A Leap, A Limp, and a Stagger = PROGRESS
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I haven't yet lost any weight...( I don't THINK anyway...I had one weight reading that was really high...and the next one some days later was a lot lower...so am not quite sure...today's reading was somewhere in the middle....So it is the one I've charted)...
Yesterday was not a good day for me physically ...After Tuesday's good start - oh, I guess it was Monday...but I DID also exercise on Tuesday--I struggled yesterday. I didn't feel well physically or emotionally...And sort of temporarily wavered in my determination to DO this. I even mentioned to a friend last night that i'd lost my "Spark" and wasn't getting much out of the site anymore >>>(Has anyone guessed yet my BIpolar Tendencies???)
But then this morning....Well. let me preface it by saying that I got a new BIPAP mask (because I have severe sleep apnea). My other one was broken and I'd gone without BIPAP for close to two years. I only was sleeping about two to three hours a night. I'd thought that it was pain waking me because when I awakened, that was the first thing of which I was aware. However. My new theory is that I awakened because I had stopped BREATHING (minor details....) and THEN pain kept me up. NOW, my habit is to sleep well...and wake once in a while (by pain) and then move to the recliner and continue to sleep. Last night I think I slept close to the whole night long...In fact I was in bed or the recliner for 10 hours...and most of it was spent sleeping !!!!!! HEY!!!!
ON the downside:
When I DID finally get up , my pain levels were astronomical....And I was so stiff I really couldn't move for the first two hours...although I kept trying to stretch and get various parts of me working....When I finally DID start to feel somewhat on top of that problem I WANTED TO MOVE!! YEAH. I FELT like exercising!! Sooooo. I did,.
35 minutes of pretty hard (for the state I'm in now) cardio on the ergometer...And I think six strength training exercises. i also tried to keep my upper body in motion when on the ergo also. (My friends had named my ergometer "EGOR" so that is how i will refer to him. (and yes it's a him. OH! and I'm really trying hard not to make the next quip that comes to mind. Have to keep it clean. )
So Egor and I went at it...til I'd worked up a good sweat ((..and THAT isn't even the thing I was trying not to say...they just KEEP coming.... OK, I'll stop now. ))
I also weighed and measured myself today...still have to track the consumables thus far. I will take your advice and try to keep current with my tracking...I see your points... I will only use the notebook as a self reminder for when I'm not able to be at my computer and track immediately.
One thing I did not do well today was I failed to eat breakfast in the first hour I was awake. i did have a small bite...but I don't know if it was enough to jumpstart my metabolism. I wasn't feeling good enough to make anything til a while longer.
so ...onward and upward...or maybe downward if we are talking about the weight thing.
Have a great day all.