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Old 08-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Hi, I just found this thread and I think it is wonderful idea. I have had a rough year and am really at a place where I need to find some direction. I started South Beach and bought a Wii Fit with Christmas funds that I recieved and it was going fairly well when I received a call I never thought I would ever have to take. My son who was 35 was found not breathing and was being rushed to the hospital in TN. He was revived but did not make it thru the night so U had no chance to drive from VA to TN. He was bi-polar and was finally doing everything he was supposed to as far as meds were concerned. I have no answers as to what happened or why.....

I was just steping on the Wii when the call came; so I find it very hard to get back on. I lost 30 pounds on South Beach from Jan until May; I went off the diet when I had a family cruise planned with my only other child to Alaska in May. I just started back - last week.

I know I have to lose weight due to health reason (Diabetic in denial - not on insolin (sp) but it is really tough, I am numb, I have another short cruise planned in September that I can not get excited about. I will be visiting the Mouse for one day prior to going on the cruise I am hoping he can work some of his Magic on me and help me become alive again - I had tickets from about 10 years ago. That is how I found this board, I was searching for ideas and looking for a designer to help me with my T-shirts for my Angel Cruise in November. I had promised my son and his family I would take them on the next family cruise and he will be in a way. I am taking his two step daughters and wife with me to sprinkle his ashes at sea! He loved the sea and his daughters have never been to the ocean, he never got a chance to take them.

So, thank you for this board, as I said I started a modified South Beach diet on the 9th and I have lost 8 pounds since then, probably a little too fast. I did a lot of reading on SB and the background makes a lot of sense and it is the one diet I have found fairly easy and I did Ok an maintained it from May until now, I had only gained about 3 pounds. Bread is the hard thing for me not to eat.

So, my Wish for now is lose 5 - 10 more pounds before my cruise in September and another 10 lbs before my Angel Cruise on Thanksgiving weekend.

Tonight, I had a cup of chili and a salad. Yogurt for lunch and a Starbuck Mocca Latte for Breakfast. OK, Breakfast was not a good thing, but I didn't sleep last night and really needed the caffine to keep going - and boy did it taste good! Nuts of evening snack.

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the WISH Threads. So sorry about your DS.

Sounds like you were doing great with the WII and have made good progress on your diet. I have a WII but haven't been on it for a few months. You've come to the right place for support. Give it a little time and you will have a great support system here.

I have Mickey can work his Magic on you. Are you going on a Disney cruise?
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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I was just looking at another post and saw that someone posted a picture and I think that is a GREAT idea! Something to look back at and remember where I started and hoepfully I will see a difference as I walk this journey. About 210 lbs.

Picture of myself with my daughter in Alaska
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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No, it is another line, can't afford to take everyone on a Disney one. That a dream for the future. I haven't been able to get back on the Wii, again yet. But, the Fit program is good for someone not able to go to the gym or not comfortable in the gym.

Thanks for the Welcome!

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #5
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No, it is another line, can't afford to take everyone on a Disney one. That a dream for the future. I haven't been able to get back on the Wii, again yet. But, the Fit program is good for someone not able to go to the gym or not comfortable in the gym.

Thanks for the Welcome!
Today was an OK day. I hope my first post was not too much to share, but it felt good to put it down. I have been thinking about starting a Journal, just hadn't managed it yet. Visited the (sleep) doctor today, and he was encouraging since a lot of the health issues can be related to the two things, SA and Stress. So both hopefully I can work on. I have had SA for 8 years so it is nothing new but my Bipap is just aging like the rest of us; or at least me - so need to get a new one.

So true stat from the Doctor's records are Dec 2009 ... 242. May 2010 .....206; today ..... 205. So that is good since I know I had gained this summer - and I just started back with SB on the 9th, so I am back to where I need to be to start again; My Goals are online and I have to make happen.

Breakfast .... Did not do
Lunch ......... Salad and Grilled Chicken, Ice Tea
Dinner ........ Going to be bad, going out to Olive Garden with a friend
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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This is a great place to journal.

Bit of advice? Don't skip breakfast, or any meal. Eat light, small meals. They are better for you.

Olive Garden doesn't have to be bad. I Olive Garden. Moderation is key. Of course with those breadsticks you have to have a very strong will.

I hope you had a good time with your friend.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:23 AM   #7
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This is a great place to journal.

Bit of advice? Don't skip breakfast, or any meal. Eat light, small meals. They are better for you.

Olive Garden doesn't have to be bad. I Olive Garden. Moderation is key. Of course with those breadsticks you have to have a very strong will.

I hope you had a good time with your friend.

Hi and thnaks for the support, The time with my friend was wonderful and relaxing. I know I preach to others about breakfast and then let someting get in the way. Generally work.

I was not too bad at Olive Garden I guess. I had the whole wheat pasta with their new red sauce, but I did have two bread sticks (better than the old 4 or 5). Salad of course. It was never ending pasta bowl but I ordered a second but only took about two bites and left the rest. Wasteful but better not in me!

Today will be a Breakfast will be a challenge agaion since I have to be at a remote site first thing this morning and I don't think I have time, so it maybe a cereal bar or string cheese.

Happy weekend to all,
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:25 PM   #8
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Hope you are having a good weekend. We ended up at Olive Garden last night. Yep, two breadsticks. That's my limit.

I often eat a bagel or english muffin on my way to work. Something is better than nothing.

What are you doing for exercise?
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:11 PM   #9
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Right now, just walking in my living room. I have a step measurer and try to do a mile a day. I have to start doing more. I have been staying away from the English muffins and other bread products and doing either cereal (special K, or an egg for breakfast)

It has been a bad weekend around here. Baby sat grandson yesterday so I ate two salads (one lunch, one supper) but then made some light popcorn and ate the whole bag. Today was grandson's birthday so not so good today either.

Have to start over tomorrow!
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It Monday and a new day! So back on the diet - forget that piece of birthday cake I ate yesterday and the pasta. New week and back to the healthy eating. Still have this sinus drainage sour throat, hopefully it will pass.

Going to talk to someone about my head today. Hopefully they can help me get out of this low place, I have only talked to someone once before and that was when I lost my brother at 36 yoa; and it did help... hoping this will! I have a funny feeling the first thing they are going to suggest is journaling. I notice a board on Disboards for comfort and losses, maybe that is where I should be writing instead of here. But, I guess I really have two issues the weight and health and loss of my son. Thanks Disney for allowing both boards. I am really counting on the "Mouse" right now and appreciate you being here!
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:41 PM   #11
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I hope you can find someone who can help you. I have been over to the other board before and there are wonderful people over there. Lots of listening and insight.

Your weekend doesn't sound bad. It's not only what you eat but portion sizes also. 2 salads and light popcorn is waaaay better then two cheeseburgers and heavy butter popcorn. But....I do understand what you mean. I really admire your will power on trying to stay away from bread. My downfall.

I hope you had a good day today.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #12
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Hi there,

I'm new to WISH too but I've found reading the journals and posts on here very inspiring. I'm so sorry for your loss and i can see how it would be hard to get back to the Wii after that. It sounds like you are doing a really good job with your food choices. If you have to chow down on something light popcorn is actually a great choice. I use it sometime when I feel that urge to just stuff my face. It is pretty low calorie. I hope your planing for your cruise is going well. I really like to walk the deck on the ships when we cruise. Of course, it only makes up a little bit for all that wonderful food!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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I was able to do a little excercise tonight, running in place for about 1/2 hour. Went to the doctor today and started taking a "Z" pack, I guess I really was sick after all. Sinus infection and drainage was starting to drain into upper lobes.

Breakfast today: Cereal - Special K; coffee
Lunch: Grilled chicken paddy - didn't have time to eat the salad since I went to the doctor; Iced tea
Dinner: Salad, Chicken in cheese sauce, green beans, Iced Tea
Snack: Mixed nuts

So not too bad eating wise anyway

Thanks for the postive comments!
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:00 AM   #14
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A new day is srtarting, only woke up once last night that is GOOD! Took a cough drop, visited the bathroom and went straight back to sleep. Much better than recently. It's funny how fast a "Z" pack can start to work sometimes! Or maybe the exercise; it was still after midnight when I went to bed but earlier than usual. So, Good Morning World!
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Worked till about noon in the office and then came home and worked here. Starting to feel lousy and coughing starting again!

B: Special K cereal
L: Salad, Soup, Beans, Iced Tea
S: celery and nutbutter
D: 4 chicken wings, 2 TBL of broccolli and salad
S: Light yorurt

Not bad but not SB phase 1, sort fof a mixture of Phase 1 & 2. Got to bed right at Midnight which is better than 1 or 2, and can honestly say I slept!
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