Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I am wondering how you know when maybe you've gone off the deep end as far as exercise goes. Like, how many hours a day is too much?
I actually posed this question to the Psych Evaluator that I saw back in January and he said that as long as exercise doesn't interfere with your life, you can do as much as you want.
So, there you go.
I DO exercise quite a lot. I work out 1-2 hours per day, every day. I seldom miss a day. Maybe a couple of times a year I'll miss a day because I am traveling or sick. I have always been really active, even when I was fat. But I keep adding one more activity, one more exercise session. And then I feel a compulsive NEED to do it all the time.
I don't necessarily exercise with a great deal of intensity every day. The activity I do most frequently is walk. I walk 30 minutes every morning and every evening. I also go to the gym twice a week and do 30+ minutes of cardio (elliptical or rowing machine) and lift weights for 30 minutes or so. Twice a week I ride my bike to work and home. It is about 7 miles round trip. I also ride my bike on the weekends for fun. I use Map My Walk to track my activity and I usually travel the equivalent of 7+ miles per day. I log 12,000 intentional steps per day (so not steps just walking around at work or home - I don't track those, but steps walked on an intentional walk, or miles ridden on my bike). I should get a fitbit or some other tracking devise and REALLY track my activity just for fun...
...because I am OBSESSED!!!
So things continue to get better on the surgery recovery front from having my Lap Band repositioned back in February, but it has been really difficult. Much harder than I anticipated. I announced here recently that I could eat and I was eating without vomiting, but then I had several bad days. We went to the beach and it was one of those trips were I had to have my fella pull the car over so I could spit up every so often. Fun.
I had an Upper GI last week and I think everything looked okay. The technician wasn't alarmed, anyway. Back in November when they discovered the Band slippage, the technician and radiologist were very alarmed by the images they saw and made a point to tell me how messed up things were, including my stomach, which had herniated through the Band. This time around they didn't say anything was amiss so I guess everything was okay. I'm sure my surgeon's office will call me if there is an issue. I can mostly eat now. I just need to remember the good Bandster rules and take small bites, chew thoroughly, eat slowly, etc. When I do those things, I am able to eat pretty much whatever.
I am hoping I don't gain back any of the 20 lbs. that I lost, especially since I bought cute new clothes at the outlet mall in Lincoln City!
So in addition to all this, we've also been busy planning our summer vacation. We are going to Harry Potter world at Universal Studios and I am unbelievably excited! We're also going to Key Largo for four days so I can lay on the beach and drink piña coladas. All I can say is that this is a CRAZY EXPENSIVE trip! We'll probably have to eat Top Ramen for six months after we get back!