Friday, March 16, 2012
Well I've at least started walking again - I'm feeling much better, still have some pain in my ribs but it's more of a dull ache. Anyway, yesterday I went to Target and probably spent an hour walking around, recreational shopping and all that. Today I did some walking on my breaks at work, at a faster pace than Target. Also I ate better, it's Lent of course. I managed to avoid the coffee & chocolate, plus had a vegetarian lunch. I plan to have fish for dinner with some steamed veggies. For sometime now I've been (over) indulging in the comfort food, but amazingly my weight has stayed pretty neutral. Now that I'm feeling better, it's time to get back on the diet track, too!
I plan to start up my veggie garden this weekend; we'll see if that actually happens. I'm also planning on a briskit with cabbage & carrots, and the "Leprecan pie" recipie from SparkPeople for Sunday. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So my last blog entry talked about feeling like I'd broken a rib. Well, Sunday I was at Church and had this real severe coughing fit, and literally felt something POP! The pain was so severe I really thought I'd broken a rib. I went to Mercy After Hrs to get an x-ray, and the P.A. diagnosed me with Shingles! Okay, I don't have a rash and I'm not running a fever, but there's just so much CRAP in my lungs and lots of pain in the ribcage, which is definitely a symptom.
I'm SO sick of being sick, I almost don't care what it is! I just want to get better, be able to walk or something. And it's hard to diet when all I want is comfort food, especially chocolate for the PAIN! Right now I feel like I've been stabbed in the back with an icepick. Plus the painkillers make me sleepy and I don't feel like doing anything anyway. I actually had to DROP my Pilates class today, because there's no way I can lay on my back and do those exercises. If this keeps up, I'll be dropping Chemistry as well. And THAT will screw up my plans bigtime!
Sorry, just have to whine about this for awhile.
Friday, March 09, 2012
So I read the motivational e-mail, which dealt with setbacks. Well, between the Chemsitry course and getting the flu, I have really fallen off the exercise wagon - not to mention diet. All I want to do is focus on portion control and eating THE RIGHT STUFF: But when I don't feel well I want comfort food, so my diet has been looking more like this:
So that's my "Single-Trouble goal," to get OFF the junk food and back into the healthy food, that can rebuild my health to begin with. But for starters, I think I will look for healthier, lower-cal versions of some of that comfort food. For instance, I have a pretty decent recipe for some lower-cal cupcakes, and I could have a Boca Cheeseburger with baked sweet potato fries. Still need to watch the total calories, though - the weight's not coming off if I don't!
I'm probably not recovered enough to start running again, in fact I've been coughing so hard it literally feels like I broke a rib! I'm sure it's just a sprain, but it's really PAINFUL! So, starting today and for the next 2 weeks I want to get in a minimum 30 minutes of walking, at roughly 3.5 mph. So there's my single-trouble goal, subbing healthier & lower-cal versions of comfort food, and my Fast-Break goal, walking 30 min. a day. Weird to start something like this on a Friday, but there's no time better than now, is there?
Monday, February 20, 2012
So I've got this idea that I want to go into Nursing, and in order to do that I need to take some science prerequisites. This semester my hubby agreed to pay for the Chemistry course, and right now I almost wish he hadn't! I spent the entire weekend studying for tonight's test, didn't get much done in the way of exercise and almost NO housework - and BOY, can you tell! Plus, my older girl's stepkids were over yesterday for a few hours, but did I get to play with them? NOOOOO, I had to STUDY!!!
And of course my diet's been crappy lately, which helps explain why my weight is up 2 lbs. I BETTER do well on this test tonight!
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