Sunday, October 18, 2009
Okay, to put it all into a condensed form, I have coronary artery disease. Two years ago, I had a stent put in. When I was walking about a month ago, I started getting chest pains.. nothing so bad that I felt the need to go to the ER, but I would slow down and if it didn't stop, would just go back. When I went in to see my cardiologist, he ordered a cath to be done and for me to stop the cardio until after.. just in case.
On Wednesday October 7th, I went in as an outpatient for my cath and ended up with 2 more stents in and staying overnight. Needless to say, it has been awhile since I have done any form of exercise and I have not been eating right. There were days during that week that I ate hardly anything (you have to fast before the surgery) and then after we went out to eat a few times and I ate things that I normally wouldn't because it was easier than cooking. I have discovered that it is all too easy to just say, "I'll get back on track tomorrow."
I decided that today would be my "start back up day", so weighed myself this morning and am ready to get back on track. Apparently, the non-eating days balanced the eating ones out a bit because I have not gained any weight. I am actually down 1/2 a pound. YIPPEEE!
It's cold out this morning! However, I hope to get a walk in sometime today, and am going to put the pedometer on so that I can make sure I at least get 10,000 steps in today.
Wish me luck!
Good luck to those reading this too! I hope it will be a good week for us all.