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Monday, May 20, 2019

I am doing fine with the activity. Hitting right at my goal of 10 running miles per week. Getting plenty of steps. Not enough sleep; average of 6 hours, 10 minutes this week;l keep waking up too early. Resting heart rate has been over 60 since 5k 9 days ago. Scale is the highest it has been for several years. Right now I am in the waiting room, soon to have a shoulder x-ray. Some of the weight is swelling and inflammation. Not sure if the meds I am now on 3x a day causes water retention but I often gain when I am on meds -- or is it comfort eating? Either way, time to be more diligent about tracking food. Pre-planning usually helps some, too. I will be 70 years old here in less than 3 weeks, and I do not intend to get back to a BMI of under 21. But I would like to go down about 3 pounds; at the very least, quit gaining. I am committed to live happy while I address the shoulder and weight issues!
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    Tracking is such a big thing for me. It motivates me
    149 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Hope you get some rest and your shoulder feels better soon.
    149 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Great way to set and reach your progress!!!! You do so well and are such an inspiration to so many! And you won't quite catch up to me....I will be 71 this coming up year and it is so hard for me to believe! You are doing so well and I'm so proud to know you!!!
    150 days ago
    Meds, lack of sleep, swelling . . . you've got this for sure.
    150 days ago
    Hope the shoulder pain can be resolved.

    Great experience shared in the comments. I'm also wondering about the pain's connection to sleep and the increased resting heart rate.

    You're an experienced maintainer, are aware of current challenges, will address them and the body will settle at it's natural weight.

    Take care!

    150 days ago
    So sorry for the shoulder pain Marsha.

    When I have pain of any kind in my body I wake up too early. I wonder if that is what is happening to you as well emoticon
    150 days ago
    I feel your pain. Every time I go on a new medication, my body gets confused. My weight either goes up a few pounds or drops a pound. In an effort to take me off of a medication that causes weight gain, the doctor has me "experimenting" with other medications. The one she gave me made me feel awful. I see her again this Thursday. I suspect she will suggest another one. My orthopedist pain management doctors have been trying to give me pain medication that has fewer controlled substances in it. (There are new laws regarding pain medications.) I've tried two so far that make me nauseous. (At least the nausea kills my appetite). My weight goes up 2-3 pounds and down 2-3 pounds. It can be so frustrating!
    150 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    150 days ago
    You are doing amazing Marsha. Hope you get a good report from your Dr. Medications can certainly throw you off, especially certain ones. Not getting a good sleep also causes issues with weight gain. Its something I struggle with all the time. Wishing you continued good health and enjoyable runs!
    150 days ago
    Sounds like you are dealing with life in general terms which sounds good to me. Happy early Birthday wishes to you!
    150 days ago
    I was just thinking about what you’ve overcome when I saw a message that you had posted. Good luck with your doctor’s visit and with returning to the sweet spot ONEKIDSMOM spoke about! You’ve overcome all that problem with the skin on your feet and the stress fractures and the concerns about falling, plus you’ve ben there for your granddaughters on good days and bad. You WILL celebrate your birthday on an even keel, I just know it. Thanks for the consistent honesty of your posts. They help us all “keep it real.”
    150 days ago
    Finding that sweet spot, where we are happy with our level of activity, and content with our food plans... *and* it leads to our body's natural weight, whatever that is. It's easy to spot the extremes of "waaaaay too high". Somewhat easy to find "uncomfortably low" on the scale. Finding the way to hold that "happy medium", especially as our bodies change and our activity levels change... without using food overmuch to comfort... well, not necessarily so easy, is it?

    I'm right there with you, Marsha! emoticon
    150 days ago
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