CP weight loss struggle and good news!

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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember reading a while back about others' struggles with weight loss. Are there any success stories? Has any one lost any weight, gained it back, or just had fun or not so much fun trying new ways to lose weight?

One of the well-meaning church members told me to go on the all watermelon diet, another told me about how much beans have helped her lose weight. In the end, I just have been walking as much as I am able when I am able, eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and eliminated soft drinks except on very special occasions. turn

Today, my slip came in for my wedding dress and I had to try the dress, undergarments, and slip on to see if I needed an alterations appointment. I have been on pins and needles praying that the weight I gained since buying it was not going to keep the dress from fitting, and it needs taken in at several spots! yeah Talk about a big sigh of relief! My fiance is happy too, although it means a larger alterations bill, it means a happy woman in his house. It was like a victory, losing weight around my belly and hips, the hardest places for me to lose.

Has anyone else had any happy events come up lately? Something to bring a smile to your face and combat the sadness CP can bring?

I miss the Koffee Klatch and hearing the silly stories we could come up with.

I am just so happy I had to share with my Healingwell family. I hope everyone is having a low pain night. I am up still and unable to find a comfortable position for sleep.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to share happy and sad.
Mindy

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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Mindy :)

Happy events? I went to the Tutankhamun exhibition here in Melbourne the other night - on free tickets courtesy of my old university. It was beautiful, fascinating and wonderful to 'escape' the house, painful though it was.

As far as the Koffee Klatch goes, is there any reason why we can't start it again ourselves? I must admit that I miss it too.

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

Chutz
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   Posted 8/19/2011 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi gals~

Just a note on the Koffee Klatch. It will be back soon. I would love some help/ideas/suggestions for topics but they really do need to be posted by a moderator. The reason being is we are using valuable and costly space every time we post. I had to do some talking way back when to get the OK to do 'off topic' posts. Once we started it has spread around other forums at HW and people do love to have a place to laugh and talk about things besides being sick. So if there is a problem with lack of space then the admin/owner needs only to talk to the moderators to find a solution. Also, having a mod posts the topic there isn't a worry ( I hope!) ;-) about having them be appropriate.

If anyone cares to email me a list of ideas and/or topics please feel free and I'll collate them for future use. I have been working off a 50+ page list for a long time, plus the time that others held Koffee Klatch time, so I'm sure new and fresh ideas would be welcomed by everyone.

Hope this helps and I'll post something before long about the 'new and improved' (ok, had to use that phony phrase...lol) KK. You might just find it will be under a new name also. ;-)

Chutz
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   Posted 8/19/2011 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Chutz. I'll put my thinking cap on :)
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 8/19/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Mindy I'm so happy for you with the weight loss. It's so hard to exercise when you're in pain all the time.

I miss the koffee klatch too and will put my thinking cap on as well Chutz.

I hope you're both having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 8/20/2011 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Great job Mindy!!!

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

straydog
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   Posted 8/20/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Mindy that is awesome that you have lost the weight you wanted to. What a great boost that must have been when you tried your things on.

Job well done.
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   Posted 8/20/2011 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mindy....

I've thought about you frequently.... I'm so excited to hear of your weight loss! Trust me, I know what a GREAT feeling that is - and I'm VERY happy for you!!

I've lost all the weight from the twins..... but I've got a while to go before I'll be where I want to be. I've got a wonderful friend trying to help me..... I found for me, the problem is that I DON'T eat. Which sounds weird. But I get so darn busy that I forget to eat. Well, I guess your body goes into starvation mode and holds on to what you have. So he's having me eat small meals, every 3 hours.... high in proteins, with some fruits, small amount of carbs, etc. I literally am having to FORCE myself to eat.

I think all these darn hormones, though, are holding on to some of my weight. I mean, I'm never going to be stick thin. I have a "woman's body" - hourglass, or whatever you want to call it w/out me being way too descriptive :) :) I'd be so happy to drop 20 more pounds. For me, though, it's more about health than body image.

I'm happy for you Mindy - and have been thinking of you.

Many hugs - Tina
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