My Life Blog :) Hunger Tracker Day 26 and Bedrest Day 75
Friday, April 12, 2013
My Life Blog :) Hunger Tracker Day 26 and Bedrest Day 75
This is my life blog covering hunger tracking.. the dull life in bedrest.. the hopes and dreams or random thoughts of the day or feelings and everything else that comes up. I edit my blog through out the day to update whatever needs to be added or changed. I am doing it not only for myself to reflect but to keep me accountable and sharing goals and what nots.
A little about me I have been physicaly disabled since the beging of Nov 2010, I have had two back surgerys in Dec 2011, I still have hope that I will get better March 2013.. I pray for a healing miricle every day and for the strength not to lose faith..
I enjoy sparks people pen pals and if anyone wants to send a sparks mail and get into the sparks people pen pal writing with me I always appreciate getting to know someone new. A stranger is just another friend that I have not met yet. I look forward to hearing from you :)
I am still searching for things to do so please leave me any ideas,thoughts or opinions on what to do in bed to pass time hobbie/craft/or a job would be amazing.. please message me on sparks mail with the ideas.
Good news today I am still on bedrest but I went from 100% bedrest to 90% I am ok to get up to get back to water therapy :) I got to try it today I am so sore now but I am so happy that I was able to get out and see people I did not know anyone there and said hi twice to two different people but I got to sit and watch the lane swimmers for awhile and found that old habits die hard I am still watching lap swimmer analizing their strokes and comming up with drills to improve their strokes while watching. Too many years in aquatics to have habits die when one is out of commission I guess.
It has been two and a half months but it is time to switch the count down now from days to percent on bed rest i think.. see if I can bring the number down instead of up. I will have to find a way to graph out a way to mark down to no bed rest as a goal to aim for.
Would be nice to be in bed for 8 hours of sleep and then off and running for the rest of the day.
Bedrest Day 75:
YEAH today I get to start back at water therapy :)
-I am at 50 steps in a day not all at one time but through out the day.
-I can now stand for 30-60 seconds before pain ends it
-I can now sit for 10-15 seconds before pain ends it.
-I use ice packs 15-20 min then off for an hour.
-I use the inversion table 10 min morning and 10 min night as doctor ordered for the traction.
Inversion table increase time to 10 min 2x day at 5 degree incline when there increase incline by 5 degrees start back at 5 min once a day or less and work way up to 10 min twice a day. Do not continue through pain listen to your body. -it is not going too bad but I put myself on ice after i get off the table.
-Use the tens machine as much as possibe
-Use the unlta sound 5 min a day no more you can over use it.
-do physiotherapy streaching/ muscle work each day enter streaches/moves into fitness tracker to keep check list.
-do chiropractor home work also entered into fitness tracker to keep check list
-use massage/heat mat as needed in day but no heat for an hour after heat pack warm up slow as per doctor.
- take doctor ordered suppliments and medications-need to get more before they run out.
-check out home remedies/online options to help find a fix for the injury or pain.
- it is a limited life but i am working on it, the hardest part is the loss of independance.
-Fight through the government red tape to get some help. -don't give up-
- Write letter to CPP for reconsideration- did a first draft . -long process but now I have the doctor note and stop in to get the report from physio stop in again on tuesday for the forms to be dropped off again then pick them up and then I can finish the proof read and get it sent off for reconsideration. well I am still waiting on the call back from physio to get the second form back seems like a long wait.
-See if I would quallify for the diatery supplement. Have to talk to dietition will have to wait for another appointment with doctor to come up to get to it.. one problem/question per ten min appointment. The health care system may be "free" in canada but it is true you do get what you pay for.
-monday brings with it two doctors appointments.. keeping my fingers crossed-
keeping them crossed has paid off I get to go back to water therapy so I get to be out of bed for a short time those days :)
Hunger Tracker Day 26:
Personal Notes/Reminders/Thoughts... things to read each day..
-Get 8 hours of sleep may not be restful but might get better with time.
-Get my 8 cups water help fell body can singnal hungry when thirsty.when you get thirsty singnal from body already starting to dehydrate.
- I ate when I was not hungry just because it was dinner time. stop the snack so close to the meal or not eat the meal when not hungry.
- divide my calories for the day 1200 so I should have 3... 300 meals breakfast lunch dinner with 3.. 100 snacks in the day..
-By aiming for the low 1200 in the day I was saved for the day by my late night snack.
What I ate, When I ate, Where I ate, How many calories I ate, Why I ate,
I am posting this at like one in the morning saturday morning so I have not ate yet today.
but i will aim to keep calories in my goal range :)
1200 -1550 cal
0 calories over
My days thoughts/reflextions:
The information I found that started the Hunger Tracking:
Hunger Level Sensations and Symptoms
1 Starving, weak, dizzy
2 Very hungry, cranky, low energy, a lot of stomach growling
3 Pretty hungry, stomach is growling a little-------eat at this time
4 Starting to feel a little hungry -------------------------eat at this time
5 Satisfied, neither hungry nor full ---------------------- stop eating
6 A little full, pleasantly full ------------------ STOP EATING
7 A little uncomfortable
8 Feeling stuffed
9 Very uncomfortable, stomach hurts
10 So full you feel sick
Once you begin paying attention to how youíre feeling before and after you eat, you can start to make changes in what and how much you eat according to your hunger. Itís best to eat when your hunger level is at a 3 or 4. Once you wait until youíre at a 1 or 2 and are feeling very, very hungry, you are more likely to overeat or choose less healthful foods. (Remember: Any food will quell hunger, so we often reach for whatever is easy and convenient when we're feeling desperate to eat.) At a level 3 or 4, when youíre just starting to feel some hunger signals, you can make a conscious decision to eat the right amount of healthful and tasty foods. It's important, too, to be aware of how much you eat. It's best to stop eating at level 6 before you feel uncomfortably full (7-10). Your brain registers the signals that you're full slowly, and learning to eat to satisfaction without overeating will take some attention and practice.
My Reward Ideas...
I am keeping my "reward box" full so I can have a reward for the little things along the way :)
-I have some computer games from a second hand store In my reward box :)
-I have clothes they were second hand but they are nice some are commical but some are cute they are washed and put into my reward box as well :)
-I have a free book Joe Papp an American Life in my rewards box :)
-My parents got me some bubble baths other bath salts/beads/ home spa things so it was great to have the gift and now I can use them as rewards as well. You guessed it they are in the box :)
Ideas for rewards to keep putting into the box :)
-finger/toe nail manicure/pedicure set or trip to spa or other make up beauty item.
-clothes any kind underwear/shirt/pants/whatever
-work out equiptment
-new gimic for back pain/injury put away for another experimental surgery if ever there is the option again.
My official weightloss starting weight 203 lbs
My current weight is 192 lbs.... I lost 11 lbs :)
Long Term Goal:
March 19 2013 I am 195 Lbs I aim to lose 1-2 Lbs a week My Goal weight is111 Lbs.
Starting March 19 2013 hit my goal weight on Jan 31 2014 or Dec 19 2014.
March 21 2013 I am 192 lbs
Goal lose 81 pounds.
1-2 pounds a week.
40.5-81 weeks= 10 to 20.25 months to reach my goal.
Short Term Goals:
Current Weight 191 lbs
Goal Weight is 189-190 lbs
It will take me along time but I will get there one week at a time losing 1-2 lbs a week.
Weigh In Dates:
lose 1-2 lbs by March 21th 2013 I lost 3 pounds I am now 192 lbs :)
lose 1-2 lbs by April11th 2013 191 lbs for the third week :S but at least its not going up.
lose 1-2 lbs by April18th 2013
lose 1-2 lbs by April25th 2013
lose 1-2 lbs by May 2nd 2013
lose 1-2 lbs by May 9th 2013
lose 1-2 lbs by May 14th 2013