Sunday, November 03, 2013
Just a few weeks ago, I was working about 80 hours a week. It was grueling and heavy, but I got lots of exercise and was losing weight. The downside was I felt so bad all the time. Physically, I was healthier in one way and not in another way. My meds were keeping my stomach torn up and I really didn't get all the benefits of the meds.
Prices have been going up and we can't keep up so we were planning a move to Florida. Warmer climate and lower property values. I had about 60% of the house packed when it happened. Of course, it had happened before, however, I had no idea what it was. Thought it was viral.
About a month ago, I became very ill and couldn't work. Three days later I ended up in the er via med center. That tiny little umbilical hernia ended up being incarcerated and I lost a wee bit of my colon (1/3), my gallbladder and hernia (so long belly button) during emergency surgery. Exercise at this point is getting out of bed and walking around the house or going to the doctor's office. Even with all the surgery, I knew in ICU, I was feeling better.
My stomach issues are better as I decided I was going on insulin for my diabetes instead of the pills that covered this other problem up. Or rather problems.
I am glad to be back and still want to continue to lose weight. It is going to be harder since I am physically not able to do as much. I really get tired easily. I am doing leg exercises in bed and resuming some house hold chores like cooking and some light cleaning. I think they are estimating four months before I start to feel normal. One month down and three to go....lol.
One hard this is having the PICC line as the stuff affects my tastes. Don't want to eat anything with salt, no cheese, ham, etc. Sweet things taste the best....not good! Oh, well, glad this happened before we got on the road to leave. We travel backroads so this would not have been good off the beaten track!
Thursday, August 01, 2013
This weekend, I will be recuping from this last hard week at work. I will then start to spark again on Monday. I haven't been cooking and have been doing all the no no's from being too tired to cook or even shop. Looking forward to getting back in the program and seeing positive physical changes!!!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I am definitely feeling better. Part of my feeling better is realizing I am pushing myself too hard. I work a lot....two of the jobs are very physical and the other isn't, but very time consuming so most weeks I am working well over 50 hours. I have been doing this for about a year and am really tired. I am so tired, I am no longer performing where I should be on these jobs. Taking a big step to feeling better, I gave up part of one of my jobs. I will no longer be working as many hours on the physical end. Physical exercise is important, however, too much of a great thing isn't great. I believe a couple of more days of rest and relaxation and getting my attitude where it needs to be, I will be ready to jump back on the healthy eating train. I am looking forward to losing the rest of the weight. It is time to take care of myself in all ways, not just financially.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Many may say this is the same as an attitude adjustment, however, when attitude adjustment is mentioned I picture someone surly and quite beasty. I am neither of these, however, I lost all motivation for most of everything...work, taking care of myself, diabetes, spark, losing weight...and the list goes on and on and on. I didn't have a horrible attitude...just no attitude.
I took this last few days to review the last decade of my life to see where this came from: daughter harassed, bullied and stalked for ten years; hubby underpaid no job and I had to prepare EEOC case for him; financial troubles; church alienation; major home improvement scammed; ill for 2 1/2 years; lost a business; car vandalized to the point of having to be replaced; granddaughter and possibly grandson - Muscular Dystrophy and probably more I can't even remember. All I can say is my plate has been full for a while. My outlook on life has suffered greatly.
It dawned on me I needed a outlook uplift. For me, I have to do those things that give me comfort and encouragement. So far, I have read a good book, enlisted some positive thinking tools, attended a jobs seminar, started light journaling again, and reading my scriptures. I am not ready to jump full force into spark, but I am on the right path. I feel more positive than I have in ages. Some of these things are so trivial that it is hard to believe I have let this weight sit on my shoulders for so long.
Today is a new day and it is time for my nap. I have to sleep a little between jobs so I feel good during the day. I hope everyone has a great day!!!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This has been one of those times of life where I felt very discouraged. My stomach was and still is a little acting up and it was controlling what I could or couldn't eat. Some days it was hard finding anything that I could eat that was healthy. Definitely nothing raw, cold, hot, etc. Now, I can start eating more normally so I am challenging myself to get back on track and start losing weight again. It doesn't seem like much of a challenge, but after such a long time of not eating in a healthy manner, it is going to be difficult for me. After all, I slipped back into some old patterns very quickly.
Today is a new day and heading towards being a new me.
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