Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I rarely post on here, which I am going to change!! :)
I signed up to run my first half marathon this November! I've been training slowly, but illness and a minor surgery recently set me back. I'm looking forward to getting back on the horse and finishing!!
I think I have to maintain a 16 minute mile in order to qualify to complete the marathon. I'm shooting for at least a 10 or 12 minute. I know I can reasonably accomplish that much, and it leaves me some time to slow down and pace myself if I need.
I've joined up with a charity for this even and I'm so looking forward to working with them! It's Alex's Lemonade Stand, we're all coming together to raise money and fight childhood cancer.
I've known many people who have been affected by cancer in some form or another and I and eternally grateful for the opportunity to join in the cause.
I even have a cool fundraising page: http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/111399
If anyone reads this, I need help reaching out to more people and figuring out how to fundraise. Has anyone done charity runs before?
Monday, September 23, 2013
Mother Nature paid me a nasty visit this weekend, but I feel so energized and optimistic about my future. I've been making small changes. Nothing huge, because I want to improve my way of living permanently. :)
I've cleaned out my closet and sorted through so many clothes that I will be dropping off at the new Savers that just opened down the street. I realized that a lot of those clothes were from my absolute lowest point during my battle with Anorexia. I was almost 30 lbs lighter. But with my BDD, I never noticed. When I tried to put a skirt on to size up how much I'd have to lose, I realized it would never happen. I have curves and muscle now, I didn't before. I am learning to love them and will not give up my healthy body in order to fit back into those size threes. Never again.
So I packed them all up and there is so much more room left! All these things that fit, that I don't have to pine after. I feel the weight on my shoulders lessening every day. And for me, that is progress.
I am eating right, exercising a little more every week and feel fantastic. I know in the long term, I will see fantastic -Permanent- results, and that is what I am aiming for.
This weekend was good. I am happy. :) I will continue moving forward and making progress.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Yesterday I went to bed in such a sour mood for a few different reasons. But this morning, after reading a few articles on here and adding a recipe to my page, I am feeling so much better!
I have a delicious cup of coffee, a big bowl of strawberries and a much better mood to help me get through the day. :)
I wasn't able to do my morning routine today, but I'll make up for it after work. I know I'll be feeling much better then.
Monday, September 16, 2013
It's september. I ended up in my doctor's office multiple times over the year for digestive issues. The moment she began throwing UC around, I freaked out and started focusing on my health more than weight loss. I put my exercising on a hold for the moment. There were days I was in so much pain that I couldn't do anything but curl up and wait for it to pass.
I've been on medication that helped fix my problems and now can go about my normal routines. My diet has drastically changed and I feel much better. The only problem now is throughout this past year, I have gradually gained about 10 pounds. It's not a huge change, but I noticed that a lot of my clothes are tighter and some just don't fit at all.
Now that I'm feeling better and my doctor says I'm ok, I'm ready to start this journey anew. I start and stop all the time. It's awful. There is no way to know if I will stick through my plans this time, but I want to. I want to so bad.
I now have a new, full time job, I've graduated from college, I have no other concerns besides my weight. (And if I could get someone to clean my house, that'd be awesome! ;P)
I'm going to do this again. The right way. The healthy way. And I will not give up this time.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Yesterday I had an allergic reaction to a hefty amount of dairy. My lactose issues have gotten out of hand and some suspect I may have an ulcer.
I've been in horrible pain all day, exhausted and stressed. I have a doctors appt scheduled for Friday to figure out what's going on.
I'm hungry but I can't eat anything deep fried because it makes me sick, dairy because it makes be sick, subway because that's what started all of this yesterday and citrus because it agitates my stomach. It took me an hour to finish a peanut butter sandwich and a handful of baby carrots. Unfortunately, a trip up to my school's union made me realize that, at the present, I am unable to consume 90% of what is available. I almost cried in the middle of the food court.
If anyone reads this, are there any places I can go to find some lactose free recipes? I love cooking and I need to take control of my diet before I get even more sick.
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