Progress Update

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm still not eating the greatest. I've let my diet go the past 6 months and it's really starting to show. I'm not happy about that, but I have no one to blame but myself, and no one to fix it but myself! I haven't been trying to eat healthy this past week, just paying attention to what I eat and making a mental note (tracking when I have time, still working on finding time to track everything full time again). I have increased the amount of veggies I eat, and I'm trying to fit more fruits in, even though I'm more a veggie person. I've already started to contemplate how to make different dishes healthier, and looking at more veggies I can add to my diet. I'm also still working on increasing my water intake. Currently trying to cut out some of my soda and replace it with Iced tea and water.

For exercise I'm sort of stuck. At least on the cardio part. My knee is really giving me grief, so it makes standing to do strength tough, and I tried a mile walk and wound up with a sore knee for the past 2 days. On Monday I'm going to see my Dr. to ask about my knee and if it's more serious than what I think it is, if I can exercise on it at all, and if I need to start seeing a physical therapist to fix it. Long story short is I worked with a personal trainer for a year and a half with no problems for over a year, then the past 2 months my knee has been acting up. My PT told me he heard my knee grinding and it pops constantly, as well as swelling a bit and occasional pain when I sit. My knee gets stiff and hurts for the first few days after exercise, then the pain goes away except for the occasional sharp pain. I never had this problem before, so it concerns me this has appeared and won't go away for good. Seeing the Dr so I don't make things worse by trying to do more than I should.

Family Makeover Challenge: We've been busy with preparing for and holding my daughters 4th birthday party. Her birthday was on the 2nd, but we couldn't celebrate until today. So it was a fun day with lots of play (and cake and ice cream...I did behave for the most part and controlled the sugar for me). What I have done is discussed with my husband the need for this challenge and explained what is required. He is happy with it and has agreed to help. We will be having our family meeting tomorrow where we will discuss chores, meal planning and potty training for my youngest (she is excited about this). We decided we will end the meeting with a family dance time. Today, I remembered the challenge to reduce screen time, which was easy for the girls since they had friends over and I suggested the indoor wall flowers (all adults) to go outside and play Bocce Ball. The kids took over the game, but we still had fun and got some fresh air.

In other words, I'm making slow progress and I have support. Aside from being a bit moody today, I'm doing good. Time to go make an iced tea, that just sounds really good right now!
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    That sounds like such a fun family meeting ending with the dancing. You are going to see such positive changes in your life. Happy Birthday to your 4 year old!!!! emoticon
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