Thursday, January 13, 2011

8 lbs in 3 months

Arrrggghhh. Went to the doctor this week for a check-up. Blood sugar still good, blood pressure still good. Cholestrol bad, liver function outside of the norm. Dear sweet Dr. Pang came pretty close to fussing at me, especially when I confessed that I hadn't been taking my fish oil or vitamins or calcium. Or watching what I ate or exercising regularly in the past month. He actually mentioned my weight for the first time ever. This fatty liver issue isn't going to just disappear. He told me he wanted to put me back on Metformin to aid my liver function. I made promises to eat right, get back to a normal exercise routine, and take my vitamins. He relented on the Metformin, reluctantly. He told me I have to lose 8 lbs before I come back for a check-up in 3 months. 8 lbs in 3 months is not a problem. I can do that in a month. Or I can gain 8 lbs in a month. The choice is mine.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year, New Commitment

For 8 months, I was completely dedicated to hot yoga. That's the longest I've ever exercised during any of my other exercise infatuations. And then, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years happened. I'm not making excuses but I had lots going on in my life to make me want to go home and lay on the couch. I found out a dear friend has a brain tumor. I had to lay off 1/3 of my department. Those of us who are left have to bust our butts to get the same amount of work done. And then there is the issue of our daughter and the fact that she seems hellbent on destroying her life. Her self-destructive behavior has me worried to death about our grandson. So I've been depressed. Exercise is good for that, right? Right. If you actually feel good enough to force yourself to do it. I haven't. So I only went to yoga a couple of times in December. I ate everything in sight. God knows how much weight I gained and what damage I did to my blood sugar, blood pressure, liver function, etc. So 2011 dawned. A New Year, new commitment. My first time back nearly killed me. The second time was tough but I felt good when I left. So, I'm back. Hot yoga, I still love you. Take care of me.