it's been a few days...

Monday, August 09, 2010

today's weight: 223.5

I can't even say I've been mindful over the past few days; I've been struggling with what we think is some fairly bad situational depression and it's been hard to take care of myself. So I'm not really sure why my weight went back down a bit, other than that I've been eating erratically and may not have eaten enough. I have been trying to drink more water too. But otherwise I haven't really been paying much attention to my habits. I've just been trying to push through this heavy funk and get SOMETHING done every day.

I'm feeling a little better this morning. I have therapy on Wednesday, and I'm going to make a call to a recommended psychiatrist today to try and get an appointment to talk about medicine. I am not a big proponent of taking meds myself, I never have before and I'm a little leery about it, but these feelings aren't going away and, combined with traditional talk therapy, I think I might just need something to help me pull myself out of it. I'm cautiously open to the idea.

I did my exercise today:

15 sec jog in place
15 jumping jacks
15 sit-up crunches
15 reverse crunches
15 modified pushups
15 squats
15 calf raises
15 sec ab video (from 20 secs)

I set a goal to walk 5,000 steps each day this week. To make sure I'm roughly on target, I'll check throughout the day. Rough daily goals include:
1500 by 1pm
3500 by 5pm
5000 by 9pm

I need to do a better job of focusing on WHAT I'm putting in my body. I haven't set any concrete goals there, but I've been working on cleaning out my kitchen and when I shop from now on, I'm going to try to be more mindful.
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