Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just a few thoughts

Well, I started the journey on Jan. 1, 2009, so I am making it an effort to weigh in officially on Thursdays, that way it's consistent.  I'm struggling- my body took a while this week to adjust to eating veggies that I haven't eaten in so long.  I am still hoping to get in touch with a nutritionist somehow.  My doctor's office didn't call me back so I'll have to call again on Monday.  In the meantime since Jan. 1 I have officially dropped 1.6 pounds.  Hopefully more will come off as I add in more exercise.  Right now I'm doing right at 30 minutes or so (I'm doing J.M. 30 Day Shred so it's closer to 25) but within the next week I want to add some more cardio back in (which is what I was doing before I got sick with the kidney stones).  I'm hoping to ward off the pain and the weight both with this.  Anyway, that's where things are right now.  Hope you are having a fabulous new year and that 2009 becomes the year where change happens!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Diagnosis and where to go from here

Well, I got a diagnosis for the health issues that have been going on.  I have medullary sponge kidney.  I've had it since birth but usually people never find out they have it until they pass away.  I also read that if it decides to show up it shows up usually in the 30s and 40s.  Since I am 33 I fit that :)  however, it's not fatal, the only thing that will change will be my eating habits.  No more chocolate, no more parsley, no nuts, and no spinach (among many other things) and then I have a LOT of foods to eat sparingly.  In fact, there are more foods that I can't eat than I can.  I'm hoping to speak to a nutritionist soon so that I can get a better idea on it because I'm overwhelmed with it all.  On the other hand- the dietary restrictions will prevent them from getting bigger which will help me in the long run.  I should note- when I say them- I'm speaking of kidney stones- I have them in the "meaty" part of the kidney and they will more than likely never pass.  So, that's where things stand right now.  Thanks for sticking with me!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We start a new year and that means setting goals.  Due to the kidney stones I have had to readjust my lifestyle once again.  So my goal this year is just to get healthier- in my food choices and in my exercise.  I'm clearing out my tickers and starting fresh for a new year!  Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing the scale go down in 2009.