Monday, July 23, 2012
So I started by drinking lots of water and trying to get back on my sleep schedule, so far so good. Meals have been a bit harder. I don't care what I eat at what meal as long as it is a meal at least 3 times a day. I have been having one of the chunky soups loaded with vegetables and I split the can before even heating it saving me a meal for later. I also have been trying to watch the portion size of my meals but not being strict on it. I haven't been to the store in a week so we are running low on fresh vegetables and fruit but I am finding the apples have been a great snack and sometimes if I drink enough water I won't be hungry. After my mom passed I knew I wanted to continue my education as I had been looking into it and have decided to pursue the open house offering and picked out the next 4 to go to so I don't miss it. I will get CPR/First Aid training if I am one of the first 20 to any of them so I am excited about that as it will save me $50-$60. Not only that but I am getting everything in order at home and rearranging things so I am burning calories cleaning and moving things but I am still trying for short walks. Up until last week I had only been doing 2-3 short walks down the end of the street and back(our street has 6 houses each side on a cul-de-sac) but last week I walked ~4-5 blocks to Walmart and felt great about it. My back didn't hurt in pain at all for 2 days but once I was relaxed I noticed a slight flare up and iced right away. We also had a huge dust/rain storm move through Saturday so my arthritis flared up Saturday and Sunday and was only able to do half a days work but I got a lot accomplished. Speaking my emotions and being truthful has helped me to feel so much better about myself as well as how I treat others. While I may be down to 208 right now I feel I should still be 210 as I was skipping meals a bit, I will take it though as I am getting back on the healthy and proper way to lose it. Next step 10 lbs in the next month starting the 22nd of July to the 22nd of August, my mother's first birthday since she passed. Today will prove to be a challenge in itself as it marks one month.