OK. I only have a few minutes before I need to get to getting ready for work.
But, I wanted to at least come by and share that my first day back to work was AWESOME. You can read all about it on my other blog... www.lifeandtimesofjoblog.blogspot.com
I was so nervous about going back in terms of my eating. What sweets were waiting? What temptations would I run in to?
Thankfully - none.
I stuck to eating my sandwich for lunch...and didn't even want the crackers I brought for a snack.
I was on my feet pretty much all day, and that took it's toll on me. It's been a few months since I've stood for that long. By the end of the day, my legs and back were killing me. But, it further instilled the fact that I really need to start walking now. I have to start cracking down on working out and making those aches and pains disappear.
I'll openly admit, I faltered at dinner time. I had to pick up something for dinner after work, and being that neither I nor Hubby were in the mood to cook, I grabbed two ready made pizzas at Walmart. Even though that was probably the worst thing I could have selected... I only ate two pieces of pizza, versus the five slices I usually eat.
I also made sure to pick up a veggie loaded pizza. It was stacked with peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Not healthy at all when they are all covered in cheese and grease, but at least I got some veggies in me.
I have to admit, the grease on the pizza did make me a little queasy. After I ate, I felt yucky. Like my body was not impressed with my food choices. Even though I haven't eaten all healthy the past week, the amount of grease in one meal was NOT what my body was ordering.
I also got my test results back from all the blood work I had at my doctor's office last week. I was happy to see that my blood sugar level was well within the realms of normal, and the doctor had no concern about pre-diabetes. My cholesterol, however? Yeah, not so good. The doctor even believes I might want to consider taking some medicine for it.
That, I want to hold off on. I know that if my cholesterol is that high, I run a greater risk for a heart attack... but I also know that if I really buckle down and lose the weight, my cholesterol will improve. I want to give it a year to see how much improvement I can make with just eating and exercise. If, by this time next year, the doctor is still very worried about my cholesterol levels...then I will take the medicine.
This was kinda the scenario I was expecting. A life or death situation where the weight had to come off, or run an extreme risk of an early demise. I need to know that if I quit...again... I'm putting myself in to grave danger. If I don't run the course, lose the weight, and get healthier - I'm literally killing myself.
So. Game On.
I have to lose the weight. My life is at stake.
And that's all I have time for.
Got to go get ready for work.
Till next time!