Thursday, January 03, 2013
I actually could have done this the other day but refrained myself. :-)
I have not been as dedicated to my journey as I should have been this past year. I have let cravings and lack of focus keep my calories too high. I am proud of myself that my exercise has become more consistent. And even though my calories have not been within my range on most days, I have made small changes...more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and more aware of ingredients.
So back to my almost dancing in public... 3 years ago I had to be put on cholesterol medicine. My total cholesterol was over 200, and the other areas,(triglycerides, HDL, LDL) were also out of normal ranges. Well, I had my annual visit the other day and my total cholesterol has come down to 155 and the other areas are all within normal ranges. Dr did not say anything about taking me off the medicine yet, but that is okay with me because I know my nutrition is still not where it needs to be. I still have more work to do, but all this tells me that I am on the right track. I can't wait to start seeing the weight come off but at least I can officially say I am healthier!!!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I want to start with all the good stuff that I have encountered over the last few weeks. I am so proud of myself for the effort I have made to really stay motivated and become a healthier person. I am more aware of what I am eating and have really seen a decrease in the amount of food I feel I need to consume at each mealtime. I have started increasing my fruits and veggies more. Still have a little trouble with going over my daily sodium, but I am staying w/in my calorie range on the majority of days- usually only going over by about 50-75 calories when I do exceed the daily goal. I also am exercising consistently- a few days of rest here and there, though. Last week I lost another pound so I am down a total of 10 pounds. My inches are really where I see the biggest improvements so far. My clothes are not as tight and able to bend over to tie shoes and pick up items easier. Just feeling better all the way around....that is until this week.
This week has been emotionally rough for me. Yesterday I even found myself saying that I am not happy with everything- my job, my church, my family. I just wanted to runaway and hide. This is so not like me. I did not think I was going to be able to continue driving to work because I was fighting back tears so badly yesterday morning. However, today I am slowly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am hoping it is just PMS that I am experiencing. I have an IUD and ,therefore, do not have a period, per say, but I still experience all the other symptoms. But this month they were bad. Yes, things have been stressful with all of those areas I mentioned, but I really love my job, my church, and my family. There are some things that I need to work through and today I finally see some relief ahead. It's like a switch has been turned off and the extreme emotions are gone. Really praying this will not become the norm each month during this time.
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