Treadmill didn’t happen today. This was our first major cool down of the season and today was hellish. My boss called me even before I left the house because of an issue. I rested my foot over the weekend and I thought it was doing better but because of all the running around I did today, by the time I made it home I was in a lot of pain. If I did anything right today was the fact that I did eat right and stayed on my diet. I might make the treadmill tomorrow eve.
Nothing but a sea of Yoga pants. Is that all they’re wearing now? It seems that all women are wearing them now no matter what they’re doing or where they’re going. Today at the game I noticed that nearly every female was wearing Yoga pants. Some of these women, in my opinion, really didn’t need to be wearing them. In fact, I was sort of surprised that they even made them in that large of a size.
Anyway, I did not get a chance to get on the treadmill tonight, which may have been a good thing being that my foot is really hurting me. I walked a little over five miles making the trip to the stadium from the car and back again. I’ll try to get on it tomorrow.
My ugly mug. Left picture was taken 2012, right picture taken today. I am 60 pounds lighter today than in 2012. It’s been a long, hard, painful road. As of this morning I weighed in at 284. This is not a new number for me because I’ve seen it before. I saw it on my way down to 269 two years ago and I saw it again on my way back up to 305 back in March of this year.
I have come to realize that it’s a mental thing with me. I started cycling just about the time I reached the 269 mark. According to the app I was using, it stated that I was burning over 2,000 calories a trip. In my mind if I’m burning 2,000 calories I can eat more and not worry about it. I stopped using the treadmill and just rode my bike and with me burning more calories I ate more and with that I started gaining my weight back. Like I said, it’s a mental thing with me.
I’m staying within my diet this time and I’m staying on the treadmill, at least for now. It’s too dark for me to ride when I get home and right now I don’t have the time to ride on the weekends.
Today had another 4 miles on the treadmill. My plans are tomorrow morning to get another 4 miles before I leave to go to the football game. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to walk after I get home.
“Life Goes On!”
Today’s workout consisted of another 4 miles on the treadmill. I am beginning to be plagued with foot pain in my right foot. I’m not sure if it’s diabetic related or if I’ve actually done something to it. I’m going to double up on my neuropathy meds tonight and see if that helps. Otherwise I may have to take a couple of days off the treadmill.
The scale god smiled on me this morning with a 1.2 pound loss. I’m hoping that this will continue over the next few days before the next plateau happens.
Tomorrow is Friday and I’m so looking forward to the weekend. We are going to Tuscaloosa to see my son and to go to the Alabama game. I’m hoping to get some good pictures of the band and even some pictures of the game.
“Life Goes On!”
Today marks the eleventh consecutive day that I’ve been working out on the treadmill. Out of the past eighteen days I’ve worked out sixteen days and I have lost a total of eight pounds as of today. When I first started I did an average of 2.5 miles a day. I have worked up to an average of 3 miles a day. Tonight I walked 3.4 mph for 4 miles and when I got off and headed toward the shower my clothes felt like I had jumped into a pool.
I guess I’m at a plateau because I haven’t lost anything substantial since Sunday, in fact I’ve gained nearly 2.5 pounds back. I haven’t changed my diet and I’ve certainly haven’t changed my treadmill habits. I’m going to keep up the fight and win this weight loss battle eventually.
“Life Goes On!”
Have you ever have one of those days where you just wanted to go back to bed and crawl under the covers and hide from the world hoping that no one would find you? Today was one of those days for me.
It started when I got on the scales this morning. Another 2 pounds gained. It’s tough seeing weight that you’ve already lost appear back on the scale. Where’s the encouragement to keep going if all you do is see is weight added back to the scale even making sure that you’ve stuck to your exercise program and your diet. Oh well, I’m going to keep going. Don’t really have a choice but to keep going.
What really made me want to hide from the world was the phone call I got from my oncologist this morning. If you’ve been following this blog long you will remember that I’ve got CML, a form of Leukemia. When I was first diagnosed my blood levels were at 133%. Six months ago at my last appointment my blood levels were down to .05%. A very good report indeed. Not today however, my levels went up to .65%. I go back to my oncologist in two weeks for more blood work then after that blood work comes back the doctor will make his decision as to what my next step will be.
“Life Goes On!”
This is day 14 of my month long weight loss/exercise program. This is my sixth consecutive day on my treadmill. I’ve started walking on my treadmill on November 1st and I have missed two days due to my feet hurting. As of this morning I’m ten ounces from my first mini goal. I walk on my treadmill doing anywhere between 3.2 and 3.4 mph. I do not run, never been able to run much. I’ve got a brother and sister that runs all the time but I’ve never been able to get my breathing right. I always end up on my knees looking for quarters as my high school coach used to say.
I use an app on my IPhone called Mynetdiary. It helps me to log not only my food on a daily basis but my blood glucose levels too. When I’m losing weight I like to look at the charts to check on my progress, not so much when I’m not losing weight. I also use an app called Mapmyride. I use this app to keep track of my bike riding as well as my exercise. It too has a chart as well as a calendar to keep your daily log.
I weigh in every morning just as I’m stepping in the shower. This morning I weighed in at 285.8 and on March of this year I weighed in at 305. Most of the weight lost has been since November 1st. There hasn’t been any dietary supplements, no shakes or diet pills. Just daily exercise and watching what I eat. That’s it. If tomorrow or even the next day when I reach my goal, my next goal will be 275 pounds.
I know most of the weight that I’ve lost thus far is probably water weight. That’s the reason that it’s coming off so quickly. It is for this reason I’ll give myself eight weeks to lose the next ten pounds.
“Life Goes On!”
This morning, as usual on most Sunday mornings, I got up and cooked breakfast for my kids. It’s a tradition that my mom did for us as kids and I want to keep that tradition going. This morning it just so happens that I cooked bacon and eggs. My wife cooks 99.9% of the time during the week and I try to cook at least one meal during the weekends.
After breakfast I cleaned up the kitchen, changed into my workout clothes and got on the treadmill for nearly an hour. I did 2.75 miles at an average of 3.2 mph. I have nothing planned this week so maybe I can keep this trend up. Being that the time has changed it’s now too dark to do anything outside once I get home to do anything else. Might as well get on the treadmill instead of just sitting in my recliner watching television.
Today was a wild ride. I had to make a trip to Montgomery today to work on an AC unit that had frozen up. I was instructed to work on several other items while I waited for the unit to thaw out. I wished it was as simple as that.
Going out of town takes me out of my comfort zone as far as my dieting goes. Normally I can do better if I stay within a routine but with me going out of town it threw my routine out the window. For breakfast I normally have a bowl of cereal with fat free milk. Today we stopped at Chick Fil A. I ordered a number 4 which was a spicy chicken biscuit with hash rounds and a medium coke. I wished I had done better. For lunch I normally fix a salad at the salad bar in our dining center. Today we went to Baumhowers. I had one pound of of hot chicken wings with french fries. I wished now I had done better. It wasn’t until I got home when I got back on track. I had a baked pork chop with mac and cheese. As you can see and has been noted earlier that my willpower is no good. The silver lining to this is I did get back on track and didn’t continue to spiral downhill. Another plus for me is that I didn’t have any sweets and I did get to get on my treadmill tonight and I did 2.25 miles at 3.2 mph.
One thing I have learned over the years of “dieting” is never to give up. You may have bad days occasionally but don’t let it continue. In the past I have made the statement after a meal that I have just botched that I might as well continue and start back on my “diet” again tomorrow. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to wait until the next day, you can get back on track your very next meal. Another fault that I have is that sometimes I think that it’s ok to eat whatever I want to eat as long as I do some exercise later that evening. I know it’s wrong to think that and I’ve got to stop letting that thought enter my head.
There are other things I’ve learned over the years when it comes to my diabetes but I’ll save that for another story.
“Life Goes On!”