I'm still here!
Sunday, October 02, 2011
I'm still here, and still slowly working towards my goals. I visited my doctor and she was impressed by my weight loss. She said that I was only a few pounds away from a healthy BMI, and as a token of her belief in me, she was going to mark me as being at a healthy weight! Made me feel so good! I'm only 5 pounds away!
I haven't been tracking my food, water intake or exercise. It doesn't make sense to me to track that stuff if all it does is make me feel bad (as in really really bad) when I fall short on something. So instead I'm focusing on being the best paleo eater/cavewoman I can be, drinking water, and exercising for 30+ minutes 4-6 days each week.
Last week my husband and I were jogging (yes, he's starting to jog with me). It was a scary jog... DH's heart skipped beats and then sped up like crazy before crashing back down to normal. They can't tell what's caused the problem. We've been in to see the cardiologist, and so far DH has passed every test with flying colors. He used to have this happen when he was a teenager, but in the 16 years I've been with him, this hasn't happened. It's scary. I can tell he's depressed with it too.
Mom's doing better in her new place. She's funny - she complains that they make her exercise, and they make her sit outside in the sun for a few minutes, and they make her eat her veggies... But doing all that has made it so that they rarely need to give her any insulin. In fact, the doctors are talking about taking her off insulin completely! Great news, right?
To encourage me to run more (and be safer while doing it) DH made me buy new running apparel. Apparently the stuff I'm wearing while running is much too dark. I bought neon. Hopefully it'll be bright enough. I don't want to wear one of those weird vests.
OK - tomorrow morning means 3.5 miles and some stretching. Working up to my 10K on 10/22!