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Thursday, May 26, 2011

My hubby's diabetes has been out of control for far too long. And now that he's trying to get it all corrected, we're finding out that there are other problems. He has been diagnosed with gastroparesis. And now he's got to go to a specialist for his eyes because its like he's trying to look through water. I'm worried and stressed about him. If things don't get better, he'll end up having a feeding tube put in. He says he doesn' t want that to happen. All I can do is pray and help him eat better and get him to take all of his medicines.

On another note, Alex and I went to the gym and worked out yesterday. And we did today too. I'm proud of him for getting up early yesterday to go to the gym and work out when most kids his age, were still in bed sleeping! LOL But we're working out! Which is a huge step for him. And I'm workingout again. I keep explaining to my son that if he doesn't get this weight off he's going to end up with more health problems than he needs. I just want him to take care of himself better than I have taken care of myself. I didn't have anyone to tell me what I was doing wrong or that I needed to go exercise every day. I want him to do better than me!

Well 5 am comes awfully early! I'm outta here and off to bed. HOpefully I'll get a really good night's sleep tonight!


Here we go again!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Well I haven't been active on here or in the gym since January! That's a long time to go without working out! So much has gone on that made it a little more difficult for me to get to the gym. My oldest son, Alex , is now living with me again. He's been living with his dad since 2006. I was unemployed and homeless so it was for the best the he lived with his dad during that time. Any way, he's been with me since January 15th. Before he moved in with us, we were barely getting by on 60 to 100 a week in groceries. We lived without a lot of things and made meals as cheaply as we could for two of us. Well now I have a teenager living here that we have to provide for. And with my part time jobs, it was ROUGH. So the YMCA membership was stopped for a while. Work began to pick up, some weeks were 60 plus hour weeks. And then it slacked off again. Then on February 1 my mother in law passed away. So that was a really tough week. My husband's birthday was Feb. 2 and of course the Steelers didn't win the super bowl, so it was awful around my house in February! I think my husband still has a hard time with his mom not being around any more. Pop has been giving away EVERYTHING in their home. He says he wants it gone so he doesn't have to worry about who wants/gets what when he's gone. And so every other weekend we've been going there to help clear out mom's room and all of her stuff. Good gravy she was a hoarder! LOL

Since my son has been living with us, he's not been on his ADHD medicine. For one I can't afford it! And b/c he hasn't been taking it he's gone from a size 12 to a 16husky since January. I took him to the doctor last week and he is 5 ft 2 1/2 inches and weight 168!! The doctor said that he needs to get active for at least an hour every day.

Now that I've got a new job and bills are being caught up, we got our YMCA memebership straightened out. So for the first time since January I went to work out tonight. I took Alex up to the Ymca for his fitness orientation. So he can start working out while I go there and do my routine. Now he and I can go work out together. I'm kinda proud of him for wanting to go and work out. Now to see if he actually sticks to it or not. We're planning to get up at 5 am to go work out every morning before he goes to school. At least this way we'll get a workout in and then I can come home and make breakfast for us all. We shall see... Its an attempt that may turn into routine that will help both of us lose weight and get healthy.

Plus this coming weekend the pool opens up so we can start swimming then! I can't wait! I love the water.

Well time for me to get ready for bed. 5 am will come too quickly for me!

PS this is a current picture of my son and me!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAROLZ1967 5/24/2011 6:51AM

    Exercising yourself is being a great role model for your son and is a priceless gift you can give him. Same for healthy eating. And if you ever can't afford a gym, don't forget about the many other (mostly free or cheap) ways to exercise: walking outside (or in a mall if you prefer in winter), biking, aerobic or dance videos/DVD's. There are many options out there so don't ever quit b/c of no gym membership. Hey, the videos on this site are great and free! But keep up the great work, both of you!

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Getting it done!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

WOOHOO!!!! I'm starting off this new year quite nicely! I've worked out 3 of the 4 days of the New year. (Only because the Y was closed on the 1st!).

I went to the Cardio H20 Class again tonight. Good gravy I'm gonna be sore tomorrow too! But at least I'm working and pushing myself through it. I'm on a mission and I can't stop til I've completed everything and reached my goal.

It's going to take a while before I start to feel more energy but at least in a couple of weeks I should start seeing some of this weight come off. Speaking of weight. I gained 10 lbs of that 20 I lost. That has set me back 10 lbs ugh.. well that's what I get for being lazy and not working out like I should have been doing. I recognized the error of my ways and have turned it around.. yet again! LOL

Tomorrow I will be back in the gym and then I'm not quite sure how Thursday is gonna work. I have to work Thursday mroning and then I've been invited to a friend's house for a "craft group". So I guess going to the gym is going to depend on what time I finish with work Thursday morning!

Oh yeah, day #2 of 64 ozs of water! WOOHOO
Day #3 of journal entries every day. So far so good with my goals/resolutions! But this IS only the first week! LOL

Time to go figure out my work schedule for tomorrow!


Water Kicked My Butt!!!!

Monday, January 03, 2011

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I went to the Cardio H20 Class tonight. Good gravy!!!! The water workout kicked by butt big time!!! But at least I know I was doing something right! Let me tell ya! I feel it in my arms right now and we finished this class about an hour ago!!!!

The instructor asked me where I had been because they hadn't seen me in over 90 days! I was like yeah I know... my workout got changed and then work got crazy and I got sick and hurt but I'm back at it now. And I'm doing what works for me. I love being in the water and I know that works because that's how I lost 20 lbs before! So now its back to the water!

I'm working on my water intake. So far I've done about 64 oz of water today. But it has taken me ALL day to do it! At least I am trying! I'm so glad that I've gone back to the water. To me the water is so much easier and a lot more fun. Well.. I'm not so sure that its easier but its better for my joints! I still get a massive workout!

Well I have to work tomorrow so guess I'll go for now. Water class again tomorrow night from 7-8 p.m.! WOOHOO!!!! I can't wait!


New Year Alreaday?!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Wow its January 2011 already!!!! Where did the time go to so fast?? And why didnít time fly this fast when I was little????

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I donít normally make New Yearís resolutions, but this year I have decided to make a few!
#1: To get up at 5 AM and go work out, at the very least, 5 days a week. I was doing so well before the holidays. I was getting up and going to the YMCA to work out. I was losing weight. I was feeling good. And when I stopped, I began to gain the weight back. I used to have acid reflux 5 out of 7 days a week. Then when I started losing weight it only hit me 1 or 2 a week or none at all. But now its backÖ ugh I hate it, so I know its past time to go back to the gym. I have realized that I canít just start this and lose weight and then stop because the weight comes right back. Iíve got to continue on to keep the weight off. I canít remain lazy. I have to get up and get going.
#2: To write in some journal at least once a day. I have journals online and paper notebooks at home that I keep journals in. I need to write down what I am thinking, what I am feeling, what I am worrying over. I need to keep track of this for my well-being. I want to see how long it takes me to start feeling better about myself. How long it takes me to get out of the depression type of slumps that I get into.
#3: To write a letter to my boys and mail it out at least once a week. I want them to know that even when they are not here with me I still think about them and miss them so much. I want them to know that they can talk to me no matter what. There are times that I feel like a horrible mother because I donít feel like I spend enough time with them when they are here. So I just want them to know that I love them and that I will concentrate on spending more time with them when they are here.
#4: I will write to my husband like I used to do before we were married. Iím the kind of person that has a hard time speaking my feelings and thoughts and wants and desires. So I write them down. Words flow from my mind through my hands to paper so much easier than it does to flow through my mouth! So I will begin keeping a notebook of letters to him again, at least this way he will know how I am feeling, what I am thinking and what I want.
#5: To become less of a home body. I want to get out and do things. I was thinking that maybe I need to volunteer somewhere. I need to do things that I like to do instead of sitting in seclusion all the time. I need some me time or just time to hang with some friends. (I guess I need to make new friends for that to happen. )

I am going to try to make these things into habits. If they become a habit it will not be so hard to continue doing these things on a daily basis. The hardest part is starting and continuing until they become a habit. I am going to use my SparkPeople as much as I possibly can. I think that if I take the time to really read the information thatís on there, I will find things to help me. I honestly donít remember how I stumbled onto Spark People but Iíve been on there a while but have never really sat and explored everything on the site.
So starting today, it all changes for me. Itís all going to become a habit. Itís going to become my new life. Iím happy in life now and I want to be healthier so I can stick around to enjoy it. I want to be healthier so I can enjoy the simplest of things like walking a nature trail with my family without having to sit down and let them go on without me because I am too tired and too wore out to continue. I want to be able to spend more time outside with the boys. I want them to become more active outside rather than staying in the house all the time like Iíve been doing. So I have to set the example for them to follow!
Well I better wrap this up for now so I can finish getting ready to head to the gym. I found out they are open on Sundays so I am not waiting Ďtil tomorrow to start. Today is just as good as tomorrow to start working out again!


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