Saturday, April 12, 2014
I found out that my husband's son weighed over 450 lbs, not the 350 or so I thought he weighed. No wonder he shattered so many bones when he slipped on the ice!
He's started working on losing some weight, so that's good. He had surgery on his leg, and is doing well. It'll be several weeks before he's able to go back to work, so in the mean time, my husband and I are getting in lots of extra exercise by going up and down stairs taking care of him.
I enjoy raking the lawn, and have been waiting for the snow and ice to melt enough so that we could open the door to our shed to get the rakes out. That happened a couple of days ago. Let the yard cleanup begin!
I thought I'd kept myself quite active this winter, but I guess not active enough (or maybe it's because I'm not 20 anymore), but I'm kind of stiff and hurting from the raking I've been doing.
But that's okay; it'll help me get into better shape.
I'm starting to get back into the 6000-7500 steps a day range again, which is good. Hopefully I'll be able to work up to getting in 10K steps a day more often this year than I was able to last year.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Yesterday we got a wake up call.
My husband's son, who is a very big man, slipped on the ice, fell, shattered his ankle, and broke his leg in several places up to his knee.
All it took was one mis-step, and 350-400 pounds crashing down put him out of commission and into a lot of pain. He'll have to have surgery to repair the damage, and who knows how long it will take to heal.
Because of his weight and blood pressure, the doctors didn't want to put him under anesthesia to work on setting the bones, so my stepson had to endure the pain while being awake.
Watching what he's going through now, and knowing that he has a LOT more to go through before he's completely back on his feet has been a new wake up call for me (and for my husband).
We've been working on our health and weight since last Fall, but have gotten a little side-tracked during this long, extra-cold, and very icy winter. I know I've lost a lot of the fitness I had developed.
I do not want it to be impossible to get back up if I fall. I don't want to have to worry about whether or not an ambulance crew can lift me if I should ever need their services.
There are several more I-do-not-wants that I could think of, but suffice it to say, I want and need to get back on the path of weight loss and better fitness. I want to keep getting lighter until I'm back to what would be considered a "normal" size for me.
My husband and I are back at it, making the effort, as of today.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
It's been a long time coming, but I'm 20 pounds down today. Yay!
It was right around Thanksgiving that I was waiting to take off just one more pound to make 20, but it didn't happen.
I knew that winter and the holidays would be a challenge, and I just wanted to not end up gaining back more than I had lost.
I managed to do quite well, I think. I've been up and down between 3 and 6 pounds all winter, but lately have been able to start losing a little again. I came down from the 6 pounds I had gone up, and lost another to reach 20 pounds off, so I'm glad about that.
My next goal is to get under 275. I haven't weighed less than that in several years.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
278 this morning. That's 19 pounds down. It's slow going, but YAY.
Next goal: get under 275.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
This is just a note for myself. I hit 280 this week. That's 17 pounds down total, 6 pounds off since starting to use our NutriBullet at the beginning of October.
Since I'm hypothyroid, and losing anything takes me half of forever, this is really surprising and amazing to me.
Can't wait to break into the 270s. Hopefully I'll get there some time this month.
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