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Tiptoeing Back...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I've been gone, for a long, long time. I regained all the weight I lost, plus a little more. I'm feeling crappy, out-of-shape, and without energy. Sigh. But I've always known I'd be back, that I wasn't leaving SP for good. Life has been crazy, but has finally settled down. December was miserable - a nasty bout with pneumonia left me with lots of time to sit around feeling like a slug. I'm still recovering - still have the cough, no stamina, and have to sleep sitting up. Which means lousy sleep for me. And everyone is warning me not to push it, so I don't relapse. Ugh...

So, I'm working on patience... I've been easing back into SP for the past week. Trying to read a few blogs and articles. My parents gave me a Fitbit One for Christmas, and I've been wearing it ever since. I love it! Again, I'm trying to take it easy, so I'm just looking at the current numbers as a baseline, with nowhere to go but up! :-D. I have my Fitbit linked to SP...it seems to be giving me a ridiculous number of workout minutes, which is crazy. I need to figure that out... Trust me, no working out going on right now.

But. It's January 1st. I'm going to start (gulp!) tracking food again today. I despise tracking food. But I know it's the only thing that works for me. I'm not really going to try to limit with at I eat for the next couple of weeks, just track. Though tracking always makes me limit somewhat anyway. There's nothing like those numbers staring me in the face! But I have trips coming up the next two weekends - to MN on Friday for my uncle's funeral, and to San Diego the following weekend for the Tastefully Simple Leadership Conference. Tracking while traveling is hard enough when I'm already in the habit. I refuse to stress abut it when I'm just getting started again. Baby steps.

So...hi, everyone! Here's to a wonderful 2013 for all of us. One baby step at a time...
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LOTUSFLOWER 1/5/2013 7:09PM

    Welcome back! You can do this. I remember how well you did before. I also have a fitbit and love it.

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CANDOSUE52 1/1/2013 12:20PM

   
Welcome back, and best wishes on your journey!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 1/1/2013 8:54AM

    Slowly but surely, I know you can & will do this. One emoticon step at a time, one foot in front of the other. You can do absolutely anything you set your mind to my friend!

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EBONYSOL 1/1/2013 5:13AM

    As a person who has been run down by pneumonia in the past, I would suggest that when you feel better wait another 3 weeks before resuming normal activity. I didn't and did I pay for it and I was 17 years old at the time. At that time in my life, I was fit and healthy before I got pneumonia.

What to do while recovering? Some suggestions:

practice stress reduction techniques like listening to relaxing music or meditating or learning how to meditate or reading or ...
What about working at creating a vision collage?
Declutter - go through a dresser drawer and throw out some stuff, organize the rest.
Touch base with some friends.

Yes, I am aware that you work. In the time you would normally exercise you can either rest or worry. The suggestions are to be used to replace the worry time.

Good luck in your recovery! Take the time now so you can be in top shape to do the work you want to do on yourself.

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