Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 159 Sedentary, I Knew Thee Well

I am sitting here thinking about something I just now realized. How sedentary I used to be and how much I was "going to do later". Seriously guys and gals. It was baaaaaad. I mean about the only thing I was up to getting out of my chair for was a trip to the kitchen or pantry! I never missed those opportunities for sure!

So, I got home tonight after a bit of a late night at the office, and having stopped to visit with my Mom. Kathy had supper fixed when I got home and we ate a yummy meatloaf with some chopped spinach as a side. It was yummy. I had gotten very light headed today and was starving all morning. I think I may have gotten my blood sugar low again, cause I went to lunch with Kathy and immediately after that, I felt back to normal. I have had these episodes before. I get a little disoriented, it seems like everyone is talking loud, I can't think very fast, etc. Once I get some food in me, I feel better almost immediately after, like 5 or 10 minutes. So I had a plate of yellow rice and cuban cooked ground beef. I guesstimated it to be around a 600 calorie meal, which is way more than I usually eat for lunch, but i was honestly worried. I usually go walk at lunch at the track when it is warm. I have almost no doubt if I had chosen to go that route today, there may have been a 911 call!

So about the sedentary lifestyle title; tonight I had a honey do list that was given to me last night. I was charged with moving the mirror from the dining room to the entry way, and hanging my wife's grandma's painting in the dining room, as well as assembling Lauren's desk chair that Kathy got for a steal. I got the chair knocked out pretty quickly. Next I took down the mirror in the dining room and marked where the painting was supposed to go. I got the anchors put in the wall for the painting and got it hung up. This, in the past would have been the point in time that I would have said ok, I will get the mirror hung tomorrow. In fact, I entertained the idea for a second and decide that I would just go do it now, get it over with!! It was not even a long debate, just did it! Then after thinking about it for a sec, I realized I have been doing that a lot lately. At work, the hold punch circles seen to escape from the punches pretty regularly. I have no qualms at all about stopping to pick them up when I see them, whereas before, those stay right there. I love this new feeling of I will just do it!



4 comments:

  1. Me too Shane. Getting things done, being motivated is spreading from my diet to the rest of my life. I like it!

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  2. Positive changes YAY! I have always been pretty sedentary but I do walk my dog a couple of times a day. One of my neighbors bikes a lot and I'm thinking I might get a new more senior oriented bicycle for the neighborhood. Have a Merry Christmas- I do not planning on overeating or imbibing in too many cocktails! My sis tells me she ordered a huge box of See's chocolates but they are definitely off limits for me! Unfortunately she lost 20 pounds this past summer on Jenny Craig and has put it all back on plus- that is NOT for me or you- right, Shane?

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  3. I heart Kathy. She is always hooking you up with the good eats!

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  4. Yes, it is soooo good to just do things now because it is so easier. On Monday at the TCF stadium, I was able to HOP up the stairs. What a great feeling to be able to do something like that with little effort.

    Be careful,though, Shane if those are low blood sugars.I don;t want to hear about my buddy calling 911, or even worse that Lauren or Kathy have to do that.

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