Still doing pretty darn good!!!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I am so proud of myself. I feel like I have a different perspective this time around. The negative talk has told me that I say that every time, which I do but so far it hasn't been too bad. I;m truly taking things one day at a time. I did slip a little on of the nights but I didn't harp on it because I have been doing well and ate well and exercised that day. I have exercised most days. I took Monday and Thursday off intentionally and frankly I don't know what happened Friday but that's OK because I have great workouts on Saturday and today. I was nervous about going back to work from vacation and the first few days were stressful. I was so pissed off one day that I just left and took a 30 minute walk outdoors. I felt better when I came back to work and bonus, I got my exercise in for the day and even found myself sore the next day.
I did try Leslie Sansone's 2 mile walk designed for the AHA Start program and it was a decent workout. I felt challenged at times but not overwhelmed to the point of feeling I couldn't do it. I've never really been a walker but this program incorporates strength exercises as well. As the competitor in me likes that I can go to the AHA website, www.startwalkingnow.org and track my fitness. I'm all about the tracking!
I did prepare a meal, in spite of yet another 90 degree day here, that I can eat all week and already starting tracking a few meals in my nutrition tracker to help give me a gauge for the week. I also bought some new vitamins designed for those with diabetes and at the advice of my doctor changed the time I'm taking them. Now, I don't know if they have given me a boost because I expected that but I do feel a difference. I can honestly say I looked for a boost from some other vitamins and it didn't happen. My doctor was encouraged by my recent weight loss numbers as well as most of my blood work. The cholesterol still needs work in spite of being on a cholesterol-lowering med but I'm not going to get upset about that.