Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Well today is October 20, 2010. Hmmm I am starting again.
I am not sure I ever quit but since the last blog I think I may have just taken a lapse from the Spark. I still did my calories & logged but just not here. I thought I would find the alternative route, find out what I was doing wrong. So I bought the BodyBugg (which by the way if anyone wants it, it is for sale, sparkmail me for info - $200 for all of it). This told me when I exercised and when I entered my calories there was this deficit. Okay so that told me one thing. I am not doing anything wrong. That told me there had to be something wrong. So off to the doctor I went, checking everything and anything, from Diabetes, to Thyroid, to the whole ball of wax. Everything for the most part came back okay. The rest you don't want to know about. ;)
So then I guess I needed to look at what I was eating. Hmmm, was I totally being honest of what I put in my trap? Was I measuring correctly? Was I counting the cup and a half of something has a cup? So I started making sure I was following to the "T" has I had done before. And sure enough it works. The weight can come off if you are totally honest to yourself. You know what I put on paper may look good but it is not helping me one bit.
Now I guess I need to get with this sciatica nerve problem I got going on. I am currently trying acupuncture and it seems to be working. I am glad for that. For the 4+ months that I have not been to the gym is killing me. It was part of me. It is just what I did every morning at 5:30, went to the gym. I did still get up at that time and try to get myself back to sleep. I was still having that urge to just go, but then I would hear my doc's voice telling me that you will just injure yourself more and become immobile. Well that my friends was not an option! That would drive me bonkers! Me not move, no way. So I listened and stayed away. That was when I got the bodybugg so I could keep track of what I was doing. And it worked. So time to move on.
Back to SparkPeople I come. Back to day by day. Back to friends & support. I am back to be here for yours also. I thank those that have stuck by me even when I was not here to cheer you on or help you in your low point. I was having mine. I was feeling terrible about not going to the gym. Not being active at this point. I am though hoping that my sciatica will be cleared by the acupuncturist so I can go again starting first of the year. That is my goal.
So anyway I am posting this blog on Oct. 20, 2010. To be the day to begin my quest, my journey back into weight loss & healthy me. Please join me.
Barb aka Puckygirl
PS if anyone has any other suggestions about exercising without irritating the sciatica or any similar problems let me know how you deal with it & exercise. Thanks in advance.
Thank you SparkPeople for being here for all of us. Making us friends & almost like family. Also thank you to my AP Jenn for helping me through everything I have been through in 4+ months.