Saturday, December 1, 2012

Neglected toes, blog, and body.

I can't believe it's December... and this year started out great, and after summer went downhill.  I'm at my highest weight in a long, long, LONG time.  I was almost in tears when I saw the number blinking up at me.  But it's there and it is what it is.  No one's fault but my own.
But today I start over.  I found my logbook.  I found my journal.  I found my stash of nail polish.  So after I make this post, I'm going to paint my toes so they are pretty again.  It's funny, a bit, that I've always been a person who liked pretty painted toes.  However, I haven't cared since September... and it shows.
So little by little, I'm getting myself back in line.  
Starting with my toes.
Here's hoping for an awesome end to 2012, and to a great beginning as 2013 approaches. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Yearly physical...

I've been pretty neurotic the last couple years about getting a physical every year.  Especially since I was put on BP meds about 2 years ago.  I've had some other meds come into the picture and that's prevented me from trying for a baby--- and for the last year I was told no.  My husband and I also decided that I needed a break from 7 years of babymaking, year 8 was the break.  Today was the "what can we do now."

The answer was, from my new doc (my old one moved) was that my BP was under control, lets cut off one med, change another and I got the green light.


For trying to make a baby.

I still have PCOS, duh, but my body have been functioning normally for a year now.  I'm healthier, less stress, and just feel better on whole about everything.

The husband and I are now trying to decide- do we start right away, do we think about it, do we try for a bit then go back on the clomid and more route.... so many "what to do now" options.

But who cares.
BP is under control.
My Aunt Flo has loved me and visited for a year.
My blood tests are all perfect.
I got a green light.

Life if good and the weight isn't swimming off, but obviously this is proof that there is more to health that your weight.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Anyone play Zombie Run?

Now, I don't have an ipod touch, but my son does.  He installed an app for me to try and I've played it a few times a week.  It's called Zombie Run, and it's actually quite fun.  Today though, I was caught by Zombies.  When I got home my dear, sweet, first born (who turns 14 on Wednesday) fell over in laughter that I was caught.

I just promised revenge and took my sweaty self to the shower. 

I found this app because of a friend on FB who posted that she had started enjoying it, because of another friend.  I'm curious what other "make exercise fun" apps there might be.

 (My birthday is in a couple months and an ipod touch is the only thing on my list now because of ZR!)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Blogger help?

I changed my stuff around and now I can't move my gadgets- how frustrating!!!!

I even tried 3 different computers, in 3 different buildings around town- and no luck.





Monday, September 3, 2012

School starts, here we go!

Tomorrow I'll be at school.  My bag has a list next to of of things to remember to bring with me- to stock my fridge.  (Yes, I have room for a fridge this year- hip hooray for moving to a new classroom!!) 

It's also sitting by my scale, which being Monday, I stepped on.  259.0-- it's a LOSS!  It's a loss of 2.4 since I weighed in last.  GO ME!!!  I really wasn't excited to be back in the 260's, and I am glad to have inched myself out of them.

This last week I have been careful about eating.  I also made sure to drink.  A lot.  My allergies (darn fires!) did act up, and I switched meds, which have helped some.  But they also make me very foggy.  I didn't run from zombies much, just 3 times, but it's 3 times more than I've been exercising.  So again, a step in the right direction.

It's Monday, my last day of freedom.  I'm going to go run from Zombies and make sure my teen doesn't find a way to slip back to sleep! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Zombie's won't catch me!

So a friend posted on facebook a couple weeks ago that she had uploaded an app to her ipod about zombies and running away from them.  Said it made it fun, and she's really enjoyed it.  I asked (bribed) my son if he'd upload the app on his for me to use (one day I'll get one.)

This morning, before I headed off for church, I tried it.

I need to make a play list- my son put 1 song on (I am ipod stupid, he'll show me though) and it was "big girls don't cry."  And it made me giggle.  At least while it played- then it stopped, so he needs to fix it for me!

Anyhow, I made it-- 1.7 miles, in 30 minutes.  Not sure if that is good or not.  Not sure I even care if it's not.  because I was out there and I did it.  I passed by 5 really fit dudes running.  All were coming towards me- and I know I must have looked pathetic gasping for breath and trying to run walk as pretty as possible. 

But I did it.  And tomorrow I'm going to do it again.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Where did the summer go?

The answer is simple, it went to my hips.

It was a weird summer, I did summer school, my husband changed jobs, my schedule was tossed, people came to visit, and I went away for a month to Kansas and then to San Deigo (can we all say serious road trip).  The cost was almost 10 pounds lost... that is until I saw my summer post from here and realized it was more like 15 pounds.

That is not how I wanted my summer to end and the 2012-2013 school year to begin.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Let the summer begin!

My weigh in the morning is at 247.4!  It's been a bit since I was in the 40's, but I am in there because I've not had much of an appetite the last few days.  I'm eating, but only because I know I should, and not very much.  Which is a good mix really for someone who tends to eat way too much or is an emotional eater.

It's summer, so I'm on my "let's get this done" so I can maintain during the school year.  Only this summer, I'm doing summer school.  Which puts a kink in some plans, but not totally.  I went an renewed our pool membership, and plan to start back with water aerobic type things.

I also plan on visiting all my fave health blogs- I've missed you!  But the end of the school year kicked my tail, and I got wrapped up in life.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Camera dead, but I still lost.

It's not all the way dead, just can't remember where I put the battery charger.  But I managed a 1.4 loss- GO ME!!

I feel no guilt that tonight I am having chocolate for dinner.  I need it, it's been a day and I will be happy to eat it.  Because Saturday night I made the same thing and got NONE of it.  Church talent show, I made sweets for my talent.  Tonight, I will finally get to try it--- and it's not even a huge amount of calories.  It's win- win!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Had a loss of 2 pounds over the last week.  Cheers!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekly Goals

My weekly goal is to exercise, at least 3 times this week.  My "in my head" goal is to make it to the pool twice, but my heart will be happy with any exercise three times.

Caro- thanks for the inspiration, I'm seriously lacking in good thought sright now.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Meeting the scale, again.

Ignore my toes- I planned on painting last night, and instead I fell asleep.  This morning my old friend made a reappearance.  I've not pictured it in awhile, so here we go.   259.2.  A gain, too close to a number I don't want to be again, and too far from a number I was so excited to see earlier this year.

Today I'll start my plan.  No soda, supplements, weight & cardio, and being better at being healthy.  My goal is to eat most of the time from something with no box around it.  Fresh, canned (fruits, hate canned veggies) and frozen.

I've got my nifty exercise journal I found on clearance at B&N, and I pinned a load of things to help out also.

I will not get in a habit of weighing every day again. I became too stressed and obsessed.  But I will weigh in, officially, twice a week.  Monday and Thursday.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Taming HBP.

My BP is getting out of hand.  It actually was up high enough, when I couldn't get into my doc (we're playing with med's) they called back and told me to go to the ER.  I was so ticked, but understood, but still felt foolish.  Better safe than sorry, and all they did was give me another dose and had me increase it until I saw her later in the week.  I could have done that at home!

So anyhow, long story short, we're still playing, and I'm up one my one, and they added a second.  Then increased the dose to that.  Happy news is that my levels are amazing (122/66 has been my best.  130/74 is my new normal--excluding when I freak out over something) and my next appt (Wednesday) should have no increase of meds.  Bad news?  I HATE TAKING MEDS.  So, I did what I do-- I researched.  I found a book, and I like it.  I marked it up with post it's and plan on asking my doctor about it.  I've stopped taking my supplements since the med play, just because, but they are on a list to ask her about.  And I will see what she thinks, and also to see that if I can do the 8 weeks and possibly get out from the meds.

So I'm curious-- anyone out there have family history of HBP and been able to control it and get off med's??  If so- share info, books, etc?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

In goes the garden!

2012 Garden!!
Just need to plant the pumpkin & beans-- but other than that, it's all in!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weigh In, no I've not forgotten

So, I've not forgotten about posting & weighing in.  I just decided that this year I want it to be more of a every 2 weeks or so.  I don't want to let my scale run my life.  Not as I'm losing... if I find myself slipping the other direction, I'll be sure to take notice before it gets too far.  But, for right now, I know that I am doing pretty good, and I can handle hopping on the scale less frequently.

This morning I weighed in at 248.6, which is a loss of 3.8 so for for 2012.  Heading in the right direction, but slow.  I'm still in my "hump" of 248-254.  I will be more excited when I seem to break that!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

Starting weight is:  252.4
Jeans size:  18/20
Shirt Size:  XL (L is a little too tight for my liking)

Can't find old measurements, but that's okay, starting new anyhow!!

Measurements are:
  Chest:   45.5
  Waist:  43
  Hips:  51.25
  Lft arm: 15.5
  Lft thigh:  28.5
  Lft calf:  16.5

 * Lose at least 30 pounds over the year.
 * Complete a 5K in under 40 minutes.
 * Lose 15" over the year.