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Walked right past that donut! :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Well the past few months have been very stressful for me and I haven't even been on spark. And that alone is awful. But aside from all these issues...not worth getting into... I got back on Spark on Monday and again am already feeling better. Of course the work week is always so much easier. I pack it, I bring it and I eat it... pretty well stay on track. Of course in the office you do have all the well meaning people wanting to share their goodies. Today I was taking my lunch to the refrigerator in the break room and here is a full box of Krispie Creme chocolate covered glazed donuts. My eyes immediately lit up. I walked over and looked, then I grinned and said someone else will enjoy them more! Put my lunch up and walked away. They will be gone quickly in here! I have my healthy snacks! Walking back to my desk I felt a sense of gratification! If I had ate the temptation I wouldn't have had that few seconds either. One small step today but it did feel good!

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RENLA6991 2/6/2009 9:48PM

    Welcome back! Great job resisting the Krispie Creme. I know how hard it is to resist the goodies at work. I work for a nursing home that offers us really tasty snacks (today was cheesecake & spice cake.) You had a great attitude about the situation; I feel a little deprived sometimes when I watch the others enjoying the desserts.


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Me and My Treadmill

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well...where to begin. I was up to walking 60-70 minutes on a treadmill everyday (or almost), then I came down with pneumonia back in February. I can't believe how much strength that sucked out of me. I tried a couple of times to get back on that treadmill and it seemed I could not breathe. I am mostly frustrated that I let that illness allow me to give up. I gave up on spark, logging weight, got back up to 157 and figured just don't log it. I was down to 144. So finally when I hit 149 I went back in and updated my weight. Who was I hiding it from anyway, certainly not me or my clothes.

Oh well, I am still not back on my treadmill, but I started walking with a co-worker, first one lap around at lunch (1 mile), then one at break and another at lunch. Well the co-worker went on vacation this week and I continued two times a day anyway, already have one completed today.

Not only that I got a recumbent bike and started on that this week too... I ride a regular bike outside sometimes, but this allows me to get studying in and still excercise, so I kind of like it. I am not sure why I feel this treadmill is my enemy now, I am going to have to face the music and get back on it... I just know I will be struggling, but I am up to walking 35-40 minutes a day now without the treadmill, just not in one spell.

I wish I could understand why I am so angry about that treadmill, but I don't. Go figure, anyway, I feel like I am back to feeling good and the walking each day isn't bothering my breathing and I have actually lost 9.6 pounds... so I should be happy right?

I think I am content...just not happy.

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JIBBIE49 6/28/2008 1:32PM

    I had pneumonia when I was in college back in '68 and it left my lungs weak for several years. No joke. So I easily understand what you are going through. I also had bronchitis which lasted for months one winter. (I have a Moon in Gemini and Gemini rules the lungs, so I know they are my weak area. Never ever smoked!)
You are right about my son riding his motorcycle. I sat down and talked to him and I told him like I have my other 3 boys, that I want him to be "a man" and a MAN rides a motorcycle. I don't want my sons to be afraid of anything. I have also, had all of them have a conversation with themselves in which they talk to the "50 year old man" that they WILL BE and have promised HIM that they won't ruin HIS life by their stupidity. That may sound weird, but I think it is very valid, since the BOY is the Father of the man. If he makes stupid mistakes, he can cost the man his life.
Yes, he showed me some of the clips on YOUTUBE of guys riding. One is NAKED and does a flip on the handlebars. I don't think he will be stupid. emoticon

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Without any thought

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Well, I said I would get back on track this week, so I have been packing my lunch. It becomes almost mechanical, but this morning I packed it and I got to work and threw it in the fridge, then here I sit at lunch time eating and I looked at what I had and I was so proud of myself. I had a perfectly balanced meal covering all my food groups!

Last night we had hamburgers, we seldom eat them but my hubby loves them, so this time I made them smaller and thinner, and made a full plate of stuff to pile on them like tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, onions, banana name it, there it was for the piling. And it was one of my better burgers I think. Anyway, we switched to wheat a long time ago, sometimes I forgo the bun, but last night with all my condiments I was looking forward to the bun. To offset the burgers I just heated up some beans and we had pineapple chunks packed in their own juices. Well there was a good bit of pineapple chunks left over since there is only two of us, so I put it in a baggie in the fridge.

This morning I got up grabbed a wheat bun(we used two from abag of eight), threw some turkey on it, wrapped that up, grabbed some baby carrots pitched them in a baggie and then I grabbed the pineapple chunks too, I also threw in a cow pal .75 oz cheese packet, and that was my lunch, grabbed a banana and a yoplait light yogurt for my breakfast and out the door I went. So I ate my banana early, I have to because my morning meds upset my stomach. Then around 9:30 or so I ate my yogurt, then 12:30 got out my lunch and while I was munching I realized I had all my groups covered without any thought.

This probably doesn't seem like a big deal to most people, but to me it was pretty cool to effortlessly make wise decisions and have something so good for lunch at the same time. It is so true if you have healthy stuff there you will eat it, and honestly it is good too! So how come it seems so hard most of the time?

Oh well, I wanted to chalk today up as a good day! It is sunny outside me and a coworker will walk the company walking track around two, and I will have met my daytime obligations! Yay!

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 5/30/2008 11:00PM

    WOo hoo!! Way to go on getting back on track. Congrats on the food groups. Keep up the good work!

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LIZACARTER 5/30/2008 4:31PM

    Great way to be successful! It really helps to have the kitchen stocked appropriately. I do the burger and sandwich thing with extra veggies, I like it that way now, yummy. Liz

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Trying to get back on track

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Well, that bout of pneumonia took a lot out of me, honestly I still can't walk the distance or speed on my treadmill that I was up to before I got sick. It really bummed me out and I noticed I gave up on all of it. I have decided this little pity party I have been throwing for myself, is not excuse to give up on me! So as of today (you have to start somewhere), I am back to being accountable to myself. It is "my" time of year anyway, I love the warm weather and the sunshine, and being able to get back out on my bike. I had hoped to be at 135 by 5/10 and of course I did not make that, but I feel good that I am back to being healthy. So now I have a few steps I need to take... first get back to walking everyday, even if I can't do what I did, I need to do something! Second... log it all, I had not been doing that, and finally, enjoy the summer!


Well I was right!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I went to my family doctor, he requested my records from the hospital and then tells me I have pneumonia. Where I am frustrated is the ER doctor told me my lungs were clear, but my doctor was holding the report from the radiologist from their hospital and it says I have pneumonia. So I went from Friday to Monday with no antibiotics because they missed it again. This is the second time a radiologist found pneumonia in my lung and an ER doctor missed it.

Oh well, got my antibiotics yesterday, already feel them working, hoping to get back to work tomorrow. I can't afford all these days off work! Good news is... it was NOT my heart. Bad news is I will have a heafty hospital bill that seems to have been unnecessary!

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 2/27/2008 11:36AM

    So sorry you are sick! I am glad the anitbiotics are kicking in already! Hope you are back on your feet soon. Good luck to you!!

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BIKERNANA08 2/26/2008 11:35AM

  I hope you get feeling better soon, I know it sucks to be sick!!

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