ANA3400's SparkPeople Blog ANA3400's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 20 May 2015 Weigh In I'm 168.7 this week which is down .8 from last week! Yay! That is the right direction! :) Last week was the first time in months that I have been able to exercise. I did five minutes of strength training per day last week. I pick one exercise and do it for the entire five minutes. That way I really am sore and tired the next day, so I know it is working. :) I have also been walking more. I don't have any goals for walking yet because I am just thinking of it as a bonus while I work on streng... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:07:35 EST May 13 2015 I weighed in the exact same as last week which is a victory! I had food poisoning too, which makes it an extra awesome victory. :) Starting tomorrow, I'll begin adding five mins of strength training per day. I'm SO excited to be medically cleared to exercise even a little bit again. 5 minutes may seem like nothing, but it isn't. Only nothing is nothing. Tomorrow I will start at level zero. It's a start! Wed, 13 May 2015 17:44:16 EST 5-6-2015 Start weight: 168.7 Last Weight: 169.3 Current Weight: 169.5 Well, I'm up another .2, which is okay for a maintain. It's still up, but not by much. Friday I should be able to increase my medicine one last time! Which means about a week after that I should be able to start coming down again. I can't wait to see the scale come down. About another week of maintaining to go. :) Wed, 6 May 2015 11:59:15 EST End of the month weigh in AND measurements! Start Weight: 168.7 <BR> Last weight: 167.8 <BR> Current Weight: 169.3 <BR> <BR> Good news as well as "bad" this week, but for me the good is winning out. :) <BR> <BR> First off, the "bad". Not that it is all that bad either, but. This month my goal was to maintain my weight. I am still in the process of increasing my medicine and trying to keep my potassium stable, so I am unable to workout still. The medicine I take makes me hold onto water so my weight is constantly fluxuating. This mont... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:24:45 EST Rough Week Start weight: 168.7 <BR> Last weight: 168.2 <BR> Current weight: 167.8 <BR> <BR> This was a really rough week for me physically. I wound up in the emergency room last week because of my POTS last Wed night. I felt really awful for a few days after that. We did increase my medicine for it and I felt like I had a bit more energy the past two days. I'm hoping that today, day three, has me with as much energy. It has been nice not needing my wheelchair these past two days. A minor bit of progres... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:14:23 EST Weigh In Day It's technically weigh in day, but I never weigh in during my period (talk about instant discouragement), so I'll instead talk about a couple victories this week. <BR> <BR> I've been able to cook a bit more. On Sunday I made a couple of dishes I could easily reheat this week for when I wasn't feeling too well. It was so good to be able to stand for a bit and do something worthwhile. :) I've had to use my wheelchair a bit more, because my potassium dropped again, but I'm working on gettin... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:11:02 EST 8 April 2015 SW: 168.7 <BR> CW: 168.2 <BR> <BR> Today is my weigh in day. As of last week I decided I needed to try to maintain until I got my electrolytes squared away. This was the first week where I didn't do ANY exercise aside from my normal daily walking around the house or on errands, as tolerated. I did keep good track of my calories but since I had a bit more chocolate than I usually do (thank you, Easter!), I expected a gain. Lo and behold I stepped on the scale this morning and I was down a hal... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:56:51 EST 1 April 2015 It's my weekly weigh in day. SW: 168.4 CW: 168.7 Progress is slow. I have been diligently eating in my calorie range, but my weight has gone back up again. This is due to two things. 1) The medicine I am slowly increasing that helps me retain water for my POTS (Dysautonomia) went up again this week, so I know I am holding onto more water, that is the whole point of the pill! I'm only half way to the dose me and my doc are working up to so I still have a ways to go. 2) My electrolytes are ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:22:33 EST Measurement Day #1 I decided to measure myself at the end of every month. As of today my waist is down one full inch. Yay! My waist is 42" now. <BR> <BR> I don't know why but at the beginning of the month I only measured my waist. I measured my hips, thigh and upper arm this morning and I'll start tracking those as well. My weight is also starting to slowly creep downwards. (Minus one pound!) <BR> <BR> Yay! Small victories. <em>7</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:45:24 EST Up 1.9 pounds :( I started Spark two weeks ago. Week one I started tracking my calories and activity, and I was down almost a pound in the first week. Day five or so, my weight started to go up a bit, then I got my period. My food and activity stayed the same. <BR> <BR> I weigh in today, and I was up AGAIN.. Now I'm at 169.5 which is a total of 1.9 pounds! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, because as I said I have been in my calorie range every day, and I'm eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. <BR> <B... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:05:36 EST I'm Ana I used to be on here a few years ago but I got very sick and gained nearly twenty pounds in the last year from being on bed rest. I have two chronic and debilitating conditions that make maintaining my weight very difficult. Much of the time I am unable to sit up and when I can it is for minutes at a time only. <BR> <BR> Despite this I have researched some exercises on YouTube that can be done sitting in a chair and I've been giving it my all spending as much time as possible lately trying t... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:48:28 EST