Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday or time to actually face the music

Weigh In Wedneday

I knew today's weigh in would be bad.  I've known that since Halloween it was going to be a difficult next few days (and not because of the normal candy excuse).  With Mr. Bill in the hospital we've been rotating shifts in and out and sitting with him so not only has eating been sporadic, it's also been a lot of eating out and poor choices and virtually no exercise. Well, I finally took a peek at the scale this morning.  Yep, it was bad.


Up 1.8 from last week.

I've got to try to figure out a way to make all this work.  I'm terrified about slipping back into bad habits.

On the actual plus side, I've managed to get a lot of reading done and played a good bit of Plants Vs. Zombies 2. 







So, I've got to figure out a way to get my food choices better, and it's easier to do that at work, but we also didn't have a chance to meal plan this week so that's one more issue I'm dealing with.  Chris actually was able to make some tilapia and veggies last night so I ate that when I came home from the hospital, but tonight we are both going up there after work and that usually means we are both too tired so we will find something to grab on the way home.  And it would be much easier when Mr. Bill gets strong enough to where he can eat by himself, but as of now, it's almost a full time job keeping him occupied and from pulling out his iv. 

Alzheimer's and dementia suck.  That is all. :(

35 comments:

  1. awwww Desiree, my heart goes out to you, its a seriously tough situation you're in. But I know you can get through it and the fact that you are aware of these problems means that you're less likely to slip back into bad habbits, all you can do at the moment is the best that you can under current circumstnces.

    xxx

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    1. Thanks. I hope so. I feel so lost with not getting any exercise done. It feels ...wrong.

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  2. It's a rough situation you're in right now and I think a little bit of easing up on yourself is in order. When you have a normal routine again, I'm sure everything will even itself out. Dementia and Alzheimer's are definitely awful. Been there, done that with one of my grandmother's...I understand.

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  3. Ahh Des, I am so sorry about the situation! I understand how getting out of new habits can make us really scared to slip into old ones--I was just there the last 2 weeks. But you are strong and I know you will get through this--thinking good thoughts for Mr. Bill every day!

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  4. Sorry about your situation with Bill. My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago. I don't think it's progressed very far but I only get to see her over the holidays.

    As far as the food, are you able to make a big batch of something in the crockpot over the weekend? That might help with several meals over the week. Or, if you stop somewhere, maybe pick up some Chinese with the steamed veggies. You'll just need to add some spices so it'll have flavor. That'll last a few days also.

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    1. Yea, I'm going to probably prep about 5 different meals this weekend. That's the plan at least and I really think that is going to help the situation. I always try to pre-bag my snacks each week so I'll just continue doing that.

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  5. I'm sorry about all that you have going on right now. It can be really hard to find a balance when your schedule gets turned into someone else's schedule. Sending prayers for your family!

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  6. Maybe packing a lunch box to take with you could work? Pick up apples, cheese sticks, bananas, sliced turkey, crackers, things you can snack on, or make a meal with. I know how hard it can be when your routine is thrown for a loop, but if you can't control how active you are, then you can try and control what you eat, by bringing your food? Just a though.

    I know it's tough. You will get through this though, so make sure you cut yourself some slack. xo Thinking of you.

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    1. Yea, definitely going to be working on those meals this weekend and try to prep for the whole week once I can get a few hours.

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  7. Alzheimer's is an awful disease. My maternal grandfather had it; so hard to watch loved ones go through that. Just do your best right now, since your energies are focused elsewhere and def cut yourself some slack.

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  8. Sorry things are so crappy for you guys right now:( Sending you good vibes. What saves my life when I'm busy and don't have time to pack food is good old Subway.

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    1. Subway is a great suggestion! They have one in the hosp. too, at least this new one.. They didn't in the other one.

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  9. Alzheimer's is such an awful, heartbreaking, disease. My grandmother passed away due to complications from it, so I empathize with you. You and your family are in my thoughts!!

    It is understandable that the difficulties you are dealing with may set you back, but it is only one week. Just don't let one week turn into two, three, or ten. You can do it!!

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  10. I'm sorry you're going through a rough patch. I like Shannon's suggestion earlier about packing easy snacks, though.

    I do hope things will get better soon and you'll be back on track!

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  11. What about making freezer-friendly meals? Or as some one else already said, the crock pot!! You can also take food with you in a lunchbox or bring shelf stable food that won't spoil that day and bring a big bottle of water with you as well. If the water is all you can do, you'll be getting your exercise in just by all the bathroom trips!! And you mentioned that you are rotating shifts, what if the person who is at home were to make dinner so that when the other one gets home from the hospital, dinner is made? And if you must go out, there are still healthy options. There's subway and you can still get fast food if you order it the right way. Just a few tips to hopefully make it easier.

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    1. Yea I'm definitely going to try to meal prep if I can get a few hours to myself this week. And yea, Chris and I do that anyway (the meal switcheroo thing... :) )

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  12. I'm sorry that you and your husband are going thru this. It is harder to stay on track when life gets in the way. Hang in there, girl! If I have to eat out (and I'm trying to stay on track), Subway doesn't make me feel too guilty. But I agree with most of the girls: trying to pack healthy snacks. You got it, D!

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  13. omg I'm so addicted to Plants V Zombies 2! But it gets so hard!!! And I know what you mean I'm currently off track and I can't find time to exercise right now :c

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    1. Haha yea, it does, but I'm like obsessed with getting 3 stars! Thanks hopefully it will get easier soon for the both of us

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  14. So glad i got to meet you in person. :) You are so sweet & cute!! :) Really sorry about all that's going on with your father-in-law. Praying for him still. 1.8 isn't bad. You will get it back off. xoxo

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    1. Aww glad I met you too! Maybe next time we can chat longer! I didn't want to keep you from your work too much! Thanks hun!

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  15. Big hugs, and be kind to yourself. I'm so sorry for the struggle you're going through with your father-in-law, dementia and Alzheimer's really do suck and being a caregiver is a constant, demanding job. I understand the deep fear of backsliding back into old habits, but have faith in yourself that this is just a challenging time and that when things get back to normal then your good habits will too. Thanks for keeping us posted and best wishes for Mr. Bill's health to improve.

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  16. Sending good thoughts your way. Don't worry about the small gain, you know what it is from and you have a lot going on right now.

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  17. Real life definitely gets in the way of your fitness goals sometimes - just do the best you can and know that you can get back on track when things get smoother. Just keeping it in mind will help keep you from straying too far, even if you can't workout or eat like you want to. Good vibes to your family! - Jess

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  18. I am sorry about your Father-in-law, it is hard to stay on track when something like that is going on, so a 1 pound gain is not that bad so don't beat yourself up okay. Since it has been so hectic on you while you are at the hospital every hour or half hour maybe if you did a lap or two around the hospital that would keep your metabolism going. I hope everything begins to get better for your family.

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