Morning all!! Today is 12 day since my wrist surgery and it looks like my hand is back to normal. It’s sort of itchy but I guess that is because it is healing. I have an appointment with my Dr on Thursday for him to make sure is healing right and to take out the stitches.
As far as my exercising goes\, I really could not do too much due to my hand being the way it is. I did get out with my daughter though and kick the ball around which felt amazing. I’m looking forward to getting back on track when I get the stitches out.
Hi all!! Well I am feeling loads better then last week. I finally got over the bug that my lovely daughter gave me. Now I just got to get back up and exercised again. Which…actually is not as hard as I thought it would be. My body is sort of craving to exercise. So now I will give it what it wants. Till next week!!
Good morning everyone!!! Hope your week is going great and you are at least trying to be healthy as I am 🙂 Not much has changed from last week except I’ve started getting out and kicking the soccer ball around with my daughter. It feels amazing. I’m glad I can do it with no major issues and she enjoys me being out with her as well. It’s great mom and daughter time….she’s 13 so it’s perfect! It’s a win, win situation for both of us.
As I told you all last week, about my wrist, my doctor stated that there is not any nerve damage or other issues. He stated that the test was not 100 % indicative of no problems that is just eliminated any issues from the arm up to my neck. He stated he is 99% positive that I have carpal tunnel as well as a “trigger thumb”. So I have been scheduled for a surgery on April 12 to get those fixed. Hopefully that will alleviate the pain.
Hi all!!! I know I am a day late in posting this…sorry about that. My computer crashed on me so I could not do what I needed to do. I had to reformat, then get all the updates, then put all my files back on it…ugh. Oh well.
So here it is my weekly check in. Not too much change still. I am trying to go back to what I was doing before but it is difficult. I don’t make excuses because in the end it comes back to me. I will do it. Just got to keep plodding along.
Well good morning all!! Hope your week has started off with a bang!! Here it is cold and they are expecting ice….brrr. Makes me thankful I can work out inside 😀
Well here is my weekly post…not much has change but that was to be expected. I started working out again but in reality, it is not going to make a difference in one week. I know this and it stinks but it is what it is. I am going to continue doing the same thing that I am doing now. Till next week:
Ok I know it’s late and I know I really do not have too much progress to share…but guess what…it is what it is. My progress is showing in my other numbers besides my weight. My thyroid levels have improved to the point where my doctor decided to reduce the amount I am taking, my sugar level is the best it has been since before the kids, and my cholesterol is on a steady downhill slide 🙂 So with all this said I can’t complain too bitterly about the fact my weight has not budged. I am determined to look at the whole not just one particular number. I am going to keep going and continue to improve and change me from the inside out.
Well here I am at week 47. Let me start out saying I have been busy otherwise I would have been posting more regularly….sorry everyone!! Now on to the post….
I am not anywhere close to my goal but I am learning a lot about my health. In the last 47 weeks and even before that when I first started, I started to do this because I was having the beginnings of major issues…anywhere from asthma all the way to high cholesterol. I was not in good shape and could not go and do things with my kids that I wanted to. I mean I was not even 40 years old and I felt like I was falling apart. I weighed almost 190 pounds and every joint felt it. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. So I started on this journey with the decision not so much to lose weight as to get healthy again.
And it seems that I have.
I have not lost as much weight as I would like to and in the process I have gained some back and lost it again. In total I have lost 13 pounds since I started. I know that does not seem like a lot but considering I really did not go into this to lose weight but to get healthy, to me, it is a lot. It’s a lot because I have kept it off. I did not gain it back after losing it. It shows if you change your diet you will not only lose weight but will regain your health. Yes I know I should not tout any huge successes because commercial weight loss programs will “guarantee you that you will lose 50 pounds in 6 months or your money back (insert sarcasm)” but to me this is a huge success. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of me taking my body, my health, and my life back.
I am going to continue doing just as I have and will continue to update my progress. I will change myself the better and teach my children to live better and healthier. I don’t want to leave them sooner then I have to and I want them to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life. The more I learn the more they learn. Maybe by changing my path, I have change theirs for the better.
Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.
Hey everyone!! This post is a little shorter than normal because I am in the middle of getting things prepared for my Mom’s b-day. So let’s hit the highlights…on the plus side I lost a pound. That sort of surprises me considering the foods I ate this weekend. Whereas they were not the worst, they definitely were not the best. I guess my body has woke up and is using the calories I intake a little more efficiently. Which is a good thing…it means I am on the right track…YAY!! Something else that may have help it as well is I did start using weights again. I used to lift weights (not as a bodybuilder but more than casual) when I was younger. So now I have decided to start doing it again if for nothing else just to keep my arms and legs toned and even to alleviate pain I stated developing in my arms. Hopefully this will help me burn fat more…will keep you all updated as always!!
To be honest I really have not got anywhere near where I wanted to be when I started this. I am still a lot heavier then what I want to be. I still go back to my comfort zone when I let my guard down. It’s just so easy to do it especially when you are feeling down, tired, or (let’s be honest) lazy. I am not bashing myself….I am just being truthful. I am doing a lot better I think then when I started all of this way back when. I see the difference in the way I feel and the way my family feels but it doesn’t want to translate for me. That’s ok though. When I started this, I wanted to lose weight which I have but most importantly I wanted to get healthy. I have done this. It is still a work in progress, but I know things are changing. I no longer have severe breathing issues. I no longer have to stop to rest when doing high intensity exercises. And most of all I feel amazing!! I will continue on this path I am on to get where I want to be. It’s just going to take time. It did not happen overnight and this is not going to fix itself overnight either.
Back again for my weekly update…sorry about the delay but was really busy yesterday. Well I did not make much progress on my weight but I have started doing weight bearing exercises. I am making progress because again my pants are getting looser. I can’t tell you how good that feels 🙂 I also know that my internals are changing. This time last year when I started using a push mower to cut grass I could hardly breathe. It took me at over almost 2 hours to cut grass. Yesterday it took a little over an hour!! I am so happy that this is improving!! I am still waiting on that number to fall…but any way on to the numbers: