Tuesday, July 26, 2011

News of th Week

I had another nice walking opportunity on Saturday. I walked around Alki Beach and ended up walking for about a mile and a quarter. I continue to watch my food intake. I saw my nutritionist yesterday and she said that I am doing well, but maybe being a little too obsessive about the calorie/carb counting. I will work on that. And I guess protein intake needs to improve. :p There's always something. But it's going ok so far. I've lost about 3 pounds in 2 weeks, which I guess is healthy/normal.

She said that exercise needs to be something I do on a regular basis. I told her my motivation has been pretty low, and that I started seeing a therapist she had recommended, and hopefully that would help. She then said something that I need to hold on to, when I want to be my own self critic. "You seem pretty motivated to me. You have been to see your doctor, you sought out a therapist and started counseling, you are here to see me. That's motivation. You're actually doing a lot!" Which when she said it, it just clicked and felt right. I would never have made that conclusion on my own though. :p

Coupling that with what my therapist said to me earlier in the week... I had made a jokey comment about how "this taking care of myself crap is too much work!" She then noted that I'd gotten a pedicure and asked if I'd done it myself. I said "oh no! I had it done. I don't get them as often as I'd like, but it was a nice treat." She said that I should look at taking care of myself as a treat, rather than work. I have my work cut out for me there! LOL

I have been feeling a lot better, though since starting this process. I hope that it continues.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today's achievements

Today was a pretty good day. A donut was purchased for me this morning at Starbucks, but I didn't eat it. I had a couple of bites and then put it away. Just had a couple more bites. (When I went to enter it into my food journal, the ONE donut had 450 calories!!! 2 Cupcake Royale cupcakes were also purchased for me, and thus far I have eaten half of one. (A whole cupcake from there on average is about 490 calories!! eeep). This is very good for me, because usually I'd have eaten the whole donut, then later eaten a whole cupcake, and then before bed the second cupcake... plus the food I eat. Those 2 treats alone constitute nearly half of my calorie allowance. I also ordered a Subway footlong, and only ate half of it (for lunch) and will have the 2nd half here in a while for dinner.


I walked today. I walked a mile around the park at Lake Meridian. It was a gorgeous day so Nick and I went out and about. :) We walked at a leisurely pace, but I still busted a sweat and burned about 100 calories. Now I am sitting in the sun at home. I have lost about 3 pounds since July 11th (I last weighed myself a few days ago). I feel good today, for the first time in quite a while. I hope it lasts. I had my second counseling appointment. So far I like the therapist. She's nice. I am cautiously optimistic.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My current flurry of activity.

I met with a dietitian today. She's super nice, and had lots of good info and suggestions for me. I have uploaded an app for a food log to my phone. I think that will make my food tracking so much easier!

I also scheduled a follow up appointment with my PMD to follow up on my labs from my physical. Gonna have to see what he says is up with the blood sugar, then start tracking it, etc. I also got some referrals for counseling from the dietitian, and put in a call. I left a message, and she called back so quick I was on the other line with my PMD making that appointment, so I am playing phone tag with her. I am hopeful that I may be able to set something up with her and soon. I certainly need it!