Tuesday, May 04, 2010
well, there is a lot to be said for being sick.
all of a sudden i got hit with this cough that just would not let go. then, friday, i was driving home from work (80 degrees outside) and i had my windows up and the heat full force and I WAS SHIVERING i was sooooo cold and evry bone in my body ached!! thank god the chills and achy bones only lasted 1 day!
as soon as i laid down to go to bed, i couldn't stop coughing. this has been the case since saturday. then i just have these coughing fits, you know when you know something is there but it just wont come out?
well, i've been going to work, coming home and going to bed for the past 4 days. today i had to try to go to the gym. my withdrawls got the better of me. i did 38 minutes on the treadmill before my nose was running so fast i could not keep up and that THING was back in my throat and it just didn't want to leave. i didn't want to keep coughing around everyone in the gym so i just packed up and high tailed it on home.
just had my chicken soup and wanted to drop you all a line before hitting the sack. i figure by tomorrow i should be good to go. i'd better be, i have a trainer appointment tomorrow night.
the one good thing about being sick? i didn't feel good, so i couldn't eat much --- lost 5lbs. 275 this morning.
bless you all and may you remain healthy and happy, no matter what!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well, computer is up and running.
The hard drive crashed and my dear hubby put a new one in. Yes, my friends, I lost lots of stuff that I am NOT happy about. Although I have 2 external drives with most of my 'STUFF' on them, I still had a lot of stuff on the main drive. I am soooooo bummed it isn't even funny.
Did the gym 4x last week. Fun Fun Fun.
I've been slacking on my wii though. I skipped it completely today thinking I was going to get a great workout tonight -- my 1st meeting with the personal trainer at the gym.
We talked for quite a bit, then he (Chris) took us around and showed us proper form on the machines for a full body workout. I am rather excited. Before I was doing things I 'felt like' doing, NOW I have a routine to follow and I work well with routines. I am betting I will make lots of progress at the gym before my next meeting with him. That is 2 weeks away because hubby is having knee surgery tomorrow (scope) and will probably need at least a week to get back to the gym, let alone work on the routine.
We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 AM!!! That is sacrilegious!! A day off is meant for sleeping late! Isn't it?
Good thing is after I get him home and comfy --- I am off to the GYM! I soooooo can't wait. I have this card to fill out with the exercises I do so my trainer can track my progress. He was in absolute shock when I told him I had lost 65lbs since Dec 28th. Floored is more like it. He said that is usually a years worth of work and I must be working really hard. I felt so good hearing that. I was surprised how comfortable I was dealing with a trainer. But he was young (23), very knowledgeable and very friendly.
Down to 283 so I am still staying focused. I am amazed that I do not have control issues when it comes to eating. It's like I just made up my mind to eat right and that was that. I have no cravings and absolutely no desire to overindulge. The part that I thought would be the worst is turning out to be a non-issue. I find that really strange, especially since it has lasted since December. I am considering myself blessed for being able to stay focused like this. I guess when I think about it, I am just downright DETERMINED to succeed and lose all the weight that I want to this time. WITH NO EXCUSES. I think that mindset is what is doing it for me. Even when I have an awful day at work I don't even think about eating my problems away..... not even a single thought. I've come way too far to slide back.
Well, so much for the book. Just wanted to fill you guys in on what I've been up to a little bit, since I've been out of touch with the computer issue for a little bit. Had to use my phone to update status and log food and exercises. NOT FUN with the phone. I definitely need a full sized keyboard.
Tomorrow I am hitting the gym and fruit stand and then I am coming here and I am catching up with all my friends.
Hope you are all well and staying on track. Miss you all!!! As the good 'ol governor of California, Arnold, would say.... I'll be Baaaaaaaack!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
well, i had a great start to the day...
worked out on the wii
had a great breakfast
cleaned my car, seats, floor, windows -- everything!
bought a new back wiper
bought a new set of gym cloths
went to gym with a friend who wants to join - she was a member of another gym before so she knew how to use all the equipment.... it was fun!
set up appointment for a personal trainer (thanks kim!)
went home and the rest of the day went to crap!
i was sitting in my car in the drive way and felt funny. my jaw/ear hurt. i had this big lump on my lymph node. i immediately called my dr's office and they said they'd get back to me. ....... yeah, hours later still no phone call and by now my heart is racing -- i think the lump was stressing me out!!! -- so hubby called the service and my dr was actually on call for the night. yeah, he never called back either. --- bottom line, i went to the emergency room because the lump appeared to be getting bigger in the 4 hours since being discovered.
well, apparently i have the beginning of an ear infection that caused my lymph node to swell up. yeah, i have NEVER had an ear infection in my entire life. YOU want to tell me how I GOT THIS ONE? no clue. i don't even know if i believe this diagnosis. i guess if the antibiotic works and the lump goes down --- the er dr. will have done good.
the best part of all this... i was only at the ER for 1 hour and 10 minutes -- start to finish. this is a miracle! i think my lowest record (no, we don't go all the time, probably end up there 1 time a year) for getting out of there is just under 4 hours. it is horrific. you could die in the waiting area and no one would ever find out. pretty sad.
so, my heartrate has returned to normal now that i am not worried about this lump anymore. my lymph node is very sore from the fluid built up in it and i am tired.
going to bed.
hope all is well with everyone. stay focused. stay the course. stay motivated. our time is right around the corner.
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