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Friday, October 07, 2011

My motivation has been at Zero for ages. Months and months. I've said lots of big words to myself lately about getting going again on both excersise AND nutrition, but so far it's been big words only. My butt is dragging, frankly. I am just plain tired and drug out. No reason to be - plenty of sleep at night and things are evening out on the home front, but I am just fatigued constantly. It seems to be too much to even start walking just the tiniest bit more each day.

I had a good visit with the psychologist on Wednesday. She suggested making an appointment with the excersise physiologist not only for rebuilding my arm and core strength, but getting suggestions for my bum knee. Then she said to "Just Do It" and start slow and often. That's my homework for the next three weeks.

I had an appointment with a dietician for Oct 19, and was offered the chance to go today instead so I leapt at it. I came away with many good suggestions. She says I'm a good kid when it comes to eating - not too many bad habits to change. I know though that I need to work on portion sizes again. Mondo bowls of corn flakes are tasting way too good lately. Can you believe I'll pass up cookies and cake but I'm helpless before cornflakes??? I will still eat the cornflakes, but it'll be a serving NOT a vat.

So here's the plan:

1.) Drink a vast deal more water than I have been of late. Started yesterday.

2.) Eat more fruit and veggies. Started a couple days ago.

3.) Reduce serving sizes of oatmeal and cornflakes. Stay out of the bread/wheat products.

4.) Begin to move my sorry arse more. Walk a little more each day. Get out the resistance bands now that I'm pain free in the shoulder areas. Make that appointment with the physio.

5.) Get some blood work ordered when I go back to the Doc on the 19th. Psychologist suggested iron and perhaps whatever they do to check for imminent menopause, dietician suggested thyroid, Vit D (she thinks I might've overdosed on it with a supplement I was taking for my shoulder), and blood sugar.

That's the plan. Now, I think that mondo bowl of cornflakes is a'callin.
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    I find most cereals to be huge comfort foods for me.
    I think it goes back to childhood- it was one of the few foods abundant and readily available in my poor home.
    I try to pour a tiny bowl when I indulge now and see if that satisfies my need.
    2260 days ago
    emoticon Back! Good for you to get back to the program and improving yourself! emoticon
    You sound like me with cereal- I could eat a bowl of alternating Grape Nuts, Life and Cheerios all day long for each meal! emoticon emoticon
    emoticon And love the milk! Nonfat of course! emoticon
    2261 days ago
    Hey sweetie~ *hugs* Glad to see you back in action. Sure have missed your smilin' face & stories about your neighboring parrots. Hey~ don't knock those cornflakes~ my late beloved Mamaw believed in her Post~Toasties (cornflakes by Post, which, oddly enough, aren't around anymore). H0pe you enjoy a great weekend. *hugs* BB~
    2262 days ago
    Hi! Glad you are back. Sounds like you have a good plan!
    Have a great weekend!
    2262 days ago
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