My "why" and progress report.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
I've been reading a lot of blogs recently about why people are trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. One in particular by SHAPNUP got me to thinking about my "why." Here it is: In December of 2010 I got pneumonia. I didn't know it at the time but DH woke up and I was barely breathing and he said that was it and he took me to the ER. I remember getting dressed and that's where my memories end for a bit. When they checked me in, my 02 level was 39. They told my DH that I wasn't expected to make it but they gave it their all. I was consequently put on a ventilator for 4 days. I have brief memories of waking up and crying because I was tied down and had tubes down my throat but they are vague. Well the doctors and nurses did their jobs magnificently and God decided that I should live. I want to be healthy for a number of reasons but the first and foremost is that I believe that God saved me for a purpose and that I need to be healthy enough to carry out His will for me when He reveals it to me! My other reasons are pretty much the same as everyone else's. I want to live a longer life. I want to be in shape to keep up with the grands. I want to have a healthy BMI. Etc, etc!
Now I am very happy to report some major progress! I have started tracking my food again and I basically eat the same way each day and I am falling into my calorie range quite nicely! I have made a habit of drinking my water and not complaining. I am now working on eating my fruits and veggies each day... 5 servings of them! I haven't seen any movement on the scale and I want to get upset about it in a way but in another way, it's just a tool and I've only been back at this for about 2 1/2 months real seriously where I'm taking the time to "build" the habits instead of just trying to "jump in headfirst" and do it all at once! I tried that and had a couple of good weeks here and there but I kept getting overwhelmed by changing so much so fast. So I'm doing great in a lot of areas now!
The pain in my muscles is still there enough that I can't exercise as of yet but it hasn't been long enough for them to heal either. Compared to the pain I was feeling, it's like news from a distant country nowadays! Thank God for big blessings! The pain in my foot is .... okay it's like news from around the house! LOL! but it's only 3 days and a wake up until I see the foot doctor and get the ball rolling on finding out what's causing it and what I need to do about it! I'm feeling the blessings there too! I will get to exercise as soon as I can. Impatient as I am, I want to wait and do it when it won't damage my body enough to put me "on the bench" for another block of time!
Because it's March and the month for St. Paddy's Day Here's this for you: