Monday, July 30, 2012
This makes me feel better!
Progress, not perfection!
I did my best today, I'll do better tomorrow!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Well, I am totally off Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia now.
I am feeling the fibro pain and fatigue full force now. And it is playing with my head.
It is the same body, but now I THINK it can't do the active lifestyle and fitness routine I was doing before because of the all over throbbing pain, thigh muscles that bind up, and fatigue I now feel. It's the same body but my mind thinks I need to pamper it, protect it.
I can NOT go back to that horrible, depressing sedentary life of pain, eating, and resting!!!!!
So, I am going to make a fitness plan for this week. One that hopefully will work with my body AND my mind.
Instead of going for distance, I'll go for more often. I'll also practice yoga more often to help with the tight muscle & pain and train my body to listen to my mind and relax certain bound-up muscles on command. Yoga will help my digestion and sleep as well, which fibro messes with.
Mon- 1mile walk, strength training, yoga
Wed- 1 mile walk, strength training, yoga
Thur- 1 mile walk, yoga
Fri- 1 mile walk, yoga
Sat- strength training, yoga
I'll give it a try this week and make any adaptions. Hopefully my mind will see I CAN do it like I used to a few weeks ago. The only difference is my mind's perception of the pain signals.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I hadn't looked at my SparkStreaks in awhile. I did today and I discovered something interesting and a bit disturbing.
I am doing really well with logging in and spinning the wheel daily (92%), getting 8 hours of sleep each night (86%),posting on the boards (team leader goal) (79%) a fibro team goal of spending 15 minutes per day cleaning or decluttering my house (a whopping 94%!!!!).
That is what is most disturbing. Mainly because my house doesn't look like I clean it at all!!! We have 1 cat, 2 kittens with toys, 1 dog with long hair and toys, 1 adult child living at home while attending college and a teenage son whom I homeschool, we live in the woods, and I have a love of being outdoors and of gardening.
ah, well......someday when I don't have anything else to do I'll clean and it'll stay clean. LOL
Time to start improving the %s on some other SparkStreaks......especially that 8 glasses of water per day one (40%).
Saturday, July 14, 2012
After being stuck at 162 lbs since about mid-Feb, I went onto SP's Maintenance Mode 12 weeks ago. I did really well for about 10 weeks. But it's time to go back to Weight Loss Mode. I've gained 4 lbs since July 1st. Maintenance Mode is H.A.R.D. It plays with your head and thinking in ways you don't expect.
I was hoping to think up some cute or ingenious acronym for H.A.R.D., because as strange as it sounds, Maintenance Mode is harder than Weight Loss Mode for me. However my brain has ceased to function. LOL I ran out of ground flax seed a month ago and I've had too much junk food since July 4th and so my brain has become jello. LOL
Anyway, I can't be trusted yet with 1800 calories. Too many excuses still in my head. Plus, I am weaning myself totally off Cymbalta and I hadn't realized how much of an appetite suppressant boost I was getting from it. So now, I need to learn to battle with my appetite on my own---using the LORD's strength, of course! I need to re-find that "WANT TO" when it comes to saying NO and asking the LORD for help. I have no doubts of His power, it's my 'want to' I'm doubting.
Changing 30years of bad habits, laziness, wrong attitudes and distorted body view is going to take longer. But I am up for the change and challenge!
I am grinding up a new bag of flaxseed today to add to my latest batch of Stepf's Oatmeal Mix and to add to my re-start of my routine of making afternoon smoothies again.
Although it was nice for awhile to not have goals constantly on my mind, I found I really DO need active goals to be striving for daily. "keep going" goals just aren't motivating enough for me.
Back to the basics.
I'll come back in a few days and fill in that H.A.R.D acronym once my brain firms back up.
H= hardly tracking nutrition
A= active but not pushing or striving towards a goal
R= rarely drinking water (why do I always default to Diet Pepsi???)
D= desserts are too easy to justify with 1800 allowable calories
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This blog isn't directly about my journey to a healthier me, but it is in a way.
My husband, Brian, found a park/garden bench at a garage sale recently. He bought it for me.
Then he spent his 4th of July 5-day vacation rebuilding it for me.....in 100* + temps!!!
So, what do you think of it?
Here's a picture of the detail. My daughter painted the vine detail for me.
bench $5, wood $6, paint $3, stain $? (just a bit out of a gallon), DAYS and HOURS in 100* Heat = Priceless Treasure!
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