And We're Off!!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

So, I did it! I made it through my first week. I exceeded my fitness goals. I lost 7.4lbs. I had a couple of really bad days emotionally and physically, but I pushed on. My first goal is to lose a total of 10lbs by Jan 15th. I have ALMOST reached that goal in my first week! Stay on track, keep drinking my water, and I should achieve my goal within the timeline I have given myself.

I have found using the food tracker app on my Blackberry has really helped keep me accountable. And getting back into drinking water has done wonders. I know I will NOT continue losing at this rate, nor would I want to. I know my body is flushing out due to reintroducing large sums of water into my diet.

My couple of rough days revolved around my physical well being. There are so many things going on with my body all at once! But, one thing was confirmed this week. After seeing the Rheumatologist on Thursday, I wanted to give up. It was finally confirmed I have Fibromyalgia. I am still waiting to see the NeuroSurgeon on the 24th to determine a course of treatment for my C6. And I need to see an Orthopedic for my knee. But, God had His own plans for me. I had already made the appointment for my daughter to do her orientation in the Fitness room at the Y for that evening. And, I had to be present. So, I got myself on the bike for about 15 minutes. I did about half of my circuit. Then, I came home and iced myself up and went to bed. LOL But, I did it. I pushed through.

Even if it is only going to make me feel "a little" better, I have to keep at this. I have to lose weight. I have to get fit. I have to exercise steadily. I will NOT push my body beyond it's capabilities, but I will push my will-power beyond it's self-set limitations. I will no longer let the lazy man sitting on my shoulder, ready to pull me into a pity party, allowing me to do nothing, finding every excuse for me to stay still, win. He will be left behind in my wake.

Here's to a successful week! And praying for another one to come.
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