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Am I the only one that finds it difficult to eat more?

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  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,972Member Member Posts: 1,972Member Member
    Where is @scaryann. I miss your encouragement, and I need it right now. Hope you are doing well.
  • jvezzsb01jvezzsb01 Posts: 113Member Member Posts: 113Member Member
    I am not sure where you are on the journey corinasue1143. I feel you. I’m just struggling with any sort of routine lately.
    I miss this board! It’s not very active. I’m not a Facebook or Instagram person or any other major platform. MFP is basically all I “do”.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    Wow guys, life really caught me unaware!!! I'm so sorry to have been gone for so long. I'm still here and still plugging away. Rick and I have turned our chainmaille into a very slowly growing business, so my days have been spent weaving chains and building our business. I'm sad to say that I fell right back into my old ways of eating and by the time I took time out from my schedule to see how I was eating, I was right back to around 1200 calories a day. So I'm back to working on keeping a good eating schedule and trying to keep up. LOL

    I got an AFO (Ankle-foot orthotic) in January, it's AMAZING! I can walk again!!! But, now it's pushing the pain farther up my leg into my knee and hip, but I'm not giving up. I'll get fully on my feet again. I'd be totally insane by now if it wasn't for my chainmaille though.
    My new AFO:
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    My dreamcatcher design:
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    Well, got to run. Lots of things to get done before the market on Saturday!
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    Sleep study done last night.

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    I'll find out how many times I quit breathing in my sleep at my follow up appointment, but I do know it was enough times that they hooked me up to the CPAP around 1:30 AM.

    Finally starting to get some answers after all these years!
  • heybalesheybales Posts: 16,961Member Member Posts: 16,961Member Member
    That's actually probably good they hooked you up during the study - that way before and after results and the differences between them, and was after CPAP good enough.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    Exactly what she said this morning. Now I don't have to do the overnight next week.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,972Member Member Posts: 1,972Member Member
    I love your new orthotic! It’s so bright and cheery. You can’t help but be happy when you put that on in the morning!
    It even brightened up your new earrings. Which are beautiful!
    Hope your sleep test helps!
  • MrsReeves711MrsReeves711 Posts: 15Member, Premium Member Posts: 15Member, Premium Member
    I’m very much sharing in the struggle to eat more. I’ve lost 25 lbs and have built muscle. I’m glad to see others sharing in the same struggles.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    This week went fast... We had a wonderful Lavender festival this year! We may have had torrential downpours (at one point we were sitting in three inches of water) but there were so many people!!! We had an amazing amount of sales. Enough that we were able to buy a new canopy with walls! Yesterday we picked up three 16 lb spools of 20g aluminum wire for $100. I should never run out of 20g aluminum rings. LOL Now if we can only find deals like that on the rest of the sizes.

    Jun 30 - Jul 6
    Average Daily calories: 1644

    Now I guess I better get started on my day.

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    And here's a picture of Letchworth State Park (We stopped on our way home from picking up the wire)
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    I feel like I'm going to explode, but I'm doing a lot better on calorie intake so far this week. I picked up my cpap machine today and got it all set up to use tonight. I'm actually ready for a nap now, but I'm forcing myself to stay awake :smiley: o6morle97mor.jpg

    I'll let you know how the first night goes and if my cat will even come near me with the mask on. LOL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    The poor cat was scared ****less. She did get brave enough to go so far as to lay on my knees. LOL She normally sleeps on my hip. 2.9 episodes per hour last night. No where near as bad as I was afraid of as my cousin was at 30/hr when she first got hers.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    Bugga Boo is finally used to the CPAP mask. I've been averaging about 4 apnea's per hour this week. I've slid back slightly on the calorie intake, but not too bad.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    I can't express how crazy life has been since I started selling my chainmaille jewelry. I often forget to log what I eat and I can't even remember the last time I stepped on the scale. I still forget to eat some days, but I still feel like I have improved the way I eat from how I'd been eating before starting to eat more. I honestly don't feel like I've lost any weight, but I'm okay with that, as learning to eat has been an adventure in itself.

    Here's my new favorite bracelet:
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    And the same weave in a larger ring gauge:
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  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    I just finished my sleep apnea follow up appointment. I've gone from 88 episodes per hour to two per hour! Huge improvement. :smiley:
  • SatisfiedwithbetterSatisfiedwithbetter Posts: 587Member, Premium Member Posts: 587Member, Premium Member
    That sounds like a huge improvement. Do you have a website for your bracelets yet?
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    Yes I do. You can find me on Facebook as Designs by ScaryAnn and at DesignsbyScaryAnn dot ecrater dot com
  • SatisfiedwithbetterSatisfiedwithbetter Posts: 587Member, Premium Member Posts: 587Member, Premium Member
    Thanks... what is the item name. Can’t seem to find that exact bracelet.
    edited September 16
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