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.