Friday, August 16, 2013

Got to Make it Quick....

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...

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!

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  1. Joanna, glad your first day back was a good one. I hear you about the standing thing. We had a fire alarm go off yesterday afternoon and were outside longer than my back and feet wanted to be standing.

    Great news about your blood sugars. Keep working at it and you may be able to get your cholesterol in the normal range too.

    Have a great weekend.

    1. I know that I won't repair all of the damage in a year, but if I can make a solid impact.. then maybe I can convince my doctor that I don't need the medicine. I hate taking medicine, the weight loss pill is bad enough. Thankfully, that's only for a couple of months. I don't want to add cholesterol medicine to that too. Plus, if I can lose enough weight to make that solid impact to my numbers, it will further reinforce how important it is to keep the weight off. That's my plan...just hope it works out.

  2. It sounds like the pill for the most part is helping to curb your appetite some. That's good.

    Waiting to see if you can improve your health with diet and exercise is a great idea. I always feel that doing things naturally is best if you can do it. Sometimes it isn't possible, but hopefully it will be for you.

    You are doing great so far.

    1. Thank you for the support!! I am one of those people that don't want to try medicine until I've exhausted all other possibilities. If I can keep myself off medicine by losing the weight..then that's just what I have to do. No excuses!!


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