Princess Power - September 2016 Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change Challenge

HappyGrape

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I just cannot imagine what you guys went through as a couple with the cancer scare. I am sorry you had a bad time - but glad to hear things are on the improve - It is definitely important to feel connected to a wider life, but it can be hard working full time, and raising a family - that is what I have been struggling with a little this week - I just feel like a need a girls night out at the movies or something.
yes, I need more females in my life! I work with 30 males, and I have 2 home. I crave more female interaction!

WhooHoo - I feel as motivated as I was at the start of weight loss in April! I will get to my goal before vacation!

My son is giving out to me that I call holidays vacations. He told me - we aren't in US Mammy, we go on holiday not vacations!
 
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4Mickeys

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He actually had cancer, 1 planned, 2 emergency surgeries and 2 emergency hospitalization. He was pretty angry due to work even before this and was due to move to another job when he wasn't feeling well. I knew something more than stomach bug was going on and insisted on him going to second opinion and both he and our doctor labeled be stressed crazy googloctor. He treated me as it was my fault during the whole time and he had his family, but I had nobody to ask how I am doing. I kept thinking once it's all over he will start appreciate me for the way I fought for him as it is very rare cancer and I found a specialist and managed full time job and being in the hospital all the time and I thought once it's over this will be it

Wrong. He went into meltdown lying to me and going out with bunch of single women/man until early hours of the morning smoking and binge drinking. Here was me with 12 kg on top of pre cancer, unbrushed hair, lying husband who treats me as I am the illness, crying all the time and unable to sleep, completely defeated of it all, I felt dead. I really did It was 19th of November last year where I sow myself in the mirror and I thought what happened to you? I was drenched in fear of what if and hurt.

And than I said, I can only paddle my own canoe and if he will be going in self destruct mode I am not going with him and I step by step I rebuild my confidence and well being. He got the message and sought professional help and stopped drinking, smoking, picked up tennis to burn the negative energy and we rebuild the relationship but it was pure hell and it was the loneliest I ever felt

Marriage is little like weight loss. It doesn't fix the rest of your life, you still need to be happy in yourself and you still need to feel connected to the world outside
That sounds just so horrendous :hug:. I agree marriage doesn't fix your life and sometimes it can be very unhealthy for us depending on the situation. Wow just wow to the things the doctors and even husband said to you - I hope that he now appreciates it and shows you how much. I have found it really interesting that when people are going through health issues they don't realise the wider circle that is being affected by it - I mean I get that it is them with the condition - but it affects all of the family. My Dad was a little like that trying to not have mum go to doctors appointments with him - but she always did because we knew he may not tell us everything. My ex was the same with their mental health issues - at first it bought us together talking about it but then years later with a relapse I was completely blocked and lied to - they could never understand that their behaviour affected me and as a flow on the kids - they still don't they have no insight at all.

You are so right about paddling your own canoe - that was the start of the end of my relationship - because that person couldn't deal with the fact that it wasn't all about them anymore - when I had started to have anxiety issues and needed to focus on me - I also felt so alone as I couldn't understand why this person whom I had supported and been there for through all kinds of things wasn't doing it for me when I needed it - I mean I thought that was what being in a relationship was about being there for each other - boy did I learn. And yes that ex also did all those similar things your husband did to me as well - lying, drinking, smoking, cheating leaving me at home wondering what the ? It has taken me along time to start to realise that what happened was about them and not really about me - and I say start to realise because it is obviously still affecting my state of mind and self-esteem. There are days now though that I realise they did me a huge favour in many respects and I have achieved so much as a result by finding inner strength I didn't think I had.
 

4Mickeys

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Ok - I am going to try to woohoo despite feeling a little down this week.

1. I just made plans for a girls night at the movies/dinner with a friend - we are going to see Bridget Jones tomorrow night - we haven't done anything like that together in forever.
2. I made roast pork for dinner and the crackle came out awesome - I only had one little piece :-)
3. The support we get from each other on here - it really is invaluable and just so amazing considering how far apart we all are - all bought together by our love of Disney!
 
  • 4Mickeys

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    Better late than never the current update on goal percentages!

    courtneybeth 75%
    piglet1979 23.3%
    HappyGrape 50%
    Mommaoffherrocker 70%
    4Mickeys 12.5%
    Flossbolna 7%
    DrGunnie 100%


    That seems a little short compared to our usual list - if I have accidentally missed you let me know! We are almost at the end there has been some great progress here this month everyone - and remember no matter your number - what counts is that you are participating and working towards your goal however you are able :D
     

    Flossbolna

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    So I think this part of Tangled spoke to me yesterday as I was feeling down and isolated - but it is only through reading through your responses and thinking about it more myself that I realise why I think I have been drawn to this movie - I totally relate to Rapunzel being isolated in that tower - it is a metaphor for my life over the last 21 years really - me ex was extremely skilled at using emotions to manipulate me into isolation whilst they came and went as they chose - this emotional manipulation continued after the break down of the relationship as a way to continue to control who I made friends with and what I did by dangling a false promises in front of me. I have managed to cut all contact now but the damage done is long lasting - and now I have kind of put myself in that tower using my weight as an extra barrier to protect me from that world and other people like that (I don't really trust my judgement anymore). I do find lately though that I am longing to be out in the world and have even thought I would like to meet my own Flynn Ryder - (and hopefully this time my Prince will be real and it will end in my happy ever after) - the fact that I am even starting to think I would like this is a huge deal - but I really feel that I still have work to do and lots of weight to lose before it is possible. So instead of hiding in the tower - I feel I am starting to look out the window but not quite ready to climb down that rope yet.
    I am so sorry that you had to deal with someone who manipulated you into isolation. I can only try to understand how much that must hurt! Ever since I was at university in London in the late 90s a roommate got me hooked on a BBC radio soap called The Archers. It is about life in a village in middle England. It runs 12 minutes from Sunday to Friday every evening and then on Sunday morning the week's episodes are broadcast as one omnibus show. I used to get friends in England to tape it for me off the radio on Sundays so that I can listen to it, but then when podcasts started, the BBC put the show out as a podcast. Most of it is just lovely tales of country folks, but they have more serious issues going on as well. And about three or two years ago one storyline started that just gave me the creeps. A young woman, a single mother, met a guy who just moved to the village and they fell in love. He was very charming, but also very controlling. Over the years it was scary how much she changed little by little from this confident young business woman to someone who had nothing. It was scary to listen to how he treated her in private, but the rest of the village had no clue what was going on. Especially since one thing he did was to make sure that she had no friends and was kept away from her family. It really opened my eyes as towhat emotional abuse can do to a person. It is so easy to overlook as there are no bruises. But that does not make it any better.

    Thank you. It made me cry. But that is most likely the root of it all as most days I don't think I deserve it and have very poor self-esteem - most of the time I can mask that to the outside world but deep down its always there.
    Having gotten to know you through these threads, I know you would be the last person to think that someone else does not deserve it. So why should you treat yourself worse than anyone else? :goodvibes I know it is difficult to break out of behavior like this, but you are so great at believing in others, I wish you could apply this to yourself as well! You are definitely worth it!!

    And than I said, I can only paddle my own canoe and if he will be going in self destruct mode I am not going with him and I step by step I rebuild my confidence and well being. He got the message and sought professional help and stopped drinking, smoking, picked up tennis to burn the negative energy and we rebuild the relationship but it was pure hell and it was the loneliest I ever felt
    I am so sorry that you had to go through such a hard time. And I am full of admiration how you were able to drag yourself out of this and get well again - and be an example for your husband. I am so happy that you were able to rebuild your relationship!

    Marriage is little like weight loss. It doesn't fix the rest of your life, you still need to be happy in yourself and you still need to feel connected to the world outside
    I guess this is a reason why I have been single for large parts of my life. I can be happy with myself. And this is also how my BF and I can make this long distance thing work. We love being together, but we can live apart as well. I know that everyone is different in that, but for me it works...
     

    4Mickeys

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    I am so sorry that you had to deal with someone who manipulated you into isolation. I can only try to understand how much that must hurt! Ever since I was at university in London in the late 90s a roommate got me hooked on a BBC radio soap called The Archers. It is about life in a village in middle England. It runs 12 minutes from Sunday to Friday every evening and then on Sunday morning the week's episodes are broadcast as one omnibus show. I used to get friends in England to tape it for me off the radio on Sundays so that I can listen to it, but then when podcasts started, the BBC put the show out as a podcast. Most of it is just lovely tales of country folks, but they have more serious issues going on as well. And about three or two years ago one storyline started that just gave me the creeps. A young woman, a single mother, met a guy who just moved to the village and they fell in love. He was very charming, but also very controlling. Over the years it was scary how much she changed little by little from this confident young business woman to someone who had nothing. It was scary to listen to how he treated her in private, but the rest of the village had no clue what was going on. Especially since one thing he did was to make sure that she had no friends and was kept away from her family. It really opened my eyes as towhat emotional abuse can do to a person. It is so easy to overlook as there are no bruises. But that does not make it any better.
    I had watched movies and shows similarly in the past and never thought it would be me - It kind of sneaks up on you - and it took me a long time to realise just how bad things had been in retrospect - at the beginning things are so good and it felt like the forever person - then they get jealous and you think ok they really love me - there was no physical abuse and it even took a really long time and psych to point out to me just how emotionally abusive the relationship had been for me to really question things and look at it a whole new light. I never thought I would end up in a relationship like that - which is why I have avoided any chance of a new relationship. Although I do think that if I find myself in a new one in the future I hope I have learned and changed so much as a person that it would be a very different type of relationship. I am happy you have found a relationship that works for you :-). I have a couple of friends who knew us both and one even lived with us for a while - it is good to have these friends who know exactly what this person was like and can reassure me now about how even they were duped and are astonished at what the outcome was based on how they thought this person felt about me. But upon reading I have learned it is about the personality disorder they had and of course a lack of self-esteem in me that was filled by the focused attention from them. Its a hard lesson but I hope one I have learned and will never repeat.

    Having gotten to know you through these threads, I know you would be the last person to think that someone else does not deserve it. So why should you treat yourself worse than anyone else? :goodvibes I know it is difficult to break out of behavior like this, but you are so great at believing in others, I wish you could apply this to yourself as well! You are definitely worth it!!
    Thank you :-) - and I am pretty sure I have given this similar advice to others lol - I know I need to work on this and the being kind to myself and fighting all those ingrained voices and affects from my past. I have a appointment with my Dr tomorrow to discuss some of this - I have been thinking my lack of progress in the weight loss this year is more than just lack of motivation - because I am - but its just not happening - so I thought I may need a little more help.
     

    Flossbolna

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    I had watched movies and shows similarly in the past and never thought it would be me - It kind of sneaks up on you - and it took me a long time to realise just how bad things had been in retrospect - at the beginning things are so good and it felt like the forever person - then they get jealous and you think ok they really love me - there was no physical abuse and it even took a really long time and psych to point out to me just how emotionally abusive the relationship had been for me to really question things and look at it a whole new light. I never thought I would end up in a relationship like that - which is why I have avoided any chance of a new relationship. Although I do think that if I find myself in a new one in the future I hope I have learned and changed so much as a person that it would be a very different type of relationship. I am happy you have found a relationship that works for you :-). I have a couple of friends who knew us both and one even lived with us for a while - it is good to have these friends who know exactly what this person was like and can reassure me now about how even they were duped and are astonished at what the outcome was based on how they thought this person felt about me. But upon reading I have learned it is about the personality disorder they had and of course a lack of self-esteem in me that was filled by the focused attention from them. Its a hard lesson but I hope one I have learned and will never repeat.



    Thank you :-) - and I am pretty sure I have given this similar advice to others lol - I know I need to work on this and the being kind to myself and fighting all those ingrained voices and affects from my past. I have a appointment with my Dr tomorrow to discuss some of this - I have been thinking my lack of progress in the weight loss this year is more than just lack of motivation - because I am - but its just not happening - so I thought I may need a little more help.
    I think no one thinks when they start out dating someone new that they would end up in something so horrible. I find it very courages of you to share your experience! Listening to that radio programm really opened my eyes and I think there is far too little awareness about things like that. Many victims certainly are far too ashamed to talk about what happened to them. But there is so much to be learned about other's experiences as it can help others with the early warning signs like too much jealousy. I hope you haven't totally given up on relationships! I am sure there is somewhere out there for you that is loving and caring in the right way!

    Good luck with your doctor's appointment tomorrow! I hope they can help you!
     
  • Flossbolna

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    Oh - and I finally have a woohoo for the day after being very depressed in the morning by the number on my scale:

    I had lunch with a colleague and I had seen her and her husband during the weekend at a party. She told me that her husband made a comment after the party that it was obvious that I had lost quite a bit of weight! He had not seen me for about a year or so and yes, I am about 10 pounds or more lighter now then I was when he last saw me. I kind of forgot that I made progress and my current weight is lower than where I often was over the recent years. I tend to forget it because I am still so far from my goal.
     

    HappyGrape

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    Oh one more new whoo hoo! New dress for my holiday! It was already sale in one of my favorite shops but I noticed tiny bit of foundation mark and they gave me extra 5% + 20 euro gift card. Meaning dress that was 240 euro cost me only 113!

    and what better way to reward yourself for the good efforts in way that doesn't involve food!
     

    dsnyfn1022

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    No words of wisdom, just sending you virtual hug! You can do this

    If you only do what you know to do you will never learn anything is another quote I like
    Thank you so much for the virtual hug. I definitely need lots of those!

    :hug: :cheer2: you get both a hug and a cheer from me because you have done something brave and strong - and even though you are struggling with this some days I am hoping that you end up with your happy ever after - you deserve it :-)
    I appreciate all of your support during this thread! And I'm so sorry what you had to go through with your ex. It's scary to realize how another person who is supposed to love you can use that to make you feel completely alienated and keep you from being yourself.
     

    dsnyfn1022

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    Woohoo Wednesday. My favorite day of the week (minus Friday of course).

    1. I'm going out to happy hour this evening with a co-worker and I've already factored in a couple beers into my calorie count so I'm not going to use it as an excuse to get off track.
    2. It's only supposed to be 66 today. Which means it was cool enough for me to break out my tights and long sleeve shirt. I'm so ready for fall!
    3. I pre-tracked all my calories for the day. I do much better when I track everything in the morning. No guesswork, no "extra" calories to figure out how to eat.
     
  • Dr Gunnie

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    Happy Woohoo Wednesday!

    Today I'm celebrating:

    - Still excited about the deal my family got on the Contemporary for our trip in March. I've been slowly planning our days and got all our reservations done. Really looking forward to this trip, as I think it might be our last for a few years. Kids are getting older and there are so many other places we want to see as a family. Hopefully we'll make it out to the west coast for a trip to DL.

    - I received a confirmation email last night for the St Louis half marathon and I was going through all the information this morning. It's starting to feel real and my nerves are starting to increase (which is a good thing). I'm doing a trial run this weekend to prepare - doing everything as close to race conditions and fueling as I can. It'll be interesting to see how it goes.

    - I took off work on Friday to get a lot of little things done that have been piling up. We have my kids parent/teachers conferences and then it's off to get my wedding ring sized (it keeps falling off), to the running store to get some final goodies, and to the tailor to get some clothing altered. I was going to get my car looked at too, but the squeaking noises it was making a few days ago have done away.

    - Tomorrow my wife and I are celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary!!!! We won't be going out to celebrate until this weekend, but I can't believe it's been 15 years!
     

    pjlla

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    rGood morning! Welcome to another Monday morning ... today we are going Under The Sea! "Darling its better down where it's wetter take it from me ... "



    Thinking about Arial swimming around in the ocean got me thinking about swimming. I know @HappyGrape mentions swimming at her Gym. Swimming can be a great overall exercise (depending on how you do it of course!) if you are doing a freestyle, breast/back/butterfly stroke it can provide your lungs, heart and whole body muscles with a great workout – but it doesn’t help with muscle bulk or bone strengthening. Whilst swimming is great for burning calories this mainly happens whilst you are swimming but it apparently does not have the continued effect other land based exercise has … this is because the water keeps your body temperature down; therefore, the extra calories burned from the body cooling itself after getting heated up through exercise isn't there. That being said I read a study that stated if you choose activities to warm yourself up after a swim, that can have a counter effect and help you to continue to burn calories similar to the land based cool down. Swimming can be a great option for those who have an injury preventing them from their typical exercise choice such as running …

    QOTD: Have you tried swimming as a part of your healthy life changes? Have you tried any other water sports such as water polo, surfing, stand up paddle board, kayaking, water skiing, diving or any others I haven’t thought of?


    Bonus Question: I find being near the water or just floating in or on the water relaxing. How does water affect your mood?

    I can swim, I know how to swim, and I enjoy the water to some degree.... however, I'm not a fan of swimming as exercise. I am not skilled at laps. However, I don't mind water walking or water aerobics, but I haven't done them in years. We owned a nice large above-ground pool for years, but it was showing its age and when DD left for school we had two summer when it literally didn't get used AT ALL. Then one winter it started to have issues and we finally decided to take it down last year. I was actually really sad! Not because I wanted to use it, but it was a HUGE part of my kids childhood.... we were in it every day during the summer when they were younger.... we had pool parties for DD's summer birthdays, etc.

    I discovered during my trip to Bermuda last fall that I really enjoy snorkeling! I gave DH a snorkeling trip to Bermuda for his 50th birthday this month, but alas, we have no time in the schedule to go, so we are putting it off until the Spring. I think one reason that DH wanted to put it off (other than our busy schedules) was the fact that he had fallen far away from his exercise/diet during the summer (especially the later summer when his Mom died) and had gained a lot of weight. Obviously a snorkeling vacation means a lot of BEACH time (and photos) and I'm sure the opportunity to get back on track and get the weight off would make him feel better about the vacation.

    I also enjoy kayaking, but rarely do it as I don't own a kayak!

    Was off-line over the weekend, so playing catch up again. I do not swim, properly at least. When I was three years old I fell thru an opening in a dock, feet first. We had gone down to check out our neighbor's fishing boat and fortunately he was right there and grabbed me by the scruff of the neck when I popped back up to the surface. Since then I've been phobic about water on my face - I was in my mid-thirties before I even got used to having water in the shower fall on to my face. I've taken adult swimming classes for the aqua-phobic, but to no avail. I can paddle around a bit if I can keep my head/face out of the water, but if I even get in to the pool you are most likely going to find me hanging out around the side and in the shallow end. I love being around the water, I particularly love a good ocean storm. I was born in a little fishing village at the most southwestern tip of Washington state, and lived there until I was 5 so that environment is kind of ingrained in me. That's where I go whenever I need beach time.

    Last evening I was thinking I had turned the corner on the digestion issues, but woke up to an upset tummy again this morning, not as bad as it has been but I was expecting better. At Pilates yesterday we were talking about diet and eating trends. One of the gals is in the healthy/organic food biz and she mentioned the benefits of fermented, which I don't like, so she recommended a drink that has kumbatcha in it, so I got a few bottles to try. It's fizzy tho, which I don't enjoy. She also mentioned cranberry, so I also got some pure cranberry juice, which is actually from a cranberry farm down in town where I was born, so I like buying their stuff.

    Friday at the fair was nice, but I missed the sheep by a couple days. The goats were there, which are my Sister's favorite, so that was good enough. We were only there for a couple hours, but did the things on our lists, then did some shopping as she needed jeans, and ended up having a light dinner down by the water. She said it was exactly the kind of day she needed, so that was good to hear.

    Weight wise I'm up, and not feeling very comfortable at all. I need to get the digestion thing worked out first. I read up on a "bland diet", and it really wasn't a good fit. A lot of white stuff, potatoes, rice, and canned fruits and vegetables. Ice cream was allowed! I've decided I just need to stay away from the things I know upset me, and see how it goes. I'm thinking I'm not going to lose more than a couple pounds before vacation, again just trying to get back to feeling good.

    Speaking of feeling good, this morning was the first morning of coming in to work an hour later - almost feels like a day off! Sleeping that extra hour feels so right, and the sun was coming up by the time I was heading out to the bus stop. Nice start to the work week.

    Happy Monday everyone!

    Edit add: in reading back thru posts from the weekend, ooopppssss guess I was supposed to have done something healthy :0. Pilates yesterday morning was really the only thing I can claim, but gratefully no pic to post.
    I enjoy Kombucha and have recently considered making my own (DSIL has made it for me several times), but because it MUST have sugar, it has too many SmartPoints for me to drink it very often, so I'm not sure I want to go to the trouble of making it myself. But there are other fermented foods that can bring healthy probiotics to your system.... sauerkraut, kefir, kim-chee. Have you considered doing an elimination diet to see what is bothering your belly? It is a bit of a PITA, but can definitely help identify foods that trigger issues.

    Welcome to Tuesday friends!
    I just love this next Princess ….


    Looking at these pics of Rapunzel and the Tower got me to thinking about feeling isolated, alone and not a part of the wider world.

    This can happen to us at times in our lives for many reasons and weight can be one of them. It can be a barrier to fully participating in life the way we would like to or dream about and we can feel like Rapunzel looking out at the world from our window in the tower.



    QOTD: Do you feel now or have you ever felt like Rapunzel – trapped, isolated, wanting a different life? As we are all at different stages on our journeys how did you descend your hair rope and experience the world or start on the road to your dreams? I know that for many there was a defining moment that made you realise the need – but I am interested in that next step of how you got brave enough to start and follow through. Remember that scene showing the excitement and trepidation Rapunzel felt with she first went down from the tower?

    I'm sure that my extra weight did not HELP my self-esteem.... I have definitely had self-esteem issues as long as I can remember. And while getting the weight off wasn't a "magic" pill to making my self-esteem skyrocket, it definitely helped me realize that I had plenty to offer! In some ways I am the same person I was 90 pounds ago..... I can be shy, insecure, introverted, and I definitely do NOT make friends easily. But at least now I am not thinking that people are judging me for my weight. I was able to gain some self-confidence..... enough to the point where I stand in front of a group at WW every week as a leader! Sure, it can be scary... especially at first! I was shaking in my shoes EVERY WEEK for a long time! But I have definitely gained some confidence. What I haven't gained is friends.... real "call-me-any-time", "lets-hang-out-tonight", "wanna-go-shopping?" kind of friends. I still have trouble making friends. My Mom even bought me a book for Christmas a few years ago about making friends for grown-ups! :sad2: So I do still often feel isolated. Need to be BRAVE and work on that.

    Hey, friends! I hope you've all been well. I just wanted to pop in here so I could be sure not to miss the October thread when it gets posted... I'd like to try to participate again. <3
    You have been missed!

    Good morning all :-)

    Its Wednesday again!!! You know what that means its time to share your :woohoo:WOOHOOS :woohoo:
    so we can celebrate all good things happening in our lives big or small - health or non-health related ...

    Now I am trying to thing positive hoping that we all have woohoos especially as its the last woohoo Wednesday this month ... but I know that sometimes we struggle with it so here is a funny Tangled clip that covers both woohoos and not so woohoos ... hope it brightens your day :P

    Hmmmm.... this week's woohoo.....hmmmm.... (thinking, thinking, thinking)......I finally have time to play catch-up with you all here!! That definitely makes me woohoo!.............P
     

    Oneanne

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    I enjoy Kombucha and have recently considered making my own (DSIL has made it for me several times), but because it MUST have sugar, it has too many SmartPoints for me to drink it very often, so I'm not sure I want to go to the trouble of making it myself. But there are other fermented foods that can bring healthy probiotics to your system.... sauerkraut, kefir, kim-chee. Have you considered doing an elimination diet to see what is bothering your belly? It is a bit of a PITA, but can definitely help identify foods that trigger issues.
    Pjlla... I generally don't care for fermented, but think I might explore kefir. And I do need to do the elimination thing to re-set my system. So far I can't seem to even remember to take my probiotics on a regular basis, and dang it I left the house without taking my morning thyroid stuff again.
     

    Oneanne

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    Woohoo it's Wednesday! Let's see.... we've been having some wonderful fall weather. I love how the fall sunlight slants (we're pretty far north so it is really noticeable) and casts shadows, so it is a treat to have had sun for so many days. On the flip side, this weekend is forecast to be showery, and I actually get kind of giddy thinking about how to plan my weekend activities around rain. Yes, I am a hard core PNWesterner! I haven't made it to the Indigo Exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum yet, so that's on the agenda. And I'll be doing more sewing, and hopefully come up with something I'm happy with this time.

    Vacation is now only three weeks away... that's worth two woohoos, first that I'm taking a vacation and second that it's coming up so soon and oh, woohoo number three - it's for two weeks! The WDW portion is a friend's trip: I'll be sharing the room with a gal-pal then the last night another will show up, so it'll be a slumber party! I made a lunch reservation at Tiffin's yesterday, as it's been getting really good reviews. There's also a dinner at Garden Grille and a lunch at The Plaza, which is one I haven't tried before. Other than that it'll be eating around the world at F&W. I was thinking I'd do the four-park challenge again, but now am thinking I'd like to do the tour around the World Showcase which is 5 hours, so will take up the better part of a day. My fixation on Texas has waned a bit, so now I'm looking at that portion of the trip as an opportunity to explore a random part of the world. Doing a tour you do give up freedom and keeping to a schedule can feel restrictive, but I'm really looking forward to not having to manage all the logistics and being able to relax and enjoy.

    Happy Wednesday everyone!
     

    Flossbolna

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    Sep 8, 2006
    Pjlla... I generally don't care for fermented, but think I might explore kefir. And I do need to do the elimination thing to re-set my system. So far I can't seem to even remember to take my probiotics on a regular basis, and dang it I left the house without taking my morning thyroid stuff again.
    I have a glass of water on my bedside table as well as the thyroid pills. I have gotten into the habit that the first thing I do when I wake up is to take the pill with the glass of water. The good thing is that I always know whether I took the pill as I can see if the water is empty. And it starts the 30 minutes between pill and breakfast as quickly as possible.

    I have to admit that I also measure the amount of water in my glass precisely to 200g. So, when I step on the scale after having taken the pill, I do subtract 0.2kg as that is the water that I just drank.
     

    Oneanne

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    Apr 21, 2014
    I have a glass of water on my bedside table as well as the thyroid pills. I have gotten into the habit that the first thing I do when I wake up is to take the pill with the glass of water. The good thing is that I always know whether I took the pill as I can see if the water is empty. And it starts the 30 minutes between pill and breakfast as quickly as possible.

    I have to admit that I also measure the amount of water in my glass precisely to 200g. So, when I step on the scale after having taken the pill, I do subtract 0.2kg as that is the water that I just drank.
    I'll have to give that a try. Right now everything is in the kitchen, and I keep thinking about doing it but not actually doing it. I'm also going to put some back-up in my purse.
     


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