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  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 670Member Member Posts: 670Member Member
    Morning gals,

    Yesterday was not a good day with my wristSo I was in pain most of rest of the day. I think I was most upset because I'm still in pain. And then I realized the doctor wouldn't have given me Pain meds if they didn't think it would her once in a while. Trying to learn how to ask for help balance the hard one.

    @trooworld Glad you had a good time for your hubbies birthday. Burger sound good about right now LOL.

    @its_cleo LOL,I had to laugh at your post It's One of the many reasons I don't like animals I have an was because I have people who live with me like animals that could be one of the only things my sister and I are alike in, LOL. I do hope nothings wrong seriously with your cat, But also don't feel guilty...when we do things out of guilt and usually is not good. I always wanted one of those treadmills that showed pictures of the trees and mountains when I was hikingBecause I don't like walking outside but I do like the view.

    @TrishasTime I am glad you made an appointment. Make sure to take care of you. There's only one of you and we don't want to lose you.

    @theslightedgeforever My cast is pink. Do you like your WW scale? After breaking my wristI'm interested in my bones. I think the good news this is thatYou're all these x-rays no one has said thatMyPhones are badBecause I been diagnosed with osteopenia me a few years back,I started taking vitamin K and I think that it's helped.

    Cbabie
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  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 757Member Member Posts: 757Member Member
    @cbabie, I’m sorry you're in pain. <3 You need to get your doctor to give you meds to help! Carb Manager is a website where you can count your calories and macros. It’s much like MFP calorie counting section but I like CM better for counting my net carbs. Plus, it grades my food choices and that is interesting to me. The give onions an F! So sad for me!! :'(

    @TrishasTime, I’m glad you are going to go see someone to help you. I sure hope they can get to the cause of your pain! <3

    @theslightedgeforever, I can’t wait to hear your review of Toy Story 4!! I told hubby last night that I wanted to go see it. :)

    @its_cleo, I am so sorry that your kitty is giving you such a hard time. Have you looked into one of those pet dishes that are made for fast eaters? I agree that you might have to take him to the vet and get to the root cause of this behavior. You didn’t gross me out! ;)

    @trooworld, I hope the physical was without issues. Soooo did you eat lighter or did you indulge? Hungry minds want to know!! :D

    Happy Saturday! I don't have much planned for today which is nice for a change. :) So, I was looking at my weight tracker this morning and finding it very interesting. The scale started moving when I began intermittent fasting at the end of February but then it stalled out. When I decided to go off sugar and then to start limiting my carbs, I have lost 6 lbs since June 2nd. That is so huge for me and very motivating! And I had Mexican this week!! :p I just pray it won't stall out and that it keeps moving down. I want to be in Onderland so bad!! B)

  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @its_cleo It didn't gross me out. :) As a pet owner, I'm used to that sort of thing. How's Griffen doing?

    @theslightedgeforever Yeah my Fitbit scale was SUPPOSED to show all of that except bone mass, but it quit doing it after the first year (right after the warranty expired!). I hope the rain goes away. Enjoy the movie!

    @TrishasTime the lunch was so/so...it was a chain restaurant and mediocre food. It wasn't worth it really. I got a cheeseburger and shared some fries. Meh. I'm glad you are seeking help.

    @cbabie That's true, cbabie. I do the same thing: the doc gives me pain meds for something and then I don't take them. Take them, they give them to you for a reason! :) I am sure you will learn your balance. The burger was meh. But I loved spending time with my hubby.

    @TeresaW1020 The physical was fine and he even gave me kudos for losing 10 lbs since my last visit and told me to keep up the keto since that seems to be working. I got a referral to podiatry for my plantar fasciitis. I indulged on a bacon cheeseburger and shared fries. It wasn't worth it: mediocre at best. I looked at that scale you got on Amazon and since it was such a good price, I decided why should I keep a scale that doesn't do what I want it to do? I ordered that scale for myself! :D Thanks for the recommendation. That's interesting about going off sugar and limiting carbs. Keep it up!!!

    Hello all. Today, we continue the birthday boy's celebration: we go over to his sister's apartment and eat Chinese food. The birthday boy did NOT appreciate one of my gifts: a nice toolkit for the home. He said, "I told you the other day that I hate putting things together and I feel like you didn't listen to me." I said just because you hate putting things together doesn't mean you won't ever have to do it, we just bought a home. I really wanted to say DUH!!!! But I didn't. I was so hurt and mad. I almost sent it back. But I didn't. He also got cash and a gift card, so he got other gifts he liked but he just crapped all over this particular gift and it hurt my feelings badly.

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  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    @theslightedgeforever I always do knee pushups too. Although I;ve been working on it, but the full ones I can only go part way down. Yeah, these are my last pets. I’ve had these critters since they were 6 weeks old, and now they’re 13. It’s been nice, but it’s a long commitment.

    @TrishasTime I hope the physio can help. I know they can be really good for some things. I wish I could put my cats in the laundry at night. I just can’t. My cats are like special needs cats lol. First of all they can’t be separated for long, and secondly the Monkey (my other cat) would howl all night if I tried to keep her in another room.

    Anyway last night was better. Griffen needs a special food and it is a dry food, but yesterday I gave up and bought him some regular wet food and gave it to him at night. I think he is getting sick etc bc he’s having a hard time digesting the dry food. The wet food is easier to digest…so it worked last night and then he had his dry food this morning, so I’m optimistic. I don’t think it will hurt him to have a little bit.

    @cbabie yeah take the pain meds if you have them, a little bit won’t hurt. Pink cast sounds cool! Yeah the treadmills
    now have all kinds of things, but reading a book on it is just as good.

    @TeresaW1020 you are doing great! All your hard work is paying off.

    @trooworld, sorry about the gift that sucks. It would hurt my feelings too. Maybe with time he will appreciate it.

    Well today is the last day of the week for me and I stayed under cals for one week, by one calorie. I will take it!

    Tomorrow I’m out for the day with some friends. We’re going to Stratford to see a play- Billy Elliott. It will be a long day, lunch and dinner out but I think it will be ok. The restaurant for dinner has a salmon dish so I think I’ll have that. I don’t know where we’re going for lunch. I don’t usually go to plays but I thought it would be good for me to do something different.
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @its_cleo I'm glad Griffen did better last night. That's great! re: the gift...he did say yesterday that it was a nice set, so at least he admitted that. :) I love going to see plays, I don't do it very often though. Enjoy!

    Hi all. The Chinese food was great. We watched the second Wreck-It-Ralph movie (an animated movie) which was cute and then came home and I worked on unpacking some more. Today is meal prep day. I will list my meals, in case you are curious or need some low-carb ideas (If you can't see any of these recipes, let me know and I'll post the recipe):

    Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashews + cauliflower rice
    Balsamic Pork Tenderloin + Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Lemon
    Low-Carb Twice-Cooked Chicken with Green Chiles and Cheese + roasted broccoli
    Keto Meatloaf + Simple Cauliflower Keto Casserole
    Fathead Pizza Crust + toppings

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  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member
    Heading to Chicago. I’ll check in later with you
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 757Member Member Posts: 757Member Member
    @trooworld, yayyy for getting a good physical! I hope the referral to a podiatrist can finally get you the relief you need. I hope you like the scale! I think it’s fun to see all my numbers. Your menu looks good this week!! I pinned the pork loin, chicken w/green chilies, and the meatloaf! Are green chilies very spicy? I love spice but I can’t go too crazy with the hubby. Ohhh and I’m really going to try Fathead pizza too! :D

    @its_cleo, thanks so much!! I hope you have an amazing time at the play and eating out with your friends. :)

    @theslightedgeforever, have fun and be safe!! <3

    Vacation Bible school starts in three hours and I'm excited!! I very determined not to give in this week to any of the foods, candy, cookies, and other junk that we will have around. The last two VBS, I ate all the things and gained weight. Not this time!! B)


  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    GM

    @cbabie - I am sorry you are in pain, please try to balance some downtime with pain killers. Your body needs a break from the pain transmitters. After all the breaks that I have had in the past 5 years - they sent me for a bone scan. Do they do that where you are? The outcome for me is my bones is about 5 years older than me and I am Osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis), so please look after your self

    @trooworld - Oh boy - when I read his comment about the toolkit - it took me back and I can fully see why you were hurt. I hope he realises his mistake soon.

    @its_cleo - I hope the plan works for you with the wet food. I hope you enjoy the play :)

    @theslightedgeforever - Safe travels

    @TeresaW1020 - Enjoy being the official photographer at bible school. Loving your determination for the VBS.

    Went out and ordered some new carpet. The carpet here is 11 years old and with 2 pets - I am having the painter come in this week ( we will go away in the caravan) , then carpets. It then might be somewhere I am happy to invite people over to


    Take care

  • cbabiecbabie Posts: 670Member Member Posts: 670Member Member
    Morning girls,

    I think I found a couple oils to help with the swelling in my hand still swollen but it feels better. It's been 10 hours since I had a pain pill. I am hoping to get a good report from Dr. on Thursday.

    @trooworld Your meal some really good I might feel a couple of those recipes LOL

    @TeresaW1020 I hope you have a great time at vacation Bible school taking those pictures would've fun position I have. I think you will do greatAnd not eating all the treats that are VBS. I install that car manager program on my phone will see how well I do LOL

    @TrishasTime Yes I've had theScansThree times I thinkBecause I was diagnosed with Osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis) As well. Hey been taking vitamin K For the last couple of years. Since the doctor didn't say anything about my bones I am choosing to believe, that my don't are better. lol

    @its_cleo Yes I loved reading that book I just picked up on yesterday that was really good. Hopefully after my doctor's visit on Thursday I can get back on the treadmill slowly. I hope you got the salmon and you enjoyed it.

    cbabie
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    GM everyone

    @cbabie - My ortho surgeon had me taking a high daily dose of vitamin C (he believes that this lessens the stiffness). Maybe something that is worth researching. On the upside, I have been taking it since the accident on 16/03 and I not come down with a cold /flu. I just looked up vitamin K - I am thinking that is a good thing for me as I have been diagnosed with Osteopenia as well.

    I went to the physio yesterday. The pain is coming from my muscles that are trying to work for me but were wasted whilst in the cam boot for 6 weeks. We are working on strengthening. (of course, I came home with my foot taped) - but at least the ankle did not wake me up last night. I must say it throbs at the moment - but as long as I can get some sleep, I can cope with most things

    Take care
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @TeresaW1020 I hope the podiatrist helps too, but I'm thinking all they can do is offer a painful shot that may or may not work. :( I like the scale so far! It is fun! :D The can of green chilies said "MILD" so I'm thinking it isn't spicy, as long as you make sure and get the mild can (they probably have spicy cans, too). I love Fathead pizza! We had the pork loin last night and the sauce needed to be reduced into a true glaze, otherwise, it was bland. Stay strong, girlfriend! You can do it!!!

    @TrishasTime He now admits it is a good kit. He still doesn't admit it's a good gift, just a good kit. :( I'm glad we have laminate floors throughout. Our dog, due to the diabetes onset, has already had 3 accidents on the floor along with a couple of vomits! (TMI?) Good luck on your search for the carpets, I hope you find just the right one. I'm glad that the ankle didn't wake you up last night, that's progress, right? And at least you know a little more than you did.

    @cbabie That's great you found a combo of oils to help. I try to hard to find interesting recipes that we won't get bored eating lol. Let me know if you can't access any of the recipes you want and I'll post them here...some of the sites, I pay for access to.

    Hello all. I don't remember if I said this already, so forgive me if I have. At my physical, both my doctor's nurse and my doctor noticed that I had lost about 10 lbs since my last visit. I told him I've been doing keto and he said to keep it up since it is working. I was expecting him to 1) not notice any weight loss 2) tell me keto is bad for me. He surprised me! :D

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  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 757Member Member Posts: 757Member Member
    Good morning! :)

    @TrishasTime, I am having so much fun being the VBS photographer. I love the freedom of getting to come and go as I please as well as getting to interact with everyone. How great to get new carpets and paint! I want to repaint my house but then I look around and think about all the work that would go into it and decide it can wait a little longer. :D

    @cbabie, I’m glad you found something to help with the pain and inflammation. I hope you like Carb Manager. It took me a few days to learn but I really like it. :)

    @trooworld, ouch, I had that horrible shot in my foot once! :# I hope they can offer something else. My foot doctor once gave me these oriental menthol patches to put on my food. They did nothing but make me smell terrible. :D That is great that your doctor approved you doing Keto! Where do you find almond flour?

    Well, I've survived my first two nights of VBS and just have two more to go!! Last night one of my dear friends who is working in the kitchen tried to push a corndog on me. She actually said, "Just one won't hurt your diet." I told her to stop being a bad influence on me. :D Here is a picture of our stage that I took last night. I think it's the best we have done yet! :)

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  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @TeresaW1020 I'm glad you are having fun being the photographer. It would make me anxious, having to interact with everyone lol. Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that shot, I've heard it hurts! I find the almond flour in Walmart, or at the regular grocery store around here. Sometimes it's called "almond meal". You can also order it on Amazon. It's kind of expensive though. :( Oh no! Corndog pusher!!! Good for you for resisting. That's an adorable stage. I love it and I bet the kids did, too.

    Hi to all you lurkers! :)

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  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    @TeresaW1020 that looks like a great set! Seems like a lot of fun. That is great you didn’t give in to the temptation and were clear with your friend in a good way. It’s really common, people think it’s ok to just pressure people to eat crap.

    @trooworld that’s great about your physical. Laminate floors or anything but carpet is the way to go for me too. Unfortunately I have carpet and it’s pretty much ruined. I rent so I’m kind of stuck with it. They may replace it if I ask, but there;s no point while I still have the kitties. It’s my one complaint about my apartment.

    @TrishasTime I’m glad you were able to get some sleep. I have experienced that, up at night bc of pain and it’s awful. I really hope the physio can help you. And that’s great with the new carpets- I’m totally jealous.

    @cbabie glad you found some oils and good luck at the doctor tomorrow. Take it easy with the treadmill, you can always just put your feet up and relax and read!

    Well I’ve had an up and down couple of days. Went to see a play on Sunday- this was an all day outing. We saw Billy Elliott, which is a musical based on the movie of course. It was very good, and the little boy playing Billy was excellent. It was a beautiful day and I did well with food. We had lunch and dinner out and I had salmon and salad for one meal and chicken and salad for the other. So it was a little boring but I managed my calories pretty well.

    Griffen is still struggling a bit so I was kind of upset Monday, but I feel better today. So Mon and Tues I was upset, but I still managed to keep just under calories so that was one good thing.

    I still have two more meals out this week- one tomorrow with a friend at an Indian lunch buffet, and one Friday with my father before a baseball game. So it’s been an expensive week actually lol. So I’m hoping to manage those meals out and stay under calories but it will be a challenge.
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    GM everyone

    @trooworld _ I hope your appointment with the podiatrist goes well. It is strange to me that you need a referral. Here we just ring up and make an appointment without seeing a doctor first. My physio is also dealing with my plantar issue. High 5 on the Doctor noticing your weight loss

    @cbabie -I am glad you found some oils that are helping you. I always like the non evasive ways first

    @its_cleo - Why is Griffen struggling? Last I heard that you were taking him to a vet. I am sorry if I missed the outcome. I am glad you are sticking as much as you can.

    @teresaw1020 - Wow - your church is artistic. I am glad you are having a fun time being the photographer.

    Hello to @theslightedgeforever, @prisoner2food, @RetiredAndLovingIt and anyone else I missed

    Take care
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member
    @teresaw1020 Love the pic of the VBS Lion King theme. Your kids will have a ball. Just take each day at a time. Do you have some of "your" food with you so you won't be tempted with the VBS goodies? Or are you just trying to fast during that time. Have you ever heard of the Corndog Song? I limit my corndog exposure to once a year with my daughter. I sing the song while I'm eating it. It's become a tradition.

    @trishastime It's fun to restore and renew your living environment. Now that I'm done with vacation, I will continue the 100 MORE days challenge where I left off and that will be Day 31. I was looking ahead and it was all about restoring. Asking to list the things that I need restored. I have a lot. lol On the stiffness issue, certain foods we eat cause inflammation which adds to the stiffness issue. I have stiffness issues in my ankles when I sit for about 30 min. That's good you found some relief so you can sleep.

    @cbabie I'm glad you found something that will work for you. Will the car manager program help your driving? :p oh, just read Teresa's post. Carb manager. i'd still look into that car manager lol

    @trooworld That's awesome that your doctor noticed your weight loss. So keep on with the keto. Sorry about your doggy. Have you started giving him the insulin yet? I thought maybe some kind of reaction to that. On Sunday I went to an Indian restaurant with some friends and ordered the chicken korma and thought of you and your recipe.

    @its_cleo Good for you for staying under calories. Especially being upset. How was the Indian buffet? It would be nice in Indian restaurants if they would start giving the option of cauliflower rice. I think I would have liked that Billy Elliot play.


    Well, I'm all caught up finally. Vacation's over. Tomorrow I need to go buy some groceries and start taking off this weight I've put on. I've got my food and exercise plan all ready. Just need to start following it and get back to earning my big stickers. Big stickers=weight loss for me.
    edited June 27
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @its_cleo Yeah, it was one of the things we were looking for in a new place: laminate flooring. Sorry you are stuck with carpeting! I'm sorry to hear that Griffen is still struggling. Have you thought any more about taking him to the vet just for a checkup? I understand it's an ordeal, but it may be worth it. Or, maybe just a call to the vet to see if it would be worth coming in? You are doing amazing with food...keep it up!

    @TrishasTime American healthcare system for you! :( Yes, I was quite pleased about the doc noticing my weight loss...I was prepared for the Lecture.

    @theslightedgeforever Yes, we've been giving him the insulin shots for just over a week and it's getting difficult because he's noticing them and not liking to get them. It's to the point that we are having to trick him: my husband pets him and I come in being the bad guy with the shot and shoot him real quick. ;) How did you like the korma? I hope it was good. Good luck with grocery shopping. Now, get your big stickers!!! ;)

    Hi all. I had a stressful day yesterday at work. I sent an email to someone I shouldn't have (long story and my anxiety is making more out of it than it really is) and I was so stressed out about it. When I came home, I watched tv for a while but then decided to do some yoga, so I turned on YouTube to the Yoga with Adriene channel and found a video relating to relaxation. It was 25 minutes long and difficult for me to do because my body is so tight and stiff, but after it was done I felt better.

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  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,009Member, Premium Member
    @trooworld You know the great thing about your post? you were feeling anxious and stressed and you didn't turn to food. You turned to relaxing yoga instead. Kudus to you. The korma was good but my first bite got hung in my esophagus and after that little ordeal I was afraid to eat more. So I took extremely small bites and chewed it about a minute before swallowing. I didn't eat very much. My dad had this problem during his life way back when I was a teenager and the end result was that at the end of his life he couldn't eat much. So many times he had to go to the ER and they manually removed the food. It's usually beef or chicken. Which is the same thing that I faced mostly on this trip. I had it happen 6 times. Once was nachos. It's at the mid lower part where it gets hung. Always at restaurants which I think is weird. I had a barium swallow test done a couple of years ago and they said I was fine. I didn't feel fine this past 6 weeks. So I'll just keep an eye on it. I guess the trick is less chicken and beef which is probably better for me anyway.

    Still didn't get groceries. I'm so tired. It was nice to do nothing. But that doesn't take weight off my body nor earn me any stickers. I did journal though and made me a list of things that need restoring in my life. I had six action steps and did 2 of them. Track my food and notice which foods give me heartburn/digestive issues/etc. was for restoring my health plus unpack all the suitcases was on the list for restoring my house. So I guess I did do something besides sit all day long. Time for me to get back to my routine. I do so much better with a routine.

    My son bought a Smart Scale while I was gone. So he got me started on that to use as a baseline. I'll weigh on my everyday and then once a month weigh on his to see my numbers. I expected to have more visceral fat. So I was glad about that number. I was surprised on my high metabolism numbers. I'm like WTH? Think how much fatter I would be if it was normal or slow. There must be a mistake on that. I don't know. Water was low which I expected. Anyway, it will be fun to watch the numbers change.
    edited June 28
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 972Member, Premium Member Posts: 972Member, Premium Member
    @theslightedgeforever that's true, I didn't. I've come a long way. In the past, I would have stopped on the way home from work and picked up a bag of chips and dip to devour. Thanks for pointing that out! That must have been scary with the korma. I think I would have stopped eating it altogether. I think we all do better with routine. That's great you did some journaling. I just got a new smart scale, my old smart scale pooped out on being smart and could only tell me how much I weighed. ;) My new scale tells me everything except how to win the lottery. I was disappointed that my metabolic age is 57 and I am going to be 51 in real life in September. Time to lose weight to make the numbers match.

    Hello all. I slept so poorly last night, up every hour, I was determined to sleep better last night and I think I did slightly. But I'm still really tired.

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  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 547Member Member Posts: 547Member Member
    Hi all..we are returning the gkids now, so won’t be on here much. Just wondering @trooworld , which scale did you get? Told hubby that I have to get back to normal eating..not gkid eating(SO picky!), & am thinking I want a new scale, too. Will be going home on Sunday, so will try to catch up after that. Keep doing great!!
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