Time to make a change
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Last night I was reviewing all of my info here on SP including previous weights, measurements, etc all the way back to 2012 when I started. I was surprised at some of the stuff I saw. My lowest weight in about 11 years happened in 2012 when I hit 149 lbs. I was also surprised that I gained about 13 lbs since I started the nursing program last fall.
I started looking at this stuff because I was a little down on myself about not losing as much weight as I'd like, and I really wanted to see my trend when I lost my 20 lbs. I know that this is a process, but I feel that I'm working hard with no results. I think the fact that after I put in my fitness for the day, it tells me I still have more calories I can eat, so I eat more. It's frustrating.
My original goal was to lose 35 lbs by my birthday in September. Clearly, I will not lose that much by then, unless I'm gonna starve my self. We all know that's not gonna happen! So I changed my goal date, but not the goal weight. I still want to lose 35 lbs, but I've changed my date to March. This will also be before I graduate from nursing school. I know that seems like a long time, but I know once I am back in school, I cannot work out as often as I am able to during summer break. I'm not making excuses, it's reality that between classes, clinicals, studying and family life the exercise gets thrown to the back burner. Although I have no reason that I can't carve out 20-30 minutes a few times a week once I'm back in school. I will need to focus a lot more on my nutrition too.
In the meantime while I'm still on break, I am giving it my all. I'm starting to enjoy running. I'm not great at it and I can't run miles and miles yet, but it makes me feel good. Some days are better than others, my plantar fasciitis sometimes makes it harder and I end up having to walk.
On a more positive note, I took my son for his first physical therapy appointment today since his surgery. He already has more range of motion in his right foot than before the surgery. He'll go 2 days/week and they will focus on strengthening his leg muscles since he hasn't been up and walking too much since they took off his cast. The other cast comes off on the 11th and then he will go for therapy for 3 days/week after that.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a great day :)