Working on Me

I’m taking a stand.

For all the health problems I’ve had lately, I actually know I’m fairly healthy. Sure, I’m on three medications to help me out right now, but my hope is to get off of two of them in the near future. I feel like I don’t actually need them; they’re in place to help me maintain good blood flow because that’s important when you have a vascular disease.

One of the things that will help? Losing weight.

I haven’t been happy with my weight since before Butter was born. It just got worse after he was born, and then after LB was born, well.

At any rate. I decided something has to change. The last time I did the Couch to 5k, I was told I couldn’t run because it wasn’t good for me to be dehydrated. I’ve gotten the all clear from both my surgeon and my neurologist. I have no excuses now.

Don’t get me wrong. I know I’m going to have to be more careful this time around. After having a headache from Thursday night through Saturday afternoon due in large part to dehydration [sorry, Dr. Messé], I’ve learned my lesson. It’s been all water, all the time around these parts lately, with the occasional cup of coffee thrown in because I need the caffeine to get through some days with my kids. Just saying.

My mother in law has been very successful with Herbalife products, and I have too, without the added benefit of exercise. I notice my clothes fit differently. The idea is to add the exercise in and see what happens. We already eat pretty healthy around here, which was why I may or may not have had a little conniption when my neurologist told me what my cholesterol initially was.

I haven’t decided whether or not to do before and after photos for public consumption, but I know a lot of people say they’re really helpful. It’s nice to see the change and all that.

What I know right now is I have a pair of pants I wore on my first trip to Delaware hanging in my closet. I want to wear those pants again.

Wish me luck.

One Reply to “Working on Me”

  1. Hey….welcome to the club! Tis that time of year where I find it warm enough to get my tush out of the house and get my body moving! In the winter, I am pretty much just a couch potato…who likes to consume comfort foods and hot beverages. But once the weather gets warm, it’s time to get up off the couch and do something. Andy and I have been using LoseIt.com for the last few years for our summer health and fitness. You can log what you eat and your excercise. You can also set goals for yourself. We find it tremendously helpful. You can even add your own recipes in for the calorie/food logging. You can engage in the community there, but we really only engage with each other. One of us can share a recipe with the other so we both have the same things in our data base…in addition to all the stuff already there. I’m sure I sound like an infomercial by now…but we do love it. And our girls get the added benefit of joining us for family fitness outings. It has great apps that you can use as well! Happy getting healthy!!!

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