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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Having a blah day... raining outside, cold dreary just like my mood today. I am feeling tired all the time lately and don't know what going on.
I have also hurt my dang foot. Its at the ball of the foot behind the big toe area and hurts when I walk, but I can move it while sitting fine. I don't think its broken or anything. Maybe pulled something while doing the leg press machine last week. SO that has keep me out of the gym this week as well as limping around and getting asked what happened questions.
Its only 10:40 and I know I have eaten too much today. I do have a healthy lunch at least veggies and humus but potato tots and bacon from the café here at work, washed down with a coke (full sugar and caffeine) but whats done is done I guess. All I can do is carry on and try to do better the rest of the day. I hope everyone has a great day and even better weekend.
Happy veterans day on Monday.. Thank you to all the veterans out there for serving our country.

  
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LOVELYPAMPA 11/9/2013 12:22AM

    Hope today was better. So the moody part is related to recent weather and temp changes. It took a long time to finally admit to myself. Sometimes it gets to the point I have body aches-n-pains. Lol. Sorry about your foot. Because I walk daily, my laces on my walking shoes get loose and have to be tightened a bit. Weird thing is I only notice it when my foot starts hurting bad as I sprained/twisted it. Not to mention tired and worn out feet. You'll notice the difference right away. Also make sure you're wearing proper shoes. It makes a lot of difference. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
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Doctor visit #1

Friday, October 11, 2013

So I had my first 2 week check up today. It was actually only 11 days. I have lost 3 pounds. I guess I did not expect anything but was hoping for more. Strange how your brain plays those tricks on you.
I though I had everything all planned out work outs foods all of it but when I went into to work on the 1st I was told to go home -- furloughed boy that was a stressful week but I did the best I could. Luckily I was called back this week and things are back to a little more normal, other than it rained 3 out of 5 days this week and I did not get my walking done. I really want to buy a treadmill or elliptical once I save enough $$. So next week I will hit the gym or outside at least 3 times maybe 4 if I'm feeling froggy LOL.. I have learned I need to take this phentermine pill before breakfast so I don't eat too much in the mornings. I really think if I can get myself back to goal or at least close I will be able to keep a better watch and grip on my weight and not let it get out of control again. I see now how hard it is to loose it after 40 I don't want to got though this crap again or to have to worry about diabetes and such all the time.
So lets keep our heads up and keep pushing forth guys -- we'll be glad we did..

  
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KNYAGENYA 10/11/2013 4:54PM

    I'm glad you were called back to work. Good luck saving the money for your elliptical.

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October is the month

Monday, September 30, 2013

Okay - here we go.

I like the idea of a fresh start on the first of the month. I have been back taking my vitamins like I should for a few days. My doctor talked me into getting back on a very low dose of meds that I was taking. SO my journey starts again tomorrow.
I have my work out stuff ready to go - going to stop and get more fruit and veggies and change slowly but surely. Its time heck it way passed time. I weighted in at my doctor and was depressed about that number but I am the only one that can fix it. So wish me luck on staying on my path and not veering off to often or to much.

Goals - At least 6 pounds more would be great but .... at least 6
To go to the gym at least 3 times a week again more will be a plus
Take my vitamins everyday they do seem to made me feel better
And lastly try and get enough sleep.

  
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LKS2GAB2 10/1/2013 5:35AM

    I am great at giving advice but not so great at following it. Sounds like you have made a solid, doable plan. Good luck on your journey.

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/30/2013 4:55PM

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BRENJET 9/30/2013 4:40PM

    Good job breaking your goals down to smaller do-able goals. I agree about starting again on the first day of the month. For me, it helps me to track my goals and be accountable. Good luck to you!!
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Balance

Monday, September 23, 2013

I just wanted to say Thank you to all you guys out there who write blobs and share your story's with us. Many are inspiring and help everyone realize that we are not alone in this journey. Sometimes its good to know that someone else messed up this weekend along with you on those days when you feel like giving in its also nice to be able to share when something good happens a milestone or even just completing a healthy day. I am glad I found and came back to Spark....
With that said.. Yesterday was the first day of fall and the first day to get back on track for me and so far so good I must say. I look in the mirror and don't like the person I have become. I don't like the psyscial overweight me and I think this has begun to play a role in how I feel and act towards others as well. As I mentioned before I had tried taking prescription meds for mood swings and the other symptoms of this wonderful perimenopause but I think that they left me not feeling like me, being too laid back. Now without them I have noticed that I am a bit crazy over reactive. I need to find that balance and soon. I have an over reaction last night involving my step son what started out as him not doing something he was supposed to ended in a screaming match. YES a bunch of it was my fault I blew it up and I apologized. So I am in search of balance whatever that is.. I have a doctor appt on Thursday this week and I am hoping she can help me figure out some of this. and maybe with this balance I can loose some of this weight. I wish I would have taken seriously when older ladies said to loose the weight while you can (back in my mid thirty's) cause once you get about 40 its get a lot harder..
Any how enough blabbing I am doing well tracking and eating good today so far. Bought myself a new water bottle and I am hoping it will remind me to drink more water. Also loaded up at the grocery store with good for me stuff. I am going to do this I know I am getting to old to continue eating the way I was greasy fat sugar time for a change.

  
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BRENJET 9/23/2013 7:19PM

    I am right where you are...mood swings, weight gain, difficulty losing weight...But we are in the right place for support, ideas, motivation and inspiration. We can totally do this!!! I'm rooting for you! Now, take a big gulp of water and move for 20 minutes!!!! I'll check back in with you.

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SUNSHINE99999 9/23/2013 10:04AM

  you have a plan now comes the best part to see yourself get in better shape and feel better. I raise my water bottle to your success. emoticon emoticon

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I think maybe I have had enough

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Enough of being fat... Enough of clothes not fitting right.... enough of feeling less than happy.

There is a lady at work who has lost 67 pounds. I talked with her today. She looks great. She says that she is always worried about gaining it back and I guess I can understand. Its a heck of a batter to get it off once. Been there done that.
I asked about what she ate and what exercise she did. She gave me some good ideas of things I could do and I want to implement those into my life.
Now I have to just do it as the saying goes,
So do I choose a date, do I just start any day. Mmmmm? I know right now work is CRAZY everyone is bringing in food and we are working late a lot as well as weekends. Maybe I should wait till Oct 1. Syke myself up for this change of living gather recipes, develop a work out plan..
I know I have to do something, I have a doctors appointment next week for blood work, to rule out thyroid problems and the like. I have also stopped taking all prescription drugs. They were mostly for menopause symptoms and they made me tired and I think too laid back. I know twenty pounds came from being too laid back and eating whatever whenever. I am going to try a more natural approach with herbs and a better healthy lifestyle.
any comments about starting now verses Oct 1?

  
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KNYAGENYA 9/19/2013 2:02PM

    Life is always hectic and full or change. If you wait until these go away then you will never start. I would start tomorrow. Good luck.

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LOVELYPAMPA 9/19/2013 4:07AM

    Accepting change is hard. Working lots of hours, I've been there. For those days you know you'll be working late, bring dinner to work. I would become vegetarian on those days that we worked late. Of course it caught on but the depts accepted and employees who were older than me started to copy me. I didn't get it then but in my 40s now I'm understanding it. We took turns picking up healthier food choices. Split your lunch in half and finish later when you're working late. Ask if you can select different items from menu as long as it's within the company's food budget.
As for your thyroid, I'm really glad you're taking the initiative to take care of yourself. Ask for vitamin D3 and iron too as these also are related to our hormones.
Don't worry about when to start. Make small changes. For example, start with breakfast and log it ahead of time on our SP so you can stay within your food range. Then move on to lunch and snacks and finally to dinner.
If you try to focus on all day, it'll become overwhelming and you'll get burnt out. You're not here to eat healthy but to change your lifestyle so it'll stick permanently.
If you haven't exercised much and sit all day (I know you're already walking with our team which is great) but this time add dumbbells once you finish with your walk. Start slow as you're mind will try to convince you that there isn't time. Prioritize and make a daily schedule so you can squeeze few minutes. The schedule will also help you with meal planning choices too.
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SJACK06S 9/18/2013 9:14PM

  I say start immediately! You can still enjoy the treats and snacks at work, just take smaller portions. Pack meals instead of eating out on the fly. You can do this!

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PENNYPEARLS 9/18/2013 8:34PM

    Yes start now. You will be glad you did. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 9/18/2013 8:01PM

    I say start tomorrow, there is no time that will be better, life will always be busy and there will always be something going on! Just go shopping for healthy food, plan a menu, read articles here and take one day at a time.
Remember that this is not a race, this is about a lifestyle change so just take it slow and learn as you go!
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