Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Finding a Balance....

Well lets here it for stressful weeks, when you want to start losing weight. I work at a treatment facility for teen girls and lets just say the past few weeks have been extremely stressful. Which causes me to lose sleep and sometimes just plain ole forget to eat. Three days in a row I didn't eat in a 8 hour shift, which when you leave at 11:00pm at night is probably not the best time to start eating. Skipping meals is not a good thing either, am I doing it on purpose..of course not, but things have been so busy that I completely forget to eat. The goal this week is to find balance between work, eating right, working out and sleeping. Finding that perfect balance is hard, but it has to get done. I have a lot of work to do!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Success Already....

So I went to the Doctor yesterday so she could check out my back. They weigh you every time you go, something I totally enjoy! Not really... From last Friday to Wednesday..I lost 4 pounds..Nice!! I wasn't even trying. I don't care how I lose it...I will take it!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A wake up call and my road to Happiness...

Well it is no big shocker that I am over weight! I have been for years! This last week I had a bit of a scare that may have freaked me out a ton!! It started Thursday night, my back was killing me and no matter how I sat, laid, stood I could not get comfortable. On Friday morning I could barely move and the pain was out of control. So I called the doctor, which it must be bad..I never go to the doctor! While with the doctor I broke down crying saying I knew it was so bad cuz i was over weight. I just kept thinking that I would need surgery and all the fun stuff that comes along with that. Well she did some tests and told me she thinks I just strained it and it is more than likely more painful cuz of my weight. She told me in the next few days we will know if I need a MRI...if it gets better just a strain, if it gets worse either a spinal cord injury or herniated disc....Oh dear. Well thank goodness on Sunday I took my last major pain med in the morning and have only taken Ibuprofen since then. I have been walking and doing the exercises that she told me to do. It looks and feels like a strain. Hallelujah...I can breathe a little easier..

Now comes to the support part...I have always tried to lose weight on my own or keep it all a secret. I know that this is something I have to do for me and only me, but I do need some serious support and encouragement. This will not be an easy road ahead of me cuz I have a super long way to go and it can be very overwhelming. I had some success a few years ago and was able to concur so many obstacles and a lot of my success came from much needed support and love. When things get rough I seem to give up, so maybe if I include those who I love so much maybe I will be able to keep trucking forward even if I have a set back cuz we all know in life we have set backs and it is how we bounce back from them that make the difference. I know that I will not be perfect, but I know that I can do this and as long as I keep that tude...it can happen. RIGHT!!!So in 2008 I ran my first 5k..I did walk some..but that is besides the point. I had started the road to my new life and had a great year...Then 2009 hit and I threw in the towel and gained everything and then some back...2008 was my year..probably the happiest I have been in a long time. Well I can't live in the past, but I can look forward to the future..Here's to finding That girl above and making 2012 the best year ever!!!