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In the Box

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

August 01, 2013 2:41 p.m.

Mary Weaver is on weight loss journey with HMR, a clinically monitored weight management program through Sarah Bush Lincoln, and is sharing her experience with our community. She resides in Neoga with her husband, Ray.

Day 41

Another day in the books and in the box. My shakes and I had another good day. Today after lunch I was feeling chilly, so I had some chicken soup. It hit the spot, warmed me up and is available to replace a shake if I want. I remain amazed that I have not become tired of the shakes. I have a blender that is able to make the shakes the consistency of ice cream, and I do love my ice cream.

I was surfing the net and looking for information about food and found a couple of interesting things. A 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew contains the equivalent of about 22 packets of sugar. I always thought it was the caffeine that juiced me up, but it’s the sugar. Who knew? Another fact is that lack of sleep leads to sugar cravings. I know I have fed that craving many a time.

Our group had an assignment for this week. We were to break our physical activity (exercise) into more than one session. I was able to get in a 15-minute walk at work on my break in the morning, and after work I went to the mall to walk as it was raining cats and dogs. I walked 45 minutes at a pretty good clip. I have been riding my bike instead of walking, and believe I will start alternating because I could feel that I was using different muscle groups. By the time I finished walking, I was feeling a little weird…okay more than the usual weird. When I got home my blood sugar was 77. I had my last shake of the day (Peach Mango) and started feeling better. I wonder if I can get off my diabetes medication. I sure hope so.

Over the weekend I bought a new seat for my bike. It is a rectangular seat without the pointy part in front. After I got it adjusted I really liked it. I found it at K-Mart.

I am picking up my granddaughters after work tomorrow and they will be with me for six days. Should the weather hold, I am sure they will help me get in lots of physical activity and make me have sugar cravings….just kidding.

Before marriage a man yearns for the woman he loves. After marriage, the “y” becomes silent.

I am In The Box.

Categories: Weight Loss


Molly Daniel
Mary, I am proud of you! Making a change that requires and every-day commitment is hard work, and you are doing it! Let's ride bikes together soon.