Monday, March 16, 2009

And we're back . . .

At least I hope so!

Last week was a rough week. Not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and even dietarily (don't know if that's a real word or not, but I don't mind). So, this week, we're looking for some changes.

Last week, I decided to take the week off of exercise because I wasn't feeling well and I was afraid that if I didn't rest that I would get more sick. Well, I think that was me telling myself to take a break because I wanted to be lazy. Of course, in retrospect, I think taking the week off was a horrible idea. I didn't get any worse, but I'm sure I could've pushed through and maybe even got better more quickly if I had "sweated" it all out? I don't know. But I need to be more aware of my "self-sabotage" and when it's trying to creep in. The really sad part is that I robbed my son of his social/activity hour and he really missed it. I will think twice before I allow us both the sacrifice for a little "rest" or laziness!

I also decided to follow in the foot-steps of a few of my cyber friends and track my daily intake. I picked to be the current log of my calories/intake. This site will provide me with a pie chart of percentages of types of food. This is where the lovely little site brought me a little slap in the face. I have been consuming 60-65% of my calorie intake in carbs!!!!! This is not acceptable! Especially since I KNOW that I wasn't working them off last week. So, I'm glad that I kept track of this because now I know that I've been lying to myself (or at least not being completely honest) and this could be the reason that I'm not making the progress I want to. So, this week, I get to focus on getting those ugly, evil, yucky carbs out of my diet and hopefully see if that makes any changes.

I feel good about this week. I feel good about making progress and I feel good about making changes that will allow me to be healthier. I have the power to do this. I have the desire to be healthy. I just need to remember that the carbs and lack of exercise were major contributors to the reason I was where I was. I also have to remember how desperate I am and have been to get out of that place. The "new" Heather has to have a "new" plan!

Here's to a great week of success and realizations!


Kim H. said...

You GO Girl! I completely understand what you're talking about with the workouts - for the better part of my first year postop... okay, all of it... I would get started working out consistently for three weeks only to fall ill in the third week and be knocked off my plan. Whew - how's that for a runon sentence?

It's a real thing that our bodys do to us - they don't want to change... they are comfortable in our old patterns... so they fight it.

The best thing I can tell you is invest in some chewable vitamin C tablets and overload your system with vitamin C. That's how I made it through this round and I've been working out pretty consistently since January. I get Vitamin C gummies from Wal-Mart so I also look at them as a yummy treat.(Sick, but whatever works - right?)

GastricGirl said...

I like your word, and I think I'll use it! haha I'm a word makerupper too! =))

Welcome back to the new Heather, you're going to do awesome! Anytime you're feeling down, just yell for us and we'll keep you boosted up.. that's what we do best! :)

Jil said...

Way to go girlie...take charge!

Kim H. said...

I just realized that I don't have your email to be able to respond to your comments, but I knew what you meant about foot versus food. Too funny... I'm feeling a little deprived right now too... but it's almost lunchtime for me thank goodness. I'm going to TRY to opt for soup instead of coffee.

You can always email me if you want - kbhawkins00 AT yahoo DOT com