Sunday, October 17, 2010
I haven't worked out since Thursday due to knee pain. And I have to say the break has NOT made it any better. :( Think I'm going to have to actually go see a doctor. I'm terrified to stop working out and even more terrified to go find out what's wrong with me knee!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday was my cousin's catered birthday party...incredible-looking meal and an amazing looking cake. I'm pleased to say I only know what the dry tossed salad tasted like, after picking out the oranges and craisins...yeah, about as bland as one would imagine. But getting in the car, at the end of the evening, NOT knowing what all that food tasted like was incredible!!!!
And today, I came home for lunch instead of partaking in Boss's Luncheon, as I was confident I would not find anything healthy and within my eating plan in there. I didn't even go look! Just walk home in the cold rain and made a healthy lunch.
I feel so much stronger and healthier each time I pass by something I shouldn't be having.
Oops...running late...gotta get back to work...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Kind of a crazy day at work, so my lunch break is even shorter than usual...so this will be quick.
We have been invited to my cousin's surprise 40th birthday party tonight. I'm so torn between skipping my workout and going to her party and skipping her party to workout. I really like her and enjoy their company, and feel obligated to go. And my knee is quite achy today, but I especially like getting the 25 miles (or more) done by Friday evening, so the weekend is all gravy. I just don't know...
Also...was asked if I want to pick up another student to tutor...while the extra money would be great, it would cut into my gym time. (Who would have EVER thought I'd be thinking like this?!) I would have to talk with the mom and see when she'd be interested in me doing this...if it's 2 hours on the weekend, I'm willing to do it. But I can't give up that big a chunk of time during the week. I'll talk with Darryl and see what he says...
So, in a nutshell...I don't know if I'm going to my cousin's yet and I don't know if I'm going to do tutoring or not...you know no more than you did before you read this...kind of a waste of time, huh?! Sorry about that!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
My digital scale has been telling me for about 3 months now that it needs new batteries. When you first step on it, the word "low" shows up...you wait a few seconds and then it goes to zero. I like to see how far I can go before actually replacing the batteries...because before it goes completely dead, it does this fabulous thing...when you step on it, it starts somewhere near your actual weight and slowly goes down, down, down...dipping into glorious numbers I haven't seen in decades! It's such a simple little treat! This morning I weighed in well under my goal weight. Now that's some speedy weight loss! ;)
So today I must break down and buy new batteries, because, although very entertaining, I now cannot log in my weight!
The knee is better. Took it kind of easy yesterday, doing only housework and stuff and then decided, sort of spur of the moment, while Darryl was making dinner (more on that later), that I'd go do a light workout. Well, the knee and the rest of me felt so good, I pushed it a little. Only did 5 miles, but did them fairly quickly and easily. I felt great!
Got in all my cranberry water, too, which made me pee like crazy all day long...nothing like a good flush!
So...dinner...Darryl cooked a spaghetti squash and made a wonderful sugar-free sauce and sugar-free vegetarian "meat" balls...so delicious! The best make believe spaghetti and meatballs I've ever had! And there are plenty of leftovers! Yay!
Tonight is auction night...looking for a full size bed frame for the guest room...and a dresser for Devon's new apartment...and any super cool little trinkets that collect dust. Always on the look out for those!
And now it's time for work...have a great day!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I've always been an advocate but not a follower of listening to your body...advise friends all the time to listen to what their bodies are telling them. Yet, I don't often take my own advice.
I've pushed hard the last 7 days. Increased my resistance by 5 levels, bumped it up to 6 miles, from 5, on several occasions, cut out the Ezekiel bread and my 1/4 apple in my snack...and it paid off...down 5.2 pounds this week. But I ignored the twinges I felt in my knee...just pushed past it. Yesterday and today (so far...it's still early) I'm paying for it. My knee bothered me all day yesterday, so I took the day off. (That didn't bother me, as it was the last day of my workout week and I'd logged more than my 25 miles a week.) It ached all night long, too. And this morning, it's still bothering me. This is a new week. (My 2-week phases start on Mondays.) And I'm starting it off with a day off. I don't like doing that, but I really have no choice. I'm terrified to end up on crutches again.
Like I mentioned, it's early...not even 9 AM yet. I may work it out and be able to do a light workout later. Maybe put the resistance back down or not go as far or as fast...I'll decide later.
Another change this week: Pure cranberry juice. Added 1 part pure unsweetened cranberry juice to 7 parts water, for my 64 ounces a day. I was so excited for this...thinking it would be delicious and make my 64 ounces go down easily. Have you ever had unsweetened pure cranberry juice? Wow, does it make me pucker! It's so tart, even cut 7:1! I know it's so good for me, but man does it taste tart!!! I have to make myself take 2-3 sips every time I look at the water bottle...have to get 2 bottles down today!
Tomorrow I'm asking about trying a free spinning class at the gym...although maybe now I should wait a bit and see what's going on with the knee...not sure the bike will be a good thing right now. We'll see...sometimes this thing with my knee goes away as suddenly as it comes.
Have been craving spaghetti for some time now...don't know why I didn't think of it sooner, but I remembered how good spaghetti squash is when made up with tomato sauce, like it's pasta. Even found sugar-free sauce and sugar-free vegetarian "meat" balls. Tonight's dinner: "Spaghetti and Meatballs", the vegetarian, sugar-free version. Although I'm allowed to include the Ezekiel bread this week, I've decided not to, since I haven't missed it much and the scale seemed to move in right direction after removing it from my diet. Since it's not a big crusty loaf of Italian that we can turn into garlic bread, I'm cool with doing without.
I made sweet potato kale soup yesterday and had it for dinner last night and breakfast this morning...I used a different kind of vegetarian broth base and didn't love it as much as usual. But the sweet potatoes (a new addition to my list of "can have" foods) was delicious! I think I may have a baked sweet potato for breakfast tomorrow morning.
I also got permission for quinoa or kasha up to twice a week...YUM! Delicious grains that also have protein in them! Score! We make a dish with kasha and vegetarian gravy (sugar-free, too) and grilled or baked tofu or tempeh or seitan that is heavenly! This week's menu will surely include that!
Quinoa is a wonder grain for me. It's packed full of protein and fills me up like you would not believe. If I eat that first, I cut the amount of food I eat almost in half. I don't know if that works for everyone or just me, because of my gastric bypass...would be interested to hear if others find it so filling.
Anyway, I'm listening intently to my body today and making decisions based on what it tells me...not going to stress about it. I'm a work in progress and I'm doing all I can right now!
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