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23 March 2006 @ 11:03 am
Back to walking  
I've been walking again for three days, slowly getting my stamina built back up. I had worked up to over an hour and was frustrated to have to start at twenty minutes. Part of the problem is my low blood count, but at least now when I take iron I won't be bleeding it out every month! (In fact, there's such a thing as too much iron, so I'll have to watch my level.)

I've lost all of the weight initially gained during the hospitalization and then some. Here is my weight loss ticker, I've set my initial goal at 275 so as to seem attainable, as I've made it there within the last few years and do feel much better at that weight.

I had planned to lose at least twenty pounds during my time off work and I'm almost there.
Tapatitapati on April 13th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Re: Time, time , time
Hi Illgrace,

There's quite a time lag before you adjust to a new body image, so it may just be that your son needs more time. One of the things I did to improve my body image was put images in my environment that resembled my body type. Eventually I graduated to nude modeling and now have actual drawings and paintings of my nude body posted around the house. What we learned through the media can be unlearned. :)

I am trying to figure out what to do when my feet get sore again. I have plantar fasciitis and it flares up now and again, and my podiatrist says on top of that I have a deformity of gait that means I shouldn't even be walking at my current weight. But I just keep an eye on the area that he says will be affected, the tendon running up inside the legs. If it gets too sore I'll cut back. Maybe get a gym membership again so I can do water aerobics.

I'll miss it when my daughter moves away at the end of the month and we can't walk together anymore. It's been a great way to strengthen our bond.

I blather on about all sorts of things here, I figure in the variety there's something for everyone. :)

Thanks for dropping by--