Saturday, August 13, 2011
You can, too: Answer "What's your weight story" with these questions! Feel free to respond on your own blog.
1.) How old are you?
2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit?
Pretty much all of my life except in High School when I was able to maintain a normal weight through bulimia with anorexic tendencies
3.) What made you decide to get healthy?
Something I have never really tried before. I figured I would give it a go, and now it is somewhat of an obsession even if I am not getting anywhere
4.) Has anyone ever made rude/mean comments to you about how you look?
All of the time - thus why I starved myself, puked up my food and cut the bejesus out of my arms when I was in high school
5.) What do you hate the most about your current/starting size?
I have to shop at specialty stores unless I want to wear old lady clothes or a moo moo
6.) What was your favorite unhealthy food before?
fried cheese sticks dipped in ranch dressing
7.) What's some of your favorite healthy foods now?
I have always enjoyed healthy foods - my fave though is fruit. I love love love fruit!
8.) What is the hardest part of this journey?
Not giving up when nothing happens - which is a lot of the time
Also struggling with bulimic tendencies - sometimes it is really hard to convince myself that I don't need to throw up when I just ate something bad
9.) What does your workout regime consist of?
Riding my new bike - elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike - for strength training I am currently hanging with Richard Simmons - we Tone and Sweat together
10.) What do you want everyone to know about you?
I am not giving up. Despite not being able to actually lose weight like a normal person, I am not quitting. I figured eventually something has to give and if I keep trying and keep working, then eventually, I will get results
Now it's your turn............let's hear your "story"
Thursday, August 11, 2011
the last few days have been a lot of fun.
- Wednesday -
Darian and I went bike shopping. First we went to a shop called Spokes and Skis. They had a few nice bikes there, but nothing that I was really in love with. I sat on one bike made by Cannondale, and it just wasn't a good fit for me. I wasn't a fan of their price either, so I thanked them for their time and left.
We went to another bike shop called Pedal Power that has been in Altoona, PA for as long as I can remember. Right a way, the owner (who was also the salesman) helped us. He picked out a Trek 820, and told me to take it out in the Alley way and give it a spin. It was a 14 which was just a little to small for me. I tried the 16 and I knew that had to be my bike! It was a little more than I wanted to spend (ok, A LOT more than I wanted to spend) but I liked it and was comfortable on it, so, I was willing to spend the money on it. My boyfriend also gave me $100 to put towards it.
After that we went to Delgrosso's Amusement Park. We weren't going to ride the rides or anything, but we thought we would go get dinner there and play some mini golf. I did well staying on track, and didn't eat over my range at all. I had a Marrianna's Hoagie. It was so awesome - yummy! We played some games and I am pretty sure that my back is hurting from playing Ski-Ball. Yes, I threw my back out playing a children's arcade game. Playing mini-golf was a lot of fun too! I am got off to a rocky start, but was doing pretty well about the 4th hole.
- Thursday -
Today we got up around 11 then went straight to lunch. I did a brunch kind of thing. We went to Subway and I got a footlong Buffalo chicken sub w/ cucumber and onion. I am not really sure what one is supposed to put in a Buffalo Chicken sub. I don't like Ranch dressing on anything except fried food. Cucumber and onion seemed like a safe option.
After that, we were on our way to his parents house to pick up his bike, and when we crossed over the railroad tracks, we heard an awful noise. He thought we got a flat tire. That would have been horrible because he didn't have a spare. He pulled over, and checked it out, but couldn't see what was wrong. We decided that since we were only about 5 miles from his parents house, we would limp the truck there to assess it further. When we got out, I looked and it was sitting lopsided. The bracket that holds the coil spring in the front end of the truck rusted through, and gave out.
Him and his dad put it up on the trailer and towed it to the garage, while I followed in his grandmother's station wagon. We then took the wagon into Pedal Power and picked up my bike.
I took it for a test run to the church and back (appx 1.2 miles round trip) when we got home. I don't have the hang of the gear thing yet. I had to push it up the hills. Which was still a pretty awesome workout! After dinner I rode again to the church and back. I made it a little further up the hill, but still didn't make it all of the way. i guess it is just going to take some practice.
I think that is all for now!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I am going tomorrow to pick up my new bicycle!
I will post pics and have a lot more to talk about -
Today was awesome - I had a great day with my boyfriend - even though we ate dinner at the amusement park, I didn't go overboard with treats - all in all I am happy with myself.
Can't wait to get my bike and ride it tomorrow!
Monday, August 08, 2011
I remembered at 2am that I needed to get blood work today. It was a good thing I had my snack around 1 because I had to be on a fast.
I woke up this morning and I was STARVING to death. I seriously thought I was going to eat my arm off. It figures, the day I wake up and can't eat, I am dying to eat. Any other day, I would be fine. Maybe just knowing that I couldn't eat is why I was so hungry?
I did put notes all over my house before I went to bed
DO NOT EAT
It was good I remembered because I have forgotten the last few times. This time around they are checking... Progesterone, Insulin and Cortosol. The doc is thinking of everything she can to test for to see if she can find a reason why I am not losing weight like I should be. She is searching for a reason why I am eating the best I ever have, and exercising more than I ever have, and still weigh more than I ever have. So far, we have checked a lot of things, and everything is coming back A'Ok.
So, once again, my insurance won't cover all of it, and I will end up having to pay for it... I still owe $133.00 on my last set of blood work. It sucks because I am spending all of this money and nothing is wrong. I mean, if they found something (anything really) that might give us a clue, but they find nothing. I guess there isn't much that I can really do. I can keep on trying and trying and trying and hopefully at some point something will work.
In other news, my BFF Katie and I went shopping yesterday. We had such an awesome time. I got two really cute shirts, some cool socks, new sun glasses, protein powder, a new shaker cup, a new flash card and a stereo cable to connect my mp3 player to my car radio.
I decided that I am going to try to up my protein and see if that helps me lose weight. The supplement that I got is actually pretty good. The stats are (per scoop/ 26 grams)
2.5g of fat
3g of carbs
18g of protein
I am also trying to add more dairy to my diet, because I have read that it can really help you lose weight. I don't really drink milk, but when I add this powder to it, I can stomach it. So that is good.
I was looking back, and I have lost 1.4 pounds since June. That is pathetic. Now, I have lost about 10 pounds since April, but my measurements haven't really changed in over a year. So I know there really isn't any fat loss. I am tempted to take my doctor up on her offer of diet pills just to see if that would work. Actually, I am kind of hoping that they don't work. That would be one more thing in my favor for weight loss surgery. I will have to talk to my boyfriend, my mom and my doctor if I am really going to be serious about it. I don't know yet. It is such a big change to adjust to. I live a healthy lifestyle as is. I mean, I exercise (not as much as I should sometimes, but from what I understand, weight loss is about 80% dies, and about 20% exercise) and I do eat right and within my ranges most of the time. I mean, yes, I do go over, but nothing that should slow my weight loss down this much.
Anyway, I think that is all for now
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