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.