Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I started tracking my food again, about two weeks ago. I did GOOD except for one day last week and today. The BAD is I waited to track at the end of the day. I know better then to try to trust my own memory and thoughts of how much I can have. The ULGY is I over did it on my fats last week the day I didn't track. Today, I messed up pretty bad. I went over on my calories, carbs, sodium. and fats. Carelessness like that can cost me on the scale.
The GOOD for last week was that I did track my food before eating anything, with the exception of that one day. The BAD was, I didn't pay attention to the sodium I was consuming. The UGLY I had gone over on my sodium four days that week.
The GOOD last week was that I tried to do some type of exercise everyday except for one. The BAD last week I didn't do enough vigorous exercise to make it work. The UGLY, because of my fauxpau with my food tracker, sodium intake, and not enough heart pounding exercises, my weight went up 2 pounds. I didn't see that coming. I did think maybe my weight would hold. At the time I didn't realize I had an over consumption of salt.
I immediately looked over everyday of tracking my food and that was when I saw the sodium intake I had for the week.
I did get in two days of really good exercise. I really paid for it each night. You know about the chronic pain I have. It slammed into high gear. The other days I have exercised as well, but not heart pounding.
It is back to the drawing board for me. I have to make some decisions of small goals and stick to them like white on rice. I need to be extra careful and pay more attention to my Nutritional Tracker and plan ahead like I use to do. I need to start taking snacks and water when we go out anywhere. Measure my food more carefully. Exercise is a harder one for me. I love to exercise, but my pain makes me hold back. I need to fight that. I will always be in pain. I need to get my mind set on fighting through the pain when I exercise. I need to do more and longer periods of exercises. I need to be sensible about each exercise I do. I did it once and I can do it again. I was exercising an average of two hours a day before I got sick this last time . I did have a lot of back and leg pain, but I was managing it. I seem to be having a really hard time getting my health built back up. This is not an excuse, though! I can do this! I have done it before, so I know I can do it. I just have to push harder and give myself pep talks with my pain meter goes up. I not talking about working so hard I hurt myself. Chronic pain doesn't go away and extra body movement will make it worst. Pushing harder to get some good cardio or strength training done will certainly cause some terrible pain. It has to be done. Is it worth it? You are darn tootin'! After a good while of going through the pain, my muscles will start to strengthen. My endurance will become much more tolerable. I will wake up one day and say to myself, "All this has been worth it. I am getting stronger and can do more than I ever dreamed." I know this how? I have been through it before. Yes it caused a lot of suffering and pain, but the end result was a healthier body, a stronger body, and an ability to do the exercises without so much pain as time goes by.
My Motto I like to Quote"
Never give up! Never give in! Never quit! Never, never, never!!!!!
My Favorite Bible Verse that encourages me.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.
I am not sure how well my weigh in will be this week. I am hoping better than last week. Tomorrow is a fresh new day. I will take it and make it my best. I have to get this weigh off. I can't quit! I can't give up! I have to do everything possible to get back in shape. I need to be healthy.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I have had a long stretch of illness. My strength is low, but I am getting out there working as hard as I can. It is time to clean house and work on the yard and garden area. I have worked as hard as I can the last two days in the yard. I really suffer with my back , but will keep pushing. Didn't sleep good last night and had to have my husband help me dress this morning.
Not going to let pain stop me! I have beat it before and can do it again. I am feeling much better this early evening. I plan on doing some heavy housework. Everything is so disorganized right now. I just wasn't able to do anything. I am taking a room at a time and my husband is helping me. He hates housework. LOL When I am able to work on the house he jumps in and really helps out. He has been taking care of me during my illness. He was sick himself for about a month. He didn't get as sick as I did, so he took over and made sure I ate. ( I gained weight during this time.) Hubbie doesn't really cook. He does fast food and prepackaged food. This is how we handled eating when I am sick and unable to cook. My check up with my heart doctor didn't go well. My cholesterol is up. She didn't force me to go on meds for it. I go back in 3 months. I intent to have a handled on it by then. I have been doing some walking. I find I tire our fast. Same with working in the yard. I am out there for hours, but only count when I am actually working as exercise. I have to take necessary rest. I worked so hard yesterday I started staggering around. I told hubbie it was time to quit. We had did actually two hours of work. We were cutting brush off the fence. We have a lot more to do. The day before I did weeding and raking. I put in about two hours of actual work. Our yard and garden is in pitiful shape. I do love being outside. My allergies have gone off the chart, but I don't care. I want to be out of doors. I decide to stay in today, because of my back. Housework will be my challenge today. I want to do at least 3 hours of work on one room. It is very difficult for me, but I am determined. It is the only way to strengthen my body and my back again. I will not give up or give in to my health issues. Fighting to be strong physically, mentally, and spiritually is my hope. I am sure I will get knocked down again in the future. It may take me a while, but I will come up fighting.
I am happy I finally started getting some exercise this week. I am making a better effort to eat healthy. I haven't been tracking. I do need to start tracking my food everyday, again. I didn't lose any weight this week. So I need to make sure of my eating limits. It is also important to getting my cholesterol back down. I am not going to overwhelm myself with working on my Spark Page for a while. I am in a couple of challenges right now. Just started it a week ago. I plan on progressing each day. I am still dealing with grief. It is not as severe as it was, but I still have days that I cry. Some of my weight gain came from emotional eating. I am trying to be careful about that.
I will let you know how I am progressing as time goes by. I want to blog more. It does really help. Just connecting with all of you guys is a blessing and a boost in my morale. I am sorry to have been away so much. I did miss everyone! I am always happy talking with my Sparkers!
I am praying the LORD help me to stand and be stronger in HIM and in my everyday life. I pray the LORD bless my wonderful husband for his love and support. I pray the LORD bless each of you that have prayed for me and sent support and encouragement. I am truly thankful!
I Chronicles 29: 11-14 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is THINE; THINE is the kingdom, O LORD and THOU art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of THEE, and THOU reignest over all; and in THINE hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our GOD, we thank THEE, and praise THY glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of THEE, and of THINE own have we given THEE.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Still sick! I have been sick for over four weeks now. Nothing seems to be helping enough to squash the infection. I am over the bronchitis. Still have a upper and lower infection going on. Sick of being sick. I have been running low grade fevers since St. Patty's Day. I don't feel like doing anything but rest. I try doing things around the house, but I am weak and I tire out really fast. Just want this illness to go away. My yard is calling me to come out and work on it. Everything is blooming already. I hadn't been on Sparkpeople very much. I thought I better update my Spark Buddy's. Mostly resting.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The doctor thought I had flu. He ran test. It was not the flu. I have a upper and lower respiratory bacterial infection with bronchitis. I have been resting a lot. Not feeling like doing anything yet. I am on Z-Pac antibiotics, steroids, cough meds, and an inhaler. I can breath some better now. Stopped running a fever. Husband had a upper and lower respiratory infection, too. He didn't develop bronchitis, though. He still has a cough, but is much better. He has been taking care of me. Just wanted to update you! Got to go and rest now.
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