so... at the moment, i'm not doing too badly, thanks. i'm still on
sparkpeople.com (ambrosia18, if you go looking for me...), and i've finally
moved diet stages. i feel silly because i've been in stage 1 since last
april. yeah... a long time, i know. but now that i've actually decided to
do something, i switched stages and i'm ready and willing and able! yay!
i even feel good about the past two days. now, granted, i ate too many
calories and much too much fat yesterday. but today i was under, so i feel
a little bit better about not being on program entirely yesterday.
also, i did a good thing! i went swimming with my sister on friday night.
i read that swimming will help a breech baby turn around if done during the
last couple of months of pregnancy, so we promised each other we'd go
together 3 times a week: her for the baby, me for the low-impact exercise.
at least i don't feel like a total fattie in the pool. i can actually swim
now... which is a big change from like... a year and a half ago. it makes
so, tomorrow, i'm off again. at least 5 days a week doing exercise in the
morning (it'll probably be 3 days a week instead... but you know), and 3
evenings a week swimming. plus bowling most sundays and maybe even working
at UPS... i'll be buff! hahah.
also, on another note, has anyone ever heard of Candida
? if you click
a couple of more articles away on Wikipedia, you end up finding out some
about it, but here
there's more about it. it's basically an infection based on too much yeast
growing in your body... my mum was diagnosed with it by an alternative
doctor, and we've figured out that's why she nearly died of a throat...
thing. basically she had strep throat, and it nearly killed her. an
infection that had been building up for at least 7 years. anyway, we found
out it has a lot to do with the way we eat, and she's had to change over to
a very very restrictive diet...
she's a lot braver and stronger than me. so i can't do the diet she's
doing. not at all. i'm looking into (well, as far as i'm concerned, it's a
fad diet, but still) the Shangri-La diet, which involves 2 tbs of like olive
oil twice daily. i'm also looking into Cream of Tartar (that stuff you use
in sugar cookies) at 1 tbs a day to kill off the candida that i know i'm
suffering from. anyway, i'm gonna be working on that as well as trying to
cut my portions down. for the moment, it's mostly just making sure i eat
breakfast and take my meds (i'm on avandamet for diabetes... it works really
well, i must say), then keep myself at a sandwich and a drink for lunch, and
then eating a small dinner. i know when i get bored, i eat, so i'm working
on keeping myself un-bored. if that makes sense.
anyway, i'm going to be quite busy! i'll keep you up to date as much as
possible! i'll be weighing in and measuring things every friday (if i can
help it), and posting it up here. good luck to you lot. wish me the best!