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.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished me well on getting better on my last blog post. The summer cold is officially out of our house and I am gearing up to get back on my elliptical! It's been too long! I am happy to report that although I haven't been eating the healthiest since 4th of July, I have maintained the weight I had lost. So, I am hoping once I get back into my elliptical routine, I can start shedding some lbs again.
I am trying to re-focus and make things happen! Soon my oldest daughter will be back in school and cooler days will be ahead, so that means more time for outdoor walks and fun at the park! I need to look ahead and forget about what I have done wrong the past few weeks. I'm going to make this weight loss happen! Positive thinking, healthy in mind, body and spirit...that is where I want to be!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yes, after blogging about detours the other day and how I wanted to get back on track this week.....now I have a nasty cold. My 7 year old started with it on Saturday and still has it, I started yesterday and my husband today. Nasty watery eyes, sore throat and runny/stuffy nose.
Chicken soup for my family tonight! And here I thought we'd have a fun-filled week outside swimming in the pool! I'm crossing my fingers that my 3 year old doesn't get this!
Be back Sparking as soon as I can all!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Well. I just had a 2 week detour from Sparkpeople and let me tell you, I need this site to keep me focused and on track. It's a daily reminder to what my future goals are. It truly motivates you to hear the positivity from other members, the inspiration from the members have reached their goals and are maintaining them. When I veer away from this site I slowly veer away from exercising and focusing on eating properly. I've been down this road before, but this time I've actually managed to NOT put on more than 1 pound. so now, this week it's back to work on ME! I'm going to ease back into my elliptical workout and focus on more strength training. I'm trying to gather new recipe ideas and want to also incorporate my children into exercising too.
My 7.5 year old daughter asked me last week "Are you still doing Spark?" I told her "Yes" but truthfully I hadn't been on the site or exercised in quite awhile. She had seen me read the book last month, as well as frequent the site daily. So I guess you could say my daughter has detoured me back to the Spark site.
Remember, just because you had a detour, doesn't mean you can't get back on track to where you were going! What matters, is that you get back on track!
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