LOVEMYBIRDIES's SparkPeople Blog LOVEMYBIRDIES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Better I am much better today. I was so exhausted yesterday I was ready to fall over. I didn't workout, but I feel much more rested. I guess I just needed a break. I work late tonight and am off tomorrow. It's supposed to be nice out, maybe I'll take a walk again. I am only a little sore now. I also feel better emotionally, not as depressed. I am still down and frustrated, but not nearly like yesterday. I have plans for this weekend, I hope to get a lot done, which makes me hopeful. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:57:52 EST Restart + depression = super hard Yes I am restarting to get healthy again. Stop, start, stop, start. Trying not to stop this time. Was super active this last summer into the fall, then got sick and stopped altogether. I walked Monday and Tuesday, it was really nice out. Today is really cold and I am sore from yesterday so I am taking a break. I am very interested in running, I would love to be able to and have been reading a lot of articles about it. Unfortunately, I am morbidly obese and have bad ankles and a bad knee. ... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:38:55 EST Setback, great. I was supposed to start week three yesterday but I really screwed up my back Sunday night, so I have just been taking it easy, mostly laying down or sitting with a heating pad on my back and taking Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers. I even missed work Monday and today. I did go to my interview on Monday morning and it went okay. I am still planning on applying to more jobs and interviewing as much as possible, I don't want to wait around for anything. <BR> <BR> I have been down since I hurt m... Tue, 8 May 2012 22:07:52 EST Off day, tomorrow is First day of 3rd Week! I can't believe that I will be starting the 3rd week tomorrow! The time has seemed to fly by. I might have to repeat a day or two because I had a garage sale this weekend so I did not do the regular walking or run/walk. I did move a lot of stuff around, and was up and walking around the garage most of both days. Not to mention is was 90 degrees both days, so I was sweating it out. I counted that instead of doing what I usually do. Unfortunately my knee and ankle have been hurting becaus... Sun, 6 May 2012 17:01:55 EST Week 2, day 8 Woohoo! Today is the first day of the second week and I am plugging along. I am actually pretty proud of myself. I usually go to the gym after work to blow off steam, but I ended up working late and the gym was closed. I thought about skipping my workout, but just could not come up with a good enough excuse. I have a treadmill at home, but I am close to the maximum weight limit for it, so the belt tends to slide. It works, it's just not what I PREFER to workout on. So long story short, I did my... Tue, 1 May 2012 02:14:35 EST Day 3, Week One of C25K Okay, so I was still pretty sore yesterday and my feet were in a lot of pain. I walked through it and came home and did some research. I cannot afford new shoes and insoles right now, so I was praying that my other tennis shoes would work better. Lucky for me, they did! I also rubbed just a little bit of dimethecone on my instep and my arches didn't hurt like they had been. Yay! <BR> <BR> I decided to take these first couple of weeks down a notch. Instead of running 1 minute, walking 2... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:24:39 EST Day One, Week One of Couch to 5K (adjustments needed) Today was my first day to start the Couch to 5K program. More than anything, I wanted to see what my body could do. I used to be very active, doing a lot of hiking and biking and was very strong, lean, and muscular. I want to get back to that part of me. I want to be the bada$$ I once was, able to do rock climbing, running, biking, dancing, swimming, kickboxing, and everything else I used to be able to do. I know that it will take time. It took about 7 years to put this weight on and ge... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 02:40:05 EST Rant/Depression I graduated in 2002 with a BS and in 2004 with a M.Ed. I am basically working as a nanny and stay at home mom for children that are not mine. I have significantly less student loans to pay off but have been paying off credit cards for the last five years that my ex husband maxed out. <BR> <BR> I am 32, single, childless, fat, and living with my parents. Not only that, I have a job where I am not appreciated and don't even pull in 2K a month either and have a master's degree. I feel lik... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:05:42 EST Lonely and Sick Wow, so I thought I was getting over my cold and it seems to be coming back. My throat is killing me. Done with being sick. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Didn't get to do my Saturday hike because I have been sick, so I missed that bonding time with my friend. I am feeling lonely, haven't spoken to anyone but my parents since Friday. I really would like to talk to my friend about eating, but because my throat hurts so bad I am trying not to speak. Thus the reason for the blog. I am als... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 03:55:58 EST First blog ever...sorry it's not awesome. Well, I am making my first blog entry EVER. I have been sick with an upper respiratory cold/flu all week. I do not miss work unless it is bad and I went home early last Tuesday and missed all the rest of the week. I have been bored to tears and trying not to eat everything in sight. <BR> <BR> I am incredibly frustrated because I seem to get sick as soon as I really get motivated and start working out regularly. I even got a walking partner and we managed to meet once before I got sick.... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:56:21 EST