OK "fession" time...here I am with working knowledge for right combination of food and exercise that is best for me. Maintenance has been ongoing for the past 6 months.....HOWEVER...Life decided to throw me a few curve balls to see how well I was at the bat! LOL
It all started back in May when our dog BJ ripped his cruciate ligament and we had it surgically repaired. Ok...cast on, intense rest with slow therapy and daily trips to Vet (totaling 2 hrs including drive time) for therapy wedged in with other dogs, work, meals (HA), then hubby....3 mile walks no longer...any form of exercise starting to go by the wayside, the first to be let go in an already too hectic schedule. As work stepped up more and more; travel became more and more, then puter time to get done what was being missed while on the road became increasingly more demanding.
Uh OH...Enter fast food or whatever could be found. Double UH OH... Enter sugar for that quick burst of energy. WHAM! Exit exercise. Enter Lethargy...oh I know this I know what is happening...I want my exercise back!!
Moments of intelligence and desire or should I say time increments allowed or perhaps forced...and I slowly began getting Maggie and Tippy out for our early AM walk muttering to heck with work until I get some amount of exercise for both me and the dogs!!
Enter... BJ started having nosebleeds. Intermittent at first then daily and we are talking some have been really heavy. Our house at one time had the appearance as if an axe murder took place. Nope...wait we are not through yet!! Then...enter....kennel cough. BJ contracted kennel cough from his last therapy visit at one of the Vets. Thank goodness it began to manifest on the eve of the day I took him to vet for the nosebleeds and I had an antibiotic. Ooops....Back to Vets for "cough" tabs...
Enter S-T-R-E-S-S even more than before. Work, pills, Vet trips, Vet bills, Work, road trips, meetings, road trips...oh yeah vet trips and vet bills....hubby? Who is that? Exercise?? Did someone mention exercise? What is that??
Exit... minuscule amount of exercise that WAS being done...Maggie now has kennel cough. Tippy thank you Lord was vaccinated. vet trip, vet bills, work...wait a minute did I not just do this?? Hey...am I getting exercise jumping in the car rushing to the Vet, rushing home then flying back upstairs to office to work again? Can I count that? Huh, can I?? LOL
Ahhhh...Tippy. You now have diarrhea and are spitting up?? Enter....getting up on the hour ever hour during the night. Enter Rice and chicken broth. IT WORKED! Eased back into kibble...oops! Every hour on the hour up all night...meanwhile BJ & Maggie are sounding like whooping cranes! OMG~LOL! Tippy back on rice and broth...I at this point do not care how stopped up you are let me sleep! Ooops!
Mentally I have been trying to get back into my healthier eating of veggies and fruits. I now have so much sugar and processed food in me the sugar withdrawal will be sheer will power...so been there done that. Grocery shopping today...all healthy fruits, veggies and whole grains. Sweet potatos vs white, fast food fixes when no time = Healthy choice veggie lunches as well as Amy's organics...see I told you I know how to do this! It's just a matter of DOING it!
Intense heat & humidity this summer have been contributing to my I don't wanna do this too...I will confess. That and lack of water surprisingly my weight the last I checked 2-3 days ago I am up approx 7#'s which is 2# over my goal...I am surprised it is not more BUT I am stopping this right now while I can before it gets completely out of control!! Exercise in the heat and humidity is my biggest obstacle right now and I must start setting my clock to get up and out by 5:30 for my 3 mile walk...I have not done that since the heat hit us back over a month ago!! As for exercising inside? Well, with a retired hubby under foot and me not too big on doing my DVDs...I need to get back to my Yoga...my wonderful calming much needed and much missed yoga...and my walks!!
OK, I have vented, I have mused, I have outlined what needs to get done, I have set up a game plan, the right foods are in the fridge and pantry. Mentally I have made myself aware of what needs to be done and to quit having a pity party! BTW, did anyone remember the cheese to go with my whine? I so hate feeling sorry for myself and blogging has really helped me get my focus back!
Think I'll nibble on a little determination with that cheese! LOL