Saturday, October 30, 2010
So, I'm back in school. My schedule's erratic. The workload is really, really heavy. And, though I've been trying to maintain a somewhat healthy lifestyle in spite of everything, I've not been giving it my best effort. With the exercise (I've been doing a lot of walking that I haven't been recording on the fitness tracker) and diet I've been living with these last couple months, I've been maintaining my weight. This means no gains, but it also means no loss. I want to start losing again.
So, I now have a goal for myself. 500 fitness minutes for November. And at least 5 glasses of water a day.
I've been greatly slacking on my water intake. Partly due to forgetting, and partly due to long classes where I don't want to have to get up repeatedly to pee (I have a small bladder).
I WILL do this. I HAVE to do this.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Justin and I went to visit his parents for three days, and in that time I managed to gain three pounds. How is that even possible?! I was lax with what I ate, but not THAT lax. I was fully prepared to not lose anything, or even gain half a pound, maybe. Those were consequences I was prepared for. But three? Those three pound took me THREE WEEKS to lose. How could they come back in three days? I thought it was just water weight, because my sodium intake over those three days was waaay more than usual. But, I've been home a couple days now, and drinking water like a mad person, and my weight hasn't changed at all.
Monday, August 09, 2010
So, things have been kind of crazy in the past couple weeks. Justin's (my boyfriend's) mother has cancer, and wound up in the hospital in critical condition because the mass in her lung was bleeding very badly. She's doing great now. She apparently feels better than she has in over a year. They have her on the right meds, and she'd eating well, and has tons of energy. But, it was looking pretty bad for a couple days.
Now my mother's health is questionable. She's got something wrong with her hips and back, and needs a CAT scan, because they're not sure what the problem is exactly. Plus, she has three lumps in her breast and one in her shoulder, and her doctors are doing squat about them, in spite of a strong history of breast cancer in her family.
My mother was supposed to come in and stay with us in September and watch my son while I went back to finish school. Which, she probably won't be able to do now, since she can barely get up the stairs to the bathroom sometimes. So, I have to figure something out within the next month, which is REALLY not going to be fun.
Sooo... I'm feeling a little stress right now. But, I'm still sticking with the better diet and exercise, and still losing weight (slowly, but steadily).
I've been lacking in strength training. But, I'm trying to pick that up more here and there. And I've always eaten whole wheat/grain bread, and I've been eating brown rice and whole wheat pasta for a couple years, but I'm starting to look a little more at what else I'm eating. Where my calories are coming from, instead of just how many there are. During the couple weeks with the hospital stuff, and family visits there were a few visits to fast food restaurants and stuff. But, I kept to the healthier side of the menus . Grilled chicken, salads, etc. And even when I had pizza with Justin, I watched my portions.
To summarize, I guess I'm trying to say I'm a little proud of how I'm doing. I think this will be a permanent change in my lifestyle this time.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
So, I've been doing this whole eating better and exercising thing. And, it's actually going somewhere this time. It's been three weeks now, and I'm still doing it regularly.
I realize now that I'm going to have to hide the scale, though. And only dig it out to weigh myself monthly. Even though I know weight loss is not an instant, or consistent thing, and that a scale isn't the most accurate way to measure change... it's discouraging to see the numbers change so slowly.
Either way, I'm aiming to lose 30-35 lbs. And, I have decided that when I lose 15 lbs I am going to reward myself with a tattoo I've been wanting.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Things have been going well. I've hit a few bumps in my diet. But, I'm still keeping things on the healthier side, and slowly getting healthier and healthier in the way I eat.
Today was rather hot, and insanely humid. So, I only got in 10 of the 30 minutes of exercise scheduled for today. However, I got in 30 minutes of unscheduled exercise yesterday. That's the way it's been for the past couple weeks with the weather being as gross as it has been. I don't always make daily goals, but I've been going over my weekly goal. I guess that evens it out?
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