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It’s time to get serious!

Seriously back into my diet and exercise! πŸ‘ So yeah, because of all the different medications and health issues I have become an uncomfortable weight for myself. I really need to lose 15-20 pounds to start feeling better about my body. This is a daunting task for me right now because of my questionable body limits. I mean, for the love of… I was out taking pictures in the cold a few days ago and for one photo I sat on the ground to get a different angle and when I used my left arm to help lift myself off the ground my wrist screamed in agony and continued to hurt for the rest of that day! 😑😑 I didn’t use all my weight on it, and wasn’t even on it for very long – it was just a little push. I could joke and say, stupid wrist I’m not that fat! However, I was taken by surprise so all I could do was get mad especially because it made taking any more photos that day impossible without pain. πŸ˜°

Still, those photos were fun to edit once I got home. Luckily it was not my right wrist that was hurt. I got a few decent shots. I’m not much of a landscape photographer so this was just me farting around because of the sudden drop in temperature that made the trees have frozen droplets on them and the lake had lots of fog or steam or whatever you want to call it because of the contrast between the heat of the lake and the cool temperature of the air. If you are on my facebook you might have already seen these. 

I got my first paycheck on this new pay raise. πŸ€© It was around 200-300 more on the check, which is helpful. That means almost 600 more a month. Yay! It doesn’t make me loaded but any bit helps with all my financial trouble. (Thanks a lot, stupid hospital bills!)

Now that I got the little bit of money I can go to the grocery store and get some healthier food. I need to eat mostly fish, poultry, and greens. When it comes to drinks I need to find things without much sugar if any, but for the most part, I will be drinking good old water. I know I can do this. I went 9 months once without drinking soda. Cooking is fun for me, I enjoy it, but my health will get in the way so I really need to work on food prep for those bad days.

While dieting sucks, I have a lot of good recipes and practice with eating healthier so it won’t be really hard. The hard part is the little bit of exercise I want to try and get. I use to be able to spend 45 minutes to an hour on the elliptical machine. Now, I think I’m going to have to start with 10-15 minutes and hope it doesn’t hurt me too bad. I don’t just mean because I’m out of shape. I get bad leg pain just from walking across Walmart too fast.

I dragged the elliptical machine back into the house so I don’t have to join a gym or go to the one provided by the place I rent from, cause I’m lazy and hate leaving my home to work out – heh. 

This brings me to my re-modeling of the guest room, which was once my work/paraphernalia room. I decided to take down all the anime related stuff, except the cosplay photos of me and my friends. No more posters, no more hanging plushies… I moved the figurines to the dining room to give that room space for the bed and the elliptical machine. My computer and manga bookshelf will stay in there though. I need to go to the store and find a decent decorate picture to hang or maybe some wall decals. I also really need to get a box frame for the bed because right now it is a mattress on the floor. LOL Once I get it all done then I will take pictures and do a video tour of my home. β€β€

My next few blog entries are going to have some of my favorites recipes with pictures of my food included in them. I hope it turns out well and I don’t get lazy. Lazy really needed to be my middle name though. πŸ€£πŸ€£

Also, last but not least, I’m working with a friend from work to get a new cosplay video made. It is one that I have wanted to do for awhile but never had time because of lack of help. This friend has knowledge in doing videos so I think it will be fun. I will give you a hint, the cosplay with be a Euphemia from Code Geass and the song will be from Enya. This is another part of the reason I need to diet. I’m not sure I can fit in my dress anymore, haha!

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  1. Ouch, that would have been bad. I hope you are able to make some changes and find that it helps. It would be hard to find the right level of exercise, so you didn’t end up in a lot of pain.

    I love the photographs that you took. You captured so much spooky emotion within each. πŸ˜€ I love winter, and always long for the cold weather in the Australian summer.

    Wooo, that’s fantastic that you got the new pay rise. πŸ˜€ I wish you the best of improving your health. Eating healthier food is a great start. It just kind of sucks that it can be more expensive (it doesn’t even make sense). Water is brilliant. πŸ˜€ Many years ago I used to drink soda ALL the time. Once I cut it out, I initially lost a lot of weight. πŸ˜€

    • ongaku ongaku

      Yeah, it is daunting for sure but I guess I just try and if I hurt, take a break, then try-try again. lol
      Thank you, yeah I love winter too but we hardly get one here that is why I took the risk and froze my butt off to take them, haha.
      Thank you! β™₯

  2. I gained a lot of weight in just a few years but I’ve been slowly losing it which is great, honestly. I wish you the best of luck in doing so and that’s awesome that you got a pay raise!
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    • ongaku ongaku

      That is great, good luck on losing weight. Thankies β™₯

  3. Sue Sue

    Sometimes I hurt my wrist for a bit just by moving my arm in some way. It might not be that you are weighing more that caused your wrist to hurt. But it is good to try being more healthy still nonetheless, and it’s good that it contributed towards you wanting to be healthier. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you!

    I also need to do something about my health. I think I sit too much, and don’t move around enough, so I really need to get up and move around, at least once every few hours. I am starting to feel the effects of not moving enough, by how sometimes my feet get sore easily, or my knees, or wrists, etc.

    I love the photos, especially the closeups of the tree branches with ice on them. That misty black and white photo is dream-like.

    Look forward to the posts on healthy eating!

    • ongaku ongaku

      No, that weight comment was just a joke. I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so I have a lot of nerve, muscle and joint pain. I was just surprised that something like that cause it to hurt for so long.
      Thanks! It is going to be a hard journey but I’m at a desperate level, not liking myself like this.
      I will do my best on those food posts β™₯

  4. Cat Cat

    That’s great that you’re getting back into your diet and exercise! I think it make sense to start easy and work your way back up. It doesn’t help to overwork yourself and get hurt! That’s also good that you have a lot of good recipes already. Sometimes people don’t realize that eating healthy can still be really tasty, which makes the dieting part a little easier πŸ™‚

    Oohh, I’m amazed you got so much ice on your trees. Texas weather can be so crazy! And yay on seeing the result of the raise! Extra money always helps!

    I’m about to do some re-modeling of my sewing room, and I feel like getting new things for a room is so exciting. I look forward to seeing how your guest room looks later!
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    • ongaku ongaku

      Thanks, it is going to be interesting getting back into it all with my health issues but I’m determined. Ohh, cool. I look forward to seeing yours too.

  5. Ahh the photos are so nice! And congrats on the raise! Because of the new federal tax, my paycheck went up by ~$100/paycheck, which comes up to around $200/month even though our company couldn’t afford to give us raises. Which, sadly enough, is probably equivalent to about a $5k raise a year pre-tax, which I prob wouldn’t have gotten anyhow. Hah! It definitely helps with my finances, though!
    Thankfully, my medical bills so far can be covered by my HSA contributions, but yeah… It’s brutal. :/ I hope you’ll be able to find easier ways to get back into shape. I want to lose 5-15lbs myself, and I was doing really well in January, but exhaustion has just overtaken me last month and this month, and I’m eating like crap too.
    I wish i could get a elliptical in an apartment, but alas! I need to find easier ways for me to exercise, because that gym less than 5 minutes from my apartment is even too much for my exhaustion! πŸ™
    Well, sister-in-sickness (LOL!) I hope we’ll both be able to snail-pace our way to healthier bodies!!

    • ongaku ongaku

      Thank you! Well at least you got something added if it wasn’t a raise, though that sucks how they couldn’t afford a raise.

      Ug, medical bills – number one killer – lol. jk I had to get an ultrasound the other day and they wanted 55 bucks up front. Bleh. The Rheumatologist I saw was costing me about 90 bucks for 10 minutes – if even that much. I’m done seeing him. I will just talk to my PCP.

      That is part of the bad thing with exercising when you have health issues, you can start off great and then you get a really bad week or month and it all goes to sh*t. Good luck with your work out! β™₯

  6. You managed to make Nasworthy look pretty o.O
    What is this sorcery!?

    Seriously though, I should have taken photos while I was in town that week because my mom’s house was INSANE with all the ice coating the mesquite.

    Also, I don’t recommend running down at that fancy Bosque park…I almost fell into a paddle boat. Not pleasant. Also: WASPS EVERYWHERE.

    Congrats getting back into workouts, though. I’m attempting myself, but my back and neck injuries make everything hella hard. My friend in Oregon said she does good with PiYo despite all her surgeries, and she’s down to a size 4 from last year being an 18…I’m inclined to try it just knowing someone personally had look luck with it!

    • ongaku ongaku

      LOL, I know right? Not sure how that happened. xD I guess the lake looks prettier when it is cold outside, haha!

      Bosque Park? Not sure what you are talking about but I don’t run… for anything. LOL So no worries haha

      PiYo? I will have to look into that. I’m always wanting to try new things for work out since the elliptical can get boring. I even thought about buying a hula-hoop once to just help with my stomach fat. LOL I use to be really good at using one but somehow I get the feeling that will not be the case now.


      • I’ve been awful at hula hooping my whole life :'(
        I’ve been hitting up the gym every time I get into town, and it’s helping some. Overall, I find the gym boring despite all the equipment. I basically stick to the same 3 machines every time.
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  7. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan in place – good luck!

    • ongaku ongaku

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. I’m sorry that you hurt yourself!!! Oh I need to get in better shape too!!! I got a smartwatch recently so it helps me measure how much I move during the day!! Can’t wait to see your cosplay video!

    • ongaku ongaku

      Haha, awesome. I have a fitbit that I never remember to use, thankfully my smartphone will measure all the same stuff now.

  9. Also, I would love to see some recipes!!! I am so bad at actually finding time to shop and cook!!
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    • ongaku ongaku

      It can be tough to get the energy to cook but once you get started I always find you end up with better energy because of the healthier food.

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