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Old 11-14-2012, 04:12 AM   #1231
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #1232
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #1233
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #1234
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Good morning! I've been super busy at work...this time of the year is hard for some of my clients. It can be so mentally draining for me as well and because of this I've been dreaming about clients and work the past couple of nights so my sleep is wayyy off. I didn't even want to weigh this morning but I need the accountability so I'll weigh tomorrow. As of yesterday I was down 2lbs.
I joined a support group at work to help with improving health while trying to lose weight. It's difficult to take time out now to attend the meetings as it's held in a different building on the other side of the county, but it is so worth it! I took from yesterday's meeting that I really need to gain a better relationship with food, without hard restrictions. Truthfully, when I gain I get into this strict weight loss mode, but history has shown that fast losses is not sustainable...for me. I need to get this. Others at the meeting are content and appreciate smaller losses, like 1-2lbs for the week whereas I'm trying to get that off in 2 days!! I've been praying and I think God has shown me a way to really work in this area with the support of others and the best part, it's free! They also have a motto for people struggling now to lose weight through the holiday seasons, "Maintain, don't gain".

I'll try to visit other journals later today. Happy Friday!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:36 AM   #1235
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That is wonderful Shari! I am glad you have some real life support along with all of us!..

Have a great day, and hope you can get some real rest tonight.. no more dreaming about things you really cannot change alone.. At least you are there for your clients.. and that is something!..
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #1236
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Hey Shari. Good to hear from you today. I'm so sorry your clients situation is causing a little stress in your life . I know how that can be. I'm sure they're glad to have a person like you in their life though. Stay strong! The support group you've joined sounds wonderful. Having solid support is a good thing. Just remember, we are ALL here for you as well.

Enjoy today and the weekend .
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #1237
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Thanks ladies for the love, I'm glad to have you all too.

Scale showed a nice loss...surprising but not snacking and/or overeating is really helping, thanks to the ptero and resveratrol. My car is in the shop for a tuneup...certainly not a good time with the holidays and my son's birthdays but it is what it is. Still thankful in so many other areas.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #1238
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #1239
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Hey Shari...hope you had a good weekend.

I need to follow that advice of maintaining, not gaining. Smh. LOL
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:24 AM   #1240
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Congrats Shari!! Hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:47 AM   #1241
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Happy Monday, Shari!

I hope you have a great week!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #1242
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:25 AM   #1243
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Hi ladies! I've been so busy...seems it's not enough hours in the day. On the road and goal to better health, I went for a health screening (free) at a wellness center offered through my job. I had fasting lab work done and met with a NP. I was able to get my glucose checked-84, B/P- 120/70, kidney and liver functioning is good, problem area...cholesterol is elevated...233 (should be under 200) so it's borderline high. My HDL which is the 'healthy' level is 77-good, but LDL was 149 (should be closer to 100). So right now, it's not high enough for meds but I'm in the borderline area so I need to work on this now. She highly recommended Cheerios (or like cereal) or oatmeal in the mornings which has shown to bring down the LDL over time. Of course, exercise is highly encouraged. She was very nice and helpful and offered for me to come back in 6-12 weeks to recheck my levels again after changes are made. My support group recommended this screening and I'm so glad I went.

On the weight front, I'm in the 'obese' category so she recommended some weight loss (of course) but didn't totally stress for me to get into the BMI range....she said even 150 (on the higher rang)e would be good for me..but optimally 141-145. So that's what I'll work on...right now though through this week I'm working on maintaining through the holiday season then after working on my goal to include exercise...I so need it with stress and all.

On another good note, my waist is 32 in which is under the 35 or under recommended for my age.

Working on a better me!!! I hope to be able to get to journals today. Happy Tuesday!
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:30 AM   #1244
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Oh and weight..I seem to fluctuate between 168-175. Sitting at 173 today (had salty food yesterday) so I've decided to just try to maintain within range now, start weight loss again after Thanksgiving
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:29 AM   #1245
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Wow Shari that is wonderful you had such an extensive health care screening! I am happy for you getting advice and going with it.. I know you can get to 150!! I would love to join you there!...

I am also with you on adding the exercise! I HAVE TO.. some sort of movement is going to be necessary.. we can get healthy and stay there, it will just take effort... haha.. of course!!..

Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!..
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:28 PM   #1246
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Shari, great job on the screening! Although you numbers are borderline, your ratio 3.03 (I took the libertly and plugged your results into this cool cholesterol ratio calculator) is under 5.0 . You are NOT at risk of Coronary Heart Disease!!!

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Good job and keep up the good work!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:30 AM   #1247
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Thanks Deb..yes, the screening is very helpful and I like the accountability of being able to go back in 12wks to get retested and see if my numbers come down.

Wow, thanks Meek for doing this!! That's really good to know!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 AM   #1248
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WOW is right!! Thanks Meek for that calculater... according to that, all my ratios are good or normal.. YAY!..

Hope you have a great day Shari!!! Are you off work today?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:45 AM   #1249
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WOW is right!! Thanks Meek for that calculater... according to that, all my ratios are good or normal.. YAY!..

Hope you have a great day Shari!!! Are you off work today?
Wonderful!! Thanks Deb yes, I'm off today but have a doc's appt. to get the IUD taken out... it's been 10 years already (have paraguard)!! I hope it doesn't hurt but I keep saying, if I made it through labor I can make it through this.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #1250
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Wonderful!! Thanks Deb yes, I'm off today but have a doc's appt. to get the IUD taken out... it's been 10 years already (have paraguard)!! I hope it doesn't hurt but I keep saying, if I made it through labor I can make it through this.
YOU BET YOU CAN!! anyone who makes it through labor can make it through anything!!! Good luck hon, I hope it is quick and uneventful!!..

Other than that, have a great ME day... oh and enjoy those boys!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:04 AM   #1251
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Good morning Shari! Enjoy your day off today - and best of luck at the doctor. Enjoy family time tomorrow - Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #1252
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Hi Shari. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wow, you've had your IUD in place for 10 years?!! I've encouraged majority of my friends to get the paraguard, but I haven't had one install yet I hope the removal process goes quickly.

Have a great day.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #1253
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Hope you are having a special day Shari!.. enjoy ..
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #1254
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Well the IUD removal wasn't painful...I'd say just a bit uncomfortable for a few seconds. And I won't go into further details since this is not the place but let's just say it worked very well.

I traveled to Richmond on Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time! I love spending time with my family and close friends...I didn't want it to end. It's moments like this I wish I lived closer but then when family drama hits, I'm glad I'm not too close.

I ate some really good food, for days and days, really until I left on Sunday. I didn't even want to weigh but I did this morning and it's not as bad as I'd anticipated so I'll take that small gift.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #1255
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That is great!!! Good to hear you enjoyed yourself so much, and I sure can relate to the family drama!! Sometimes being a bit further away is a good idea..

Glad you didn't do much damage!!... Have a great day!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #1256
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The power or prayer, please put me in them. I got news from my Gyn that some tests came back not so good. Further evaluation and referral to another specialist is needed. Of course, silly me googled what the results could mean and it's scary the endless possibilities. I go for part one of the recommended tests Monday.
I'm really anxious and nervous...
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:01 AM   #1257
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The power or prayer, please put me in them. I got news from my Gyn that some tests came back not so good. Further evaluation and referral to another specialist is needed. Of course, silly me googled what the results could mean and it's scary the endless possibilities. I go for part one of the recommended tests Monday.
I'm really anxious and nervous...
Prayers being sent right now!!! I know how the waiting is so stressful. Please take care of yourself and try not to worry - it doesn't do any good until you know for sure what is going on. Take a deep breath and know we will all be praying for you!
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #1258
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Oh Shari, no more bad news!!!! you are right and the power of prayer is amazing.... try not to worry!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #1259
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Hello Shari. Just popping in to say hey and wish you the best on your journey. You have come so far already! And I'm going to pray for you during this difficult time that you are having. I know you want to look up every and any possibility but you and I know that that probably won't make you feel any better. Put it in gods hands girl. I'm sure everything will be ok and even if it's not, it's still ok. Just put your faith and trust in Him.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:30 AM   #1260
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I second what Roszina says... put it is god's hands. Thinking of you today Shari... praying for peace in your heart...
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