometimes your body just needs some time to adjust.
    Keep up the great work!!
    2692 days ago
  • ANGRITTER
    We CAN do it, and you are living proof of that!

    I am so sorry your darling daughter has broken it off with her long-term love. It's a sad thing, but I am sure she thought about it thoroughly. Every time I am in a relationship, I wake up one day and say "do I want to live like this for the rest of my life", and the day that answer is NO, I start making changes. I am always up for giving second chances, but change is not a one-sided agreement! And who knows that better than you, who have been married a long time and know it has its ups and downs.

    I am so happy to hear you are getting out to walk. That means the weather is letting up as well. I walked 6 yesterday and 4 miles today... after walking my tail off in Wal-Mart (dealing with their pharmacy stupidity), buying a new mattress set, and scheduling my car for about $1000 worth of work to be done tomorrow. So I am having a huge anxiety attach due to spending money. I just can't get used to having any money, but the car and the bed were MUST HAVES. And while my mother and I went to look and compare prices and such, we found a great bed on sale in the first store (and I tried them all - even the ones that were $4000!!! WHAT??). And the guy at the tire dealer was super nice and I was encouraged that he didn't treat my mother and I like dithering idiots. I told him I was a mechanic's daughter and could do the brakes myself, but since they are putting on tires and I am in SEVERE pain, I am going to let them do it for me. I have the money, so I am going to use it for goodness sake!

    Hugs to you, dearest! I am happy your baby is there to keep you company and keep you moving and to help out with the things you are unable to do. And I am sure that she is happy that you are her mother and have welcomed her home with open arms. That's the best thing about mothers... we can always come home to them, and they HAVE to love us brats!

    Peace for your this evening and I hope some pain relief as well. Take care, honey!
    2692 days ago
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    We can do it darling .. it just take a wee bit longer and a lot of determination.. My back and hips still hurt when I walk.
    If I don't walk I can't move and I will be in worse pain. so i might just as well walk.
    Much Love , and know that i am thinking of you .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2692 days ago
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