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Wake up with determination...go to bed with satisfaction.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Wake up with determination...go to bed with satisfaction.

Yesterday, at the Care Center, the Dietitian came in to talk to me. She had my weight listed, and thought there was an error. The weight listed from a year ago at the hospital was 117 pounds more than what was listed on my chart now.

She asked me how they got that wrong, and I said to her, what makes you think it is wrong? She said, what do you mean? I said, it looks like I have lost 117 pounds in a year, and I have.

She was pretty surprised, and smiled at me, and said, OK, how did you do that? I told her about Spark, about changing the way I look at food, and how I am a different person than I was when I went in for surgery a year ago.

As she was talking to me, my lunch came in from the cafe. I had ordered some soup, and some fresh fruit and yogurt. She looked at it, and said, "that's a great lunch". I said, it is, but my only disappointment here is that you don't have ingredients listed on your menu, nor do you have calories and fat content listed. She told me she was working on it, and hoped to have that fixed this year. She also told me that there were a lot of people that worked here that didn't want calories listed on the menu.

I told her that I knew why. She waited, and I said, everything here is made with butter. You can taste it. Obviously it makes things taste richer, but doesn't make them good for you. Mabye people don't want to know, but they SHOULD want to know.

She agreed, congratulated me on my effort this year, and said "if everyone ordered the lunch you did, I would be out of a job". I said, I would bet that very few people order the lunch I did, and you will never be out of a job, as long as people go on diets, and don't change their outlook on food, and not care about having butter in everything they eat.

By the way, the cafe is VERY good about not using butter on things I order. I talked to them after the first meal, and said that I was on a calorie restricted diet (they assumed it was Doctor ordered...not ME ordered!!), and have been great about fixing things with no or little fat.

The food is great. It is great, even without the butter.

After seeing the reaction from the Dietician yesterday, and remembering all that I have accomplished this year, I am working even harder today on getting my knee working again. I have had tougher tasks to accomplish than one measley knee, and found ways to be successful. I will do that again, and cannot wait to get back to my regular exercise program.

I WILL wake up with determination, and go to bed with satisfaction, that I have worked as hard as I can to get the heck out of here!!

Spark on.
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    You have such a great story and so much advice to share. I'm glad you were able to share it with someone who has the ability to help so many others.
    1847 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    1849 days ago
    So you fixed the management and now you've fixed the kitchen. What's next? Are you going to start working on the custodians???? LOL

    You've just shared your story with another person. That spark of inspiration just travelled to a new being, to be shared with countless other people. You are such a gift, Jane, and I am so grateful that you've given yourself to all of us!

    Keep Sparking, my friend, and sharing your love. You are AWESOME! XOX
    1849 days ago
    emoticon Doing great, especially by sticking to your guns!
    1850 days ago
    WAY TO GO.
    1850 days ago
    Sounds like things are going well and it really is amazing that you lost all that weight in one year!
    1850 days ago
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    This post made me so happy. I've had similar experiences and could just imagine the whole conversation with the Dietitian.
    1850 days ago
    emoticon story and emoticon post!! emoticon on the weight loss!!
    1850 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    emoticon emoticon What a great teaching moment and what a receptive student, but it sounds like the Dietitian is fighting and uphill battle. Hopefully she will use the information you gave her to sway the powers that be.

    Take care and Spark on!
    1850 days ago
    Great story about the 117 pounds!
    I'm glad you are feeling good.
    1850 days ago
    Love your determination....and the wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction. LOVE that..... Spark on Dear Jane, Spark on !!!!
    1850 days ago
    You have come such a long way Jane. You are even opening the eyes of the clinics dietien. You should take her job and show the clinic what healthy eating is all about. I love the way you think. I love how you have your priorities on your health. I thank you for I need this and alot. I need your mindset. Your blogs are always a learning and refreshing experience for me.

    Lots of hugs, Love Maria emoticon
    1850 days ago
  • MARTHA324
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    Love the post, love your attitude and love your success!

    Spark on! and keep sharing your success with others.
    1850 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13354694
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    1850 days ago
    Your weight loss is a fantastic achievement, but it saddens me that the dietician assumed it must be a mistake. That tells me that very few people are prepared to put in the same hard work and self discipline. It also saddens me that people who work in the healthcare profession think that it's OK to eat rich food every day, so long as you don't actually see the nutritional content!
    I know things are tough at the moment, but I also know that you are tougher. Keep working. I'm willing you on!
    1850 days ago
    Fiercely DETERMINE.
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    1850 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16110307
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    1850 days ago
    How right you are---- They SHOULD want to know --!!
    Your attitude is commendable and so is your resolve to work as hard as you can--!
    --- So you can get the heck out of there; for you have mountains to climb! Ha...
    1850 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I know you will be up and about with your normal routine before you know it....
    1850 days ago
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    1850 days ago
    You are rocking it! Good you had that conversation w/the dietitian. I remember the first time I went back to my thyroid Dr. for my annual check up, I'd lost 100 lbs. since the previous visit. I could hear the chatter and finally someone asked if there was a mistake because it appears to be 100 lbs. different from the year before. NOPE. And I too talked about SP. Good for YOU for doing that too. OMG 117 lbs. is fabulous!

    HUGS and hope that you continue on with your determination to be healthy in your setting right now.

    1850 days ago
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