Friday, August 1, 2008

Weigh In and set back.....

I got some good news at the doctor’s office yesterday I lost 3 lbs. Yeah! But the bad news is I have stressed myself out so much over my weight gain that my blood pressure is up, my acid reflux is creeping around and my ankle is giving me enough fits that I have to go see a "sports injury" doctor (wow I finally can claim I am involved in a sport - called exercise) to see what the problem is. Since my ankle has been acting up I have not been able to exercise the way I need to which leads me back to losing the weight. In 3 weeks I go back to the doctor for a follow up and my goal is to loss 10 lbs so I can finally say I am less than 300 lbs. (which is my dream!). My doc seems to think no sweat you can do it but with my history in the last few weeks I am beginning to doubt myself (that stress creeping in again).

Last night I went to the bodypump class again (per doc's orders anything that will aggravate the ankle don't do IT! - ok ok) and I have to say I did a lot better this week than last. I had the same great women who assisted me last week in attendance and also my trainer (Donna) who was kind enough to support me and make sure I am on target. She did a lot better than I did and I am proud of her! Big THANKS! We decided that I will be taking the class every week now and I am really looking forward to it, all the aches and pains are worth it because you get the whole experience in 1 hour (and this week’s teacher was amazing he really reaches out to the class and gets you going). I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to try something new. Go out and do it!

Tomorrow (Saturday) I am going to do something I have always wanted to do (and is one of the goals I have set for myself).....Intrigued???? I will post pics tomorrow and give you full details.

Thanks everyone for riding this journey with me much appreciated!


Anonymous said...

cCongrats on our 3 lb loss and your bodypump class! That sounds like a blast! Remember, you are going to have some set backs, but those can be followed by some GREAT days! You are such an inspiration and I am so glad I found your blog. The thanks goes to you.

Anonymous said...

More congrats on your 3 lb loss. The fact that you are now actively working on having a healthy lifestyle is what is most important, not what shows on your scales when you return to the doctor.

I echo the first poster in thanking you for being an inspiration.

MizFit said...

fo' shizzle intrigued.
enough to delurk and nag, err, remind you to post :)


Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations Mara! Keep up the good work!