Added a partner to my team!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
I am very excited to say that I have enlisted my nurse practitioner to my support team in the goal of making the changes and adopting the habits I need in order to secure a healthy long life! She has been administering my Boniva shots this past year and I see her every 3 months, but she has also agreed to meet me for coffee/tea once a month to check in on my progress.
I have NOT found a wt. wtchers leader that I truly respect in my region, and since my schedule gets crazy when school is on, this seems terrific! I admire her, trust her, and enjoy her very much. I am happy to have more built in accountability and I think she will support my efforts in a warm but firm manner...unlike relatives or friends who sometimes just want to make you stop beating up on yourself for missteps. I think it will be a helpful alliance and I am happy, buoyed and encouraged just thinking about it!
I will also drop in at the gyn. office once and a while to monitor my blood pressure which was 132/80 at the end of the school year but now is 111/67...hmmm. (Stress much?) I want to have it checked in the office to see what happens in the context of the Dr.'s office.
I was off track for about 5 days, but picked myself up 3 days ago and got outside to walk and began to make constructive changes in my eating/grazing. I gained 1lb but think I can shed it and perhaps another by Sat. weigh-in. Even when I was off track, this time I still kept track of fluids, food calories and exercise...so in a way, I remained semi-conscious of the choices I made even when making poor ones. That is an accomplishment of sorts.
I don't know if I will make it to 160 by my birthday (Sept 5), but I know that my goals will take a great deal of effort, thoughtful reflection, planned distractions to defuse grazing behaviors, and more time...months and perhaps a year than I used to believe necessary. I'm crafting a new way of thinking, behaving, eating, reflecting and ultimately being in my body, mind and world. To weigh 130 by next summer would be fabulous...to maintain that range over time better still...to enter my last third of life healthy and motivated to stay that way...the best possible! Thanks for being part of my journey! Many of you have walked this walk and made the incremental progress necessary to forge your dreams and goals. Your positive examples inspire me to believe in endless possibilities for us all!
Staying sunnyside up!!!