Thursday, December 05, 2013
I feel like all I do is complain when I post a blog! I've been working out pretty consistently, 2-3 times a week at the gym with my trainer, and 2-3 times a week at home on the treadmill. This isn't just putting in time, it's me pushing myself to do things at the gym that my body feels for a few days afterwards. I rotate my workouts on the treadmill, going fast enough to keep my heart rate up, then the next time I go faster and even jog a bit. So, back to my dilemma. I was pretty happy with my workouts and my last weigh in, but I got on the scale yesterday and I'm up 4 pounds from 2 days ago! Needless to say, this just bursts my happy balloon! I can't figure it out at all. I did notice my sodium was up a little, but 4 pounds worth? But on a happier not, I took my body measurements this morning and I'm down 2.75 inches overall, with 2.50 of those in my hips. I'm not looking for sympathy, I just really needed to get this out of my system, again :(
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Just another question for anyone who knows. I've started back at the gym, working my butt off, lose a pound, gain 2, gain 1. Admittedly, my eating is not in line with where I want to be, but still trying to make working out a habit, instead of an occasional occurrence. Anyway, how do I gain 3 pounds in two days, without going way way over in my calories? This always seems to be my sticking point with trying to lose weight. I seem to be able to lose easier if I'm not working out!! How can this even be physically possible?? I'm trying to not let this bother me, but this happens to me every single time I try to get back in shape. It is a bit disheartening to say the least, and it always leads to me giving up. I came into it this time with a pretty good attitude and it is slowly turning into a bad attitude. I just can't believe I work out as hard as I do and GAIN weight :(
OK, rant over, just wanted opinions, thanks
Saturday, November 02, 2013
August 23rd seems like a long time ago, but it's only been a little over two months. That is the day I had the surgery that gave me back my life. If you go back and read my previous blogs, you'll see why. I really don't want to get into the details again :)
Anyway, I am back at the gym, have a new trainer (a good friend) and am feeling like maybe I can do this again. I know that change takes time, but I am going to be patient and not rush it all. Exercise is easy for me when I feel like doing it. If I get too lazy, I can think of a million excuses not to exercise! Water intake and sleep are the two easy ones for me. Since I retired, sleeping is a luxury. Water is pretty much all I ever drink anyway. But FOOD, now that is my major problem. I have allergies, I have foods that I just cannot eat without getting sick, and I have foods that I cling to for comfort.
I also live with a man (my husband) who doesn't think there's anything wrong with my weight, which leads me to wonder why do I think there is? Um, because I'm fat and overweight? I just can't see how he doesn't see it. But anyway, it's very hard for me to eat healthy with him here, but I keep trying.
An example: I was out today and he texts me to please stop and bring him some potato chips. OK, I text back, but in my mind I'm thinking NO! cause I know darned well I cannot resist potato chips, and I didn't, I had some this afternoon. So much for trying right?
It just bothers me that he does that when I've told him not to buy anymore, and if he needs some, then get something I don't like, such as sour cream and onion :( But on the other hand, I know that I can't go the rest of my life without eating chips ever!
So, here I am back at SPARK, trying to do this again. I've lost a pound and I am happy, because it takes so much for me to lose anything, my body is stubborn and greedy and keeps the weight on.
I'm just happy that I am able to exercise again after 5 months of inactivity! Wish me lots of luck!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Well, I ended up having surgery on August 23rd. It was pretty painless, nothing near what I expected. I took percocet for two days then couldn't stand how it was making me feel, so I quit. The pain is tolerable so no more pills. The surgeon said that the skin tags he removed may have been making my problem worse, as one was pulling on the fissure, not allowing it to heal. I hope that he is right! I have a follow up appointment on September 9th and I'm hoping that things are healed enough for me to start doing some kind of exercise, even if it's only walking. I have been able to keep my weight from going up during this mess, but I feel like such a slug. Sitting around is pretty much over rated!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Just a disclaimer: this contains what some people would say is "too much information" sorry if any of it is offensive, but I was hoping to hear from someone who has this same embarrassing problem :(
Ha! My last blog was before the sh** hit the fan in our house!
After retiring and spending time in Jamaica and Florida to celebrate, we came home to HUGE medical problems for both of us. It started in April when Jack was having leg pain and shortness of breath. I told him he better get to a doctor or an ER soon, but he said no, it'll go away. Well, it didn't, it just got worse! He finally got so out of breath that he was willing to go to the hospital. Turns out he had 7 blood clots in his leg and both lungs. Everyone said it was from driving too long without getting out to exercise. He spent 5 days in the hospital, 2 in intensive care. After a bunch of tests and bloodwork, they found he has a genetic disorder and will be prone to clots, and is on meds for life. He is doing fine now, even though he hates to take the meds as they make him a bit dizzy when he stoops down. Oh well, I told him, would you rather be dead or dizzy?? Men!
He wasn't out of the hospital a week before I got another spider bite. I had one 2 years ago and what a mess it was! When this one appeared, I went right to the emergency room. They put me on antibiotics and sent me home. Turns out I had a doctor appointment already scheduled with my family doctor, who approved the ER doc's choice of meds. He then suggested I see a surgeon. OK, so I go the very next day to see the surgeon and he starts yelling that he couldn't believe the ER and my doc "let me go" with my bite in such a mess. He admits me to the hospital and puts me on IV antibiotics and then operates on my back, draining the abscess. I ended up in the hospital for 5 days and had to go another week as an outpatient to get IV meds.
Oh and I forgot to mention that I am also dealing with a real pain in my rear end. It started in March while we were in Florida. A little pain and bleeding, nothing really bad, I'm figuring hemorrhoids? Never had them, so I don't really know. I went to the ER at the end of March when we got home and the doc said hemorrhoids. OK, great. I saw the surgeon, same one mentioned above, and he says, no, not hemorrhoids, but an anal fissure. Never heard of that one! He gives me an ointment and sends me home. The problem goes away while I'm in the hospital and maybe a week or so later. I'm wondering now if it was all the antibiotics that made it go away? Then it starts again. The surgeon (naturally) wants to operate on me. I said no, I'm not gonna give up my summer for that, so I stay on the ointment. I get a letter in the mail from the surgeon, who is retiring and recommends another guy to go see. I schedule the appointment and he gives me a different medicine to use, and says there's really no good operation for this thing. I use this medicine for 3 weeks and the problem is getting worse, not better. It HURTS constantly. They just told me today, to stop using the medicine and I have to go see him on Monday. In a nutshell: this pain is REALLY getting me down and it feels like this is never going to end! I'm usually a pretty happy girl, but I can tell that this is just making me into a whole 'nother person. It's been almost 5 months of dealing with this and I'm starting to wonder if I should see a gastro doc instead of a surgeon? I go see my family doctor next week for my regular checkup and need to ask him some questions. I saw him 4 months ago and I was supposed to have lost weight, but with all these problems, I'm just glad I haven't gained!
I'm trying to live normally, but I am in constant pain. I haven't taken any pain pills because I'm told they will constipate me, definitely NOT what I want. I keep telling my poor husband that this is just getting me so down. I don't think he really understands how much this really hurts. I had to quit walking because it hurt too much, but I joined another gym yesterday and had a nice workout. Today I went swimming and did an hour of water aerobics. I had a few times at the gym where it was bothering me, but nothing at all in the water. I just want this whole ordeal over with.
If anyone has this problem, could you please send me a spark message or comment here? I need to hear what helped you get better. Thanks!
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