Monday, April 01, 2013
My flight arrived and I got busy sightseeing! The streets of Perth were interesting as my interpretation of Australia was way off base. The city was full of beautiful buildings and high rises and parks and beaches. So pretty! Oh, and the Swan River Cruise was so much fun. The waterfront homes or should I say mansions were awesome. Boats, yachts and more yachts! Absolutely beautiful.
My next stop was a tour of Fremantle, Maritime Museum and Old Prison Tour! Today was a great day looking forward to tomorrow!
(see chair exercise team for details on how you to can take the challenge!)
Monday, March 25, 2013
Some of you know that I was laid off work for quite awhile and that I have had bouts of fatigue and pain. I have not been to the doctor in sometime because I had no insurance. I have not been feeling well since December. Been having chest pains and upper back pains that I have been chalking up as indigestion or sore muscles. Well, I finally went to the doctor Friday and he sent me for an EKG and Chest X-Ray. I had those done on Sunday. The technician got real quiet when she ran the EKG and mentioned that my heart rate was below 50. She wouldn't tell me too much more because she's not suppose to but she did say that things need to get checked out.
I've noticed that some days I can take the two flights of stairs with no problem. Other days, I can barely make it. Some days I can go for my 30 min walk with no problems. Other days, I can only go half way. I was working out about 2 weeks ago and got this pain on the right side of my chest and something told me to go sit down. I haven't did that cardio routine since. I just plainly don't feel well. I lost my balance and almost fainted a couple times too.
I'm watching myself more closely since Sunday and if I get that pain in my back or chest again, I'm going to the hospital. Should have gone the first time. My Mom never thinks anything is ever wrong with me she always tells me, "Oh, its probably gas" or "It's stress" or "It will go away" or " It's your blood pressure medicine" anything but go check it out. She has me thinking it too. Well, I have insurance now and I'm getting it checked out.
Until I get the results, I'm going to take it easy and only walk the dog a short distance. Hopefully I'll find out what's wrong with me soon.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
That's what I feel like I'm doing. First, I get the nutrition plan going great, weight coming off, but not working out like I should minimum 30 mins a day. Next month, I have the working out going great, then I start giving into cravings and binges or I get sick! My Mom always said, "every time you start loosing weight you get sick". So, for this nutrition plan I tried to make sure I took my meds like I should and get as much rest as possible. I'll be darn if I haven't been sick.
When I'm not feeling well, I noticed that I'm fatigued and too tired to workout longer than 30 mins. That 30 mins consists of walking the dog 2x a day for 15 mins. No cardio. When I'm feeling the lest bit better, I'll add on a chair exercise. When I'm feeling really good, I add on a cardio!
I've also noticed that when I'm not feeling well, those cravings start! And I mean strong cravings. I usually want ice cream or potato chips. So what I've done is purchased Weight Watchers ice cream. Varieties of it! Sandwiches or Carmel/Fudge bars! They are so delicious and really satisfy the ice cream cravings! Yum! But I haven't found anything to substitute for the chips yet and I'm wondering why I crave salty chips.
I'm purchasing a blender so that I can make protein smoothies. I tried the Pea Protein Powder for awhile and it did take away the cravings and I was full longer but...... I didn't have a blender and couldn't mix it well so I stopped.
I've said all of this to say, I'm still a work in process.....I'm trying......maybe not hard enough all the time but I'm not giving up. I'm going to keep dissecting this until I figure out what works best for me. This time, I've got that STAYING power. I just need to FIGURE it all out! Balance it all out!
One day I can move from the teeter totter over to the rock wall and climb to the top!!
P.S. I've gained 6 lbs but it ain't over!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I've noticed that sometimes when I fix my plate, I still put enough food on the plate for that 50+ lbs person I use to be! Wonder why I do that?
Then, I sit there and try to stuff my face, practically forcing the food down when I know darn well I am full. It doesn't take much for me to get full now that I have been working out and eating smaller portions. But every now and then, I catch myself with that heaping plate full and I either can't eat it or I try to force it down. Wonder why I do that?
I actually had to wrap my plate and put it in the frig for lunch the next day! Had way too much food on the plate!! Wonder why I do that? Being greedy, you say? I don't think so. Probably out of habit.
Have I accepted the new 50 lbs less me? I hear that sometimes for your mind has to catch up with your body's weight loss.
It is so easy to slip back into old habits. God forbid if any stressful or heartbreaking situation arises. I really have difficulty fighting the binges. This can be such a struggle!
But I'm glad I can turn to SP and read some of the blogs and articles in the middle of the night, like tonight! I'll try listening to Spark Radio when I lay down. Maybe that will help keep me focused and positive. Trying to stay positive this year!!
Well, enough rambling for tonight! Hope this made since to somebody!
Good night, Sparkfriend!!
Friday, February 08, 2013
Every now & then on this journey, when the stress levels go up, loneliness sets in, things just aren't going right, the cravings start! Its almost like an addiction. When I'm stressed about whatever, doesn't take much, I start feeling like I could go on a 3 day binge! I start craving chocolate or something salty, like fried chicken! Oh, that's my weakness!
In the past, I would just say forget it and start back on my old eating habits and gain another 20 lbs. Eating everything not nailed down! BUT and its a BIG BUT, since I started on this life changing course, THIS TIME, things are different! I seem to be in a state of consciousness about going TOO FAR off course! I may eat a fried chicken wing or two or three and then I start thinking about my goal or a set back or even getting sick. I stop acting like the old me and cease and assist, as they say!
I've noticed that when I do eat something I shouldn't sometimes I get sick! Like it's too greasy and it makes me nauseous. Something else I have noticed is that I tend to get full faster and then I'm sitting there looking at all this food on my plate and I'm too full to eat it. (That's another blog for another day)
I've been educating myself too! Reading blogs, books, watching Dr. Oz, watching videos on SP, YouTube, and it truly helps. That's why I'm writing this blog tonight. To help me block out that little voice telling me to through in the towel, give up! It's only because I'm stressed! It's not because I can't do it! That's the difference. Humm, I surprised myself with that statement!
I've said all of this to say that sometimes when those cravings hit you so hard, instead of eating everything in the kitchen trying to satisfy it, just have one or two pieces, enjoy it and that's THE END!!! STOP, put on the BRAKES! Get yourself together and get back on course immediately!
NEVER EVER QUIT!!! I'm overcoming the little voice tonight!! Are you?
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