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Back in the saddle again!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

After about a year off from here, I am back to begin again. Every beginning comes from some other beginnings end!
The 12 lbs I lost last year are back. I havent worked out since having had medical issues. Happily , for the most part, the issues have subsided to a level that I can tolerate more. Medication changes and time have been helpful.
I struggle with deep depression, which has been one of my biggest barriers. I tend to use food as my drug of choice! I want to switch that up to exercise instead.
Heres to a new start, a new year, a new attitude. :O)

  
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GONE2014 1/2/2010 10:06AM

    Good luck with the new you this year!

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One major test down...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well I had my MRI done and that looked good. Now I just need to get to the bottom of why I am having these horrible migraines when I try to work out. Its the pits. Leaves me exhausted, nauseous for days and discouraged.
On the up side, I am able to start using the treadmill and the elliptical again as long as I keep my heart rate at a good level.
I have another Dr. appointment today. I am hoping for some blood tests to reveal something off so I can fix this issue asap.
I am trying real hard to stop feeling so negative. I think the economy does not help either.
But- I am on my way to figuring out my problem. Next stop- chiropractor and xrays of my spine.

  
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ARTHURTOM 2/13/2009 11:58AM

    Good to hear that you can get back to your workouts. I have been keeping a close eye on my maximum heart rate (161) when I'm on the elliptical. I don't like to go over 155. When I see it climbing I slow down the RPM. Usually it starts in minute 39-42. By the time I hit 50 minutes, I'm back down to 140 for the final push to one hour.

I've been using the "Karvonen" (http://www.briancalkins.com/HeartR
ate.htm) method for figuring my maximum heart rate, but keep yours within what you've been advised to.

As always, I wish you the best of success in reaching your fitness and health goals!

Tim

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medical issues

Saturday, February 07, 2009

so...freaken wonderful news for me today. DR. said no working out to any kind of exertion at all until I see a neurologist and have some testing done. I am so discouraged I had a binge of ben and jerrys Cherry garcia for my dinner tonight.
I have to get a grip.

  
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ARTHURTOM 2/8/2009 12:29AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. You have my best thoughts for everything being allright for you.

Tim emoticon

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busting butt with workouts

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Okay- so this week, from sun-sat , I have worked out cardio 320 minutes and did 2 hours of strength training. I kept my food logs consistantley and averaged 1420 calories per day. Considering I have 50 pounds to lose to get into the healthy range, I would think this weeks weigh in would have went so much better. I am beyond feeling ripped off over a measly 1 pound loss. My word- I felt like I should have lost 5 pounds for the amount of work I put in. I know I could have gained at least 1 lb in muscle according to what I have read online, but no more than 1 lb per week. I have no idea what I did wrong that would only have me at a 1 pound loss. Its been a real hard past 2 weeks for me. I need to find some positive things to do this week to change my mood around. Ive been on a negative trip lately. sighhhhh emoticon

  
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PSALM27MEGS 2/7/2009 6:52AM

    I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. I know that it can be frustrating at times (I had a similiar week a few weeks ago) -- but stick with it and just know you have people you've never even met cheering you on! Good luck and remember that whatever you are doing will pay off -- just not as quickly as we would like sometimes. :)

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Not a good week...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Well, I had a feeling this would happen to me. I have been lying around a lot this week due to sickness and then hurting myself. I weighed in today and I have not lost anything, but actually gained a pound. Im not going to freak out about it. I know that this stuff happens and I will level out once I am feeling better. In the past I would just give up at this point, but since Ive been down this road before I realize its just a small setback. I need to look at the big picture, which is the entire month. Looking at it this way, helps me to understand more how my body is working. I think due to the fact that I worked out so much prior to becoming ill, that I kind of shocked my body. I wasnt eating enough food to support all the working out I did. Now I am paying the price with how my body feels and the fact that I did not lose this week.
No looking back now, I am going to look ahead and take it one day at a time. Its okay.

  


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