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  1. I have the same issue. Specifically, chondromalacia and patellar subluxation. PT helps tremendously. I actually need to get back to my PT exercises now that I think about it.
  2. When I had my girls, I had some blood loss issues but was released within 24 hours of their birth. They, however, needed NICU so they were transported to another hospital. I have really good insurance, so they didn't have to fly them out, they got to stay at one of the local NICUs. After a couple of days, Hubs and I were convinced we should be going home but for whatever reason (*cough*money*cough*) the NICU refused to release them and kept saying oh this issue that issue. It wasn't until near 2 weeks later when my personal nurse through my insurance called me to check on me that my insurance was like hey wait and started harassing the hospital for the medical back up as to why they were keeping my girls there that we were released. Not even joking, my insurance called and within a day and a half, both girls were released. Amazing.
  3. Ohhhh now I remember. I did some reading up on it and can't decide if I am a 6 who has gone healthy 9 or a 9 who has gone unhealthy 6.
  4. I am way late, but here for the rest of it. These goals are similar to what I have down for my next challenge! How's the knee stuff going? What kind of injury?
  5. I can't edit my post but if I could.... I was going to put that on this test, I am equally a 9 and a 6. Makes sense.
  6. According to this test, I am a 9, then a 6, then a 1. I need to read up on 9 and 1, but I believe they are polar opposites. On another test I took, I was a 6 wing 5. With MBTI I am an INTP. Good stuff! Food looks scrumdiddlyumptious!! Also, the Mrs. is absolutely adorable with that belly omgosh.
  7. Forgot to add that Zumba will be tonight instead of my normal Wednesday. Our instructor is going to some kind of retread/conference in Florida for about a week so if I don't go today, then I'll miss this whole week. That being said, I can more than catch up with my watch intake. I swear with how hot it is and dancing.... I could drink a gallon just in class.
  8. The weekend went well. Hubs and I got out of town and had a good time. Played some mini golf, did some shopping, went to a movie (Stuber)... and a little bit of eating like an asshole occurred in the form of Popeyes Chicken, In-N-Out, and Olive Garden. Also, there may have been a pint or so of Ben and Jerry's involved. I also didn't drink as much water as I should have, which is becoming a reoccurring theme for me. I love how these challenges point out what you need to work on. Before, I thought I was doing ok with my water but knew I could increase it some. I had no idea it was this bad. It explains my headaches and general feeling of "meh". So far I have 34 oz. A far cry from my goal, but I am still putting a dent in it. So Hubs and I were supposed to start Keto today. Not exactly happening. Because of our trip out of town and absolute lack of desire to do anything that we normally do, we didn't go grocery shopping. Talking with Hubs, he said he still wants to do Keto, but is going to start off by cutting carbs where he can, specifically, cutting out breads and soda. I am completely following his lead on this and going to be as supportive as possible, so I am also cutting out breads and sodas. This morning I had a breakfast shake, lunch was beef merlot with broccoli I took out some carne asada for dinner, so hopefully, Hubs grills that up while I am at Zumba.
  9. So far, pretty good. I can't believe it's been over a week since my last check-in. Last Saturday was my mama's birthday. I could have gone a bit easier on the sugar, but at this point, I am happy just acknowledging things I need to work on. Hubs and I both came down with a stomach bug Sunday evening. That was a good time.... Our anniversary is tomorrow, so we are going out of town after work today and going to just enjoy having no specific plans. We have both decided to change our diets and are going Keto come Monday. This is huge for us because while I have tried every damn diet ever and actually enjoyed and thrived on keto, Hubs has never ever changed his way of eating - EVER - and this was his idea. I am really proud of him and excited and just focusing on being supportive of him. We are both the heaviest we have been, weightwise. We need a healthy change. Plus it makes it easier on me not having to make him and the kids one meal and then something separate for myself. I have been going to Zumba and NOT eating like an asshole, so those are wins. I am noticing I need to up my hydration. especially in this heat. I am working on my goals for the next challenge and hoping I can just stay on track for this one.
  10. Soooo, I'm having difficulty drinking all my water. I made the mistake of drinking a 7up earlier and that threw a wrench in things. Currently playing catch up....
  11. Thanks!! Yeah I think my next challenge will be based around "stop making excuses". I am sensing a theme already with this challenge. Funny how things work out like that but thats what I missed about being here. It helps me hold myself accountable.
  12. Yesterday went well. I went to Zumba for my physical activity. It might not be what I really WANT to be doing, but until I'm able to strengthen my knee I can't be running or hiking or lifting the way I want. Do what you gotta do until you can do what you wanna do, right? My water intake was low yesterday, so all night I had leg cramps. I am so thankful for pickle juice. I am off to an okay start this morning as far as water goes. I ate pretty well yesterday. I did have a dark chocolate walnut bar, but hey, I only had one and not several, so that's an improvement. This morning I had scrambled eggs with sausage, onion, bell peppers and cheese. Lunch will be a spinach wrap from Subway. Not too sure of dinner, but I do have popcorn for a snack. Is popcorn a carb? Yes, BUUUUUUUT, it's not a candy bar or ice cream or a donut, so baby steps are cool with me.
  13. Thanks!!! I figured I could go on with the same excuse "oh they already started... maybe next time" but I'd rather just get started and make myself accountable.
  14. Loving the no goals. Going to follow along
  15. tishnicden sheepishly sneaks in and sits at the end of the bar. The Bartender pours a whiskey on the rocks. "Thank you. It's been quite some time, but you still remember," she whispers. "WHAT WAS THAT?" the bartender bellows. "Good grief not so damn loud" she responds with a defeated sigh.
  16. Dude. Let's play catch up. It has been close to two years since I have been here. When I was last here, my family (husband, twin daughters and myself) had just moved into a new house. I had just started PT for my knee. I was struggling with sugar addiction and sleep deprivation. Since then, my girls turned 5. They will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Around the time I left, I got a new job for the local school district as the administrative assistant. I was Keto for about a year, but then slowly fell off. My appendix and I battled it out and luckily I won. However, now my thyroid is after me. I have completely cut out caffeine. Life has kept me crazy busy, but I missed it here, so here I am, trying to get back into this thing. I know I'm a week and a half late, so I am going to keep this simple-ish. Water. Drink it. 16oz before work - 50 oz at work - 16 oz after work Don't eat like as asshole. Minimize carbs where possible, but don't get all guilt-ridden or give up for slip-ups. Zumba. It ain't pretty, but get 'er done, once per week. andddddd here we go!
  17. I seriously FAIL at checking in. SO, I was doing absolutely awful at this challenge up until last Friday, when I had my Dietitian appointment. The appointment went well. I basically knew everything she told me and she basically said "you know what you need to do and what works, so just DO IT." She scheduled to see me again after two weeks, for accountability. After my appointment I was feeling like it was a waste of time, she didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I'm going to say some time during my sleeping, it all sank in. I *do* know what I have to do. I *do* know what works for me. Even a professional confirmed that. I woke up and started doing it. I have been doing amazing ever since, and I really hope this sticks. I am so happy with my progress. I have lost about 4lbs (admittedly, water weight), but the fact that I am drinking enough water and NOT eating a bunch of over processed CRAP makes me feel amazing. I am really working on being present when I eat, instead of just stuffing my face and going on with my day. I take one bite at a time, I actually TASTE it, I enjoy it. I have been finding myself eating smaller portions and being less hungry through the day. I am actually very happy and proud of my eating habits right now. I have realized that before, I would eat everything as fast as I could, and then eat more, because my attitude towards food was "this is really good. eat it all because you may never have it again". Now, I think "this is good. How am I feeling? My stomach feels full. I can have more another time (breakfast, lunch dinner etc)" I have been consistently logging my food, even if I think I ate too much. I am looking at it as I can have anything I want, as long as (IIFYM) and stays within calorie budget. I have PT in about an hour and that's going well. I haven;t been doing my twice a day exercises. There just aren't enough hours in the day. I do what I can when I can.
  18. Sorry for the late update. Things have NOT been going well, but tomorrow is a new day. I have not been: Doing my PT exercises twice a day Logging what I eat Drinking enough water. However, I have been going to the PT appointments and kicking ass there. My therapist is awesome and doesn't let me slack. He is working towards putting together a new lifting regimen for me. I'm super excited. I have no idea why I haven't been drinking enough water or tracking. Other than being lazy, there is no excuse. I keep telling myself to do better, but I just can't make myself mentally. However, I did have a massive anxiety attack not too long ago. Woke up mid-attack for 3 days in a row. It was awful. I am now on new medications so lets home I get my shit together.
  19. I have no idea where time went, and I could have swore this week was week zero... I will be back to edit this further.... Long term goals: Weight loss. I'm currently maintaining 188lbs. I'm going for 155-165lbs or below, but will be happy to be under 170lbs. Become more physically active. Make it a part of my week, without trying. Don't eat like an asshole. Challenge Goals: Do PT exercises twice/day Go to once/week PT appointment. Log what I eat, try to stay within calorie budget (1470 cals) Go to Dietitian appointment, follow guidelines/advice Drink 90oz water/day Allowances: June 6 - BILs birthday. One meal weekly Side missions: Limit sugar as much as possible. Goal: 50 grams. Natural sugars ok in moderation ok. (i.e. Fruit) Eat at least one serving of veggies with BLD and at least two servings as one of my snacks. Get 7500 steps 3x/week, working up to 10,000 steps by week 4.
  20. I have been inconsistent this week, but I am trying and I am allowing myself variances due to use moving and all the chaos that surrounds it. I forgot how much I hate packing and unpacking and having two toddlers in the middle of it all is about more than I can take after working all day. SOooooo there's that. I finally got a call for my PT. My appointment is Monday afternoon. Definitely looking forward to that. Some things I need to remember for next challenge: Sleep is crucial. Duh, but this 6 hour max thing is not okay. I start getting hungry around 11am and 3:30pm. Pack snacks. After seeing how much sugar I consume, setting a goal of 30grams is now a goal in itself. MUST. GET. PHYSICALLY. ACTIVE. I need to journal my foods. Not necessarily MFP, but maybe in notepad on my phone.
  21. Well, Week three sure was a doozy. Pretty sure I gained a ton of weight last week, but that's ok. I am not going to dwell on that. I am going to move forward. Know better, do better. I called about my PT and THEY STILL HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY REFERRAL!!!! They said they're working on figuring out what's going on. I am feeling restless and really wanting to say screw it and go for a run anyways. I won't, but it's hard when I am not happy with what I'm "allowed" to do. On Saturday we moved into our new place!!!!! We are so excited, and I was/am so exhausted, but it feels good. We are still unpacking and we still have a couple things we need to move, but AHHHHHHH. Yesterday we went shopping and it's the first time in 7 years that DH and I have had a place of our own and a place we can put groceries away. Little things like that people take for granted. Previously, we had a big box we just put a small amount of boxed food in. Since we moved, we have been staying up way too late, and I have been living on caffeine. So, I am dehydrated and bloated. Last night I felt horrible. Today I am focusing on eating less and drinking a ton of water. My goal is to be in bed by 10, lights out by 10:30. Last night we had a family BBQ for Mother's day and BIL's birthday. the SIL's and I were discussing our eating habits and patterns and how we all want to get more active. We decided that we are going to do a couple family hiking adventures. We live in prime hiking country (lower pacific NW) and the weather is finally getting better. This is awesome because I asked DH (a couple days ago) if we could take a family day trip to a local state park and go hiking this coming weekend. Everything is way more fun with more people. (and by more people, I mean people I get along with and that can handle my weirdness). SIL's and I DL'd AllTrails and are already making our plans. We also decided to help keep each other accountable on MFP. Side note: I have been wanting to get DH a fidget cube since I first found out about them. He deals with adult ADHD and PTSD. He came home with one the other day and it made me so happy that he got one for himself. He is actively pursuing ways to help himself and it is inspiring to me. He said he thought it would help me and my anxiety, so he got me one, too. I am in love with it and it makes me feel silly, but just that little inanimate object is making such big changes in our coping mechanisms.
  22. This spoke to me, and I needed it.... thank you.
  23. I may or may not have issues with hoarding alllllll the water bottles and workout tees......
  24. Checking in. This week has been ROUGH as far as food/drinks go. Last Saturday was my Gram's 80th birthday. We had cake Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I vowed to start the week strong, but then the "Sunshine Comittee" at work brought us all donuts and coffee and sweet vanilla creamer. SOOOO that lasted two days. Today, our Teacher's Union brought us giant costco muffins and orange juice. I am hating life and my lack of willpower. I also hate my sugar addiction. This is not fun. I have felt like crap for daysssss now. I am still waiting to get my PT scheduled. I plan on calling when everyone gets back from lunch. I am supposed to meet with the lady who has the house this afternoon and give her our deposit and partial first months rent. We move in Friday!!!! Also, I am tentatively applying for a new job at a bank. Not sure if I want it. Banker's hours? Hell yes. -BUT- I have a good thing going on where I am and as much as I complain, I would be hard pressed to find anything that could remotely compare.
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