Thursday, June 01, 2017
It’s been a while.. 8 years, in fact.
Earlier this year, I had a health scare. In fact, I’m still going through said health scare. I went for an ultrasound to rule out gallstones. Instead of gallstones, I end up getting sent to GI to rule out cirrhosis. This all started on 2/28, and it it is now 6/1, and bloodwork, a CT and biopsy later, I am still waiting for a diagnosis.. I do know that I do not have cirrhosis, but my liver is inflamed, and appears that it has been for some time. So this has really sparked the flame within, so to speak
Mid April, I started up the Couch to 5k training program. I’ve done it in the past, but never really made it much past the 3rd week. Today, I am halfway through week 4, and quite surprised that I am able to jog for 5 minutes at a time, and that I am now jogging just as much as I am walking. Next week is the first week with an extended jog (20 minutes!!) and I am a little apprehensive, but I know I can always repeat this week if necessary. Next week I plan on adding workouts.. We’ll see how that goes.
Watching what I eat has been much harder. I love to cook, and love cooking for others. And I want to eat what I cook. I have tried making little changes, using whole wheat pasta for instance, and eating at home for lunch, instead of out, but still.. seems like I eat so much food! I had gone three weeks loosing weight, down 5lbs, and then gained it all back the next three weeks. I think that is the most frustrating thing for me. So this week, I decided to do other measurements. My husband has mentioned that he notices changes since I started jogging.. I just wish I could see them too.. hopefully the tape measure will help me see that, since the scale does not seem to.