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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I started tracking my food again, about two weeks ago. I did GOOD except for one day last week and today. The BAD is I waited to track at the end of the day. I know better then to try to trust my own memory and thoughts of how much I can have. The ULGY is I over did it on my fats last week the day I didn't track. Today, I messed up pretty bad. I went over on my calories, carbs, sodium. and fats. Carelessness like that can cost me on the scale.

The GOOD for last week was that I did track my food before eating anything, with the exception of that one day. The BAD was, I didn't pay attention to the sodium I was consuming. The UGLY I had gone over on my sodium four days that week. emoticon

The GOOD last week was that I tried to do some type of exercise everyday except for one. The BAD last week I didn't do enough vigorous exercise to make it work. The UGLY, because of my fauxpau with my food tracker, sodium intake, and not enough heart pounding exercises, my weight went up 2 pounds. I didn't see that coming. emoticon I did think maybe my weight would hold. At the time I didn't realize I had an over consumption of salt.

I immediately looked over everyday of tracking my food and that was when I saw the sodium intake I had for the week. emoticon

I did get in two days of really good exercise. I really paid for it each night. You know about the chronic pain I have. It slammed into high gear. The other days I have exercised as well, but not heart pounding.

It is back to the drawing board for me. I have to make some decisions of small goals and stick to them like white on rice. I need to be extra careful and pay more attention to my Nutritional Tracker and plan ahead like I use to do. I need to start taking snacks and water when we go out anywhere. Measure my food more carefully. Exercise is a harder one for me. I love to exercise, but my pain makes me hold back. I need to fight that. I will always be in pain. I need to get my mind set on fighting through the pain when I exercise. I need to do more and longer periods of exercises. I need to be sensible about each exercise I do. I did it once and I can do it again. I was exercising an average of two hours a day before I got sick this last time . I did have a lot of back and leg pain, but I was managing it. I seem to be having a really hard time getting my health built back up. This is not an excuse, though! I can do this! I have done it before, so I know I can do it. I just have to push harder and give myself pep talks with my pain meter goes up. I not talking about working so hard I hurt myself. Chronic pain doesn't go away and extra body movement will make it worst. Pushing harder to get some good cardio or strength training done will certainly cause some terrible pain. It has to be done. Is it worth it? You are darn tootin'! After a good while of going through the pain, my muscles will start to strengthen. My endurance will become much more tolerable. I will wake up one day and say to myself, "All this has been worth it. I am getting stronger and can do more than I ever dreamed." I know this how? I have been through it before. Yes it caused a lot of suffering and pain, but the end result was a healthier body, a stronger body, and an ability to do the exercises without so much pain as time goes by.

My Motto I like to Quote"

Never give up! Never give in! Never quit! Never, never, never!!!!!

My Favorite Bible Verse that encourages me.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.

I am not sure how well my weigh in will be this week. I am hoping better than last week. Tomorrow is a fresh new day. I will take it and make it my best. I have to get this weigh off. I can't quit! I can't give up! I have to do everything possible to get back in shape. I need to be healthy.

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WEGENERCS 5/6/2014 7:35AM

    Just read your blog and wondering how you have done since you wrote this. Keep plugging away at it. In the end you will feel better.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/27/2014 12:51AM

    A good part of this journey is navigating the learning curves. You seem to be doing well in that part of it!

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DOGLADY13 4/26/2014 10:03AM

    There is no doubt that you can do this. You know the drill. You know how to listen to your body. Your husband is so very supportive. You are blessed in so many ways. Of course, all that pain may not feel like a blessing, but there it is and you handle it with grace and steely determination. So many people would just give up, but not you. I think of you often as I struggle through my current phase with pain. This too shall pass, right?

Many blessing your way, Sister!

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SNOWSHINE1981 4/26/2014 12:12AM

    Hi there. i would cut down on my carbs if i were you and watch the weight go off. i went to a diabetic group the other day about four weeks ago and then had another one a few days back. i only eat about 35 carbs a meal. the first week i went down five pounds. i am anxious to see what this week has. i thought eating a whole banana was okay as it was fruit. well fruit has a lot of carbs in it. what i thought was a small banana was a medium and then the small ones six inches or less you can only eat half as that is fifteen carbs. so you eat very little but have protein and fat and carbs in your meals which fills you up.

I am so sorry you are in such pain. I will pray for you. Snowshine1981 emoticon

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123ELAINE456 4/24/2014 1:42AM

  I love your blog. It was good that you could review last week like you did. Watch your salt intake. Drink plenty of water. Keep Pushing forward. But don't hurt yourself either, Just be careful about what you do. God Blessings Always. Have a terrific day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/24/2014 1:08AM

    BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals.

HUGS
Pam

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/24/2014 12:00AM

    Love the blog! This of one of the selling points of the trackers and reports; we can see what we did well and what we didn't in order to tweak our program for maximum efficiency. Congrats!

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CASTIRONLADY 4/23/2014 11:19PM

    I am glad you could review your week with humor. Exercise kills me too but to quit moving is go give up. So we just keep moving don't we. God bless.
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EMMACORY 4/23/2014 11:04PM

    Your bible quote is one of my favorites. You have made a good assessment of your pattern. Not sure why you are over your sodium so much ....that might be a good place to focus and be sure to get your water! One day at a time....one choice at a time... emoticon

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