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It happened so fast!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

What happened so fast? My weight gain of 5 lbs to my hips/thighs is what happened! That doesn't sound like much but I am 5' 2", that means that I can't get into some of my pants...ok, MOST of them. The last 3 days I have changed clothes up to three times to find something that 1. looked decent, 2. allowed for breathing. The funny thing is I have really watched what I was eating for 3 days and went up 1/2 lb. AND I have been doing the leg machines for 2 wks and 18 sets of arm exercises with bands as my PT ordered 6 days a wk.

Fracturing facial bones in August meant NO bending or straining of any kind for 2 mo. I heal slowly. Then I started PT for a torn rotator cuff that I'd ignored for over 2 yrs because it is my dominant arm and I kinda needed it. ;-) Walking the rescue Labs and lifting their beds to hang on a fence above my head kept it inflamed so bursitis and tendonitis "set in". AGAIN my activities were restricted. Add to that, I lost my dog who was my chief motivator for walking several times a day. Let's not forget the holidays and a DH who is Polish/Italian who has to bake dozens upon dozens of cookies. I gave them to anyone who looked at me and they were still everywhere in the house. Cookies are a "trigger" for me.

I am officially 1/2 lb heavier than I was the day I gave birth over 40yrs ago-130.5. Granted, I was underweight for a 9 mo pregnant 19 yr old girl. I'm discouraged, disgusted, and know I have to get my act together. I've already lived longer than my mom when she had her first heart attack /stroke and am at the age of my grandfather who died of his second heart attack and stroke. Heart disease runs rampant thru my family. This is February and heart awareness is the focus. I HAVE to do this.
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    emoticon Sounds like you are getting back on track. It's always discouraging when you gain back you fought so hard to loose. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. And you could adopt another dog. I know if I didn't have mine I wouldn't get anywhere close to my 10,000 steps a day.
    1593 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    emoticon Wow you've been through a lot! I once had frozen shoulder and thought that was crappy but your's sounds like it was very painful. I think I have a pretty good idea of what you're feeling. Gak! I can hardly imagine what fractured facial bones feels like.

    Sorry to hear you lost your dog. Have you thought about getting another? I know it won't be the same as your first dog, but it doesn't have to be, you can love more than just one. As for those cookies. Either give them away quick or at least freeze them up. Out of sight,out of mind does work. Try uping your water intake. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. Eight ounces equals one cup. I know that heart disease is a scary thing but it doesn't automatically translate that you will have it too. It means you have a propensity towards it. Double check what the Heart Association is recommending to eat and modify your diet where you need to. People who develop heart disease get it because overall they are not taking as good of care of themselves as they need to.
    1593 days ago
    Hi Deena, I can really relate to your blog. I used to be 5'3" but am now 5'2". Tall people can"hide" 5lbs easily but with us "shortys" those pounds have no where to hide. FitMary gave you some great suggestions about interval training. I think you can "lick" this problem in next to no time.
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    1594 days ago
    Just have to find a new motivation to get you moving again--I know you can do this.
    1594 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I understand about being 5'2" and how a 5lb gain can really be a big deal -- I am also 5'2" but unfortunately I am close to 100 lbs over ideal weight. Even so, if I gain even a little bit, nothing fits anymore. You have been through some rough patches but you can do this - try not to get discouraged.
    1594 days ago
    Hang in there. It's tough, what can I say. HUGS
    1595 days ago
    Yup, the pounds arrive with "no warning" and then take forever to leave...
    But you can do this! You're motivated by your family history to stay healthy and you will. Interval training might help: if you can increase the speed you're walking, for example, by going as fast as possible for 1 minute and then your normal pace for 4 minutes (then repeat for 20-30 minutes), it might give you the blast you want. Good luck!
    1595 days ago
    You can do this. Just stay positive and work on making you a life long lifestyle change. I wish you all the BEST! ☺
    1595 days ago
    You are focused, you will do this.  emoticon emoticon
    1595 days ago
    You have been through a lot. I too gained weight for a bit. Added more water to my routine. I drink way more then the recommended and it has worked for me. Don't give up. You've got this!
    1595 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    Sounds like you have had some rough patches. Please hang in there. You can do this.
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