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Back on the horse

Friday, June 14, 2013

So these last couple of months have been very rough. Very. Rough. The medication I was taking to control my multitude of mental disorders also caused me to be super sluggish (on one, I was sleeping 10-14 hours per day), and another one caused me to gain 8 lbs. in a month. emoticon I nearly started crying in the doctor's office when I got on the scale. The good part? I've been off those meds for about 2 weeks now and my weight has stabilized greatly so that I've relost those 8 lbs. This has made me feel much better and confident. emoticon

My currents goals are more modest, but doable:

1) Walk or exercise with videos for 1 hour per week. I have a lovely trail outside of my apartment, and it's nice to walk it while listening to an audio book. It's quite peaceful and relaxing, as well.

2) Start tracking my food again on spark people, even if it's only one meal per day. I found that the tracking really helped me loose weight before, BUT I was spending so much time on that that I wasn't exercising. So, here's to a new start. I haven't given up yet!
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    Hi, DUCKTURNIP! So glad you are back...though I'm sorry these meds have created such unwanted problems for you. So many of them are problematic for us, aren't they? Well, it's good you have been able to go off the meds that were creating the difficulties; it sounds like you'll be able to pursue your goals so much more easily now. I do love audio books! Aren't they great? And walking while listening to one - or even doing housework or cooking - is my idea of a pleasant way to pass that time.

    I found that tracking my food was the one essential that helped me get rid of all my unwanted weight. For me, it was even more crucial than exercising...and even while maintaining my weight, it's something I have to do every day. But I don't mind; it's enabled me to keep off that weight (so far...knock on wood ;).

    Here's to your new beginning...and who doesn't love a wonderful Spark name like DUCKTURNIP? Awww!! emoticon - Susan
    2537 days ago
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