Friday, March 14, 2014
Thank you to everyone who has been wishing me well this week. I'm not 100% well yet, but getting there. Hoping it stays gone for a while too and goes away very soon. I appreciate everyone of you so much. You are all very caring, very wonderful people. And I couldn't do this with out you. Still getting in some non traditional exercise this week, between walking for my errands, cleaning the house, and shoveling yet more snow, I can't seem to just relax fully. But I have had some down time this week to try and rest. Although getting a few hours of sleep each night isn't helping at the moment, last night I doubled that. YAY! LOL! But anyways, I wanted to express my gratitude, and appreciation for everything.
We are in our last week, end of our last week for the Winter 5% challenge. And I'm kind of sad really. One I didn't lose the 5% I was hoping for, and two I will miss everyone. But I think I fixed that, because I signed up for the Spring 5% challenge. So looks like I'm sticking around a bit longer. I had a great weigh in today, since it's that time of the month, I expected to be disappointed. But I wasn't I lost almost 3 whole pounds, 2.8 to be exact which is wonderful. Now to keep it off. Probably wasn't too hard to lose, since I have not ate a lot of food this week due to being under the weather. But I will take it when I can get it.
1/18/14 ----------------- 3/14/14
Weight: 182.6 ----------Weight: 175.4
Waist: 39.25 ----------- Waist: 38.5
Hips: 42.5----------------- Hips: 41.25
Thigh: 21.25 ----------- Thigh: 20.75
Calf: 16 ----------------- Calf: 15.5
Overall I lost:
-3.0 inches overall
I'm wishing everyone of my challenge friends, a wonderful end of the week, and a wonderful end of the Winter Challenge. You guys did awesome. All my spark friends have done awesome in their journeys. Even if your journey has been up and down remember this:
Have a great Friday everyone.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Still just not feeling right, I'm finding out part of it is extreme stress catching up to me and the other is all the other stuff that I already know what it is like 90% sure if they would do something about it already. I forgot to call the doctor's office before noon today, they are closed Wednesday afternoons. I know the most likely thing they will say as usual, you need to lose weight, stress less, eat better, move more, and the rest is all in your head. Which I eat healthier than I did 2 years ago, I exercise a lot more than I did then as well. I do better than my own siblings overall and stick to it almost every day. Although today I slipped up and had a cheeseburger and fries from McDonalds, I was so thankful I was hungry and not queasy that I stopped on the way home because I didn't want to cook nothing when I got back for lunch and I was out of salad. So oops. Guess the rest of the week is going to be a good girl week. LOL! I couldn't muster much for exercise at all yesterday, hoping so tonight though.
What's messed up with the doctors is, they have a hard time believing me on what I eat and do, and insist I'm not doing that stuff so that is the reason for the weight issues. Not sure how to go about finding a new doctor, since I've been seeing the residents at this place for the last 9 years. Despite being sick yesterday I did get to see my dad, he is looking better but very drained from everything going on lately. He was very happy to see me and Elizabeth. I'm starting to miss my mom, been frustrated with her honestly. She misses us quite a bit, but she asked me if we could help her get a car or loan her some money for them to get by. Thing is, we don't have it to spare, and she still has some bad habits, only cigarettes and dying her hair lol kind of bad habits that the money gets used on too quick. And her boyfriend, he works but it isn't one of those jobs that is constant. It is something different each time for a company. He cleans out sugar plants, and various other projects. But the income isn't constant, he makes as much as we do in a week and it is just the 2 of them. So he needs to spend his money more wisely too. But I just wish my mom was up here to talk to. Phone conversations isn't always enough. And we don't have the gas money to go down and see her right now either.
I talked to my grandma and my uncle the other day. My Grandma is slipping away both in mind and body, her dementia is getting worse. So come first week of April when the kids are on spring break, I think we are going to need to take a trip over there and see her before she is gone. She is in her early 80's now. She wasn't even supposed to make it this far either, just like my dad. Quite surprised, but happy about it I suppose. Then I found out that I have a half sister on my dad's side, that he didn't even know about until a couple of weeks ago. So we don't even know how to process the idea. She looks like us though.
We're getting more of the house remodeling done, me and my husband we working on the stairway on Monday, not easy working on narrow stairs that is for sure to hang drywall up. It hasn't been constantly warm enough to do some sanding and mudding on the drywall in the rest of the house. So we figured we would just work our way upstairs for hanging the stuff for now. I can't wait to finally move in to save on bills, although we will get less help with food in that house. Which is a bummer. But once our youngest is in school full time, it should be easier for me to work I hope.
Uh, sorry for the long blog. Had to vent. Trying to learn meditation, pilates, and more patience in general. "Me" time is so much important. Just not sure what to do for it lately. First thing tomorrow morning is a phone call to the doctor, more talking about things than anything else. And see what I can do.
My race is less than a week away, and my sister last minute decided to finally tell me she wasn't going to go. So I will be doing it all by myself. Bumming me out. Maybe I will have my husband drop me off, and him and the kids can check out everyone in their costumes out there while they wait for me to finish. I don't know. I also need to figure out where parking is, where packet pick ups are, and where in the world is the start line and finish line. LOL! Hoping I am feeling much better by then. I am up to 50 minutes for walking 3.1 miles, so maybe I can do 4 miles in under 1 hour. *fingers crossed* My main goal is to finish though. This will be my longest race.
Hope everybody has a good rest of the week. I know I hope mine goes better and I feel better again.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
So tired of being sick. It is beyond ridiculous. Wish there was a way I could make them order all the tests that I want, to find out the real problem. I was up more than half the night, from chest pain, all over stomach pain, side pain, back pain, head hurting, sweating like crazy, needing to either throw up or the other, and nothing. I was hurting so much all I could do is cry. Thankfully I curled up on the couch, and my husband crammed his scrawny butt up there with me, and stayed up with me until I could fall asleep. So happy he is here by my side. Even if he does tend to drive me crazy sometimes. I am still feeling it today, barely can eat, barely can get up and moving. But still got some things done today. But I have to, that's what mom's are for. But he is making dinner, and then asked the dumb question how much do you want? LOL!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Planning on going for a run today, well a sort of run. Still haven't been able to do so for more than 45 minutes but will get there one day. I have been pretty well drained all weekend, and plan on making it up during the week some how. So I took it as resting over the weekend and nothing more. Saturday was my cheat day, which means no more until this Saturday and only if I want to. One week from today is my Pot O' Gold 4 miler, wanting to complete it in under 1 hour, but I signed up to walk it since I am not ready to run it yet. Hoping it goes well, the fastest walker last year in my age group of women was 1 hour 3 minutes. I spent last Friday with my dad, I was gone in the morning, but I had prior commitments for my 3 year old that I could not change. Then we spent the rest of the day with him. All 4 kids enjoyed having Grandpa over. My 7 year old Katelyn was reading to him.
My 3 year old, oh how I wish I made time last year to potty train her. Although so far it is going smooth. 1st day she had to be in there every 5 minutes or an accident. Now she is paying attention so every 15-20 minutes is sufficient as of yesterday, hoping it is longer today. She is also starting to go in there with out protest and even by herself. Although, the toilet paper dilemma. LOL! Needless to say, can you say flushable wipes.
*fingers crossed* Today will be a good day. Yesterday they said today was supposed to hit 50 degrees, this morning now they are saying 45 degrees, but sunny too. So I guess it is an improvement. Going to enjoy it because cold days are not done with yet in the forecast. Wishing all my spark friends a great Monday and a great week.
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