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I Got Bored ...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I didn't come to SP for a few days, maybe more ?? I got bored doing the entries and stuff. But I managed to stay fairly well focused anyway, and I haven't gained back any weight that I've lost so I'm pleased with that result.

AND! On Thursday (Nov 29) I did 35 min on the elliptical trainer at a medium pace, I used the "weight loss" mode, or whatever it was called. It felt GREAT and I can hardly believe I was able to exercise for that long! I thought for sure I'd wear out much earlier! I burned about 250-300 cals and did the equiv of about 4.5 miles of walking! YAAAY FOR ME!! Now, I have to get myself to KEEP GOING! I should be going EVERY day, it made me feel so good, and also... I slept like a LOG that night!

Last night, however, I was naughty with my diet. I had black pudding (fried), two eggs (fried) and mashed potatoes (also fried) using a non-stick skillet & Pam, but also TWO tbspns of BUTTER! Then I ate several spoonfuls of honey & blueberry syrup..my sweet tooth was out of control!

I got my Estrin-D in the mail today, it's a "diet pill" for pre-menopausal women ... I've used it before, it's not like a prescription diet pill, but it does help control my appetite just a little bit. It also gives me energy (has a lot of caffeine I bet), that helps, too. A lot of the medications I take as well as the arthritis itself, make me feel sluggish.

Dec 19 I see an endocrinologist, so hopefully that will be a fruitful visit. I'm so furry these days (facial hair, hair on small of back etc.) and sweaty a lot, and I've had nightsweats since I was a teenager, plus irregular periods ... and hotflashes since my late teens... all not normal stuff. Plus my ENT and PCP said my thyroid feels swollen. For the small amount of calories I've been eating with even the small amt of exercise I get (housework, running up & down our stairs - 3 floors worth! walking the path around our property, walking a lot as a volunteer at the hospital etc) I'm not losing much weight at all... So the PCP said "I bet you have polycystic ovary syndrome) though, wouldn't that show up on an ultrasound of the ovaries!??

Oh well, we'll see! Today I have lots of work to do, plus grocery shopping, will try to get my theraband exercises in, too - for some arm, shoulder, and back sculpting!!

  
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BKWERM 12/1/2007 6:44PM

    I'm sorry you're having a rough time of it but congrats on the elliptical usage. I've had a terrible week, exercise-wise because my knees have been so sore. I even wore an ice pack on my knee yesterday morning at work, hoping that would help.

Take care and good luck with your doctor.

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T.CRIDER 12/1/2007 2:45PM

  Hi, I too was a respiratory therapist in Abilene, Texas I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have gone from 140lbs to 205 lbs and am struggling with this disease that keeps giving me new problems. I now have neuralgia in my feet and it has also caused nerve damage in my ears so I have hearing aids too. I am trying to limit my caloric intake and do water exercises. I feel for you and understand alot of what you are going through. It is really hard to stay focused on the dieting and exercise when you ake all over. But on the days I feel good I do anything I want. It is so good to have a day without pain and fatigue. I just wish for the old days when I could run all over the hospital and chase after all my errands and not worry about weight or exercise. Lots of Luck and if you come across something that works give me a blog okay

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No Exercise Again!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Oh, it seems as if I always have so many things to do that interfere with getting real exercise! Though I did walk a lot, but just nothing really great. Shopping you know.

Came home & worked on the fish tank, that requires a bit of stretching, reaching, hauling buckets of water ... so that's a bit of stretching in there I suppose. Better than just sitting in the recliner, for sure!

Last night I got my bathroom cabinets completely reorganized and the whole bathroom really squeaky clean! I am very happy about that. :) I've been putting it off forever, so now that it's done I feel great.

Tomorrow I want to tackle the library and my bedroom. All very cluttered - since moving home and trying to put my life into an already furnished & lived in house has been a real challenge. I've been so depressed about the whole situation that I haven't been able to even think about the mess.

It makes me want to sit down & eat a bag of kit kats. LOL

  


Survived Turkey day ... and no desserts :)

Friday, November 23, 2007

I managed not to stuff myself until I was sick yesterday. Of course, it helps when it's just 3 of us, and 2 of us are eating healthy. Dad doesn't care what we eat as long as we cook it & clean it up, LOL.

I had planned to walk after the big meal, but we didn't eat until 7PM and it was, of course, pitch black by then. Well, today I will try to get in a walk. I do have a TON of work to do about the house. My bathroom needs to be cleaned, my library/den is very messy, and my bedroom ... well, nothing has changed in my habits for cleaning since I was a teenager. Well, it's not THAT bad! :-s Seriously though, it's very pretty outside but cold & windy. I do need to get the inside work done, it's making me nuts all that mess!

So today, i'm going to get my exercise cleaning! I've got serious work to do...gotta get busy ...thank God for the IPod! Whooo hooo!

  


Slowly Back to Life

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I've been doing fine with my new eating habits, but I haven't been able to exercise and that's been frustrating. Last week I was in the hospital, this week I've had to have a procedure done that is keeping me laid up all THIS week. I can do walking, which I am doing, but it seems like not doing anything. I'm not supposed to strain at all. Grrrr... I want to HIKE and get on to the GYM and get back into a regular habit!

I'm frustrated by the delays that my health seems to put in front of me on an ongoing basis. That's what got me talking myself into eating all the time, saying it didn't matter if I ate or not since I couldn't exercise. It's going to take a lot of doing to stop myself from allowing that thinking to come back!

  


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