Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Having a hard time getting back on track. I'm using every excuse in the book, and the terrible thing is I know they are excuses. I'm not regaining, I'm holding steady, but I'm still obese and still have many reasons for wanting to be healthier.
So this is my way of facing it, by posting it. I'm not ignoring it, not hiding it. I'm going to start with 10 minutes a day activity again and work my way back up. I have no excuses why I can't take a 10 minute walk each day.
My gym locker room/showers were being renovated, so that was my excuse for not going there on lunch. Well, that is done. So my goal is to get there at least 1 time this week, 2 times next week and back to 3 times the following week.
I hate tracking my food, but I know I have better results doing so. So am committing to starting that as well starting today. Again, there is no excuse, I have the app on my phone and most of the time I eat similar foods each day.
I'm afraid of the pain coming back, that is my biggest excuse. But I won't know if I don't try. So I need to just get to it and see what happens. Not exercising will just mean I eventually put the weight back on and that won't help any of my joints.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I have a FitBit and wear it, but haven't been paying much attention to it and haven't been looking at the reports. I took a look today. Wow - I have been waking up 18-20 times/night. I knew I was waking up a lot - I have a hard time rolling over without pain. Also, my dog is back in the habit of going out to pee once a night. This weekend we are working on that one! But I didn't realize how often I was waking up. Another reason I'm hoping tomorrow's procedure works.
For the past two days I've managed to do the after-dinner dog walk. I really do enjoy it. My son gets to ride his bike, we see neighbors and both that fat dog and I get some activity. I'm feeling it today though. I might have to start doing 2 days walking, one day off. We'll see.
Feeling better now that I'm taking action again.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Each year I have to take a health assessment for work. I hate it! I get to sit and have some nurse, who knows nothing about my currently medical conditions or medical history, sit there and tell me that I need to exercise more and eat better. I feel like I have been trying so hard. I was so positive last year at this time that I was making positive changes and then I hurt myself. I see my doctor regularly, who knows my medical concerns, and we are addressing them. I hate having to sit there every year with this person who doesn't know me making judgments about my health.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Today was my weight-out for our summer weight challenge at work. Basically you weigh in at the beginning of summer and weigh out at the end with the goal of weight maintenance or loss, depending on your goals. I was hesitant to weight out because it has not been a healthy summer for me. But not only was my weight down - it was down a good amount!
I'm having a steriod shot in my SI joint on Thursday, this is supposed to be the cure-all for what ails me. And it might be, but I'm just still so frustrated that I'm not buying into it. I'm glad I made the decision to have it done, and I do wish I had made the decision sooner. At this point I'm depressed from hurting for so long, that I'm finding it emotionally draining to try to do anything. So it was nice to get on the scale and show my number was down. I needed that pick me up.
Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to start exercising again. I'm one of those people who always feels more positive when exercising. If I don't feel like my depression is better in a few weeks, I'll see about going back on meds again for a bit. I just don't like their side-effects. But at this point, the depression is getting bad enough that the side-effects would still be an improvement.
So, my goals based on what my body allows:
1. 10,000 steps/day
2. Stick to my calorie goals - including tracking daily to show it
3. Do my PT every single day! Yes its boring, but it will help in the long run.
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