Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Answer to My Aches!

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I am SOOOOO doing this! With my condition, massage would be a good thing! At these prices I might be able to afford to do this ONCE-A-WEEK! How decadent!


Boy, I am achy today! It's the meds, of course. I had to take them last night. It makes exercising in the morning HARD. I was only able to 20 minutes of yoga. I was so stiff, I could do my favorite poses.

I meet with the nurse today around 11am. I think it's a waste of time, but I guess she needs to make sure that I'm not about to kill myself or something like that. I will say these meds make me very weepy. Unfortunately it happens at the WEIRDEST, MOST INCONVENIENT TIMES.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Kick Butt Kicks Crap!

I just finished doing the Kick Butt video. Although Kristoff St. John is nice to look at... that video SUCKS! No variety, no challenge. I didn't pay that much for it, and I can see why. I'm going to keep doing it this week (Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday) just to be sure. I could just be spoiled by Billy Blanks.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hard Evening, Good Morning

I hate taking my medication. It really sucks having to give yourself injections and Interferon gives my muscles the shakes and the chills. However, when I think of the alternative (brain attacking itself and being back in the hospital), well I just grin and bear it. I've started taking Tylenol PM about 30 minutes before I give myself an injection. I only woke up three times last night from the muscle aches/chills. Believe it or not, that's an improvement.

Although I was achy, I pulled myself out of bed. I'm getting better at the Salamba Sarvangasana pose and the Halasana pose. I think I need to open up my back more to really get Halasana. I can't seem to get my feet to touch the floor.

Jumping rope is still taxing, but today I did 54 jumps before I fell. It seems still just jumping for 1 minute. What's the saying? "Slow and steady wins the race." Well, I'm not racing, but I've got to start somewhere.

The Tae-Bo Extreme almost killed me. I stayed in there for the whole 56 minutes! I'm glad Billy Blanks is so comical and makes me laugh, otherwise that tape would be unbearable.

I had some lowfat waffles, sugar-free syrup, an apple and some peppermint tea for breakfast. I'm starting to get used to the low-fat waffles, but sometimes IHOP still calls my name.

I'm off to take a bath. I really need it. It's a good thing that blogs don't have "smell-o-rama".

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life May Now Begin Again!

Whew! Work is done, (for the moment). I don't start working summer school until July 6th (prep day) and then it's July 9th thru August 6th. At least it's half a day.

My drawing class ends next Thursday, June 29th. I can't believe how HARD it was! I also can't believe how much my drawing has improved. I still have an art history research paper to write for that class (it's due next Tuesday), and I still have that Special Ed final hanging over my head! I really need to get that done.

I've decided that I'm going to start knitting some socks on July 1st. I can finally join the Six Sox Knit-A-Long for the last month. By the end of next week, I should be done with the Penelope Blouse--that's one the needles now. I really want to try those Sidewinder Socks. They look like a lot of fun. I'm seeing them every! Now I just need to find the right yarn. I really should use something I have in the stash!

On the weight front, I've joined Weight Watchers! I've lost 4.6 pounds so far! Yeah me! You'd think that was enough, but you know me. I'm going to the gold. I'm going to...


Yes, I am crazy. My first big goal is to go from the 151 that I weigh now, down to 125 which will be my pre-contest weight. That's definitely a year-long project. Don't worry, I'm doing this healthy--eating right, exercise, and a lot of water. A 1/2 pound a week is slow enough so that this is PERMANENT weight loss.

If that wasn't enough, I still have to do my writing, my music, and some type of art every day. What's the saying, 21 days makes a habit? Well day is more than half done and I've got to leave for class in an hour, but tomorrow... WATCH OUT!

Really, I'm doin' it this time. Don't look at me that way!