Thursday, January 26, 2012
Today was a better day than the last few days. I got in 5 miles of walking and did a couple of SP workout videos. The forecasters said there would be sunshine today, but they lied. Instead it rained. I have said it before, but I prefer snow to rain, especially really cold rain. Still, it didn't stop me.
I am not quite back to normal, but it is a relief not to have that black cloud of pain in my head. I don't deal all that well with pain, so I tend to get moody, quiet, and irritable when it hits me. The headache is just a twinge now though, so my world is righting itself once again.
I am having trouble with not eating enough to even reach the low end of my recommended calorie range. I try. I even added a 3rd snack to my eating plan, but I still tend to run low on calories. I don't really want to add calorie dense foods to my menu, but I am running out of ideas on how to at least get near my recommended range.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The headache is finally starting to let up. It is supposed to be sunny in the morning. Combine those two facts and I have a recipe for a better day tomorrow.
I weighed myself today, and I am just over 232 pounds. That means I made my goal for the Winter 5% Challenge! It also means I have lost a total of 86 pounds. Woohoo! I will weigh myself again on Saturday to see if I managed to lose a little more, since that is the weigh in day for the challenge. My dad got me a scale of my own. It does more than just weight, but it isn't quite as fancy as the one I have been using at the clinic, but I don't have to go out to use it, which is nice.
A different friend asked to go walking with me and Cooper in the morning. She is recovering from back surgery, so we will have to make it a short walk. That makes four people who will walk with me now. I never get more than one at a time, but variety is nice.
My friends have been worried about me for the last two days, because I have been so much quieter than normal. I have just been tired and worn out with the headache. You know, just not feeling well. Hopefully tomorrow I will be a little more like my normal self, so they will stop asking me if I am sure I am okay. I appreciate the concern, but the question is getting old.
Soooo... today was not a bad day, but I am definitely looking forward to a little sunshine tomorrow!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Another blah day. I did get over 120 fitness minutes in today, but just barely. I think the barometric pressure must be swinging up and down, because I had a horrible headache today. (Still have it, too.) I don't generally get very many headaches, at least not ones I take anything for, but I broke down and took some motrin today. I did make a point of getting in a good walk this afternoon, though. I did a couple of video workouts as well.
I have to look on the bright side in all this... the short walk I took this afternoon was 2.5 miles and included some hills. That would have been a super long walk 8 months ago! My endurance is definitely improving, and my perception of what is "difficult" is changing. So, yes... I was pretty miserable today, but I still managed to get out and move and keep my fitness streak alive for another day. Some days that is what gets me out there and keeps me going. Works for me!
Monday, January 23, 2012
I have been feeling blue today for no particular reason. I even walked the dog three times today, and the blues are still sticking to me. I ended up walking 6.25 miles altogether. Not bad. Even when I don't feel motivated I am still getting in exercise, so I must be doing something right, I guess. It wasn't even the weather today making me down. Sure, it rained this morning, but the sun was out by noon. I need to get hooked up with my new therapist and just sit down and chat with her. Maybe I can regain that sense of focus I have had up until now. I don't know.
So, I did the 6.25 miles, the challenge video, 50 minutes of ST, and 5 minutes of stretching today. Not bad for a day when I would have preferred staying in bed and reading. I even had to force myself to fix my meals and eat today. I just didn't feel like making anything, or even eating really, but I know I need to eat, so I made myself do it. Usually cooking for myself is something I look forward to, and of course i love to eat!
Oh well, tomorrow is another day. My SP friends have all been supportive today (as usual), and I really do appreciate that. I especially liked the goodie I got today and the note that came with it. Thanks everybody!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I took Cooper out to my parents' farm this morning, so he could run off the leash. He ran for hours. I spent the morning reading the paper with my mom, then helping to make lunch. I actually got to sit down to a leisurely lunch with just my mom and dad. That doesn't happen very often. Someone always seems to be rushing off somewhere.
This afternoon I mostly concentrated on doing the little household tasks that seem to get away from me. Details are important... they just seem to get away from me on occasion. I got laundry done, and cleaned out the fridge among other things. Afterward I took the dog for another walk and did some cardio dancing.
Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, so I don't know if we will take a long walk in the morning or not. I have a friend who wants to go with me and Cooper, but she is a lot like the dog and doesn't like the rain.
I have a new pedometer. I tried it out yesterday and it works great. Now I just have to remember to wear it. LOL The new one is also a watch, stopwatch, and other things, so I wear it on my wrist instead of on my belt like my old one, and I keep forgetting to put it on in the morning. Oh well, it will become habit eventually.
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