Thursday, January 30, 2014
My right arm is not broken went to see the physical therapist and he fixed me up. I'm a cleared for take off. I am good to go to start working out again.
My best friend is getting married! And she asked me to bake the cake! I have never actually done a wedding cake, but I'm stoked because I had always wanted to do one. How much fun is this! The theme is magically in love, the colors are silver and lavender, and the cake is german chocolate with white butter cream frosting. This means I now have a pressing need to really lose some weight so that come the wedding pictures I don't feel like a whale.
We are having the first real rain of our winter season. The local fire department is real scared about the upcoming fire season. The only thing going for us is that last fire season burned a ton of brush and there hasn't been much wet season to make the weeds grow.
As for my current weight situation. I have 95 lbs to lose, I certainly won't be losing that by the wedding in May, however, I would like to only be 70 lbs overweight by then, to be back in One-derland.
The general weight loss plan is simple:
1. Eat home cooked meals. This is the real key. Because even if my calories aren't perfect, eating out is a bugaboo for me. The trick is to always have a good size cooler with plenty to eat in it for me. It also makes it easy to watch carbs/calories/protein.
2. Cardio before breakfast. 5x/week. Any days of the week, it doesn't matter. But, I need it to help my body respond well to my carbs, which are best consumed in the AM.
3. Yoga 2x/week, and stretching 3x/week. Why? I need that to help prevent any further injuries.
4. Weigh in at least once a week. I don't always have the time to do it every day, so in the spirit of being reasonable, once a week is ok.
5. Daily journal what I eat
For the first time in a year and a half, I feel hopeful about my life situation, weight loss/weight gain not withstanding. I have gotten my health care situation ironed out. I have my room squared away for exercise. I have healthy food in the fridge, plenty of skin cream, and I'm ok with most things. The only thing is finding something that is really exciting, my job is sort of 'meh'. Frankly I always find things that don't make a living to be much more interesting.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Its in the low 70s here. The sun is shining for all its worth. It feels like April. We are officially in a drought.
I exercised today!! I did 30 min. of low intensity cardio. Then, I was interrupted by my brother who was not feeling well and needed me to take care of the cat. I was mad at him for not being more responsible. He was up all night (again) and wouldn't even make a phone call to find out if our regular vet was available or not. I got mad But, we patched things up.
Breakfast was just an english muffin. I made eggs/sausage for lunch. I may just have some soup for dinner.
My skin is doing well. But, I feel inflamed. My tendons/connectors all hurt, low grade, but its there.
We did get several business things finished. I feel good about that. The next thing is to improve my focus and increase my knowledge base so that I feel confident in business situations.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Yesterday was one challenge after another. I started the morning with a hike (the first this year!). I even did it before breakfast! I love hiking. Its the best. And, I was a bully. I hopped in the shower first, before my brother, because I'm required to now by my doctor, to get the sweat off right away, it irritates the eczema.
I've been having Asian style veggies for breakfast. That has been working for me. Its filling, completely adjustable on the calories and I get my veggies before I've filled up on anything else. I also had 1 c. of So Delicious Chocolate Coconut milk. It is delicious and low in carbs, only 12 g. per serving.
Then I was unexpectedly required to help my brother by driving him to Medi-cal. I helped him go through the process at their office. The office in Placerville is really good and the staff is helpful. They are really nice. But, that did take all morning.
Here is the challenge: Lunch at a restaurant. Instead of going to McDonald's (which is bad for my ear cellulitis.) I opt for a nice, inexpensive, sit down mexican restaurant. I order the fish tacos (grilled not fried), no cheese, and I get the vegetarian beans. They are delicious and low fat. I know for a low carb style eater this is not the best but its South Beach friendly. I consider this meal a success.
Dinner was another challenge. I had to go to a business presentation at a restaurant. I had hot tea to drink. I had cream of broccoli soup and a side salad with the house dressing. Big mistake. Something made my ears go off. They turned red and painful before I had left the restaurant. I consider this meal to be a learning experience. I learned that I can't eat something I had, either the dressing or the soup. In either event, I'm not having either again. No way.
Now, it is Thursday, and I'm too tired to get up early and exercise. But, I did start the morning with Asian veggies and I have my yoga mat out, but Petra Kolber's Dance off Belly Fat is calling my name. I may do that one mid day. My plan is to have a cup of coconut milk at noon and to do the workout before dinner.
In other news: the kitty is eating 1/2 a can of cat food, I am still forcing a little water down her throat (not too much, don't want her to vomit.). She is no longer running a fever.
My eczema is ok right now. I don't have any bad spots. I'm still taking olive leaf extract everyday and I'm using Psorezma cream to prevent the eczema from coming back where I had had the rash before. I use Cetaphil on most of my body.
My IBS is ok. Basically, my gut is behaving itself. If I don't have cheese or rice, I'm ok. If I don't have dark chocolate, I'm ok.
The plan for tomorrow:
Hike & Stretch Max in the AM before breakfast
Breakfast: Home roast organic Chicken & green beans
Lunch: Chicken sausage & pasta
Dinner: Coconut milk
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I did not start my new plan today, I will start tomorrow. I had to take care of Kitty this morning and I distracted myself instead. Kitty is doing a bit better. She is eating voluntarily some cat food thinned out with water and her fever seems to be down.
I did watch what I ate at lunch. We ate at an Asian restaurant, I had soup, one spring roll, and a single mu shu vegetable roll. Dinner was home roasted chicken and some candy. I need to work on reducing my candy intake.
Tomorrow, I plan to get up in the AM and go for a walk and then I will do Stretch Max with the band. Breakfast will be oatmeal , lunch will be pasta sauce over green beans, dinner will be chicken and vegetables .
I had to go to deal with Medi Cal today. Its tricky right now, I've never qualified for any kind of assistance before. But, with this whole CA Covered care thing, I seem to qualify. Going to their office literally took all day. I'm feeling really stressed out about the whole health care thing. I feel that the level of questions they ask about my income is really invasive. I live with my folks, so I have a nice address, but I am as poor as a church mouse.
I was successful in getting yasmin with a reduction in my costs.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
I have persuaded my dr. to get me a reduced rate on my current BC prescription. Yippee. I will pick it up on Monday. I get three months per prescription. I have one and a half months left so that comes out to 4 months plus two weeks. My plan is to loose as much weight as I can in the next 4 months (goal being 40 lbs) so that if they try to force me into changing my meds again, and I do have to change (which made me gain weight before.) that I would at least not be starting from this weight, but I would be able to demonstrate that I have been losing and that yes it is the new medication.
My cat is not well. She is on antibiotics again, is running a high fever, and is not her normal self. We are force feeding fluids. Not to the point where she vomits or anything, its just that she doesn't have the energy to drink and tends to get dehydrated. Poor kitty
My weight loss plan:
1. Eat within my calorie range 1300-1400 calories/day
2. Eat low protein, high fat, moderate healthy carb mediterranean diet
3. Cardio 5x/week before breakfast
4. Daily weigh in
5. Daily journal & meditation
This week's exercise rotation:
Monday: Walk 1 mile, Gary Bromley Yoga Class
Tuesday: Petra Kolber Dance DVD
Wednesday: Walk 2 miles, stretch max
Thursday: Gin Miller Step Reebok
Friday: Walk 2 miles, fitness ball strength training
As for the rest of my life:
I had to donate my car. Sigh. But, you know what? It was time.
I am studying for my next professional exam. I will be certified as a inspector. I am also now the owner of my business. The business has a couple of potential contracts on the horizon that we are applying for. And, my new medical card has arrived so that may help defer some of the costs of my medical coverage. Overall, except for the fact that my cat may be dying I am doing ok.
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