Monday, March 17, 2014
Well, here I am, trying to figure out why I can't seem to do this. God knows I'm motivated - at least I think I am! I am at the heaviest I've been since my kids were born. I can't stand it - but why can't I stick with this?? I start off my days thinking "this is it! I'm going to keep track of what I eat and be very careful" but then I have something that's hard to track and that's it.
I had my gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago, and am finally back to feeling like I am mobile again. So, I'm going to try... again. I feel like a yo-yo.. my weight fluctuates so much! I can be really careful with what I eat and still gain. It is quite discouraging.
I tried removing wheat from my diet; although I felt better, I did not lose any weight. However, my teenage daughter did and she looks amazing!! Iím so proud of her and happy that it worked for her!
I purchased PGX pills - supposed to help suppress appetite. Iím not one to take pills, but clearly I need a push here. Maybe once I start to lose, Iíll be more motivated..?
I'm turning 50 in June and I really don't want to be this heavy ...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
A little over a month ago, I injured my back... getting dressed :S
I have a history of lower back issues but I had been doing so much better in the last year! but all it took was turning the wrong way while getting dressed, and I've been "out of service" since then.
A friend recommended a massage therapist and I figured why not? I've tried everything else (except acupuncture). My first visit was awesome! after 30 minutes, I was able to bend (while sitting) to tie my shoes! My next appointment was scheduled for 2 weeks later; again, she made me feel so much better but I realized that I can't wait that long.
So I'm slowly but surely getting there; I am quite anxious too, because last week my department moved to a new building. We went from being on the 2nd floor to the 12th floor of a non-governmental building (a first for me).
Given that I have a fear of heights AND a fear of enclosed spaces, I vowed to take the stairs - yes, all the way up to the 12th floor. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do it yet because of my back. But I've been doing my stretches and a friend of mine at work said she would come with me, just in case... so I start taking the stairs on Monday!
It may not seem like a lot, but it is! Before I was hurt, I started "practicing" by taking the stairs to the top floor of our old building (7th) and I'll tell you, by the time I got there, my legs were killing and I had broken a sweat!
Here's to another new start!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Ok, so I haven't had much time to explore the site, but I still find it very confusing .. can someone tell me why some forums are labeled "sticky topic"?
On another note.. TGIF. I started a head cold earlier on this week and it was at its worse today. But all in all, I've had a good week in terms of watching what I eat.
My daughter and I gave up wheat 3 weeks ago; she's having a harder time with it since a lot of her favorite foods contain wheat. I've told her that she can eat it if it's too hard, but she's insisting on sticking to it (which makes me proud) she's lost 5 lbs so far -- as for me, the weight only just started coming off a little, but I'm not sure if that's because I've been limiting my calories or if it's the wheat. Either way, since I've given up wheat, I feel so much better! no bloating, no more pains .. it's great! Now all I have to do is give up the tortilla chips... I just have to find another satisfying snack! grapes or celery (I like those) anything that doesn't take prep work :)
I was hoping to explore the site this weekend but a friend of mine just invited himself over with his daughter, her boyfriend, her son and her sister... and me not feeling very well. Wonderful......
Oh well, he'll do the cooking
Sunday, August 18, 2013
A while ago, my neighbour asked me if I would go to Montreal to participate in the Color Run with her sisters and her. I had never heard of this and thought "Sure, why not!?" so Friday night, my daughter and I packed an over night bag and off we went. She came along to stay with my neighbour's baby while we did the run.
After we checked into our hotel room, we visited the other girls and made our plans for the next morning.
Well, after a sleepless night (1st time away from home in years!), got up at 6:30, quick shower, met the girls in the lobby for 7:00. The plan was to get a light breakfast nearby and head out to the run.
No restaurant in site.. no coffee either... take the subway.. still no coffee. Get to the island where the race is.. STILL no coffee! arghhh!
Next thing you know, we're being told to get to the start line (I thought it started at 9!?) but since my neighbour's sister wanted to be part of the first wave, we had to get to the start line earlier.
I'm happy to say that I walked the 5km! most of it by myself since my neighbour and her sister wanted to run; their sister-in-law started off at a slow jog and I was keeping up with her, but she started speeding up and I started slowing down -- I have sciatica in my right leg and it restricts me.
I have to admit that when I got to the 3km checkpoint, there was someone in a golf cart - I considered calling it quits and getting back to my daughter who was babysitting a very cranky baby. But I persisted, "just one more km..." and before I knew it, the finish line was in site!
(My daughter also texted me shortly after the 3km checkpoint to say that my neighbour was back and that baby was ok, that made me feel better too)
We all headed back to the hotel so that we could shower before having to check out -- I was surprised to see that the color had gone through my clothes! Oh well - it was worth it :)
We spent the rest of the day walking around Old Montreal - finally had "breakfast" at 2:00pm... then the girls went their own way. My daughter and I treated ourselves to a horse-drawn buggy ride back to the hotel at the end of the day. It was perfect!
Friday, August 16, 2013
My boss came back from holidays yesterday and one of the first things he said to me during hour lunch-hour walk was "you look fatter than you did before I went on vacation".
I told him to drop dead. He laughed. I wasn't kidding!
So I told him his hair had thinned out while he was gone - "you should wear a hat". I couldn't come back with a similar comment, although I considered "tell your wife to stop baking, you look like the Pillsbury doughboy".
That's just the kind of relationship we have.
But I know I didn't put on weight - in fact, I lost an inch around my waist!
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