Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 34/365

Weight: 260.5

I need to stop eating some many packaged foods, especially snacks

Eye Doctor Appointment

Today I had an appointment with the eye doctor. I've been having a problem lately of having fuzzy vision, and small print straining my eyes. Some could be in part that I am staring at a computer all day and looking at small print (LOL)

I learned a few things from the doctor that I've never known about my eyes:

1. I have an astigmatism in my left eye
2. My eyes are dry
3. And my eyes don't look looking in (/ \) and they also don't like looking out
(\ /)

So he suggested glasses to see if they help at all, along with some Physical Therapy exercises for my eyes. Yes, I do PT for my EYES.

I choose a sweet pair of Converses wire-framed glasses, and I go back in about a week to pick them up!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 33/365

Weight: 260

Exercise: 76 minutes
Burned: 812 calories

Called out of work today due to all the snow we were dumped with. Spent over an hour trying to shovel out that driveway, and even then it wasn't done and had to leave it to my sister and her boyfriend to finish.

Day 32/365 - February 1st

Weight: 261

I really need to start limiting myself on the chips, even though they are within my calories that push me way over in the sodium.

Doctor appointment this morning pushed me back, as I didn't want to eat breakfast in case I needed blood work (which they did do).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Doctor Appointment

Height: 5'7.75" .... Seriously? I thought I was 5'8" or 5'9"!! Now I've shrunk (and this was with shoes on) and raised my BMI all in the same day. LOL

Weight: 268.5 They weighed me wearing shoes, fully clothes AND with jeans. So I'm logging the weight separately.

I seem to be in good order, other than my weight. My doctor gave me a few questions to think about and report back in a month, mainly due to why I think I have depression and what are my triggers that make me depressed.

I have also been diagnosed with Trochanteric bursitis, which is basically:

"Hip bursitis is a common problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows smooth motion between two uneven surfaces. For example, in the hip, a bursa rests between the bony prominence over the outside of the hip (the greater trochanter) and the firm tendon that passed over this bone. When the bursal sac becomes inflamed, each time the tendon has to move over the bone, pain results. Because patients with hip bursitis move this tendon with each step, hip bursitis symptoms can be quite painful."

OWCH. So when that flares up, I'm to overdose myself with 800mg of Ibuprofen and do some silly-looking exercises, but I am happy to know I'm not making something up and there's really something wrong. As soon as I touched my hip and told him where it hurt he automatically knew what it was, so yay! for Mere not being crazy!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Goodbye January, Hello February!!!

JANUARY 1st, 2011 to JANUARY 31st, 2011 = 13 pounds LOST!!!!!!!! If my calculations are right, that's 4% of weight loss of my total goal!

Woohoo!! I have completed a whole month of eating healthier and gotten a good start on my Path to the new me. This is the longest I have EVER dieted, and I am hoping it doesn't stop!


1. Now that January has come to a close, I've been toying different ideas on what to do for February. I had narrowed it down to the either the gym, or p90x, and have decided to do p90x. It's free, and I don't have to feel self-conscious at the gym being the only fat girl (it's a small gym in town).

2. Tomorrow (2/1) I have a doctors appointment. I haven't seen a doctor in about 5 years. I'm hoping they will set me up to get some lab work done, see if my thyroid or blood glucose is off, and overall healthiness. I'm also going to see about getting a bucket load of medication for my depression, anxiety issues, ADD, and for the knee and back issues I've been having. Also going to bring up about my hearing issues, I think I have some hearing loss in my left ear and it is really bugging me. Not the fact that I may be loosing hearing, just that I'm not certain if that is what's going on.

3. Thursday (2/3) I have an eye appointment to get my eyes checked. Probably haven't had one in about 10 years, and the last year or so it's been getting harder to read small print from far away.

4. Next week (2/10) I have a dentist appointment. Again, probably hasn't been 5 years. I'm sure I have at least 2 cavities, probably more due to all my soda drinking back in 2010.

As one can see, I now have health insurance this year, and I want to use it to it's fullest extent to help make a more happier, and healthier person.

Day 31/365

Calories: 1482, Carbs: 142, Fat: 74, Protein: 101, Sugar: 46, Sodium: 2630

Weight: 261.5

Water: 2 glasses

Supplements: n/a

Exercise: 10 minutes

Went to Stryder's flyball class, wore the HRM. And forgot to press the damn button (LOL).

**I've decided to no longer track for the 90 day challenge. It wasn't really doing anything for motivating me, especially if I didn't real a goal by a certain date.

Lose 50lbs by July 1, 2011 Challenge:

--> 12.5 pounds down, 37.5 to go!!!

**NEW** Personal goals:

1. Remain 100 calories short for the day: YES
2. Exercise for 30 minutes every day on the Wii: NO