Saturday, February 18, 2012
For the last week I've been tracking:
blood glucose multiple times per day
fiber, protein, carbs, fats
Yesterday I walked 15565 steps - 7.1 miles!!!
Earlier this month I met with a trusted guy at our campus rec center and talked about my issues with working out in gyms in the past. The biggest one is having men come up and touch me!!
I believe they are just being friendly but with my personal history - its almost traumatizing for me.
I need to learn how to protect my personal bubble space and yet be respectful and as kind as possible.
I love lifting weights and want to start again, So my goal date is March 1st at the campus rec center. I'm going to schedule personal trainer time, and buy a package of 6 sessions ahead of time. Rearranging my lunch time two days per week to work out after the lunch rush in the gym.
Until then I'm cementing the new habits of walking as close to or above 10000 steps per day; tracking my food and blood sugars.
I'm also checking in each month at the doctor's office to be weighed and have my blood pressure checked.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The last two days I successfully avoided much house work by working in the garden. Pruned, sprayed, cleaned up debris, planted bulbs and some plants I bought in October or earlier.
Today and tomorrow, I'll be home alone while my daughter goes to Berkeley to be with friends for New Year's Eve. I'm focusing on two piles in the front room to start with and will clean up the kitchen a bit. FlyLady is my mentor and I'm learning how to view to her FlyLady tv and radio online. I can do anything for 15 minutes at a time.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Yesterday I ended up being cranky and irritated at all most everything. Figured out I'm frustrated and angry at my lifestyle - being messy, feeling overwhelmed by caring for my animals, myself, Claire and my mom, plus work.
I've made the conscious decision to not get any more animals as these pass on, and end up with only a dog.
And for today - here's my plan:
Get the dehydrators from the garage and prepare the persimmons and dehydrate them.
Tackle two piles of stuff in my front room
the pile on the ottoman
the pile of boxes across from the guinea pig cages
Spend 15 minutes folding clothes and laundry in my room and PUT IT AWAY!!
My reward for doing these things will be a cup of hot chocolate tonight.
Will post on facebook for accountability and in spark people
Will check in later tonight to report.
Monday, December 26, 2011
The day after Christmas 2011. Just finished the dishes and cleaned the sink, put away some baking pans etc.
Cleaned a guinea pig cage, doing some piggie laundry.
Off to take a shower and get ready to go pick up my mom in Vacaville from her time with Mitchell and his family for Christmas.
I really enjoyed the two days with just Claire and I and the animals. Would love to have 3-4 days by myself at home alone with the animals.
New behaviors start today.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The bigger picture - My health has many components. What and when I eat, the amount and type of movement (exercise) I engage in, how much and the quality of my sleep, do I drink enough water? There are others too.
I keep mentioning this website to people, and tell them how easy it is to use. Now its time for me to really explore how to use as many of the features here as I can to help me get healthier and stay that way. I LOVE that I can run the reports and print them out for my own use and for my doctor to see.
So, I've added some custom measurements: how long do I sleep, do I use my C-Pap, take my vitamins and Omegas.
In the notes section of the nutrition tracker, I'm adding the times I eat.
Maybe I should move the vitamins and Omegas to this section? We'll see.
I'm walking the 15 minutes to the Transit Mall three days a week in the morning. And choosing to walk the 15 minutes back home 3-4 days a week in the evening. The pedometer will be part of my accessories kit again.
Maybe I should even add my dog's weight to what I track.
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