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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weigh in Day

Look closely, I think this will be the last time you see this from me. This is my one hour straight without a rest of cardio.   

Look at that.  Pretty isn't it?  I was consistent in calories burned. 

I made the steps goal.  Yeah for me.

As much as I don't want to share this.... this is what late night eating will do. Over 700 calories eaten from 7p.m. to 10p.m. That's ridiculous!  And, all that progress I made above, each night was ruined by late night snacks. 

As you can see from above ..... I did not lose or gain  last week.  I remained the same.  I worked so hard to reach the calories burned goal, and I was very close.  Even after my fiasco of my hour of cardio at one time (more on that later).  I took that and over ate my caloric intake by about 1200.  You can see I really had to work on the over eating because I made my step goal, and I was 20 or 30 from my calories burned.  LATE NIGHT EATING!!!  Ughh
Now to that "hour of cardio" I was talking about.......
I thought I was really showing myself how undamaged my body was and how much I had improved it by exercising.  I thought I would make a bold statement by doing an hour of cardio at one time!  Well, you can see what happened after that day by looking at the charts...... the next day was not quite to goal and the next 2 forget it! 

I thought that I would recover quickly.  As it turns out I just got back from the doctor.  I went because my glands felt swollen and I am paranoid about infections these days.  Well, after blood work and X-Rays there was something in my lower left lobe of my lung.  So... I am back on anti-biotics and steroids.  :(  I probably knew something was going on.  I have been tired, I have said I had pain in my back.  I was out of breath but blamed the rainy weather for it. 

I am back to taking a week off working out.  I will watch my intake, but with the steroids it almost always is a gain on the scales.  I am just so disappointed.  Disappointed because I think I was the cause.  I CANNOT do things people with normal lungs can do.  I cannot push myself physically like that.  All I accomplished was a set back.  A set back health wise, and diet wise, and it didn't do much to uplift my mood. 

I still swear by my mini trampoline.  I will get back on it, in small doses ... but first I am going to allow my body to rest and my lungs to heal.
So... it's off the computer and on my way to bed. 


Jools said...

Hi Kelly,

I am sorry to hear of your set back, I hope you recover soon.

If it helps, my physio says to not over do the exercise.

Every other day and for no more than an hour at a time, and to warm up and cool down.

Have you been to Pulmonary Rehab at all?

Jools said...

Hi again

I found this on You tube, there are plenty more of them.

It will give you some idea of what is required.

Just copy and past into any browser window.


Kellie said...

They don't have any Pulmonary rehab in the town I live in. My next visit to the Pulmonologist I will ask if I can be refered to somewhere. I should have known better. Slow and steady was working just fine, but I had to push myself. I like to learn things the hard way it seems. LoL

Jools said...

They are really worth going to. Not only for the exercise but to educate you also about COPD in general.

I enjoyed the social side too. Being with people who have what you have was good, I didn't feel like I stood out like a sore thumb.

Kellie said...

Jools, I really appreciated your link to the youtube CR. I will use that, and I am going to look into some yoga classes, or online instuction.

I am going to try getting back on the trampoline again tomorrow for 5 minutes at a time. I miss working out, and I don't want to lose forward momentum.