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Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Report

This has been a rough week. Things are finally settling down with the break up. I'm sleeping much better.

I've been having a problem with my lower back and right knee. I went to the doctor on Friday. He said it's being caused by rotation in my pelvis. I've had this issue before. He gave me some stretches to do.

I'm supposed to be doing a 5K next week. I can barely walk a mile. Today I thought my knee was going to give out on me.


I'm still attending OA meetings. Today I've been abstinent, following my food plan for 30 days. I'm working Step Four. OA is not about weight loss. It's a spiritual program. It's been great to deal with the emotional aspect of my eating and weight problem. I've loss 5 pounds.

Now that I know it's nothing too serious with my knee, my plan for November is to start exercising more often. Since I really can't do that much walking. I'm going to do the Last Chance Workout DVD. It's something I enjoy doing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

October Update

I haven't been exercising on a regular basis. Actually, I haven't been exercising like I would like to. I've been nursing my knee and back. I can walk about a mile every other day. I do spend some time stretching and working on yoga poses. However, I would love to work up a sweat.

I've been doing great with my food. As I mentioned a month or so ago, I'd been thinking about Overeater's Anonymous. Well, I joined. I've been attending meetings and have a sponsor. It's just the extra support I need. It's really helping deal with the emotional aspects behind my food choices. I love the spiritual aspect of the program. At first I thought it was a bit cultist but I've been keeping an open mind and doing as they say 'taking what I need and leaving the rest.'

Right now my food plan is as follows:

No sweets
No potato chips
Portion control
No second helpings
No eating after 9 pm

My goal is to follow this for 90 days. I'm currently on day 18. After I have followed this plan for 90 consecutive days, I will "tighten up" my plan with the support of my sponsor.

Fitness Quote of the Week

We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline. --Jack LaLanne

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fitness Quote of the Week

That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Fall!

It's been a while since I've posted. I'm doing great. I have not been working out on a consistent basis. I finally found an apartment this weekend so I have started organizing and packing. This is going to be a chore and a half. I hate moving! It's going to be somewhat challenging to move from a 4-bedroom house to a 2-bedroom apartment. However, I am very grateful I found a place where I believe I will be comfortable. I am gently moving forward through this break up and transition. One of the things I am truly grateful for is the fact that I am managing my stress much better.

I'm still not sleeping too well. In fact, last night I probably got two hours with of sleep. Once I'm resting on a consistent basis, I know my workouts will improved. I'm planning to do a 5K next month. My eating is doing much better. I have a great circle of support. We check in each other multiple times throughout the day.

Well, that's about it for now. I'm looking forward to catching up with the blogs I follow throughout the week.