Saturday, March 03, 2012
I saw my Dr today (Yes, on a Saturday! Wierd, I know). I've been having some dizziness with posture changes, seeing "stars" at times during cardio, and my trainer said my lips look a bit blue when starting a whole body work out (like boxing). Due to a seriously complicated medical history, I decided to be safe and see the Dr.
Good news is that my Dr is 100% supportive of my program, calorie plan, and fitness plan. She agrees that due to my surgical history (7 major abdominal surgeries in the last 11 years) that having a trainer is essential to avoid doing serious harm and damage. I told her my goal is to lose 100 lbs this year. Her response?
"That would be great. But I'd be just as pleased if you came to see me at the end of the year, regardless of the amount lost, and were able to say 'I ate healthy and worked out consistently all year'. Because if you do that, the weight loss will happen." Food for thought.
Bad news: blood pressure is a little low, and with my history of anemia and heart murmur, I'm not set for a TON of lab work and a check up with the cardiologist.
But I had to laugh when we were discussing the possibility of something as simple of dehydration. I told her "I drink at LEAST 60 oz of water a day, plus another 20-30 oz of crystal light a day". She laughed and said "Yeah... that doesn't count". Apparently all the chemicals in it dehydrate more than hydrate. And since I've had so many surgeries, and my nutrition absorption is compromised, she reminded me that we don't know how much of the water I'm actually absorbing.
So... my health goals: Drink MORE water. Drink LESS crystal light. Get my labs done and see if I need to resume meds for anemia. Follow up with cardiologist just to be safe. Eat well. Exercise. Love myself.
Friday, March 02, 2012
I have burned 3065 calories so far this week... PLUS have had 2 strength sessions. I worked with my trainer in the gravity gym yesterday and I am SORE today. But proud. I know I worked my body hard this week, but I survived and know that I'm stronger for it. I plan another work out tomorrow, so should have burned enough for a pound!!!
After the gym, I ran to do our weekly grocery shopping. It's such a nice feeling to not be ashamed of what's in my cart anymore. Today's trip included some Easter goodies for my daughter, but it was also full of veggies, fruits, whole grain items, light dairy, etc. Pride. Again. I don't remember a time in my life that I have felt proud as often.
And to top it off, today was my reward day for losing the first 20#. I picked up my daughter from preschool and stopped at a nail salon. She chose a lovely glitter pink for her fingernails, and a sparkly blue for mommy's toes. She had a great time, and I loved watching her feel pampered. And boy did my feet love the special attention after putting in about 12.5 miles on the elliptical this week!!!!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It's just mean.
First.... I started the day with the scale finally moving. I hit the 20# mark! Yay! It was a good way to start the day. 20 pounds gone. I've worked my arse off for it!!!
Later, at the gym, I did my 30 minutes on the elliptical, and then hit some machines for strength training. Unfortunately, the women's gym is mostly walled in mirror. Ugh.
As I'm sitting, pushing weights, and thinking about form, I realize that I look REALLY FAT sitting down like that. So much feeling pretty good about myself.
Anyway.... finished the workout. Finished my work day. Ate some healthy tacos. Now ready for bed... at 5:50 pm. Yep. That was my day.
Hope you had a good one.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I have had several non-scale victories this week. I KNOW that my body is changing. I feel it. I see it. My trainer did measurements on Tuesday, and I'd lost over 6 inches from my hips in the past 3 weeks. My face looks thinner this last week. Bicep definition can be clearly felt under some flab... that I just noticed 2 days ago. I have burned 3400 calories this week in cardio, plus had 2 grueling training sessions with my trainer. My calories have been spot on.
But my scale will. not. budge. Haven't seen a loss on the scale in over a week. I figured that my period was adding some weight (and it did), but those extra pounds seem gone, and my period ended 2 days ago.
I'm trying not to have a pity party, but it sure would be nice for the scale to reflect my hard work.
Friday, February 24, 2012
This is probably a strange blog entry, but I am seriously excited about this find!
We LOVE tacos in this house. LOVE. Beef tacos, chicken tacos, black bean tacos, etc. Love them. I cook in the crockpot a lot, and have many crockpot taco meals. But the calories from the tortillas is killing me! While I can easily have 2 servings of the filling, I hate to eat more than one tortilla at 120 or more calories!
Today I found these:
Oh my word! I'm in LOVE! 50 calories per tortilla (soft taco size), 7 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein? I'm in!
We had delicious chicken & black bean tacos from the crockpot today, and I gobbled up 2 1/2 tacos. Delicious!
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