Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weigh in Wednesday

I know, two Weigh in Wednesday posts in a row? #progress

Pretty Strong Medicine

Erin, Heather & Winter !

Not much to report this week but I am trying to hold myself accountable. Still dealing with some residual back/hip/leg pain which makes walking difficult much less actual exercise. And as always I have trouble keeping my food intake under control...

I missed my Weight Watcher's meetings so no weigh in.  

Saturday afternoon I got a nice walk and a mini circuit which felt really good! And now it is 4 days alter and I am pretty sure I'm paying for it still. I am getting a decent water intake in still so that's good and I have a followup next Monday with my doctor. I am putting off any intentional workouts until then.

Still loving my fitbit! It is fun to do challenges on their and see how my fellow friends are doing. Come be my friend!----->

That is mostly what I have, hope you're having a good day/week!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Weigh in Wednesday: Beachbody & Weight Watchers

Two posts in one day?? Breaking my streak!

I know it is Thursday but I wanted to participate in Weigh Wednesday with my girls and keep documenting this journey of mine.

  Weigh In Wednesday
(couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong with the button but it is Erin, Heather & Winter !

My last WIW post, which was over a month ago!  I was 242.8. Yesterday morning I was 240.6 so that is progress :)

So I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago. On this blog I have talked about My Fitness Pal and IIFYM, I like those forms of tracking, but the problem is I am just not tracking.. I did pay for the weight Watchers weekly meetings for three months. My mother is doing it with me. I am hoping these meetings will help with my accountability. I don't honestly love the point system and the way Weight Watchers has you track but right now I am doing a hybrid of points and calorie counting.  I have only been to two meetings but I will definitely share my thoughts.  

I also became a Beachbody Coach! To be completely honest my main goal is the discount but I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in any products or has any questions.  Please feel free to email me healthysew (at) gmail or comment below!

Here is my link if you're interested in checking it out

My history with Beachbody, I think about 3 years ago, I purchased Insanity and did it for a couple weeks, we all know finishing tasks isn't my strong suit :P, and really enjoyed the program.  I still go to Insanity classes at my Y.  In the past year I have bought T25, Piyo and most recently 21 Day Fix!
Although I haven't fully finished any of these programs, my goal is to complete each one this year. 

T25 makes me feel like I am getting a killer workout, love the modifier and just a great workout in only 25 minutes.  

Piyo is great for days where I need to workout but don't want to *feel* like a killer burn. While working out i can breath and i enjoy getting the yoga experience without being too slow. At the end of the workouts I am always pleasantly surprised with the calorie burn. Probably my favorite that I own.

21 Day Fix is my newest, I only have done 4 days to be honest, then I was hit with more kidney stone issues. But I really enjoyed it! I am planning to restart the workouts next week. Doing 21 Day Fix I definitely feel like I am getting a workout but it doesn't seem too overwhelming while doing it. Great calorie burn for me and definitely feels like a workout.

I have also used Shakeology on and off for over three years now. It always makes me feel better when I am using it consistently.  I typically either use it for my breakfast and add some fruit or for my dinner when I don't feel like I want an entire meal.

Whew that is a lot to take in, thanks for reading :)


Clearly I am a once a month blogger.

This has been an eventful month and I am ready for some normalness.

The day before St Patrick's day I started having severe back pain.  I assumed it was just my body being stubborn and reminding me that I do not take the care I should and appreciate it.  I have had back pain off and on my whole life but this was different.

The next day (freaking St Patricks Day!),  I went to urgent care because I could not get into my normal doctor and someone had suggested I maybe had a UTI, and they diagnosed it as possible kidney stones and UTI. Fun! that evening I woke up around 3 am in the most pain I have experienced in my life...

I have a fairly high pain tolerance, dealt with PCOS (PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome) since I was 11.  This was totally different, I could not even physically get out of bed.  Luckily i had stayed at my parents and my mom was able to roll me out bed.  We went to the emergency room and eventually got the cat scan and morphine! It was kidney stone, only a 2 mm,  and i was given ALL the medicine and told take it easy. These stones laid me up for a week, met with an urologist. I slowly felt like I was getting better.  Even got to start the 21 Day Fix (more on that later)

Last Friday, around 2 am I woke up in the same overwhelming pain, ended up back in the ER. Given more pain medication. Since the stone is only 2 mm. (which sounds so small! but according to my urologist the size doesn't determine the pain) he believes it is better to let it pass naturally on my own. I am feeling much better today. Still have some residual back pain and stiffness but definitely more manageable.

Recap. 24ish days later, 2 ER Visits, 4 doctors visits, over 11 medications, 7 days of missed work equals? well i haven't gotten the medical bills yet

I didn't know whether to stand up, sit down, lie down, or die.-Gail Savitz, author

disclosure: yes i am well aware many, many people deal with this chronically and many have serious medical conditions and i am grateful and appreciate of my overall health. but this shiz hurt!