Monday, August 31, 2015

Back On Track -- Literally

With my broken toe healed and my medical testing done there's no excuse not to return to exercise.  I went to one of my favorite places today -- The Fitzgerald Fitness Trail in Woodbridge.
I love this place
I ran a mile,  which was more than I expected my first day back.  It was not a day where I found the running exhilarating.   I kept thinking of how far and how fast I used to be able to run and I found myself feeling depressed.
I know I'll feel better if I persevere and I was glad that I finally returned to the track!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fantastic Friday! Embracing Life once Again

Twenty years ago, my doctor sent me to get a colonoscopy, as my sister died of cancer that originated there.  Sure enough, I had precancerous polyps removed and have had to go back every two or three years since then.

I fasted this week in preparation for my test and I had a hard time with it.  I have an unusually long colon and so have to fast for five days, plus take enemas and laxatives in order to be clear for the test. I kept thinking about food and wasn't able to settle into the fast as I normally do.

Finally, Friday morning arrived and I was able to return to Temple Medical for my test.  I couldn't go there last time as I was morbidly obese and they don't let people in that state receive anesthesia.    
All went well and when I woke up in the recovery room my doctor said that I had my first ever clear scope!    Yeah!
Friday night, I celebrated life by visiting The Steam Factory.   I dressed in a short skirt and heels, hung out with beautiful people and was tied up, TWICE, by Shibari enthusiasts.  
I'm feeling groovy!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Returning From the Month From Hell

Finally!!!  I got my laptop back and things are slowly heading back to normal, I think.  It seemed like for the past 4-6 weeks I had been struggling on so many fronts and got more overwhelmed by the day  --  I felt depression trying to take over my existence for the first time in months. It was so hard to keep my footing, to not be pulled under again. Some how I got through it.  I had moments when I wasn't sure that I would.

WEIGHT LOSS: For the past 6 or 8 weeks my weight loss became very erratic even though I was still eating clean and working just as hard as I ever did.  Things got worse when I broke a baby toe and could not do cardio for a couple of weeks.

I have to update my weight loss page but I believe I had a net loss of about ten pounds for the month of July.  That's the least I've dropped in a month since I started but at least it's a net loss and not a net gain.     

Last week I had the house to myself while the family went camping.  I did a bunch of deep cleaning around the house and did organizational projects that I normally don't have time for.  This seemed to help me feel more centered.  I also took time to hang with friends and get my kink on!

  Ugghh, I have to have another colonoscopy on Friday so I must fast all week and since I also have an anal fissure the prep is killing me.  Once this is over I can go back to eating and exercising and moving towards my next set of goals.  Hopefully,  I'll be feeling much better next week at this time.

It's good to be able to blog again.  I missed it!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I don't have a lap top right now and I have found that when I try to update my blog from my tablet it sometimes won't save the work.

I am still on point with food and exercising.  Will resume posting more soon