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Sunday Weigh In February 2, 2020

Good morning... how is everyone doing this morning?  It looks like it's shaping up to be clear chilly day here, though of course, still early nowhere near daylight (4:00 am).  Of course, it won't be nearly as chilly as in most parts of the country and considering that it's been cold and rainy, I think some sunshine will be welcome.

Anyway, things have been going pretty well, lately, but of course, I'm up at 4:00 am for a reason, and it isn't because I love this time of morning!!  :-)   I've been having trouble with my acid reflux again and one of the medications they prescribed is on back order.  I was told to buy a lower dosage OTC and take 2 pills instead of one, but there was none of that one shelves either.  In order to get the dosage they've prescribed, I have to buy an even lower dosage and take 4 pills at one time. Not only are we dealing with inconvenience, but the cost is ridiculous and of course, it's not working or I wouldn't be posting here at 4:00 am...

I'd thought I'd be able to wait to call the gastroenterologist in April when it's time to go back for my repeat colonoscopy, but I'm not going to be able to wait that long.  I'll be calling for an appointment this week as I don't dare eat anything after 6:00 pm or lying down to sleep proves impossible.

I've been working on my calligraphy lately and although I'm not very good at it, I'm having fun with it.  I'm working on the Copperplate Script, which is very elegant when done correctly and some of the letters are giving me fits.  I've never had a problem making letters or writing, so I have to figure out what's causing the problem.  It could be my cataracts, in which case, I'll have to see if they're "ripe" and can be removed.  I've only been waiting for 3 yrs now.

My neighbor and I are still walking every day, except the days on which it's really cold and windy or raining.  I'm trying to eat better, but still can't seem to kick the sugar craving I developed last spring...  I've had sugar cravings before, but never like this.  

In spite of my best efforts, when I weighed on Friday, my weight was the same as it was last week.  I guess that's better than having it increase, but it would be nice to see it going down for a change instead of staying the same or increasing.

So - what about you?  I hope you reached your goal, whether it was to eat/exercise smarter or just take time for yourself every day.  

~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
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Weight-wise I seem to be exactly the same as last week, to the tenth of a pound. Last night I had a big bowl of salty chowder, and I didn't weigh today until after drinking a lot of tea, so we'll see, I might be down tomorrow if some of this was just from the salt or the liquid.

I wasn't surprised not to have dropped noticeable weight last week. I have definitely been eating more lightly in terms of quantity in the past month, but I didn't hold back this past week from eating things that are generally fattening -- potatoes and a fatal bag of cookies (bought for my son's lunches) figured into my own menu. I'm going grocery shopping this evening, and just won't put the really high-carb stuff in the cart. (My son can have a fortune cookie in his lunch, that's sweet enough, right?) I will eat it if it's home and if I like it (luckily I don't like a lot of kinds of cookies, but this past week we had the kind I love). But even in the throes of carbo craves, I won't go so far as to get into the car and drive to the store for some. Not buying it on the grocery list goes a long way to protect me from impulse eating.

My son and I have been maintaining our 30-minute workouts, except we've exchanged some of the running for forceful walking. My knees and thighs flat-out hurt from running only, because I haven't done it for so long. There was one break in the week (husband and son were out of town), and I slept a lot, which actually helped my legs stop aching. I do know long-distance runners who claim that getting on a "streak" (i.e., running every single day) is a good way to get injured, but I was afraid that if we stopped running one day, we would slack off another day too, so we had just plugged through. But now I'm all for getting one day every now and then to heal up.

Weather here is supposed to be mild next week and we'll actually see a bit of sun. (Maybe I can get out with more enthusiasm!) We did have an inkling of snow a couple of weeks back, but lately just days and days of rain. It gives things the chance to dry out -- the roads, the dog park, our soggy back yard. Might even do a bit of weeding.

Hope everyone has a good week!
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Bouncing around in the tenths, but staying at the pounds. I think the next day I was .8 of a pound less, and then the next day after that, .4 of a pound up, and so on.  : P
You bounce by the tenths of a pound and I bounce by the whole pounds... lol   I was actually down a pound the other day - haven't been on the scale again, so I don't know if I've maintained it or not.

I think it's good that you're alternating your running with some power walking.  I think as we age, we're more likely to injure ourselves by diving into an exercise all at once instead of working up to a higher level, gradually.   I know that's the case for me but then I'm older than you, too...  I don't do much except mowing the yard over the summer (I do use a push mower for part of it) so when my winter neighbor comes back in the fall, I have to go  a lot slower and ease up to a faster walking speed.  Some people say it would help if I'd stretch before I go walking; others say we shouldn't do that... I'm not sure which is the best way.  

Anyway, kudos to you and your son for staying with it every day.  I've read too, that it takes so much time to rest and heal the muscles.  Supposedly, one should do aerobics one day and weights the next, but then there are a lot of people who only do weights or who only run, so maybe whatever works and keeps us moving is the right thing as long we don't hurt ourselves.
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