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12 Week Review. Ugh.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I fell off the SparkWagon after being at Maintance for around 3 years.

I had been on BLC teams for many, many rounds before falling off the SparkWagon. So, I signed up and have been on the BLC challenge with the Golden Phoenix's for 12 weeks now. It's over on Wednesday, so here's my 12 week review ...

~~~~The Good~~~
~ I drink at least 8 waters a day once again

~ I cut my pop to one once again per day

~ I do cardio at least 5 days per week once again

~ I do ST most days once again, changing up Upper, Lower, Core ST.

~ I've been eating freggies once again.

~ Been eating so much better once again.

~ My long struggling PF is doing pretty good now.

~~~The Bad~~~~~~~~
~ I tried a new MS drug during this round. It was horrible. Suicidal thoughts, etc. Had to stop. BAD STRESS.

~ Our daughter is getting married in December. They're in med school in St. Louis. All of it is on our shoulders. Especially mine.

~ (This might be TMI for some) I hadn't had a TOM for over 7 months. But still had migraine & sleep problems cycles. Then, BAM, while on vacation, I gained almost 10lbs overnight and got a TOM from Hell. My hormones went out out control. UGH!!!!!

~ I was able to start doing walk/jogging once again (stupid PF), then my stupid back went out like the old times from 2 car old accidents. I'm still at the chiro now. Still hurts pretty darn bad.

~ The last child got engaged last week. More stress. Won't go into it.

~~~~~~ The Review~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I had hoped to lose 10lbs. I was up about 20lbs. Guess what? Not a pound lost, even though I changed so much once again:-/

I'm really upset by this. As I'm sure most of you would be too.

Baby Sis gained a lot of weight. Quit smoking. Gained more. Got her act back together for one week and lost over 7 lbs. I'm so very happy & proud of her, but part of me did have a green eye of jealousy:(

I did go see my OB/GYN. She told me how messed up my hormones must be. I can't take any hormones due to my DVT & PE's. I just have to wait it all out.

But she did say one thing that I'm trying to hold on to... "Can you even imagine how much weight you might have gained if you weren't working out & eating right?"

It's not much, but I guess it's all I have for now.

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    hope you are still on SP and doing good.
    1418 days ago
    Here's hoping things have turned around a bit since you saw your MD.

    Hugs and more hugs. I made exactly the same choice you did late last July. Knew i was moving into megastress territory and instead of cutting myself slack, I set a goal. Didn't reach it but oh my - did so much better than if I'd drifted.

    When stress attacks the structures of your life - build one around your health. emoticon
    1418 days ago
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    Stress can do so much to our bodies! Your amazing, you keep pushing yourself to become more healthy. emoticon
    1418 days ago
    I'm so sorry I just now saw this blog.

    You are simply amazing and inspiring, you have no idea. I know Beth feels your pain even more so. It stinks, REALLY STINKS, when health issues (whether it be disease or meds for disease) wreak havoc with your weight.

    Hold on to every little positive piece that you can and remember that the ONLY failure is to stop trying. You have NO, I mean ZERO, control over your diseases. You can only try to take care of yourself in the midst ... and that you do in spades!!!

    Sending you support from Kansas City!!!

    2876 days ago
    Hang in there my friend! Hate, hate hormones! But just like you I have had some damn weird challenges this summer. But I keep telling myself that I am doing the right thing by staying on my healthy track and fighting every step of the way! We will kick these stupid auto immune diseases in the butt!!! Yes we will. Keep on keeping on..cause what other choice do we have?
    2888 days ago
    Hang in there Lynn, you are doing great! You have been battling through some major obstacles, and just that you are sticking with the healthy and active living is HUGE! I admire your strength and I am excited for you to see the numbers on the scale start to move down. They will!
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    2889 days ago
    Lynn, hold onto what the doctor said. It stinks, but I am sure it is true. Hormones can be nasty. But they will calm down and I am betting the weight will fall off.
    2890 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Although I'm pretty healthy, yeah, I ride the darn hormone roller coaster too. And since my mom is a breast cancer survivor of estrogen receptive cancer, I took birth control pills for yrs & never had kids . . . I don't think hormones are a good idea.

    Big hugs; you're going thru a LOT.

    Keep that fighting spirit!
    2890 days ago
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    2890 days ago
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    So many successes with all that stress is a HUGE accomplishment. What you did was really amazing, even if it didn't involve weight loss. emoticon emoticon
    2890 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    we will take some of that stress away on saturday with some wine
    2890 days ago
    I agree with Merle. Even though it might not seem like it, you made some positive changes. Could the new med be responsible for no weight loss? Glad that you aren't on it anymore if it was causing so many other issues. Stay strong, my friend!
    I hope that you can enlist some help with the wedding planning or just keep it simple.
    2890 days ago

    I love what your doctor said and hope you can keep that in mind. I do understand that you are disappointed in your results (I would feel the same); BUT, I hope you will stay focused on all the positives and continue with the good habits that you got back into during BLC. No doubt, they helped you tremendously this summer, and you WILL see the results you want...it's just taking more time than you want.

    Love ya!

    2890 days ago
    Look at all the positives you accomplished these last 12 weeks! Sorry you're having health problems and family stress but you're taking the right steps.
    2890 days ago
    Hey I'll share my weight loss with you. It seems only fitting since you helped me get back in track too. Hey there, we can consider it your virtual weight loss emoticon

    And I know all about the jealousy monster...been there. It's frustrating, I know. I'm not going to get into all the cliches that you have heard and will undoubtably hear again, just know that we are all in this together and if you want a local buddy to walk/run/wog with, just give me a holler.

    2890 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Lynn emoticon

    Not sure if you have any exercise limitations, but I can tell you from personal experience that a good kickboxing class sure can melt away a LOT of stress emoticon

    Glad you are taking note of the positives ... because I KNOW there always are some.

    emoticon on the weddings !!
    2890 days ago
    With everything that has gone on over the last few weeks I think you have done an emoticon job just to maintain. When stressed it's all too easy to give up on the other things, but you should be proud of yourself that this hasn't happened. Maybe checking the inches? Sometimes we don't see a change in the numbers on the scales, but the numbers on the tape measure does...you might be surprised!

    Imogen x emoticon
    2890 days ago
    I've been considering yoga. Oldest daughter does it and her stress is way down. It might help with your wedding stresses.

    Glad you are still on board here.
    2891 days ago
  • TEE803
    1.Chrissy is right....you are taking care of yourself and putting your health first, which is uber important.
    2. Besides, I'm WAY fatter than you! I have a much longer way to go!
    3. It's your hormones that suck, not you.
    4. I love you and your dress fits:-)

    2891 days ago
    Try to keep it all in perspective. Hormones are a "mature" woman's nightmare…believe me I KNOW. And, mayhaps with all of the ST you are doing there is a conversion going on? And, seriously, when it all comes down to it…all of the things that you are doing right are making you HEALTHY on the inside.

    2891 days ago
    You will do it!!! I believe in you emoticon
    2891 days ago
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    Im glad to hear the PF (stupid PF) is gone! YAY!!!!
    2891 days ago
    You're back on the wagon. Putting good disciplines in place in the midst of lots of stress. Good for you! Go for it!
    2891 days ago
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