Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I really thought I was coming down with "something"...I was unsure just what they might be.
I had been feeling very run down, fatigued to the point of dozing off on the couch, which I never do.
Aching joints and muscles, headache, and woke up coughing up phlegmn.
I felt this strange overall feeling, like I just needed to stretch and shake and couldnt keep still, like I was jittery.
Was sure it was flu.
I laid back down at 5 am this morning and slept til 9am, uninterrupted and probably would have slept more and longer had my son not woke me when he got up to get ready for work.
I actually feel alot better right now.
Not as tired or achy, headache has eased off and no coughing.
It must have been the 12 hour flu, lol.
But its so so sooooo hot here. We are under a heat advisory and it doesnt look like walking is going to happen for me anytime soon,
I squeeze it in where I can and hope I can in the morning, super early, like daybreak early.
I sure hope whatever had me feeling so bad is gone,
Sons girlfriend has been here for 2 days and has been a big help, cleaning, dishes and laundry, lol, feels good to be a lady of leisure,
even though I miss having my house all to myself.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I am feeling very very let down and discouraged this morning. I am hurting in my left hip so bad and I dont know what is causing it, but, I know I didnt feel like walking this morning.
Where that pain came from, out of no where, I have no idea.
Unless its from getting up and down so much....see, this job I took on, or whatever its called, is sitting with two ladies, one has downs syndrome and the other is bedridden.
The younger woman, with ds, is ok, she can fix her own meals mostly, she does need help reaching the overhead microwave...but for the most part, she is ok to fend for herself.
But the elderly lady, has to have everything brought to her, and she needs help getting up and down to the potty chair, but for now, she is still able to do that. I expect soon she wont be able to, as the nurse came yesterday and said shes only getting worse and her dementia is progressing.
So, its just alot of running up and down the hallway, most of the time, she doesnt really want anything.
She just calls out all day, bring me coffee, bring me a phone, come in here honey....when I go in to check on her, mostly shes half asleep and only calling out in her mind...but sometimes shes calling out cause she really needs help and I have to run and check on her.
So, that is the JOB, just alot of running and sitting down, standing up, sitting down....has to be where the hip pain came in, cause before, I was ok.
I dont honestly know how long this job is going to last for me...I am going to really try to tough it out.
I havent lost a pound this week, despite being a mexican jumping bean!!!!
And so, my body is rebelling against me...yesterday I was all happy that I was able to squeeze in a walk in the morning, and then after about 40 minutes, my foot really began to ache and pains radiating up my hip.
What can I do...I have decided to take my dumbbells and stretch bands to work with me and squeeze in some upper body workouts in between running...they have a gazelle and an eliptical machine...I really am going to need the upper body strength.
But my biggest disappointment came this morning when I stepped on the scale, to see that not an ounce was lost.
I have no idea what else I can do to tweek things.
I am walking as much as I can, which lately isnt alot, but when I do, I deal with the foot pain...I have cut bread out this whole week, and I have been going for lean proteins and yogurt all week...what is going on with me??
Why am I still stuck in this bog of zero weight loss?????
someone help me???
I even cut my calories again on my nutrition page to see if that helps me stay in line, but I am eating so little now I dont know what else to cut out.
I sit here preplexed about the whole thing, because I was losing weight like crazy before this stupid foot decided to take a break, literally a break!!!
Will I ever lose this 84 pounds I want to lose??? will I ever lose the 14 lbs I need to lose to get back to where I was...will I ever even lose one more pound???
Monday, July 15, 2013
My foot is aching. I was up and down all day yesterday and I guess keeping my shoe on all day made it swell a little, last night I wore my bone stimulator to bed and had a very very early morning.
After little to no sleep last night, I got up at 4 and got honey up for work, then I myself went to the walking track. I walked an hour and it felt good, but the foot began to ache and the last lap was a very slow one and very painful.
I guess I am going to have to wrap my ankle tight.
It wasnt in the area of the break that was hurting so, it was in the ankle in the back.
And then pain radiating up into my left hip.
I think its just that it has been so long since I walked, I mean really walked.
So, I bought some new earbuds and I already hate them. They are retractable, and the little pully keeps pulling up on me and I have to carry my phone in my hand and the little pully thing keeps bouncing against me when I walk.
It is very annoying.
I am a creature of habit and I guess its just something to get used to, or take them back and buy some different ones.
Although, these are purple and match my phone!!! lol....
So, tomorrow is weigh in day and I do not anticipate seeing too much of a change on the scale, I am just hoping for a loss or a stay. NO GAIN.
Maybe if the ankle lets up and I can walk once again, I will begin to see the numbers start going down again.
Havent I heard this somewhere before???
oh yea, of course, second verse, same as the first!!!
But I am trying. I am really really trying.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
went over my calories big time today, well, about 600 calories, that is pretty big huh, but what put me over?
that dang nutella?
hmm, nooo, not today.
the two slices of bacon on my sandwich? or the fact that i had a sandwich for both lunch and dinner, which was way too much bread and the bag of baked lays chips. so, yes, it was a few different factors.
it was just a day where i made less wise, or very poor, choices than yesterday.
and on top of the extra calories, well, i didnt walk either, but keeping fingers crossed that the rain holds out in the morning so i can get an hour in before i go to this new job.
maybe it was a little bit of nerves about starting work that had me munching all day.
i dont know, but, i did it and its time to move on.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Food, weight, bad thoughts, and Nutella......
Wishing the heat and rain would just take a chill pill!!!
I walked last night and was super surprised to see alot of people out walking, cause it was steamy hot, but I suppose others are like me, get it in when you can.
And maybe, like me, they are sick of the scale creeping up and maybe they ate a big fat cheeseburger and fries at the Hard Rock.
But I am feeling better today, yesterday was a good day, I might have gone over my calories aby about 200, its because the Nutella is sitting on the stove and every time I go by I grab a teaspoon!!!
So, today I put the nutella and peanut butter in the top shelf.
And I went to the store and bought some WW 100 calorie ice cream.
So, I am tweeking, making little changes and being more watchful.
Going to try to get that hot steamy humid walk in this evening, I only walked 40 minutes because my skin and hair was getting damp from the humidity, but, I will do what I can when I can.
Going now for my first visit to a possible new job, part time and maybe a little stressful, but I am going to give it a try for a week and see how it goes.
I am still looking, this job will be at someones home and I am really wanting something more in the evenings, which is when I tend to get into trouble, lol, so I am thinking if I am busy busy busy working evenings, I wont have time to pass thru the kitchen with a teaspoon!!!
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