Sunday, May 05, 2013
I can't believe how long it's been since I've blogged here at SP. Just so you know, that doesn't mean I haven't been writing...I just completed another NaNo event in April, I have a blog on wordpress, I'm working on my book...so I've been busy, but that's no excuse.
I feel both excited and almost ashamed. I was doing so well here at SP and then just let it all slide, gained a lot of weight back. Then I got back with the program, eventually started running and even completed a couple of 5Ks. I was so proud of myself when I crossed that finish line...and then...then, I went back to those same unhealthy habits and gained even more weight back. Why?
Over the past probably six months, I've been sick...really sick. I've had some major respiratory issues, but they still don't really know what's going on. I go back to the pulmonologist this Thursday for more tests. Right now I'm at the place where I'd just like to know what's going on.
I feel a little better, or at least I tell myself that. I'm so exhausted when I come home from work that I end up going to bed before 8 pm. My joints (neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees) are hurting so much that it's difficult to sleep and that leads to difficulty making it through the work day. I'm going to call my doctor in the morning and schedule another appointment with her. We've got to figure something out....and soon.
In the meantime, I'm determined to eat healthier, exercise a little each day, and simply try to improve my overall health. The diet Pepsi (and anything with artificial sweeteners) is gone...even if it isn't contributing to my pain and breathing difficulties, it's certainly not contributing to my well being. I'm cooking from scratch rather than using processed foods. I'm going back to vegetarianism...that's when I felt the best, had the most energy.
I've lost 8 pounds in the past couple of weeks and am determined to keep this up. Even without knowing what's been causing my health problems, eating right, exercising and losing weight will only help me as I work to regain my health.
I'm gonna do it! Who's with me?