Friday, August 20, 2010

Old habits are hard to break!

As I have been working on my health the past few months, I have found many habits that needed worked on. The past few weeks, the scale has went back and forth from lost .5lb to gained .5lb. I've been trying to figure out what to do to move past this. I am going to try to break the habit of eating after 7pm. This will be a hard one. My plan is to try to drink some decaffenated coffee or tea after 7, and only eat after 7pm on Sunday nights (after church). I don't know what my next habit is....but I guess I will work through them one at a time. I keep thinking about the saying, "If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten." So change is a good thing! I don't want to get what I have always gotten. It is time to go the opposite way.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Update

Hey! I know it has been a long time since I've updated my blog. So here goes..... My last couple of posts were about my health. After I had posted my last entry, I found out that I had border-line hypertension. I kind brushed it off not thinking it was very serious. I went back to my doctor in June and my blood-pressure was still high. She put me on a couple of medications and really urged me to start losing weight and exercising.

I finally decided I needed to do something and that I was the only person that could do it. I started going to a Health Management nurse at my husband's work. I see her every week for my weight and my blood-pressure. She encouraged me to go on a 1800-1600 calorie diet and to drastically lower my sodium. I've been going to her about 5 weeks. I have to keep a food journal and take my blood-pressure a couple times a day.

I also started exercising. I joined Curves and have been doing various other exercises. I am down more than 10lbs, and can already tell a difference in the way I feel. My husband has started excercising and watching his calories also. It helps that we are doing it together!

We have had a great summer! The Lord had allowed us to spend the majority of the summer at home together, and I think we are closer as a family. We got to take a vacation to my in-laws and had a blast. We are going back the week of Labor Day.

We are having Jacob and Caleb's Birthday party on Saturday, so there will be some pictures to post!