New Goals and a Progress Update
Saturday, May 22, 2010
It’s been a week since the bridge walk, and I think I am back to myself again. The last couple of weeks leading up to the walk and the actual event itself took a lot out of me (or added to me). In hindsight, I can say that I really did not think I would make it, and I am so proud of myself that I did make it. I’m looking for my next physical challenge. I think that was very motivating and I would like to have another goal and accomplishment like that.
The arthritis pool class is 3 hours a week of stretching, strength and cardio – all very light and gentle. It turns out that I can stay in the pool and swim some laps after class if I want to. I think I’m going to try that this week and see how long I can go.
I feel like I need some new type of workout. I’m not sure what that will be. Along with the pool, I’m still walking, doing yoga a bit and strength training. I’m not sure what to add – I have a lot of DVD’s and I might be strong enough to start T-Tapping, so I’ll spend this week trying out some ideas.
I started taking Move Free Glucosamine Chondroitin this week to see if it would help on my joint pain. It seems to be helping! I took it years ago and it helped, but it gets expensive and I got into all the rheumatoid treatments, so I stopped. All my hip pain friends may want to consider trying it. It’s supposed to smooth out the lining on the outside of your bones and lead to less inflammation.
I didn’t mention that the door fell off my fridge about two weeks ago. It took my landlord until last night to replace it with a new fridge. In that two week period we ate out a lot because we had to jam the door back in every time it opened. It fell on my foot about 20 times, and it was very heavy for me to lift back into the opening.
So, I didn’t buy any food needing refrigeration and I tried to only go into the fridge when I really had to. This led to and increased my weight gain over the last two weeks. I posted my weight today, and I’m not too thrilled about it. My farmer’s market is Tuesday, and I can’t wait to get back to it.
May 15 was the end of a mini challenge I gave myself. I wanted to weigh 229. I did not come close, as today’s weight is 238.6. I’m resetting my weight loss goal for August 15. I want to be 227 by then which equals 5% of my current body weight gone. “Get me out of 230-ville” I tell myself.
Through my discouragement about my non-weight loss, I’m telling myself these things:
1. You are losing, not gaining.
2. You are in the 230’s, not at 275 where you started on Spark.
3. You are feeling better than you have for a long time, so just keep Sparking!