Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I thought I should give a quick update about what and why you haven't seen me here much lately. I think most of it had to do with feeling a bit of shame over gaining weight. I dealt with some emotional issues when I got back from the USA and found that emotional eating got the best of me.
I am back, but because of my schedule, won't be on sparkpeople that much. I am seeking God more than ever and don't want anything to interfere with that. I am determined to bring glory to God in everything, including my body.
I wondered why I had been finding it more difficult to exercise this year. I tried and tried to get my motivation back, but it was short lived. I would exercise and feel tired and painful after. I think I know what was wrong. My borderline high pressure went up. I noticed that I had swelling in my hands-something I never had before, so I asked Vino. Vino put me on a water pill and a couple of days later the pain was gone, but I was still not feeling well.
Long story short- Vino checked my pressure and it was high. He has monitored me every few days as he adjusted the water pills to decrease my pressure.
Well there are several side effects of the pills I am taking.
1. I can't be far from a toilet for several hours after taking.
2. My legs have become easier to move and I have been able to to my workouts again.
3. I have lost about 10 pounds of water weight, which really I am happy about!
It has been a struggle. I was up to a higher weight than I want to admit, but have gotten all that off plus another 8! This all started about a month ago! I have lost a total of 20 pounds- yes I know half is water weight, but who cares?????