Weekly Check-In

I met with a dietitian last week and learned quite a few things to help me manage my diet and weight. The first thing was the range of grams for each macro I may consume to ensure a balanced diet. The second thing was that the weight I am is healthy considering my gender, height, frame, and ethnicity. So that if I wish to maintain I can eat up to 500 calories more, depending on my activity levels. The third was that sugar is sugar, so my obsession with “added sugars” is one that is unnecessary.  The way she explained it to me was that half a banana is healthier than a tablespoon of magic shell because of the fiber and nutrients, etc. When it’s digested though, there is no difference between the sugar in the banana and the magic shell. It is better to focus on the big picture rather and eat a balance of carbs, protein, and fat. If some days I choose to eat something sugary, that’s okay. Everything in moderation and make sure I get fats and protein in during the day.

So this advice and my decision to start exercising everyday has changed the way I think about my health and my body. I’m also trying to change the way I think in monitoring “health & fitness”.

6.19 Weight

I decided that a daily weigh-in may be too much. Sometimes my weigh in will set the tone for the entire day. So if i’m menstruating, or had a lot of sodium the previous day…I tend to get very hung up on the scale. I decided to weigh myself five times a month rather and than take the average of those numbers to get the figures in the graph above. This helps me look at the “bigger picture” rather than obsessing day-to-day. I had this number in my head (136) that I wanted to be at. I know it’s possible, however I don’t think being at that number is a priority for myself anymore. My other priorities now are just eating healthy and exercising everyday.

CICO 6.19

Calories in versus calories out is something I am still going to keep track of everyday. I am one of those people who either binge or forget to eat all together. Since getting a handle of my digestion problems, the urge to binge is high. Pulling back into this “big picture” state of mind I have decided that the most effective way of monitoring my energy intake and output is by using MyFitnessPal to continue  tracking my calories (along with my macros) and my Activity app on my Apple Watch to record ow much energy I have spent through the day. The graph above was from this past week. I have allowed myself to eat more than I usually do and I have felt so much better. There are a few days when I have eaten more than I needed to though. I plan on being more mindful this week.

 

MEASUREMENTS 6.19

These measurements are very rough since I suck at trying to measure these things myself. Plus my tape measure I purchased only goes up to 36” and parts of my body have a wider circumference than that. What made me decide to take these measurements was that my weight had gone up despite my increased activity and keeping my caloric intake low and this made me very upset. Then I became frustrated one day because my pants were falling and got a belt from the closet which is almost too big. So even though I had gained weight, my hips and waist had become smaller. This is rather exciting but i’m feeling sort of mind fucked a bit. I have been focused on weight being the ultimate way of determining my health and…it is not. So this makes me feel uncertain of my progress since going up in weight may not be indicative of fat gain. I’m hoping keeping track of my body measurements will help alleviate this uncomfortable feeling of uncertainty.

-Until Next Time,

Whitters

No Surgery Despite Having the Gallbladder of a 40-Year Old.

Yep. That’s what my surgeon said. “You have the gallbladder of a 40 year old.”

I have been sick off and on since…well, really since March of 2016. I have been taking various types of medications to control acid, losing weight, and have been managing my diet. I still have all these health problems.

So, my doctor decided to order an ultrasound to check my gallbladder and come to find out it is totally out of commission because it is so stuffed with stones. It does not function at all.  Despite this, the surgeon I spoke with said that since we are unsure about whether it is acid or gallstone attacks that are making me feel sick, we shouldn’t rush into surgery.

Now, I get not wanting to promote unnecessary surgery but I am incredibly frustrated. My symptoms impact everything I do. They control how I sleep, how I eat, what I wear, how I sit, etc. The endoscopy I had last summer did not show signs of damage from acid. The surgeon I spoke with yesterday told me that the human body gets confused and sometimes interprets gallstone pain as acid reflux. I feel like all signs are pointing towards my gallbladder but until the surgeon is convinced that this surgery is necessary, my insurance will not cover it.

I met with a dietitian after this consultation to discuss my health and diet. She said that my diet is already low-fat and there was no way she could suggest to improve it. She also told me that I was already at a healthy weight and that I should not be so focused on losing more. Instead just continue focusing on eating healthy foods and exercising like I have. This is amazing to hear. I feel that I have a very skewed sense of self. I think i’m heavier than I actually am. I think I eat more horribly than I actually do. Not to mention the yo-yo action with my added sugar intake. She urged me to not be so hard on myself. This makes me a bit emotional. I am so hard on myself, its ridiculous. For instance, I thought I was total shit this past school quarter. I just got my grades today and all A’s. I wish that I wasn’t so negative about myself but it is a difficult habit to overcome.

Considering what my dietitian has said, I am going to alter the way I post my “weekly diary” on here. I am not sure how, but perhaps only focus on weigh-ins weekly rather than daily. Do measurements every two weeks, and have more emphasis on my macros rather than calories.

Speaking of calories, mine have been upped! She gave me the go to eat up to 2,100! This makes me so happy! I feel like I have been starving with all this exercising I have been doing these past three weeks. Every time I bumped up over 1,600 I would get so down on myself. Now I have all these extra calories and I feel so much better towards the end of the day.

Anyways, I have another appointment coming up at the end of July to see my gastroenterologist. Perhaps towards the end of summer I will have more answers about what is causing my health issues.  All I can do is what I have been doing. Continuing the medication, continuing to eat like I am and exercising like I do. Manage my stress and record when I have am having pain.

Until Next Time,

Whit

Weekly Diary

Alright, this week I started to get back into the habit of plugging all my information into Excel. I’m glad I did this because it is very helpful for me to have all this information in one place rather than scattered in various apps on my phone. It also gives me a clearer picture of what is going on with me. For instance, when I start getting moods swings, feel more hungry, or just overall in a grumpy mood. I just think i’m in a bad mood but looking at my graph I see that as the week has gone on my sugar consumption has gone up. When i’m eating tons of sugar I tend to get antsy. It seems like this would be something obvious for someone to known about themselves. For me though, when i’m grumpy I don’t consider how much sugar I’ve eaten, I’m just laser focused on everything being wrong.

I am feeling motivated for this upcoming week though so onward to the stats!

 

activity 6.5.17

Yes! My activity levels are up! I feel so much better when my body is moving. I am also finding it very helpful to schedule my workouts for the day weeks in advance. I wake up, look at my planner, and know what needs to be done at a minimum for the day. With the added strength workouts, my muscles are so sore! It is a good sore though. I think I see a difference in my arms and legs but i’m probably biased. Since I hit my active calorie goal this entire past week I upped it by 10. So 380 calories extra burned through exercise is my goal this week.

Calorie Intake 6.5.17

Eh, this is not too bad I think. Wednesday I ate an entire tub of sugar-free cool whip. Yeah. Not proud of it. My dietitian told me to stay under 1,600 calories for weight loss. With the additional exercise I feel so hungry though. I do have an upcoming appointment with her though so I can ask all the questions I want about this. This past week I actually had a plan with my meals which was helpful. This upcoming week…didn’t even have a grocery list but I’m going to just follow what I did last week as far as structuring meals.

exercise 6.5.17

I love walking, I love Pilates, I love yoga. I don’t care for cycling too much since sitting on the bike seat hurts my butt. I also love dancing! Yesterday I danced for over an hour and by the end of it my watch recorded over 30 minutes of vigorous activity and I was pouring with sweat. It was the best exercise! Other exercise related news, the yoga app [Yoga Studio] I was using decided overnight to change their model to a subscription structure. Well, all the content I had paid for back when it was a straight pay for it you get it app was wiped from my phone and now they are trying to charge their users who had previously paid for the app, and the extra classes all over again! Monthly! So disappointing. I really liked this app but I am amazed by the sleaziness of it all. So, I am looking for another app or perhaps, just look into making my own yoga workouts. My iPad doesn’t automatically update, so these changes in the app haven’t been implemented on my downloads there, thank goodness. It was nice to just have it all on my phone though. Oh well.

fiber 6.5.17sugar 6.5.17water 6.5.17

Fiber and water are an A+ this week. My sugar though. Yikes. Cutting added sugar is so difficult. It makes my head hurt, my hands shake. I’m snappy. I crave crazy foods. Needs to be done though. I’m such a miserable person when i’m eating it! At least I was very active throughout the end of the week to counteract some of the negative effects of sugar consumption. All I can do now is just be more mindful this week.

weight 6.5.17

I am so focused on weight it’s almost becoming unhealthy. I was so upset over the numbers moving up however the numbers have not moved up that much in reality. I decided my means of determining my health is not as multi dimensional as it should be.  The numbers are going up but my pants are loose. They are going up but my thighs and arms jiggle less. I don’t think I should be focusing on weight as much as I do. I decided that I will get a tape measure to measure my body as well. So if my weight goes up but inches are lost this will keep me from becoming frustrated.

Until next time.

-Whitters

Week One Exercise Plan Completed

Since I have been rather successful in keeping up with school after learning how to use a planner to keep myself from falling behind on assignments, I figured this could be applied to work out sessions as well. Today marks week one in which I decided to implement a workout schedule for myself. I completed every workout I scheduled for myself this week and I feel a difference.

The scale has not moved at all but my apple watch goals have been very happy! My arms, obliques, and legs are sore from the strength workouts I have included in my routine. I’m tired, more hungry, and sore but I feel this is a good thing. My goals for the “cardio” aspect of my routines are minimums only and all days except one I exceeded my goal. Everyday it’s my goal to complete at least 15 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of yoga. Four days out of the week I have strength workouts scheduled to target specific areas of my body.

Fridays are total body workouts, Sundays are dedicated to arms, Tuesdays I focus on back, butt, and legs, and Wednesdays are for abs and obliques. As working out becomes more of a habit, I may switch these up a little bit depending on the workout video I do but for now, I’m sticking with this.

-W

It’s Been Awhile

I haven’t posted to my blog in awhile. I have been so busy, I did not have that much time to devote to it. Not only was I incredibly ill and struggling with my diet and eating enough, I was going to school full time, moving, going through a background process for a volunteer position, training for my internship, and working part-time. I ended up losing quite a bit of weight during this time. Of course I want to lose weight still, however losing near almost 10 lbs in 2 weeks is not healthy, especially since I am considered to be within a normal weight range.

Since then I have 5 lbs back and am hovering around 150 once again. Now I’m struggling with my diet in other ways. Before I had to force myself to get in 1,000 calories, now i’m having difficulty staying below 1,600. I just want to eat everything all the time and my addiction to sugar is back in full swing.

I am still on an omnivorous diet. I was feeling very guilty about this. I wanted to stick within a vegan diet so desperately. I do not like animals being killed for my food or suffering for my food but with my illness and being so sensitive to so many plant and processed foods…a vegan or even vegetarian diet is not a sustainable option for me and I wonder if it truly ever was.

I was a vegetarian for about 5 years. Then became incredibly ill and ate meat for about a year. Then I was a vegan successfully for a year and 3 months, became incredibly sick and went back to eggs and dairy. The eggs and dairy helped clear up some symptoms I was having (lethargy, dry skin, fogginess) but then my stomach problems kicked into full gear. Eating meat helped me get enough calories and energy in without causing my stomach terrible pain.

It seems so confusing to me. I have read, over and over that meat is difficult to digest but that doesn’t seem to be the case for me. I decided that I am no longer going to complicate matters. I know what hurts me and I know what helps. I feel a twinge of guilt over eating an animal but I have one life and I don’t want to spend it in pain. If eating meat helps keep my health issues at bay, that’s what i’ll do.

I have tried quite a bit of meat since coming back. I have strictly said no to beef. I can’t eat a beautiful cow. I tried pork, its totally gross. I refuse to eat any processed meat products. Most fish are out. I don’t like the idea of eating chicken, but it is lean and inexpensive for the certified humane options. It’s also in abundance so I keep it in mind. Turkey I like. Lamb-a big freaking no. I bought some $5 pole caught tuna in a can. I am also a fan of the bison steak. Only in the form of steak though. Ground has way too much fat added to the mix. I am not sure about shellfish. Most packaging does not specify where it comes from and having aquatic creatures myself, i’m wary about eating sea creatures.

Anyways, I am going to go back to keeping track of all the stuff I usually do starting today and will most likely post on either Sundays or Mondays for now on.

Until Next Time,

Whit

Moving and Feeling Better

So this post is a day late! I considered skipping a post this week because I started to feel lazy but talked myself out of it. This blog is part of keeping myself accountable. So I am going to treat it as the tool it is meant to be. This past week has been very busy. On top of me still suffering from the aftermath of my GERD attack, last Sunday was the official start of me and Paul’s move! We moved out of the country side of Hillsboro into the suburban area of Portland. I am so happy to be out of our old house. There were a lot of problems with the building such as mold, moisture, fungus, the roof leaking, rats in the walls, ants, spiders and the occasional millipede, slug, and wasp sneaking its way in through the many openings of the building which the manager of the property was either financially unable to fix or just did not care too. In addition it was impossible not to walk through chicken excrement before getting into our old place. As much as I liked the chickens, I didn’t care for their poop being all over my shoes.

The first night sleeping in our new condo I started to feel physically better. My airways were still pretty inflamed but things weren’t as bad. With each passing night sleeping in our new place I am feeling healthier. My anxiety has waned as well. I am sure stress contributed a lot to my physical illness. I am trying to manage this stress more and it is getting easier. Now that I feel strong enough to exercise I have been trying to get in physical activity once a day. Exercise is such a phenomenal stress reliever for me, I feel that if I don’t do it I will inevitably become sick.

I am still trying to figure out what to do about my diet. I am still confused and worried about eating foods. My appetite is coming back though. Before I had to force myself to eat. Now I am making sure I don’t eat too much. I love plain turkey sandwiches with lettuce however I think I may have a wheat allergy. When I stopped eating lots of foods, I noticed that my skin itching had stopped. I always assumed I had dry skin but now i’m thinking the itchiness is due to a dietary allergy. After incorporated different types of food back into my diet, the itching started after I had some shredded wheat. Then I ate breads and started feeling my throat become very constricted. I am going to exclude the wheat from my diet again.

My throat closing up might have to due with typical seasonal allergies as well or even damage from my acid reflux attack. I don’t know but I am going to exclude wheat until I get an allergy test done at my doctor’s office telling me I am safe to eat it.

Here is last week’s stats

5.3 ac

I reached my activity goal for all days that my goal was 310. Monday is the day where my watch starts the new week over so I raised my goal to 350 and didn’t make it. I am still proud though. I had to lighten up my goal while recovering. as I get stronger i will continue to up my activity goal.

5.3 ca

my calorie intake was pretty good except for Sunday. I was still feeling pretty bad and then lost track of time with the move. So lunch came late and by the time I realized I was hungry it was already past 8 pm!! My goal is to have all my meals consumed around 6:30 pm and definitely no later than 7 pm. This is to prevent acid reflux while in bed. I am more susceptible to nighttime attacks than day time. This is pretty typical for most people suffering from GERD since the stomach becomes level with the esophagus while laying down and the relaxed LES is open to let the flood of acid come up. I have purchased a wedge pillow with an incline of 7 in to help with this. I also use another pillow on top of it and it seems to be helping. Sleeping on it has been an adjustment but I really love it now!

5.3 ex

Yes!!! my exercise has become pretty decent over the past week. I told Paul that I feel a hint of jealousy every time he completed a work out and my watch alerted me because I wanted to exercise too and couldn’t. Perhaps jealousy is the wrong word though. Maybe just sadness? I don’t know. I am proud of my husband’s deciding to exercise more too. I want us to live together for as long as possible. Hopefully when we pass away, it is peacefully while together in our sleep. I am morbid though and have sad thoughts that I will develop esophageal cancer and die. I try not to think too hard about that though. I tend to freak out easily and become negative about my own health and circumstances. I know this is something I have to get under control. Mental health is just as important as physical health and the two are pretty interrelated.

5.3 fi5.3 su5.3 wa

My fiber intake has been great. It’s easy when my fiber supplements are sugar free gummy bears! I need to pick up a new bottle because I am almost out! Constipation will never happen to me again, I swear this. Sugar has been mostly good. My birthday was on Friday. So I celebrated Thursday with an acai bowl from Jamba Juice. It was marvelous. Then I sucked down vitamin water on Monday and coconut yogurt on Saturday. I think I drank more than 60 oz of water on Thursday but did not log it and Sunday, I was so busy I didn’t log any liquids. I’m sure I didn’t drink enough though. My mouth has been super dry lately. Even as I’m writing this I have already consumed 80 oz of water and I feel parched. I will probably have to talk to my doctor abotu this as well.

5.3 we

My weight has gone down and up. At least it’s all been within the 149-150.6 range. I know the bread bloated me up pretty good. I’m looking forward to this new week coming up.

Weight Loss and Illness

So, I am at my lowest weight. I am not very excited about it though. This is because it came about with me becoming terribly ill. I am still sick with the same thing from last week. It makes me wonder if and when I get healthy again, will all this weight come back on? I am not too sure. I remember last time I became sick, I lost weight and did not gain it back. We’ll see. My illness has given me more incentive to follow a strict diet void of sugar, fats, and processed foods. I just need to get my stress levels down which is difficult to do. School, potential volunteer opportunity, work, moving, internship starting in May, and i’m still feeling sad about cutting off contact with abusive family members, all of this is swirling in my brain and it’s difficult not to feel stressed out.

My illness has also made it difficult to exercise, which was a major stress reliever for me. The pills have caused me to eat way less than usual and since I am not digesting all my food properly I feel tired and foggy a lot of the time. This makes me feel less confidant in the things I am doing throughout the day. I am hoping to get some more answers from my Dr. next week. I just want this to be over with.

Here is last week’s stats:

4.25 active

still light on activity. Sunday, I made an effort to spend half an hour on wii fit doing light aerobics to help alleviate constipation I have been having as a result of my medication. Monday Paul and I took a trip to our local zoo and spent a couple hours there. The zoo was very helpful, not only in giving me physical exercise, but in preoccupying my mind and helping me feel less stress. Not a one negative thought entered my brain.

4.25 cal

My goal is to get at least 1,300 calories in a day. Most of these days were not too bad. Three of the seven I met this goal with one day a little below. With GERD not eating can be as bad as eating too much so I am trying to find ways to eat small meals with healthy foods while excluding high fat and sugar options, and getting enough calories before 6:30 pm. I have been relying a lot on animal meats to help me feel full. It is sort of a double edged blade though. The protein is good for my body, especially since I am not being very active and needing to heal, it is also nutrient and more calorically dense than veggies and makes me feel full, however it also slows down the digestion process , preventing the stomach from emptying quickly which can cause reflux. Same with Oatmeal with its high fiber content however I need high fiber to help keep my bowels healthy at this point. Hopefully a dietitian will be able to clear a lot of these questions for me up about what I should and should not be eating.

4.25 exercise

very little exercise. I haven’t felt the urge to exercise too much but I know I should to help keep things healthy and moving. Exercise is also helpful in managing GERD although I think this has more to do with people who suffer from GERD tend to be overweight or obese. I am neither any longer but damage has been done. Perhaps my BMI is “healthy” but in reality, my body fat composition is high and causing these issues. Something to talk about with the Dr. and Dietitian. Perhaps there is someone I can see about creating a plan to lower body fat to aid me in managing GERD.

4.25 fiber4.25 sugar4.25 water

I added a new element to track; water. Not having enough water to compensate for high amounts of fiber have a constipating effect. I never want to experience constipation again so I am tracking my water and my fiber like my life depended on it. It is easy not to overdo sugar when I can’t have pre-made foods.

4.25 weigth

My lowest weight. I do not feel it is my true weight though. I don’t think losing 5 lbs in a two week span is healthy for someone at my height and weight. I am technically within the “normal” bmi range and for me, the extra weight is more so for aesthetic reasons. Perhaps there are still health benefits to be had by dropping this last 15 pounds. Maybe at this lower weight the GERD will not be as bad? I don’t know. I just have to wait and see what the health professionals tell me.

Late!!!

This post is overdue. Last week I mentioned being sick. This week was worse. This was the sickest I have been in about two years when I was first diagnosed with Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease otherwise known as GERD. It made me realize that last week was just the preamble to the pain I would experience this week. Long story short, I started vomiting around 2:00 am Sunday morning and it did not stop until around 6:00 pm when I took the anti-emetic a doctor prescribed to me over the phone. I was dehydrated from vomiting up water and of course, not being able to drink water, could not keep down food. I only ended up eating a bit over 400 calories that day which was an overestimate because I only took three bites of the oatmeal I made in the evening because I was still in pain. The pain steadily decreased due to my new regimen of medication. I take five types over the course of the day 10 times.

The pain has subsided but my throat is tight and it feels painful to speak. On top of all this now I became horribly constipated. This was not mere constipation, this was me thinking I was dying constipation. As a person who has been formally diagnosed with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I feel safe in saying that this constipation experience has traumatized me. I will not get into the dirty details because, frankly, I wish to forget it.

I won’t completely forget it though because I am going to do everything within my power to ensure that I am never constipated again nor suffer a horrible acid attack.

I decided to completely re haul my diet. I have an appointment with my Dr. and a dietitian in the next three weeks to talk about what exactly I need to do to make sure these things never happen. I am going to get back into exercise and lose these last twenty pounds to put me squarely in the healthy weight category.

I am determined to get better. That being said in the interim I have decided to focus on a diet of veggies, fruits, and lean proteins. I started eating animal meat which I hadn’t done in a very long time. I experimented with turkey bacon which made me feel quite good. Next I will try chicken. My protein sources will most likely be chicken, tofu, and turkey. I don’t know if I want to experiment with shellfish or not but perhaps. Of course all the fruits and veggies I have not had adverse reactions to in the past.

Anyways, here is last week’s stats:

 

4.21 active

Activity has gone down substantially since I started to feel sick. I have had little energy.

4.21 cal

My calorie intake had not been too bad except for Saturday night, the night before I had the terrible acid attack. I started to get to the point now when i’m happy I manage to get 1,300 calories into myself. What sucks is that my weight is still higher because of the bloat and constipation from not being able to digest my food properly due to all the medication I am on.

4.21 fiber

My fiber intake had not been very great the last three days of this week. I have been mindful of it though since I started to suffer from constipation.

4.21 sugar

The high intake of sugar was due to the smoothie from Jamba Juice and the popsicles I have been eating to soothe my throat and get extra calories into myself.

4.21 weigh

152.3 is the lowest weight I had been. Got there from not eating though so not really a true weight. My weight had gone up since then despite eating between 950-1100 calories most days. I am sure this is due to constipation and bloat. I am worried that after I stop the medication on Monday that the pain will come back but I am hopeful that it won’t. I know without stomach acid I cannot digest food properly or absorb vitamins and mineral like I should. I think this is why I have gotten so sick so often since being diagnosed with GERD. I have been on proton pump inhibitors and having difficulty with my digestion. Constipation has never been an issue until now, but things are not going well for me and I know I have to make a permanent change if I want to be healthy.

 

Until next time

-Whitters

 

Sick Today

…and it sucks. I have actually been sick for three days now. Missed my classes and an appointment I had because I was so terribly nauseous and feeling feverish. Paul and I went grocery shopping for fruits and veggies though to get my diet back on track. He pointed out that our bill was only $50 or so dollars this week when last week it was $70. Pretty much when I am eating a diet of whole foods rich in fruits and veggies, the bill is cheaper as opposed to a diet of dairy and processed foods. I feel it too. Despite doing a pretty decent job on calories last week my weight rose. It started to come back down but I think all the processed, salty foods have been bloating me up. I have also been sorta sick and adjusting to a new schedule as well so my exercise routine is out of wack.

Here are last week’s stats:

4.11 ACT

Rose my goal to 400 calories. Didn’t so so well last week. Probably won’t hit my goals this week either because I don’t know when I will feel better. Better to take it easy though than to go full force and  be sick when I HAVE to be somewhere or DO something.

4.11 CAL

My calories weren’t too bad this week. I am going to be more careful this week about scanning items with my phone and comparing the calorie counts in MyFitnessPal data base as well as eating healthier overall.

4.11 EXER

Exercise was alright this week. Not amazing but not non-existent. This week just depends on how I feel. I might not exercise at all this week. We’ll see though.

4.11 FIBER

I wasn’t trying to hit my fiber goal last week. I didn’t even think about it so I am pleased that when I tallied all the numbers up I did a pretty good job.

4.11 SUGAR

I was surprised about how well of a job I did with sugar too this week. I was keeping an eye on it but there were days when I didn’t really care. I sort of just flew by the seat of my pants and stayed away from foods that were typically sugary. Compensated by eating a lot of salt though.

4.11 WEIGH

Gosh!  I know it isn’t a great leap from 153 to 156 but I hate being on this upper end of normal on the BMI. I am so close to my 136 goal. I am hopeful that this week I will get it back to 153 by the time I post again.

 

Until next time peeps.

–Whitters

Checking In

This is my first week of school and it always feels so busy and nerve wracking. My least favorite thing to do is introduce myself in front of the class. I don’t know why professors insist on doing this. I suppose it fills up time. God forbid we may get out a little early. Note my grouchy tone. This is because I have become addicted to sugar once again and am trying to cut it out. I also have a four hour class tonight that starts at 5:30 and ends after 9 pm. This makes me incredibly unhappy. It’s required though and if not now then I’ll just have to do it at a later date. Here is last week’s stats:

 

 

4..4.17 exercise

Upping my exercise again. I do feel better when I exercise and have been getting in the habit of doing it first thing in the morning. This is when I have the most energy and feel my most positive. Gonna keep up with this.

4.4.17 act

Failed to reach “340” three times this week. Despite this I upped my goal to “400” calories. I am done with “340”. Having this “400” goal motivates me even more to get in my exercise in the morning.

4.4.17 cal

This hasn’t been the best week for eating. I have been eating lots of junk. Paul and I went shopping yesterday and I bought food to make meals with to help me get my sugar intake and calorie intake under control.

4.4.17 fiber

My fiber intake was not too bad this past week. Gotta keep aiming for that 25 g goal.

4.4.17 sugar

I have not been doing well with handling my sugar. I am moody, breaking out, easily frustrated, and tired all the time now. This week will be tough but I am going get a handle on this sugar thing again.

4.4.17 weight

As my sugar and calories go up so does my weight. 153.0 lbs is my lowest weight I have been at. Hopefully I can get back down to it quickly this week with eating healthier.

 

Until Next Time,

Whitters