Saturday, September 3, 2011

Enough is Enough

If I had to describe my life based off of a movie it would be "Groundhog Day."  That sums it up perfect. How did I get in such a rut?  I had so much motivation and good intentions a few months ago but everyday went exactly the same. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months.  Enough is Enough!  I'm going back to the basics to get myself on track and break this cycle.

I feel horrible. Crazy part is it has nothing to do with my RA. My eating healthy went right out the window and things really got out of hand. I realized last week my jeans didn't fit....eeeks not a good sign! I finally got the nerve to weigh myself,  really really really NOT good!  I'm still on Prednisone, this is where the downfall began, it's an evil drug and I am ready to get off.    I went from 10mg to 7.5mg last month and currently on 5mg. I am hoping my next appt we can finish of the ween and I won't have that working against me any more
My son turned 3 last Monday, we had his birthday party on Sunday and I was looking at pictures tonight and I was looking at someone who was not me.  What a wake up call. I had plans already to start eating healthy this week but wow seeing those pictures really made me look in the mirror. How did I let this happen?

Enough of the pity party. Time to fix the damage.  No excuses.

My RA is doing pretty good, Actemra seems to be doing it's job. So it's time to stop living like it's bad. It's time to get moving again.  Small walks to get the joints going is my first goal this week  I'm going to aim for 2 15 minute walks a day this week.

Bad eating habits. Sadly it's cheaper to eat bad. Amazing to me that you can get something from fast food cheaper then an organic salad.  Second goal this week is no fast food. Meal plan for the week and bring my lunch to work.

Third goal this week: Drink a pitcher a day of Dr Oz's Tangerine Weight-Orade
Sounds pretty good to me and easier then drinking plain water.

So good-bye to my groundhound day life.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson