Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I am hungry. I just had a snack, but it really didn't do it for me. It is only 8:30pm, so I don't want to eat dinner just now. I try to wait until midnight to eat since I work until 5:00am. Then I usually go to the gym on my way home from work. If I eat now, I will be super hungry later.
I have made the decision that I am joining Weight Watchers on Monday. I think it will do me some good. I know you can do Spark for free, but I really need that accountability that Weight Watchers offers. I know that every week when I go in to weigh, I am not the only person that is going to see those scales. I also think having face-to-face interaction would be nice too. I like the support that Spark offers. I like the blogs, and the message boards and my spark friends, I just wish we all lived close and could meet face to face sometimes.
I got my blood work back from the doctor. Everything was perfect except for my white blood cell count and my vitamin D levels. My white blood cell count is way to high. The problem is, they don't know what is making it high. They did further testing and can really find no reason why. They did a Lupus profile and it came back ok. They are checking me for arthritis, but that all seems to be ok too. I don't have a bladder infection, or any other infection that I know of. It is a little weird. I hope they figure it out though, because my insurance doesn't cover the blood work because I haven't met my deductible of $1500.
I did do a little research and I have found that low vitamin D levels can hinder weight loss. I don't know how factual that is, but maybe once I get this fixed, I will see some progress. My doctor gave me a pill that I am supposed to take once a week and contains 50,000 units of vitamin D. I can't really tell if it does anything or not.
My pants are fitting me loose today, but I am afraid to get on the scale. I don't want to get on and be disappointed. So, I think I will just be happy with my pants fitting loose.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
my eating used to be horrible. It was nothing for me to skip breakfast, skip lunch, then eat 2 double cheeseburgers, fries and a milkshake for dinner. Then I would eat through a bag of chips, or sometimes a package or oreos as a snack. I drank regular soda (Mt Dew) like you are supposed to drink water. It was nothing for me to drink a 2 liter of it a day.
I didn't bother packing "lunch" (which was technically dinner due to my work schedule) for work but rather ate out at McDonald's, Burger King, OIP (mom and pop pizza shop with AWESOME cheese-steaks, pizza, salads), Best Way Pizza, Subway (not the low fat subs either + don't forget the chips and cookies)
Must haves for me at the grocery store were always Doritios, Oreos, frozen pizza rolls, Lucky Charms, and whatever else looked good in the frozen section.
My exercise consisted of... nothing. I didn't really do anything unless you count hanging out with my friends at a bonfire drinking a case of beer and smoking joints all night.
I chain smoked. It was nothing for me to smoke 2 packs a day. I drank a lot. In fact every night when I got home from work I would finish the night off with a large glass of Jack Daniels and Coke. I smoked a lot of pot too. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is why I always had to have Oreos and Dorritos around.
At some point, I am not sure when or why I decided to do this, but I quit smoking. After I quit smoking, I decided that it was time to get healthy. I started paying closer attention to what I was eating. I stopped drinking regular soda (except for every other Saturday morning on the way to work I have a Mt Dew) I gave up my Hi-C juice, I gave up the McDonald's and Burger King Drive Thrus, when I do order OIP I get a grilled chicken salad and skip the bread, I get the 6 grams of fat or less subs at Subway and skip the cookies and chips.
I started walking and then joined a gym.
I might not be perfect, and yeah, there are days i don't go to the gym and there are days where I might have pizza or a cheese-steak, and even the very occasional cheeseburger, but it isn't every day like it used to be.
So maybe someone can explain to me why I now weigh 30 pounds MORE than I did before I started my new healthy lifestyle. Maybe someone can explain to me WHY I KILL myself at the gym and nothing happens.
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