I jumped on the scale this morning hoping to see some movement downward but nothing yet. Still the same 229 I was at weigh-in last Saturday morning. I'm being mindful of my food, walking every day and drinking 3 to 4 32 oz. glasses of water every day. Of course, I started my cycle Sunday night, so that may have something to do with it. All I can do is just keep on the same path and know that results will show eventually. I'm still doing one lap around the neighborhood and feeling like I'm going to die when I make it back home. So, so out of shape. My knees and lower back hurt terribly.
I went to the doctor about 2 months ago and actually had them do a blood test to see if I have an auto-immune disease. I have so much fatigue and joint pain and didn't have an explanation for it. I was starting to worry. The test came back negative but did show that I have high iron. The doctor asked me if I had started taking iron supplements because I've never had high iron in the past. I told him no...that I had just started trying to lose weight again and I'm eating lower carbs/higher veggies & protein. I told him I eat spinach nearly every day and he said to stop eating it. That's the first time a doctor has ever told me to stop eating something healthy! I was also eating almonds for snacks and it turns out nuts are high in iron also, so had to stop eating those, too. My blood pressure was perfect...120/17...but my cholesterol was 50 pts. too high. I told him I had been eating a lot more eggs in the last month to up my protein and make up for not eating many carbs. He said to cut way back on those, so I have.
Someone asked me about swimming to make the exercise easier on my joints. That's a fabulous idea, I just don't have access to a pool right now. I don't want to join the YMCA because I don't want to create another monthly bill. I just got done paying off all of my debt and am enjoying keeping what's owed to just my cell phone, car insurance and the house utilities. Sales on Ebay are never guaranteed. You can do great one week, and fall in a hole the next. So it's necessary for me to keep my bills very easy to maintain.
On the ebay note, I had a good sale today. I bought a set of Bavarian Schumann dessert/salad plates at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. I got 6 plates for a total of $5.00. I just got them listed a couple of days ago and they sold this morning for $135.00. I love it when I have no idea about what I'm buying...just bought them because they were pretty...and it turns out to be a fantastic find. :) Here's the link to the sale:
And here's the link to my store if you want to see what I've got listed right now. I put several things up for auction this week so feel free to join in on the bidding! LOL Shameless...I know. ;)
I hope everyone's having a pleasant week...I'll check back in a few days. :)