Thanks to everyone for your support, I appreciate it so much.

My COPD is really acting up today, feeling rotten, coughing much, breathing little. These are the days when I really need that support, as much as I need to go back and re-read my post and others'. I am a little frustrated over the fact that I really haven't lost any weight yet. I had lost about 4 pounds in the first 5 days, but have put it back on, took off 2, then put that back on. I retain water pretty bad and my feet and ankles are really swollen, so I know that's part of it. However, in the past, when I would "start a diet", I would lose 8-10 pounds the first week and a steady 2 pounds a week after that. I'm not sure why it's not coming off right now. I know I'm not getting a lot of activity, but I do hall-walk several times a day and make myself move around from chair to chair. Anyway, I'm staying in my carb level, staying around 1800 calories a day and my blood sugars are the best they've been since I started tracking. So, I'm doing everything I can and I just have to believe the weight will come off with time. So, onward and downward (pound-wise, that is).

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Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on January 19, 2013 at 1:48pm

I have to believe that you can do it Granny Sue, I managed to lose 50 or 60 pound over a two year period and it wasn't always a downward slide. I can see more determination in you that I ever felt in myself. There are starts and stops but the important part is the starts. If you always start after a set back that's what matters. It might be three steps foward and two steps back but at least you will be one step closer.

I know you will do it because I believe you can.

Comment by Izzie_bubbles on January 20, 2013 at 5:59am

Keep your head up Granny Sue!

Comment by Granny Sue on January 20, 2013 at 7:37pm

Again, thanks to all of you. I really appreciate the support and help. I usually drink lots of water but got out of the habit when I was in bed so long. I'll start working on that tomorrow, thanks for the reminder.


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