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Friday, September 20, 2013

I have had a really stressful summer. First my sister came to stay with me while she was trying to stop drinking. I told her I could not police her drinking this had to be her own decision. Well she offered to cook while she was here while I worked and she is from the south and as skinny as a bean pole. She is an excellent cook but she did not cook very healthy, she refused to use olive oil to cook in, and she fried almost everything I put my weight that I lost back on I didn't exercise like I should have, I would invite her to go for walks and she would refuse. She was here for 2.5 months and I am so depressed that I let myself put this unwanted weight back on. My sister went home and I told her before she left she needed to make an appointment to see her doctor and have her labs drawn. My sister is also a smoker which I am not. My sister called me and told me her HDL (good cholesterol is 29) way too low. She told me her triglycerides were 2589. I just about fell over, I told her she could have a heart attack or stroke and she needs to change her eating habits. My sister thought she was healthy because she is skinny but that totally proved her wrong, she is now on lipitor and fish oil capsules and needs to excerise terribly.
My cholesterol is looking great but I think that has to do with watching what I was eating prior to my sister's visit and my continuing to exercise and documenting what I was eating in Sparkpeople.
So today is the first day of the rest of my life and I am back even though I gained alot of my weight back. I am going to lost this excess weight if it kills me which it could if I keep putting weight on.
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    Sorry your sister's visit was so stressful, but I guess you could say that you had an opportunity to test the other side and confirmed that it's really greener on the SP side, LOL!

    Best of luck getting back on track.

    (We are in the same original SP class.....I was AWOL for 4 years and now back for about 9 months, and lost 60 pounds since last Dec. Now back in shape and determined to make it last this time).
    2585 days ago
    Thank-you to everyone who gave me feed back. I am really gonna try hard to get back on track. emoticon
    2590 days ago
  • AMYANN2005
    You recognized the problem, admitted it, and are working on getting back on track...GOOD FOR YOU! I too have gained back some weight and I have been off sparkpeople for while. I went back and looked at blogs, nutrition logs, and exercise logs from when I was losing weight and made a plan to match some of those activities. I think you're doing great so far. Keep it up! emoticon
    2592 days ago
  • ELISARA2005
    Good luck with your weight loss. It's hard sometimes not to beat yourself up over gains but really its just another part of the journey. Sometimes these setbacks help us keep perspective. I hope the best for your sister.
    2593 days ago
  • RENATA144
    I'm proud of you for working so hard to get back on track !!! You can succeed . I'm sorry that your sis was such a handful. I'm glad that she is out of your home. I hope that she can get the help that she needs. I hope that she takes your lovingly given advice. I hope that she realizes how blessed that she is to have you for a sister. Best wishes to you & your's.
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    2594 days ago
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