Annual Physical Scheduled
The physical is now scheduled (end of January) and I just found out that I cannot ASK for a fasting blood draw, I need to discuss it with my dr. when I go to my annual physical. Good grief!
I have re-read my journal and see that I keep saying I'm gonna partake in the exercise part of Mark's program but honestly, other than reading the new book, have not even begun. I actually got to the chapter where you measure your current abilities and put the book down. Hmm. What's up with that procrastination? Darn me.
I have plans to go to the local rock climbing place during my work break, get trained and see what it is all about. I read somewhere on here that it'll be a very good workout. Depending upon the cost and the amount of fun I think it is, I'll at least try it over the course of the winter months.
CC Skiing is my winter exercise; however, that means it needs to snow and it works best if it snows over the weekend so I can get out in the daylight. My other form of winter exercise is shoveling my huge driveway and around my house in case of fire. That keeps me busy once the snow actually starts piling up. I love being outside in the dark evening shoveling - it is so peaceful and the stars are glorious.
Christmas is very close now. Much to be completed prior to the hostessing demands. Can't wait for it to be over though. Am excited about my granddaughters wanting to play office. I had prepared a "My Office Box" many years back for my grandsons but they were never interested. I've added additional items since there are 3 children and am hoping they will have the fun I expect. They will also get loads of clothing - they're girls who like clothing so yahoo.
If anyone happens to read this input - Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays - however you enjoy yourself and family.
BEEN TOO SHY TO ENTER & I see it's been way too long
Well, I have not employed the PB exercise routine nor did I follow the plan in the newest book.
The good news for me is that I did make it through the holidays with no weight gain. I was shocked as I did eat some items (that I cannot remember right now) that are not primal. However, I know that I did not binge on them and that may be the biggest difference in my eating habits to date.
I still longed for snow and the ability to shovel it or ski in it for exercise. Had one or two big snowfalls but not on the weekends when I could ski. However, I did get some shoveling in.
I have had many social events in March and April. Last weekend was a travel to Wisconsin for my niece's bridal shower with my brother in law's family. Very upsetting to see my youngest niece (not the bride) has put on weight since Christmas when she looked heavier. This is a young woman who was always active and very in shape. Something is going on that I don't know about and only seeing her once in a while, I will not find out what it is. Her mother (my sister) passed away 5 years ago in March and she has been at college and living off campus this year.
Regardless, she is living with my brother-in-laws family and they are all obese. Her mom was obese as is my mother. When it came time to eat at the shower, the only PB item was the fruit salad I made. Honest. There was chicken (in flour and deep fried), cole slaw with ramon noodles, chips, melted cheeses, rolls. And desserts.
16 people in attendance - 40 pieces of chicken. Get the picture? This is a lunch time event.
Regardless, I ate things I should not have as mom and I were staying at a motel and didn't know our way around Milwaukee. She is 87, so I could not manage driving around looking for spots. We did eat at Olive Garden one night and I ended up grabbing one of their breadsticks and mom mentioned she was surprised. I was too because it was awful and I did not finish it.
I am curious, this week, about weight gain but have not jumped on the scale here at work that is very accurate.
Have been incorporating lifting dumbbells for my arms and some ball exercises for my stomach. Also have been able to do yard work much of the year so far since our weather has been unseasonably nice. Got my boat in the water the last weekend of winter. It was in the 80s. Normal is usually the 20s. The boat people out on the lake were all bragging about this new ability and enjoying every minute of it.
I honestly should begin my program once again getting closer to the below 50 g carb intake position. That way I could improve my waistline even more. I'm happy with where I am at but would prefer more tone and a tad less fat.
I still get remarks like "girl, you've lost too much weight", "why you still losing weight?". I am somewhere near 130 and that is nothing to worry about. It's never a compliment - I guess that is what I'm really getting at. Never, never - you are looking good. I don't undertstand. I am not one to gloat or even mention my diet - but the people are often turning it into a bad thing. And I NEVER mention my diet (I know it is my lifestyle, it really is, I wouldn't have believed it) - as they argue the low fat, more grain, stuff.
I'm proud of where I'm at and only look to improve. I still eat some processed food in the form of salad dressing and ketchup but very little. Other than that, I am only eating fresh, greens, and some sweet potatoes. Some b. rice too once a week.
No more pop at all and only one cup of caffeinated coffee - the rest decaf. These are all huge and welcome changes.
Over and out.
good bloodwork numbers
Looking forward to a wonderful summer.