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My Magic Numbers

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

So. I have used my considerable mental powers to figure out a few things this morning....

280+ This is the number that my asthma starts kicking up a WHOLE lot worse.

277-ish This is the number at which my tummy doesn't feel as bloated and swollen

272 The number at which I can FEEL that I am making progress, also the lowest that I have been so far.

199 My current long term goal.

285 This is what I weighed this morning. The result of on again, off again, willy-nilly eating and no exercise for the last couple of weeks. My asthma has been bad for the last few days. I am swollen and feel pretty much like...yuck.

11/5/2013 New beginning.

I got out and did some healthy grocery shopping last night, lots of fresh veggies, including some for roasting. I also got one of each of my new favorite soups. Campbell's sweet potato and tomatillo soup, and also a butternut squash soup. I also bought ingredients to try and make both of them home made.

The weather is changing fast here, but I can still get out and walk, even if it is slow.
Once it gets too cold will be a different story since I don't have a good winter coat and I don't have boots at all. Once I get a job, I can get these things, but for now, layering will have to do and I can figure out the rest later.
I can at least get some stretching and some light yoga poses in during the evening. I don't have enough empty floor space in my room to do it, but on the bed is better than not doing anything...and maybe it will even give me some much needed cushion for my knees too!

I am hoping to be able to get a car no later than this weekend. I will have enough in the bank tomorrow for a downpayment. The only thing that I am really worried about right now is if they will consider my unemployment as a form of income. If not...then I dunno what.
I think it would be easier to find a job with a car as I would be able to search in a bigger area, and it would be way easier to get a car with a job and better income.
Catch-22. Not my favorite, but it is certainly a number that pops up in my life quite often, haha!
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    1592 days ago
    Good for you with the grocery shopping! It's a worthy investment in YOU.

    I really, really hope that the car thing happens for you.

    You have a WONDERFUL attitude. I really admire you!!


    1594 days ago
    Kudos to your goals and keeping your eye on the long AND short term progress!

    Hope the car troubles are solved soon!

    1597 days ago
    Just saw that you lost a pound, so that's a move in the right direction. I hope you get a car soon. Then I think a lot of things will start to fall into place. That soup sounds good but I don't think you can get it in the Uk. I am using up odds and ends tomorrow in a soup. It will either be delicious or I will get food poisoning! emoticon
    1599 days ago
  • BILL60
    Good luck with the car.
    1599 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I agree that at certain weights, certain consequences to our health. My knees can't take 286. If I carry stuff too heavy my knees pain me. Certain weights I can't put my foot up on the opposite knee. I am glad you are getting back on track again with soups for the cold weather. Are there any goodwill stores you can check for boots and a winter coat? I got a winter coat here at a second hand shop in my biggest size and now it is big on me but the extra air space makes it warmer anyway, and I can wear a hoodie under it as well on very cold days. Do try second hand shops, you can save a lot of money on clothes that way.
    1599 days ago
    Sounds like you have good awareness of your body. Those soups are good. I like to make homemade soup too. Hang in there...you are doing the best you can... emoticon
    1599 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan so far! I hope you can find a car that fits your budget, and then that you find a great job right after that!

    I bought the sweet potato tomatillo soup and then was afraid to actually taste it.... hahahaha. Next time I will actually EAT it. ;D
    1599 days ago
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