Sunday, August 25, 2013
By starting Spark People, I started taking control of my weight.
Now, how to take care of my asthma. Yes, I use a maintenance inhaler, and also a rescue inhaler as needed. But, I need to control my environment better. I was on a deck with a friend when her husband decided to mow around the perimeter of the deck. I have not known about my asthma until recently, but when I felt my chest tightening, I should have immediately thought 'asthma' rather than assuming it was a momentary feeling. I should have then immediately left, or at least asked to go inside, and yes, I should have used the rescue inhaler right away. I am still learning.
I deep cleaned my bedroom, put allergen protective covers on my pillows and washed my sheets in hot water. So, as with my weight control, it is a process. I need to track episodes like I track foods. I need to evaluate the benefits of getting an air filter, just like I need to evaluate the need for a Spark coach, over and above the free recording of exercise and food intake. I would have preferred to not deal with everything at once, but that is life.
One day at a time, I guess.