over 5 years.....
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Last blog was April 2015....and apparently the thyroid was taken in the fall of 2013....whatever, things start to blur. In the past year alone, I've had damage to my knees (most likely weight-related) and had to do physical therapy, and I broke my foot and had to get booted for several weeks. Now it's looking like I'll end up with surgery on my right hand, which is bothersome, but not something that will actually stop me from doing a lot (already can't do pushups and such because of wrists....yeah, basically I'm falling apart over here).
Last time I wanted to lose weight for my HS reunion...well, now I don't care if we ever have another one because I don't think I'm going to go back there - too many bad memories, old coping tricks kicked in, not a pleasant experience at all.
So...May 2020 and I'm inching closer to 50 (ok, I'll be 48 at the end of the year) and yesterday I scared my daughter because I was breathing hard after some simple yard work (cutting branches off the Rose of Sharon that were growing through our fence)...a few years ago I could have done the same work with little to no problems. Our Weider weight system is missing the clip for the leg-press so we can't really use that, but I'm thinking that I could use everything else and start building muscle back up and the treadmill has never been put away, so I think I'll start using that....the hard part for me is going to be changing my eating habits - I generally don't eat breakfast because my stomach gets upset, lunch is whenever I remember and whatever I grab, only dinner has been consistent and since I've been doing all the cooking, fairly healthy for everyone.
So....yeah. I've looked at different diet plans and either they are too expensive, or come with so many warnings that I don't even want to consider them at all. I am thinking about going back through my pantry and seeing what teas I have - they were one of the key things last time as I drank some with every meal and snack (in addition to plain old water) - fat burning tea, appetite control...and even if they didn't actually work, it was a habit that I found comforting and that I could continue with. SO...in addition to figuring out what exercises I can actually start doing in my older, more body damaged state, I'm going to work out what I can conceivably add to the grocery list and daily habits as far as healthy food options....
here's to a healthier life (and my favorite jeans finally fitting me again!!!)