Sleepy Day

Posted by Jen | Journal | Saturday 17 May 2008 7:00 pm

Well, my weight is holding steady at 133-134. It’s been slow going for the past 4 weeks. As long as I’m still losing, I’m good, I guess. I just got spoiled with the 1 pound a week loss I was having. :)

Today was a weird day. I slept in. Really slept in. I woke up at 9 and then went back to bed until 1PM. The rest of the day has been sluggish. It’s rainy and chilly and I’ve been vegged out on the couch for the whole day. Not my usual routine, but it’s nice to have the day off.

Because I woke up so late, there is no way I am getting all my calories in today. No matter. It just evens out the week from my high calorie Mother’s Day.

Not much else to report. I started on Prilosec again and hope that will hold me over until I get back to my gastro doctor for Protonix. I have been trying to steer clear of things that will aggravate the acid reflux, but seriously – I am already trying to stick to low-glycemic, low saturated fat, all natural…and then to through in foods to prevent acid reflux. It’s exhausting to keep trying to eat foods that will not conflict with all of my health issues.

Well, right now I’m in the middle of a “V” marathon – that old ’80s miniseries about aliens coming to earth. Fun. Brings back memories – my brothers and I watched that soooo many times when we were young.


Posted by Jen | Journal | Tuesday 13 May 2008 11:07 am

11:10 AM: Okay, I suddenly jumped from 132.5 to 134 this morning.
Darned weight fluctuations! Seriously. I dislike those aplenty.

In any case, I am up for a heavy duty exercise session in about an hour. It’s beautiful here in PA and I am working on a good 3.5 to 4.5 mile walk/run. I’m not good enough to run the whole time, but I am noticing huge differences in endurance over the past month. I love running.

As for everything else, my brother just decided that he wants to hop on the health train, so I hope I might be able to pass some of what I have learned down to him. Our family has a slew of heredity medical diseases – cardiovascular disease and diabetes being the worst of them – and we have to work extra hard to avoid them.

4:00 PM: Well, my workout went awesome. About 4 miles at 414 net calories (after I subtract my RMR from it) and then 121 calories from my strength training. It was Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps today. That’s my favorite workout. I only count 70% of non-cardio workouts over 125BPM. Yes, I have strict rules about what actually counts as exercise.

I am eating slightly less than my normal calories today because I am trying to make up for my Sunday binge-fest. :) Holidays are a pain to recover from – I have to really work on making them not so crazy in the future.

9:00PM: Eh. My acid reflux is sooo bad these days. I feel like I have something stuck in my throat all the time. I think my poor esophagus is all irritated. I have to read up a little on this and figure out what to do about it. Or…just go back to the doctor and get my Protonix prescription refilled. I just really dislike taking medication.