Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

So, I am now down to 324. That makes a total of 31 lbs lost. That four miles I walked two days ago really helped me a ton. Want to try to walk about that much today. We will see.

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

All that walking is paying off. I am one lb away from a 30 lb loss. My mom's birthday was yesterday and I had to eat cake and pizza. But today I had a salad, and not much else. I haven't walked in two days, but tomorrow I am going to make up for it and walk a ton on the treadmill when I wake up. I am going to have too, because I don't want to get stiff. I am feeling so good about myself right now, but I am struggling with being so tired all the time. I can't sleep at night again and will take naps during the day. Today I napped from 5-9, which is probably why I can't sleep tonight. I have to do something to get to sleep. My counselor gave me a suggestion to ask the doctor to prescribe. It use to be for an antidepressant, but they stopped giving it for that, and started to give it to those who can not sleep that also take something like xanax and Prozac and it wont mess with it, so I am going to make an appointment and go in and ask about it. Maybe it will help. I know my bad sleeping habits wont help my goal to weight loss and it will catch up to me at some point.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010

I have done nothing but walk walk walk the past three days. I did three miles today and my legs are just screaming at me. But it feels good to do something instead of sit around all day. I think I over did it a bit because I have a little headach. But no pain, no gain right? I think my pinky toe is going to jump off my foot and run from me. lol I hope to see some lb loss tomorrow.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Update April 18, 2010

I have not updated in a while. Life has been happening so I have not had a chance. My weight is now down to 327 lbs. It was a lot of work to get here, and the benefits are wonderful so far. I know I have a long ways to go, but I have lost a lot in some pretty major parts of my body. My rear is not as big and my hips are melting away. I am starting to feel so good about myself and it has made my outlook on life and chage a lot different then it was before. If I can do this with my weight, then I can do anything when it comes change.

A big move may be in store for us with in the next few months. In June, Den and I are going to go to Florida and check things out down there. We are considering a big move because we just can not make it here and maybe it will help with me as well. Life just is not getting us any place now. Money is not here and money is what we need to support our family. I think losing weight and loving myself made me realize that I don't need to be as close to my family to survive like I once thought. My heart is into this move, because Den really deserves this and so do my kids. We have to do what we have to do no matter how many people don't understand it. Not everyone has too, and I understand that not everyone is going to like it for the fact that they will miss the boys and Den and I, but we have to do what we have to do for our family. That is all there is to it. And if it does not work out, then we can always come back, but this feels right to me, where as before it did not. I held Dennis back from getting to do what he needed to do and find a better job for years because I needed or I thought I needed to be glued to my family. I don't need that, I am an adult and I can make it without them. Now that does not mean I do not love them and will not miss them, because will terribly, but I need to give Den a chance to support us the way he should be able to. Okay, going to make dinner. I walked 1.4 miles today on the treadmill and hope to walk another 1.4 miles before bed and then Den and I are going to walk while the kids are at school tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010

FINALLY, I am past that 332 wall. I am now 329 and I am very excited and glad that it is past me. I am on my way to bed because I have the flu. So goodnight.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010

What a struggle Easter has been for me. There is all this candy around that I have been known to binge on. I have broke down and had a few pieces and feel so guilty for doing it. I also had a big salty dinner of ham, mashed potato's, sweet potato's and a roll with butter. Then had a snack of a ham sandwich. I feel awful because I don't want to resort back to old ways, but I am with my family and that is what our family does, eat. I finally bypassed my 332 this morning and got down to 330, but I think I gained it back today and that is totally frustrating, but I slacked today. Dennis did not. He ate a bit of ham and mashed potato's and green bean casserole, but he was hungry still after he ate and refused to eat anything else until we got home at 10 and had a salad. I need to stop doing what I did today, because I feel awful. Ham has tons of salt and there is ton of sodium in diet coke and I drank a lot of those today and I am probably going to retain a lot of water and I am sure my blood pressure is up. Why did I do this? Is it alright to do once in a while or is it like a recovering drug user just doing it every once in a while. I know that is not okay for them to do it, how can it be okay for me to do it. Ugh. I am struggling.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April 2, 2010

Still at that 332. That number is driving me mad. I am going to go back to work with Den, use the car and get my neice and drop the car off and walk home. I would like to walk there, but I got up too late and don't have time.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010

The past few days I have hit a wall. Two days ago I walked to Den's work and home, which was a good accomplishment for me. It made me sore, and I didn't realize how much walking outside on the sidewalk was so much harder then walking the treadmill. But I actually liked walking outside better. I would be doing it today, because it is such a nice day, but Damian is home and I am not taking him on a 3.4 mile walk lol. They are going to my sisters house tonight and tomorrow night, so I think that tonight Den and I may walk. I also started physical therapy for my back and knees. Yesterday was my first day, and I woke up with awful cramps in my legs. I feel like I pulled something, but it is most likley muscles that were never used before. My weight the other day was 332, and then I gained 3 lbs back, but am wondering if it could be muscle that I am gaining. I have not changed my diet, so I don't know where those three lbs came from, but this morning I am back to 332, thank goodness. I just want to get out of these 330's because it will be a big mile stone for me. I know I am going to hit this wall every now and again, and I am ready for that to happen, but it still makes me crazy lol. I will be walking three days a week to my physical therapy, which is 1.3 miles there and then walking back, so that will give me major exercize. I just need to get these cramps out of my legs.