Day 7- not too bad

Monday, September 26, 2011

I went to the Y on Saturday and did 35 minutes on the treadmill. I went to the Y yesterday and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, 3.5 mph, and then did lower body nautilus weights and core. I haven't done weights since February! So I cut back a little on the weight so I would not be sore. I am a tad sore today, but not too bad.

Food last week was "ok." Not bad. I could make some healthier choices. The calories were on average 1550. Would like to be a bit lower, around 1400. Water was good, especially for me! Drinking my 8 cups of water every day. Not easy! I went to Target yesterday and bought all kinds of flavored drops and powders that you mix with water: Propel Grape Zero, Mio drops in 3 different flavors, even Target brand Archer Farms Apple Pear. I have a 29 ounce stainless water bottle and fill that up with water and throw in a couple of drops or a packet of powder. It is more diluted than the direction, but just that little bit of flavor helps.

My TOM was late and then I got cramps a week later. Had some hot flashes this week and even had a couple of anxiety attacks. Came real close to having to take a Xanax. (Haven't had to take one since Easter!) I think this is all hormonal. Just wish it was over. the mood swings and depression don't help when I am trying to lose weight! It really mucks up my motivation! It makes it that much harder to resist the chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream!! I am an emotional eater, and being overly emotional from hormones is not fun!

In the meantime, I did spend time this weekend counting my many blessings, which helps me to focus on the positive.
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    With all that treadmill and weights you should really be good on the scale this week ... I count my lucky stars I didn't have to deal with what you do every month and now 16 years later I have never had a hot flash nor any other complications with menopause ... lucky lucky me !! and that perimenopause .... well, it was not even invented yet !! Roc
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