Let's start with the easy part: The weight.
The good news is that I still fit in my clothes. LOL... the bad news is that I haven't been exercising (not even yoga) and I've been eating a bunch of sugar. I'm going to blame that on having the teenager at home. Don't tell her I said that. I guess it's not all her fault 'cause my sweet tooth has been going crazy. I think it's a lot of emotional eating too. I don't usually get caught up in that and normally have a lot of control, but I think the parts of my life that I can't control are unconsciously overwhelming my mind and manifesting into serious snack attacks.
Amber's fault 'cause she bought the pretzels and made the cookies, but they were soooo good!
Still - as I've said over and over and over again - I'd like to figure out a way to add working out and yoga into my day. I already get up at 5:30ish and I don't rise moving full force so oftentimes I still run late.
That kind of leads to the health side of things...
It's hard to get up moving full force when you're body is working against you. I'm drowsy from the meds, sore from the illnesses (?) disease (?) conditions (?)... you know what I mean. By the time the drowsiness wears off, I have to get the children up, fed, dressed and out the door. And, of course, the later I wait in the day the less time and energy I have to do it.
Fittin' it in with dance, yoga. Click over to check out the entire post, but here is the part I am talking about:
... My free feeling started to dwindle away and my face started to frown, and then I was irritated about not having time to do yoga. Geez, I went from one freeing feeling to a total irritating irritation!I need to do that again - fit in the movement to assist in my overall health. It's an ongoing task and battle.
I suddenly thought of an article I had read earlier in body+soul magazine about doing certain yoga moves to assist in building the immune system in fighting colds and flu and I decided to do yoga right that moment. Right in the hallway.
Getting out my yoga mat, book, CD, block and strap is such a process. Yoga books recommend wearing certain clothing and being freshly showered while having a designated spot and mat that is just for that. All of that preparation was hindering me in getting it done. ...
Instead of making another appointment, I'm trying to wait until the next appointment that I have. I'm there - at the VA hospital - so much that I just don't want to go again right now. I'm already feeling a bit bothered about the liver biopsy I'm going to have. It hasn't been scheduled yet and the impending doom of it all is looming.
My effort not to worry is thwarted by the way my body feels. It's a constant reminder of ongoing medical issues. I'll just click on over to the ChronicBabe site and do a little networking and reading; it's always helpful to "hang out" with folks who literally understand the dilemmas of "invisible disease."