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End of Year Goal

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Quick update on my current status in things. I have officially started physical therapy and boy am I sore. Let's just say I haven't really worked out since like 9th grade. Yeah sure I took Kenpo in 10th but keep in mind these are over 5+ years ago. Not only did I learn how sore I can get I learned my balance sucks more than I thought. I go back Friday for another session that will last another hour and my balance is shot more so as I am so dizzy today. My hips feel out and back is severely bruised(they probably won't be able to touch me hardly). I feel amazingly proud I was able to complete the tasks they gave me though with fair bit of ease. I am disappointed my new anti-inflammatory medicine has been too harsh on me and I have to wait until the 17th to determine if I want a new one or go back to the Mobic, reason for wait I don't feel like seeing my doctor yet again so soon. I went off without talking to my doctor as he has yet to call me back and the pharmacy thought it was cough syrup...don't care to use them again for questions.

So I was looking at my weight and I set a goal for myself and with the end of the year quickly approaching(quicker than I thought) I am determined to make it into the 100's and out of the 200's. With that said I love to bake during the holidays but this being the first year without my mom here to bake and prepare for them I am forging the holiday festivities this year. Instead I am going to bake and hand them out to my neighbors, their children and grandchildren. They are all like family having known most of them for 18+ years now and have been such a comfort since my mother's passing. I will still get my baking fix in but I will not have to endure the calories and weight gain. I also plan on becoming active with the cooler weather hitting upon us and physical therapy helping me to become stronger and more physically active. If I meet my goal of getting into the 100's and out of the 200's I am going to be purchasing a Tai-chi instructional tape from my instructor who taught me in high school. I feel this will be a positive reward as I will learn many things from taking it up such as breathing techniques, relaxation, better stress management, balance and overall better health. To meet my goal I am going to incorporate more fruits, veggies, whole grains and less sugars and fats. I am also planning out meals for smaller portions or easy cook and freeze for later use meals. This will hopefully not only cut back on my portion sizes and help calorie intake but save money as I won't be wasting much food or leftovers.

Challenge update-I haven't been quite as good at taking pictures of my meals but I am aiming for 1 meal photo every day and meeting that. I have slacked on tracking my meals and hope to start up again as I can't hardly remember anything past half a day and then its a struggle even. Water intake was doing well but I am struggling yet again with that as soft tap water isn't tasty and we have yet to hit the water store. Thinking of making mini challenges(varying between 4-12 weeks) for the new year in an effort to push myself further. Hoping things keep progressing forward rather than reverting to my old self.
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    I also love to bake and hated it when I didn't. So I pretend I'm running a bakery so no eating the profits. Before I start baking I have a "home" for everything to go and the containers set up ready to be packed. Just like a real job I don't start when hungry or when I haven't eaten well. If I'm going to have a treat from the baking I plan it , put it on a special plate, sit with a beverage and turn on some music and enjoy it . Many times the smells,memories and gift of giving is better then the treat and they all leave. Many times place look for baked goods to send to service men or for bake sales. Other wise drop some off at places you visit. Enjoy the giving and rejoice at the not eating. emoticon
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