Saturday, November 13, 2010
The scale started moving again. Thank goodness to my note taking and recording in a journal I was able to figure out how to make it move. Its a history making discovery for me !!! To figure out why my weight loss had slowed down and how to make it move again. I am down 13.4 pounds, something that is shocking to me as weight doesn't come off easily for me.
The nutrition page has been an excellent tool to teach me portion size and calorie count. I never had a clue before that I was over eating. I though I was eating a healthy diet. It taught me to find lower calorie substitutions. I figured since I was a vegetarian that I was eating a healthy diet and didn't have to worry. Sigh. What a learning journey. Reading spark articles taught me that foods I though were healthy alternatives were not necessarily so. Last night I invested in some nutriton books to help me on my journey.
On 11-11-10 my workout was walking on the beautiful walking trail in town and a Leslie Sampson DVD using zumba shakers to work out my arms. My goal is to get them stronger to use my pink kettlebells for a longer period of time. My total Steps is 14,783. 144 moderate activity, 102 vigorous, 3219 calories burned.
Yesterday my husband and I went on a hike in the mountains enjoying the beautiful fall colors. We came across a hidden treasure off on a dirt road, deep in the Shasta Trinity forest. The place we discovered is an incredibly beautifly secluded place.
We took photos of our journey, awed by the beauty of the emerald colored moss growing on the rocks and trees. The sunlight was filtered through the tree branches making it look even lovier as it enhanced the colors of the moss. It looked like faeries came along and covered everything in this beautifully living moss. There were a few mushroom rings under the trees, the sound of a waterfall in the near distance, beautiful maidenhair ferns, the fall colors, birds singing. It looked so magical and peaceful. We spent time there taking photos and enjoying the beauty of nature. I walked to a waterfall and found some beautiful pools of water just perfect for dipping in had it been summer.
My total steps yesterday was 6705. I went to bed early due to severe pain and fatigue not controlled by medication. 2630 calories burned, 121 moderate activity, 8 vigorous.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yesterday was wonderful !!! I felt so good, especially after my nap. It was a pain free day, I had more energy, and clearer thoughts. The MS gave me a break for a bit.
My husband and I went on a walk by the creek listening to the gurgle of the water and enjoying the fall colors. My pace was brisk, my balance was better than normal, I felt so happy and free from Multiple sclerosis. At the end of our walk is a very steep slop that goes in to our backyard. I climbed it faster than I have in two years and did the happy dance with my cane in my hands with a great big grin on my face. Then once inside I sat down.
Nothing was the same after that. The small moment of JOY faded away as it hit again. I once again lost my strength and needed help to rise out of the recliner. In the shower I was so weak I had to sit on the shower chair. I couldn't get up without help from my husband. I never had to ask for help out of the shower before. Its so discouraging. Yet that brief fleeting moment when I could move my legs like a normal person was so fun, it felt like a weight had been lifted from my body to feel that good.
My total steps yesterday 13,257.
Calorie burn 3104.
155 moderate activity
I completed powerfit back, biceps, and thighs dvd. I couldn't get off the floor when I was done exercising, so my hero rescued me.
5 min. of kettlebell. I couldn't do anymore. I tried doing it first. The 4 lb. kettlebell is too heavy for me, so I will have to find something lighter to use.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Aren't they cute ???
Yesterday I felt weak, tired, brain dead, having intense pain from the MS. I resorted to taking a prescription of Neurotin daily that I hate because it makes me feel loopy, tired, weaker, and sleepy. Its just the pain is so out of control that I tear up at unexpected instances from the pain. It sneaks up silently and burns so intensely that all I can do is not move frozen, grabbing my leg, with tears in my eyes.
The workout I completed was Powerfit and a few min. of leslie sampson. I continued to march in place off and on building up steps and my strength. Tomorrow I will report on a shocking surprise !!!
My total Steps 8038.
143 moderate activity.
2604 cal. burned.
Monday, November 08, 2010
I felt hurt when others question my honesty and integrity in reporting my exercise. My tender heart is bruised easily and my feelings hurt. I never have been tough like others or developed a thick skin. There is no gain from me to write about my changes in weight loss, health issues, exercise completed. I don't care about the number of points I earn or the public acknowledgement. I debated last night if I should make my journal private - feeling sadness and pain that I was being questioned by others. There is a saying mean people suck. Yay they do, maybe one day they will know how there words impact others and think before saying mean things and behave in a mean fashion.
My logic for blogging is to keep me accountable and on track, focused and dedicated to doing what I have wanted to do for a long time but lacked in consistency. Personally it does me no good to make up any event or to write about things that I haven't done as implied.
I blog for me, for no one else. Its selfish I admit, but no one cares other than me what my outcomes are. Only I desire to loose weight, improve my health, regain lost strength, develop life-long healthful habits, and look good.
Yesterday the same health issues challenged me. I napped as needed and got up and kept on determined to get my exercise in.
So today I continue on writing another page in my blog. Yesterday's workout was Powerfit Legs and Shoulders and Gorgeous Core lean, long, and strong with classic abwork. I marched in place and walked to accumulate steps.
My total Steps is 17,295.
My weight has gone down from 188.6 on 9-9-10 to 177.0 as of today. Since my first measurement I have lost 9.5 inches. My weight was stuck at all last month, even gaining a bit of weight. This month I am down 3 pounds.
The difference has been in being able to read my notes as to what was working in the beginning and going back to those activities, tracking my food intake, and increasing the number of steps I take. The steps are achieved in mini-sparks. When I first started before spark I could barely walk. It still is hard to walk but I keep at it. I never know from day to day if I will be able to walk or get out of the chair myself. Today I needed help getting up. It doesn't stop me. I can still walk inside safely adding steps whether its watching tv or doing a leslie sampson dvd.
Yesterday my husband mounted up a ballet barre on the wall so I can do barre exercises.
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