Saturday, August 03, 2013
I've had a bad week. I have had a migraine/sinus headache for 1 whole week. Not debilitating but bad enough that the only exercise I did was walk the dog. Now for the last two days I wake with a headache but it does go away (almost).
At least I still lost .2 lb. I didn't gain. I did not eat right, but again, I could have done so much worse.
It is frustrating that the source of headaches is not easily determined. Can't blame it on hormones at my age. The weather gets the rap often. Oh, well, I just have to keep working through it.
I have been getting a little depressed lately. I backed off working out so much because I think I was working out too much. I was starting to feel more tired and sore than I should be. I hope now that the headaches are going away, I'll get beck into the swing of things.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Finding Motivation Beyond the Scale
This was the title of my SP Coach program today.
Chris suggested we make a list of the changes noticed since the beginning of this journey.
Make sure to look for the intangibles.
I enjoy getting on the scale to note my progress . But, I recognize it is only one way to measure my success. I do not let it derail my efforts when it does not go the way I want. Each small step I have made over the last couple years has added up and I always have something to look back at to motivate me to either stay on track or get back into things the swing of things.
So here is a list of my achievements that come to mind this morning, some small, some big:
*No more diet soda Ė the taste no longer appeals to me at all, and I love water.
*I am stronger. So, so much stronger.
*I can do 3 REAL push ups
*Walking briskly is not a chore
*I look better in my clothes
*Friends and family comment on how much better I am looking
*I look forward to healthy meals and not salt saturated, processed ones.
*Food actually tastes better now. I appreciate what Iím putting in my mouth
*I sleep better
*I no longer snore (so Iím told)
*I can reach down and pick up something Iíve dropped while sitting in an airplane seat, and the fold down tray no longer sits on my belly, LOL.
*l donít cringe when I sit at the hairdresser and look at my reflection
*Intimacy is more pleasurable.
*I may eat a bit over the calorie limit but I have not binged in quite a while.
*My family is proud of me. WOW, that is definitely a motivator for me.
I still have a ways to go but I donít plan on slowing down. I also realize that when I reach a point where I am happy with my weight I still have not completely met my goal. At that point comes the job of maintaining , which will be no easy task. Iím in it for the long haul!
I would love to read about other member's achievements. Inspiration is often there but we sometimes fail to recognize it until someone else points it out.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
My life is pretty ordinary. However, my children are very good at keeping me on my toes.
So much drama...
This weekend I went to watch my college age daughter complete in her 2nd to last competition of her gymnastics career. She slightly hyper-extended her right knee in a landing on the vault during warmup. When she switched to uneven parallel bars she jumped down from the high bar and in order to favor her injured leg she put her whole weight on her left leg. She landed funny, hyper-extended her good leg. A lot of pain followed and then a trip to the emergency room.
Her knee was so swollen that they could not properly see the x-ray. Today at the Dr's office, after a CAT scan they confirmed the worst. She has a major fracture of her upper tibia and ligament damage. They will do a MRI in two days to see if there is damage to the ACL.
So, we have 6-8 weeks in a cast and 6-8 weeks in a knee brace and therapy to look forward to.
My children, you gotta love 'em.
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