Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Doctor's Orders

I went to get a physical on Monday and got some bad news from my doc. She says I have gained 20 pounds in the last 2 years, yikes!! Because of my weight (she thinks since my diet is so good) I am pre diabetic. Normal goes up to 99 and I am at 110, 126 is considered diabetic. Last year I was at 100. Also my cholesterol is not in a good range, again she thinks it's because of my weight. She wants me to lose 8 pounds by cutting out and or burning 250 calories a day and include 30 minutes of exercise a day. So, my goal is to do Bob's (from the Biggest Loser) yoga for weight loss on the weekends and walk the dogs at least once. On the weekdays I'll walk 2 sets of 5 flights of stairs 4 times a day (two sets take 10 minutes) and do yin yoga in the mornings. Dan and would have a bottle of wine with dinner 3 nights a week and we are cutting that down to 1. Hopefully, that will do it. Although I am pretty sure once we move to Kauai it'll be easier for the weight to come off. I'd like to join one of those 6 man canoe clubs, snorkel and hike. Plus, it's warmer there and when I'm hot I don't want to eat as much. Right now, my legs feel like jello, all up the backside, I have done the stairs 3 times today. I think I'll give it a rest for the remainder of the day so I can walk tomorrow!

The final paper work on the house is wrapping up. We appraised at $250.000.00 and the price we agreed to in the contract was 250,500.00. Initially, we had agreed at 250 but the buyer wanted a $500.00 home warranty (to cover the appliances) so her realtor suggested we add it to the total price. Now that it has appraised at 250 they want us to give them $500.00! So, Dan decided to give them the grill and extension ladder. Irritating since we bought the house for 242 and have done loads of improvements, most recently the carpet, but what can we do? We want the house to sell and since our neighbor may be going into foreclosure, we don't want to take any chances.

On a sad note. Dan's dad had to go into the hospital last week. He is in pretty sad shape. They got him well enough and sent him to a rehab center, he needs to build his muscles up. While at the center, his kidneys failed so he went back to the hospital. It appears there is some dementia developing as well. They think they will be sending him back to the rehab center tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about Dan's dad.

    When I was diagnosed pre-diabetic, the nutritionist I met with suggested a low glycemic index diet. Essentially, cutting out bad carbs and decreasing the sugar in my diet. Both helped tremendously. And I give kudos to the 30 Day Shred DVD by Jillian Michaels. No lie, it'll kick your butt, but it totally works. I should get back to that DVD myself, since I haven't been outside as much as I should be. Also have decided to resume my lunchtime workout, especially when the time change occurs: yuck on the dark when I leave work and when I go home. :(