Thursday, May 29, 2014
It's a great phrase and it describes what I've just been slapped with. I was digging in my purse for something - a bill, I think - and I came across "exit instructions", or whatever they're called, from a doctor's visit of last week. In one box is the notation, "Obese." OBESE!!!!!!!!!! (Eff him, man, I'm finding a new doctor. Yeah! The messenger's the problem!)
The thing is, I like to run the "I've lost 30 pounds" mantra. Why didn't he say THAT in his little notes, huh? But it is true that I've been resting on those particular laurels for months now. They're fat laurels at this point. I need to get off of them.
So I'm obese. Chit.
I was seeing that doctor because I did something painful to my leg that wasn't fixing itself, and it was preventing me from walking. I love to walk and it's my only form of exercise (besides yoga which is another piece of the past I like to pretend I still do).
Anyhow, so now that I know I'm OBESE, the second thing I'm doing, (after firing that doctor haha), is charging up the Fitbit and getting back to what worked before. SparkPeople, my 12-Step program, walking (gently, if necessary, but consistently), eating and sleeping like an adult (as opposed to a toddler having serial temper tantrums)...
Will check back.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Well! I was referred to an endocrinologist due to high testosterone. To my surprise, I'm told I haven't gone through menopause yet - !! (Both ovaries are intact but no uterus here, so I didn't know.) I'm 59, for the love of God!
This is making me feel suddenly young and full of energy - silly maybe, but I can't shake it and might as well enjoy it. Also I feel the press of time in a good way - I mean, eventually, I'll have to hit menopause, right? Most of my friends are on the other side of this milestone and tell me, "It's all good", and so it will be, I'm sure. But for the moment - well, as Satchmo said, "If I'da known I was going to live this long, I would've taken better care of myself."
So I'm adjusting my weight goal down to 138 (Withings tells me this is a good weight and will result in an ideal BMI), and my exercise up. Ten thousand steps is not that many, rain or shine, and this goal starts today.
Cheers and thanks for reading ~
Thursday, January 30, 2014
...and now it's time for a solid ten steps forward.
I backslid, hit the carbs, drank something called a "Manhattan", did myself in with sugar, and guess what, it ain't worth it. I didn't even get to wallow in the shame pool I used to call home. I just felt crappy. For a week and a half.
So three days ago I cleaned it up, starting with the baby step of a walk. With my most excellent doggie. This was followed by three happy, healthy meals that day (no grains, plenty of good fats and protein, lots of green things). Now I'm back on track and very VERY happy to be here.
Birthday in a week. I will be weighing myself, which I only do once a month, due to scale-induced insanity otherwise. It better be acceptable.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Yesterday was Day Three of Paleo. It's supposed to be a hard one but it really wasn't for me, possibly because I 86'ed both sugar and gluten from my diet months ago. I am definitely sleeping better - this is a big deal! - and I'm not hungry between meals - also a big deal!
Today is Day Four. Here's what's real clear to me: I need better planning or it'll all come crashing down.
I love love love the "Weekly Meal Plan" thingie on The Clothes Make the Girl website. It's not meal-by-meal. Instead, it's step-by-step on how to cook a bunch of dishes at once. Help where you need it (organizing a cooking bout) and flexibility about when to serve them - also necessary for many of us. It's genius!
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