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Going Again

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I swear my weight is a huge roller coaster ride. And it does NOT help that I can't stick to something. I have to find a way to stay on track and get this under control. I'm 34 years old and weigh 323 lbs. My son is 14 and weighs 239.2!!!! I try to get him to get active but the issue is he watches me and says "Well you don't do anything, why should I?" And the old mom thing of "Because I said so" doesn't really work on him when it comes to the issue of weight. So now I have to really get focused and devoted not just for me and my health but for my son's as well! I'm always so TIRED but I've got to find the energy from somewhere. I know I can lose the weight. I've done it before. I found an OLD journal and in 2007 I weight 257! That's 68 lbs from where I am now!!! I am determined to get back to that and lower. I have to do this. I have to get my son active to save him from diabetes and other health issues.

So no more putting if off.

I went to the Y today. I tried the Zumba class but its NOT for me. My knees and my hips were hurting too much for me to complete the class. I did manage about 35 minutes of Zumba before I quit. Then I went and walked for 25 minutes. I think I'm just gonna stick with the water cardio because that seems to be the most beneficial for me. I just wish my son liked it as much as I did. He doesn't like doing anything but sitting and playing video games. Well that's gotta change and NOW.


Still going!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Its a new year. I've been slacking a lot about losing this weight. But I haven't totally given up. Back in November I stepped on the scale and saw 300!!!!!!!! I haven't seen that number in over 3 years!!! I was ecstatic. But that didn't help b/c I didn't continue working out. And so I went back up to 311.4 lbs. With the new year came new wants and goals. I say this every year and well as long as I try and work on losing the weight, I'll keep making the resolutions to lose weight. At least I've managed to stay down from 325 when I last started this! So that's progress right?! As of right now I'm at 309.2 !!!! Its progress!!! I have a program that is 4 minutes of Cardio heat, 3 minutes of core exercises, 2 minutes of toning and then 1 minute of stretching and deep breathing. For now I do that once a day. I have to get used to this working out again and when I feel I can complete 2 a day I will move up to two workouts a day and so on. But for now its one. Its an attempt. I started working out at home, alone and recording the videos so I can watch them and make sure that I'm doing things correctly and also so I can see progress over time!

Another cool part of this whole change is that I have now gotten my 220 lbs 14 year old working out with me. He's worked out 3 days in a row now! I'm proud of him for putting forth the effort. I keep talking to him about his weight and the complications the weight will cause over time. I guess I'm getting through because he's started working out! I'm so proud of him so far! I want to be a good example for him. So far its working.

For now we're off to a great start!!!!! 2012 New year, new me! Let's go!


Seeing some results

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!!!!


Getting this rolling again...

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.


Stress and Relief

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!


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