Thursday, May 02, 2013
I have continuously worked out every week for the past 5 weeks. At least 5 days a week switching between bicycling, running, aerobics, walking, stationary bike.. My calories in have ranged 900-1500. I have managed to drop my fat intake down, but I am still low on protein.
Now, all this said and done.... not one pound lost!
I stopped taking the chronic pain meds, I decided that the cons far outweighed the pros. I stopped taking my BC pills since the last time I dropped 80+ pounds, I wasn't taking the pill.
So.. I just don't get it. Shouldn't it have budged a pound at least? What gives...
Monday, April 22, 2013
I went to the doctor several weeks ago for back pain that hasnít eased up in 4+ years. I was sent to radiology and the lab to get a work up. In the meantime, the doc gave me a prescription for medication used to treat chronic pain. That bummed me out. To me it seems like they are writing it off as Ďimaginary painí.
I was reluctant because I donít like taking medication. But, I thoughtÖ Well, maybe it is imaginary... If the pain goes away? Cool. I started the pills. Each week you raise the dose until you are not in pain.
Well, I am on week 4. The most noticeable results: constipation, icepick in the temple headache, irritability, redness in the face, mood fluctuations. The back pain is still there, as well as other little aches and pains that come and go.
So, all that aside? The pro of this medication? I have found my motivation! Albeit, a drug-induced motivation. Since starting the meds, I have consistently worked out 5 days a week bicycling, running, walking, stationary bike, aerobics. I take Friday and Saturday off because I am usually running errands and catching up on laundry.
Iím not working out because the pain isnít there, because it is. And sometimes worse the day after. I am working out because itís almost an obsessive need to work out. I didnít notice any of the warnings saying take caution in patients with OCDÖ :-/
Now, my question is, do the cons outweigh the pro? Do I chance stopping the medication and see if the motivation stays? Some of the side effects are getting unbearable.. But my working out is exciting..
Friday, March 29, 2013
So, I had talked about adding some movement here in there to the week. Just anything to get used to moving more. Maybe walk up the stairs to work or around the block at lunch, a walk at home with the little one. I forgot to take the stairs yesterday :( and didn't do much of anything since I was recovering from a 2 mile walk/jog the day before.
Then this morning, got to work and was about to push the elevator button when... wouldn't ya know it.. The door to the stairwell was wide open. A sign perhaps? Since the door is to remain shut at all times? I accepted that sign! And I walked up the stairs to the 8th floor! That's right, walked all the up to the penthouse. I started out at almost a jug. But, by the 4th floor, I suddenly seemed to be carrying sacks of potatoes and my legs were weighted with.. Well, I don't knowwith what, but they seemed to double in weight.. LOL Needless to say, the other half of the flights were taken a little slower. But, they were walked nonetheless.
Luckily, I am one of the only people here at 6:40 a.m. so I didn't have to worry about anyone thinking I was having a heart attack while slumping down the hall and breathing like a zombie!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
This year, I have decided to try and have more ME time. Maybe in taking a few minutes to read my book on Sunday before everyone wakes up.. Or try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.. Or not feel guilty about doing something that doesn't center around someone in my family. This brings me to why I want to loose weight this time. I moved from San Diego in December 2011. Since I have been gone, I have updated my friends on Facebook on the goings-on for me and my family. I post pics of our outings, get-togethers, etc.
One thing usually missing? Me. I haven't wanted to post pics of myself because the additional weight gain since leaving. I had already failed to lose the baby weight (she will be 4 in March). I tried to have the Fat and Sassy attitude. Reminding myself of all the fun and exploring our new environment that has lead to the weight gain (Portland is a wonderful Foodies dream).
So, this brings me to my selfish reason for wanting to lose weight. In June, we are planning on taking a trip to San Diego to visit friends and family and to bring my nephew back for the summer. I am soo excited! But, now I am scared! I have to lose some of this before I see them. I want to look and feel better. I want them to know that the move has been good and that I have not been sitting on my expanding butt, rotting away..
With the lifestyle change, I have managed to lose 18 of the 25ish pounds I gained when coming here. But, I want to lose more. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by June. I think that is totally reasonable (although, I would love to drop like 100 in 2 months, but, I will be realistic. LOL).
So, that's it. That is my selfish moment. The start of the ME time for 2013.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I have always tried to teach my children the importance of giving. Not just during the holidays, but all year long. It took awhile for my youngest (we call her Bebe) to understand why we were donating her old clothes/toys to Goodwill, as well as Mommy and Daddy's items. Every time we drive by the donation spot, she asks about the toys and why the kids don't have any..
This holiday season we have taken on a lot. We are hosting a Toy Drive party on Saturday for a local charity (NW Impact). So, last weekend we went shopping for items. It upset Bebe at first that we were getting the toys but they weren't for her. After explaining that some children don't have any toys, she had a blast (and went a little crazy) picking items out. That trip was a success!
I also took tags off a tree at work for the local Native American foster children. So we went shopping for that last night. I explained to Bebe that these were for children that didn't have a mommy or daddy. She had a real hard time understanding that.. She wanted to know if they had a sister then (since she does), I told her I wasn't sure, maybe some of them do. She also asked if they have a Tara (my best friend that lives with us and who is like an aunt), I told they probably don't. She wanted to know if I was going to get them a mommy and daddy.. By this time, I was trying not to cry. I told her we would get some things that the little kids asked for.
One of the tags was for a 5yo girl. She wanted books to learn to read and to have read to her. Since Bebe loves books, I had her help me pick them out. Then, she asked me who would read them to the little girl.. Her pretend mommy? I didn't know what to say..
Now that I am broke... I am glad that my oldest understands that it isn't about what we get but what we give and my youngest appreciates quality over quantity. I hope with everything I have that these two will continue on this path. That they will carry compassion all year long, not just the holidays.
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