Friday, April 23, 2010
I'm sitting here on Spark People logging in my exercise for the day. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, then the weight machine and stretching. I definitely look like I just worked out. My four-year old twins were asking why their big brother was going to babysit them tonight. I said that mommy and daddy are going on a date.
Sean laughed, "But mommy, you don't look hot."
How does a four-year old know when a woman looks "hot"? Where exactly did he learn that? Lots of things for me to ponder.
The twins agreed to help me get "hot" for daddy.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I've been avoiding the long walk since I started on Spark People. I finally tackled it today. It's three miles, with some hard hills. I've avoided it because I usually can't walk without taking the twins, my four year old twins that together weight 80lbs. The morning was beautiful, and I decided to get out before getting on the computer. That was a good choice. It took me 53 minutes. Going uphill was a great workout. I kind of did lunges. I even jogged here and there, mostly downhill. It was easier to go faster with the stroller than to try to hold it back.
I can't believe I made it! I still have energy to finish my workout with my weights and stretching.
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for keeping me motivated!
Monday, April 19, 2010
It was an interesting weekend, to say the least. Friday was an okay evening at work. Saturday was kind of weird. Our computer system got an "update" that took six hours. Since we knew about it ahead of time, we were pretty organized. Our technology pharmacist is awesome. He was there all day and evening Saturday keeping an eye on things. It's hard running a hospital without computers. I can't imagine how they kept track of med orders before them. I was scheduled for an eight hour shift, but the computers came back up around 9:30 pm (I usually clock out at 10:30). I ended up staying till after midnight to get orders caught up. Sunday went much smoother. All and all, not a bad weekend.
I ate well all weekend. I bring all my meals and snacks to work. I turned down free pizza again. I heard everyone else complaining later about their stomachs. The sausage was a little too spicy.
I'm tired today, but doing okay. I'll take it easy this morning, but will hopefully exercise later. I got in one workout over the weekend. I went on a 50 min walk with my 10 year old daughter. We were in our small town walking on the sidewalks when I heard two terriers barking. They came from about 1/2 a block away down an alley. Somehow I had the sense to face the dogs. They kept a few feet away and snarled and growled. I had my hand on my pepper spray, had Mary back up across the street slowly, and I followed, slowly. My husband was supposed to file the police report since I had to go in to work. He didn't get around to it. I absolutely HATE how people don't keep their dogs on leashes or chains. Their are a lot of walkers in our town of all ages and far too many irresponsible dog owners. One of my best friends was attacked last year by a dog. That happened in another town, but I can sure imagine it happening here.
Well, that's my weekend in a nut shell. Hope to get off to a good start today.
Have a good week everyone!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thank you everyone for your concerns about my headaches. I have a history of migraines, usually only when I'm pregnant (nope, not pregnant now). These headaches lately have been different, not full blown migraines, no aura. I keep a log of my medications and symptoms. Now, on SparkPeople, I also keep a log of my exercise and food.
I have adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. There's a chance one of the medications I'm taking for the adrenal fatigue may be adding to my headaches. I also have insomnia, and some of my headaches are brought on by fatigue. Because of my migraine history, I also think hormones play a part, especially with the timing of my headaches. I'm pretty sure my eating habits are fine. I've recently increased my carbs a bit, and I've eaten like this a long time without so many headaches. I carefully pay attention to my body and eat frequently to keep my blood sugars up. I've pretty much narrowed it down to one of my meds, florinef. I'll have to talk to my doctor's office to see about weaning off.
Thank you again for all the well wishes and prayers. My Spark Friends make getting through rough times a lot easier.
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