Friday, July 10, 2009
Well, today, I am feeling somewhat better, not 100%, but I went walking and burned 707, a total of 730 today, and we bbq steak (I had 3 oz) and had fried cabbage. I did some house cleaning this morning. Now I am resting. Am a little frustrated with DS, in fact quite irritated, but that is a long story and don't feel like blogging about it. I had a slice of pineapple so I had fruit for today. Wow, I did the Happy Fun Fruity Friday. I am good with my water too!
I would have had some pics but my camera card says protected and we couldn't get it unprotected. Well I will have to work on it later. I am off to bed to watch tv so I don't over do it!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
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Ok, not to post, then edit so I can see pics and what to write.
Ok, The progression is slow, but I am progressing. I can see many differences, some stand out, while others are very minimal.
I can't post my license pic, but one thing is most big difference noticeable has been my face. Stomach, and a little on legs. Last measurements, legs were same, but more definition.
Even at a stand still and plugged, bloated, etc. with meds, I can still see some differences, very small, but that is ok. Today was weigh in for lime team, I was pleased that I had not gained. If you had a clue as to how I am feeling, you'd understand why I am pleased. Right now I feel soooo FAT. I really thought by the way I was feeling, getting on the scale, I was going to be way up and feel like starting over, but that was not the case.
Granted, I wish there were more dramatic changes, but it is what it is and the progress is happening. I was talking with Tami yesterday, and regardless of her scale or my scale moving, we both are feeling good about ourselves, loving being so active, more active then I have ever been in my entire life. We love having each other as a friend, even if we are delayed in meeting for our walks due to medical issues, we are progressing. Our bodies are feeling better. We are proud of what we've accomplished. Yes, we have a long ways to go, but we will get there.
Anyone that says getting fit and thin is easy are so off base. I remember hearing guys/gals, looking at someone really heavy and think or say, maybe if they didn't eat so much or all that junk food, they would be thinner. Well, sorry to say, to those that think that, you can eat healthy and exercise, and still not be thin. True, cutting back on what we eat, or less junk food may help, but there are many that may not even be the case. There are those that naturally based on genes, have a more difficult time and it is a real battle. It really irrates me when I hear, when they think you can't hear. I remember some of these people, where words of cruelty, vengeance in the tongue, so model figured, so into themselves, well, today, some of those folks are not that modeled figure anymore, and are actually become quite large. I sometimes wonder what they are thinking now, or if they even think about those cruel words they said about the person.
I can say, my battle is a tough battle, my journey is definitely a lifetime journey, but I am battling the battle, I am making progress as slow as it may be, but I have been learning so much and will stick with it. Some days are so hard while other days are so easy. The biggest learning I think, at least right now, is that no one is perfect, that we are making a complete lifestyle change. Yes, some of those fad diets or maybe even legit but whether they work or not, you will ultimately put it back on and plus more, regardless of how hard you try because you are not making a lifestyle change.
It is not about giving up the cookie, donut, ice cream, cake, candy bar, chocolate, pie, potato salad, pasta, or whatever it is that you like, it is about putting it into perspective, moderation. One thing I've learned, tracking, tracking, as incumbent as it may seem, it really is surprising at how quickly calories can add. Yes, I have become pretty good at calculating in my head, but bottom line, if I don't track regular, I can so easily go off track. I have to choose healthier things too. Learning what things that seem healthy how they can become actually high calories. Biggest fooler is salad. You really have to pay attention to what is going into that salad. Things have a lot of hidden calories.
There is nothing like doing a really good workout, having a high burn day, then to find out that the salad you ate was more than your calorie allotment for the day, so basically, oops, all the calories burned was to help the body maintain, and not lose, oh bummer. Another one is sodium, oops, too high sodium this day, so water retention, oops too high in fat this day, oops not enough fiber this day. Oh sucky, low in my protein all the time.... Well, doing protein shake helps, but guess what, you account for the calories, ok, fine, but I am hungry, I don't have anymore calories to consume or maybe I do, but what can I eat that will make me feel satisfied and keep me in range. Measuring, oh my goodness, sometimes I do, other times I don't, I am pretty good at eyeballing and am accurate. But it all seems so mundane. Oh no, it is 9:00 PM, I am low on my water, oh crud. Ok, do better tomorrow, ok, appts, yikes, water has to wait as there won't be bathroom near by, ok, can start the water, but now it is 7:00 and have 4 down and at least 4 more to go, well oops, didn't make it. Oh, today was good with everything.
Been doing so good for a while now. Oh, it is time for a birthday party, or holiday, well, ok, I can treat myself, well, kick into gear, moderation, just small piece. Cream Cheese pie, oops, well just a small sliver packs in over 550 calories+ Yeah, that is right, so do I have it or skip it. I've opt to skip it, but then I get the craving of really wanting it, so I make it myself, and it is really yummy and 1/2 the calories. Yep and fat free. Oh, sometimes though, the recipe, it doesn't set as well as the real. I think it has to do with the cream cheese being fat free. I still like it though....and worth the adjustment.
Yes, we all have so many choices. None of these choices are easy. Yes, there are those people that truly can pretty much eat anything. I know for a positive fact, there truly are those that can eat anything and as much as they want and even at an old age as they have higher metabolisms and they have naturally more muscle mass which burns calories more efficiently. No one has yet really truly figured out the human body from one person to another. One thing may work for one person and not work for the other based on their body build, or how their body internally works.
A good example: someone who has been constipated their entire life and never knew it while another has never experienced constipation or rarely have experienced. You can take two people, put them on the exact same foods, same water, same fitness, one could lose 3 pounds while the other may lose 1 or none.
Some things that are known and work.
1) eating in range (your range, may be different for each person)
2) EXERCISE (yes this is crucial to burn as many calories as possible)
3) Water (There is a lot of controversy about this, but bottomline, I've learned you DO NEED WATER).
I've heard the question, Can we drink too much water? The answer, really, is no. What it is, is you don't go drink a bunch of water and hold it and hold it. Our bodies are built to eliminate. In fact, most really are lacking on water. In other words, don't go into a contest and drink drink drink water and hold it hold it hold it, you will poison your body, and yes, too much water, you are not expelling it. It really is common sense.
I feel as if I am rambling, but what I am basically doing is a review, a review of everything in this journey. It really isn't easy. Maybe some think it is easy or it is easier for them. I just know that for me, personally, it is not easy. Even my DH agrees, it is NOT easy. He is thin, he doesn't have weight issues. He can eat whatever he wants. But as he, in general, trying to support me, and become fitter, he sees the struggles I have, he sees that it is hard, even when I am doing everything right.
Stick with it, stick with it, it will happen, each day, each week, each month, but the progress is slow.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Yeah, that is me, pretty much did nothing today. I did manage to go for a short walk with DH on the boardwalk. I did two laps (2 miles) and he did 1 lap. I burned 327 in total today. I managed to walk out to the garden and take a peek. I slept in, took nap, lots of sleeping. I cooked home made spagetti for dinner. I don't have much to report or fun pics. I really do miss having my long walks and working out. Tami and I decided to pick up our walks next week. This week is going to be a rest week. I did do some strength exercises, waist twists, nothing to brag about, but at least keeping the streak going. I do have to say I feel bloated for some reason. I think it is the meds. I am trying to drink more water. I am on my 3rd water bottle. I will do some hot tea too. Well, guess this is about it from me.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Went to DR with DH. They gave him some muscle relaxers, exercises to do, but should be good in a day or two. Also, checked my antibiotic and I am good for these, I have had both in the family and did fine which is why he gave me, just that they don't like using very often unless have too. I have appt for next week with dentist to get rest of my work done and hoping my sinus are well enough to do the work. I've burned 127 calories running around, not much, but it is my rest day. Going to watch tv and call it good for the day. I am not going to push on doing exercise today. This evening I am starting to get tired headache, teeth hurting. Just took aspirin so hopefully that takes hold soon as I have been pain free most of day.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Yesterday, I took DH to his one day job. It was at a school that is being remodeled. I walked down big hill and back up, then I went to the track and walked, jogged, walked, the track. It was cool and crisp with overcast outside. I burned 627 calories. I did ok with eating, water, and then went to doctor appt. My ears were severely clogged. They pulled out a huge chunk of wax, then another 1/2 the size in same ear. Then they irrigated and got nearly nothing, but still have quite a bit of wax in ear. My ear was sore and so were my sinus after that. I came home and fell asleep. I woke up feeling a little better. I got my antibiotic which I am half afraid to take. It is once a day one and can have very serious side affects or allergic reaction that could include death. I am trying to get the nerve up to take the antibiotic. My DH can hardly walk or move and need to get him in to doctor today for his back. He slept wrong the other night, made it through work yesterday, but now he can't hardly move. I woke up to feeling better, know that I need to take my antibiotic. I am praying and waiting to call doctor for appt. Today, I am taking a day of rest, yes really. I might get on my wii fit or do some strength, but I most likely won't be doing any walking. Might clean house. DS text us and wants to come home and spend night. We are ok with it, but kind of strange. Think the honeymoon period is ending and suspect he has been told he needs to work things out or something happened over the 4th of July and not telling us. Guess we will find out more when he comes over.
I loved walking the track and moving, I am frustrated over the scale not moving. I was 180 at doctors and home yesterday, and need to really concentrate on getting it to move down this week; however, can't have anything with Iron, calcium, etc. so I am really limited to what I can eat. Meaning no slim fast, no milk, no cheese, no cereal because of Iron, I can't have meat or eggs, need to check to see if I can do protein shake, but I think it has vitamins like Iron and calcium, so think I can't have that either. Anyone that may read this, please put your prayers in for me. Pray I have no affects from antibiotic and only good results.
I will try to post blog later.
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