Wednesday, January 02, 2013
So...the month of December was a relatively good time for me.
I lost three pounds even though I wasn't really trying (just imagine what I would have lost had I been exerting effort!!!)
Had medical tests done and got a good report. My heart cath showed no blockages whatsoever...AWESOME!!! My bloodwork with my GM showed all good except for my glucose levels. Fasting glucose was 108 and doc said I needed to work on my diet and exercise. And, the doc prescribed me some "happy pills" which is helping, too. Hey, I'll be the first one to acknowledge I need help with my emotional well-being! And if taking "happy pills" work for you...I say go for it!!
My daughters' birthday was December 31st. She would have been 29 years old. That day was really hard for me. I suppose it always will be. And, of course, I cried and cried and cried. I still miss her terribly. But, we were able to have her daughter, Bailey, with us for a week and that softened the pain a little. Bailey is growing so so fast! And, is turning in to a beautiful little girl. She's not a baby any more! Well, she will always be "my baby pooh" to me!
I am not going to have any New Year's Resolutions...those never work for me. I am simply going to try my best to be vigilant with my SparkPeople-ing! Tracking my food and exercise, reading SparkBlogs (you guys keep me sooo motivated!!!), all the good stuff that makes you feel positive and happy!
Thank you, all of my SparkFamily peeps! I truly appreciate each and every one of you!
Monday, December 03, 2012
So, I'm back on the wagon for a whole week now...tracking food and exercise. I honestly did not realize (or maybe I just forgot) just how many calories I could consume in one meal! Breakfast and lunch is fairly routine...oatmeal or cereal for breakfast...a TV dinner (Lean Cuisine) for lunch...but it's going out to dinner that really throws me out of whack! I really have to work on my choices! Aaarrggghhh!!!
Anywho...I had re-listed my weight (starting over) as 262. But I did not weigh in on that Monday morning that I put it in...I guesstimated...so when I weighed on Tuesday morning it was 265. Another Aarrgghh! So, it has been one week as of today and I am down to the 262. Which is great...except I wanted to move the ticker! Silly, I know. Childish, I know. Selfish, I know. But, just the moving of the ticker is a big thing to me...especially when it's going DOWN!
I use to be soooo self conscious about telling anyone my weight. Now...I don't really care. I'm fat. I know it...anyone looking at me knows it...my best friends second cousin twice removed probably knows it. Vanity has never really been in my vocabulary...maybe it should be...but not after 35 years of marriage, two children, stress, depression, anxiety....life!! You kinda get the picture. And, vanity is not what prompted me to get back on the wagon! My health is what kicked me in the behind and said, "DO SOMETHING!! NOW!!!"
So, I will celebrate my 3 pound weight loss and be ecstatically happy!!! Even if I can't move my ticker.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Ten pounds down. Ten pounds that were once gone and came back and left again and, hopefully, will not return. Baby steps...I know...one pound is better than none at all. That's what I'm gonna keep telling myself as I hack away at each and every pound until, someday, I reach my goal. It may be 10 years from now but, hey, I've got the time. And, the healther I get the more time I'll have!
I haven't figured out which part of my body lost the 10 pounds. I sure can't tell a difference. I know it's not gone from my turkey neck. Nor is it from my chicken arms...they still flap just as much as ever. Must be from some portion of my body that I can't see. Not from my "love" handles...I can definitely still see them! Alas, I shall simply be happy that I am on my way to a healthier me.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I have been tracking my calories very well for the past month (changed my Nutrition to Pre-Diabetic Tracking) and have been doing pretty well. I have been trying to get a wider variety of fruits in as Snacks and staying within the Carb, Protein and Fat ranges (yeah, I know....I'm suppose to be doing that already, but I'm being even more strict now). My appetite has been on an even keel...up until this past weekend (don't know what triggered it). On Friday, I had the biggest urge to eat everything in sight...something that hadn't reared it's ugly head in awhile. I decided to give myself a "Free" weekend and eat what I wanted...maybe as experimentation (if I eat sweet stuff...will it gross me out? will it calm the cravings? will it make me want even more?) Have I learned anything at all about portion control...good foods...bad foods...I certainly hope so!
OK...so Saturday was an OK day...until that evening. Dealt with a total witch with a capital B on the way to WalMart to carry a movie back to the RedBox. So, I made David stop at Shakes for some ice cream. I rationalized it by saying that if I had to put up with that woman screaming obcenities at me as I walked in the door with my bird flying (which is a story for another time)...I deserved some ice cream. Apparently, he concurred because I got ice cream! Not alot...just enough to make me happy. Yesterday was the bad day. I'll admit it. We had Mexican for lunch (no breakfast) and donuts for dinner. How is that for bad? BAD! But, I'm telling you! Sometimes you just have to get it out of your system!! I have no cravings for sweets today and I am happy to get back on the straight and narrow. I don't feel guilty...I'm just ready to move on.
So, how was your weekend?
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