Update! Weight,Stocks, And FISHING Oh MY!!!

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Let me start by saying I am doing better. I went fishing over the weekend and had a blast. I didn’t catch anything, but it was fun. Being physical again feels so good. I forgot about my knee because it didn’t bother me. I have added in a routine that involves being more active. For a while, before I started working out and eating better, my activity was crap.

I would blog here and there, then jump on a PC game. I have always been an advocate of gaming, but my body cannot handle the stress it places on it. I still do things here and there, but mostly that time has been replaced with physical actions. I started back painting a few days ago. So, we are talking about regaining my former self! It feels good.

This morning I am up trying to line up my stocks of the week. I am not someone who can give financial advice, but I do tend to look at patterns. I found a stock called GNUS that I am currently in love with. If you want to know more, you will have to look it up! I am still hoping we will hear something about the legalization of marijuana soon for the entire country.

We are so modernized I do not understand why we haven’t made this a thing yet. There are so many good things that would come from the legalization, and legalization would bring an economic boom. With all of the money issues we are gaining, you would think they would be seriously thinking about how to make this thing happen. I think I have invested in five to ten marijuana companies with the hopes of at least one taking off! I guess that is my guilty pleasure in the morning. I jump on the computer and check my stocks.

As for my plans for the rest of the day, I plan to work out and warm my four-hour-old coffee. Oh, and before I forget!! I got a Ninja foodi cooker. It allows us to cook food on a healthier level and I love it!

So that’s the skinny!

Side Note– I am back in a size 8 panties and I do not feel any pain on the side of my legs! Winky Face! I am sorry if it is cringe, but it is a small battle that I have won. Each small battle is enough to make me watch to keep pushing. Have a great week.

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Enlisting Extra Help For Weight Reduction.

So, I got myself a Fitbit to help chart my stats and stuff. I am new to apps like this, but I have found out that it works. It is a constant reminder that I am working towards a goal.

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So, whenever the kids want KFC or Freddie’s, I look at my calories and say I will have a water! Since I purchased the scale last weekend, it shows that I am down four to five pounds. I watch my calories like a madwoman.

I try to keep breakfast at 450 or 500, lunch sets in around 360 to 450, and dinner I might eat something around 600 calories. I have fruit, low calorie snacks and lots of chicken. I have never really been a fan of fried chicken, so baked is okay for me.

I am a little concerned about this weekend. I want to BBQ on Saturday, but I don’t want to blow my hard work. Would a grilled burger be a deal breaker? Any thoughts? What are some low calorie foods that would go good for a BBQ?

On a side note– lesson learned- I never knew how many calories went into some of these drive thru eateries. We are talking 1000 to 2300 calories for a number 4 at KFC. The information is right there for everyone to see it, but I guess sometimes we see what we want to see. I don’t know if I will ever be able to justify to myself how 900 calories for one meal, is okay. Most of all, I can’t wait until my knee is one hundred percent better. So that’s the lesson learned for tonight.

Listen To Your Body

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Weight is a tricky subject for many people. However, we live in a time that requires us to pay close attention to our health due to a disease that targets overweight individuals. Before COVID-19, diabetes and heart disease were some of the main hindrances to being overweight. While they were often associated with people in the obesity realm, they were at least controllable.

However, after COVID-19 happened, all bets were off. Over the past five months, I have noticed a new affliction appear within my body. My knees have started to ache. At first, I thought it was due to the bed we were sleeping in or an old injury. So, I purchased a new rail and a new treadmill last week. My knee feels better! They feel a lot better after working out. On the nights that I didn’t workout my knees felt a degree of pain that caused me issues throughout the day.

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I think something was happening to my joints. I have gained about 40 extra pounds over the past year, and the weight has started to hinder my mobility. I didn’t know just how bad things were until I started working out again. It shocked me and scared me when I couldn’t even walk a lap the first time I got on my treadmill.

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I used to swim, and when I wasn’t swimming, I would walk often. So, to get on a treadmill and not be able to walk a lap was terrifying. I continued working out, and now I am almost at a mile. I have been thinking a lot about goals and trying to figure out what mine should be. I do not have a number in mind, but I do have a couple of other things in mind.

I want to wear my favorite PJ bottoms, and I want to be able to walk two to three miles again every day. I would love to see my thighs get smaller and see my butt get slimmer. I am your typical hourglass shape, so it seems like most of my weight focus on two areas. I have never really had a lot of trouble when it comes to working out. Perhaps, this is why I freaked out about not being able to walk a lap.

We need to start listening to our bodies. Your body gives off indicators that something needs attention. In many ways, aches and pains are the engine lights that pop up inside us to warn us of upcoming issues. I used to ask my husband if he thought I was gaining weight or too much weight, and of course, he would say no. Inside I knew the answer, but I didn’t want to deal with the issue.

I welcomed his words of flattery to place a bandage on my pride. I would get the typical loving husband answer that went something like, You look beautiful no matter what, or whatever you do, keep the butt. It was all I needed to continue our foodie escapades and excuse for not working out. After my knees started hurting, there was no way around hiding from my demons.

Finally, it hit me that this new me was not me I wanted to be. I don’t want to be a prisoner to my body, so working out was the only option. I went out and got myself a pair of good exercising shoes and arm weights to go with my treadmill. I guess I learned a hard lesson the voice I needed to hear was the voice inside. Listen to your body, and take care of it before it’s too late.

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