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Day 293

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

emoticon I need to set a new goal for weight loss. Something achievable, something to strive for. My last one would have been achievable, but I did not do so good. Perhaps I'm not so good at the long goals. So my goal is this: lose 4 pounds. That is it. 4 pounds. It may seem like an easy goal, but these four pounds have come and gone many times, and I want them to stay off this time. So I suppose my real goal is to lose 4 pounds and keep them off!!

Made an appt to see my doctor bright and early on Wednesday morning. Last few times I've checked my BP has been high. If it weren't for the fact that I'm on BP meds to take care of that I would not worry, but 153/100 is not good.

emoticon Did good waking up with my alarm. I have two alarms set 5 minutes apart. So even though I fell back asleep before #2 went off, I made myself roll out of bed with that second alarm and get myself some coffee and grab my workout clothes. I always have the option of turning off both alarms and going back to sleep, but I'm hoping to only do that once a week.

emoticon Starting to really feel it in my legs! I feel out of balance! Going to add an upper body work out in today. And not forget to do my burpees like I have for the last two days!! But I did set an alarm for 0930 and go out and walk for 10 minutes when it went off. I did great, just dropped what I was doing and headed out the door. The kids played while me and the dog walked. That walk was almost too much on my legs, they are so achy and tired! I'll do some extra stretching after I walk today. I didn't do my 2nd walk yesterday because my legs were so achy. Probably won't do it today either.

emoticon Did great on my food planning yesterday, not so great on my follow through. I need to plan a light yet satisfying lunch and an easy dinner. I need protein. I had freshly ground nut butter with lunch yesterday, but I had it with jelly, which is not good. Next time I'll have it on whole wheat toast.

emoticon And oh my goodness, my daughter (Angel, the youngest) was on the step ladder to get the cereal, turned to talk to me and fell, face-planting into the side of the doorway!! Poor thing! She really smacked her head hard. New rule, no socks on the step ladder! She's a little shaken, but doing much better now.

Off to shower and get ready for school! Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!!
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  • KADULAC
    emoticon I'm glad your daughter is okay after slipping. That is so scary; for mom and daughter.
    1803 days ago
  • MARINGAL
    I am glad to read that you are lowering your expectations to achieve so many goals you wanted to accomplish. It really shows that you are listening to your heart and body what you can do and what you can't do. Take it slow…don't beat yourself up. Try to find a mother's helper so you can work out while the kids are taken care of. WHo know, maybe you can organize your home a little. Best of luck!
    1804 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Hope that your daughter is okay. Keep an eye on your blood pressure. Too many things can happen if it isn't in check. I think you are smart to make small goals. Otherwise, it gets overwhelming.
    1804 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    Start slow. It is very hard to look at large goals I feel that you are doing this right and it will work for you. emoticon job on getting out of bed and moving, and also on heading out the door and walking the dog!

    It is good that you have made the doctor appointment. BP is not something to play around with. Let us know what the doctor says.

    emoticon that Angel had an accident glad to hear that she is ok.

    Have a wonderful day!!

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    1804 days ago
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