Showing posts with label asthma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asthma. Show all posts

Monday, February 15, 2010

A new week...

Ahh just loved having this extra day off, I think every Monday should be a holiday :) heehee I can wish. We woke up late today, made breakfast at home, watched the Olympics and enjoyed fresh cut fruit... Wish everyday was as relaxing as today :)

The last couple weeks I did not follow my goals to a T, But I also did not do sooo bad. No weight gain so that is good :)

For dinner I made a delicious stir fry full of veggies and Shrimp.

Last week I skipped my SHRED workout. So I need to get back on track this week!

Here are my weekly goals :)

*5 days a week of home cooking, include many "green" veggies and carrots.
*Drink lots of water everyday! A MUST!
*Coffee - Only 1/2 cup in the morning only.
* 1300 - 1600 daily Calories intake (Tracking on Iphone "my fitness pal app)
*3 bite rule on sweets
*Eliminate "White"Carbs
* 3 days a week basement work out (Jillian Michaels 30 day shred video)
* 3 days a week 10000 steps on the pedometer
* loofah body scrub to enhance circulation :)

Hope you all have a great week!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Food Plan for the week

Last week was good and bad all mixed together :) I did ok reaching some high numbers on the pedometer this weekend. 13500 Sunday alone :) Proud of that. Not so proud of the Big mac and fries I had on Sunday (bad bad!). I'm the classic emotional eater. When stressed, Big mac always makes me feel better, Ha! that is so bad isn't it!

The move is in 2 weeks and the house is upside down! I'm also trying to consume all frozen foods since our appliances don't come till the next day after the move, I really don't want to waste food especially on our super tight budget.

On that note, I'm looking for work these days as well. Our online company is doing well but I think our move was more expensive than we thought. So my job hunt has become more serious!! Boo :( Is it bad that I actually enjoy being home? I love the time for myself I get so much done working on the online business and to tell you the truth we save money too ;) Buuut We need all the extra cash we can get at least until we settle in and get our numbers straight. I'm pretty good at time management so I am sure that even with Full time work I can get all my extra activities fit in there as well. ;)

On a better note. My asthma is improving! With the meds I take daily, I haven't had coughing or wheezing for at least 5 days straight! I'm super happy about this! I'm going to try and run a couple laps this week and see if I have improvement in my breathing :)

Grocery shopping yesterday was a success, I bought lots of meals to be cooked at home :) So I will plan my meals out so that way we can stay AWAY from Fast Food! Bought a new wing sauce for wings :) Love eating weeks cause I can eat them with just a salad as a side. I'm trying to minus the carbs as much as we can.

Here are my new goals for the week. (Well same as last weeks, I didn't add anything from last weeks goals, I think I need to work hard on these 5 goals and FOCUS!)

1. Continue cooking at home (Plan meals)
2. Limit or fully cut out fast food, no fries!
3. No coffee shop foods, only coffee
4. Workout 3-5 times a week (1hour workouts) and/or 10000 steps on the pedometer.
5. No eating after 7pm.

Friday, June 05, 2009

3 more weeks!

3 More weeks till our move! Zoe is not happy with some of the empty rooms in the house!
As I mentioned before our home is a 3 story home and our bedroom was on the 3rd floor. Yesterday we started packing up the 3rd floor and brought our bedroom down to the second floor and into the office room. (So I don't have offie pics for Kellys Korner Show your home Friday ;( ) .... We took apart the office and brought it all down to the main floor where the dining room use to be since that is also taken apart! Zoe was mad and running around all night meowing wondering why things are not where they use to be hahha!

I was not impressed with the massive dust bunnies under the furniture, ha! no wonder I can't breathe. I must say, altho the new asthma meds the doc gave me have me with a sore throat and a little chest tightness, I think I was able to do a lot more than I ever did yesterday without getting overly tired. However I did go to bed soo achy, lower back pain and my knee is acting up again. (not sure the issue with the knee, feels like arthritis, omg my bod is breaking down everyday, so scary!) Whhhaaa!

Weekend is here, and don't really have anything exciting planned, only packing and cleaning, fun!

Have a great weekend everybody. Hopefully I have some good progress on my weigh in Monday ;) Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Asthma Follow up

Today the doctor officially told me I pretty much have Asthma . I'm always surprised at these new problems that arise as I get older, whaa! Not happy about this. I thought I was doing pretty good, many of my recent jogs the last couple weeks have been without the need of using the puffer. 2 weeks ago I went for a test that would give me low doses of a medication to induce an asthma attack. The lab tech told me she would make me inhale a little at a time in separate intervals to see how my lungs react etc. I thought forsure I would last pretty long... to mine and the lab techs surprise I had an asthma attack at the smallest first dose she gave me! Whats up with these lungs! She looked over at me and said ok, the test is done, your lungs are very sensitive :(. The doctor did another test today to measure the exhale airflow, he said I don't have normal readings for my height and weight. (hmm I wonder if he meant I'm overweight haha!) He put me on a daily medicine (hate taking meds!) for 3 months. I'll go back to him in August for another test to see if my airways show improvements. Fingers crossed if they do. Cause if they do, then that will mean I'll be able to exercise longer meaning more weightlossss I think, I hope... always a brighter side right. Now if I can just use my positive spin on the other aspects of my life ;)