Weighed Today

I weighed today (I weigh every Friday morning) and was pleasantly surprised to find I'd lost 2 pounds!  I was expecting to gain since I was taking cortisteroids this week, but apparently not! : )  So now I'm down to 146.4, just 21 pounds from my "goal" of 125.  According to the BMI calculator, my BMI is 23.63% (I'm 5'6").  25% is the top of the "normal weight" range.  When I started exercising and changed my diet, I was a wee bit over 30% (I weighed 185), which was considered "obese", not even "overweight"!  Yikes!  Even though my BMI is 23.63%, I don't think it is actually that low.  I have a small frame, and the internet suggests adding a few pounds and then recalculating your BMI to get a more accurate percentage, so I really have no idea what it actually is.  I do think I am in a healthy weight range at least.  But...I look in the mirror and I'm still FAT!  I mean, I would never been seen in a bikini right now, no freaking way!  I have a long way to go - maybe by July or August I'll be there.

Even though I run for an hour, 5 miles, three times a week, I decided to start the Couch to 5k program over.  I run SO SLOW that I want to speed up my pace to a mile under 10 minutes, so I thought it would be a good way to build it up slowly.  But that means back on the treadmill again so I can control how fast I go.  I could use my motoactv watch to track my speed, but it's just so much easier on the treadmill.  I think I'll still run on the trails with Mark on the weekend for an hour just to keep up my endurance though.  Haven't really decided about that yet.  If not, I'll take my little dog for a walk at the lake instead while Mark runs. : )

School is so hard from home, I have ZERO motivation to do it.  I have almost all of it to do for the week and it's Friday.  It's all due by Sunday at midnight.  Some of it was due on Thursday night and I didn't do it.  It's just not the same.  I like to go to school where I have to do it, there are chairs that are comfortable to write in, I'm with other students, I go there specifically for that reason, that time is allocated for school.  I even stay after school for a few hours and practice a couple of days a week.  But at home?  NO MOTIVATION.  I don't know how people do it from home, they must be very disciplined.  I've gone to school from home before and did just fine, but not court reporting.

Mark and I have been tanning, I talked him into it, except I told him to get the SUNLESS tanning.  Tanning is so bad for your skin!  He's younger than I am, so not worried about his skin yet, so he is
getting bed tanning.  I'm already seeing the effects of sun damage from all the sunburns I've gotten throughout my life, which are countless.  And I'm definitely not going to do all of this work on my skin daily and nightly just to put it under a tanning bed.  But, he looks good with a tan.  Wonder if he'll change his mind when he's in his 40's.  I'm fine with sunless tanning.  Looks better than my normal extremely pale self! : )

I don't think I'm any better at all from all the medication I've taken from the doctor since I saw him last week, and I go back on Thursday, so I don't know what the hell is wrong with me.  I think it's drainage now that makes me cough, but, on a curious note if that is what it is, what is causing all of this drainage that makes me cough all the freaking time?  If it IS drainage, I don't see how a pulmonologist can help me, yet I think it would be wrong to make an appointment with a DIFFERENT specialist while he's already treating me.  We'll see next week when I go to see him.


 

6 comments:

Bipolar Alcoholic :-))-: said...

Congrats on losing weight! I've been doing Zumba on the wii and trying to lose weight also. It's so frustrating having to fight against the side effects of the meds!

Life isnt worth it said...

Hi thank you for your lovely Message, can't see how to send you a message any other way! Thank you for reading my blog it means a lot! Hope you ok! Good luck on the weight lost! 2ib isn't a lot but you have lost it, so its really good I've put on weight with my meds, Not alot but enough so i know! I keep sayin i'm gonna lose it but i haven't got round to it yet! x

Kristy said...

Does any of the pills you take have respitory side-effects? Some pills have been known to cause asthma. If you never have had breathing problems I find it odd that you are plagued by it now. One time I did have a horrible reaction to mold in the house though. Maybe, your allergy testing will also give you an answer.

KansasSunflower said...

I was thinking that something I am taking was causing my coughing too - like the antibiotic for my dermititis, but the pulmonologist said no. He thought maybe Lamictal, but I've taken that for 10 years! So, you're right, we'll see from the allergy test, but I'm not hopeful. On a positive note, my coughing does seem better after a week on the medication he gave me!

KansasSunflower said...

Well, 2 pounds isn't a lot (although in one week it is for me), but 39 pounds altogether is, at least, it is for me! : ) I hope you start feeling better soon!! : )

KansasSunflower said...

BA - thanks! Good luck with the Zumba - I've been wanting to check that out! And YES, it's so hard to fight against he side effects of the medication! So glad I talked my doctor into getting me off of those terrible weight gainers that I'd been on for 10+ years, UGH!!!

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