Friday, January 22, 2010

Another Sucessful Moment

Today, I went to see my pulmonologist to check on my CPAP usage (nighttime breathing machine) and as routine the nurse weighed me. I found that I have lost more weight and have a net weight loss of 38 pounds. I am so excited about this. Although it has been hard in someways in the past month, I have continue to make positive changes in my life. I have walking buddies for 3 days a week and I go to the Wheaton Park District to use there indoor track. I am up to 1 mile a day with some days doing a mile and a half. You may remember that in December I had a little set back and gained 6 pounds. I have since been taking my measurements on different parts of my body: legs, arms, hips, waist, ect. Since last months weigh in I have lost a total of 5 and 1/2 inches in total in those areas. It is possible that the weight I gained was muscle. I will continue to take my measurements right around the time I see my doctor. Thank you for your continued prayers. There are working! Keep 'em coming! You can add one more prayer request and that is I have been having trouble keeping food down periodically. I haven't been able to pinpoint what it is. I do know there are some foods I can not tolerate any more like broccoli. That's a really bummer. I like broccoli. Thanks again. It's a blessing and an encouragement to have you in my life.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Energy Level

I have been feeling stressed and tired a little lately. As a result, I have been eating things that I shouldn't. I have tried to eat right, but have not been successful. I can say that there have been outside variables that have caused the stress and caused me to eat unhealthy food, but I know it's just an excuse. I have been walking but I have been having pain in my left hip. I think it's just that I haven't been exercising as much as I should. Please pray that I will make good food choices and continue to walk even if I don't feel like it. Please pray for the pain in my left hip.