Monday, December 06, 2010
If no one reads or comments, itís ok too.
I think we all came here for one common goal, to improve our lives in one way or another. That need, want, desire, whatever prompted us here truly can be achieved by utilizing the recourses available from this website. I am aware of how hard it is to change habits, especially the ones we donít even realize we need to change. The combination of diet and exercise is the healthiest modifications we can make for our well-being. This affects ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, and communities.
Iím down 130+ lbs since starting my journey, 5 away from down 140, from a size (tight) 28, to now size 8. I was diagnosed with being morbidly obese, dangerously high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes (my teammates For the Love of Horror team should love the irony of the candy-cane), and all of the horrible side effects and problems that come with this. All stemming from when I had broken every bone in my right foot (they were going to amputate at one point) eight surgeries and removing bones, inserting plates pins screws (some out, many still there forever) and one year until I broke both of my lower leg bones, yep right leg again.
I track my food and my activity minutes, LUV the trackers here. Iím so extremely very lucky/blessed to have a job working physically in a distribution center of 150,000 sq ft. Of the 10-13 hr days Iím physically active all but 1-2 (computer chores). I lift and carry boxes of all shapes and sizes to 80 lbs. up and down ladders. Operate forklifts, picture climbing up and down from one every couple of minutes to lift another box almost as big as myself. Running, sprinting, jogging (not cause I have to but because I can=calories burned!) pushing a cart from one length of the warehouse to another to get a box, instead of using the forklift. Do I count these as workout minutes? You dang well bet I do! It is a very hard pace to keep steady and it is one that I could not have done before I lost the weight.
My health dangers are all but gone, I never did fill any of the RX the Dr wrote (bad Lisa!) but they are no longer issues. I only have to remember to eat small meals or a snack every four hours or so and before and after I work out to stabilize my blood sugars. Iíve talked to other people that work out and itís something they do as well anyway, seems to work for me.
I have a day off today, Iím calling it a mental health day (: and Iím taking time to write this before I head up to the collage track. I guess my body wants to move, and Iím going to let it.
Iím not sure why Iím writing this other than I havenít for over three months. Some people do one to three or more blogs a day, and to those I say hooray and keep Sparkiní! Those who havn't yet blogged that are new, jump right in your surrounded by friendly people here (: