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Wake up call

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I wish I could say I don't know how it happened but I do 266 pounds. Yep 266. It took a chest infection and a bout with dengue back to back to wake me out of my stupor. It sounds silly to some but if ebola passed through now it would be very difficult to survive due to my general health.

I swam twice this week. I am also going to weigh this morning so I have no illusions about where I am. I say 266 pounds but it could be anywhere between 260 and 270. (Probably closer to 270)

It was sad how my lungs were so damaged that it made it difficult to swim the first time. I could only do 500 meters. The second time I did 750 meters but I still have to stop all the time. I hope to be more aware of what I am eating and move more. My one pound a week is reasonable and doable. The drs I spoke to all say but you know what to do!? And I say yes I do; I pray I find the discipline and strength to kick the bad habits/depression to the curb.

Every time I start to work at it either my blood sugar revolts or I start feeling pain in my joints. Let us see what I can do differently this time if I go a little more gently into the regime. Since going hard is bad but doing nothing is also really, really bad. I also need to post a current picture.

  
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GORIANA 10/21/2014 1:14AM

    One day, one meal, one workout at a time you can find your strength again. The most important thing is you are getting healthier and stronger each day. Choose to live well and enjoy it. emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 10/19/2014 8:43PM

    First of all, I say probiotics (I'm not a doctor) but your immune system sounds like it needs some help.

2nd--have you tried any of the elimination diets to see if a particular food group (dairy, eggs, soy, wheat or gluten, sweeteners, or a myriad or other things) is causing your inflammation or joint pain?

3rd I'm not sure what diet you are trying to follow, but could I suggest Eat to Live for healthful nutrition,

and/or Full Plate if you are feeling deprived or hungry all the time? Download a free e-book at https://fullplateliving.org/diet/fu
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You can link to Eat to live team from my SP page.

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PHYNIXX 10/19/2014 1:23PM

    I know too well how you're feeling because I've been there. It took me learning to love myself just as I am, to find the strength and persistence to do something about my weight. Your body must adjust to becoming active, so a little pain/discomfort is expected. I have bad knees and my weight only worsens the pain (catch 22), but I have to push through the discomfort, and after 3 weeks, my knees don't hurt so much and I've lost some weight.

Work your plan, stay committed, and most importantly, BELIEVE in yourself and you can do it!! I'll check back in to see how you're coming along. We're in this together!!
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Swam today

Monday, February 10, 2014

So did 30 laps today. I swim ten laps at a time with about 5 mins break in between. That exercise had me mellow all day. I was supposed to do 30 DS today but had an upset tummy tonight and my daughter is battling the cold so I figure becoming dehydrated and stressing my body is not a good idea. So sleep early and get 7 hours sleep. Tomorrow is another day!

  
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HILLSLUG98239 2/13/2014 5:38PM

    Good job! emoticon

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MAERETH 2/11/2014 9:02AM

    WOW! Way to go!!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/11/2014 8:26AM

    Way to go with your swimming! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 2/11/2014 7:25AM

    everything in moderation. I'm supposed to be swimming, but I've not gotten to it, more mental.

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MJ7DM33 2/10/2014 9:00PM

  emoticon WTG!

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30 Day Shred - Day 11 (23 Days)

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Hey did do it again today! My butt and back ached from level 2 so instead of taking time off I went back to level 1. I also managed to inveigle hubby to do it with me! Tomorrow I want to swim some laps in the morning and circuit train in the afternoon. I used to swim 30 laps 2-3 times a week before and I would like to get there again. Wish me luck I am really trying to change my sedentary ways!

Have a great week!

  
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SWEETNEEY 2/10/2014 8:04AM

    You are doing an awesome job.

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FITWITHIN 2/10/2014 4:15AM

    Excellent job!

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30 Day Shred - Day 10 (22 days) Started Level2

Saturday, February 08, 2014

So its Saturday and I totally fell off the wagon this week! I have no idea why. Actually when I told my husband I missed four days he is like are you sure! Yes I am and I have this blog to prove it. Am I distressed that it is 22 days and I have done this exercise 10 times? Yes. Am I so proud that I have exercised 10 times over the past 22 days. YES. I know that I am supposed to exercise 5-6 days a week to finish this in 34 days however I am just so glad to be exercising again that I cannot be too distressed about that.

More good news I just finished level2! Whoohoo!I was dreading it sooo much that I decided today is the day! I went right through, stopped a couple of times and did the modifications but I did it all! I must have blacked out mid way through because I thought I did two circuits and I was wondering how am I doing a third circuit and I saw the words COOL DOWN come up! I have never been so happy to see the cool down come up. Actually it was not as bad physically as when I started level 1 at the beginning of the month. My pants are also starting to fall down. The scale says I have not moved but I have lost inches and getting definition back in my biceps and triceps!

Overall I feel so much better than January 1st! My clients have commented how much happier I seem. I am no longer snapping at my children or husband. Endorphins rock! Have a great weekend everyone and I really hope that you see me posting here again tomorrow.

  
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SWEETNEEY 2/8/2014 5:24PM

    it's important to be consistent and maybe a try looking at as a streak. Your restart goal is to do complete 24 days or something like that. But you should be proud - you've made progress and that is the main thing.

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30 Day shred - Day 9 (17 days)

Monday, February 03, 2014

Hi guys!

I am still alive. I didn't feel well this weekend and my oldest daughter was sick and throwing up on Saturday. I was in no mood to do any exercise. I also spent time putting up a website for my extended family for pictures and the family tree. So worked out tonight. My girls decided they would do some of it with me. They picked and chose but still fun. For some reason my stomach looks huge but I am going still. It was much easier to do crunches. I am falling asleep so I do not want to write more as I will be writing gibberish.

Talk to you soon

  
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SWEETNEEY 2/5/2014 8:18AM

    Sorry about your family and your illness. But these happen to make us appreciate the good times. You guys are back up and running so all is well that ends well.

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NUTRON3 2/4/2014 7:12AM

    Every one is getting sick it seems like

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