Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello Anybody?

Well, it's been a long time since I posted here. I don't even remember what my last post was about. My life is pretty dull and my days can usually be summed up in one Face Book post so writing a blog has taken to the back burner.

I have decided to start walking again to lose weight. I started on Monday. There is this web page MapMyWalk that I find pretty useful. You can draw out your route and it will tell you how many miles you have walked. I'm not sure how many miles a day I need to walk to lose weight but something is better than nothing. When my youngest starts school in the fall, I hope to do more walking.

This past month I have been getting really dizzy when laying down and waking up. One time, I bent over in my chair to pick something off the floor and I fell out of it! I know right? So after the first week, I decided to go see my doctor. She said I had fluid on my ears and I should take Clairitin and Benadryl to clear it up and the dizziness should go away. After a week of taking this medicine, I wasn't seeing any improvement and went to the walk in clinic. There the doctor diagnosed me with Positional Vertigo. He said it should go away on its own but if I didn't see any improvement, physical therapy could be an option. They have a pill for everything. Why not for this? I used to love sleeping and now I have grown to hate it. Every time I lay down, I get really dizzy or the room starts to spin. Staying up isn't an option either because if I stay in one place for too long, I get dizzy as well. It really sucks. I know I should be grateful that it isn't something more serious but I'm not sure how long I can go on like this. I also get really nauseous as well.

So, what's new in your life? Ebay has been extremely slow and I almost feel like throwing in the towel and getting a job. Maybe when the youngest starts preschool, I can volunteer at the thrift store. The volunteers can get first dibs at the stuff that comes in.

Have a great weekend

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Back In The Groove

So it's been awhile since my last post. Almost 9 months I believe. I think my last post had to do with me starting an exercise program. Well, that didn't last very long. It seemed like I never had the time or the motivation to keep up with it. New year, New me. I started exercising again once my weight sky rocketed to 196 pounds. At 5'6, this is way too much weight. My knees started giving me problems. I was always tired and always hungry. This time, I am going to keep motivated. But I am not going to weigh myself. I think the reason I gave up last time was because I wasn't losing pounds as fast as I wanted to. And you know what? It's going to take time to lose all that weight. I didn't gain it over a course of weeks, so I can't expect to lose it in that time.

In edition to my exercise routine, I have started to do the plank challenge. Wish me luck.





Monday, April 1, 2013

Seriously???

I have been exercising for almost a month and today I went to the doctor and I have not lost a single pound! I am so disappointed. I'm practically starving here and gave up sweets but what is the point if I can't even lose one lousy pound? plus I just turned 41 and it seems like my body decided to just break down. I hurt my back yesterday trying to put on my damm pants. Who does that? So I wasn't even able to exercise last night and probably won't be able to again today. It sucks.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

25 Days

I haven't given up on exercising. I have been doing 4 miles a day. I have tried to do more but at about the 3.5 mile mark, I start to get faint. I'm not sure why. I have not weighed myself nor do my measurements, but my jeans seem to be fitting a little less snug. I go the the doctor on Monday so I will find out if all this exercise is paying off. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One Week Later

Well I survived my first week of daily exercising. I think this week I'm going to cut back some. You see I have been exercising 3 times a day for an hour each time. That's a lot if exercise and if I continue this way, I am going to die of exhaustion. I feel like if I'm not exercising, I've just wasted all that time. I am going to stop watching the clock and go by miles. I think I will start off with just 5 miles a day. I can't do all that at once but will break it down to 2 miles in the morning, 1 mile in the afternoon and 2 miles at night. Right now my pace is a mile in 14 minutes which is odd because I know I can walk a mile faster than that. Maybe my counter is off? Anyways, if I focus on miles done and not the time, maybe it will go faster and not seem like so much work. April 1 I go to the doctor so I am hoping to see some results then. I will keep you all updated.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 5

Well, I made it to day 5. I have decided to start drinking more water. I read somewhere that you should drink half your weight in ounces in water each day. So if you weigh 160 pounds, you should drink 80 ounces of water. That's ten 8 oz glasses! That seems quite excessive. Since I am a diet coke drinker, I have decided for every one bottle of soda, I will drink 2 bottles of water. I start the day with the 2 bottles of water and then the soda. When I finish the soda, I have to drink 2 more bottles through out the day before getting another soda. The coke company has now dropped their sodas to 16 ounce bottles. They used to be 24 ounces. So I am drinking about 64 ounces of water during the day. Hopefully, drinking the water will help me overcome my soda addiction and in turn, I will lose more weight.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Day 4

Everything hurts. My shoulders hurt, my elbows hurt, my legs hurt, my feet hurt but I won't give up. I need to do this. Not for anyone else but for myself. I have been exercising 30 minutes at a time four times a day. I'm not sure if I am doing enough but some exercise is better than none. I can do this. The food part is actually the hardest. Yesterday, Robbie wanted some candy. Instead of saying no, I bought him some. Walgreens had a sale 3 for $2 otherwise they were .99 a piece if you didn't get all 3. So of course, I got one for Robbie, one for Ryker and then that left one. It was a Reese's peanut butter cup dark chocolate. Who could resist that, right? Well, I should have because I really didn't enjoy it. Today, I will do better.