Monday, September 10, 2012
So I attend physical therapy three to four times a week, for a chronic back-ache. Today I also have scheduled right after therapy to meet with my oldest daughters' teacher, due to some problems we're experiencing at home and at school. I have no idea how I'm going to get dinner on the table in time as well as get in a small walk, all before bedtime.
Reminder to Me: I have a wonderful husband who is willing to do things for me, even cook. LET HIM HELP! I don't have to do this alone.
Friday, September 07, 2012
What do you have that is equal to or more than the days of the week? At the moment, what I have is doctors. Let's count them, shall we:
1) Primary Care x 1/month
2) Hematologist/Oncologist x 1/2months
3) Neurologist x 1/month
4) Pain Management specialist x 1/month
5) Physical Therapist x 4/week
6) Counselor x 1/week
7) Nutritionist x 1/week
I can definitely state that I am feeling very out of control of my life right now. The only thing that holds me sane is my wonderful hubby, and his willingness to support and help me whenever needed. He'd cook for the family, but because of my feelings right now, I feel that the only thing that I CAN control is my nutrition, and I'm not willing yet to let go of the progress that I've made. Love him dearly, he DESPISES vegetables, and really doesn't like fruit, so he really doesn't know what to do with them.
It's hard to stay positive when the only thing that I use my planner for is making doctor's appointments...
Thursday, September 06, 2012
This is a strategy that my family has used for years. It comes from the tech industry where if one or even two system paths fail, you still have a backup. So I have been doing this with my nutrition trackers, through the lovely SparkPeople, then saving a copy of the daily reports, as well as writing everything down for my nutritionist, whom I see almost every week. (She's not tech-y.)
My new feel-good method of hitting my daily nutrition goals is to play a game, where the objective is to pre-plan the best meals to make, but not break, my set goals. So far, so good.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
So yesterday was an achievement day for me. I had eaten at home for lunch early, but we, the family, were out-and-about when the kids wanted to eat. They decided for Subway, without my promting, and (I am proud of myself for this) I only ordered a snack of apples and a small tea. NOT a full meal. We've always been social eaters, and it was easier than I thought it would be not to eat (or order) that sub. Yea me!
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Five years ago this weekend, my Hubby and I bought our first (and last) home. This weekend, we bought a new mattress, a big cal-king, and all but finished putting together our bedroom. This seems to be a good weekend to start and finish new things. So my goal for this weekend next year is to be at a healthy weight, about 120-140 pounds lighter, and (hopefully) 10 sizes smaller. I am working at this goal by breaking it down into more manageable goals, 2 pound weight loss every week, and I get to treat myself with a non-food reward for every two goals met in a row. I'm allowing myself $5 for the treat, and for every 10 goals met in a row, I'm allowing myself $20.
Wish me luck!
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