I love these 5% Challenges
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I haven't been able to be active since June until earlier this month due to an injury and trying to heal without surgery and then having ankle/foot surgery in December. The broken cartialage didn't show up on the MRI or I wouldn't have tried so hard to heal naturally and with PT. Even though I've only been able to do Pilates and upper body weights, I still reached my 5% goal for this challenge but what is more important during the fall 5% challenge, I reached a 37 BMI which meant I was able to qualify for testing to donate a kidney to my Dad. I have lost an additional 12 lbs since then and now I have a 34 BMI so I'm so grateful to have the support from everyone on the A-Team and the goal to lose.
I approached my Dad about donating after he explained some more of his health problems which are growing worse and he didn't shoot me down and said "we'll see". Since he didn't shut me down, I know he realizes that it is getting to the point he really has to make a decision about his health so his quality of life can improve. Any warm thoughts or prayers that encourage him to allow me to donate would be greatly appreciated.
I'm sorry I've been so quiet, I've really been struggling between the holidays (family issues), having surgery and getting horribly sick the day I got permission to exercise (Murphy's Law at work:) I started having nightmares again and would wake up to have to figure out that Adam really wasn't alive anymore and it has led to a bad cycle of staying awake late so I don't have to fall asleep and risk another nightmare but eventually I fall asleep about daybreak and sleep much of the day away. I know I need to break this cycle, I tried to stay up all night into the next day but it didn't reset my clock.
I'm loving my bodybugg though and it has showed me how horribly I sleep and I rarely get more than 2 hours of peaceful sleep. Knowing how many calories I burn has helped a lot because I know how much I can eat and maintain or lose. I've lost 5.5 lbs in the last 3 weeks and considering I've only got in 13.1 miles, I am happy.
With the next challenge, I would like to get to 170 lbs which would put me at my lowest adult weight. When I drop under 170, everything will be new territory for me but I look forward to learning more about my body and enjoying this journey. If you are in the challenge, I hope you have enjoyed it and you have seen the progress you desired and that you will join us in the next one.
If you need any support, please let me know. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Peace and Blessings,
Amber, Adam's Mommy Forever