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Sunday, July 04, 2010

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Well today is weigh in day and I was anxious to see what the scale would say....... I started my vacation Friday and I have literally walked miles since Friday! I walked my dog to Petsmart which is just over 2 miles round trip Friday then I turned around and walked to a hardware store which was also just over 2 miles round trip. Saturday I took 2 of my dogs, Indy and Winston on walks for a mile each and worked out on the elliptical trainer......I've logged well over 10,000 steps a day. sooooooo I get on the scale this morning and it shows 164.4 not quite a pound since last Sunday........ I was disappointed with all this ramped up exercise I was hoping for at least 163.

When I was at my chiropractor's appointment last Wednesday he said he thought I should be down to at least 160 by now. It just isn't happening that fast. He also suggested that I go on some sort of medication that he says would guarantee I'd lose 30 pounds in 6 weeks, but he says that I'd have to stop exercising ....... no exercising at all not even walking and that I couldn't eat more than 500 calories a day. what?????? I struggle with eating 1200 calories a day... he says I won't want to eat........ I told him there hasn't been a day in my entire life that I haven't WANTED to eat......... I felt I was doing ok on my own and I was proud of myself, it is MY accomplishment and yeah a lot of hard work that got me from 190 to 164.4... yes I'd love it to go faster who doesn't??? ..... he said he wouldn't have made the offer if I didn't show I was doing the hard work to lose the 50 pounds to start and was making progress but now he said he knows it's tougher to lose the next 25 pounds and he since he knows I'm dedicated to my efforts he can help me reach my goal in 6 weeks now instead of another 6 months.

I feel like I've got that little angel/devil thing going on ....... angel telling me you're doing a great job and yeah you're not at 140 yet but you can do this ON YOUR OWN!!! the devil is telling me come on he's offering you the GOLDEN TICKET.... no work on your part and you'd reach your goal weight in 6 weeks not another 6 months........ what's wrong with you!!!!! take it!!!!!!!!! TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!

Then to see I've lost less than a pound after all my extra work..... what can I say? now that he told me about this option I've thought about it..... I said no thanks but now it's just there in the back of my mind......... it doesn't help that my body is hurting today from all the extra walking and working out.......

I don't know the name of the medication he was talking about but I researched some of that stuff and from what I read there can be dangerous side effects and one of them is related to blood pressure..... I already have high blood pressure and take medication for it....... I don't think it would be wise to take something that can increase my blood pressure or maybe affect medications I'm already taking.......

I KNOW the right answer is NO....... but it is tempting to take the easy path..... but is it still MY accomplishment?

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    Hey Suz!

    I admire your accomplishments and encourage you to continue moving forward. Listen to what your body tells you. If you're hungry, eat something healthy and at a resonable portion. I go over my calories once in a while but I'm still losing weight because of the choices. Did you know that if you eat a hundred calorie apple, it still takes 150 calories worth of energy for you to digest it? Eat the apple and lose 50 calories for eating it! It's called "negative calorie foods". Look them up. Broccoli, strawberries, and other foods that you eat that cost more calories to digest than the food itself are negative calorie foods that fill you up, or atleast curb appetite and help you stay on course. Keep going my buddy!!! I'm proud of what you are accomplishing.

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    3959 days ago
    I'm certaily no expert but had you thought ab out calorie cycling? There is a team on here and to idea is to alter your calories, up and down to trick your body into losing. WIth all the exercise you are doing, you are probably building muscle. But hey, you are doing great! WE get bogged down by the numbers on the scale. emoticon
    3960 days ago
    u did great not giving in to the temptation!!!and i agree u need to see someone new... emoticon
    3960 days ago
    I think you need to find a new chiropracter! Sounds like you're doing great following your own plan. You've made wonderful progress. Hang in there!
    3960 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2010 10:25:32 AM
    There must be a lot of people on this "magic pill" lately as I read another blog this morning. She said she stayed under 500 calories a day and didn't lose any weight this week. I think when you eat that little your metabolism slows down and on top of that I think if there are possible side effects I would definitely not want to try it.

    There is no such thing as an easy way out....I once toyed with the idea of gastric bypass but opted out of that idea when I heard of all the possible side effects of that.

    I have been on a plateau which seems like forever...and I know why...I just eat too much. I have increased by physical activity and I know some of my weight is increased muscle tone versus just fat. Now if I can just stay within my recommended (by spark people) calories I will be able to lose some weight. I have the added problem of sodium retention and sometimes I gain weight just cause I have eaten too much sodium which is very frustrating.... emoticon
    3960 days ago
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    I think Sweetie you should listen to yourself, I have never heard of a doctor telling you not to exercise and to eat only 500 calories a day emoticon
    3960 days ago
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