Monday, November 20, 2017

Just Some Thoughts and Updates

As you guys may have noticed, I have been pretty quiet this week. Mostly this is because I've been really sick since about Thursday with the weekend being the worst and today not being great.

I ended up missing Gabriel's play, church and a bunch of appointment and I'm on day 3 of almost no steps because I feel like total crap. I think it is finally starting to get better but I did manage to give it to Charles which makes things even more fun :/

On top of that, as of Thursday night, I had to stop using the antibiotic cream for my face from the dermatologist because it was making my skin about 100 times worse from the moment it actually touched my skin. I gave it 4 days and it got worse with every use so the derm told me to stop using it and they called in something different but my insurance only approved it just now and it has to be special ordered by pharmacy so I won't have it until tomorrow.

In the meantime, nothing with my face has changed for the better and it's actually dryer than ever and feels itchy and not good. At least the rash hasn't come back!

I also attempted to try and use my pull up bar with the assisted band I got for it and I guess I'm a big scaredy cat because I couldn't come up with the courage to let go and step off the chair. I just feel like it won't hold me even though I know it's limit is 220 lbs and Charles hung on it for a second and it held him. I just couldn't take that step off. I guess I need to keep working on it or something.

I do want to start my workouts up this week, at home because screw germs! I'm not getting sick again!! And we don't really do Thanksgiving so it's more like us having a bunch of days off to just hang out together and put the tree up the day after, so I'm hopping to feel better enough to get my butt back in exercise mindset and back to my steps.

Food and tracking and diet and all that is going great by the way, the issue now is being sick and lack of exercise.

I think that's about everything.

Motivational Monday

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Weigh-In - November 16th - Twenty-Three Weeks Low Carb/Keto

Thursday Weigh-In - November 16th:
11/16/2017:                  -0.4 pounds
Total lost:                      66.2  pounds
Current Weight:            163.8 pounds

Another week, another loss! It may be a pretty small one but I'm thrilled with it because up until this morning the scale hadn't moved down all week!

I now have 33.8 pounds to go until goal weight and I'm on day 161 of no cheating, and, I have to be honest here, I'm getting more and more tired of "dieting." Yes, I know I'm changing my lifestyle and not actually dieting but I'm tired of the whole thing right now.

It's not that I'm craving carby foods and it's not that I'm not making progress or anything like that I'm just tired. I want a day or two where I don't have to count and weigh everything and worry about what I'm eating but I know I'm not ready for that, and I'm not done, so I'm just going to keep going.

But I am SO looking forward to my feast day on Christmas! And I don't need to worry about Thanksgiving because we don't do Thanksgiving anyway lol.

I was also all set to do a big gym workout today until I woke up miserably sick. So, for today, I want to do my steps (at least 12,000) and I start to feel any better instead of just feeling worse as the day goes on then I'll do more. I am doing awesome with my steps so I'm thrilled about that.

I also decided to just put the gym off until Spring because my body can't seem to handle germs right now. This is the second time I've been sick in less than two weeks and with winter coming, I'm going to stick with working out at home and worry about the gym come Spring. There's tons I can do here anyway!

I think that covers it for now!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thoughts And Updates on Dermatologist, Skin Issues, Workouts - Gym/Home and More!

It's been a long few days so I'm breaking this down into bullet points...

  • I finally saw the dermatologist. He thinks what's going on with my face, neck and chest is Rosacea but after listening to me explain what happened and  looking at all the photos I had, he said he can't discount the possibility of lupus (which, you know, I wasn't surprised to hear with all the other autoimmune crap I have going on).                                                                             
  • For the next month I'm on a serious sun block in the mornings and an antibiotic topical cream at night. I'm going to continue to take pics depending on what my skin does and if that same kind of rash comes back anytime during this month I need to call his office ASAP and they'll get me right in. He said if he had seen me during that rash he probably would have biopsied it :/                                                                                                                                                            
  • I go back in a month and we'll go from there. I'm hoping this clears up the problem but we'll see. I'm not going to obsess about it right now.                                                                                  
  • I still haven't started working out again (outside of hitting my 10,000 steps a day or more) and since yesterday I've been wanting to hit the gym again. I was waiting for that feeling to away like it normally does but as of right now I still want to go back so I really sat back and thought about it and here's my new thoughts...                                                                                                                
  • I'm going to finalize my home and gym workout plans and as soon as I feel up to them again, I'll do either gym or home or some of both. My gym membership goes until January 1st which gives me over a month to go if I really want to and see how I like going in the cold and dark and then decide if I want to keep the gym or not. It seems more sensible for me to leave the option open while I can instead of deciding today that I'm done.                                                                                                       
  • I think it's all going to depend on how I feel on a particular day, what my schedule is like and what the weather is doing! In the meantime, I don't actually have to make a final decision until January 1st so I can at least stop obsessing for now!                                                                        
  • But I am seriously missing working out and I really have to fit some kind of workout back into my plan ASAP!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Thoughts...

I had a great time at my best friend's this weekend!

My food stayed completely on track and I hit over 13,000 steps on Friday (thanks to the mall) and will hit over 10,000 today! I did make Saturday a rest day because of how badly my back hurt so I'll just skip the coming up rest day on Tuesday and do regular walking then.

I also discovered (because I asked my friend to measure my height so I could know exactly what it was) that I'm 1/2 inch shorter than I thought all these years.

I'm 5'2.5 and not 5'3 which shouldn't matter that much I guess, it just means that I need to lose an extra 2 lbs to get into the overweight BMI and could actually shoot for a lower weight loss goal if I wanted to but, for now, I'm leaving my goals as they are.

I haven't weighed myself since Friday which is really weird to me so it'll be interesting to see what the scale shows tomorrow. Hopefully things are still on the downward trend.

I plan to start my full workouts tomorrow with Push Day A, cardio and stretch as long as my back holds out. Other than that everything else: food, plans, etc are pretty much staying the same.

I will also be seeing the dermatologist on Tuesday morning (finally!!) so hopefully we can figure out what's going on with my skin.

I think that's all I have for now!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday Weigh-In - November 9th - Twenty-Two Weeks Low Carb/Keto

Thursday Weigh-In - November 9th:
11/09/2017:                  -2.0 pounds
Total lost:                      65.8  pounds
Current Weight:            164.2 pounds

Yes!! I had an awesome loss this week and I worked hard for it! Not only did I stick to my food plan (despite how much I want that damned donut yesterday) but I did 8,000 - 12,000 steps a day for the last 7 out of 8 days (one day was a rest day). Those steps really added up fast and my body feels so much more ready to work out once this weekend is over!

So, I've lost weight every week for the last 22 weeks and I'm down 34.4 lbs in the same 22 weeks of no cheating! And I only have 34.2 pounds to go until my original goal weight!!

This week my plan doesn't really change much... stick to the food plan, stick to the step goals and start up my serious workouts again on Monday (as long as I feel okay because usually after a weekend away my body makes me pay for the fun with some serious pain).

Other than that, nothing much is changing. I'm just chipping away at my goal bit by bit and eventually I'll get there!