I’m starting to notice something about my arthritis. One thing is that stretching isn’t so simple anymore. I used to get up in the morning and stretch which helped me feel more comfortable for the start of my day. Now stretching usually just causes me some kind of pain, usually in my lower back.
No matter how I sleep, my right arm has been hurting at my shoulder, elbow, and wrist for about three days now. Yes I’ve been taking my meds. Today I’m lucky or unlucky enough to add one knee and one ankle to the equation.
At least it’s summer and not a 20 degree winter because that could be really bad. Since spring is gone and summer’s here my biggest problem for a few months should just be me asthma.
Jaime has always thought I looked good no matter the weight but after Christmas when I realized that I had went from 153 to 163 since Thanksgiving I decided it was time to do something about it. That’s when I went to him about my desire to restart Weight Watchers, I was never really committed before, and that is why the contract between us about how I was going to lose the weight came about. Like any normal person he hates wasting money. So I started Weight Watchers two days before my birthday, which happens to be New Year’s Eve, let me tell you that was a really bad idea. I ate so many points that day and had almost no exercise, needless to say on weigh in day I hadn’t lost any weight but at least I hadn’t put any on. Now it’s 3 weeks later and I’ve lost 4 pounds with another weigh in tonight.
I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials about Weight Watchers (one just came one while I was writing this) and their new PointsPlus plan. Basically everything has a point value and you have to keep track of everything you eat and how many points you use daily. Now I get 29 points a day and 49 more weekly that I can splurge with. I’m supposed to use all of my daily points and exercise. Exercising also gets me extra points that I get to swap out for food points if I so choose. After that first week, I don’t use my weekly or exercise points at all and I’m okay with that. I do a very good job of tracking everything I eat including the Splenda, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and the ice cream i eat. I eat separately from what my family eats and I don’t have a problem with all the sweets they keep in the house. I decide in the morning what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner so I know in advance if I’m getting cookies or other sweets, and I can have all the fruit and veggies I want because they have a point value of 0. When I go grocery shopping, Jaime goes with me and since Ive been on the plan he will ask me how many points things are even though I’m already figuring out the points on my own. Recently he has started to text me from work and ask me to calculate the points of something he’s eating so he can get an idea of what’s smart and what isn’t.
Jaime has been very good about sticking at one weight as had I but today he stepped on the scale (I will of course not share his weight) and had put on about 13 pounds. He called me into the room this morning and asked me to sign him up for Weight Watchers online immediately before he went to work so he could stop at the market for food on the way to the gym. He gets a lot of points daily and I know it’s because he’s a man (still not fair though) but I won and he’s now joined me in this and I am happy because it’s so nice to have the extra support. I’ve had support from the whole family they know the points of my sweets and give me the lower point items and fruit but it’s nice to have someone going through this with me.
I’m so excited that I’m going to go have a cookie and then I’m going to turn on the Kinect and get some Zumba in (I remembered to take my inhaler first today so I won’t be on the floor ready to pass out today).
I don’t make Resolutions because I’ve never been a big believer in them. In my opinion Resolutions are something you say you’re going to do but don’t. This year Jaime told me that I had to make a Resolution list as a foundation for my plans and goals this year. Of course I procrastinated with letting others in on my list, even Jaime hasn’t seen it. So you will officially be the first and since I’ve sat down I’ve also decided to add procrastination as a resolution subject on this list. So let’s get started shall we?
I almost forgot that I also have to make it a point to keep reminding Alexys that when I say something, if I didn’t say “I promise,” then I didn’t promise. I make it a point to rarely ever say “I promise,” because I expect her to hold me to it. That’s what you expect of your children because that’s what they do. Lexy though, will try to hold me to promises I never made and she does this often Jaime also bears the brunt of this a lot too so I now specifically tell her “I didn’t promise it Lexy, I’m saying that I will do it if I can.”
So there is my list, what do you think of it? Maybe I’ve made too many lofty goals and should get rid of some of them or maybe this is just right since I have a whole year to accomplish it and maybe if I break a resolution that’s okay because I have the whole year to get it right. I think I’ll take that as my philosophy, “maybe I didn’t get it the first time, but I succeeded before the year was out.” I think that still technically counts.
I had plans for a big “what I am thankful for” post yesterday but my minor headache turned into a major migraine before the day was over. My father had some major problems yesterday and called me because he needed someone to use as a sounding board so who better than his favorite daughter? Then today after a comment from SoapBird I had a brilliant idea for an exercise post but first I had to go to the dentist. I had movie and dinner plans with my son tonight but after the root canal and coming home to take my pain medication, I can’t think straight so I am going to climb in bed and let my motivation for tomorrow’s post come to me in a dream. Just playing, but I’m sure there will probably be at least 2 posts in me tomorrow. Goodnight all and have a great weekend if you don’t get back before Monday.
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