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Still Here part II

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I am still plugging along. I jumped on the scale and it is up. Why I don't know. I am eating the same literally even though I haven't been logging it. My excersise is less than it was this summer but I am still doing 20 min in the am on the gazelle and some mornings walking Katie at least 10 minutes. I keep increasing our distance but it seems our time is still only 10 minutes so we must be walking faster. I have increased our distance by a bunch in the evening walk. Those we start out at about a medium pace but on the way back I make her slow down. I don't want her to over due it. The last several mornings though we haven't been able to get out due to it being below zero. Hopefully the weather will be changing soon. With the warm weather comes the wind though. I think I would rather have the cold. Those cold crisp walks are kind of refreshing.

I went and had my ears stapled again. This time they hurt. I haven't seen much of a difference yet. Maybe soon. I am also going in Monday and be checked for sugar, wheat and one other food allergy that was mentioned. The acupuncturalist said that he has seen some clinical results in some of his other patiences that have had the treatment. He also had me watch a video about the treatment and it was pretty interesting so I said why not. I am not being poked or give some crazy drugs or something. It is worth a try. After watching the video I am going to talk to him about my acid reflux and hayfever allergies. Some people never have to take the medicines again after the treatment. It might be worth the money if that were the case. Wouldn't it be nice to never have to take prilosec or claritin again? To me it would.

  
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A*L*P* 3/14/2009 4:29PM

    Let us know how your results turn out from the ear stapling! Accupuncture is supposed to be a very effective alternative to traditional medicines. Keep me up on how that goes! Hang in there with the scale -- damn things, I swear they are here to make our lives crazy!! You are doing great with your exercise!!!

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MCAUDI 3/12/2009 11:54PM

    That would be great if the acupuncturist could cure all your medical problems. Good luck. I am sure the scale will go back down again.

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Still Here

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I am still here alive and kicking after a year. I haven't lost tons of weight but I have changed my lifestyle. To the point that my son is frustrated with me. He was rumaging through the fridge and cuboard looking for something to eat and blurts out there is no food in the house. I had just come back from the grocery store! He couldn't find anything because he said all of the food is healthy stuff! I said so? He said I don't need healthy stuff! I told him to deal with it or buy his own. And then I realized that I had changed. I may not have lost tons of weight but I really watch what I get and try to get as much whole grain stuff and organic as I can afford. It makes it difficult sometimes with the rising price of everything. And I don't foresee it getting better.

On that note I had thought that the second job I had picked up to try and get caught up with I would be able to quit this spring. I don't foresee that happening. Katie blew her knee out a few weeks ago which is one more bill I have and then my ex quit his job so no more childsupport until they catch up with him again. Even though I don't count on the money it will just be longer until I get Katie's leg paid for because part of my other job's money will be going for paying the CC's off. That is how it goes sometimes. At least I have my health this year and I have my bills paid so things could be worse.

One good thing is that I am finally upgrading my internet and dropping my home phone. I have been wanting to do this for a while and just have not had the money to do it. Well no more procastination. After figuring it out it will actually save me about 30 bucks a month. And I am finally starting to excersise in the am. I am only doing about 18 minutes on the gazelle but that is 18 minutes in the am that I haven't done before. I am just not an am excersizer. I am not an am anything but am slowly working it in.

  
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MCAUDI 2/28/2009 11:35PM

    Slow and steady wins the race, my friend. How cool to realize how much you have changed. Keep up all the good things you do for you and Tanner.

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VICKI103 2/15/2009 10:43PM

    I admire your abundant strength, drive and tenacity as a woman and a mother who does what she has to do to take care of her family inspite of ex obstacles. Your parents must be very proud of you. You are setting a good example for Tanner. Congratulations on a year well spent on living healthier. Vicki

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New Year's Resolution

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ok I didn't gain back as much as I thought I had since I fell off the wagon. Only 5 pounds. So now is the time to get back on track and get to moving again. And with my hours being cut at my second job what better time.

I started the week off not too bad. I worked on Sunday so I didn't get any excersise in other than walking the store. Monday I didn't some non-traditional excersise with scooping all of the snow that blew in around my son's disabled pickup. He needs to get that thing moving. That took me about hour. The snow was heavy and the snow shovel wasn't scraping it off the side walk very well so I had to get the sand shovel out. My three legged injured dog thought it was cool running in the snow and raising cane. I think she forgot that she had blowen the ligaments in her knee and she was supposed to be injured. She ran all over like she was some spring chicky. She also thought she should run and bite my fingers on occasion. I threatened to make her go inside but that went on deaf ears.

Last night I actually pulled out the Prevetion Walking video that I had gotten a few months ago but hadn't gotten a chance to check out. I did 15 minutes of the walking segement. Not too bad. I could definately tell I need to get to moving again. So I made myself a promise that I would do at least 5 minutes on the gazelle this morning and work in some morning stuff. Since I am not a morning person I thought I would take is slow. I actually did it and did 10 minutes. Hopefully I can do it again tomorrow. I am not much into all of the jumping around in the morning but having the gazelle set up and ready to go worked out pretty good.

  
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VICKI103 1/7/2009 1:54PM

    You are off to a great start on getting back on track! I know you get quite a few steps in working at HD and that has to count. I sometimes go to HD and just walk the isles when it is real cold outside. You guys probably frown on that but once in awhile I do spend some money. I spent a ton of it a HD when we finished our basement and Earl is going to HD today to buy drywall to finish his gun room so I guess I'm not freeloading too much. Getting your hours cut does have some advantage as long as you can pay the bills.

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Back on Track

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ok my second job has finally calmed down now that my training is escentually over. I am finally down to one night a week and the weekends. I can get back on track again. Horrah!

I have been trying to keep my calories in check with just a few minor slip ups. Most of the time I was way below calorie range. I found that I didn't have time to eat more than some cheese or something light when I was between jobs. I didn't gain a significant amount of weight. Just a couple of pounds. Not too bad considering I haven't been able to excersise in the last 6 weeks. The nights I didn't work I was busy running around getting things done I couldn't and trying to keep up with the laundry and house work.

The stress of it all didn't get to me this time even though on top of it all my son decided to drop out of HS and I had to work to get him back into school in an alternative plan. So far so good. I think things are calming down.

I started my routine again. Last night Katie and I went for a walk along the river. This is my favorite time to walk. I love the different colors of the leaves and the cool air. The ducks are back and I had to let Kate flush a few. That is her favorite thing to do. We didn't go too far. I was worried that her hip wouldn't be up to it after not doing too much for 6 weeks and I was right. All the bouncing around she did smelling wore it out and she was limping pretty good by the time we made it back to the car. And after chilling on the concrete outside (she didn't want to come inside) she was barely using it so I made her stay inside the rest of the evening and this morning. I am going to have to go back to Duramax. The Rimidal isn't cutting it and they don't want to increase her anymore because they are afraid of kidney and stomach problems. Good thing Tanner didn't see her or he would have blown a gaskit. He is so sensative to her.

  


TGIF

Friday, July 18, 2008

I am starving today. What a week. I took Wed off to play and I am so behind on emails and everything. But I needed a day off.

Not much going on with the weight loss. I am still platued. I don't think I will ever get past this. I started walking farther instead of faster because it has been so warm here. It would probably help if I could find motivation to strenghth train. I can not find it though. Everytime I tell myself after I we get home from walking that you need to do at least one I walk through the gate and find myself water my flower and my veggies then make something to eat. By the time I am done it is late and I am tired so I sit down to chill for a few before getting ready for bed.

  


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