DUCKTURNIP's SparkPeople Blog DUCKTURNIP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Greek Fest My church's annual Greek Fest was this last weekend and I worked in the Gyro Booth Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With all that tempting food around, I did not eat healthy, though I am committed to getting back on track this week. Exercise came in the form of constantly walking and standing and generally moving over the last 3 days. I'm sore all over! May make it to the gym today, may not. It depends on how my day pans out. I have to go right when I get up or I tend to not go at all, but I am ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:37:55 EST Well... So my weight has been fluctuating all over the place. up 3 lbs. yesterday, down 4.5 lbs. today. I don't know what's going on with my body! I'm working on counting my calories even if I don't eat healthy, which should help. I do so good during the day, eating a healthy breakfast and lunch, but then I'm starving at dinner time and I tend to eat just about everything at night. <em>42</em> Yesterday, I had therapy, then I went out to eat. The emotions that therapy brings up just lead me to comf... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:07:58 EST It's so hard... So I've been trying to exercise more and eat better, but I seem to be failing at that daily. I have been exercising 2/week, which is an improvement, but I can only exercise for about 20 minutes on the treadmill before I am too exhausted to go on. Yesterday, I tried to do the treadmill at an incline and ended up strained a muscle in my right leg, so no exercising today. I'm hoping that I will be able to do more soon, but it's been 5 weeks and I'm still struggling to exercise twice per week. I ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:30:57 EST Back on the Horse Part 2 So about a year and a half ago I had basically reached my weight goal. I had lost approximately 40 lbs. Then I gained back about 20 lbs., but kept the rest off. The last two months, I have gained back most of the rest of those 20 lbs. So I'm basically back at where I started. The good: I am back on Spark People, and am using the trackers to track my food, even if I go over my suggested calories per day. I also joined a gym just over a month ago and have been going twice per week for about 30-... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:01:49 EST Back on the horse So these last couple of months have been very rough. Very. Rough. The medication I was taking to control my multitude of mental disorders also caused me to be super sluggish (on one, I was sleeping 10-14 hours per day), and another one caused me to gain 8 lbs. in a month. <em>46</em> I nearly started crying in the doctor's office when I got on the scale. The good part? I've been off those meds for about 2 weeks now and my weight has stabilized greatly so that I've relost those 8 lbs. This h... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:57:22 EST Day 19 Check-In: Exercising through Skype I did my first real exercising today. <em>244</em> I did Facebook video chat (like Skype) with a friend. I had posted in a group on Facebook that I was really overwhelmed by the prospect of starting to exercise. I wanted to do something more exciting than just walking, but I just didn't know where to begin. So my friend Justine, who lives in a different state than I do and does a lot of different types of exercises, messaged me and said that we could try video exercising. So I got up early... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:13:15 EST Day 13 Check-In and a Medical Wake-Up Call! So, the last couple of days have been both good and bad. <BR> <BR> First, some good things. I was able to see my psychiatrist after group therapy last Thursday, and we worked on my medication. So far, I'm feeling better. Also, we are *finally* dealing with my ADD, so I now have medication to help with that. I took it for the first time today, and it *really* helped with my focus, and I was able to exercise for the first time in ages! Sure, I just did some heavy-duty housework, but I worked u... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:35:28 EST 9 Day Check In So I've been on here 9 days now. I've lost 5 pounds according to the scale, but I know that will go up and down with time. I've really just been focusing on my food. I started this because I had such a bad GERD/IBS flare up on New Year's Eve. I haven't had a flareup that bad in quite a long time. I've been focusing on making sure that I'm eating lots of fiber and plenty of fruits and veggies. I haven't been paying as much attention to the calories on my nutrition counter as I have things like... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:41:39 EST