Monday, January 04, 2010
Well...since last time, my father went through a code blue on his 2nd day in rehab...and we spent Christmas eve in the hospital emergency room. He stopped breathing during therapy, but after CPR, he's done well. We spent the rest of that week and weekend in and out of the hospital. My grandma also fell ill. She went into the hospital on the day after Christmas. She may be getting her toe amputated this week...so the holidays were rough. We were back and forth between the 2 hospitals in charlotte...which are only like 2 miles apart, but still.... Eating has been an afterthought...and exercise is a long forgotten memory. I joined the bootcamp challenge and then didn't even have a chance to get online yesterday to look at the 10 minute video. I just knew I had gained weight because when I did eat, it was whatever I could get my hands on. I wasn't weighing myself because I like to stick with one scale....so I weighed myself this morning...first day back at work (school) and I had lost 2 pounds...but that's been over a 2 week period. I didn't get to weigh at all last week.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
last time, i blogged, my life was soooo different from the way it is now. last tuesday, i went to work and everything was normal. i stayed afterschool as an advisor with a program and then i went to wal-mart with some of my coworkers to shop for underprivileged families in and around our school. well, i called home and my mom said, "well your daddy can't walk...he can't use his left leg." So I went and got dinner for us and got to the house as fast as I could. My daddy couldn't put weight on his left leg, but he refused to go to the hospital. We couldn't get him to go until Wednesday morning.....we went to the emergency room and they didn't know what was wrong. Well, by Thursday morning, we found out he was in the midst of a stroke....his hand went numb...and then on Thursday afternoon, his speech slurred. My mom and I have been basically living at the hospital....they finally sent him to rehabilitation last night. So keep us in your prayers!!!
Monday, December 14, 2009
If there's one thing that I've learned is that routine really helps me stay on track...and I think that goes for most people. Every day, I pack lunch for work...a salad, a piece of fruit, etc....but today, I had a doctor's appointment since I was leaving work during lunch time, I figured I would grab something somewhere.
Now, I've always had this thing about trying new things and new places. My hometown doesn't have many casual dining spots....it's all about fast food (Wendy's, Arby's, Sonic, McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, BoJangles). We have 3 asian restaurants (1 buffet), and 2 mexican restaurants. Here and there, we have a couple of other places sprinkled in.
Well my doctor's appt was out of town...once I left the doctor...I could not decide where to go eat....it was HORRIBLE!!! I burned out gas driving up and down the road trying to pick a place to eat where I wouldn't go overboard...I was bombarded with Chili's, Cici's pizza, Applebee's, O'Charley's and various other restaurants.
I really love the Chinese buffet in this town too.....omg...i stared it down....It literally called my name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanted to go somewhere where I could sit down and eat and I just ended up driving around for like 30 mins. I finally couldn't take it anymore and I ended up at this little side restaurant and got a grilled chicken sandwich and fries. I wanted tater tots,but they were out.
It was soooo hard to be off my routine...I was soooo hungry...and fighting my urges to go where I wanted...it was killing me, but I survived!!!!
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Yaaay...I've hit the big 2-5. I've lost 25 pounds as of this morning!!!! I'm soooo happy. I didn't think I would lose any weight this week, but I did. My boyfriend loves to eat out, so this weekend we went out twice....lol. We went to Texas Roadhouse on Friday night and Mimi's cafe on Saturday. I think I have been doing really well though. I am still counting my calories and my fat. He says that eating with me now isn't as much fun because it takes me so long to order, but I really weigh all my options. I, of course, still choose foods that I like, but now I might spend more time making comparisons, rather than making jump decisions. the one thing that kills me is the bread that they put on your table while you wait...especially at Texas Roadhouse. I am still drinking nothing but water and I am still staying away from hamburgers. I originally said that I would get a burger when I hit 25 pounds, but I feel so good about my loss that I don't want to fall off the wagon and get back in that habit.
The other thing is just wanting to eat....I'll sit around at night and just want to eat. I think it's because that's what I used to do. Now I have to try to keep my mind occupied...I've been chewing gum a little more than I have in the recent past. I used to be a really bad gum chewer, every since I was like 3 or 4. I would actually just suck on the gum until it lost flavor back then. Then when I got braces, I had to quit chewing gum for that year and a half, but once that was over, I went back to it with a vengeance. I used to chew at least a pack or 2 a week...and that's without having any during the school day. I think it slacked off when I went to college, but I still buy gum, but I'm not an everyday chewer. Lately, I've been chewing a lot more often...because I'll be wanting to eat...even when I've eaten and am full. So, I still have a ways to go to get where I want to be...but where I'm at right now feels reallly wonderfullly fantasitcallly great!!!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I made it through Thanksgiving!!! I went over my calories by about 200, but I still didn't make it to 2000 so I think I did very good for a Thanksgiving day. In addition, I went to Old Navy today and bought a few items...including size Large shirts...down from my XL of this summer and XXL of the past. I also bought size 16 jeans....i'm usually an 18....and have been a 20. i haven't been a 16 since my senior year in high school...i've always been large. !!!
ps no sodas or tea since sep 7....no hamburgers or ground beef either!!!!
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