Thursday, February 07, 2013
Even though my weight has been up and down over the last week and a half, I have still not put back on all of what I've lost over the last month. Today I was being daring, and tried on a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to get into for over a year. THEY FIT!! I was so surprised! I could get them up without struggling, they zipped with no problem and the waist band was even a little loose. Didn't feel like I was being strangled, they were very comfortable!
It has also been 9 years (as of 2/5) since I quit smoking. It has also been 9 years since I had my heart attack. I'm still here and plan on staying around for a very long time.
Also, this week my glucose numbers have consistently been under 125! I have had problems in the past with spikes, but having numbers this consistently within normal ranges has really made a difference in how I feel. I haven't had Mcdonalds in about a month, substituted the cheese slices with saltines for my morning snack with a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, and my afternoon snack is Greek Yogurt. I have a piece of fruit every day, and I feel great. I do allow myself a treat once in a while, but try to make sure it still doesn't put me over my daily limits for calories, fat, and other things that make a difference.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I have been back on sparkpeople for a few weeks now, after not posting for several months. I have been keeping good tabs on what I eat, making sure I try to avoid high fat, sugar, carbs, etc. I weighed in this morning and discovered that I have lost 4 pounds over the last week and a half. I was starting to get discouraged, but this revelation has given me the encouragement to keep going. This makes me more intent on eating the right things so I can lose more.
The nutrition part of my weight loss goals is easy, but the exercise part is a little more complicated. I have a high-end elliptical machine and treadmill, but cannot use them due to my knees. I know if I drop a few more pounds it will take a lot of stress off my knees. Maybe when that happens I will be able to get on my exercise equipment and reach my goals even faster.
For now I just watch what I eat, maintain good glucose levels, and hope for the best.
Monday, October 24, 2011
To many women, menopause is a nuisance. But I have discovered it does have some benefits. For instance, hot flashes tend to put me in "the mood". My husband appreciates this!
The other benefit that I have discovered over the last few months is that night sweats can take off as much as 2 pounds over nite. This past weekend, for instance, I was feeling like the flu bug was after me, I was hot, had really bad aches in my joints and bones, and a headache that felt like a sledge hammer was pounding into me. I took a hot bath Saturday night, climbed into bed and slept all night and most of the day Sunday. When I got up this morning, I felt better and weighed in at 197....5 pounds down from what I was at on Friday! I did eat during this time although not much, but I have to keep my nutrition in balance to control my blood sugar. I feel fine today with just a little tiredness but that will go away as the day wears on. I figure, if I can lose 2 pounds average overnight just by having night sweats, imagine if I could sleep for 25 days! I would meet my goal of losing 50 pounds! But then I would miss too much of life so I guess I'll just settle for the occasional weight loss on a day to day basis. Every little bit helps!
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