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Hello everyone.

 

Wow you guys have done an awesome job with your WOE & WOEx!! Keep up the good work.

 

This past Tuesday I went out of town shopping with my daughter. We ate at Fuddruckers. YESSSS....I had a cheeseburger & fries. :eek: But I do not regret it, as we had a wonderful time. This is the second time I have come off my diet since April 24th. Anyway...I got right back on track the next morning.

 

I still have trouble getting my exercise in everyday. Excercise has always been a chore for me. I can see that I will have to find something that I enjoy doing.

 

This past Monday was my weigh-in day. I lost -2 lbs.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week-end. My prayers are with you all...

 

~Kathi

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Hi everyone- just a quick checkin. Not sure how much I'll be getting to check in this week. We have our homeschool day camp this week and every day it's packing off to a different park in the next county. Ugh! I'm tired already! At least the weather is looking good. Low 80's instead of 90 like last year. I'll try to post here and there. I shouldn't have to worry about WOEX!

 

Tami

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Hey everybody.....

 

OK the latest :mad: I started getting itchy the beginning of the week and just thought it was mosquito bites BUT by Friday night i had a rash or something on my arms, neck, legs, vaginal area. Went to the docs yesterday and she had no idea what it is. She did bloodwrk on me and prescribed anti itch meds and now i have to go back on Tues. I had to call her 2 times after i saw her yesterday as it was spreading even more. She called in a script for amoxiciilin. She told me to stop taking my vicadin and mucsle relaxers but to continue with the xanax. I couldn't sleep at all last night because of the itching. I tried all afternoon and night putting cornstarch on it but it wasn;t working so i took a shower earlier and i used cortazone 10 for the itching. I don't know if i'm suppose to but the itching is just so bad.

 

She asked if i saw the specialist and i said what specialist? She meant the doc that is suppose to do the biopsy. She said ya know that appt. is probably just your initial visit and then they will set up the biopsy. She said when i go back to her Tues. that she is going to try and get me in the Univerity Radiology so i don't have to wait to long. PLEASE WISH ME LUCK!!!!! I told her again that i have a cruise coming up and i want this done asap. I did ask if i should be worried and she said she doesn't think so but she still wants the test done just in case. I also asked her about my bloodwork and said if it was cancer then it would come up and she said not neccasarily. I'm a friggin mess over here and again i really do appologize for bringing my problems to you all. Thanks for listening again.

 

Have a great day everybody!!!!!!!!!!

 

~~Debbie~~

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Good morning,

 

 

Debbie---My heart goes out to you. My brother has lymphoma, which is treatable but not curable. I can relate so much to what you are saying. My brother broke out in mysterious rash that ended up being all over while in the hospital. The first thing they did was try topical preparations, then oral and finally they attempted to take him off the pain meds. H E L L O the reason he was admitted was because of the PAIN. LOL So they switched him to a different pain medication. Although not conclusive it seems as though he had developed an allergic reaction to his pain med. :( What I did to help his itching was dry rub his entire body with a dry towel. It was much less abrasive than my finger nails (and less tiring too) and he really enjoyed the relief from the itching. He even said he did it himself when I was not there. You know I am praying and rooting for the home team. Keep posting and sharing. It helps me keep things in perspective. Stick to your WOE no matter what and the WOEx as you are able.

 

 

Kathi-Great job! Your consistency (and the results) is really starting to sink into my brain. It also confirms Sunday's message based on Luke 6:46-49. To make walking more fun I use an iPod with Gospel Music and some upbeat secular music to keep me moving and to know when to pick up the pace and start to cool down. I programmed it to be sorta work-out buddy.

 

 

Tami--Enjoy camp. I know yo will have gone above and beyond your WOE!

 

Sisterhood--No matter what is gong on. Whether you are doing it, struggling or just plain derailed-check in. We love you.

 

 

Natalie

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Hi all- Just checking to say that the first day of camp went really well. It was olympics day and I ran the kids and myself ragged. I did and obstacle course with them this morning (all 22 of them!) and timed them. It was kind of like doing dog agility only with kids!:D I had to run the ground part of the course with them to see the start and finish. Definitely got WOEX in today!

 

Debbie- It sounds like you have hives from nerves. Go figure! I'd be in the loony bin by now if I were you. I know it sounds eastern/ goofy but if you can settle into it try doing some yoga or some meditation. It won't make the wait progress any faster but maybe it can help relieve some of the stress. There are also alot of good bio-feedback programs out there that might help you. One of the kids' friends uses one for severe migraines because she's so young that she's not able to take most of the medications that are available. she says it's really helped her relax and block the pain. She actually went to the hospital and worked with the pain center to learn it but there are similiar programs on CD. Deepak Chopra has one and there are many christian based programs too.

 

Tami

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Hi

 

 

I hope all is well with everyone.

 

I had to come home early from work yesterday. I am not sure if I mentioned it or not, but my vertigo returned Friday while I was at the hospital with my brother. It continued on and off through the weekend. I tired to ignore it. Yesterday was just rotten. I called my doctor's "other" office and did not get a return call. :( I did not realize it until 8PM when I woke up after taking the meds previously prescribed for it. Then I had a migraine to top it off! So I am home today---still dizzy. The doctor's office opens at 10:15. I am going to call. I have the first weekend of school Friday. I need to be well.

 

I am following my WOE even though we ALL know that any type illness requires more food. NOT! I am not following my WOEX for obvious reasons. Hopefully, my doctor will be able to get to the bottom of this for me.

 

 

Have a good day.

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Tami.... I just got home from the docs office and all my bloodwork came back fine SO i'm thinking it has to be my nerves as the docs really didn't say. They had to give me steriod shots for the rash. I'm bummed about that because the last 2 weeks at WW were wonderful for me. Last week i lost 3.2 and yesterday i lost 4.4. YIPPEE!!!!! I also made it to the 50 pound mark as well. So far my total lost is 53.8 pounds. That treadmill sure was paying off and now the doc told me to stay off of it until this goes away:( She also said i will probably gain weight :eek: Well anyhoo the doc said i should be feeling better by 6 and i should be able to sleep tonight. Thank God cause 4 days NO SLEEP at all really sucked. Geez did i get CRANKY. LOL

 

Natalie...I'm so sorry to hear about your vertigo coming back. That must be terribible to live with. And i also know how you feel about the docs office not getting back to you :mad: I just talked to my doc about the 3 times this past week that my calls weren't returned. I hope you get to see your doc asap and get better and know that we all will be praying for you to get better real fast. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

 

OH, One more thing they moved my biopsy to Sept. 8th. KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS :)

 

Take care everybody my arm is sore from the shot. Going to ice it down ;)

 

~~Debbie~~

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Hi all- Well, another day of camp down. Today was creek stomp day so the kids got really wet and smelly. :D I'm wiped though!

 

Natalie- Does the vertigo trigger migraines or vice versa?

 

Debbie- I'm glad the rash wasn't something more serious but having to take steroids stinks. Hopefully by now you're feeling much better.

 

Tami

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GoodMorning Everybody :)

 

Well i really didn't sleep like the doc told me i would :( I was up about 12 itching again. At this point i don't know what to do. It's not as bad as it was BUT i'm still itchy. I was thinking about calling the docs today and ask if i still should be itchy but i'm afraid they will want me to come in and give me another shot of steroids :eek: I will give it until tomorrow and then if it's still bugging me i'll give her a call.

 

Tami... Have fun at camp. It sounds like your really getting into this stuff. I'm sure with all the running around your doing the pounds are coming off of you. LOL

 

Natalie.... I've been thinking about you all night. I hope you got to see your doc. Keep us posted please. Feel Better !!!!!!!

 

 

To everyone else have a super day :)

 

~~Debbie~~

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Hi

 

 

Debbie-I had to take steroids for my back last year. My doc right to my face (if you can believe the nerve of him) told me not to even come back in there saying I had gained weight! He said it would make me hungry but I did not have to act on it and if I did I better have carrots sticks. LOL I am not sure if his threat made the difference, but after 2 separate rounds I did not gain any weight, in fact I lost 3-4 pounds. WOW look at you --53.8 pounds---I know you look and feel absolutely fabulous. This is the time to stick to your WOE NO MATTER WHAT.

 

 

I am saying that for myself as well. I am home again today. The vertigo is coming and going. I'll think it is gone and start doing things and nope it is back. I think the vertigo is triggering the migraine, but who knows maybe it is the other way around. LOL

 

 

Tami-I am glad you are having fun at camp.

 

 

I did not tell you all that the crazy sponsor lady dropped me. Yes, I said dropped me. She said I was putting other things in front of my food program. It all surrounded a discussion about appropriate times to eat since I was not snacking in between meals. Suffice it to say that I told her that she is correct that I am not willing to give up my job of 26 years, my last 2 required classes on the way to my degree, the cruise I am going on in October and a whole lot of other foolishness. Can you say CULT!? The blessing that came out of this experience is the reminder to do the things I had been doing that were working:

 

1. Praying in the morning for help with my food

2. Taking 30 minutes quiet time

2. Planning my meals ahead of time

3, Journaling +writing 3-5 things I am grateful for each day

4. Contacting other folks with the same issues

5. Praying at night for help that was received

 

I'll let you know what the doctor says.

 

Natalie

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A $15 copay, blood pressure check, weight and urine check, and ear exam I am off to the ENT docs whenever I can make an appointment. Their recording said they were closed (@4PM???) and to call back during their regular hours. Yes, period. No, they did not mention when that would be. I would have thought that 4PM on a weekday would have been part of their regular hours. BTW Can you tell I am not a happy camper. I am still dizzy, works calls in the morning and I have no clue when to start calling to get the proverbial ASAP appointment. Debbie I hope you are smiling 'cause here we go!

 

Otherwise I am truly doing fine. My WOE is right on target. For once in many months the doctor's scale actually told them I had lost weight.

 

Did I tell you that math at the college level when you are trying to duck the science requirement is not a joke? I am so confused. Please pray that the professor is kind and patient. Yes, I will get a tutor immediately. No need to wait to see IF I am going to need one. LOL

 

Natalie

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Good morning,

 

I am on my way to work--still dizzy. But the thought of being unemployed REALLY makes me dizzy. LOL

 

Sticking to my WOE.

 

I am sad that I do not feel comfortable exercising right now. Never thought I would be one to say something like that. :)

 

 

 

Have a great day.

 

 

Natalie

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Natalie.... Now you sound like me with the exercise. I coudn't sleep again last night and i was talking to my daughter and friend that i miss the treadmill. Who would have thought those words would ever come out of my mouth. LOL :)

 

At this point with the itching i really don't know what to do. 6 days now NO sleep and I AM A WOMAN WITH AN ATTITUDE :mad:

 

I think i will try and call the docs at 9 and ask if i should still be itching. I'm just afraid of her giving me another shot or putting me on pregnazone. Sorry don't know how to spell it ;)

 

Tired so will check back in later. Have a great day everybody and good luck Natalie :)

 

~~Debbie~~

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Hi everyone...I posted 2 days ago, and now I don't see my post.:confused: Not sure what happened to it...

 

Anyway, I was just checking in, I am still here, still plugging along and doing well. I have been super busy and not had much time on the computer and not much time to catch up on all the posts.

 

Hope everyone is doing well, I will try to completely catch up on the weekend.

 

Suzanna

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Quick post...HUGS to all

 

 

Thanks Debbie-I'll chat more later.

 

 

I have been awake way too long...procrastination is an illness!

 

Have my WOEx packed for tonight, breakfast and lunch tomorrow since I stay over night on the college campus.

 

Less dizzy today.

 

Aleady I notice this computer may be contributing to it. More on that later.

 

 

Have a good weekend.

 

 

Will check in Sunday or Monday at the latest.

 

BTW I am on vacation next week. I am on my way to Porchville, USA

 

Natalie

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Hi all just a short post before I dash off to the last day of camp. I'm so glad that today is the end. I'm exhausted and the kids are too tired to cope by now.:eek: WOE is pretty bad as it's all sandwiches and stuff that won't go bad sitting in the car but I'm getting lots of exercise. Talk to you all in a day or two.

 

Tami

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This has been a very bad week, in all ways. I gained .4lbs but at this point I don't really care ( I know that sounds terrible).

 

My DH and I are trying to make life altering decisions. Do we chuck it all and move to a new state to be near our son and have a better environment or do we stay put and continue to live in a place we have seen grow from a nice friendly town to something way different. The reasons for staying are our daughter is only 45 minutes away and my husband has worked for the same company for 18 years. So much more is going into this decision it keeps my head swimming.

 

But more importantly, this week has been filled with heart pain (not physical). A family we have been very close to, who's children I have watched grow up, had a death. We lost a beautiful brand new baby, no reason given, I sit here with tears running just remembering the tiny white casket. This week has been a nightmare for me but ever so much more for my friends.

 

Lynn

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Lynn- Wow, what a nightmare. I had to go hug my baby-man. I don't even want to think about losing him or any of my kids.

 

DH and I have also been talking about moving. I've lived in other states but he's lived within a 15 mile radius all his life. We both feel this need to get out of here. There are jobs available in his field too in the area we want to move to (Back to Colorado) but the housing market here is the major downfall. I'm not sure we could sell our house.

 

Well everyone- Camp is over. I'm up 2 pounds from it.:mad: I'm back on track though and those should drop pretty quickly. I leave 2 months from today for Jamaica and I'd like to lose at least 15 pounds or 2 dress sizes between now and then so I have to hit it hard. I'm starting at 203.5 and a size 16 or 18 depending on the pants. I'm going to force myself to post weekly progress.

 

Tami

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Lynn-- I am really sorry to hear about the baby's death. It makes me pray and wonder at the same time. I am glad your friends have a wonderful friend like you to depend/lean on during this time. Please be sure to lean/depends on the friends you have too. {{{{{Lynn}}}}}}}}}} Going forward stick to your WOE no matter what. Grief is hard work by it self, no need to complicate it.

 

Tami-I will be looking forward to your weekly progress reports in addition to your check-ins. It is possible that a little dehydration and lack of regularity might show up as a gain. Get that water and fiber in.

 

 

I am feeling a lot better. Of course I go see the ENT tomorrow. My vertigo is now somewhat intermittent. I am not sure if it is better to be constant or not. Now when I least expect it, I get overwhelming dizzy. :( But it passes. :)

 

Food wise it has been a really good week. I was willing and did pack my food for my over night at school. I took my Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. I also took my planned food to the Water Park Sunday. It was pre-portioned and only needed to be put on the grill.

 

My plan for this week is to do things around the house that I have been avoiding while I was in my food fog. Boy, talk about coming out of a coma. It looks like someone has burglarized my place. :) Baby steps will get it back decent.

 

I am going to start back walking-slowly-either to the DVD or at the Y. I want to not be gun shy. But I also do not want to hurt myself either.

 

That's all that is fit to print.

 

For today I will not use food for anything other than nutrition.

 

Natalie

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Welcome Steph! Of course you may join in. To start with I had 100 lbs to lose, but I have already lost 45 lbs and still have about 50 lbs more to go. This is a fabulous thread with a great group of ladies.

 

Lynn ~ I am so sorry to hear about your friend's dear baby. My heart goes out to all of you. You will be a great source of strength for your friends.

 

I know all to well, as we lost our baby boy, Timmy on September 11, 1981. (A horrible date for us before the terrorist attack in 1999 and with the 9-11 attack, that date has an even darker cloud).

 

Timmy was born with a congenital heart disease in August 1980. He passed away in Boston the morning after his heart surgery. He was only 13 months old. My husband is retired from the Air Force and at the time we were stationed in Massachusetts. The trip back home to NC to bury Timmy was the worst trip of our lives.

 

At any rate...we had some wonderful friends in Massachusetts that was an awesome source of strength for us during this difficult time in our lives. I cannot begin to tell you how much this family means to us. Even today they remain as close as family. As a matter of fact, we will be going to Ohio in a few weeks to see them. We just recently found out that he is very sick with cancer and she is having difficulty accepting his poor prognosis. "Time to pay it forward"

 

So as you can see Lynn, you will be like an earthly angel to your friends. I pray God will work through you to help your friends. I also pray for the parents and family of this precious little one...for they need strength & the peace of mind that can only come from God. And of course Lynn, I pray for you. I remember how difficult Timmy's death was to our dear friends.

 

Sorry everyone for rambling on. But when I read Lynn's post, I felt compelled to reply at once. This time of year right after Timmy's birthday and approaching death date...her post really hit home hard!

 

I keep you all close in thoughts and prayers. I don't begin to know all of your needs. But God does...

 

Keep up the good work! Take care & chat more later.

 

Much love & prayers...

~Kathi

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Good morning everyone- Did a pretty good job of getting back on track yesterday. WOEX was better than WOE but it always seems to take longer to get back into eating habits than exercise these days. Since I never used to exercise I guess thats good. I rode the bike for 30 minutes in the morning while baby-man was napping and then when it was time to swap out kids at soccer practice yesterday I took the dog and walked the mile to take DS to practice and retrieve DD from practice so I got a 2 mile walk in. The weather doesn't look like I'll be able to walk older DD to soccer today so I'll have to settle for the bike or maybe some yoga when baby-man goes down this morning.

 

I did discover yesterday that I made a miscalculation. I have 3 months before Jamaica instead of 2.:rolleyes: Some day I'll learn to subtract 11-8! Duh! That gives me no excuse for not hitting 15 or maybe even 20 pounds between now and then.

 

Tami

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I am so sorry regarding my last post. I would not wish to bring pain to any of the wonderful, caring women on this thread. Losing a child is the worse thing that can happen and I am so sorry to be the cause of anyone having to relive or worry about it. Again my apologizes.

 

 

Steph - you are in good hands. The women here are very supportive and have very good suggestions that will help you on your path to better health. Good luck!

 

Lynn

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thanks ladies... well this morning i was at the gym at 530 am to meet with a personal trainer.... yikes .. but it will be all worth it when i waltz past my hubby in a tow piece... lol..... i only wish... no not wish i will be in one next oct... on my cruise to eastern carbiean...

 

 

steph

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Lynn ~ Please do not mistake the reason for my reply post. I really do understand how hard a time like this is for you and your friends. So my only intentions bysharing a piece of my past was for encouragement & support. I didn't mean to make you feel bad for sharing your feelings about your friends. So please do not think any apologies are necessary. This thread is here for support. My thoughts are with you.

 

Steph ~ You go girl for being at the gym at 5:30 am!!! In my book that takes a lot of determination. Watch out hubby... What type of weight loss program have you chosen to do?

 

Tami ~ You are doing a great job on your WOEx. Your strength is my weakness. I have no trouble with my WOE but the WOEx is a chore. I have a 3 mile video work out which helps and of course my exercise equipment. My problem lies in not using them on a regular daily basis. In the long run the WOEx helps take care of the extras you eat. I have a cousin that goes to the gym everyday just so she can eat. And it really works for her!

 

I had a good weigh-in yesterday. Lost -2 lbs. Now to increase the daily exercise. UGH!!!

 

Everyone have a great week.

 

~Kathi

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