Package arrived April 2nd. I took out about five frames and put the opened package inside with the queen placed on top of the remaining frames but with the cork taken out on the candy end so the bees could get to know her as they chewed their way to her. I put an empty […]
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted so I decided to give everyone an update, for those that are keeping up.
I haven’t been on the treadmill but the one time a few weeks ago. It’s not the feet, it’s finding the time to get on there. It’s been a very busy couple of weeks with three seniors around. With award events, proms and other events such as birthday parties it’s been nonstop. But, that hasn’t stopped me from doing what I can at work. I’ve been taking the stairs instead of the elevators and walking upwards of 20,000 steps a day and climbing around 20 to 25 floors a day. Since I’ve started I’ve lost nearly eight pounds as of Saturday morning. The bad thing is that, like this weekend with two birthday parties, it’s extremely hard to get my steps in on the weekends. Next weekend, just as this past weekend, will be a bust as far as exercise goes. Saturday will be spent taking my daughters to where they’ll be going to college to try out for the band and later that evening we’ll be going to a band banquet with them. Sunday will be spent going to a spring concert that my daughters will be playing in. I’ve got so much going on that I told my wife on the way to the party today that if it’s not on my calendar now, I won’t be going to anything else unless it’s an emergency. I’m saying NO!!
After working all day and getting close to 15,000 steps on my Fitbit, I reluctantly got on the treadmill after eating supper. In the past I have been able to reach speeds of 3.8 mph for 1.5 hrs but not tonight. I started off at 3.2 mph and it wasn’t long before I realized I couldn’t keep up the pace. I reduced the speed to 2.8 mph and tried to keep up for 30 minutes. That was all I could do tonight. I know it’s a start and I’ve gotta start somewhere but I had no idea I was that out of shape. I guess I’ll see how my feet do tomorrow. Right now they’re a little sore but the true test comes the next day.
Thanks everyone for your kind words of support on my last post. They are appreciated.
And it’s been a rough couple of months. I had hoped that this year would be better but it’s been far from it. I won’t bore everyone with the details but I’m hoping for a turning point soon.
By this time last year I had already put several hundred miles on my bicycle. This year, not to much as a single mile has been put on the saddle. Thanks to the new cancer meds I just don’t have the energy. Everyday is a challenge just to get out of bed and go to work. I look forward to the end of the day when I can take a shower and sit in my recliner. My weightloss goal that I’ve set for myself for my kids graduation is so far out of reach right now that I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no hope in ever reaching any type of goal, ever.
Things have got to turn around for me, and soon. Tomorrow I will try again to get on my treadmill. The problem I’ve had in the past four months is that my feet won’t let me. They hurt me so bad toward the end of the day but tomorrow I will not let that get in my way. If I don’t at least try to get my weight down by the end of May then I’ll feel like I’ve let only my kids down but myself down as well.
I’ll let everyone know how that works out.