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  • arniedog74arniedog74 Posts: 1,788Member Member Posts: 1,788Member Member
    Lana- I have thought about joining short term...I follow a WW group on FB...I was told about an App "itrackbites" it tracks points and is much cheaper ($30ish for a year) you can do it for free, but it doesn't show points unless you pay (of course) I do not have support from DH... he sees no reason for me to lose weight and shoves food in my face, every chance he gets.. he is the type that gained 20lbs over the winter, worked a month and lost it all...GRRR... grateful that he loves me for who I am... just would be nice, if he were more understanding and supportive....

    Tracey- love the dress! You look great!
  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
    8137 total steps

    Also emailed the department that may help me get into State employment using my disability. I have the certification but need to be "upgraded" so I can take exams online. They thanked me for my patience, so I will check in a couple of days.....small steps but need to take them.

    Wishing all a good night.
  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Posts: 3,536Member Member Posts: 3,536Member Member
    hickchic67 wrote: »
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    I totally get you.
  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Posts: 3,536Member Member Posts: 3,536Member Member
    Twiley510 wrote: »
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    Wearing this to a wedding on June 5th. Size 6. Down from 18W in October. We can do this!

    Wow! Congratulations you’ve worked hard to accomplish that.
  • Snowflake1968Snowflake1968 Posts: 3,536Member Member Posts: 3,536Member Member
    I had a very nice weekend away with my daughter, her fiancé and his family. I am so thankful that I was invited and that I have had the chance to meet his family before the wedding.

    This morning as I was reading through posts my husband said that there was a little boy about 2 or 3 years old walking on the street between the trailers and he didn’t see any adult around. I stood up and saw the little boy go into our neighbour’s yard.
    I went outside to help this little boy and found another one in our yard, probably 3 or 4.
    These boys both took my hands and we walked the whole trailer park trying to find where they belonged. They were only wearing pj’s and rubber boots. I asked anyone I met if they knew them, until I finally came up to a man who said that his wife had seen these two out on Saturday wandering around alone. I decided then that maybe the best thing I could do for these two was to call the police. So I did. I had been outside for over 40 minutes at this time and no one had come looking g for them. The police came and were going to take them to the station and call CPS.

    Shortly after Rodger and I decided to go out, as we were driving out the RCMP officer told us that they found where they belonged and told us the address in case it happens again.

    I hope these parents put a lock on their door so the kids don’t sneak out. I’ll worry about them now.
  • LanaCabana537LanaCabana537 Posts: 1,748Member Member Posts: 1,748Member Member
    8137 total steps

    Also emailed the department that may help me get into State employment using my disability. I have the certification but need to be "upgraded" so I can take exams online. They thanked me for my patience, so I will check in a couple of days.....small steps but need to take them.

    Wishing all a good night.

    Sara - We are all with you on this work thing. We all deserve to be in a job that we can stand and that doesn't hurt us in any way. Big hugs~~

    Lana
  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
    TUESDAY

    Good morning,

    Rain this morning and probably most of the day. Will try and get walking inside. Saw computer screen for me get delivered but my Sup went home early so I will ask today. Had "HR" dreams that looked like they were made in the 1950's - better than claim dreams.

    Snowflake - wow glad you had the sense to help the little ones. Calling the cops also gave them a paper trail (if they dont already have one).

    I found a dead baby bird walking the dog and with the rain and such I found someone willing (with medical gloves) to pick it up. Didnt want small children playing with it or dogs/cats contracting something from it. Some of us do, and some of us watch. Thank you Snowflake for being a do-er.

    Wave to all who follow, another day lurking.
    edited May 21
  • LanaCabana537LanaCabana537 Posts: 1,748Member Member Posts: 1,748Member Member

    Tracy in Tennessee!

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    You look marvelous! So glad you posted your photo. What a journey you've been on, with such determination and focus!

    Lana


  • LanaCabana537LanaCabana537 Posts: 1,748Member Member Posts: 1,748Member Member

    Tracey in Edmonton Alberta

    That is SOME story about the two children. Jeeeeeez.

    Lana
  • LanaCabana537LanaCabana537 Posts: 1,748Member Member Posts: 1,748Member Member
    arniedog74 wrote: »
    Lana- I have thought about joining short term... I do not have support from DH... he sees no reason for me to lose weight and shoves food in my face, every chance he gets.. just would be nice, if he were more understanding and supportive....

    Dawn

    Weight isn't just about looks - tell your DH that. Seriously.

    I kept my weight on for so long because my DH is obese, and he didn't care that I am fat. *kitten*

    The kick in the head was my Estrogen-Positive breast cancer 2016/2017. My weight contributed to my getting cancer, and I am a mess even now because of it. I am on a treatment/prevention plan which must suppress all estrogen my body makes - and it is made in fat cells. Because of the meds, I now have dangerously high blood pressure (getting treatment now), but those meds aren't working well. I feel tired and slow. I am getting tested this week to make sure my kidneys are functioning well enough - the anti cancer meds affect everything. I have a high risk of stroke! FFS!

    My point is of course that being at a high weight really can screw you later in life. It's not about how we look!

    *snapping fingers for Cabana Boys to put away soap box and megaphone*

    Lana

    243.6 today
    250.0 highest
    185.0 goal
  • suzu_2suzu_2 Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
    Twiley! Whoo Whoo!! You look awesome! Congratulations. You worked really hard and achieved terrific things - Looks for sure, but health, wellness, and quality of life most importantly.
  • amybkatherineamybkatherine Posts: 42Member Member Posts: 42Member Member
    Hi everyone!
    Hope you all are having a good Tuesday so far!
    This is my first time here in the thread, but I am definitely a Serial Starter. I find pockets of motivation and do really well for a while, but then something happens and I fall out.
    I'm working really hard to change that. I'm trying to make myself and my health more of a priority.

    Around this time last year, I was constantly bouncing back and forth between 228-225lbs. With a 1 year old, I was having a hard time focusing on myself. For the rest of the year, I loosely tried to diet/exercise when I could, and managed to slowly knock some weight off. Around October, I signed up for WW (for like the 3rd time) and I did really well for a while. In early February, I got myself down to 201.6lbs. The lowest I've weighed in like... 6-8 years.

    And then I lost my motivation.
    I struggle so much with overeating. And snacking.
    I love healthy foods. I love chicken breast, tofu, fruit, veggies.
    But my mind calls out for cheddar flavored snacks and I have a really hard time ignoring that.
    So since mid-February, I've gained and gained and now I'm back up to 228lbs again.
    UGH.
    But. Instead of just being totally down on myself, I'm trying to focus on making the changes I need to in order to sustain weight loss for life. My husband and I are both trying to make our health a priority, so it's great having his support. I just started seeing a psychiatrist who has spent 33 years working with clients with body image issues and eating disorders. I'm trying to work on being mindful and also being forgiving to myself.
    I've stumbled, sure.
    But each time I stumble, I learn.
    Now I just need to find a way to keep myself going instead of repeating the cycle!
  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
    amyb welcome and stop by and post to let us know how you are doing. at work so lurking.......
  • brennerjlbbrennerjlb Posts: 279Member Member Posts: 279Member Member
    Hello and welcome new people - great group here.
    Lana - I did not know your history - I am sorry you are having such struggles after beating cancer. That sucks. Cancer sucks. I will be sending healthy thoughts your way!
    As explained by DH also does not helpful in my journey. Doesn't sabatoge, but feels that we eat "just fine" Takes more will power and makes things more difficult.
    Have a grand Tuesday! Lurking...
    Lynn
  • LanaCabana537LanaCabana537 Posts: 1,748Member Member Posts: 1,748Member Member

    Just for the record, I went to UNC's urgent care/family medicine place. They doubled up one of my meds, which should help the blood pressure. I have a physical scheduled for June 7th. Yay.

    Lana
  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
    8339 total steps

    Seems my production log is missing and Sup thought I moved it, I dont know how, so I dont know if they have found it yet. Just one more thing. I have a "no drama Llama" plaque in my cubicle maybe it needs to be bigger.

    Lana - glad you went to urgent care and that you are getting a physical. Does that mean you have a pcp down there? PCP is main your physician you get specialist referrals from.

    Yuck no more work talk - lavender for me and cuddle up with Miss T

    Wishing all a good night.
  • hickchic67hickchic67 Posts: 695Member Member Posts: 695Member Member
    packing up for Jeep trip. new place. should be fun! not sure how the food choices are going to shake out. will keep my fingers crossed and protein bars in my backpack!
  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
  • Twiley510Twiley510 Posts: 185Member Member Posts: 185Member Member

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    NOW, the day after tomorrow is Friday. And a Friday before a long weekend at that! Stay strong, friends.

  • Tilliesmommy1Tilliesmommy1 Posts: 3,223Member Member Posts: 3,223Member Member
    WEDNESDAY

    Good morning,

    Rain ends soon so they say for awhile. Nice to sleep in.

    Drink your water - stops many of the urges to eat.

    Wave to all who follow. Lurking.
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