Building a Healthy Life
Friday, October 25, 2013
Well, it kind of feels like starting over. Since I am down only about 10 pounds since I started SP. But, without SP I don't know that I would have made it through this last year. It was a year, August 25th that my Dad died (day after my birthday). Mom has vascular dementia that is getting worse. It is heart breaking to watch her.
So, what have I accomplished this year? That is what I keep asking myself. Well, having insomnia/ depression means that I am tired all the time. So, I have begun to prioritize what is important to me. Curiously, enough, exercise tops my list of thing I need to do. Since, I am always tired, I find it difficult to exercise on a set schedule (i.e. 3xs/ week). I have found that walking every morning & night works the best. No days off. If I waited to exercise until I wasn't tired I would never do it. So, I walk. It's something I really enjoy. I adopted a Toy Fox Terrier, so I now have a walking companion.
My basic diet is healthy. But, I snack in the afternoons when I am getting tired. Essentially, eating to stay awake. I am working on trading the unhealthy snacks for healthy snacks. I am not getting my 5 day. So, fruit is the easiest thing.
Also, the med they gave me to help me sleep, really doesn't seem to be helping anymore. So, I stopped taking it. The funny thing I have found is that I am getting better quality sleep. I am not so restless during the night. I still wake up early most days. But when I do, I get up and take the dog for a walk. It's nice to not be the only one awake that early in the morning.