Friday, May 16, 2014
Well, my knee seems to be feeling better; however, I still have not started working out yet. That's just me being lazy. I am still walking my dog, but I don't walk him as long or as far. It takes me about 10 minutes to walk him to use the bathroom and back home. That is a little bit of exercise, but it isn't enough. My husband and I have agreed to start back walking since it is getting warmer now. I know that will help and it will be a good workout because my husband takes long strides, so I will have to really power walk to keep up with him.
Another thing that has helped me realize that I need to get control of my wight is that I calculated how much money I spend on eating out. Just on breakfast and lunch alone last month, I spent around $67.00. That's not good. I could have used that money on something else, like gas for my car or a bill. That helped me realize that I needed to start to really try to get focused on monitoring what I am eating. Also, I feel sluggish now too. I think I need to go and buy some fruit and start incorporating that back into my diet.
I am going to sit down this weekend, because I have time, and create a game plan for my weight loss. I know I have to pick up some more protein powder so I can make some shakes and smoothies. Those help me out alot. So, we will see how this goes.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I've been away for a long time. I was having a pity party. I'm Back! I think I've gotten over the pity and am ready to get serious. I've gotten some disturbing news from my doctor. A few years ago, I considered weight loss surgery. I decided to do it myself without surgery. I recently went to the doctor a few months ago and was told that my cholesterol level (bad one) was a little high, but my blood pressure was really high. I was a little stressed, but I know I wasn't that stressed for it to be as high as it was. I was placed on medicine immediately. I'm still on it even now. I am not thrilled about that at all. I started walking a more and lost a few pounds. My cholesterol is normal and my blood pressure is lowered, but not enough to take me off the meds.
Recently, my knee has been seriously hurting for the past week and a half. I have no idea. I went to my doctor recently and I have inflammation of the knee cap. My mom seems to think its arthritis. I won't claim that. My doctor told me that I have to baby my knee for the next few weeks. The problem with that is that I just started back walking on my treadmill. (that may have irritated it, because I felt funny when I got off of it.) So, how am I to lose weight if I'm not supposed to be exercising for a few weeks? I am a little depressed and am starting to feel like I've going to always be this size and never lose this weight. My mom just told me to not be like her. Her illnesses came upon her in her mid 40s. I AM 40. I am trying to be healthy and I am failing at it miserably. I don't want to give it, but I really feel like throwing up my hands at this point!!!!
Friday, February 07, 2014
I say this because I don't think I have true grasp on this healthy eating thing yet. I don't know. I haven't been really eating healthy at all. I've been trying, but I don't think I'm being successful. Actually, I know I'm not doing it right. I might make a substitute here and there, but I don't think it's enough. I know little things count, but still.
Today, I had a smoothie from McDonald's. I got the blueberry pomegranate. It was really good. I followed it up with some water. Then it hit me, I can make these things at home and I can probably do it better and healthier too and at least I'll know what will be going into it. LOL So far, I feel full for the moment. I'll probably need a snack a little later this morning, but that is normal. I know in the colder months, I like things that stick to my ribs and makes me feel warm inside and full, like cream of wheat and oatmeal and grits, eggs, bacon and other things like that. I think I may try alternating between smoothies and the other stuff. I can pre-make the smoothies when I don't want to make oatmeal or cream of wheat. I think I'm on to something. LOL It does take the little things sometimes, doesn't. LOL
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I went to my doctor today for my follow up appointment. Needless to say, the news was less than stellar, but I knew this because of the way I've been eating and not really exercising. I've been walking with my dog, but since it's been rather cold in my area, we haven't been taking really long walks.
Well, today my doctor has told me that I have high blood pressure (beginning stages) and has prescribed me a prescription to bring it down. I have to see her every month also so she can monitor me too. I am pissed! I am pissed with myself because I allowed this to happen and it was preventable.
We talked about my weight and she is willing to give me medication, but she wants me to try and jump start my weight loss and if and I mean a big IF, I can lose a few pounds by my next appointment, she will prescribe me a prescription to assist me with weight loss, but I still have to be monitored by her while I'm on that also. Hopefully, I will be off the blood pressure medicine because if I'm not, then I won't be getting that prescription to jump start my weight loss. I know I can do it because I've done it before, but I don't know what is wrong with me. I haven't even been trying to do the right thing health wise. Has anyone else been like this? I got to get motivated because now my actual health really does depend on it.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
WOW!!!! Where did the year go?!? 2014 is here. I realized this year that I am not making any new years resolutions this year. The only thing I plan on doing this year is try to be the best healthy me that I can be and work on me and learning what I like in every aspect of my life. I hit the big 4-0 last year. I almost became depressed because I happened to come across a list I made when I was 25 and it was my life goals. When I read over the list, I became a little depressed because a lot of the goals on the list I have not met.
The more I thought about it, the sadder I became. Then I realized something, alot has happened in my life also that was not listed on my goal list. I realized "THINGS HAPPENED!" I will live and get over it and move on. This year I want to have a little more me time and I am going to learn how to juggle that along with still caring for my family. I am going to be more in tune with my health. I am still walking because of my walking buddy and that I am happy about. So, now I need to focus. 2014 a new year and a new start!
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