Tuesday, March 01, 2011
This morning I started my day with a counseling appointment. While there, I said I was content in which she was like, "Yes, you said that last week." But, that's the thing. I really am. This feeling is such a feeling of, "Ahh, this is nice." Sure, things could be going better.. but, boy, they could be going worse. What a nice feeling!
I always feel a bit anxious after my counseling meetings. It probably is because she challenges my thoughts. So, after my class I decided to . When I first got up this morning, I wasn't going to run. I slept hard last night and thought maybe I should just relax today. Anyhow, the was amazing. I did 2 miles in 30 minutes. I feel that was pretty darn good for the first week of working out again. I was pretty happy about it. I even got my pace up around 12:00 for a minute or so. On the TM, I have noticed that I run at a pace under 14:00 which I, also, feel pretty good about.
Than, I was going to study before a quiz I had to do... but I realized I was raving hungry. Did you know you need carbs to think? So, I decided to go home.. and eat. You would think I was eating cheesecake or something by all the sounds I was making! I had cantaloupe for dessert.. YUM!
The endorphin high killer was my quiz I took. That class stresses me out more than any other class I have. Maybe it is the fact that the professor blew off our meeting when I wanted to discuss my grade. So unprofessional! I really need to let that go. Or maybe it was the fact that everyone is like.. Oh, it will be so easy. Anyhow, I got it done. I don't think I did great... but it is done and behind me.
Than, off to catch up on emails... maybe eventually clean my car... (it is beautiful out) and than off to work!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sometimes you just have those days where it is a day!
I am FINALLY feeling better and having TONS of energy after being sick all month! I am thinking Prednisone is winning the battle against my hives and my sinus infection. YES!!! This may mean I can start to work out again... I know, I know... take it easy.
I am keeping steady (so far) at 171ish even on Prednisone. Keeping my fingers crossed for the next 8 days... that I won't gain too much weight as you tend to do this with medicine from increased appetite and water retention.
Today a YMCA member and I started to chat at work and I mentioned my weight loss. He looked me up and down... like trying to picture it! I love it when people do that! And, I love it even more when they are trying to discretly look me up and down. In addition to that, he told me that he would have put me at 130. I wish! Hehe!
In a few days, it will be March. No big surprise there, right?! So, I thought I would turn the calendar to the next month than it fell down. Well, anyways, I write my weight every week on the calendar and I started looking back to the very beginning of it. My calendar starts in July. I weighed 201. Hello, that's 30 pounds! Every week I aim for ONE pound a week. Apparently, it has paid off! So, if you are reading this and you feel disappointed that you loss only ONE pound this week, don't... it adds up and before you know it, you will have loss a chunk of weight!
Yesterday, a friend of mine that help start my journey called me to see if I would have the time to help someone that was where I was. I will make time! Seriously, I can pay it forward and it will be good practice for me. More and more, I feel I have the skills to be a personal trainer.
So, after a month of alot of I am ready to say to February and March with open arms!
In fact, I didn't even get a chance to even work on my Febraury goals. For March, I hope to just work out consistent, start 1/2 Marathon training and complete a monthly Couch Potato Triathlon.
Friday, February 25, 2011
In the last few blogs, I have been really whiney about being sick. for all the supportive comments. I truly appreciate them. Here is a quick overview of it all and what is going on with it now.
First, I got a head cold which turned into a chest cold with a nasty cough. I was prescribed a Z-pak antibiotic. After that ran its course in my body for about two weeks, I got sick with a low grade temperature. They put me on amoxicillian in which a week later I got a yeast infection. They put me on something for that. At the same time, we decided to try out antidepressant (prozac). Two days later, I broke out in hives.
Okay, that is my last month.
Now.. they prescribed prednisone and benadryl/claratin. In 9 days, I hope to get rid of these hives and sinus infection. Unfortunately, this means I might gain weight.
Honestly, I REALLY just want to stay in the 170s. But, the thing is.. even if I don't, it is not the end of the world. Whatever I gain, I WILL lose again! This is a journey, not a race. I WILL conquer this!
While being sick for the last month, I haven't had alot of energy so I haven't been working out. So, yes, this means, I haven't been training for the HM.. but rather trying to take care of ME. I was eating fine until this week came along. I have had Applebee's Buffalo Wings and Lava Cake than yesterday I had ice cream twice!
So, I am going to use these next two weeks while I am on medication to re-focus by...
-taking a vacation from the scale.
-working out consistently
I know I can do it. It is only 9 days! It is ironic though... because the same day I am prescribed prednisone, the featured blog is "How I Cope When Pain Relief Leads to Weight Gain" which talked about prednisone. Talk about timing! Thanks Sparkpeople!
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