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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:26 am

No progress on weight AT ALL, and haven't exercised to speak of since before Thanksgiving, but I did go for a ridiculously long walk Saturday with my sister. She told me at the beginning that she planned to walk 9000 steps on this walk around my neighborhood, which is all hills. I was sure I wouldn't make it that long. I walked a 5k 13 years ago when I was on chemo, but haven't walked that far at once since. But I followed along behind her like a puppy, and ended up with over 6000 for the walk, which is about 2 1/2 miles. Doing it only once is not going to help me a bit, I know. And it's too cold to go for walks in the morning right now. (I know I'll get no sympathy for that, because it's usually in the low 40s at 6 a.m.) But someone just reminded me of my Wii Fit, which I haven't used in a long time. I think I will try it tomorrow.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby SDR » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 04:08 pm

I gained about 14 pounds total but I've shed 9 of those, so:

378.2/383.0/369.9/299.9

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby KMD » Thu 14 Jan, 2016 08:43 pm

178/180/175/130

Frustrated because I got back on the good eating train at the beginning of the new year, and instead of losing, I'm gaining. :cry:
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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Fri 15 Jan, 2016 12:02 pm

I'm at the point now where I'd give up, except that I don't want to buy new pants, and I'm struggling with them now. I don't understand why it has to be so hard.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 21 Jan, 2016 02:26 pm

It's happening again. I get determined, bring my lunch and snacks, and someone brings in something irresistible. Yesterday the boss brought croissants with cream cheese and jalapenos. I was able to resist those. She also brought donuts, which don't really even appeal to me, except she told me she'd gotten an old-fashioned just for me, because she knows that's the ones I like. I thought maybe I could eat just a half, but no, I couldn't. Today she brought In N Out burgers! I did make the sacrifice of not choosing one with cheese, so that should count for something. Oh, and another coworker brought crescent rolls with cream cheese and lemon filling. I only ate one, but boy, was it good! I dutifully ate my grapefruit and my grapes, though. And maybe tomorrow something will change.

Oh, I did get the Wii Fit out again and did a little exercise yesterday and today. I haven't walked my hills since before Thanksgiving, except two weeks ago when I walked with my sister. It's hard. I'm lazy.

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Postby SDR » Thu 21 Jan, 2016 03:49 pm

Hang in there, you can do it!

If I remember correctly from this morning's weigh in:

383.0/376.4/369.9/299.9

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby KMD » Thu 21 Jan, 2016 07:10 pm

Yes Momma, hang in there! You can do it!

And Go SDR!
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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:56 am

Today is so ridiculous it's funny. We were talking about how determined we are, no more junk, and then the skinny principal mentioned that she forgot her lunch, so Renee went on a donut run. A donut run! Since she asked first if I wanted one, I just said no and don't even have to look at them, but I'm beginning to suspect that the determination of those around me is not strong enough to support me. I'm glad I've got a little bit of my own (today).

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Mon 01 Feb, 2016 01:22 pm

I'm up to 189. I'm disgusted with myself. I came in to work this morning and told my coworkers they had better not bring me lunch and dessert for my birthday! I have said that before, so they "surprise" me with chicken enchiladas and cheesecake, and I eat and eat, and usually it's after I've already eaten my lunch (I get here at 7:00, and 12:30 is just too late for lunch) so I have double lunch. Yes, I should be able to control myself! That's why I'm disgusted. But then it's hard to say "No, thank you" when they have brought something specifically for me. But this time they KNOW, in no uncertain terms, that I do not want lunch or dessert. I said they could bring a spinach salad if they want.

I have a dr. appointment next week to check on my disease. I'm supposed to go every three months, but I haven't been in since July or August, because I keep thinking I need to lose weight so they don't yell at me. If they do, I'm just going to tell them life is rough, and at least I've got a high point to start from, so surely next time I go in I'll have lost some. This is ridiculous.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Wed 03 Feb, 2016 01:18 pm

The coworker who is the most concerned about her weight (she's much bigger than I am) recently bought some diet pills because she just can't stand it any more. And today she brought enchiladas for all of us. NO THANK YOU.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby KMD » Wed 10 Feb, 2016 08:56 pm

Sorry I hadn't updated in a while. Something got stuck on my browser, and it kept showing me as the last person to post in this thread. And I hate posting immediately after myself, makes me feel like I'm having a conversation with a wall.

Anyway, my weight has been all over. One week 177, the next 180, then back to 177. But my big news is, an old complaint flared up this past week, and I got to my doctor, and she is clueless as to what's going on, so she's referring me on to a gastro, who is going to 'scope me and see what is going on in my tummy. That is the "polite for company" way of wording it, the situation itself gets gross, so I'll spare everyone the details. I'm just excited a doctor is taking this seriously and is going to investigate, and I really hope he finds something. Anything!
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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby SDR » Wed 10 Feb, 2016 10:15 pm

376.4/374.0/369.9/299.9

Sandee was diagnosed with celiac's disease a couple weeks ago, which has thrown off our food patterns a bit. Seem to be stabilizing though. I was up but now net back down.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 11 Feb, 2016 12:07 pm

My doctor didn't say a word about my weight. I was all ready for him with an attitude, but then I didn't need it. Unfortunately, I don't think he paid much attention to anything else, either. He ordered the regular blood tests and then I was out of there, pretty much. I hurt my hip/leg last week falling down, and he hardly even let me show him where it hurts before he decided it's sciatica, because I said it starts in my hip and goes down my leg. This is NOT sciatica, I've had sciatica. I didn't press the point because I'm sure there's nothing he can do about whatever it is, anyway. But then I was looking at my lab order when I was making the appointment, and saw that my main diagnosis is ... congenital syphilis. I saw it a few months ago, too, and contacted the doctor and he himself told me he'd fix it, but he hasn't. It's never been on the lab order before, though. Now I'll go into the lab and they'll look at that and think I'm some kind of lowlife. Or, I guess, since it says congenital, they'll think my parents are lowlifes. I can't get through on the phone, and they didn't call me back after I left a voice mail yesterday. I'm beginning to think that no matter how cute my doctor is, I need a rheumatologist after all for my disease.

Anyway, KMD, I'm glad you got the attention you deserve. Let's all keep trying, shall we?

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby KMD » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 08:15 pm

Been holding steady at 178 for 2 weeks now. But I really need to add some exercise. Doing any amount of walking right now is wearing me out.

On the gastro front, nothing but bad news. Long story short, no gastro in town will see me, because I went to one last year and had a colonoscopy, and now I am labeled as "her patient" so no one else will touch me, no matter how much I tell them how awful my experience with that doctor was. So, I'm kind of stuck. :|
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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 25 Feb, 2016 11:34 am

Are you kidding? :x They won't see you because you're technically someone else's patient? That is about the most ridiculous doctor-related thing I've ever heard. Is it your insurance, or the doctors themselves who don't want to steal each other's patients?

I've been on the Wii Fit every day for 5 1/2 weeks, although not anywhere near long enough each day. A few times I've gone outside for a walk afterwards, but usually I do the step thing and sometimes a free run, around and around my downstairs. But my legs hurt all the time, so it's hard. And today I got up and weighed myself, 189 again (after having been down yesterday) and I went back to bed for 25 more minutes. Fatty fatty fatty. I'm depressed about some other stuff, and I'm depressed about this, and I don't like it.

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Postby SDR » Thu 25 Feb, 2016 12:13 pm

I can't understand how that could possibly happen. I'm not doubting you, just can't understand. Are you in a town of 1000? Are you living in the 1800s?

Perhaps you could ask them how they know these things since HIPPA should prohibit the sharing of medical data you've not authorized. Or perhaps you're better off without them (as frustrating as it understandably is).

Unbelievable good news for me a few minutes ago:

374.0/371.6/369.9/299.9

I have no idea how this happened, because on top of the couple of weeks of dietary fluctuation from Sandee's mandated change of diet, I went a little crazy this last week. Quite a bit more fast food than I'd been having. This morning I decided to get back on the wagon, as it were, so I weighed in to have a new baseline and that was my baseline. Possibly my scale is wrong, but I don't think it is after two weigh ins. For now I'm going with it.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 25 Feb, 2016 12:36 pm

Way to go, Scott! I hope Sandee's issues are calming down. Celiac disease would be a terrible thing, maybe even worse than diabetes, if we're just considering the foods one can't eat.

I don't eat much bread anymore, but I do eat a lot of other things that would be prohibited. I don't know why it has to be so hard.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby KMD » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 10:27 am

Yeah, I was really surprised too. I have moved to the largest city in the state, lots of docs, usually the top in the state. Everyone comes here for specialists, that's why I even brought up this old complaint! But no, I am labeled as her patient, and my only choices are to a) see the doc I don't like (not completely true, I liked her, but her staff was awful) b) call other gastros directly and beg them to see me. Or c) go out of town. Which is not appealing when you know said tests are going to require fasting and being knocked out. So, I've just decided I've dealt with this for years, I'll keep dealing with it. But my hubbie had a good point. In 5 years I'm due another colonoscopy. Who will I see then? Dunno. Got 5 years to figure that out.

Back to the weight loss thing!

178/181/?/175 So, I've had several people at work commenting that I look like i am losing even more weight. My clothes feel like I have lost more. I have been sticking really good to the diabetic diet. But the scale tells a different story. I call it "liar".
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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 11:31 am

I call my scale "jerk." Do you know it had the nerve to put me up at 190 one day? I think I have the right to lose weight. I think I'm entitled to it, in fact. I am eating fruits and vegetables every day (and I don't mean bananas and corn, I'm talking grapefruit and cantaloupe and bell peppers and snap peas) and not eating even half the stuff these coworkers keep bring. Oh, what about the cookies at night, you say? What about THAT? Well, it's just not fair.

I think I'm back down to 188, though, and will keep trying, as soon as the cookies are gone.

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Re: The Village's Mutual Improvement Society

Postby Momma Snider » Thu 17 Mar, 2016 09:49 am

Still trying. I realized that it was my weight that was making me so depressed every single day, because that's the first conscious thought of the day, when I step on the scale. I hit 192 last Friday, but then I realized that I hadn't taken my blood pressure/diuretic for a couple of days, so that accounted for a pound or two. It didn't make me feel any better to know that, though. But I've been very conscientious, I'm doing at least some exercise virtually every single morning, and I'm at 186.6 today.

I said I'd start trying again once the cookies were gone, and I did!

How are you guys doing?


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