Thursday, August 12, 2010
My friend Claudia taught me how to say that. It's Spanish for My Foot Is Broken.
I now have an orange cast on my foot and I have been told I cannot cycle. Or drive. So no midday trips to Starbucks when I'm having a bad day. Oh shoot - can I say that on SP? Yes, I get Starbucks when I want to feel better, but also when I just want Starbucks. ;) I get a 2% latte with 1 pump of mocha syrup - 4 pts (for the Venti) in WW. No whip of course. Or sometimes I get a Starbucks "Double Shot" with only 2 pumps of Classic syrup, 2% milk, and an extra shot. 3 pts. So I am aware of what I'm getting and I fit it into my day.
But this wasn't supposed to be a conversation about Starbucks, but about my frustration over the fact that I now can't really exercise and I can't even properly weigh myself. Not for at least 4 weeks. The cast should come off about then.
It's a heavy fiberglass cast but I have no idea how much it weighs. So if I get on the scale I don't know what to subtract to get my actual weight. For 4 weeks. And I can't cycle. I can barely walk. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm supposed to stay off my foot. How does one exercise and stay off their foot?
I'm just feeling a bit defeated right now. But as much as I want to just say heck with it and eat ice cream and candy and anything I want, I'm staying on track with my diet at least. Well, diet - maybe that's the wrong word. I'm still making healthy choices and trying not to sabotage myself.
This is my dog Sophie, she's sad because I can't take her on nice long walks anymore, not until my cast is off. I can try to walk her maybe in a week or so, but I'm slooooow. So my husband is now taking her on her morning and evening walk, and in the afternoon I let her hang out on the Patio.
This is just not a fun situation. I am not having fun.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I'm training for an event this Fall called El Tour de Tucson, it's a cycling event and my plan is to do the 60 mile course (there is also a 30 mile course and a 100 mile course). I had my 1st practice this past Saturday.
Friday night I tried out my new bike (on loan from a great non-profit called Uphill Into the Wind) and thought, Hey - I'll walk the dog at the same time! Which was so dumb as I didn't get 15 feet before crashing into a bush and falling down with my bike on top of me.
I thought I was fine, but I hurt my foot. I iced it and still went for my 1st training ride Saturday a.m. where I rode about 8-9 miles. My foot didn't hurt while I was on the bike, only when I was walking. Today however, my foot still hurts and felt worse than it did over the weekend, so I went to Urgent Care to get it checked out.
I have a spiral fracture of my metatarsal and need to see an orthopedist. They put a splint on my foot, gave me crutches, and said I'd need to see an orthopedist and get a cast.
So yay. I'm hoping I can still cycle, even with a cast. After all, that didn't hurt. Ugh! This sucks.
Monday, August 09, 2010
I didn't have a scale when I started and hadn't weighed myself in a while so my starting weight was possibly off - but if anything I think I put in slightly lower than what I had actually weighed the last time I saw a number on a scale. Because I was not feeling good about that number. But as of today I've lost 7 lbs total!
Wow. That's like - Wow. I feel like such a dumb@ss. Like all these years I've been struggling and struggling, and it's really so simple. And I'm not depriving myself, I'm just making better choices. Like only eating 1/2 a snack bag of chips so that I can have some soft-serve ice cream for dessert. Eating less during the day if I'm going to go out with friends and indulge. And it's really working!
Now exercise. I've never, ever been a fan of exercise. I've never been good at sports, I never much liked them, I had asthma as a kid so I had a difficult time with many things (and I still have asthma, it's just not as bad). I like to dance. I enjoy that as an exercise. But the dance studio prices are insane! Like $40/mth for 3 classes, or over $100 for "unlimited". I do have a membership at a nearby 24-Hour Fitness, I may need to start going to some classes there. Heck, I pay for the membership, I should probably go.
Feeling good today!
Sunday, August 08, 2010
I'm checking out SparkPeople and it's various goings-on today. I'm new and there's a lot to look at. It's pretty cool.
I have a huge weight loss goal in front of me but for the 1st time, I feel like I can do it, that it's possible. I'm not only on SparkPeople but I'm also on Weight Watchers online. I've lost about 5+ lbs since I started and while it's a small amount compared to what I need to lose, it's a start and I'm very pleased with it.
I'm learning how to eat less, to eat when I'm hungry and not just because, and to ask for support when I need it. So far so good! I've set my feet on the path and the end is in sight. I'm so excited about reaching my goal and finding myself again.
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