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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - May Day Blog Series - Day 30

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hard to believe that 30 days have gone by since I started this blog series and as much as I feel like I've been working very hard, the measurable numbers do not show any significant progress. To be sure I've had my days when I have gone off the reservation, but for the most part I have been more committed to this set of goals than I have been in a long time. To say this is discouraging is kind of an understatement, but what are you going to do?

Anyway, I can report that the new blood pressure medication seems to be working pretty well, as my pressure readings have been lower than they were before I started taking it. So hopefully that will continue to happen, and I will just continue to put myself in the best place within my power for the next two weeks.

As for the goals, here's my report:

1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - The thing about not seeing progress on the scale is that it gets more and more difficult to work as hard at this goal. I didn't go crazy this weekend, but I could have done better. I guess the good news is that the scale hasn't gone up with a little relaxed eating.

2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - I have grown increasingly sore as time as gone along. I did do my pre-surgery PT exercises, and continue to make those a priority.

3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch, for prayer/meditation - I have been praying more, but probably haven't given myself that full amount of time. I'm in a better place, though.

4. Blog- not since Friday, but I'm not as much on the computer over the weekend, and here I am today

So today I will just keep my oars in the water and hopefully glide towards June 15. I guess I've kind of re-adjusted my goal to being not too high, not too low...somewhere in the middle is okay.
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  • DETERMINEDJANET
    Kellie's right....focus on the end goal. So thankful the BP med is helping.
    1237 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Tina - Just keep focusing on that end goal. I know that this upcoming surgery is making you nervous, but you are doing what you can to prepare for it. Look down the road to when you won't have the pain. Hang in there. I'm still praying for you.
    1238 days ago
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