Saturday, October 19, 2013
For the last month or so, it's been a series of unexpected pitfalls for my health/body. The horrifying blood donation experience that took nearly a month to recover from, and now this busted ankle that looks to be atleast a full weeks worth of recovery, if not more have just about ruined this last month for me. I'm a bit bummed at the pitfalls, because this weather has me very motivated to exercise. However, I can channel this motivation into planning what it is I will do when I'm well, and into eating as well as possible now.
Vegan/protien shakes, veg powder drinks, garcinia cambogia, tons of water, and food tracking seem to have me on track, for the most part, while waiting patiently to be able to use by trampoline and start walking again. I decided to start taking the garcinia cambogia because I've battled relentless hunger pains for nearly 5 years nows, since I began taking meds daily. I've gained over 60 pounds in those 5 years, and am sick and tired of being fat and hungry. I felt it was lame to use pills for appetite suppression, however, I must take the meds that increase the appetite, so why not take something natural that helps minimize the overwhelming hunger? I take vitamins and herbs for so many other things, why not this. And from my little bit if experience with garcinia cambogia, it works. It is said to be a natural mood elevator also, which is good. So, that's my plan for now. I'm attempting to eat as well as possible. The reality is I'm not getting quite enough fruit/veg in everyday. This seems to happen every fall/winter for me. I can't get enough freggies in the spring/summer, then when fall hits I have to force feed myself to get enough. I love vegetables, I don't know why I'm like this. I think I might need to get a little more creative with my winter veg recipes.
So, progress is happening, kind of. I'm pusing forward, attempting to make positive choices. My clothes are fitting better than a few weeks ago, still don't have my scale working. Kind of worried about seeing that number, hopefully it's not too bad. Really can't wait to be up and moving freely again. I'm feeling a bit of cabin fever now. Been inside since Wednesday afternoon, it's Saturday now, and I'm assuming I won't get out until atleast Monday, if I'm lucky.
Well, cheers to all. This season is such a joy, regardless of whatever mishaps may befall me, I am so happy to be coming into this glorious holiday season, with hope, joy and anticipation of a loving, warm time filled with family and fun.
Love you guys. HUGS.