Had my 2nd dr appt leading to my surgery.

I only lost 1 lbs in the month since I've seen my dr. I'm not doing too good with the dieting because I don't want to diet because I always gain weight when I diet. So, this weekend I'm gonna go out and buy a very expensive elliptical trainer. I got my tax refund and I can afford it and I know it will help me. I'm gonna get one that's like the kind at the gym. Precor. I always get a great work out on them and I love to use them. I have an elliptical already that I use but it doesn't give me the kind of workout that I really need so I'm gonna either sell it or give it to my sister or parents.  I'm so glad that today is friday. I'm still worried about my job, but I'm gonna start kicking butt so I don't lose my job. If I lose my job I won't be able to get the surgery. So I have to at least be able to keep my job for the next 6 months so I can get the surgery. After that I will hopefully get a job teaching and then I will be where I want to be in my life.  Since I have been dog sitting I have walked a lot more and now I'm only .25 from accomplishing my goal to walk 100 miles. It is sure going to feel good once it's done. Now I only counted miles I walked with I was exercising not miles that I walked all day. I'm gonna get ready to leave for work now. 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Thats so great you have planned to do something until your op comes up, great stuff Andrea! I know you say that you gain weight when you diet so why don\'t you post your day\'s food and maybe your friends can give you some tips. Take care my friend and so glad you are strong again - even though you don\'t like the job give it all you\'ve got as its the means to an end (the op).
LivingWater
LivingWater

There are two schools of thought as to how to begin losing weight. One is \"jump starting\" your loss by going very low in calories. I disagree with that, since it lowers the metabolism right off the bat. By the second or third week you may hit a stubborn plateau and find further loss very difficult. The second plan is reduce your calories very gradually. I read somewhere \"200 extra calories a day could be keeping you fat.\" In other words, it\'s not necessary in most cases to reduce your calorie intake by 500 or more calories to begin losing weight. By keeping a log for a week, find out how many calories you\'re eating and reduce that by just 200 calories. You may not lose much (or any) on the scale right away, but your face and body parts will improve. When you\'re used to eating 200 less, cut by 100 more, and 100 more until you\'re losing l to 2 lbs. a week.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Glad to are up and rearing to go again. We all have our down days and where else can you go but to your friends here at ds.