Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wow, I haven't written since May 27th?! Geesh! I guess by reading my journal you can tell I don't stick to things very well. I don't know why I just don't. I got on the scale the other day and found out I am down to 303 now! I can actually see under 300 coming!!!! I was ecstatic to see 303 on the scale. I know that's not a number to be happy about to some people. But to me its another victory, another stone turned, another goal down. Little by little. I am NOT where I wanted to be by this time, but I'm still working, SLOWLY, I'm still going.
I have an LG Ally Android phone, that doesn't have cell service anymore but I can access wifi on the phone. So I've downloaded an app that tracks my workout. So when I walk out the door of my house, hit start on the app, it plays music from my phone and as I walk it keeps track of where I'm walking, how fast I'm walking and how far I've walked and for how long. I think its pretty nifty! LOL So I've used it twice now to track my workout, I only wish that it would interface with SparkPeople too b/c it allows me to post my work out info to Facebook. Since my son is now in HIGH school, and has to get up at 5:30 in the morning, I think that I'll start walking after he gets on the bus in the mornings. Since I'm already up and about I figured I might as well get it in!
Any way, small steps at a time. I've not given up on it. I'm still going. For now the goal is to get down to 250. So 53 pounds to go! I CAN and WILL do this!!!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
At 5:30 this morning, Alex and I were up and getting ready to head out to the gym. I think we made it there around 6:00 am. (Still that's an accomplishment for both of us!) He's still not able to stick with one thing for very long. I guess that's b/c of his ADHD. But he's getting better. He actually did about 15 minutes on the treadmill before he went off ot something else! I got my complete workout routine down. I think that next week he and I will start going to water aerobics classes. I found out today that there is no age limit on the classes and as long as he can swim he can do the class! I think its kinda cool that he's interested in trying it out. I hope that he likes it as much as I do. B/c then he and I can make it a habit together. Both of us going every Tuesday and Thursday nights. I'm determined to keep him motivated even if I can't motivate my self. I keep reminding him that he doesn't want to wind up over weight and obese like me or end up with diabetes and other health problems because of his weight. I want him to make this a life style change. Something that he will continue to do even through the rest of his adult life. At least for now he is watching me work out and how hard I try and what I do. He see's that I'm trying to get into shape. He saw my weight on the scale this morning and his jaw dropped. He was like "MOMMA!!!!! You really let yourself go???!!!!" I told him that is why I am makig him work out and why I work out. I don't want him to be as obese as I am. I want him to have a long happy healthy life. He's still young enough that the weight is not going to be so hard for him to lose. He just has to get active.
He and I even discussed this summer's plans. I don't want him sitting in the house all alone all summer long. So I'm trying to get him into one of the Y's summer camps. But at 94 a week I don't know how we're gonna swing that! Hopefully we can get some sort of financial assistance with it or get his dad or grandparents to help with it. At least at the Y he'll be active and doing community projects and making friends. Which he really doesn't have any friends around here. But then again I don't think that he tries very hard. Well it could be the fact that he takes EVERYTHING so literally!!!! He really doesn't have a sense of humour. Everything has to be politically correct with him. Even sarcasm doesn't work with him b/c he corrects you! So we gave up trying to teach him the difference between sarcasm, jokes and the time to be serious.
I've decided that I need to find a way to get some help on learning what to cook and not cook for my husband. Since his diabetes is out of control and he can't digest the food that eats like he used to, we have to change what we eat. So... I've got a lot of researching to do. And if anyone reading my blog has any tips for classes, literature, etc. on diabetics, cooking and all that good stuff, I'd greatly appreaciate the help and info.
Speaking of cooking.. I guess I need to get off of here and cook dinner.
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!
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!
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!
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