Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tell the Wagon to Come Back and Get me!

Yes, I keep falling off of the wagon and I don't like it. I am chalking much of my problem (this time) on the intense stress I have felt the past two months. I have been wondering if I would have a teaching job next year. This is my 2nd year teaching in the Jordan School District. As most of you know, 1st and 2nd year teachers in my district, were basically told we may not have a job next year. We all found out last week that we will have jobs next year thanks to the work of some awesome legislators.

This leaves me still...well...still fat. I cringe as I type those words, but the mirror and camera do not lie. More importantly I ache and I know that none of this is helping my high blood pressure or cholesterol levels. So, I decided that the HCG thing had not worked for me because of how restrictive it is. I tried it and it did not work for me. I know that this program can work, just look at how terrific Melissa C. looks!! I have thought out what has worked for me in the past. It came down to:

#1 Exercising every day for 30-40 minutes.

#2 Eating a well balanced diet with all food groups, huge emphasis on fruits and veggies.

#3 Cutting down my portion size on all foods.

#4 Following, my own way, Weight Watchers points, where I don't attend meetings.

When I chose to follow these 4 things I lost 45 pounds. I kept it off for almost two years until all of the messy things started happening in my life and I found myself a full-time, single working Mom.

I do have one obstacle that has been plaguing me. My right knee has been hurting so much as I do "normal" things such as walking up and down stairs or after sitting too long. Yes, I feel very old. I have been trying to decide how to exercise without injuring my knee any further. I am going into the Dr. next week to have it looked at. I hope that surgery is not going to be the answer to get rid of my knee pain. I am hoping that this will not stop me as I set out, once again, to start taking this weight off. I know I can do it, as I have done it before. This time the wagon is not leaving without me.


Marta O. Smith said...

Good to see you back on the wagon, Sheila.

My knees are about 20 or 30 years older than the rest of my body, I think. I went to see a doctor about it once, and he said bicycling was the worst thing I could do. But walking doesn't put as much strain on your knees, and swimming is a good choice because the water cushions any impact on your joints.

Jenn Wilks said...

I hope you get everything worked out. I second the vote for swimming. Water aerobics is a good choice, too, because of how easy it is on your joints.

Good luck! I hope you get back on your wagon!