Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday stuff and other stuff...

Gosh I started out bad at poker again but finally rebounded.  I ended up only losing fourteen bucks.  Believe me it was a whole lot worse earlier.  I just don't have my grove on I don't guess.  Maybe it'll change after the cruise.

Is everybody ready for turkey day tomorrow?  It's going to be a hard day for me, I am so thankful to have time with old chuckie duck to help me through the day.  They say the firsts of everything are the hardest.  I don't know.  I'll tell you next year when I see if it gets easier.

Dr. Wacks was so happy with me yesterday.  My blood pressure was 105/76.  On no meds.  Can you imagine?  

I talked to him about something else to.  I know how to overeat and I know how to diet.  What I don't know is how to eat normally and maintain a weight.  I know I'm not quite ready for that yet but will be sometime in the hopefully near future.  He told me to stay on my 1200 calories and when I go out somewhere eat pretty much what I want - within reason.  I know this must sound really dopey to most of you that have never fought weight but to me it is very real.  And very scary.  

I read that only about 5% of people that lose weight keep it off.  I want to be in that minority.  I want it really bad.  I have to think on this a spell and come up with a plan.  With me?

Have a wonderful Wednesday y'all.  I know I will too.  I'm going to start packing!


  1. Great news about your blood pressure !
    You must feel great now.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Great on the blood pressure. And I understand on the weight thing. I really do. And it will prob be including a few more things back into your food changes. I am laughing as I battle my weight. I could not loose and have lost 30 since june, and becoming pregnant. I can eat more and have a reason to gain and I can not gain weight. When I want to loose I gain and when I want to gain I loose.

  3. Oh, I understand the scary part of it all too well. I've dropped the weight TWICE. I managed to keep it off both times for about 8 years. Then I started getting lazy and allowing myself to cheat. A lot. 5 pounds here, 5 pounds there... and then I was fat again. bugger. I also want to be in the minority!

    I finally allowed myself to drop out of Weight Watchers. I was no longer using their recipes as I've found a bunch online and I was only tracking my food half of the time. Not worth the monthly fee. I lost the weight before without it and so I shall again. I know how to eat. It's all about sensible choices and substitutions. I think of it as my daily budget. Can't spend more than I have.

    I'll be thinking about you and Chuck tomorrow. I do think it will help a lot to be together and I think it will be really good for you at Fern House to know that you are helping so many who are also going through the toughest battles of their lives. Something that meant everything to Chuck in getting his life back and that also meant so much to you and Sarge. It's a wonderful program!

    great big hugs xoxo

  4. You little gambler, you! ;)
    I'm with you. I always need to loose some poundage. I do good and then let go. Up and down, up and down. I do not have a hundred pounds to loose, but it's always around twenty. Hard to keep off, that's for sure :)
    You go girl with that awesome BP check!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Duck!
    Hugs from Ohio,

  5. You are very fortunate, Bee, that you have opportunities to keep busy all the time, card games, take a cruise, re-decorate--just have things to look forward to. I do not have those options, so I have a lot of empty hours, BUT--I will be with a daughter and my sister tomorrow and for that I am very thankful. The holidays will be tough for us and I think, from now on those special days will be tough, but it's the "everyday" that is getting a bit easier for me. At least, I'm not sad everyday anymore and for that--I am thankful too. Onward and upward--ever forward!

  6. I know tomorrow will be hard for you, but you and OCD will be together...and you will feel Sarge's presence...when you really, really want the real deal. Extra hugs to you. Stay strong. Lotsa folks love ya, including me...

  7. Bee, our success is because we know we can and our relatives and friend will also be behind us. I worry about the same thing Bee, when I get done to my weight I want to be and will I be able to stay there. I think knowing now how to use this method you gave me, even if I gain a couple pounds I know now how get it it off. I find that helps me think that later when I'm done in my weight, I can stay there.
    You and Chuck have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and don't worry, Charlie will be there looking down with you and that turkey. See you.


  8. Bee, My daughter would always have photos of mom and dad, my brother, his wife and my first love (the father of my children)sitting where everyone could see them. That was her tribute to those that could not be to Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you have a great day with Duckie. Bee, you know you are not a quitter, you will do fine. If one day you feel as if you may have over done it, just cut back the next day. So glad about your xo, Susie

  9. Down one more pound, that's splendid, Bee! In five or six months, as far as maintenance eating, at that time go on a 1500 calorie a day 'diet', with Sunday lunch as your 'treat' meal (only one thing at lunch with fat or sugar or lots of carbs), continue to exercise, and you should be fine.
    Because really its about a healthy lifestyle that keeps you maintaining your weight.
    So you can tell yourself that you are still dieting, because that's what you know how to do and what you are good at, it will just be a very slightly modified diet to stay on course.

    The blood pressure results are excellent. It is good to be taking as few meds as possible because the side effects all create complications on their own.
    When you want to go off the anti-depressant, you'll probably feel even better, as well.

    The 'firsts' of everything are very very hard. But also know that a year, (and 365 days is very brief when compared to a 44 year happy marriage) is just taking the edge off of the loss and the beginnings of facing the adjustment to all the changes.
    It is normal to still have hard days. That doesn't change the times when you feel content or happy or love life. It just means you are acknowledging that missing Sarge is part of life too.

    Glad that The Duck will be with you tomorrow.
    Hugs and more hugs

  10. I know tomorrow will be difficult for you. You'll make it though because you are one tough cookie. You have the Duck too and that's a good thing.

    A healthy diet has to be for the rest of your life. You can't just go back to eating the way you did before you lost all the weight. I've gone up and down for years. I'm just thankful it's the same 20 pounds. I know what to do, but I get my weight down and then think it's a free license to eat what I want. It never works.

    Have a terrific day packing honey. Big hugs from cold and rainy California. :)

  11. Congratulations on your success! No prescriptions is wonderful!

    My best wishes to you tomorrow.

  12. Ciaoooo!!!
    glad that your Thanksgiving Day is with old chuckie duck, so it'll be more serene!
    Your pressure is perfect, and no med is marvellous!!!

    Have a lovely Wednesday! (I thought it was yesterday!!!)

    Big hugs!!!

  13. WOW your BP is great with no meds!! I know exactly what you mean about eating normally, I have battled with my weight my whole life and I guess I always will. Scientist have now discovered there is such a thing as a 'fat gene' - I always knew it, I have it!

  14. I'm glad you and OCD will be together tomorrow. You will be able to draw on each others' strength. I understand the scariness of maintenance. But if there's one thing I know. You can do anything you set your mind to do.

    Big hugs from a wet, chilly PNW.

  15. You can do it. You can maintain. In my mind its the same concept of dieting, only your goal is different. You want the scale to stay the same. So you set your calorie range for the day, taking into account your exercise plan and you get to eat a bit more than you have been. Same healthy food, just a bit more of a serving. Or maybe something else that you haven't had, like a real hot dog. But still eating smart the rest of the day. I know its hard, because for me if I allow one "splurge" I feel like it opens the flood gates.
    But you can do it, you are smart and determined. And you know what can happen if you don't.


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