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2011 & my goals


Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2011. For myself, 2010 brought many trials & tribulations which I thankfully survived.

2011 starts with my weight up about 10 lbs from what's posted on my tracker. I suppose I should change that but I dont want to lol.

So, I bought a pair of running shoes today on clearance & I have my treadmill. We got a Wii for Christmas & it's a blast. I have my own personal library of exercise videos. I have a gym membership.

What's my problem???

Well actually there are several......a new medication has a binge eating effect on me...something I am already very prone to. I have a doctors appt on January 6 & plan to switch meds.

My ulcerative colitis is in a major flare which makes me exhausted & starved all the time. Everything just "passes right through my body." I gain weight though because I feel hungry all the time. I am just starting back on medication for it now.

I am in Minnesota where it is VERY cold....like below zero here today. We have had winter storm after storm after storm. I miss getting outside to run, walk & play.

Last but not least, some SERIOUS insomnia which is draining me. I have tried aromatherapy, the same nightly routine every single night, a fan for white noise, melatonin, a sedative, lunesta, rozerem, benadryl. I still do aromatherapy & routine + fan. If anyone has any advice on this please help.


Solutions.....

I need to find a different medication that doesn't cause me to binge.

I need to take my medication & get my colitis back into remission

Once I have energy I need to get my butt on the treadmill, to the gym, doing workout videos etc.

I need to pack my lunch daily & remove my candy dish from my office. Still debating a workout on lunch hour.....hmmmm.

Water.....I have been slacking on water consumption.

Strength training....slacking on that too.

As you can see I have my work cut out for me. BRING IT ON 2011....I AM GONNA BE the best me I can physically & mentally be!!!!!
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KELPIE57 1/3/2011 11:18AM

    You can do it.

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RDARLING 1/3/2011 9:31AM

    Super goals you have set. Nothing you can reach!

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SARALEIGHM 1/3/2011 9:29AM

    I know you can do it, Katie! Especially once you get the meds straightened out and the UC under control again. I've done some backsliding over the last month or two, so I'm trying to get back into exercising too. Have you joined the new 28-day bootcamp? I did and hope it will get me back on track.

You've had a lot to deal with, a lot of extreme stressors, this past year, but I know you'll get past it all and back into the lean, mean exercise machine you have been!
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DIAMANTHA 1/2/2011 9:36PM

    I wish you the best 2011!!! I know you can do it!

The only advice I have on insomnia is to make sure you don't use your bed for ANYTHING other than sleep (and sex). If you're one to talk on the phone in bed, or read, or pay your bills in bed... try stopping all that. Retrain your mind that bed = sleep. I don't know if you already do that, but it seems you've tried all the other suggestions I had. :/ Good luck with that.

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IRENEHUD 1/2/2011 4:11PM

    It's hard to work out when you don't feel well. Never mind tired on top off it. Drink your water. Keep track of what your eating. Hopefully the dr can change your med on your next appointment. I have an appointment my self on the 11th and I know he is going to want me to get back on prednisone for a while. I am going to tell him no he needs to find an alternative.
Irene

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KXW561 1/2/2011 1:01PM

    try reading something boring, that usually helps me fall asleep, if only I could stay asleep

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NICI94 1/2/2011 12:12PM

    I understand your thoughts about changing the tracker. I just changed mine and it was the hardest thing to do since it went up twenty pounds. I was using the surgery as a reson not to work out before but now that I'm feeling better I have to come back and work it all off. Now I might use the excuse of it being winter since I had to get rid of my treadmill. Since Addy decided that she needed a crib to sleep in in stead of a treadmill.

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ACROSONIC 1/1/2011 7:45PM

    It's hard to exercise when you're feeling so bad! Work on getting your diet and water back in control, then as you feel better start doing a little more physical exercise, but don't overdo it..

As to insomnia, I used to get up and do something mind numbing: like computer solitaire, until I got tired enough to go to bed. Many's the night, in my 40's, when I'd get up at midnight, or 1 or 2 and stay up an hour or so until I could sleep. Not fun.

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MUFFINSKI 1/1/2011 5:55PM

    I love your remark about not changing your weight on your tracker. It really killed me to do that on mine! I'm looking forward to moving it back down! emoticon

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