Health for days journey – day 17 (The “I haven’t cleaned my house since before Easter and deeply regret it”) edition!

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

What a beautiful Thursday this is. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, Rosa is getting crazy because she wants to catch them all… Just a normal Spring day.

We are having a ladies’ stay-cation, while Rui went away for work. Me and Rosa plan on doing each other’s hair and nails and watching Mean Girls. Kidding, mostly I just clean the house and she stares at me.

Today is the first day I’m trying to get back on track!! Who else was naughty during Easter and wants to join me?

Anyway, I’ve got good news!

As you know, I had a psychiatrist’s appointment yesterday. She told me she is really happy with me and my improvements and that I don’t even look like the same person that went there for the first time, so lonely and sad and desperate. She said she can really see an improvement and… she cut back on my meds!!! A few of them!! It’s the first time something like that has happened. Usually they would either change or increase my medication, but not this time. She said she could see they were working. I told her I was sleeping too many hours and she said that was a good sign, it meant that I was taking too much medication and could reduce significantly. Today I woke up naturally at 7.30!! I also told her I was not losing way, despite exercising and doing so many diet changes and she told me to walk those 4 km that take to get me to town and back EVERY SINGLE DAY! Am I going to be able to do that? It’s scary and I’m so lazy. Let’s see.

The funny news is that my actual doctor’s appointment (family doctor, for exams) was not yesterday, it’s on the 26th. Ooops. It’s actually sad because I couldn’t wake up to go (too much medication) and Mr.R got super pissed and went to his, at 8.15 a.m. When he got there they told him “Oh but it’s not today, it’s on the 26th”. Poor baby.

I have yet to go to my office and start packing, didn’t do that yesterday. We are planning on going on Sunday. But I DID manage to convince Mr.R to go and buy some clothes. We got him a pair of shoes, 3 pairs of pants, some boxers and about 5 or 6 T-shirts. He needs some polo shirts as well (they are a little more formal for meetings and such) but he didn’t like any of the colors so, next time. We got good deals too. So I’m happy about that.

That’s all I did yesterday. That and watch the pilot of Poldark. I did like it but I’m not convinced yet lol Let’s see if the second episode does a good job in making me go through with it.

I’m only now having brunch/lunch/whatever. I should definitely do a meal plan with schedule hours. Might work on that today. I’m having my usual oatmeal, some coffee, some ice water with lemon and a dessert plate full of frozen baby carrots. Does anyone else eat that as a snack/lunch complement? They’re fresh and delicious.

My house is such a disaster, you have no idea!! I have the amount of dishes of a small restaurant to wash, a pile of laundry bigger than my house, things to unpack, things that I bought that need to find a home, etc. It’s really in critical state. I might do a room each day lol while doing laundry. I want to do some Spring cleaning so that’s what I will do. I might start with the kitchen today, or tomorrow lol and go from there.

Oh and did I tell you my dog is on her period? Oh yeah. She bleeds all over the house? “Put a diaper on her” hahahaha she would take it off and eat it. So I just need to wash everything. Over and over. She’s outside checking for cute dogs right now, which is good, at least she’s not on the couch. Oh, the joys of being a girl dog mom!

What else did I want to tell you?

Oh I got a lovely postcard and letter for my first pen pal to send something. My gorgeous  friend Natalie sent me a beautiful post card. I can’t show you because it’s from her city and I need to respect her privacy. But it’s beautiful and it came with a lovely letter. I can’t wait to send her something back. Thank you, Natty!!

I’m also waiting on a book that I won in a Giveaway that Jenny did!! I was so surprised when she told me I was the winner. I have never won anything!! I could have a book of my choice and I chose Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while so it was a great opportunity to finally have the book. I’m still waiting on it and currently stalking the mailman.

I have bough drawing paper, brushes and gouache. A new hobby to add to my reading, watching movies, watching series, readings blogs, blogging, doing crochet and knitting, which I already don’t have time for? Stay tuned, I’ll be the next Picasso.

I guess that’s it guys. Oh I told you I would start telling you how I am in terms of weight every day (I’m not shamed of being overweight) so you (and I) can check my progress.

Current weight: 87,3 kg / 192.7 lb

Goal weight : 60 kg/ 132.4 lb

Must lose: 27 kg/ 59.8 lb

I have I bet with Rui that if I lose 10 kg/ +- 20 pounds by June I get to go shopping and spend big time!!!! I have about 2 months (it can be June 20, for example) so that means I have to lose 1 kg (or 2 pounds, +-) per week. I will not starve at all. I will eat healthy and exercise.

Who else needs to lose a little weight?

Do you have any tips/tricks?

I guess that’s it for now, my friends.

See you later!!





46 thoughts on “Health for days journey – day 17 (The “I haven’t cleaned my house since before Easter and deeply regret it”) edition!

  1. If you want to lose weight, aside from eating healthy, working out is very important! More important than working out…CARDIO! Everyone hates cardio but it really does make you sweat and has you losing pounds, I’ve been loving this 30 minute pop sugar cardio workout, I’m not going to lie, I’ve done it 3 times so far these past two week and it’s ROUGH! I’m out of breath during it and I’m sweating up a storm! Remember water and if you need a break during it just take it!! Aside from cardio, I would also recommend HIIT (high intensity interval training) these workouts can be tough but they get straight to the point and make you burn calories hours after working out, I have a lot of these on my page if you want to check them out! Anyways, best of luck darling, can’t wait to see your progress!

    P.S. to keep you motivated, take a photo now, then in one week take another photo and keep doing that.

    P.S.S. don’t worry if you don’t see results right away, you most likely won’t it takes time!

    P.S.S. STRETCH!!!!!

    30 Minute Cardio:

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    • Oh Bea, you’re so awesome and helpful. Do you think I will be able to do it being out of shape and overweight? And the 4 km that my doctor told me to walk, do they help? I would love to know your opinion!

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      • It’s not going to be an easy journey what so ever and your mind will give up way before your body does, the thing is to remember you can do it and keep powering through. I would definitely start off with walking, NOT strolling, but a legit fast paced walk. Walking is great because you can explore new places and get fresh air too. I would time yourself. See how quickly you can do the walk your first day and work from there. As for the workout I sent you, they have 3 people doing it, two people doing the advanced and one person doing the beginner so you can always try and if you see you’re not there yet, step back and find an easier workout but NEVER give up! Also, if you’re doing a workout and you find one move difficult whether it’s because you have knee pain or simply don’t have the stamina for it, jog in place until the instructor moves onto something else!

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  2. I know this wasn’t intended to be a funny post but it was lol mainly because of the parts about Rosa! And doing nails and hair 😂 glad to hear on your improvement with your psychiatrist! I’ve weighed between 120-135 since 6th grade. It’s interesting that some people want to gain a few pounds and others want to lose some. I wish to get up to about 150 but I’m happy where I am now, which the last time I went to the doctor was about 140. I was shocked because this is the most I have ever weighed. Good luck on your journey I hope you achieve your goal by June so you can have that wonderful shopping trip!✨

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    • Hahaha it’s always meant to be a little funny!!! Yes, my sister has the same issue. She’s underweight and eats like as much as a horse and can’t gain weight. I eat a pea and gain 5 pounds lol

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      • that’s definitely me. People are usually shocked by how small I am compared to the amount of food I pile on my plate. They say “damn! are you going to eat all of that?” I show them I am. Now if I don’t pile my plate they say “are you sure you got enough you can have more?” LOL eat a pea and gain 5 pounds, well I think you still look great at your weight!

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  3. Many many congratulations on getting off from medication.

    2nd for exercise, do this it did wonders. But you need to have strong legs for it:

    – Jumping Jack
    – Lunges
    – Squats
    – High heels
    – Pushup
    – Planks

    Now in all of these varieties of it.

    What you have to 20 sec workout, 10 sec break. But in break, keep the leg rolling.

    In 20 sec, do as fast as possible.

    Do 3 sets initially, take 10 min break, than do similar exercise for abs 3 different variety

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  4. Back at it! Nice work, Cheila 😀
    Also, I didn’t know that girl dogs get periods, but thinking about it, I should’ve. Good luck with that XD
    As for tips for dieting or working out…I keep trying to do that, but I keep falling off the wagon. I do my best to eat healthy(ish), and I often go for walks (we live in a hilly area). I’m trying to do more though! Good luck on your journey 😀

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  5. I’m so happy that your meds were reduced! It’s such a great feeling when your therapist says you’re doing better! Also, thanks for the kind words! I’m glad that you got my postcard, and I’m so happy that it didn’t get lost in the mail! Also, I just read Of Mice and Men earlier this year and I loved it. It’s a great book!

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  6. Good to hear that your meds have been taken down a few notches, girl. Heartening! I agree with Bea’s advise. Cardio is one of the best ways of shedding the extra pounds. And what your psychiatrist has suggested – walking – is also an excellent idea. I bet soon she will have to ask you cut it down once you start enjoying it. I am a hiking/walking enthusiast and I cannot recommend it more. Btw, I am in Poldark country (I shall put up a post soon – it is Stunning) 🙂

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