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Checking in and Goals for May 2010!


Monday, May 03, 2010

I can't even imagine how April flew by.. It seems like the month just began and I set my goals for April and now I am into May already.. The move could be a reason too.. I tried to stay on track most of last month.. I am not saying that I was perfect, but I did announce my colleagues at work that I am working to get down 10 lbs.. They seemed to make fun of me, but since I had announced them, I had the determination to keep up my words and show them how much I could stick to it.

And after my struggle with my steroids for months now, I did see some downward trend in the weight.. For the past week, the machine showed like 3-4 pounds loss.. I didn't trust it at first, so I tried to monitor it for a week and I guess it is true? And my friends at work saw me today after four days of absence and they feel that I have grown "thin". Though I don't agree with them entirely, I know that that's bit right. So this is motivating me now.. And my hectic tasks at home keeps me from thinking about food. And you know what, I have gotten into the habit of getting rid of any junk food at home.. So if it is not there as an option, I will not reach for it.

I am slowly getting back on track after a messy and hectic week, but it might take another couple weeks for me to get settled.. So I was wondering if I could shoot to lose another few pounds in May? I fear that I might get the weight back.. that holds the back of my mind for some reason.. I hope I don't have to get up on the steroids and my doctor could taper it a bit more for me.. Also I need to focus on taking in more protein and iron to help with the hair re-growth.. So for now my goal is to get around 130 lbs by the end of May. I know that is aggressive, but what else am I to lose?

And I am working towards some changes at work which could also affect my schedule.. Lots of unknowns, uncertainties and learning curve, responsibilities and new team to get along with. I pray that things go well and smooth for me..

Summer is here.. It is this time last year that my illness flared up.. Though I haven't totally recovered from it yet, I am still worried about any new flares. I am trying to protect myself from the sun as much as I can.

So there's lots going on with me and around me and I hope things go well this month!
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VRADAA 5/3/2010 9:04PM

    One day at a time Lady. Follow your physician's advice regarding the sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, hat and stay out of the sun during peak hours and you know the usual stuff. Respect your body!

If you would like more info, talk, have some fun, stop in anytime at Lupus - Team Butterfly or email me anytime.

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BZYBOYSMOM 5/3/2010 9:41AM

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*MADHU* 5/3/2010 9:37AM

    Wishing you all the best with your goals this month and hope you don't have a relapse of your illness again
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SPECPAPA 5/3/2010 9:36AM

    Great read.

You aren't rolling over and giving up and you are making progress.

It doesn't matter how much.

Baby steps in the right direction get you there.

Keep going, we are all back here cheering.

For all you do,
Love ya

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