Monday, April 15, 2013
Well hard to believe another month is in the books. I have been terrible at logging in and tracking my exercise minutes - but I have been doing them!
Had my 6 week check up with my doctor about the phetermine and she was very happy. I had lost almost 11 lbs in 6 weeks. I had read stories of people dropping 20 lbs the first week - but that was not my experience. I have eaten a LOT less - but I have also been so busy that I have not moved like I normally do either. So success is losing it slowly and keeping it off this time. She was happy I have not had any issues with my blood pressure or with my heart on the medicine either so we are continuing on the plan we have. We will review again in 2 months so see how I am doing and if I am continueing to be successful.
On another note - I did a 5K on Saturday with my 10 year old. She does a program at school called Girls on the run. It is all about teaching running and self esteem skills to girls in grades 3-5. Kayla, my 10 year old, is not a sports person - we have tried a few different sports but it just really isn't her thing - and that is fine - but with kids in this age group you also have to find something they love to do - if not it is so easy to get heavy and not move. So, we tired this last year - and she loved it! Needless to say - I am extremely proud of her! This weekend was her ending race - we did the Boulder Dash - it is 5K from the hospital around the rock quarey. Needless to say - it is not all pavement and it is quite hilly. We started out together - but she is much faster than I so I watched her get further and further away from me. It was a timed race - but not for the kids - and since there were almost 2000 runners - it was almost inpossible to know what time you actually passed the start line for my time to start. I was extremely proud of myself. I jogged at least 1/2 the race and finished jogging. I did not feel like I was going to die and to be honest - I am sore - but not as bad as I thought it would be! Kayla did great and decided to run with someone from her school that didn't think she could finish - so she took her time and stayed with this little girl and pushed her to finish (once again - super proud). To have a child that was only concerned about helping a friend is also super special. She finished about 5 minutes in front of me according to my husband, but I could care less about time - I think this is such a great way for her and I to bond over running. I am by no means a runner - but I found out that it was almost easier to jog then it was to try to walk fast - isn't that odd? I mean my ankles hurt when I try to walk fast but not when I jog!
Looking forward to doing another race with her soon - but in the meantime, we are having a walking contest at work - I am on the "happy feet" team and we are suppose to log our steps in once a week. So I will continue to keep moving and helping out my team!
Hope you are all having a blessed month - keep on moving! WE can do this!