Sunday, September 19, 2010
Yesterday was a very busy day. In the morning I started my laundry and ended up doing 4 loads. 2 were the kids clothes, 1 was my husband's work shirts and the last were blankets. I hung all of it up on the wash line, took it down, folded it and put it all away. I also re-arranged the back part of our basement which is the kids play area and vacuumed our sectional sofa really good because of the dog hair that was shed on it. I pulled weeds from my flower beds and put away some outdoor decor. Lastly, I helped my husband cover our pool.
Let me tell you, I over did it. My feet, legs and behind my knees hurt and throbbed last night. I had a difficult time sleeping because of the aches and should have taken some pain medication....but didn't think of that last night.
So, today, although I planned on doing my elliptical, I think it'd be best to take a day of rest for my body. I hope to get a good night's sleep tonight so I can do a great elliptical workout tomorrow.
I signed up for the Fall %5 Challenge today which you can also join here:
Last week I did not do so great on the Dr. Oz 'Just 10' Challenge, but I am hoping to step it up a notch this week. Positivity!!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
So, I am back from the Dr's office. I had my first physical in over 6 or more years. Nothing was said about my weight, but then again, both the nurse who took down my info and the nurse practitioner who saw me for the physical, weighed way more than I do. Not that this means anything, but it didn't seem like there was any concern over my weight. I am concerned and I will continue to try to be as healthy as I can be!
All in all I do believe I am in good health. The main reason I made this appointment is because since I stopped breastfeeding my daughter in January 2008, I slowly have worked up to uncomfortable digestive issues. The nurse practitioner thinks it may be IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), so she gave me a prescription for Levsin (I got the generic version Hyomax SL). I am NOT big on taking medications at all, but this med is only used when you have the symptoms, so I guess I will try it out. It does make you sleepy though, so I will have to watch when I use since I am always driving/picking up my daughter from school and such. I have a follow-up appointment for October 12th to see how the meds are working for me. I am also going for blood work the week before the follow up appointment. She is checking my basic metabolic panel, lipid panel w/LDL, diabetes, and thyroid. I've had thyroid, metabolism and diabetes checked for in the past with no issues. I've never had my cholesterol checked though, so I am hoping those numbers aren't as bad as I am thinking they are. The nurse practitioner did say that if the meds do not help me, she will refer me to a gastro enterologist.
If you are reading this, thank you for your time and support. I think I will join the IBS Team just to gain more knowledge and insight.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Dr. Oz Show is conducting the 'Just 10 Challenge'.
Although I do not get to watch his show as much as I would like, I'm a fan of how he is educating the public about health issues. I learned about this challenge through the Dr. Oz Spark Team, found here:
I will be adding this challenge to the teams that I am a leader of because I think it not only will help people lose weight, but also teach some valuable habits along the way.
To sign up for the challenge through Dr. Oz's site, go here and receive a FREE bracelet if you reside in the U.S.A.:
Please read through the challenge steps, as there is a lot of important information there.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
So, I called the Dr's office today and scheduled my physical for Tuesday 9/12 @ 1pm. The nurse practitioner will be doing the exam, so I hope she can send me for blood work if need be. I haven't been to my Dr's office since 2004, so I will have to fill out office paperwork again and be treated like I am a new patient there. Unbelievable that I am so good about doctor appointments for my kids, but yet I let myself take the backseat when it comes to my health. My 3 year old will be with my Mom the day of the doctor appointment, so I will hopefully have time to get blood work after the appointment if necessary.
I also wanted to post this link: US study finds Cancer cells slurping up fructose
Just another reason to try to stay away from fructose and corn syrup products!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
There have been many times over the past two months that I wanted to blog here. Why didn't I? Because I knew I was in lazy-summer mode and wasn't going to do well in trying to adopt new exercise and eating habits in the scorching, hot summer we've had her in PA. In June I was so optimistic about shedding 10 lbs over the summer. But then, the relentless heat just did not let up. It made me feel like not doing much of anything. Despite this, I have managed to not gain anymore weight....which is close to a miracle if you ask me.
So, today is September 1st. My oldest daughter went back to school on Monday (August 30th) and is now in 2nd grade. She is getting a new start. Every year children get a new year in September. New teachers, new friends, and they learn new things. . I've decided, so I am. My new teachers can be members here at SparkPeople who have made the Spark program work for them. My new friends can be SparkPeople members on my teams. And learning new things can be accomplished by reading Spark articles or from other resources. All this requires WORK from ME! I am responsible. I am the one that has to do this. No one else can do this for me. It's always very daunting to me when I get back on the healthy path , knowing that I might fail.....again. But, then I remember, that if I don't try and do SOMETHING, how can anything really change?
Soon the weather will be changing for the better. I hope this motivates me to get outside more. Move. Exercise. Eat healthy and in turn, it will make me feel better.
I need to feel better because I have been having a lot of digestive issues for the past 2.5 years. Soon I will be making a Dr's appointment so I can hopefully find out some answers. There have been a lot of things going through my mind. Celiac's disease? Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Something wrong in my colon? I don't know, but I need to find out. I need to feel better and be healthy. I am publicly stating this so that I make myself finally get to the Dr. and discuss the symptoms that I really do not want to discuss, but have to. Hopefully I will get an answer....one that isn't life threatening.
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