Tuesday, December 27, 2011
2011 was a big, fat, bust as far as my New Year's Resolutions go.
Here are a few of them:
Prepare 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child: I prepared about 6. :(
Find a full time TEACHING job. :( Nope.
Lose eighty + pounds. :( :( :( I am about the same weight I was this time last year. Actually as of this morning I am about 6 pounds less than I was this time last year. However, the bad part is I am in way worse shape physically than I was this time last year. I have lost lots of muscle. I have CELLULITE on the backs of my thighs and on my stomach!! (That's new). I have completely quit working out. I have ballooned. Not my weight really, but losing all that muscle has caused my tummy to balloon out. I swear I look like a white, blubbery version of Mike Wizowski!
To make things worse, I believe I now have plantar fasciitis. For a few months now I have had an on and off pain in my left heel. It's now constant and now my other heel is starting to get a small pain in it. I have researched the pain and I believe that the pain is caused by plantar fascittis which is an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot all the way back to the heel. I have researched what I should do to make it better, and it appears that treatment involves light stretching anf orthopedic inserts in my shoes. I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor is a last resort. I looked up the stretches online and am looking for a Dr. Scholl's kiosk so I can figure out if they will help before I have to go pay lots of money to see a podiatrist. :/
Well this blog entry is entitled "New Year's Resolutions" and I guess now that I have given you a run down about all that has been going on I should discuss that.
To find a FULL TIME TEACHING job.
Resolution #2: To Lose 57 pounds down to weigh 180 pounds by 2013.
Resolution #3: To reduce my credit card debt by 20% by 2013.
I will discuss my map on how to reach of these goals in the next few days blog posts.
My food plan tomorrow...
Breakfast: cereal with FF milk.
Water with lemon
Snack: Raw Veggies.
Lunch: Lean Burger with tomatoes, guacamole, pickles, salsa, Laughing cow cheese and 2 tortillas.
Snack: Raw Veggies.
Dinner: Brown beans.
Exercise: 5 Minute Warm up and 15 Minute Denise Austin upper body ore complete with the exercise ball. I am limited in what I can do thanks to my stupid foot pain.
I forgot to mention that I started using sensa yesterday. I bought the "Free trial." I think it does help me feel full more quickly, but the jury is still out on it thus far. We shall see...
***Please no lectures about "there being no magic pills". I am very well aware after all these years of trying to lose this weight that there are no magic bullets, or easy ways to melt fat away. I know weight loss takes hard work, diligence, and more hard work. However, if it helps me eat a little bit less, it's worth a try. That is where I usually fail so miserably. I overeat. Uncontrollably.
Until tomorrow... :)
Friday, December 09, 2011
I have the stomach virus.
I had a migraine last night so I slept in late as long as I could. Got up with an hour to go before I had to be at my substitute teaching job. The first thing I did after feeding my kids breakfast was go blow up the toilet...
From that point on it has been all downhill.
I got up so late that as soon as I realized I was geting sick, it was too late to call for another sub. So I came to work, taking diarrhea meds and Ibuprofen. Te former has stopped, however, now my stomach is burning and I am in pain! I called for a sub half day and I am sure that I will pay for it later, as they often will not call you for awhile if you turn down job.
But this is really what is best for me and the students I am with today.
My stomach hurts so bad. I don't know how I am going to last another hour.
So food for me today will not be an issue.
Everyone have a great day and avoid the stomach bug if you can!
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Zip. Nada. Zero.
And I keep ballooning by the minute. I weighed yesterday, and was up 5 pounds. Back up into the 230's.
I have no one to blame except myself.
I had a fibromyalgia flare & haven't worked out in months. My body is getting jiggly, bloated, and gross again, and I don't know how to stop it from happening. I keep trying to get back on the dieting wagon, but I can't seem to do it.
My Grandma passed away the morning after Thanksgiving, so we have had alot of negative stuff going on. That has definitely affected my motivation.
Any suggestions how I can rev up some motivation... Just enough to get me through the Holidays without gaining anymore? I am in salvation mode and my goal for the next few weeks is to just stabilize my weight. I can wait to the New Year to lose, I just want to make sure I don't gain anymore.
Suggestions, motivational thoughts, any help appreciated!
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