Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Well last Wednesday while I was doing my water aerobics I tore a tendon in the arch area of the bottom of my foot. It was very painful. I went to the foot Dr. a few days later and he said I do not need surgery (thank God) I originally had a foot problem called plantar faciatis that I have had for over a year and last summer the Dr gave me that cortizone steroid shot that took the pain away but the pain started to come back and then SNAP in the pool while excersing. The reason why I bring up my plantar faciatis is because my Dr told me that by tearing the tendon on my own I just prevented myself from having surgery for getting rid of my plantar faciatis. because that is what they do is tear a tendon to relieve plantar faciatis. Imagine that, He put me in a fracture boot and the pain should go away in 2 weeks. He gave me some steroid anti inflammatory It is beginning to go away now but still there. So I haven't been to the gym since. I did have an appointment with the personal trainer for tomorrow and I think that I am still going to go there. They are going to see what kinds of things I can do while my foot is still healing. I have not been doing good with my eating. I will have to slap myself on the hand and get back on track.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ok well today is the first official day of my weight loss journey, I was measured today, and here goes the very embarrassing details of my measurements, This is very difficult posting this for everyone to see but hopefully these numbers that I write today will be the last time they will ever be this high.
Here goes.

Weight 305
54 3/4
59 3/4
23 1/4

Body Fat

At the gym today I did core training and I rode the bike for 30 min.

Tomorrow Morning I plan to ride the bike for 15-20 min and then do the water aerobics, That is pretty much what I will do for the remainder of the week.

I Have also decided to use fitday at www.fitday.com that way I can enter everything that I do from what I eat and drink to what I do to work out, and that will calculate all of my fat carb protine, calorie, intake and approx what kind of calories that I have burned that day. It is a good tool and that will help me pay attention to what I eat and I can make adjustments if I am going overboard.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Weight Loss Journey

Ok there is no secret that I am terribly overweight and I have not done anything about it for a long time, Well I am tierd of being this way, I have become very lazy and although my doctors say that I am pretty healthy I am sure that will change soon if I don't do something about it now. I am already having some signs of diabetes, which is something that I had when I was pregnant with sheridan, There will be some times durring the day when I havent eaten in a while I will start feeling shakey from the inside out, and get very lightheaded, but after I eat something that feeling will go away right away. I am always having pains in my back and my liver is begining to have a tiny bit of problems, and I have been suffering from plantar faciatis which is kinda like a heel spur for over a year I did get a cortizone shot for it that took the pain away for about 6 months but it is coming back again in full force. I have not had any in depth checkups of diabetes but I am at great risk. I know that I am a beautiful person, but I dont want to be FAT anymore actually the technical term is Morbidly obese. I Joined the gym last week and I have been going already, doing water aerobics which is something that I love to do. This Tuesday evening I will be meeting with my personal trainer and he will be giving me all of the gorey details of my sizes, weight, and body fat. As terrifying as it is I am going to make that info public in this blog. As ridiculous as this may sound, I have decided that I will NOT be going on a diet. because with past experiences diets simply do not work. What I am going to do as far as eating is everything in moderation and cut back on sugar and sweets. I am just going to eat anything that I want but I am going to pay more attention to what I am putting into my mouth, I am going to do portion control, I am going to chew my food longer and I am going to use smaller plates, and not go back for seconds. I am going to try to eat till I am satisfied and not until I am full. and I am not going to eat after 9pm which is a reasonable time since I stay up pretty late. I am going to try that way of eating for a month and see how that works our for me, and if I need to make adjustments at that time I will. And of course I will be going to the gym and working out almost every day. I have not weighed myself lately but I know that I am very close to 300 pounds My long term goal weight is to be 145 pounds. but for now I have a goal to lose at least 100 pounds by November 8th because that is when one of my best friends is going to be getting married and I am one of her bridesmaids. and I want the photos that she will cherish forever to have 8 beautiful bridesmaids in it and not 7 and a fat girl. I am not one to be healthier for myself so she has given me motivation to start this journey. I have posted a pic of how I look now and will post progress pics as they come. I am asking for all of the support that I can get to help me with my journey. I will be posting again Tuesday evening with my gorey details of my sizes and update how I am doing.