Sunday, November 21, 2010
I had a doctor's appointment Friday morning at 8am, it was a check up for my asthma. I go about every 6 months to make sure I'm maintaining with the med routine. So, I was there May 19 and saw the physicians assistant, who I love! She's very personable and just really puts you at ease. I don't know about anyone else, but I hate going to the doc simply because I have to step on that dreaded scale. Well, not so much anymore... So of course, the first thing they do it put you on the scale, and I was actually excited, can you believe that? I couldn't wait to find out what my weight was the last time (6months ago) I was there. So I go in to see the PA and we discuss all my meds and she's commenting on how my blood pressure is VERY good (it's always just been "ok"), my resting heart rate is really good, and then I asked her to look up my weight from my last visit. According to their scales, I've lost 60 lbs in the last 6 months! I actually started to cry... I don't know if it was because of the loss, or because she was so genuinely happy for me. She was so happy that she went to find my doctor to tell him. They were both in the room with me saying how wonderful it was and asking me how I did it. Of course all the credit went to SP and I couldn't tell them enough about it! I told them about the Turkey Trot I'm doing Thursday and my Doc is a big bicyclist who does races and puts together fundraisers all over the county for "Livestrong." He was really psyched about me doing the "trot." You know, you think you're doing all the right things, but then to have it validated by 2 health professionals, really makes you feel great! Except for the fact that now, I have to have a bunch of bloodwork done to see how my body's doing internally. You know, cholesterol, electrolytes, all of my "levels" and such. I never "consulted a heath care professional" before I started my jouney, so now they just want to get everything checked out. I'm sad that I can't put 60 lbs lost on my spark page, but you know what, I'm super close and I've worked hard to lose the weight I have with spark people and I'm really proud of myself. I never thought I'd make it this far! It really was a great way to start the day!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
With all the commotion that's been going on around me, between my brother's wedding, the kids getting adjusted to school and a slight bit of chaos at work, MY life feels like it's been put on hold. Nothing has made me happier then to be a part of my brother's wedding... nothing is more satisfying than to see my kids growing up and starting their education...and the chaos at work... I can totally do without. Unfortunately, the combination of all of this has left me a bit drained emotionally and in my case, as some of you may know, it has manifested itself as the plague. When you have big events like this, you seem to be in a constant state of motion. I've been "running" since last week and I guess my body's like "OK, we've had enough, STOP!" When I didn't listen it took over and shut it down for me.
I haven't worked out since LAST Thursday (10 days ago) which is making the C25K sooo much easier to accomplish. I'm so stuffed up and congested, I can't taste my food, which has actually made cottage cheese much more appealing, but overall has made it difficult to want anything at all. If I've wanted anything to eat, I've been craving McD's french fries which is totally NOT cool! I had it all set in my mind to get back on the treadmill today and really make this weekend count, didn't happen. The plague has been downgraded, but now I'm coughing up chunks of lung... fabulous... which just made me go back to bed. Spending 3 hrs in the sunshine at the kids soccer games sounded like a great idea. I didn't account for the wind chill factor and, despite the fact that I had a sweater on, was turned into a popsicle. I 'm sure that was a good move for my asthma! Well, the kids won their last games, everyone went home with trophies and mama got her McD's french fries (don't judge they were the tastiest damn things I've eaten all week)!!!
I really haven't "fallen off the wagon" , but I haven't exactly been the driver either. It's bumming my out that I haven't worked out and my food hasn't been stellar (although I have stayed in range). I have an excellent dinner planned tonight and my food for tomorrow is all ready to go. I really need to get back on that treadmill and make a go of it, even for 30 minutes. I know a lot of my sparkfriends haven't been feeling well either, and I hope you are all on the mend as well. WCTLFAN, I apologize in advance for Monday night! I hate being sick!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The 15th marked my 3 month Sparkaversary (go me!) and I was thinking about why I decided to become a part of this amazing community... I guess when I decided I needed to really take charge and lose all of this extra tonnage, I was going to need some help. I joined T.O.P.S. and found SP! I'm not much for online communities, I took my profile off of Myspace and Facebook because I wasn't a fan, why would I want to join SP? Then I thought, if I could get some feedback on weight loss and maybe some encouragement, what did I have to lose??? I'll tell you what I lost... 40 lbs, 12.5 inches off my entire body, my third chin, the inability to walk up a flight of stairs, 2 pants sizes, a shoe size (didn't know that was possible), and the belief that I was going to be fat for the rest of my life. I've lost a lot by joining SP but I've gained even more... Unbelievable and unwavering support from my sparkfriends, a better knowledge of health and nutrition, and most importantly, the knowledge that I AM able to lose weight, be healthy and do things I didn't think were possible, including the C25K (thanks AmyJean). Thanks to all of my friends for all of the support and encouragement. That's what SP is all about and that's why this site and the program works!
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