February 2015 Musings & Re-cap
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Just my musings...
First, the positive that I'm happy about:
Although I stopped going to yoga during February (due to bad shoulder pain), yoga classes helped me to be Very Conscious of my posture! I have remembered to walk Very Tall much more frequently. That has REALLY made me happier with myself!
But.... all in all...
February wasn't that spectacular for me. Between my ankle re-injury, shoulder impingement of CONSTANT aching (both sides), and a low-level sick-to-my-stomach feeling, it's not any wonder that I didn't have a spectacular month.
Additionally, I stopped in at a Sam's Wholesale Club (2/14) and had their free health check. Ack! My numbers are not good!
= Fasting Glucose: 91 (okay, that's better than before; 09/14 was 105)
= Cholesterol: 305 / HDL: 56 / Risk Ratio: 5.5 *Rats... Cholesterol up/up/up
= Blood Pressure: 133/83 and they re-took it: 130/82
But when I had my BP taken just a week earlier at the RV resort it was 120/80.
And I went UP one pound from the beginning of February to the end of February --- 172.2 - 173.6 --- I HATE being in the 170s! I HATE being overweight! It makes me feel old. It makes me feel unhappy.
We ate at home QUITE A BIT during February! I guess I'm just in denial that I have to become 100% at EVERYTHING to make changes in my health, instead of 75-85%. "Everything in moderation" does not work for me. Boo Hoo!
Steve says he can't believe that I weigh what I do when he doesn't think I eat all that much. I agree! I can't believe it either! It's like why bother with ordering the turkey burger, the broccoli instead of the fries, always ordering water instead of soda, having salads from Wendy's when I'd rather have something else. I think I had just two small DQ blizzards for all of February; and I won't buy ice cream for our freezer because I don't want to have it on hand! I have frozen mixed fruit that I eat instead (occasionally).
Anyway, on to what I plan to focus on during March:
= Specific exercises for my shoulder impingement.
= Keep my bottle of cinnamon supplement out in view and take more frequently. (It helps lower insulin levels.)
= Use my new essential oil diffuser!
No, they're not specific goals---I'm only aiming to improve.
Aside from health topics:
We left Ruskin (Tampa), FL 2/28 and are traveling towards Texas, with several stops before getting to the Texas Hill Country by 3/20. And I have bought a few more things for my "beach" living room/kitchen decorating. Which means I've taken more of my old stuff to the thrift store! Yay! De-cluttering! That's a bonus!
And another pat-on-the-back:
I did a January blog. And I just did a February blog!
My aim is at least one blog per month so I can look back later to see how things were going for me (healthwise).