My Weight Loss Progress

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Are You Having a Good Fall?

Things That Go Bump in the Day

I was minding my own business, innocently walking down to the basement to put a load of clothes in the dryer, when I discovered the reason slippers are called slippers. Mine slipped right out from under me and I bumped down at least three steps. These are not carpeted steps, either, but wood steps with hard, textured plastic runners. 

My right elbow took the brunt of the fall and cracked wide open, resulting in three stitches. (and I'm right-handed!) Fortunately the x-ray showed no broken bones. I've got huge purple bruises in at least two places on my arm, and a giant one on my behind. It may be padded, but it still bruises! And a whale of a headache today.

Guess what? Lortab makes me dizzy as well as sleepy. Hey, is there a dwarf named Dizzy? there ought to be!
Anyway, a couple of days of rest and a visit to a chiropractor should help set things right again. No more procrastinating finding a chiropractor here.

My slippers are no longer called slippers. They are called trash. They are history. I'll find a pair with tread on the soles or go without. Maybe I can stretch my cold toes up to my headache instead of an ice pack. 

Onward and upward. I am going to start being grateful for any days I can actually work out!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pushing the Reset Button

What more can I say? 
Reset goals. Start over again. 
Don't give up. Yep, that's me today. 
Determined again. 
Got my sticker calendar up, ready to roll. 
Or walk, at least. 
Maybe I should switch to red stickers 
to remind me not to have to reset again. 
And I did walk yesterday.
So today is day two. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Oh, just off fighting the aftermath of moving, combined with allergies/sinus problems/cold/who knows what? Therefore not exercising. I am eating healthy but not necessarily lightly. Fibromyalgia flare and all that. Ain't life grand?

Yesterday I set out to do my daily three, and after unpacking and filing and rearranging most of the office, I did my scripture study and then decided I was DONE for the day and shouldn't push too hard.

Right decision, apparently--today I am tired and not up to much, so imagine if I'd done any more yesterday. Ugh! I want to be normal! I want to be able to exercise consistently again! It will just take a little more time I guess.

When I read about people my age running miles a day, I just sigh. Slow and steady and short, that's me. Until I overdo it and have to start over. Again.

It's really quite discouraging but there it is. My life. I am grateful for the days I feel good. And I hope I don't have to move again for years. I am starting a savings account so the next move I can just pay someone to do it all.