Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Trip to the Doctor

Thankfully a scheduled trip - a physical. I hadn't been in almost 18 months. I was still 196.0 on the scale this morning and weighed 197.0 at the doctor (so nice to not have to move the 200 bar on the scale). Last time I was 218 so a 21 lb loss. I did tell her that 4 months ago it would have been a 32 lb loss, but hopefully I will be moving in the right direction again soon.

My blood pressure was good - I was a tad nervous since I have been so stressed lately. Though I have never had issues with my blood pressure - if anything it has been low. I got pricked to test my cholesterol and blood sugar. Hopefully those come back okay.

She does want me to get a colonscopy in the next 18 months. Ugh! But both my parent are on the 3 year plan now so now that I am 40, she wants me to get one.

She commended me on my weight loss, saying any weight loss is great. She is on the heavy side - I've had 3 female doctors in the last 20 years, all which have been pretty heavy. But at the same time it was nice to not be completely chewed out because of my weight, which some of my friends' doctors have done. Of course my mother wishes my doctors would do this. Yeah, 10 years ago my GYN go on my case for weighing 172 at the time. Did a lot of good - I quickly gained 30 pounds after that.

I don't expect a loss on the scale this week. My tracking lasted all of 2 days. But I will start again. Keep on trucking.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Birthday dress

I wanted to find a dress to wear for my daughter's 5th birthday this summer. I found one that would match well with the fuschia dress I had bought for her. And then there was the decision....

Size 14 or 16.

Size 16 I knew would be a sure fit. But I wasn't sure if the Size 14 would fit me right now. When I was 11 pounds lighter back in February, all my honeymoon clothes (and my wedding dress!) fit me - all of them were size 14.

I really, really didn't want to buy the Size 16 - I knew it would be too big, I knew I wouldn't get much use out of it. But it was the safe choice.

I chose not to go with the safe choice. I ordered the Size 14 on-line. I thought perhaps it could be an inspiration to get it to fit in the next 7 weeks.

It arrived yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised that it fit! But if definitely could fit better and hopefully it will by then. But at least I won't be stressing about trying to fit into it, because that pressure never seems to work.

Yesterday was Day 1 of re-commitment #796. But it went well. The only blip was that I could have had 1/3 of the frozen pizza we had and known I was eating 9 points. But I chose to have a bowl of the yummy homemade mac and cheese my friend dropped by with - I didn't have seconds though (though I wanted to SO badly) and I had a ton of salad - something my body has been craving like crazy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Starting over...

Time to get back on track. I know I sound like a broken record.

Scale this morning: 196.0

The last couple of weeks have been extremely stressful and the stress will continue but I need to channel it better.

My husband ended up needing to have emergency surgery on his foot after he dropped a knife on it and now he is in a cast for 4 weeks - no walking, no driving. Then a boot and PT for who knows how long. So I am now Mrs Mom and Mr Dad. He feels miserable because he is at home and can do nothing. But we move on.

One advantage is I am taking over the planning and cooking of meals for the time being and I hope that helps to have positive results.

We started a new session of WW today. I have affectionately gained 8 pounds since the first day of last session, but am up 10.6 from my lowest of 185.4 on February 25. I have not been in the 180s since March 18 except for a quick blip on April Fool's Day.

What happened to the exercise I was so fond of only 2 weeks ago? I had a excrutiating pain in my shoulder blade - I don't know if it came from running or I slept wrong. It still hurt like heck when I husband got hurt. So between the pain and being close to a nervous breakdown since he got hurt, I haven't been sleeping worth anything. So it needs to start again.

So this is where I am. Goal is to be 184 by my birthday - 2 months away. Can I lose 12 pounds in 9 weeks? I hope so!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Checking in...

The scale said 195.2 this. eh. Going to try to be better this week, but my stomach is still in knots about my mammogram on Tuesday. I chose the menu for the week so I feel better.

I am eager to do W1D2 of C25K, though I am not sure when I can do Day 3. If I continue with it, my 3 days will be Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday and Wednesday I'll do other things and Monday and Thursdays would be my days off. Need to figure out where and when to put strength training in there.

So I may cheat and do W1D2 tomorrow, then a long walk on Sunday, then jump to W2D1 on Tuesday to get on a schedule.

I need new sneakers but it just isn't in the budget right now.

I am just excited that I was eager to work out this morning and was mad that I couldn't do W1D2 yet.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stress of tornados

I live in New England and while we have our share of weather, tornados isn't usually one of them. I left work early yesterday when I heard there was a threat of tornadoes. I quickly picked up the kids and literally had to run into the house with them, lightning everywhere. We packed stuff up to go to the basement, but looking at the tv, that cell was going to miss us. So we unpacked everything and then watched the devastation to the southwest of us. But then around 8 pm another cell started forming that would directly hit us. During all this time we did eat dinner. The kids were running around so I ate my son's dinner. Then nevously ate leftover snacks from our trip. Absolute stress eating to the max.

We did go to the basement, which required waking up the little one, so the kids were not in bed, asleep until almost 10 pm. I crashed and set my alarm for 5:30. And I did wake up!

I planned on walking another 5K since I don't have to go into the office today. But my ipod wasn't working - it was on the fritz, not just dead. Oh no! I couldn't bear to think of walking for an hour with no music, so I decided to try Week 1 Day 1 of Couch to 5K which I had put on the treadmill. I did a 5 minute warm up, did intervals for 20 minutes (I need to look on-line for the directions because I was a little unclear if the 20 minutes was supposed to include the 5 minute warm-up) and then I walked for another 5 minutes for a total of 30 minutes.

5 minute warm up - 3.0
Running - 4.2
Walking - 3.2
5 minute cool down - 3.5
30:05 , 1.75 miles

Not sure how much I will continue with running - My body has reacted adversely to running in the past. But I loved that I only worked out for 30 minutes. I need my cardio to be 45 minutes or less - I really just don't have the time for 60 minutes, and walking 60 minutes you just don't get your bang-for-your-buck.

I don't weigh myself on days I work out, so I don't have a weekly weigh-in. Yesterday I was 195.8. Today is my daughter's pre-K/preschool graduation so she has requested spaghetti for dinner (and I am making garlic bread which we haven't had in ages) and she wants to go out of ice cream instead of having a cake in (which is good because it is less expensive and there won't be any leftovers).