Monday, August 18, 2014
After 2.5 years on SP I finally did it. I have the correct ratio, well, as close to it as I have ever come. 51% carbohydrates, 29% fat and 20% protein. It is 3:04 pm and I have already drank 7 glasses of water. I logged my food last week, but changed it this morning. I didn't feel like eating what I had for lunch. When I went to get my two points, I was astounded to see the ratio. If my leg wasn't hurting, I would have done the happy dance. I think I will do it now. There I did the happy dance.
I didn't go to the pool this morning. I did do some stretches and some strength training exercises for the arms for a challenge on one of my teams. I know I probably would have felt better going to the pool, gotten relaxed, maybe a little more energy, but I just couldn't bring myself to get dressed and go. I had good intentions, but those don't get you there. We will see what happens on Wednesday. Tomorrow I have Albert coming and I intend on having him help me clean out the refrigerator and defrost the freezer. That will be a chore.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I received my blood results in the mail the other day. I am putting my lab results here in case in lose the paper like I did last year. I wanted to compare but can't find last year's Total cholesterol is 220 which he has marked as borderline. This surprsises me because I track my cholesterol on the nutrition tracker and it is always low. HDL cholesterol is 56 which is average. He wants it above 60. I eat some type of nuts everyday. LDL Cholesterol is 139 which he marked borderline. Should be less than 130 I eat healthy as far as I know I don't understand it. Triglycerides are 125 which he marker good, They are suppose to be less than 150. My blood count whatever that is, is good. Urinalysis is normal, kidney tests normal liver functions normal but thyroid tests are low. The only comment he wrote was tyroid a tiny bit off---will just recheck in 3 months. I don't know what that means, I don't know what encompasses blood count tests, or understand why my cholesterol can be high when my triglycerides are good. They send out these papers because they don't want you calling the office but what good does it do if you don't understand the paper?
I know since June when I had the emergency surgery and couldn't exercise, I fell into the habit of not exercising. I could have gone back to the pool last week but I didn't. I was setting up my fitness tracker yesterday and it tracker the pool, but it was in error. I can;t remember the last time I strength trained. The only exercise I do is walk, daily activities, housework, grocery shopping, etc. Whatever the fitbit logs is what I log on a team challenge I am doing. I use to hit over 2000 minutes a month, I am lucky if I hit 1200 now. This has to stop. Tomorrow I have to go back to the pool. That is strength training and cardio.
Hopefully but exercising again I will get my numbers back where the Dr. wants them. Today, I am just relaxing. I am waiting for the landlords to go out so I can throw a load of laundry in. THey pay for the water and I already did two loads this week. My bed sheets are two loads. I hope everyone has a great week.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I was a little late this morning but I still got to do the flea market. It was a beautiful day. Lots of people walking through. I was next to an older couple that had a canopy so they had me come and sit underneath it with them. Sitting in the sun was real hot, so I sat in the car, which wasn't much better. That was nice of them.
I am so tired right now. I want to take a shower and lay down. I don't want to sleep because then I won't tonight I had a shower this morning, but I feel icky, sweaty and smelly. I think I am going to put the air on not because it is really hot but just because I was hot all day. Just cool it down some.
Tonight I am going to have a Healthy Choice dinner, Spaghetti and meatballs. It is real good. You can rarely find it, so when I did, I bought three. Have a good rest of the day. Off to the shower for a nice hot long shower.
Friday, August 08, 2014
I went to bed last night arund 9:30 to read a book I had just picked up at the library that day. I still had a Chobani strawberry yogurt that was on my menu to eat and take my evening pills with. I was reading and had such a craving for a Cadbury ice cream. I just kept reading trying to ignore it, but it was really interfering with my concentration. My mind was telling me that it was just about the same calories as the yogurt. My freezer was really stuffed to overflowing and I couldn't fit anymore into it so I really had to start eating everything from the freezer. The ice cream bars were in the freezer without the box because it was the ONLY way I could fit them and they were going to get crushed. Who wants to eat crushed ice cream. I had to save them. The yogurt was nice and safe in the refrigerator that wasn't all that crowded. That did it, I got up and grabbed the ice cream and nixed the yogurt.
Of course when I got up this morning and had to correct my nutrition tracker, after all if I didn't track it, I would only be cheating myself, the guilt hit. Yes, I had the calories, and I am in all my ranges. Funny how last night my brain didn't register all the added fat I was eating, and the protein I was losing. Cadbury ice cream 150 calories--17grams carbohydrates--8 grams fat--2 grams protein Chobani strawberry yogurt 120 calories--19 grams carbohydrates-12 grams protein-------------------------Me thinks I had a moment of impulse eating. arrgggg
Here I was all proud of myself for going to the car show and not eating or drinking any junk. I stuck to my water, I am . Two night later I ate ice cream, what a nut. I am dissapointed in myself, but it was also a learning experience. I won't beat myself up over it. I still was in my ranges because I am eating at the low end of all my ranges to try and drop that 5 pounds. That is a positive. I have to look at both sides of the coin instead of just what I want Which is the better choice, while still filling a need.
On a more positive note, today is my 2 favorite men's birthdays. Gary is celebrating his 59th birthday today, and my nephew Tyler turns 17 today.
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