Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holding Steady for the Holidays

My weight hasn't changed much in the last couple of weeks and I'm okay with that. I've been taking a break from food tracking and it shows on the scale. As long as I don't gain, I'm happy. Come January first, I'll be focused on my single goal of 2012 - losing 100 pounds. Yes, I've lost 120 pounds, but it's been horrendously slow. I need to ramp up my game!

Speaking of ramping up, I met with my pool physical therapist and she was very pleased with me. She gave me an A+ for form and consistency. She said my progress really showed that I have been working hard. I grinned from ear-to-ear the entire appointment! Meanwhile, we've added paddles to my lap walking and when I'm doing my leg exercises to increase resistance, plus when I'm doing my arm exercises, I am to stand on one foot. Oh boy. It needs lots of concentration - rather like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Lastly, I'm to move some of my exercises to shallower water, like the squats, to make it more challenging.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Seem to Be on a Roll

Everything seems to be coming together now and I'm consistently losing weight. Even if I fall off the wagon for a meal or day, I tend to get right back on again before any damage is done. This is good because I'm tired of the skin infections. Yes, once again I was in the hospital for IV antibiotics with a skin infection.

The worst part this time is that I wasn't able to do my pool exercise until I was done with the oral antibiotics. I didn't realize how much going to the pool has improved my mood until I started having panic and anxiety attacks again. Whether it's the socialization or the physical activity or a combination of both, I don't know, but it acts as mood stabilizer. I went back for the first time yesterday and I already feel the difference. I feel more clear-headed and a smile comes easier to my face.


I'd like to post more but to be honest, I don't know what to post about. My life is pretty quiet other than my weight loss efforts. I don't want to be constantly whining about things I can't do. It's not how I live my life. I watch my food, go to the pool, take my pills, do crafting, read, take online classes and enjoy time with my husband of 21+ years and my dog. My diet would be boring to most people. It's whatever I can get my husband to make and we tend to have similar things over a month's period. I'm thinking about adding more about books & reading. What might you be interested in reading about?