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This is the second full day of my road to lose some weight before spring time rolls around again. I would like to drop 20. I know I can do it, but getting my mind set on it has been a task. I lost 15 about a year and a half ago. I was so proud. I know I could have lost more, but I just stopped doing the workouts. They got boring. After Christmas, I felt as if I had put on some weight. I know I ate a lot. I finally got back on the scale, which I had stopped doing also, and seen that I put on 5 pounds. That is too much. I can’t afford expensive diet plans or gym memberships at this time, so I am going to get back to what I had done before.

The hardest part is not the sweets or junk food, but cutting out the soda. I love my soda. I only drink 2 cans a day. Which, isn’t much, compared to what I have heard people drink. I read somewhere that one lady drank up to 2-12 packs in a day.ย  Holey Crap! That I could never do. I like it, but I need my water. Which besides soda, is all I drink anyways. Hubby thinks I should just cut it out all together. I told him I can’t go cold turkey on it. I have to do it at my own pace. So today, I haven’t had one at all. I know I will before too long, but it is good that I can say it.

I know I can do this, and hopefully by spring, I will have gotten to my goal. Maybe this time, I won’t quit and I will keep going.

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Yesterday, I had to go to a doctor’s appointment for myself. I hadn’t been to a doctor since Little L was born and I am definitely not good at going unless something is wrong. I have been having chest pains off and on for the past 2 weeks. Since my dad had died of a heart attack, I thought I would go and get checked out.

They hooked me up to the EKG monitor and the results came back looking ok and my blood pressure was good. She wanted me to go and get blood work this morning after 12 hours of fasting. And they are going to find me a cardiologist to go to. She said that she didn’t want to dismiss it as being indigestion or stress, because of family history. Although she did prescribe me some indigestion medication to take and see if that helped with the pain. The doctor was very nice and she actually set and talked with me, she didn’t rush and she waited for me to ask questions. I really liked her. I never have good experiences with doctor’s, probably one reason why I don’t go. Even though I could stand to lose a few pounds (or more), she said that maybe they could help me do that rather then telling me I had to do this and had to do that. I lost 15 pounds last summer and I have kept it off and when I told her that, she was quite pleased.

I went and did the blood work this morning. I didn’t get there till after 10 and they didn’t get me in till around 11. Needless to say, I was a tad bit hungry by the time I got home. Oldest went with me. She had to sit outside the building in the rocks because it was so busy. I got home and was glad that it was all over and now it is just wait for the cardiologist appointment.

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