PAMMYLYNN's SparkPeople Blog PAMMYLYNN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Doctor's Decision Well, yesterday, (Monday the 19th) was my 3 week followup with my doctor after my blood pressure fiasco. I've been taking my medication faithfully and doing a bit of walking a few times a week. Leisurely walking as per my doctor. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day. The doctor's scale has me down 4 lbs and that was after a not so good eating day on Sunday. Today the scale is back down 2 more lbs, so I sorta with my appointment was today so their record would reflect a 6 lb loss in three... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:39:44 EST One Week and Counting..... Okay - so this lifestyle change "thing" has been in progress for one week so far. Yesterday was my weigh in day and dum, da, da, dummmmmmm - 5 lbs down! YES! <BR> <BR> Okay, so meds for high blood pressure and stopping carbonated beverages probably contributed A LOT to the loss, but I'll take it. I am going to be very curious to see how I'll do for week two. I'm not approved to exercise yet, so it's all about eating right for 2 more weeks. What can happen when I'm only changing my foo... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:15:15 EST Just Keep Moving Forward So, I've been doing pretty well since my high bp diagnosis and attempt at a lifestyle change. Today makes five days that I've been working on these changes. Meals have all been good......until today. We bought BBQ plates from a church for a fundraiser. They were already paid for, soooooo, we got them even though I was concerned about eating it. <BR> <BR> My hubby and I separated out all six meals that we bought. We put all the beans in one dish, all the potato salad in another, he divid... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 22:51:25 EST I'm Back! How many times can we say that? 'I'm Back'.....? I've lost count for me. This time though I am back because I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I was put on medication and have to wait three weeks before I can exercise. Leisurely walking is okay. Once we determine if my medication is working, then prayerfully I will be released to exercise. I have a pulsing vein on the left side of my head and I sure hope it goes away once everything is regulated. <BR> <BR> A part of me wa... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:13:18 EST It's been a year.... And things aren't looking good. I was just glancing at my last blog entry and it makes me so sad. All that success, all that progress - - gone. :( The scale has been steadily rising for the past year and it breaks my heart that I let this happen. I'm only down 16 lbs from my highest weight instead of 38 lbs down. <BR> <BR> BUT - here I am. Seeking success once again. I can do this. It's all a mind-set and an attitude-set. I bought Nicole's 28 day boot-camp workout video and today ... Wed, 2 May 2012 16:59:40 EST Progress... Okay, so I'm really not very good about blogging this journey. I do a personal blog for our family and I guess by the time I'm entering weight stuff for me, nothing cute and witty comes to mind. <BR> <BR> This is still not witty, but I measured myself today, exactly one month from the last measurements (totally accidental I might add), and discovered I've lost 5.75 inches in the last month. So, the fact that the scale hasn't budged in a couple of weeks (I'd have to look to know exactly, bu... Wed, 4 May 2011 09:23:16 EST Monday's Coming Okay, so the weekend wasn't very good for me. Had some family issues that drug me down. But, all in all I didn't screw things up beyond repair. I just slipped up a bit with some sweets and didn't drink enough water...Add to that my hubby has been on vacation for a week and our schedule has been really out of whack and I'm not feeling so bad about myself. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Monday and I'm looking forward to getting back on track. I'm at least back to where I was last November. So, her... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:11:58 EST Just Keep'n Mov'n That was me at step-aerobics today. Some of those moves, like The Charleston on the step, ummm, no. This body doesn't want to move that way. I think I could easily trip myself up and end up on the floor!! <BR> <BR> Well, at least I'm not quite ready for it yet. So, I just did step ups and downs during that couple of minutes, or 60 seconds, or however long it was! LOL Just gotta keep it moving. "It" being this 5' 4" chubby body of mine. Then, before I realize it, the leader is back ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:13:50 EST Trying to stay Inspired That's me....trying to stay positive. Reading inspirational blog posts really helps. So, I'm only two weeks into it this time around and the scale is down 4 pounds. That's the same 4 pounds I'd already lost....I have one more to lose to get to my Nov. '10 weight. So, to say, "I lost 4 lbs," sounds great, but ultimately not really. I hope to say that in another couple of weeks and then I can be excited for that will be weight I'd not yet lost!! <BR> <BR> For now, just plugging along, exe... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 17:10:23 EST I'm Back! Okay, here I am again. No consistent exercise or dieting since November-ish. Leading a bible study at my church called, "Made to Crave," and am sincerely hoping it will help me make some progress in the weight loss department. <BR> <BR> Today was my first day to exercise at a community workout center. Very simplified, but HARD workout. Circuits, 20 of them, 2 different exercises at each one and rotating every 50 seconds from one exercise to the other. Very intense. I am officially SORE... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:59:05 EST Trying to get back in the saddle... Obviously, since my last post, I've spend a lot of time assisting my parents after their home was flooded. Not a lot of time for exercise and watching what I eat. I tried to do my best though, all things considering. The work at their house was hard work, lots of sweating. I counted that as heavy house cleaning, so I at least logged some exercise that way. <BR> <BR> I'm afraid now. I feel like I've lost my motivation. I'd been doing great, before the flood. I know I look great and I f... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:42:35 EST Weather Chaos My poor parents were flooded out of their home on Sunday. I went to see the damage yesterday. What a mess. They had 2 ft of water in their entire house. They moved in with my 21 yr old daughter who just moved out on HER own 1 1/2 weeks ago...It's going to be a long haul for them. <BR> <BR> Me? Tired and emotionally exhausted today. I didn't exercise yesterday or today because I just didn't feel like my body was ready. Does that even make sense? I guess it does. I don't want to push ... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:34:12 EST Still under the weather... Boy, can't wait to feel better. I'm not eating much. Didn't have a tummy growl until this morning. BUt, I have some awesome home made chicken soup from a friend. A good healthy choice, for a sickly body. LOL It's tasty. Last night I could only eat about 1/2 cup or so. My tummy wasn't ready. But, I'm about to try again. <BR> <BR> There will be no cardio again today. There won't be much more than chicken soup and sprite logged into my food either. I'm frustrated withthe sugar/calo... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:44:33 EST Stuck in bed! I caught a bug from somewhere. I was so ill yesterday. It was awful. Tried to have a fun day with my beautiful daughter wedding shopping, but it was cut short due to me feeling extremely ill. <BR> <BR> I'm in bed today. I did manage to load my dishwasher, but that was it. Crawled back in bed. I weighed and measured this morning and did make a bit of progess this week. Broke 180 finally....!!! Due to my foggy state, can't remember what my weigh in was last week to know how much I lo... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:25:35 EST Off to a good week... Making progress this week. Meeting all my daily exercise goals so far, and doing okay with my eating. I say okay because I know I'm not eating enough of the right things even though I'm staying in my calorie range for the most part. So, today I told SP to put in a meal plan. I'm going to buy a few days of groceries and see how easy/hard it is for me to follow that. I have a pretty busy schedule, so am not sure I can stick to their meal plan, but I am hoping that it will be a reminder fo... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:22:14 EST Back on track... Ok, so had a bad eating day the other day. I didn't let it beat me up though. I just moved forward and had good days afterwards. My only problem, I've been too busy and extra fatigued for a couple reasons and have not done my treadmill like I'd hoped to this week. I've only done two days, Monday and Wednesday. But, today is just Friday and I have today and tomorrow to get in a couple more workouts before the SP week is over. <BR> <BR> My bathroom scale needed a new battery and I didn't ... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:04:21 EST Bad day... Ok, so had a really bad eating day yesterday. I didn't even enter my calories. I am going to do that today though, go back and enter them because I need that kick in the pants... :( <BR> <BR> It's ok though. I recognize what happened and I will do better today. <BR> <BR> Why am I up at 3 a.m. typing this? A loud rain shower woke me up. We are in the midst of a flooding threat. More rain meant the possibility of "our" creek getting flooded. We potentially should move vehicle across t... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 04:15:54 EST September 1, 2010 - A new month a new day! I started this new round of my weight loss journey on July 22, 2010. I honestly thought it would go like every other time and that after a month or so I would get discouraged and quit. I set my sites a little high and hoped to lose 1.5 lbs a week. I truly never expected to lose 1 lb, much less 1.5 lbs a week. <BR> <BR> I'm proud to say that at the 6 week mark I am down 9 lbs and have lost about 6.5 inches. I can't believe I'm on track for 1.5 lbs a week! I will be measuring tomorrow to ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 14:32:50 EST