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ivy6
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   Posted 11/30/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
How is everyone going with the health and fitness resolutions they made back in January?

Has anyone made any life-improving changes? Formed any new habits? Does anyone need some encouragement to get through the last few weeks of 2008?

Let's cheer each other on as we race (or stumble or stagger) towards the finish line. To quote Mr Obama, "yes, we can!" yeah

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


gemini kiwi
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Exercise Programme

The older we get the more important it is to incorporate exercise into our daily routine.
This is necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and maintain muscle mass.
Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!
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GOOD! That's enough for the first day.
Great job!

Have a glass of wine.

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi for me its to lose weight. I am doing this for me only!!!!
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


gachrons
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy My goal has been to stay out of the hospital this year as the last two Xmas's I was sick. I am doing some cleaning nothing too strenuos so I am not going to go all out with cleaning this year but will do a little project a day until I get things ready. No cooking sweets for me as I will buy what I need.

Also will not be dragging or running threw the woods in deep snow to get the Xmas tree.

I am planning on doing in moderation more ,yesterday I got the mirrors cleaned , and TV and computer not a hard job but looks better .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


LMills
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   Posted 12/1/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My health solutions made back in January would probably make me kick the bucket now hah....

I'm just trying to stay out of the hospital and be well enough to see family. The long car drives are another story...

And then there is my worst fear: flying. Ironically enough my father is a pilot. I've avoided flying as long as possible but my fiance's mother is buying us plane tickets to Missouri for a few days this month so I will be a nervous wreck and you know what that does to the stomach..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
http://weblog.xanga.com/harlequin_garret


Sniper
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   Posted 12/1/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, time sure flies when your having fun !!! My New years resolution in 2008 was to never make another new years resolution. It worked out just great this year , because I did not break it. I will use the same one next month. I do have some plans for next year,, if we have no hurricanes , floods, terrorist attacks, wall street big wig buy outs, rate hikes for taxes, insurance, or medical bills. In other words, I hope things are better but truly I think this will happen when they put me in a box and roll it into the crematorium. Yep, I just as soon get the flames started early. Never was one for waiting around for the inevitable.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Kiwi...I like how you think! :)

gachrons
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   Posted 12/1/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee Sniper hope things get better for you soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 12/2/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I quit smoking 3 months ago. I also wanted to lose weight, but thanks to 9 months of pred, I kind of went the opposite direction of that. mad
Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis
 
Asacol: 4800 mg/day; Entocort: 9mg/day; Metronidazol
Started seeing a Naturopath-Castor Oil Packs, Liquid B Complex, Floragen, Ribes Nigrum, Herbal GI, Chlorella
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"


ivy6
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   Posted 12/2/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Finally, a sensible answer. Thanks, mj.

Congratulations on stopping smoking. That's a huge, brave and really postive step. Good for you!

It's frustrating the way that pred always makes us gain weight. Are you able to exercise at all? I have the feeling that if you're able to exercise and keep healthy while you're on the pred, you might have a better chance of losing the weight once you get off that horrible med.

I think that my biggest health-related achievement this year has been to improve my diet. I eat much, much less sugar than I did last year. I am also exercising more.

Anyone else?

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 12/2/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to stay surgery free this year, but had the one minor op on my face.
Also wanted to stay out of hospital and managed that, so far.
I also wanted to be pred free, but have at least dropped it down further than I have for years.
So my year has been not quite what I expected, but not as bad as it could have been :).
Jo

browneyedgirl
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 12/2/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Everyone,

Well, I didn't make any new year's resolutions. However, after seeing myself in the full-sized mirror at JCPenney's while my "thin" daughters tried on summer clothes, I decided to lose my "prednisone" weight. Long story, short: I joined Weight Watchers in April and I am down 30.2 lbs so far, with 1.8 lbs left to go! Not bad, considering it took 2 years and 3 rounds of prednisone to pack that extra weight on. My birthday was November 8 and I was thrilled to be able to use my gift card to buy a skirt in the single digit size! Now to keep it off while I start a brand new (to me) drug: Entocort. rolleyes Wish me luck.

Jennifer in New Orleans

Meds: Imuran (100 mg) Entocort EC (9 mg) Synthroid (75 mg) Multivitamin, Biotin, B12, Pepcid AC


Matthew
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   Posted 12/2/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   

 

 

       cool cool cool cool cool

       Successes: No KidneyStones in over a year & a half! OK, not a resolution but something to celebrate!

       Eating better. well moderate success.

 

     cry cry cry

       Failures: Nothing major! Did fall of the excercise wagon a bit because of a pair of viruses in October. Legs seem worse now because my Arthritis took advantage. back on course now.

      Oh, and still looking for a love interest. <sigh> The neverending quest..

 

      Next year: I resolve to forget resolutions & just live life!

          Matthew turn turn


CrohnsPatient
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 314
   Posted 12/3/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ivy!

Do you remember me? Nah, you wont, obviously. I have emailed you, I hope you remember me from my Email and DO choose to get back, If not I guess I will understand also. been quite a long time ivy, good to see you and hear from you once again.

mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 12/3/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the positive words Ivy.

I wasn't able to exercise a whole lot this summer because I had a perianal abscess drained in May, and then had some tendon scares with Cipro in Aug/Sept., but I have gotten back on the exercise bandwagon in hopes of losing some of this pred weight!


Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis
 
Asacol: 4800 mg/day; Entocort: 9mg/day; Metronidazol
Started seeing a Naturopath-Castor Oil Packs, Liquid B Complex, Floragen, Ribes Nigrum, Herbal GI, Chlorella
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"

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