Hey! It's been FOR-E-VER since I posted....just busy with the new rental house and STILL looking on Craig's List for a treadmill. We're having a problem finding one within our $300 budget, but I told Dwayne we're buying one this Friday when we get paid, even if it's a piece of crap. I STILL have the same heat rash I developed in Myrtle Beach nearly 3 months ago. I finally went to the doctor and got an Rx for a $35 cream to put on it, and I put pure cornstarch on top of the cream. What a pain in the you know what....and $35 for a little tube of cream???? Dang!
Speaking of the dr, things are VERY bad. My blood pressure was 110/80, which he said is excellent. And my weight was 258 lbs, which is down 2 lbs from the last time I posted on here. But my diabetes #'s and triglycerides are terrible, and by gaining this weight back, I've landed myself back on meds. 2 for the diabetes and 1 for the triglycerides. My thyroid is also a little out of whack again, which makes no sense to me because I take that medicine religiously every single morning an hour before I eat anything. Anyhoo....I'm in trouble. It was unsettling to hear I had to go back on the meds. I cried. A lot. The disappointment in myself is pretty much overwhelming, but I deserve it. I knew I could keep it under control with weight loss and exercise, and I just didn't. Plain and simple. So now the goal is to get back OFF the meds....for good.
I will say that I'm not feeling all gung ho again yet about the healthy eating. I don't like preparing and cooking different things for me and Dwayne, the non-veggie eater. But I will say that he's making an effort to make it easier on me. He actually ate salad (just romaine lettuce and baby spinach for him) 3 times last week. And one night he fixed dinner by grilling some chicken and serving watermelon and raw baby carrots as the sides. Bless his heart.
I've fallen back into the Coke habit and boy is that a hard one to kick. I still drink a ton of water every day...that never changed...but I added sodas back in over time and it's hard to let them go. Working on that...I've definitely decreased my intake, but I need to kick the habit completely.
I mentioned a couple of posts back that I signed up for the Half Marathon in Savannah this November. I have about 3 1/2 months to get ready for that. The furthest I can go right now w/o dying is 6 miles, so I have some serious work to do to build up to 13.1. I'm still very excited about it.....intimidated, but excited, because my friends Tina, Kim and Crys are all also doing the Half that day. Very cool. All 3 of them are in WAY better shape than me and I'm sure I'll come in last. I'm just hoping to walk fast enough to qualify for that little 13.1 bumper sticker I want. :)
OH!!!! Speaking of bumper stickers, my car finally bit the dust this past weekend. The Accord was 19 years old, had no a/c (100 degree days here in Georgia!!!!), and had a SERIOUS oil leak. I took it to the shop to get fixed this past Saturday and they told me it would be $1400 to fix it!!!!!!!! ??????? The car wasn't even worth $1000 so I scrapped it. I needed a car fast....can't miss work.....so I went to a buy here-pay here place the same day and bought an '02 Toyota Corolla. It's tiny, but they're supposed to be dependable. I hate having a car payment....I haven't had one in about 10 years because I normally buy used cars outright, but at least I only have to pay on it for 2 years....that's not too terribly bad.
This weekend will be busy....have to buy a treadmill from someone, anyone, I don't care at this point. Have to go stand in line at the tag ofc on Saturday morning to renew/transfer my tag to the new car. My birthday is in a couple of weeks so I already had to renew my tag this month. I'm going to be 39...yikes!!! I really enjoyed my 30's....hate to see them come to a close...kinda' sad. Also have to weed my flower bed this Sat and put down mulch, then help Dwayne stain the deck. And Scarlette has an appointment at the salon on Sunday to get her furry buns trimmed. My precious baby. :)
So just been busy but I'm still here. I've been thinking I'd like to post more regularly with workout updates, etc. when I finally get the dang treadmill. Say a prayer that I can find one this wknd that Dwayne will agree to purchasing. Have a fab Tuesday friends. :)
4 months ago