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The Weighting Game

Monday, October 23, 2017

Two weeks ago I went to visit my dad for 5 days. It was a gustatory field day. We both like to eat and we both are attempting to lose weight. I had a definite "vacation mindset" and since I can't afford a cruise, I partied by eating my dad's (very good) cooking...plus we went out three times. ALSO, I drank a lot more fluid than I'm supposed to.

When i got home I was horrified to see that I weighed 204...whereas not long ago I weighed 191.
My belly looked like I was very pregnant. It is important to note that some people carry excess fluid in their legs and ankles. I carry it in my gut.

So I spent several days hating myself. And then today, I had taken my diuretic early on and already gotten rid of fluids that had accumulated overnight. I weighed myself and 199!! Still a weight gain but I'm so very happy to be back in Onederland. I had not been over 200 since last October when my mom died and I lost a lot of weight while grieving.

I know that I need to reduce my fluid intake and that that is critical to my weight loss journey even more than diet is because it will be an ongoing struggle for the rest of my life.
(If you have questions about my fluid restriction look at the last two posts before this one).

I've been on the fringes of SparkLand...not really participating but not leaving either. My friendships here are important to me and I would stay if only for that. If this new medication I am on works enough so that I can tolerate some weight on my ankles, then maybe I will attempt exercise again. Right now my shoulders, hip, elbows, feet and ankles are all very painful and the Spinal pain is worst of all. If this medicine helps all that, then I will be able to at least walk around a bit and maybe can do steps again.

So for now it's a waiting game. Trying to reduce what I put into my body and dealing with pain, praying for a medicine that works.
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  • LUCYCAN7
    Glad to hear you are back in Onderland Cynthia emoticon
    Praying for you the medication will help you and you can get a
    handle on what you put in your body,it is hard very hard! emoticon
    I know you can and WILL!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1063 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So feeling your pain :-( Hope that medicine starts working sooner than later. Life is too short not to enjoy yourself, your time with your Dad and yes, even your food. You have been amazingly successful in losing any weight you gain in spite of not being able to exercise. I will be in trouble when I can no longer exercise. Its really a struggle getting out of bed in the morning and getting to it. If I really want to work it I have to take the oxycontin :-( I really want to get off the toxic chemicals. They are finally letting me get off methotrexate after 30 years of being on it, but was told to go slowly, one tablet minus for a few months. While I have read over and over that chemotherapy kills more people than it cures, apparently there is a new study out saying Mtx actually has a protective effect against heart disease. Would like to know if it was sponsored by a drug company.. You have proven success with eating clean (Eat To Live). I am not quite on the bandwagon as I still indulge in chips and dark chocolate. I will bet if I cut those out I would lose the belly fat in no time. But they are the only treat I allow myself. You have to treat yourself well mentally as well as physically or nothing will work. My shoulder was really aggravated from the ST I did yesterday, but happy to report my Massager actually helped with that as I had it on all evening. I woke up with less pain there. I have not tried it on my back as its difficult to get the pads to stick there and not get brushed off by my clothing and sitting down on them. Do you have a TENS or can you get one? I realise you would need about six of them to cover everything, but it may be a good distraction for some of the worst stuff. It feel great on the places I have had it on.
    I am glad you came back here to let us know how you are doing.
    Know you are always thought of and prayed for.
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    1063 days ago
  • JANNY316
    I am sorry about your fluid issues. And I hope that some new medications will give you some relief in the very near future.
    I get the frustration thing when you have a chronic illness and it seems like you are stuck. I too have walked away from Spark a few times, but I find that if I am connecting with others, trying to better my health, and the emotional support is so much better than just giving in; for me anyway.

    Hang in there!

    Hugs,
    janny
    1064 days ago
  • OVERDUECHANGE
    Welcome back to Onederland.

    I've been feeling a little trapped here, and after getting within 3lbs of my goal, I regained 7lbs. ~sighs~ BUT, the important thing like with my previous stumbles, is to keep going and not be hard on myself. I have the rest of my life to maintain, that will involve ebbs and flows.

    Best of luck with the fluid issues.
    1064 days ago
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