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November Goals


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I haven't set any goals yet for November (I can't believe it's already 11/5). I'm feeling a little tired and out of "sorts". I'm not sleeping well because of the "night sweats" and now our elderly dog (she just turned 12) is starting to wake me up in the middle of the night to go outside. She's a really good dog and it's kind of sad to see her aging. Anyway, for the past 3 or 4 weeks, she scratches at the door to go out about 3 or 4 am. You can't ignore her because she'll just keeping scratching and I don't want her to "go" in the house. So I let her out, get back in bed and then she's scratching to come back in! Normally it will take me a while to get back to sleep and then I have to get up! I'm used to 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, so this is affecting me!

Also, I went to the doctor last week for a full physical. I got my blood test results and it turns out I have high cholesterol. I had blood work back in February for DH's company health assessment and everything was "normal". My HDL and Triglycerides are good, it's the LDL and total cholesterol that are "above the desirable range" and "borderline high". I've never had high cholesterol before (even when I was "obese"), so I was bummed.

The doctor wants me to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss. Of course I've done my own "research" and I think part of my problem may be that I'm eating too many eggs! In my desire to "get back to goal", I've gone the low carb route and have been eating an omelet at least 5 days a week (that's at least 10 eggs a week) for breakfast. I'm using the whole egg and not just the egg white. I've cut out eggs since last Thursday and have been eating a "healthy grain" cereal that's low in sugar and has protein with skim milk.

I'm going to schedule the follow-up and see if there is anything else I should be doing. I already exercise and eat pretty well (except for the snacking) and I'm not overweight (just barely!). I really don't want to go on medication, so we'll see what she has to say.

On that note, I figured I'd set some goals for November. I'll weigh myself tomorrow and see how I stand. I don't imagine it will be good because I really indulged in the Halloween candy over the weekend!

I'm continuing with the running program I started. I was so busy over the weekend that I didn't do any running. I started Week 2 of the program last Wednesday and haven't run since then. I was busy Thursday setting up DD#3's party and we had her party on Friday. I had opportunity on Saturday & Sunday, but I just had so many errands and house work to do, I just didn't feel like it!

I was going to run yesterday, but my sister came by with my Great Nephew and we did take a nice long walk at the park and took him to the playground. It was pretty chilly and of course completely dark by 6:00.

DD#2 is still not liking basketball. The JV team is still 'stuck" practicing with the Freshman team. Her biggest complaint is that the practices are "lame", they're not hard enough and they won't be prepared for the games.

She's so disappointed that they're not practicing with varsity. She even said last night that she might not even play basketball with the high school next year. A lot of the girls she's played with in the past are playing in a rec. league this year. High School sports are such a big commitment and a lot of the girls get disappointed. Also, there's only so many girls that can play on a team!

I told her it's a little early in the season to make any decisions. I know she's mainly just "venting" her disappointment and she'll work hard, do her best and keep a good attitude. She even said she wants to continue going to the gym to run and practice on her own.

As I mentioned before, it's always hard to see your children disappointed. There's a parent meeting tonight and I told DH that he needs to go because I didn't want to see the coach and have him drone on about the season when he's mostly talking about varsity - see, it's hard for me to keep a good attitude!

Anyway, the reason for this rant is because now her practices are at 7:30 - 9:00 pm (not even 2 hours - her words!) and she can't go to the gym after practice now. Since it gets dark early, I'll probably run right after work a couple of times a week. Our county is now charging a "fee" for using the gym and indoor track (which I'm a little mad about), so I think I'll look into the cost of the "fit pass" and can also do some classes.

So, my main goal for November is (1) lower my cholesterol! (2) loose 3 lbs. (3) continue running 3x week (4) incorporate some other kind of class, cross training & strength training (5) get more sleep, adjust my attitude and get back in "sorts"!
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