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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wishing I Had Better News

Well, we all know that silence on a weight loss blog is not a good thing. Well, in my case it's not bad, I haven't gained back any weight (ok, ok if we're being honest I weighed in today 0.2lbs above where I was last weigh in). I just really have not been feeling well at all.

I have some gastro issues and it's been really bad lately. I haven't been able to eat anything other than really really bland boring food (chicken, rice, bread, pasta, soup, etc) or I was paying the price....and on many occasion I was paying the price. It's been about 3 weeks of this. I have a doctors appointment next Tuesday to hopefully figure some things out. I've also contacted a holistic nutritionist who works with gastro issues like mine, weight loss, and hormonal imbalances (I have PCOS), among other things. Finances permitting, I will have a meeting or series of meetings with her to help me.

Looking forward to the month of June...and what a crazy month it's going to be. I'm working 6 days a week right now, we are going to be working on our yard, we have the wedding that we're both in (so there's a bunch that goes into that...appointments for hair, nails, etc and then having to actually help pull the whole thing off).

I have printed out a calendar and have committed myself to 60 minutes (at least!) of exercise per day and I am going to log my calories religiously. I started with the calories today and am right on track. I had a delicious supper of baked chicken, salad, asparagus and rice and am feeling pretty good right now...but we will see...

Worst thing ever happened yesterday. After Chris left for work at 5pm, I started cleaning the house. Ambitious I know! Anyways, I was scrubbing our bathtub when I heard a little splash and seen something dark in the tub and I realized that my fitbit had fallen out of its clip that was clipped to my bra and into the tub full of water. I fished it out right away, ran downstairs and threw it in a container full of uncooked rice and prayed for the best. It's only $100 to replace but still...it's not like I just have hundreds of dollars laying around to spend willy nilly! I wasn't so much upset about it falling in the tub, but that it wasn't counting the activity I was doing! I clean the tub nearly first thing so it hadn't counted much at all! The GREAT news is that the rice worked and my fitbit is still good as new! Whew, dodged a bullet!

Well...On to June (and summer!) we go!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Leash Training

I decided that it's time for Harley to become behaved on leash. Up until now he's been awful. He runs every which way, tries to chase bugs, has no car sense, and runs at people (which most consider scary but he's just so excited that he can't contain himself). So to practice we are going to go for a walk every night. Tonight by the end of it, Harley pretty much got it. He stayed on my heal and only occasionally would wander out too far and he would, although begrudgingly, sit on the sidewalk to wait to cross the street. I would have to push his bum down but he did it and he stayed sitting until I gave him the ok. So proud of my little guy.

I have been wearing my fitbit nearly daily and today I'm almost at my goals. Just a few more steps to go. I currently have nursing students at work (LOVE IT!!!) and they actually found it quite funny that there are days I can go home already having walked 4 miles and only needing to do 80ish more steps to get to my 10,000step/day goal. The girl I had today really got a lesson on what it's like to be a nurse. I got all of 5 minutes to sit down before 12:30pm. Tomorrow another student gets matched up with me and I'll put him/her through his/her paces. While we're on the topic of my job, I want to wish every single nurse out there a very happy nurses week. Please please please take the time out for yourself and treat yourself to some pampering. I'm going to wait until next week but I am pretty sure I see a pedicure in my near future.

The weather here in Canada has been absolutely gorgeous. We're talking summer weather at the beginning of May! I'm definitely not complaining, especially seeing as how we didn't get summer until August last year. Here's hoping this weather holds out for the wedding I'm in in June. Moisture and humidity is NOT this curly haired girl's friend...there's not enough hairspray in the world. It's so nice to be able to take advantage of the warm weather and get outside. A few days ago I even got into the backyard to rake and clean it up a little bit. Our landscaping project is going to begin in a couple weeks here so it was time to get it cleaned up, at least a little. We've decided to go a little more economically friendly way with finishing the backyard and save our money for other things but it should still look absolutely gorgeous when done...well...definitely better than what it looks like now!

What are you looking forward to this summer? I have to say the thing I'm looking forward to most is going for picnics at the beach and for J&K's wedding, and perhaps a little camping too!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

When All You Want To Do Is...

I had a terrible week last week. You may have noticed the absence on my blog. I got a little too loose with calorie counting, all those little bites went unaccounted for and there are complete days missing in my log. Is it any surprise that my weight was up? I was just far too ashamed to admit that I'd let that happen after being so focused and dedicated for a whole month. But that number on the scale was a HUGE eye opener and I pulled the reigns back in and my weight is back down this week.

I weighed in this week at 287.7 which is down 0.3lbs from 2 weeks ago and down 4.3lbs from last week...Eeek. Thank goodness it came off again as quickly as it went on. But I'm not going to assume that will always be the case (in fact, I already know that's not the case because it didn't take me all that long to balloon up to the weight I was, and it's taking FOREVER to come off...but Rome wasn't built in a day.

But as I sit here in shorts that were too small last summer I feel pretty good about how far I've come. I know I have a ways to go, but it's nice to bask in the glory of what I have already accomplished. I think taking time to celebrate the accomplishments along the way to the ultimate accomplishment is huge in keeping positive and motivated. Knowing that I'm less than 2 lbs away from reaching my 30lbs lost milestone (again) makes me want to keep going and to continue to make the best choices I can. \

This next couple weeks are really really busy for me. A lot of things that involve food, and partying. Ugh. It's so hard to be around "normal" people when you're in the process of losing weight. I'm dreading it greatly. But, I'm committed to doing this and do it I will!

On to May goals:

1) Track food 5 days/week
2) Exercise 3 days/week
3) Lose 10 lbs
4) Pay off 1/2 of my credit card