Sunday, December 08, 2013
It's been a busy last month. I got the insane idea to remodel my kitchen. Aside from the paint, paint brushes, and vinyl tiles we bought, all the wood was found for free and ta-da brand "new" kitchen for around $60.
Today is supposed to be a day off but, I'll probably end up setting myself on a chore spree when I make lunch, and some homemade pasta. I already have ideas rattling around in my brain like...dishes, sweeping, need to use up the bananas. *Sigh* and I just want to relax. Meh, moving is burning calories.
Recap/Update: I have been steadily losing for a year. When I complained about terrible fatigue, depression and crazy weight fluctuations all the doctor could find was a triglyceride level of 37 which depending on sources is either fantastic as Dr. believes"that is an extremely heart healthy level and will straighten out when you finish your weight loss" but lots of other sources think it's bad. He even seemed to be in the mindset I'm not depressed because I am competent, cheerful, and level headed.
I miss the desire to have communication with other human beings...I'm stuck in deep anti-social ways. I'm hoping this doesn't become permanent. My husband and family have been complaining about my lack of communication. I honestly have no clue what's up with it but, I just haven't had much of anything to say to anyone.
Also, I'm not doing good on exercise, with my lack of social interaction hubby is requiring more of my time making it harder for me to feel like squeezing in a few minutes here and there with my already lacking motivation. With my odds and ends tasks around the house I've let my eating slip up some making lots of "fast" meals that are not balance (see, pasta with just garlic or an entire bag of california blend veggies w/ soy sauce and ginger). I've had sporadic weight changes (up and down) and fatigue. I've gone back to eating meat, but aiming two days a week of forcing meatless meats on hubby. Fresh vegetables and fruit are just a touch harder for me to come by at the moment as I've been working with lack of seasonal things in rural b.f.e and a lower food budget.
I've also been consuming sugar again. For some reason my blood sugar keeps going low even after eating higher carb things. This morning I had cinnamon roll oatmeal (1/4 cup steel cut oats, splenda brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, topped with cream cheese glaze), and a piece of stone ground wheat toast. Carbs and sugar! One hour prior to eating this my blood sugar was 70 and I had yet to even take my metformin.
In short I'm sort of lingering around. My Fitbit reminds me daily of the poor calories in vs. out that I am doing. I actively chart my food, water, and servings of veggies but, I haven't been very proud of the quality of my efforts. My clothes are tight because I'm puffy from bad choices, and the scale is stuck in the same 5 pound fluctuation.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Rain, rain and more rain! But, I did manage to get in about 25 minutes of walking during a brief sunny break in the rain. I didn't get to run like I wanted too but, hey, anything is better than nothing.
We carved up the pumpkin tonight. I may have went a little over-board with it because it took me about around 2 hours but, it's by far my best work yet...no stencils...and...I used power tools! Rawr!
After carving up the pumpkin, I put the seeds in brine (I've taken up soaking all nuts, grains and seeds). Then I motivated myself to get in about 20 minutes on the Gazelle.
So far I've not fallen victim to "Candy Day" yet. We did buy a bag of Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses but, I've rationed them out to serving size and stashed them in an inconvenient cabinet. Here's hoping it works. I may be able to deny myself many foods in the name of health...but, all things peanut butter and candy are not on the list.
While I LOVE Halloween and it's a big holiday around our house...I'm far more excited about November 1st. I've got a Dr. appointment and they will test to see the results of the two week wait. Crossing my fingers!
Anyhow, we've got our movies to watch for Halloween so I guess I should get to it. I mean what Halloween is complete without watching Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Monday, October 21, 2013
I have been missing from Spark. I have still been tracking food consistently but, avoiding the social aspects...that socialization is pretty darn important though. I am trying to get myself back into things and crawl out of my hermit hidey-hole...I enjoy reading blogs, making new Spark friends, and interacting with my Teams.
Everything has been fairly good...for a while I was too active to have much time to spend online, a few days I only turned on the computer to sync the FitBit, chart food and then shut it back off...that was an epic week I finished off at 96,000 steps that week. Then the following week...Clomid (dun, dun, dun)...needless to say...it brought it's usual gift of temporary insanity but, I'm better now...I've pulled my grouchy rear off the couch, out of my book, and donned some workout clothes instead of oversized fatty pants.
I managed to score some awesome deals on workout clothes at the thrift store today...it's not often someone donates perfectly good SB Performance gear and I can hoard it all for only 25 cents each piece. So, I had to try out my fancy new moisture wicking shirt and shorts (paired with some cute halloween leggings) with a two mile run...I approve and need more!
Well...it's time to go make dinner. And, a "healthy" apple cobbler. I've got apples coming out the wazoo...I love fall.
Today I'm grateful for:
Reaching a total of 5 pounds lost for this month...and it's not even over yet!
Having a supportive husband. When I didn't feel like working out he praised me for the great job I am doing to be healthy (which naturally guilted me in to exercise).
A nerdy one...but, I'm super grateful Walking Dead is back on! I just have to have my 45 minute stationary bike riding material!!!
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