Monday, January 10, 2011
I haven't done a posting since July, so I guess I'm due. It's been a very rocky 2010, and I've undergone several medical concerns, but have made a major turnaround healthwise. I'm finally in the all clear and can workout again. I just have to get my mind and body in alignment so that I can brave this cold weather to go to the gym. I want to start swimming lessons so that I will be ready for the summer events, but can't seem to brave the cold to go to the gym to just workout, so going in the pool is currently not an option.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I had another doctor's appointment today and could not believe what we go through in order to get the "all clear". I don't know if its a factor of my age, but I find that the things that are supposed to be slightly uncomfortable, is down right painful. Who gauges the pain threshold?
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I can honestly say that 2009 has been a challenging year for me both physically and emotionally. I have gone from extreme highs to the lowest I thought that I could feel. In 2009 I lost my oldest sister, who was only 57 years old, to colon cancer. I had surgery that was supposed to take 2 weeks of recovery, that turned out to be 8 weeks off work, and I'm still recovering. Financially, the company that I work for put a freeze on all non-bargaining/leadership salaries and denied our annual incentives, but laid multiple people off and increased our workloads. All I can say is that I'm so ready for the positivity I feel that 2010 will bring me. It has already started off well.
A girlfriend of mine who has been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 decades, told me that she is now 10 weeks pregnant! And my other girlfriend who has been looking for a relationship for the last couple of years is now in one. I'm excited for them both. I have been blessed thus far with people in my life who have helped me to uncover some issues with myself that have been hindering my personal progress, and I'm truly thankful for that.
And above all, in 2006 when I began my weight loss journey, I had hoped to get down to a comfortable size 12. Today I am a size 6!!!! I have not been this size since high school, and I mean like 8th/9th grade. I feel like I can accomplish so much more if I put my mind to it. So my mind is focused on making 2010 the best year thus far. I am claiming it as my year of discovery.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I've been looking back over where I've come over this last year, and I can honestly say I'm doing okay. I'm not going to belabor myself with all the things I've yet to accomplish, I'm just going to enjoy the successes for a moment. . .something I rarely do. Who would have thought that I would be where I am today? I must admit that I had thought it, but the reality of my situation is much greater than I could have even imagined.
Today I'm just thankful for my life, my children, and family. I hear so many things happening around me on a daily basis, that I'm just thankful to God for his continuous covering and blessings upon me and my household. Hearing about the recent death of a 36 year old mom to breast cancer, is an eye opener and call to continued better health management. My prayers and assistance go to the aunt who is my friend, and who is trying to keep the remaining teenage son (who is autistic) in some sense of normalcy.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I went to the doctor today to figure out why I've been so tired and why, with all that I have been doing, I haven't loss any additional weight. Come to find out that I'm not eating enough. Can you believe it? Especially since I have increased my workout regimen to prepare for this marathon. My blood sugar was only 71, which explains my recent cravings and extreme tiredness. I've been ordered to increase my protein intake and eat protein in small intervals about every 3 hours. I was happy that's all it was. I guess even though I've lost a lot of weight and got off my high blood pressure medicine and borderline diabetes, I still have not escaped my hypoglycemia.
He gave me a new diet to follow that will help with my protein intake and ease my fears about gaining weight after working so hard to keep it off. He actually told me that by increasing my protein I should see even more weight loss, because my body will be getting what it needs, thus allowing me to shed pounds and ease cravings.
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