Wednesday, January 05, 2011

weigh in wednesday and vein update

We've been sort of "fluey" lately. So we've been doing a lot of this lately:

Well it's been about 15 days since I had the angioplasty done on my jugular veins. How do I feel? Well so far I can now do a back flip off my I'm definitely improving.

ok for reals: I feel generally good. subtle changes. My joints are not nearly as stiff as they were before...I feel a little stronger. I've been working out at the gym and I'm pretty sure my left side feels stronger too. I feel more confident about working out. Usually when I try to do any form of strenuous exercise I'm extremely sore for weeks afterwards. I'm not sore or stiff. Amazing. That part is amazing. Could I actually be athletic again? Like play a game of pick-up basketball without killing me over?

I don't know...but I'm hopeful.

I still 100% believe diet has a lot to do with ultimate health- even with my veins partially blocked, diet still helped tremendously. I know that eliminating dairy, wheat (not sprouted), and sugar have helped me feel more energy and feel ALIVE. I know, sounds funky and weird. What? No milk, no wheat? yes, that is right.

Chay knows when I'm eating and treating my body well...because I'm more fun to be around and I giggle. At night. A lot. In bed. Over stupid things.

ok weigh in wednesday- remember that???? Trust me I didn't forget.

Well today I weighed in at 165. So that is about 23 lbs so far since Xander was born- which is so weird because I can't really tell I've lost any weight. I still look in the mirror with an "oh dear" every time. But according to Chay I've always been perfect...I just think it's the bigger than normal boobs he's a fan of- like any man. But for the record, I'm still super fun to hug. I'm the 'go-to' for that perfect snuggle. Squishy and delightful.

So what am I doing to lose weight? I eat lots and lots of coconut toasted marshmallows. All day. Have you ever had those things??? so good.

ok seriously...Well Joette got me on the "" kick and I love it.

I normally can't stand counting calories- and the whole point thing from Weight Watchers drives me up the wall. - but what is different about My Fitness pal is that I'm connected to family and friends who are trying to get in shape as well- it's like facebook but for weight loss and exercising. It helps me stay motivated- and it requires me to log in every day. It seems to be working I suppose. So there's my plug for

Now where's my leg warmers?


Levi and Cynthia Wilde said...

First of all...I love that your "work-out girl" is all in pink. If I had her figure...I would totally rock that outfit!
Second, thanks for the "vein" update. Levi was just asking me the other day if I had heard anything about how you were doing. If you had notice a difference or anything. Now I can let him know.
Oh and poor little Kenzie is looking pretty miserable...hope she gets better soon!

missaminnesota said...

Nothing weird about diet affecting health and wellness. Too bad so many people actually think it doesn't matter what goes in the body. I think that's why I love disney/pixar's Ratatouille so very much. Food is more than just fuel. "If you are what you eat, than I only want the best." Good luck with the green drinks. I believe in them too. Mine are much thicker I think, but they make me feel so good!

Tiffani said...

I am glad are feeling improvements. You are an inspiration to all of us to treat our bodies well. Keep it up.

Tracie said...

I am a little behind in reading your blog... but I belong to my fitness pal too. I love it. If you want to find me there you can. My user name is Sleddin_chic. Great job and I am glad you are starting to see a little improvement.