Friday, April 17, 2009
SPRING 2009 - The realities of a lifestyle change is at times a bit harder than one may think. With all of the weight loss and healthy advise out there, even the "not overnight weight loss" diets or programs seem a bit unrealistic...especially when you are young and have complicated medical issues.
Well, I will try to stay positive and do what I can when I can. I love that SparkPeople is here so that whenever I'm able, I have a place to go for this change. And my Sparkfriends are always welcoming and supportive, even when I've been missing on the boards for a few days!
Today I changed my weight loss goals to reflect my recent gain from 195 when I started SP about two years ago to today weighing in at 220 pounds (my all time high)! I know that my Hypothyroidism & other Hodgkin's Lymphoma complications and recent 2 surgeries have effected by heart, weight, and other body issues. But to be alive is a blessing, so I will take my time and not try to compare myself to others or the have unrealistic expectations of myself.
So now my goals are to try to be at my Goal Weight of 130lbs by Easter of 2011 and not 2010! That's a BIG step for me, because I figured that everyone should be able to lose at least 1 pound a week, including me. But my thyroid and my body say otherwise! And even the scale doesn't get down that low for me by then, I do hope to be healthier.
Being on SP continues to be a great place for me to see where I've been, how I'm doing and where I'm going!!! So struggle or not, I'll be a part of SparkPeople! Because I am going forward, in God's time and in an uplifting more confident and healthy vessel!
Friday, March 06, 2009
So I've exercised a little bit everyday since Tuesday, instead of just having a couple of really hard days of workouts. You know even it out everyday and not just long exhausting exercise twice a wek.
But when I look on the scale this morning, I'm gaining pounds instead of losing.
I guess I have to step it up! Even more.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Well, I am in a PUSH to be under 200 pounds for my next HMR weigh-in!
This means that I need to lose 4.8 pounds which may lend difficult. But, I will really try with doing "More is Better" and doing daily bursts of PA (Physical Acivity).
It will be my highest loss yet. The Dr. from last night's CORE class said that my weigh loss will be slower because of the Laxis that I'm taking. But I'm determined to try to PUSH the bar a bit!
Plus it's been a while since I've been below 200 and I want to be there at this time.
so I will PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) as I workout in steps and practice more high volume food will work this week. Oh and getting in the right amount of H2O
Let's see howthis works. Oh and I need to stay positive too!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Who Needs To Exercise? I Need To Exercise! But Watch Out!!!
I went walking on Wednesday morning and did way too much!!! I thought, hey, I havn't worked out in awhile so I'll walk to my appointment. Well, in the 2nd block going up hill, my right foot began to hurt. It did so on and off the whole time and I stopped often to readjust my shoe laces.
Well, I won't say how many blocks I walked in all... but, by Bible Study I had a terrible painful cramp on the left side of my pelvic area (right there in the crease. By Thursday I had (& still have) cramping on the outside of both shins and in my right foot! I couldn't even drive out of town to visit family like I wanted!
So, Do I need to EXERCISE!!! YES!!! But I must remember that it's best to do small steps along the way. Even when I've been away from fitness for awhile...STILL small steps!!!
Okay all, hope you have a GREAT Day!
Monday, February 09, 2009
I few times this past week I've expressed to a friend or two, how hard this weight loss journey has been for me. It's not so easy, and sometimes I think about how doable it'd be if I didn't have so many medical complications right now. But, I'm sure everyone has some sort of hardship or obstacle while on this journey.
Well, inspite of it all I'm still excited about how things will turn out. I don't know how long it will take, but I do plan on getting to a healthier and thinner me.
Oh, and for some reason lately I'm looking at some women and saying how I don't want to be "THAT THIN"! But then what if I do get down pretty far... well I can't really see it, but still... would I not like that look on me???
Well, I'm far from that point right now, so I'll think on something else.
Everyone, enjoy your journey. Even when it gets a bit harder than you'd like!
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