Monday, April 9, 2018

Results!!

I have gotten down under 300 pounds!  I can walk a bit farther without feeling as if my heart is going to burst out of my chest.  I am starting to feel less need to eat and when I do, I am not eating as much.

I am using the CPAP every night and have more energy during the day.  I do still asleep sitting in the recliner reading, but I am hoping that gets better.   My machine came with a website (MyAir) that it downloads my information to every morning.  How long I used it, if I had a good deal on my nasal pillow, any air leaks, how many times I stopped breathing, and how many times I took off the mall during the night.  I get a score for each and the higher the total is, the better my therapy was.  It's a game to me to try to see how many days in a row I can get 100. 

My blood sugars have decreased and my last hemoglobin A1c was better.  I find out tomorrow how my cholesterol is doing. 

All in all, I'm headed in the right direction.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

I know, I know...

I keep coming on here and making excuses.  Well, I'm at it again.

I am getting back on here to make myself accountable.  But, I may be successful this time.  We have recently changed insurance at work and the new plan is much better.

You are going to be reading about issues other than my weight on here as they all seem to the together.  My sleep apnea causes fatigue which leads to bring a recliner potato which leads to weight gain which leads to no exercise which leads to more weight gain which leads to needing new knees which leads to...well you get the idea.

So:

#1-I have cut out a lot of sugar in my diet.  Sodas were a huge part of that.

#2-I have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and started CPAP treatment last night.

It is my hope that with these first 2 steps, I will start again and keep it up this time.

Wish me luck!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's the food

Well, I have lost another 5 pounds since I last posted.  I know that it is not much, but it is something.  We have a plan as a family to get out and walk once Spring arrives and the roads dry out.  Once, I really get moving it will start to come off again.  As it is, I do not eat a lot anymore.  I have to make myself eat sometimes now and most of the time I eat less than the boys do. 

I have started to notice that my pants are getting looser and my scrub tops cover my butt now.  People are telling me that that can tell I am losing, especially in my face.  It makes me feel good when they say it looks good.  It keeps me motivated. I am working myself up to taking another picture to put on here.
Until then, I will leave you with this:


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Checking in

So, I am doing really good on my journey.  This morning I was actually under 280!  I have been at this point for over a week now and am starting to feel like it is as far as I can go.  A lot of it is that I have not been up and down the stairs at work or moving around around as much because my right leg decided to seize up on me recently.  This has made walking, standing, laying down, and thinking about any of these to be extremely hazardous to my sense of well-being.  It got so bad that I couldn't get into the truck without crying because bending my leg was pure torture.  My doctor has me scheduled for an x-ray and ultrasound of my knee this week to see what is going on.  We did a course of prednisone to reduce any inflammation, but right in the middle of it my leg decided to let me know that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was and locked up with a vengeance. So, I am at a holding point until I can get back on the move again, but I count it as a victory anyway.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

My trip, part deux


Okay, time for a restart.  I hope to lose 140 pounds by March 9, 2013. I have two little ones who really need their mommy around for a while longer. I would love to be able to keep up with them outside.  I have tried many times to lose only to fall off the wagon and give up. This time, I have to mean it in order to stop feeling as if I am an old lady.

I have some obstacles to get around (but then who does not?) and I know that those will make this a bit harder for me. I am considered a picky eater because I don't eat a lot of vegetables due to the feel of them in my mouth. The taste is usually not a problem for me it is the texture. It has no rhyme or reason, why can a potato chip crunch be okay, but an onion crunch gross me out? I know that some of it is psychological, but come on. LOL

My knees kill me, I have degenerative joint disease (DJD) in my spine, my ankles and feet definitely have a love/hate relationship with me. I am too young to be feeling like this and I know it is all because of my weight. If I could lose some weight, I could (hopefully) get off the diabetic medication.

I could get some clothes that fit, instead of what is most covering and I would feel proud to step out with my hubby. he deserves a woman who looks good!

So off I go on a new journey, time will tell where I end. 


Thursday, June 7, 2012

10 pounds down

I was in the doctor's office last Friday and I am officially down 10 pounds!  Yea, me!!!!

I was doing my blog reading today and I found a post that got me to thinking.  I need to add some exercise to the sitting that I do and thought that this might be a fun way to do it.  Check this out: The Spiritual Mother

What do you think?