So, I contemplated moving my blog to livejournal, but I've decided that I've already spent hours configuring this journal and finally have it looking exactly how I want. So I'm sticking with this.
I think I'm going to set a new goal for food. I'm going to count my calories for 2 weeks starting today. I think if I do I'll lose 10 pounds - or close to it. I can tell that I'm getting some tone from the few things I have been doing to exercise, I just want to keep some forward momentum. I've actually been eating fairly healthy for the most part. I found these really delicious chicken sausages that are only 90 calories at costco that I've been eating for lunches. I think if I can just watch that I don't eat too much of what I'm eating I'll be in a good place.
Tuesday I paddled dragon boat practice without my inhaler. I felt like I was going to hyperventilate a few times, but I survived. It's amazing the mental conversation I had with myself during that practice. It was something like..."you just have to survive for a few more minutes and you won't even remember how bad your lungs hurt anymore...my lungs hurt, if I hurl myself into the river I won't have to breathe anymore!...it's okay you'll be fine..." back and forth. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has these mental battles when I exercise. I think it really helps to think about it when I'm not in the thick of it though. Right now I feel fine and I can breathe!