Thanks to my friend for a nice 3.25 mile walk.... I will improve! Part way through it was all about zen...do not focus on the pain accept and move through it! I am back to out of shape and not where I want to be, Taji 100 is coming up and I am starting to be serious again...small steps, small focus points, I can do this!
I have had the craziest itching going on this week...most likely heat rash, could be menopause hell it could be stressing over my dad. A great big thank you to my friend Jodie who brought me benedryl AND homemade goo and aveno non-itch... 98% better right now....
My dad IS doing well, he called me about 3pm at work and sounded ok after surgery, he was not in any pain and that makes me happy!
It has been an up and down struggle. April I had a set back with plantar fasciitis it has prevented me to have good walking days. But I am doing at leat 4000 steps, just not getting the 8000 or 10000 I was.
I started seeing a holistic doctor...and I am starting to get some good results! I am gluten free and no nightshades, which is no peppers, potatos, tomato, egg plant, he doesn't want me eating tofu or soy either...
It has been a steap learning curve and I am still having some issues getting enough calories in, with food I can tolerate. But I have lost 10 pounds.
Today was a better day, 6737 steps. Under calories. Feet hurt but I am ok.
The inflammation in my body is getting less and less. I just have to remember to drink MORE water! I am doing a Red Dot 30 day challenge at work, not to eat extra sugar or baked goods while at work. The baked goods is easy since I am gluten free...but no soda or candy or anything like that...Monday is Day 16 and it is HARD! But I have been doing good.
Trying to make all the change a life change not just temporary. And I am glad to see some movement down. The thing that upset me was Saturday I was up 2 pounds...today I lost some...so I am going to stick to weighing myself every Tues...and not every day where it goes up an down! It makes me crazy!
Grateful my boyfriend has also bought a new fitbit for himself and he is seeing how much calories he normally eats and he is adjusting. The hardest part for him is the realizaton that he cannot continue to eat crap...and drink soda all day long and expect to lose weight! Today we went to Olive Garden, I had the Apricot Chicken and it is reasonable. He had the Mixed Grill and was surprised it was 838 calories! But he didn't have the bread, and he had water with me...and lunch served as dinner and lunch for us...I had have of my serving so will have the rest of mine for lunch or dinner tomorrow.
He has been working out on the Wii...and I am hopeful I won't be sabatoged by him this time! :)
What an awesome day! Got up early...the house was warm, made some French roast...watched Supernatural...then off to meet up with Sarah! We went and saw Iron Lady (not sure how I feel about it yet), the movie made me sad about her, and I did fall in love with her husband! For how staunch she was he was silly and full of life!
Then we had brunch at The Village Bistro, I had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Sarah had their Eggs Benedict...we sat outside because there was no room inside...and we froze our asses off! It was cold out there! LOL and then a stop at Maido where I always buy too many pens, and journaly things! LOL LOVE We also went to Sur Table and I found some cute red kitchen stuff! I am a slut for red kitchen items!
I was a little disappointed, I thought I might have lost MORE than what I did...but since getting serious with WW and the exercise last week, I kept within the points and I lost 2.6 pounds! I was hoping for 50! LOL not really but I was hoping for more. I have to keep up the motivation!
Well although I sat here at my computer this morning at 6:30 am BLINKING! Wondering HOW was it time to go back to work, the day went by pretty fast, and I even remembered how to use the new phones!
I walked on both my breaks...I had to do some shopping and pick up some healthy food to start my new year off right at work. Another change today, I had breakfast at home, even though I couldn't eat it all, I am trying to eat in the morning!
7,078 steps today! WOW! not bad for a work day! Not bad for a fresh start!
Today I heard from Rena..."I have been LOVING my purple scarf of love, it's so beautiful.....I thought the skein was so pretty...but had noooo clue it would knit up into something like that, sooo cool. I really can't thank you enough Carmen, such a treasure, both you....and my scarf..... xxxx"
This is the yarn her mom had in her stash, last year her passed away, Rena gave me this yarn when we met up at Lindsay's house in October! I made her a small scarf and this large one! There was also enough to make my cowl hoodie!
I am so excited that I am feeling good today! I cleaned the kitchen and then sat down to enjoy some knitting...its an early night, I am going to bed to watch an episode of Merlin!
“I would like to think that everybody that got on a subway and saw some old lady sitting across from them, that they would imagine that a whole huge life lay behind all those wrinkles, and that seemingly nondescript, forgettable [face]. I mean, there is almost nothing less interesting in our consumerist society than an old lady. Um … dismissed. We don’t make movies for her. We don’t give a damn. You can’t sell her anything, she doesn’t buy anything. But just the idea that everything — the whole panoply of human experience, births, deaths, struggles, joy — everything’s in there. And just to imagine that. That’s what I would hope.”
-Meryl Streep (on what she’d like people to take away from the film Iron Lady)