Doing well!

me eden park

SO…I weighed myself this morning and drumroll please…210.7! To remind you, when I went to the DR last month (2/19) I weighed 221! That’s a whopping 11 pounds off in one month!

I’m feeling pretty awesome lately! Between trying really hard to eat well and exercising at least 4 times a week, I feel great. I even have days where I can’t wait to go to the gym! But, working out has never been a problem for me. Read More

Results of the DR appt….

I went to the DR this week and got my test results today. I was disappointed in myself when I got them.

I’ve got some work to do….

Component Your Value Standard Range Units
CHOLESTEROL 210 <200 mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDE 249 35 – 160 mg/dL
Optimal testing for triglycerides should be performed following a 12 to 14 hour fast.
HDL CHOLESTEROL 32 >35 mg/dL
LDL 128 0 – 130 mg/dL
CHOL/HDL RATIO 6.6 1.9 – 4.2
LDL/HDL RATIO 4.0 1.0 – 4.0

So, I need to lower my triglycerides and bad cholesterol and raise my good cholesterol. I was really upset when I got the results. I literally sat and cried at my desk for a good half hour. My friend Lauren talked to me and helped me calm down.

After work I went and joined a gym, Planet Fitness. I’m going to be successful! I am going to go to the gym every day and I’m going to make a change. I can do this. I have 2 months before I need to go get lab work done again. 2 months to make a change for the better healthier life I want.

Need routine in my life again!

Things have been chaos lately. With us moving and the house in disaray. My evenings have consisted of dinner and cleaning/organizing. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to organize. It’s weird. I love creating places for everything now that I have the space to do so. (I did not enjoy organizing, living with family, as I had nowhere to put anything/organize..my husband will attest to this.)

Anyways, I’m not tracking and I’m not exercising (although if you consider all the lifting and up and down stairs I’ve been doing unpacking then maybe…). I am eager to get back on track.

In fact, I’m so excited to go grocery shopping this weekend for the next week. Why? Because I know that the only food I will be eating is what I buy, bring home and cook. There will be NO outside influence on what I’m eating. As much as I love Grandma and her cooking. Let’s be honest, it’s NOT very healthy. It was hard to come home and if she had made dinner to resist for several reasons. I didn’t want to upset her because I know she worked hard to make us food and it smelled DELICIOUS!

My friend Pam told me to give Aldi’s a try this week as they have some new healthy food lines. So, I am. My goal is to buy enough food for the week for as cheap as I possibly can.

I’m also excited to be able to get back into an exercise routine in the evenings. I miss that energy it gives me in the morning. In fact, there’s a planet fitnes gym about a 3 minute drive from my home. I’m going to go on Saturday morning and check it out. $10 a month. I can handle that! Worthy cause too!

I will also go to weight watchers on Saturday morning. My leader is fabulous. She keeps me motivated and excited. My meetings give me hope that I can do this. I know I can, I just need to stop making excuses and stop worrying about other things and people and focus on me.

I am not losing weight to be pretty (I mean, I’m already gorgeous!) I need to lose weight because I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and losing weight will help with that, and be better when I’m ready to try and have a baby.
I’m losing weight because I have high blood pressure.
I need to exercise to help me have more energy, feel better about myself and help my blood pressure.
I’m changing my eating habits because I don’t want heart disease!

I KNOW I can do this! I keep this quote on my desktop for me to see at all times:

No matter what you think, no matter how you feel, the truth is you CAN do this!

It’s been awhile and I need some help!

It’s been awhile and things have FINALLY started to slow down and I know it’s time to start focusing again.

With the chaos of my wedding (which was BEAUTIFUL!) Here’s a link to some photos!

Photos of misc fun on the resort 
Professional Wedding Photos

Anyways, I’ve gained around 10lbs. I haven’t been weight myself, going to weight watchers, exercising OR tracking. Literally everything I should be doing, I haven’t been. I can’t seem to find what’s needed to motivate me right now.

I’m going to weight watchers tomorrow though. I am going to get on the scale and take the hit. Maybe that will help. Tomorrow starts a new week. I can do this right? We’re hoping to move out by the end of the year. If we have room I’m buying a tredmill so I have no excuses when it’s too cold or hot out. OR I’m going to join a gym.

But really, I need motivation, badly. I have to go to the DR next week. I was thinking of postponing it but then again, I need to go and see how everything is going.

Any suggestions on what I can do to get motivated and realize I can’t keep this laziness up. HELP!

Also, I think maybe some new meal and snack ideas might help.