Thursday, May 23, 2013
Yes I have it, and its not pleasant having your legs cramp up when your in bed, or jerk by themselves if you sit too long. I read that too much excercise will agravate the condition, and am trying to find a balance there. Iron intake is supposed to help also, but need my levels checked. Have increased Iron rich foods, sardines etc. Anyways keeping up with my routine, and hopefully things will calm down.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
My main excercise has been fast walking/jogging for 90 minutes along the trans canada trail, three to four times per week, depending on my days off from work. Same thing has resulted in the dreaded PLATEAU. Starting to hate that work, no I do hate it....lol, anyways, I have added an extra workout in the evenings, lifting weights, 30 min cardio, and finish off with 50 sit-ups, using an ab roller. I have the option doing leg raises on my home gym also, but getting used to doing them takes time. This little change is working slowly, building muscle. Staying away from the scale for awhile too, and weigh in now and then.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Activity for last week, was 23700 steps taken. Miles traveled 12.17. Total burned cals were 16084. Total eaten were 5681. Fitbit says I have minus 10403 cals. The scale doesn't reflect much change, in fact I think I have gained weight and am trying to figure out why. Ever since I reached 193 lbs in Dec, my weight has creeped back up to 205, then down to 197.6. Nothing changed in my nutrition and have tried to step up workouts to include weight training and situps.
I am starting to wonder if my diabetes is not processing sugar properly and its preventing weight loss. Im type 2 and readings are in the good range.
Also thinking it might be fat turning into muscle, hope that is the case.
Friday, March 09, 2012
In 1997 I was diagnosed with a clogged artery in my heart and had two stents put in, and was told I had heart disease, told to take it easy I did and soon the weight started to pile on and eventually ended up at 230 pounds.
After being told I had type two diabetes in the following years I started two walk off and on but nothing too serious as I had back problems as well.
In 2008 I went to the emergency room with back pain and was told I probably had a ruptured disk and was given pain killers and scheduled for a cat scan. Taking the pain killers off I went camping for the weekend, little did I know I was in for quite an experience.
Snoopy and I were alone in my 26 foot Jayco trailer when all of a sudden I felt numbness in my left arm, getting up I started to walk to the back of trailer and my legs gave out sending me crashing to the floor. I just lay there hoping I didnt break a rib or something, then pulled my self up. I though I was having a stroke, but what I read was your face should start to droop, mine wasn't.
The next thing I did was try to get to my truck to get to a phone for help, getting out the trailer i started to walk but fell down after a few steps, getting up again I eventually made it to the truck and pulled myself into the driver seat, my legs felt heavy, starting the truck I put it in reverse but couldnt lift my foot for the break, thinking this was a bad idea I shut off the vehicle and tried to get out of the truck, eventually falling to the ground.
A couple were walking towards me on the road and I called out to them for help, they came over and helped me to the trailer, I told them what was happening and needed help. I was rushed to the hospital and met by a nerosurgeon doctor who was on duty, after telling him what was happening, he stated he wanted me in for a cat scan right away and admitted me.
I had nerve compression in my upper neck involving vertabrae C2 C3 C4 and a four hour operation to fix everything was scheduled.
The next morning I woke up and had staples right down the back of my neck....omg I thought I got to get out of here. Given a schedule to follow involving getting up and trying to walk I started with a walker, I walked and walked circles around the nurses station, then graduated to a cane a few days later, each morning I was up before the doctor arrived, bed made and ready to go.
After a week I was told I was too good to go into Re-Hab and was going to go home. I had to report to physio three times a week for strength training and motor skills and walking on a treadmill to get better.
I was off work for 90 days.
Every year since 2008 I have been getting stronger, walking each day with Snoopy when I can, keeping my levels down for diabetes, and even had a handshake from my doctor during checkup time. Being alive keeps me motivated and
I never thought I would be running but I am, even though its not far, I am running!..........
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