Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I lost 3 pounds! I am so excited! The weirdest part was, I was really sick and only went to the gym once, and i lost three pounds?
I have been really sick. It has been horrible. I am just now starting to feel better. Today was the first day I wasn't chained to my Neti Pot every 2 hours.
We went today and got a pick-up load of mulch. I did a lot of shoveling. I pretty much shoveled the entire load. My boyfriend was spreading it around and I shoveled it into the wheelbarrow and dumped it off. I actually like doing that. I did enjoy myself, but it was hard work. I also got a wicked sunburn that hurts.
Not to keep whining, but... my arm hurts. Last week, I got stung by a wasp, not once, not twice, but three times. My arm swelled up, I was bleeding, it hurt... but anyway, my arm still hurts. I thought it was the bee sting, but it isn't. I must have done something to my muscle, because the top of my arm hurts.
Ohhh... and after all of that back breaking yard work, I washed my Jeep. Look how pretty
Sunday, May 08, 2011
No, really... don't be a drag!
That song has been on the radio twice since I came to work. I really like Lady GaGa, but after hearing her same song over and over it gets a little tiring. That isn't her fault. That is the radio station's fault.
I have managed to catch a cold again. It is retched. I hate it. The only thing that has offered me any type of relief has been the Neti Pot. It is a little strange to get used to, but once I did, it is great. It has really helped my throat. Last night was the first night I actually slept in a few days. I didn't sleep that much, but it was better than what I had been getting.
I took a sneak peak on my scale this morning, and it says I am down 4 pounds, but I don't know how accurate those scales really are. I am interested to see what my weight is tomorrow. I know I have only been to the gym once this week, and until I am feeling better, will not be going. I don't work out when I am sick. Not only because it makes me feel worse, but I also don't out of respect for the other people at the gym. I don't want to be around sick people, so I extend the same courtesy to others.
Once again, the Neti Pot is awesome
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Every month, our HR department at work gives out a little newsletter titled HR Highlights. Usually there are little articles and anniversaries. This moths article is entitled ARE YOU A FOOD ADDICT and reading over the criteria, I fit all of them. So, I guess I am addicted to food.
I associate food with all types of emotions. I eat when I am happy as a celebration, I eat when I am sad as a comfort, I eat when I have nothing better to do. I eat and eat some more.
I am trying very hard to break this obsession, but it is really hard. It makes it very difficult when I have to track food. The more I track, the more obsessed I become, sometimes tracking days in advance and planning every point (weight watchers) to a T.
Sometimes it is like all of this obsessing is my hobby. You know how some people knit, some people sew or scrap book? Well, I track food. I think it is more than that though. Like I said, it is an obsession bordering on OCD.
The sad part about it is all this obsessing and all of this tracking get me nowhere.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I weighed in today. I gained 0.4 pounds. I would like to know how the fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff that happened? I almost started to cry. I was so upset. It just goes to prove, that no matter what I do, I can't lose weight.
I have tried every variation of everything I can think of. I have added calories, subtracted calories, worked out more, worked out less, added carbs, took out carbs, upped protein... everything I can possibly think of, and I get no where.
I have gone to the doctor, and I have gotten no where. She tested my thyroid and it came back fine. She basically told me that I don't have a medical issue, I am just fat and I need to stop eating.
I go to the gym at least three times a week. Each gym session burns between 450-550 calories depending on what I decide to do that day. I always do a minimum of 20 mins on the elliptical. Sometimes, I go with a different variation of the elliptical, or I use the recumbent bike. Sometimes I go to the gym more often, but it is at least three times a week. Everyone says incorporate strength training. I have and once again, have not gotten anywhere. So, I tried just cardio and that isn't getting me anywhere.
I am so frustrated I just don't know what to do. One last option I have is to be checked for PCOS , which I am sure at one point my gyno said I had, but I could be wrong. I don't remember. If that is the case, there is medication they can give me to help me lose weight. I do not want to take diet pills, however, this isn't a diet pill. It is something to do with my insulin.
I must say, that the fact I gained weight, *almost* set off a binge. I almost went to the Mcdonalds drive thru and gorged on cheeseburgers and fries, but I didn't. I went to the gym. I worked hard at the gym. I felt a lot better.
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