Sunday, February 19, 2012
Today is my 9 Month Sparkversary!!
Although the scale moved up a few lbs this month and I've been experiencing a February funk, I am choosing to celebrate! Here are NINE reasons to celebrate my 9 Month Sparkversary:
#1- How I feel at 168 (up 3 lbs since last month) is a WHOLE lot better than how I felt at 227!!!
#2- I still lost inches in the past month
#3- My blood pressure is continuing to go lower (134/78, pulse 62)
#4- I have experienced a funk this month, but NO depression this winter!!!
#5- I have had enough energy to do anything I wanted this month; no begging off.
#6- No fibro flare-ups in the past 3 weeks
#7- Different family members have been ill with various viruses, but I've not been. I credit my healthier diet.
#8- I look forward to and even can't wait to exercise
#9- I have a lot more mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual strength and resources to maintain this lifestyle change.
Bonus #10-this is the longest I've ever been "on a diet" successfully. I know that the very fact this is is because this is NOT a diet, but a lifestyle change, which makes this a long-lasting change!
Edited later in the day to add:
60 lbs gone!
That is equal to 12 5lb bags of sugar!! or one medium sized adult dog!! or 1 elementary aged child! WOW!!!!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Since starting my journey towards a healthier me, I've rarely had issues with my gut. Some sluggishness at times, but I'm used to that since that is common with fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism.
However, the last several days, I've had A LOT of bloating and I've gone beyond being sluggish. I used to feel like this several times a week. Can't remember the last time I had a stomachache, bloating, and general yuckiness.
I am thankful I don't suffer with this as often now with a healthier diet and plenty of exercise!
Gonna go try some yoga poses I found on some blogs by Stepfanie Romine and see if those help.
UPDATE: ate yogurt before bed and that helped with the bloating. Ate a large bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and did a yoga routine with lots of twisting poses this morning. I'm MUCH better today!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
In 1996, we found ourselves unexpectedly expecting. We later found out we were expecting a boy, due March 12, 1997. Since our dd's middle name is Reagan, we wanted a name to go with it, so we picked Lincoln after our 16th president. After a difficult pregnancy, both he and I developed serious complications resulting in him being born Feb 12 instead! It had to be a God-thing!! Today is his 15th birthday.
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