Reflection on the past few weeks
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I have been totally 100% back on track since Monday, September 10. I was totally off track for about a week, and for a couple weeks before that, I was kinda on track, but part of me just didnt care. Well, now being back on track, I feel so much better and have more energy. I really let myself slip for awhile, especially the week of september 2-7. But even before that, I was eating within my calories, but eating foods that I knew I shouldnt be eating as often as I was...foods that should only be enjoyed on special occasions and only a little bit.
This week, I have been doing great. On track with eating, tracking and being accountable for everything, drinking my water, and exercising. I exercised 5 days this week, and im exhausted and sore. Its been months since i have been able to exercise more than a couple days a week. This week, I pushed through the pain in my right pelvic area from fibroids, and I did awesome. Even though it hurt, i felt better afterwards. I also went and bought tons of veggies and fruits. My fridge is now full of healthy foods.
I have been in the ranges of calories, carbs, fat, protein, fiber, chlorestol, and sodium every day since Monday. My sodium has been under 2000 mg every day since Monday which is really good for me, i usually have problems staying under 2300, let alone 2000. Most days, sodium was well under 2000.
For the last couple weeks, I have been breaking out in hives, and i think my milk sensitivity is getting worse. I used to be able to have some dairy, but not alot, and then i started breaking out in hives. I did have alot of dairy almost every day for awhile, so hoping it was just an overload. Changed how much dairy i have, I havent had any milk, yogurt, icecream, butter cheese or any other dairy product , and havent broken out in hives since. I have had products that contain milk, which is alot of things..I never realized how many things contain milk, and i have been fine. So i think it was just an overload, and i just need to be more careful.
Reflecting back on how off track I was, its hard for my to believe how off track I was and how i got there. It all comes down to, I just went through several days where i didnt care. I had alot going on other than being off track with healthy eating, and i think it all just got to me. I wasnt feeling like myself for weeks, and went to the doctor and got a higher dosage of my medicine for anxiety and depression and Im a totally different person. I realized I needed to do something when my husband told me, I have been impossible to live with. Now that I have been on the new dosage, i feel alot better and my husband notices a huge difference. I hate being on medicine, but sometimes it cant be helped. And this medicine is really helping me. Once i got on the new dosage of medicine, i started to see what i was doing myself knew i needed to change that, so with the help of Coach Krystie, I got back on track and have been doing great ever since. I talked to her on Saturday the 8th, had an ok day on the 8th, on the 9th, I had plans to go to the lake with with my family, we had a picnic lunch and cookout dinner, so i did ok. Then MOnday, I kicked into full gear and have been doing great ever since. Im so glad I seen what I was doing to myself before i got even more off track.
I cant believe how many excuses i made and how many times I put food in my mouth that I knew i shouldnt be eating or I didnt track. Im so glad Im back on track and getting back into my healthy lifestyle.
On Saturday, I went to a Creative Memories and Tastefully Simple Party (both parties were together), and I resisted all food from the tastefully simple part. It was tempting, but I didnt eat any of it! Then today, my husband and I went to a craft show and then to a festival. Both places had tons of carnival and fattening food. But im happy to see, I didnt eat anything. Instead, my husband and I walked across the street and had subway for lunch. We were going to go home to eat, but were out longer than we though, so we went to Subway. Which in the situation, it was the best choice, since i wasnt going to be home for awhile yet and it was already 1 pm and we were hungry. I made a good choice, i got the 6" chicken on wheat, no cheese or sauces, with lots of veggies.
I weigh in tomorrow. Im hoping to see s great weight loss, but you never know about that scale. Scales can be so unpredictable. But not matter what it says, I need to be proud of getting back on track and having an awesome week.