Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coming Along

Out of the last sixteen days, fourteen have been under 2500 calories. I'm down to 555. I wish it were a bit faster, but I'll take what I can get. I've added daily exercise. Every hour I do chair dancing to one song on iTunes. I'll increase the amount as time goes on.

My husband really laid the law down last night and I have to put my nose to the grind stone and get this weight off so he doesn't have to be my caretaker anymore. Being told that he doesn't feel like a husband any more but rather a nurse and errand boy is certainly motivating to say the least. If I am going to save this marriage, I need to work very hard to get back in shape.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Dropped to 558, back up to 560. My current short-term goal is to get as many days under 2500 calories as I can. (Two days so far.) Then my next goal will be to try and beat the number of days.

My exercise hasn't been great. It's been really hard to get to the pool without the pool aide to assist me. My husband has to come help after work or we need to go really early on Saturday mornings. Neither are easy to do with him working full-time and needing to run errands. I know, they are just excuses, but I haven't yet gotten into a new pattern. Last week I had lunch with a friend on Saturday and we couldn't afford the gas to do both the lunch and the pool. This weekend he needs to work over-time, so I'll only get one pool visit this week, too.

I'm seeing my doctor about stomach pain and on-going intestinal distress. They've ruled out C. diff and something bacterial. They've done ultrasound. I've got a big gall-stone, but it's not acting up at the moment. I'm leaning toward a diagnosis of GERD or Irritable Bowel at this point. We'll see.