Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well, I am finally back online. My computer gave up on me last week, so I have been MIA because of that. My wonderful hubby tried to fix it, but we ended up having to replace the tower. He is going to try and recover as much as we can from the old hard drives in our tower, hopefully all of our photos! Anyway, my appetite has settled in for a long long visit, and I am back on the upswing with my weight. I am not surprised by this, after going for so long with such a low calorie intake, I figured I would have a rebound. My weight is up to 167 again, and I haven't really been too worried about it to be honest! I am very excited to have my health back! I was at the doctor last Tuesday, and he found that my infection was gone, but my lungs were still inflamed and needed another week or two to recover from the infection. He recommended using my puffer before exercising intensely in order to improve my performance. On Saturday, I met up with a friend of mine for a walk. She has been sick with strep since around the time I was dealing with pneumonia, so her running program was knocked way off track. We both felt like running, so all told, between an 8 minute interval and a second 5 minute interval, we managed 13 of the 60 minutes running. Then, Sunday morning, I did some running on my own while my oldest child attended a team practice and Daddy stayed home with our youngest. I did 20 minutes straight before succumbing to the heat and humidity. It felt so wonderful to be back to running well finally! I played baseball Sunday evening, two games right in a row! It was so much fun! Anyway, I should be back online on a daily basis now. I hope everyone is well, I missed all my s!
Friday, August 14, 2009
And it is mad! I have been feeding it to keep it quiet! I wish it would go away, because I was doing so well without it!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I thought I was getting better, and recovering from this stinkin pneumonia. Then, yesterday I played baseball. If I hadn't played, we would have had to forfeit the game as we had exactly the minimum number of girls allowed to field a team. I was a mess! All the running really hurt my chest, and with the humidity putting the temperature in the mid 40's, it was no help! I came home feeling frustrated, sad and discouraged. I ended up calling my mom to talk and vent and cry. I felt so much better after our talk, and I was so proud of myself because my thoughts did not once turn to food! I simply went down my mental list of who to turn to when I am emotionally vulnerable and started making some calls. This is a refreshing new stage for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying my new freedom from food. It has been a hard battle, and I know the war isn't won, but I feel so much different about food than I ever did before.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Well, I loaded up my kids today, picked up a good friend of mine, and off we went to my favourite second hand store on the hunt for mom's new summer clothes. I reached my mini goal of 160 pounds yesterday, so I was ready to get my reward. It was very enjoyable. I tried on a spring and fall jacket in a small, thinking to myself, who are you kidding! But! It fit! The last time I bought a spring and fall jacket, it was a 2X! 5 sizes different! Shorts, I bought size 12! Down from my size at the beginning of this journey of wearing size 20's and just barely being able to do them up! The tops I was trying on were all M or S, and there were lots that fit me. I had planned to buy two pairs of shorts, and two tops, but I ended up with 3 shorts, 5 tops(one is a workout top that is a small, a little too small yet, but for 2.99 I couldn't resist knowing that I will shrink into it shortly.), 2 winter coats (both medium), a spring fall jacket. I was feeling pretty good for getting so much nice things for me and I spent way less than I would have at a regular price store. I know that some of these items like the shorts will eventually be too big, but I really enjoy having clothes that fit well at each stage of my journey. Now, I can eliminate a couple pairs of shorts from my wardrobe that really don't fit anymore because they fall off, and are just not flattering. I will put some on over the next few days and post some pics of my new threads! I am soooooooooooo excited!
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