Saturday, June 23, 2012
Yeah, so ... the elliptical wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Don't get me wrong - It is wonderful!! I love it!! However, my knee did not want to play along. After walking on the elliptical for a week every day, very happily, my knee decided to swell up ... as I managed to bring it to its normal size, I went back on the elliptical and promptly it grew in painful size again! .... Doctor was not impressed and referred me to a nutrition class, which taught me nothing new.
He said that I had to lose weight if I ever wanted to be successful with anything physical. Ha ha ... so here I am again, stopping by to see if I can get motivation here somehow.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hello all. I guess this is turning into my diary of how not to do it LOL ... not funny, I know, but it is. I am normally a borderline overachiever ... but weight just isn't my forte, like math, I guess.
Anyway... I had been whining at home that I can never make it to the gym, because of things coming up, other obligations, whatever excuse was the excuse of the day.
So hubby told me to order a machine for at home that fits in the kitchen (cannot be ignored, and I have a huge kitchen) ... so I chose an elliptical. It's simple, counts distance, time and calories as well as heart rate. And I have committed to using it every day.
When I started out, my lungs exploded after .3 mile... and it took me 12 minutes to get there.
Today I feel a little accomplished, because after about a month I am up to .5 miles at 10.37 minutes. I figured I concentrate on the distance, instead of the time even though my husband says if I keep going faster like I do and exercise the same amount of time every day, I will go further and further - but I don't have the endurance to go further. Mye lungs are just tearing me apart and really command the time I spend exercising. Apparently the asthma level has been high lately, someone told m, so that explains part of it.
Anyway, I am working out daily ... and if nothing else, I get in a better shape slowly (sloooowwwwwleeeeee) but still. I have to figure out where to start, right?? After 5 years on Spark, I have not lost any weight... Isn't that sad???
But I am still (a) round ... still have not given up ... still starting over. I'll get it one of these times, I hope.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I am thankful to my doctor who said I was pre-diabetic and gave me my new way of eating. I am following his regimen - and the results are obvious. Actually I lost 16 lbs, because in the beginning I started out at 268 - and I am not 252 lbs.
For months now, I have looked at the little 260 lbs tick mark on the scale. I was ecstatic when the needle was below it, and upset if the needle crept up above it.
This morning, I was devastated! The needle was two pounds above! OMG ... I knew I had eaten only veggies and fruits and protein ... it could not be ... and then a smile spread across my face, because I realized, the tick mark was for 250, not 260 LOL ...
Incredible. However - my blood sugar has not budged. I hav enot eaten any apparent sugar, other than my cherries and grapes, strawberries, blueberries (1 cup with lunch and dinner) ... I proportioned the veggies as double than the meat - and no breads ... no carbs, no grains...
Oh well - I am hoping that it will happen as I get down in weight. I LOVE this way of eating... I LOVE veggies, so that is what I cook most for dinner. Brussel sprouts, spinach, carrots ... jus tnot my beloved corn :( ... but it's okay, really, because I enjoy eating and losing weight :) I count no calories, I count no carbs - I just eat waht the doctor ordered. Hi-Carb or starch means don't eat... it is so simple!
Friday, July 29, 2011
I just read this story today and thought I'd share:
There are two wolves inside of me. One is angry, mean, hateful, a liar, a cheat, an overall evil creature.
Then there is good wolf, the wolf of love, and compassion and friendship, support and caring.
These two wolves always fight, but only one can win. So make sure you feed the right one... because the other one will be too weak to fight and slink away in shame and hide in the dark.
Friday, July 29, 2011
My dear friends, I have been gone again ... I know you all roll your eyes and wonder how someone can be so uncommitted to her weight.
Well, let me tell you - life has been one of those games where you keep ducking under a punching bag.
After a Monday biopsy, my husband's doctor called yesterday, it's a tumor.
Things like that are why I end up just not being very successful in the weight loss area. Aside from trying to find extra income, and and and ... woe is me.
I need a magic wand that I can wave and Presto Changeo all is well.
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