Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So my husband is out of town and I knew it would mean a crazier life for me since we have 7 kids. Not only am I trying to do normal mom stuff I also do daycare and transcribe insurance files. I've been taking it one minute at a time (which is a LONG time since I'm up from 5a.m. to 11 p.m.) I made it through day 1 but oh, today, day 2, is so hard!!!
At 10:30 I got a phone call from my son's middle school informing me that he was being suspended from school for 3 days. I HATE hearing the phone ring and seeing on the caller ID that it's the school. My son has ADHD and although we've done medication and still working with a counselor we haven't found the magic fix! School is hard for him, not the work but the rules, the sitting, the non-hands-on learning. If a day goes by that I get NO phone call I'm ecstatic!
My son is a wonderful kid! Loves to do anything with his hands (bake, yardwork, cars, hunting, fishing, building, crochet, etc...) but DON"T ask him to sit still (not even through a movie).
I've already been on the phone with the Vice principal twice, two teachers and e-mailing with another. I can feel my stress level rising. Go take a walk or workout you say...CAN"T every minute is budgeted. I'm taking a withdrawal from my transcribing minutes to send out this PLEA for someone...ANYBODY to talk me AWAY FROM THE FOOD!!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I've been taking some time to do some evaluation. I now have two weeks under my belt with Spark People and about a week, week and a half, of really putting some effort forward.
WATER - I don't hate it but I can live without it and I used to. It was very rare that I would pour myself a glass of water. I could go days, even weeks without taken any. Not Good, I know. With trying to be healthier I know water is key. I've been getting it in daily but I've only been able to get 8-8oz in once during the past two weeks. As I'm typing this I do have a big glass of water.
FOOD - I've always eaten breakfast but between the first meal of the day and dinner I used to snack and binge. I LOVE to read and I LOVE chocolate. It wouldn't be unheard of for me to sit and read while eating out of a large M and M bag. I haven't done that for the past two weeks. YAY ME! I've done great with my food choices and even feel full and content. The problem is I'm not getting enough calories in. I've been struggling to get my calorie count higher than 1300 (yesterday it was 1100 and I even had a fried chicken and a few JoJo's with my family since my count was so low). I'm going to try harder to get my calorie count up with healthy low fat foods.
EXERCISE - I know this is key for me. I can gain weight eating an apple if I don't exercise, my metabolism is SO slow! My sister joined Curves and excitedly invited me to join up to. I did. And I'm glad I did it! I was only able to make it there three times last week but I can already feel a difference! For me I know I HAVE TO get my workout done first thing in the morning or it's NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. So my alarm goes off at 5a.m. each morning.
Back in February, when I started getting serious of taking care of me, I went to see my doctor. He told me that my BMI was dangerously high. He was going to give me three months to bring it down or strongly suggest I look into gastric bypass surgery. That scared me but obviously not enough to do something about my weight then. It still scares me but now I AM doing something. My current BMI is 43.6. YIKES. Definitely in the very overweight (OBESE) category. I really want to get it down the just the overweight category so I went to a BMI calculator to figure out how much I need to lose to bring it to 29.9 (the highest number in just overweight). I need to weigh 220lbs to have a BMI of 29.9. That's 100lbs. Okay, it's a little discouraging to know that after losing 100lbs I'll still be considered overweight. It put where I am now more into perspective. I'm dangerously unhealthy and need to get this weight off.
I'm looking forward to this week. I'm actually excited to wake up at 5:00 and go exercise. I can't wait to get on the scale on Tuesday to see the results of my hard work (I've already taken an unofficial peak and it's pretty great!!!)
I just need to say I am so thankful for Spark People!!! It's a place where I've met tons of inspiring people who after long struggles are now where I want to be and people who are on the same journey just beginning. It's also a place where I can go if I need information, encouragement or motivation any time of day and I'll find it!!!
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