I hate it! I am not athletic at all. I have about zero coordination and although I was in sports when I was young, I was terrible at them. I think I sat on the bench the entire 7th grade year of volley ball. Add all that to the fact that I have joint and nerve pain in my legs and you get a girl that does not do a lot of physical activity.
But I hate the way I look right now. I hate that I am shopping the women's section and not the misses, it needs to change. The doctor also has told me that I need to lose some weight. I have no weight related health problems yet but they are sure to come if I don't start doing something about it. I take a medication that helps with the nerve pain and a side effect can be weight gain, Guess which side effect I have? It is no excuse, I have let it get out of control. That coupled with adoption stress eating leaves has not been such a good combo. So if I can't get the weight down I am going to have to stop taking the medicine and that scares me because it does help with the pain.
So I have been keeping track of what I eat and I really don't take in a lot of calories during the week. The weekends I kinda fall off the wagon but I am still trying to reduce and make better choices. It is easier during the summer with all the fresh veggies available, I love that. However, I have not lost a pound. I did weight watchers for 3 months a while back and did not lose a pound then either and I stuck too it. So I guess I need to add some more activity to my schedule. I really have a feeling when I go back to the doc there are going to be some changes in medication but if I get some good habits now it will help, right?
I hate exercise but I like to live and feel good about myself. Walking seems to be what everyone suggests but that is horrible on my knees, I do great for a short time then have to stop because of the pain. So I never develop a habit. I have decided over the weekend that I am going to start water walking at a local pool. I can't swim, I wish I could then I would just swim laps but I can keep myself afloat. My sisters and I used to do this when they were in high school. You basically walk across the deep end over and over again. You can't touch the bottom so it is a real work out keeping your head above water. I am hoping that the low impact is what I need to feel good about what I am doing. So I went for the first time tonight. I am tired but not in pain so that is a good start.
Tomorrow I hopefully get to meet a bloggy friend in real life!! I am so excited I thought that they were going to have to miss us but I plans have changed again! Look forward to some great pictures taken with Jim's new camera which he is out breaking in right now.
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